Last edited 02/14/2024

Michelle Desarmes PMHNP

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Michelle Desarmes Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

Hello, I'm Michelle Desarms, a dedicated psychiatric nurse practitioner with a profound passion for my work and a unique set of skills to offer. With six years of experience and board certification, I stand ready to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those I serve. As someone who loves what I do, my ideal clients are individuals seeking relief from anxiety related to relationship issues, women facing the challenges of anxiety, and children with ADHD who are navigating their school years. Additionally, I specialize in assisting those struggling with drug addiction, providing them with compassionate care and support. My journey in nursing started with graduating college, and now I hold a doctorate in practice, solidifying my commitment to continuous learning and excellence in my field. What sets me apart is my unwavering dedication to my patients, understanding their unique needs, and tailoring my approach to suit them individually. I believe in quality over quantity, ensuring that each person receives the attention and care they deserve. I take immense pride in empowering my clients to overcome their anxiety, strengthen their relationships, and achieve mental wellness. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a focus on anxiety, ADHD, and drug addiction, I bring a comprehensive and compassionate approach to my practice, supporting individuals in their journey towards a healthier and happier life.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I employ a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to provide the best possible care for my clients. I believe in tailoring treatment methods and utilizing various tools to address individual needs effectively. Here are some of the primary treatment methods and tools I use in my practice: 1. **Therapeutic Interventions:** I offer evidence-based therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-based techniques. These approaches help clients gain insights into their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. 2. **Medication Management:** I am adept at prescribing and managing psychotropic medications when necessary. I carefully assess each patient's symptoms and medical history to develop personalized medication plans that aim to alleviate distressing symptoms and support their overall well-being. 3. **Psychoeducation:** I emphasize the importance of education and awareness in mental health treatment. I provide psychoeducation to both patients and their families, enabling them to better understand their conditions and adopt coping strategies to manage challenges effectively. 4. **Collaborative Care:** I believe in fostering a collaborative and empathetic therapeutic relationship with my patients. By actively involving them in their treatment plans, we work together to set realistic goals and monitor progress over time. 5. **Lifestyle Modifications:** In addition to therapeutic and medical interventions, I encourage lifestyle changes that promote mental well-being. These may include stress-reduction techniques, regular exercise, and healthy sleep habits. 6. **Support Groups:** When appropriate, I may recommend participation in support groups or group therapy sessions. These settings offer clients a chance to connect with others facing similar challenges and provide a supportive community for shared experiences. 7. **Telehealth Services:** In recognition of the importance of accessibility and convenience, I offer telehealth services, allowing clients to receive care from the comfort of their homes. My commitment as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is to ensure that each patient receives personalized and effective treatment, and I continually stay updated with the latest advancements in the field to provide the highest quality of care. Together, we embark on a journey towards improved mental health and overall well-being.




Bipolar disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Suicidal ideation

General Expertise



In-Network Insurance


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • Florida, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, APRN11000539


Walden University

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Michelle Desarmes, PMHNP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Michelle Desarmes, PMHNP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Michelle Desarmes accepting new clients?

Yes, Michelle Desarmes is accepting new clients for online therapy in Florida.

Does Michelle Desarmes accept insurance?

Yes, Michelle Desarmes accepts insurance, including Cigna and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Michelle Desarmes offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Florida can book Michelle Desarmes for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Michelle Desarmes offer online therapy?

Yes, Michelle Desarmes offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Florida.

How quickly can I see Michelle Desarmes?

Michelle Desarmes typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Michelle Desarmes speak?

Michelle Desarmes conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Michelle Desarmes online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Michelle Desarmes online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.