Telemedicine

Is your mental health impacting your daily life?

Are you still struggling despite being in therapy to address your stress?

We understand that sometimes therapy is not enough on its own. Occasionally there are symptoms that interfere with our relationships, our ability to focus at work, and our sleep.  We are excited to have Erica Taylor, a wonderful psychiatric nurse practitioner, to our team!

"Mental health is just as important as physical health and deserves the same quality of support."

Erica Taylor is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She embodies a decade of behavioral health nursing experience. She is a received her Master of Science degree (MSN) in 2019 from Walden U with a specialty in Psychiatry. Erica completed an additional 1- year residency training within an outpatient community clinic in Arkansas. Erica is passionate about offering hope to clients in all stages of life. Erica specializes in psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and supportive psychotherapy.

 

Erica has a particular interest in the treatment of mood disorders like anxiety, depression, or even serious mental illnesses. She believes in providing a collaborative approach to treatment, including the therapist, and family (if desired). Improving access is of essential importance. Erica is an Arkansas native. However, by telemedicine, she provides psychiatric services for clients in multiple states. Erica is an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and American Nurses Association. Let's work on your mental health concerns together. Don't wait, schedule Today!

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is receiving care from our nurse practitioner via videoconferencing. Erica resides out of our state, but is licensed in New Mexico and excited to support our community with her extensive skills and endearing compassion. 

 

What can I expect?

In order to be scheduled with Erica, you will need to complete our Referral for Medication Evaluation form and your therapist/counselor will need to complete our Provider Referral for Medication Evaluation. Please complete these forms with as much detail as possible so Erica is aware of what you would like to address with her. Upon receipt of these referrals and your insurance information, our office will contact you and schedule your appointment with Erica. Once you are scheduled with Erica, you can expect to receive a web link that will connect you with Erica during your appointment time. Please be sure to be located in a safe, quiet environment for your session to ensure the best use of your appointment time.

 

Is telemedicine as effective as in person psychiatry?

There is substantial evidence of the effectiveness of telemedicine and research has shown it to be equivalent to in-person care. There may be situations in which this is not the appropriate format for your care, at which time we would refer you to an in-person provider. The American Psychiatric Association provides additional information regarding the effectiveness of telemedicine/telepsychiatry here. 

 

Do I have to see a therapist at A New Hope in order to see Erica for medications?

While we do require that you are currently in therapy with a provider, you do not have to be seeing a therapist at A New Hope in order to see Erica! If you are currently seeing a therapist or counselor in our community, you are welcome to make an appointment with us. We do require that your therapist completes the Provider Referral for Medication form and a release of information so we may coordinate your care with them.  

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