Dr. Anna Kielak, DNP, ARNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
I believe that mental health conditions can be compared to physical injuries. For example when you sprain your ankle, you need to go to see a specialist. She/he will prescribe you some anti-inflammatory medications – maybe Ibuprofen and some Cortisone shots. Then you will need to attend physical therapy (PT). If you work hard during your PT appointments, your ankle will get better and you will need less medication. The same can be said about mental health disorders. In the beginning you will need some psychiatric medications to help with emergent or severe problems but then psychotherapy will help you sustain and maintain a balance. I will help with the medication portion of treatment and a team of Psychologists and Counselors will provide other comprehensive services. Human beings have an overwhelming capacity to heal, and effective healing and personal growth are achieved from a continuous partnership between clients and their healthcare providers. I am here to facilitate your recovery by providing knowledge about new research in the field of neuroscience, medications and expanded understanding of mental disorders. All that while making sure that the treatment is right for you.
TMS Therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation); Psychiatric Evaluation & Medication Management
Dr. Anna Kielak offers services to all age groups. Anna specializes in psychiatric evaluation and psychopharmacology (management of psychiatric medications). Her focus includes:
Mood Disorders: Depression, Dysthymia and Bipolar Depressions and Disorders
Anxiety Disorders: Panic Attacks, Phobias, Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD)
Eating Disorders: Binge Eating, Anorexia, Bulimia
Mental Health Problems related to Medical Trauma: Chronic Medical Conditions, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, HIV and Cancer
Substance Use Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders: ADHD, Tourette's
Sleep Disorders –Insomnia, Work Shift Disorder, etc.
Education and Experience:
Dr. Kielak completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2010, and then earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at University of Washington in 2016. Anna holds a national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Anna began her career in health care by working at Harrison Medical Center as a Registered Nurse in critical care area. While working at Harrison, Anna completed preceptorship in a variety of mental health settings including: impatient and outpatient settings.