Team of Professionals
Mount Vernon Counseling Center
Atina Sullivan DNP, PMHNP-BC
Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
As a Nurse Practitioner practicing in Psychiatry I believe that caring for the whole patient by focusing on improving overall health increases an individual’s chance for recovery and enhances the therapeutic relationship. I also like to work with individuals on lifestyle improvements to reduce the need for medication to the minimal amount necessary. My practice philosophy is to consider carefully a mix of prescribing up to date psychiatric medications combined with necessary therapy intervention. I strongly believe a patient and his or her provider have to be a right fit and build an essential relationship that will enable them to tackle the challenges.
I developed a passion for helping others when I was in training and have been working in healthcare in various capacities for many years. I have been working to promote mental health since 2012 and have had a range of wonderful experiences that have shaped my current practice today. I have experience treating child, adolescent, and adult populations since I graduated from George Mason University’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.
During years of my practice, I primarily focused on adult medication management, group therapies, and development of positive coping skills to improve distress tolerance. Most recently, I have worked as the Medical Director in outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation program.
I currently work with all age groups and enjoy the different challenges that each population brings.
At Mountvernon Counseling Center I work closely with our team of psychiatrists and therapists in order to meet your specific needs. We consult and collaborate closely to provide optimal care for you. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, issues with focus and concentration, or daily life stressors, please call to schedule a consultation. We will be able to review your concerns in order to give you what you need.
In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, and shopping. I am married and have two young sons that I adore.