Last edited 08/30/2023
Amelia Pauley PMHNP
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
Our initial visit will be lengthy, thorough, and encouraging. I will work with you to obtain as much information surrounding your current struggles and your history to determine the best path forward. If medication is warranted initially this can be done in session one or discussed in more detail at follow-up, depending on your needs. The initial session will last 60-90 minutes and we will develop our next steps before our meeting time ends. Follow-up visits can range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on your needs. At our first follow up we will review a treatment plan based on information obtained in our initial visit. If we are working together for medication management only then 30-minute follow-ups may be sufficient. Therapy + medication management visits will be scheduled for 60 minutes. If you already work with a skillful therapist I encourage you to continue with them and we can meet mindfully to review and discuss your medication needs and treatment. I may also order labs and genetic testing at this time if appropriate. If your therapy needs differ from what I offer I will continue to work with you on your medication management and refer you to a therapist that better fits your needs. At the end of each session, you will hopefully feel heard and valued. You will also be directed on things to work on to improve your circumstances as well as receive prescriptions for medication if needed. You will be an active participant in your care and have a voice in all decisions made. (please note that at this time I am not prescribing controlled substances virtually)
- Mindful Psychopharmacology. I have worked in psychiatry for over 10 years and as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for the past 5 years. I have trained for many years to prescribe psychotropics and I do it thoughtfully. Genetic testing can be acquired to help direct medication management as warranted. - Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy. I am trained in this therapy model and believe in its positive benefit on patients' lives. This therapeutic approach does not require you to consider yourself spiritual or religious to be effective. It helps to promote meaning and joy in your life. If you are religious or spiritual and want to explicitly address this in your treatment it would be my pleasure to integrate this into your care. If you have been harmed by religion, this therapeutic model can help heal your hurt and move you forward in a more positive way. - Precision Medicine. I am trained in integrative techniques and will evaluate your physical body's effect on your mental health through genetic testing, laboratory data (checking micronutrients), and prescribing supplementation. I work with a reputable supplement company and can prescribe supplements to correct potential deficits that are contributing to your mental/emotional issues. Part of precision medicine is also taking into account your environmental situation and lifestyle patterns. This is a standard part of my assessment and treatment planning with patients. - Holistic Nursing Care. I consider myself a holistic practitioner and work from an integrative model to address your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of life. We will review all of them as you feel appropriate and determine what changes need to occur for you to maximize your life. I am a natural-born coach and cheerleader so wellness coaching components will be integrated into your care.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Spirituality & religion based issues
Young Adults (18-24)
- Illinois, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 277002635
Indiana Wesleyan University
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Amelia Pauley, PMHNP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Amelia Pauley accepting new clients?
No, Amelia Pauley is not accepting new clients at this time.
Does Amelia Pauley accept insurance?
Yes, Amelia Pauley accepts insurance, including Cigna and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does Amelia Pauley offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Illinois can book Amelia Pauley for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Amelia Pauley offer online therapy?
Yes, Amelia Pauley offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois.
How quickly can I see Amelia Pauley?
Amelia Pauley typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Amelia Pauley speak?
Amelia Pauley conducts therapy sessions in English.