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Experience Change with Laura Cardwell Psychiatric Services PLLC

Providing holistic care for the whole person: mind, body and spirit

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A Bit About Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatric nurse practioner is an advanced practice nurse who specializes in mental health treatment, including substance use disorders. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing "voices." Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control. 

Psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to use a variety of treatments – including various forms of psychotherapy, medications, psychosocial interventions and other treatments (such as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT and trans-magnetic stimulation or TMS), depending on the needs of each patient.

My name is Laura Cardwell DNP, ARNP

I have earned my Doctorate of Nurse Practice from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA specializing in family psychiatric mental health. I provide evidence based psychiatric medication management with a focus on a holistic approach to mental health, focusing on the whole person. I treat most mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder, with a marked interest in ADHD.

I am board certified in psychiatry and have special training with special waivers to prescribe Suboxone for opiate use disorder. 

I am passionate about caring for my patients and take great pleasure in working along my patients through medications and therapy to help them in their path towards better mental health. 

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Services Offerred

Personalized Care and Guidance

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After Hours Resources:

Local Emergency Room or Urgent Care: 911

Crisis Line: 1-877-756-4090

Warm Line: 1-888-404-5530

Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273- TALK (8255)

Veteran's Crisis: 1-800-273-8255

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