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Nurse Practitioner

203-245-2778 ext. 329

Diane has practiced evidence-based clinical care as an adult nurse practitioner for over 20 years, working more than 8 years primarily with adolescents and young adults.  Her time working with adolescents and young adults led her to return to school and pursue a doctoral degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) through the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Diane’s  career includes several diverse settings including internal medicine, hospitalist medicine, dermatology, and college health. While working in college health, Diane developed a vision of health care with no wrong door to help students who needed assistance with mental health issues while they navigated college life. She developed a quality improvement program for sleep on campus during her Doctorate studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Most of her clinical rotations were in various child and adolescent psychiatric settings including inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient areas. She quickly identified this population as one she enjoyed and felt most passionate about. Diane’s capstone project involved providing parent management training to help families reduce parental stress and mitigate externalizing behaviors of the children. Since graduation, she has worked in a community hospital setting with psychiatric inpatients, intensive outpatient, consultation for the medical service, and outpatient practice. Diane practices with a collaborative, strengths-based philosophy providing evidence-based therapy and medication management for children and adolescents. She is a continual learner. She currently is working on her ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider Certification and Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy professional training.

Today, Diane is delighted to be part of the Grove School community. She feels strongly about being involved in community. At home, she facilitates book discussions on diversity, differing abilities, and reducing stigma. She also volunteers as a member of the Medical Reserve Corps. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family. She enjoys cooking, reading, walking, bicycling, watersports, spending time on the beach, and sunsets.

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