A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group is proud to announce the addition of Erika Leo, a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) to their team of mental health professionals. With 25 years of nursing practice, Erika brings a wealth of experience to the clinic, having obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Buffalo in 1997, a Master’s in Family Nursing Practice from the University of Miami in 2015, and a Post-Master’s in Psychiatric Nursing from Liberty University.
Erika specializes in medication management for a wide range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), Anger issues, sleep, and eating disorders for patients ages 12 and up. She utilizes a personalized approach to medication treatment, utilizing a patient’s history and interview, assessment tools, pharmacogenetic testing, and evidence-based guidelines.
“We are thrilled to welcome Erika to our team at A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group,” said Anthony Garcia, LMHC-QS, CAP, owner of A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group. “Mental health is a vital aspect of overall well-being, and access to quality psychiatric care is essential in addressing mental health concerns. Erika’s expertise in medication management, combined with our other counseling services, will provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to mental wellness.”
Mental health issues have been a growing concern in the state of Florida in recent years. According to data from the Florida Department of Health, the state has seen a significant increase in the number of reported mental health-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations. This trend is particularly notable among young adults and older adults, with rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide among these groups rising sharply.
This trend is further exacerbated by stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in economic instability, social isolation, and increased stress levels for many individuals. Additionally, the state has been hit hard by natural disasters like hurricanes and flooding which lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of mental health disorders for many of the affected communities. Factors such as lack of access to mental health services and long waitlists for appointments also add to the current crisis.
These rising mental health issues in Florida highlight the need for increased access to quality mental health care, including medication management and counseling services. A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group in Fort Myers is addressing these trends and ensuring that those in need have access to the support the can gain from psychiatric services in Fort Myers and across the State of Florida through its telehealth platform.
Psychiatric services, including medication management, plays a critical role in treating mental health disorders. By working with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, clients can receive a thorough assessment, medication management and education on mental health conditions, and a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs.
About A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group:
A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group is a leading provider of mental health services in Fort Myers, Florida. They offer a wide range of counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples, and families, as well as medication management and psychiatric services.
For more information about A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group and the psychiatric services they provide, please visit https://apmcounseling.org/psychiatrist-fort-myers/ or call (239) 266-2620.
Company Name: A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group
Contact Person: Anthony Garcia, LMHC-QS, CAP
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Phone: (239) 266-2620
Address:12381 S Cleveland Ave Suite 401
City: Fort Myers
State: FL 33907
Country: United States