About

PATRICIA CHAVEZ, NP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Client Services:

Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

Medication Management

Psychotherapy

Collaboration with your current Mental Health Provider

Prompt Response to Phone Calls

I am a California state licensed Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health and Women‘s Health Care, with over 25 years of experience. I have been providing mental health treatment and medication management at Affiliated Psychiatric Medical Group and also Laguna Psych, Inc. I have consolidated my practice and am currently at Orange Coast Psychiatric Associates.

For some of you, the thought of revealing personal information to someone you don’t know can seem intimidating. As a mental health nurse practitioner who also prescribes medication, I provide psychiatric treatment in a trusting, compassionate, and nonjudgmental setting. Your treatment is highly personalized. I am not only interested in how your medications are working, but I also discuss other areas of your life which can have an impact on your mental health.

Education and Experience

BA degree in Social Sciences from University of CA at Santa  Barbara.

AS degree as a Registered Nurse from Santa Barbara City College.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

MS degree in Nursing with Nurse Practitioner certification in Psychiatric Mental Health from California State University, Long Beach.

Twelve years of experience in private practice specializing in adolescent and adult treatment of:

Anxiety and Panic Disorder
Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Schizophrenia
Sleep Disorders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Chemical Dependency and Detoxes
Relapse Prevention

Credentials

Registered Nurse-State of California
Nurse Practitioner Certificate-State of California
Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Certificate-State of California

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty-State of California
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty-State of California
Drug Enforcement Administration License

If you are seeking a Psychiatrist or Mental Health Therapist, please consider a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry. Please contact me to schedule an appointment.