Betty Anne Nixon, APN-C, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse with almost 30 years of nursing experience. She holds a post Master’s Degree certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor society. Betty Anne earned multiple awards and scholarships during her course of academic study. She is a patient focused clinician with an eclectic resume of experience in nursing in inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient levels of care. This experience culminates in her wholistic approach to clinical care of patients. She is a goal directed leader in the discipline of nursing- having experience providing graduate level instruction for nursing students in the classroom and practicum settings.
Betty Anne works earnestly and skillfully with patients to establish a comprehensive plan of care. She implements evidenced based practice to assist her patients to achieve their mental health care goals. Psycho-education is an essential component of her approach- implemented with the goal of empowering patients to be equipped with the knowledge to support their health care decision making and autonomy. She is dedicated to the team model of care that is inclusive of the patient as a member.
Betty Anne is experienced working with diverse populations. Her unconditional positive regard for the distinctive qualities of individuals conveys a unique respect for heterogeneity.
Betty Anne possesses skills and experience with evaluation, diagnosis, and prescribing/treatment for patients with acute and chronic mental illness across the lifespan. Her areas of specialization include, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Betty Anne has experience with therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems, Ego States, and Somatic Experiencing. She has completed advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of patients with trauma and dissociation, and this is an area of special interest and research. She is a passionate life- long learner and continues to pursue education to advance and support her practice.
Betty Anne acts as a therapist, consultant, collaborator, and coach to help individuals become self actualized in the many important areas of their lives, even after trauma.
Please call Betty Anne at (609) 916-6431 to schedule an initial evaluation for therapy. Betty Anne does not participate in health insurance plans in the Therapy For Nurses program. It is a private pay, fee for service program. Rates are discussed prior to scheduling initial evaluation.
I hope to work with you on a treatment plan that assists you to achieve your mental health goals. Please keep in mind the following:
1. Avoid alcohol and/or illicit drug use while prescribed psychotropic medications.
2. Here is a resource for helpful information regarding your medication: FDA Medication Guides website at https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/daf/index.cfm?event=medguide.page.
3. It is important to note, if prescribed benzodiazepine medication (Xanax, klonopin, Ativan, valium) as needed for anxiety, there is risk of physical dependence, addiction, and increased risk of side effects when combined with certain other medication, and you must be seen in person at least one time per year
4. Here are some crisis contact numbers: 1-800-273-TALK, 1-800-273-4673. You may also call 911 or go to nearest ER in case of psychiatric or medical emergency or worsening symptoms such as suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, high-risk behaviors, physical symptoms, or any other symptoms that may be dangerous to self or others.
5. Please be sure you understand the instructions to access the link for Telehealth, if needed. Please call the office for assistance with this if needed at 609-916-6431.
6. Payment is expected at time services are delivered. Patients are at risk of Administrative discharge for lack of payment.
7. It is understood a patient has the option to self discontinue care and/or seek care elsewhere with another provider. It is also understood a patient has access to referrals from their insurance provider and from community resources and to emergency care, call to 911, or to be seen in crisis center for emergency, if needed. In the event a patient does not respond to outreach and/or is not seen by one of our providers in 90 days, that patient has chosen to discontinue care. This will be considered an Administrative discharge from our care.