Terri is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and board-certified in family practice as well. Her focus is on depression, anxiety, trauma, women’s and adolescent health, ADHD, PTSD, and LGBTQ issues. She has over thirty years of experience in nursing and providing care to patients and their families.
After several years in hospital nursing. Terri went back to school to become a nurse practitioner. In working with patients in Family Practice, she saw first-hand how the mind and body were connected. After reading the book “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD she learned how trauma impacted our brain chemistry. Her eyes were opened to how much more we know about the brain and mood, and things that affect the two. She went back to school to specialize in psychiatry.
She views the relationship she builds with patients as a collaboration. She believes in empowering her patients to help make decisions in their treatment plans and educates them for informed, carefully considered choices. Being a lifelong learner herself, education and explanation is an important element in her patient care. She is a partner in her patients’ treatment and recovery.
For Terri, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an exciting treatment tool for depression and other conditions. Patients rave about the results they receive for relief of depressive symptoms that they were not able to fully obtain before. Terri has witnessed changed lives through TMS.
Terri joined Mindful Health Solutions in the Summer of 2020.
Terri grew up in the Bay Area where she also raised her family but has lived near Sacramento for many years. She loves the people and the beauty of the area. When she is not working, she likes to travel. At home, she spends time with her husband, family, and friends. She enjoys hiking the American River Trails with her beloved dog and appreciates downtime too, listening to live music and enjoying home cooking.
Credentialed School Nurse
Terri began her career at Kaiser. She started as a registered nurse and became an Assistant Nurse Manager in Perinatal/Pediatrics Services. During her years at Kaiser, her experience was varied, from working on the neurosurgical floor to working in Labor & Delivery.
She went back to school and received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF.) She graduated from the nurse practitioner program with a specialty in Women’s Primary Care and additional course work in Pediatrics. Her clinical residency experience included a rotation at the Stanford Primary Care Clinic, the UCSF Young Mothers Clinic, and Kaiser OB-GYNs and Pediatric Clinics.
Terri’s diverse experience as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner included work at Kaiser Santa Clara, where she provided care for obstetrical and gynecological patients, family planning, STD identification, and treatment. As Kaiser South, she provided care in Maternal Child Health for new mothers and their neonates in the clinic and home settings.
She received her Post Masters School Nurse Credential Program degree from California State University, where she also became a Lecturer and Clinical Professor School of Nursing in Public Health, School Nursing, Obstetrics, Newborn Nursery, and Women’s Health.
She provided care at the Shingle Springs Tribal Health Clinic in Placerville, where she initially began as a volunteer. She appreciated the ability to see full family units and was able to provide thoughtful, comprehensive care to patients of all ages.
Terri completed the Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program at the University of Cincinnati. Her clinical residency experience included Sacramento Veteran’s Center, work with a private psychiatry practice that offered TMS, the Sprenger Behavioral Medicine including telehealth and addiction medicine, and Well Life Medicine, where she worked in both pediatrics and with young adults.