JoAnn obtained her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and Post-Masters from Midwestern State University and is a board-certified Family and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where you feel safe, accepted, and understood. Her philosophy revolves around open communication, setting mutual goals and educating patients on their diagnosis and treatment plan. JoAnn provides mental health care, to include medication-management, education on diagnoses, and supportive therapy for patients across the life span.
She possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by natural ability to build rapport with patients. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, observation, and intuition. Overall, she values the importance of individual and group therapy and will work closely with your therapist to coordinate care or make appropriate therapy referral.