6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Child, Adolescent, Adult
Mon, Tues, Wed
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (ARNP, BC)
BSN - University of Iowa
Master's Degree, Counseling - Drake University
Board Certified- Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
My experience in nursing is extensive, including clinical work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have also worked in management/administrative roles at Lutheran and Mercy hospitals. I have worked in the psychiatric field since 1978. In the past several years, I have worked in private practices, joining 515 Therapy and Consulting in July 2016. I primarily work with children, adolescents and young adults. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, although I am not a specialist in the geriatric field.
Medication Management, Supportive Psychotherapy, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and other childhood disorders.
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and am board certified in both Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. I have also earned the Master Psychopharmacologist designation through the Neuroscience Education Institute. I am experienced in providing medication management, as well as supportive psychotherapy in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and other childhood disorders. I enjoy working with therapists in providing comprehensive, individualized care. I strive to be accessible and responsive to the clients/families that I treat.
**Please save any clinical questions for our appointments together. Email is reserved for scheduling purposes, only. Please schedule medication appointments in advance every 3 months through the 515 Therapy & Consulting website (you will need a user name and password) or by calling Ramona at (515) 402.4395. If you have a medication question, please leave a confidential message on my desk phone at (515) 402-4399, and I will make every attempt to return your call within 48 hours. If you have pressing questions, that cannot wait until the next business day, please contact me by dialing (515) 402-4399 and then press “0”. I cannot guarantee 24-hour availability, but will return your call as soon as possible. Urgent situations need to be directed to the emergency room or by dialing 911. If you need a medication refill, please contact your pharmacy.