Please be aware that Kathy's practice is currently at capacity and she is unable to accept new patients at this time.
Below, please find some alternative resources for psychiatric services.
Psychiatry/Medication Management Referral Resources
Please be aware that appearing on this list does not guarantee that a practice has current openings.
Search “psychiatrists” in your zip code at Psychology Today website https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
Community Health Centers of Burlington. Several locations in Chittenden County.Psychiatry services provided to clients who obtain their primary care through the Centers. 802-864-6309, www.chcb.org
Howard Center, Burlington, VT. Main Number 802-488-6000, Crisis Services 802-488-7777, https://howardcenter.org/
Richmond Family Medicine, Richmond, VT. Psychiatry Services provided to clients who obtain their primary care through the practice. 434-4123, https://richmondfamilymedicine.org/
Stone House Associates, South Burlington, VT. 802-654-7607, www.stonehouse associates.com
University of Vermont Medical Center Outpatient Psychiatry, Burlington, VT. Includes Mood and Anxiety Disorder Clinic, Day One substance abuse treatment, intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) programs, 847-3333, https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Departments-and-Programs/Outpatient-Psychiatry.aspx
Otter Creek Associates, Lake St. Burlington, VT, 865-3450
Katherine Wilde, APRN-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Otter Creek Associates, Lake St. Ave, Burlington, VT 865-3450 ext .924
Jennifer Brennan, APRN-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner-Otter Creek Associates. Limited hours as this is not her primary practice site. Does not prescribe controlled drugs (such as stimulants, benzodiazepines) at this site. 865-3450 ext. 923. She tries to respond within a week.
Check with your primary care provider. Some other practices have in-house psychiatry services.
Check with your insurance provider, they may be able to help you locate services.
Kathleen “Kathy” is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner providing primarily adult psychiatric treatment (ages 18 and up). Her focus is on evaluation and medication management services. Kathy’s practice is based on a view of mental health and mental illness as influenced by biological, genetic and environmental causes and risk factors.
An evaluation typically includes collection of information through forms, interviews, review of past records and sometimes information from significant others. Treatment plans are developed with attention to the client as a whole person, capitalizing on client strengths. Kathy’s work with clients includes coordination of care with other treating professionals.
Psychiatric treatment includes making diagnoses, developing treatment plans with clients, client education, recommendations and referrals to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals. Medication management is a component of psychiatric treatment that includes assessment for the appropriateness of medication for treatment of specific conditions over time. It also includes prescribing and monitoring progress, side effects, and medication interactions. Once a client is stable on a medication regimen, follow-up visits are typically scheduled monthly. Education and recommendations are provided for other appropriate treatments and lifestyle changes to help achieve therapeutic goals. Treatment is coordinated with other members of the client’s health care team.
Many psychiatric conditions respond best to a combination of psychotherapy and medication, Kathy does not provide long term psychotherapy. In general, her expectation is that clients are also working with a separate psychotherapist or are receptive to a referral to a Networks or other community psychotherapist, as appropriate.
Kathy particularly enjoys working with young adults, and also provides psychiatric treatment in a college setting. She also enjoys assisting adult clients of all ages and stages of adulthood, particularly those experiencing ADHD, mood disorders, and anxiety, grief, and loss issues.