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).




Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Coping Skills

General Expertise




Dissociative disorders

Eating disorders

Mood disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Personality disorders

In-Network Insurance


Cigna EAP




Oscar Health


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)


FL, PMHNP, APRN2792562