We have some exciting news! We are welcoming Sasha Bergeron, a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) to the CCM staff, who specializes in integrative, evidence-based medication management services.
Adding a prescriber to CCM allows clients to get both psychiatric and psychological care under the same roof with clinicians who work collaboratively towards treatment goals. When clinicians are at separate locations, it can be difficult to regularly communicate and stay on the same page regarding updates. This approach allows for more comprehensive treatment to assist clients even more.
Sasha is an empathic practitioner who partners with her patients to create a strong therapeutic rapport, educating and empowering them to manage or resolve their psychiatric illnesses. Her areas of expertise include mood disorders, especially unipolar and bipolar depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and ADHD. Additionally, she specializes in treatment-resistant disorders and has significant experience providing ketamine therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). See her bio here.
In her diverse clinical experience, Sasha has served patients across the lifespan in various practice settings including inpatient, outpatient, community mental health clinics, and private practices. At the Counseling Center of Maryland, she sees adolescents and adults for psychiatric evaluations and integrative medication management appointments, drawing on theories of mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and lifestyle coaching. She welcomes clients [or people] of all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations.
Sasha is passionate about being a nurse practitioner, because she loves looking beyond a disease process and treating the whole person. This type of approach acknowledges the complexities of the human experience, and utilizes both medication management and psychotherapy services. Sasha has worked in diverse settings, from community mental health clinics, private practices, and integrative clinics where she learned cutting-edge treatments for depression such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and ketamine therapy.
Brené Brown said, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” If you’re feeling depressed or anxious, it’s not easy to seek help and open yourself up. However, by working with a supportive and empathetic provider, you’ll not only alleviate symptoms, you’ll gain new insight and discover opportunities you may have never imagined. To start the journey of change and well-being, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 301-519-8010.