Summer is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works with mental health and addictions. My goal is to help others grow from their struggles, heal from their pain, and overcome barriers that prevent them from reaching their fullest potential through medication, supplementation, and psychotherapy. Every person has unique struggles and I strive to individualize an approach for the most successful outcome for the future.
Summer has worked in forensics and mental health for over 10 yrs educating, training, and assisting sexual assault and mental health patients and representing patients as an expert witness in legal proceedings. Most recently serving as the Vice President of the International Association of Forensic Nursing and seeking certification in Integrative Mental Health Medicine. Summer is also board certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Summer was the valedictorian of her nursing class at Breckinridge School of Nursing. She graduated from Western Governors University with a Master’s in Nursing Education degree with high honors and from Regis College with her post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with high honors.
Our reintegration team keeps clients focused on a successful path once they return home. We firmly believe that follow-up, accountability and aftercare are all pivotal pieces to the recovery process. Our program is designed to guide and lift-up clients once they leave our mental health facility, exemplified through our support coaches who partner with clients on their recovery.