Gloria "Nikki" Guillen
Children, Adolescents, Adults
BCBS, Health Partners, Midlands Choice, Cigna, (Tricare coming soon)
6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Masters of Science in Nursing - Walden University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing - UT Texas
In 1996 I received my Associates Degree in Radiology from UT Brownsville along with multiple certifications for different modalities. I found myself wanting to provide additional help for patients, so I received my bachelor’s degree in nursing from UT Texas. Two years later, I obtained my teaching certification and taught high school for four years. This is when I first became interested in psychiatry. I had so many students that needed assistance, and I wanted to be able to help them myself. After four years of teaching, I started my master’s program through Walden University in Minneapolis to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I began working in an inpatient unit, and this is where my knowledge base flourished. After gaining a broad understanding, I was ready to evolve and utilize my knowledge in a private practice setting where I am excited to develop an intimate connection with my clients as opposed to a transitional setting.
Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Thought Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Sleep Disorders
I believe in a wholistic approach to assist those in distress. My hope is to help my patients find clarity, and build a strong balance between mind, heart, body, and soul. We each have a special story, and every individual presents with unique symptoms. I am passionate about taking a collaborative approach whether that is between the patient and myself or the patient, myself, and a therapist or other providers. Collaboration is key to being able to address each patient’s goals.
*Medication Management: Initial evaluations will be up to 60-minutes with 20-minute follow up appointments. Prescriptions and refills are provided during these appointments. Appointments need to be schedules far in advance to avoid lapses in prescriptions. Frequency of appointments is individualized to meet individual health needs. Our ARNP's schedules vary weekly. Plan to call at least three (3) business days ahead of the needed refill.
**Please save any clinical questions for our appointments together. Please schedule medication appointments in advance every 3 months through the 515 Therapy web portal (you will need a user name and password) or by calling (515) 402.4380. If you have a medication question, please messages us through the online portal or call nurse Amela at (515) 402.4380. You may leave a confidential message on her desk phone, and she will make every attempt to return your call within 24 hours. Urgent situations need to be directed to the emergency room or by dialing 911. If you need a medication refill, please contact your pharmacy.