Shirley GovenderPMHNP

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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

What does a first session with you look like?

I want clients to leave with a deeper understanding of their biological and psychological basis of their symptoms. I want patients to know the truth and myths surrounding medications in psychiatry. I want patient's to leave feeling as if though all they concerns and fears were thoroughly addressed. I also want patient's to feel as they actively participated in the decision making process of their care. In addition, I want the patient to leave feeling hopeful and optimistic that healing is possible. In other words, I want patient's to leave feeling as if I exceeded their expectations for care.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I may use questionnaires, electronic communications, interviews and shared decision making skills to diagnose and formulate a treatment plan. Visual diagroms may also be used to explain some of the concepts unique to mental health. I am very strong on providing patients with self help resources(internet, books, and so forth).

Specialties

Anxiety

Addiction

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Depression

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Dissociative disorders

Eating disorders

Mood disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Personality disorders

In-Network Insurance

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Humana

Medicare

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Licensure

FL, PMHNP, APRN2792562