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Furdous Eltahir, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Furdous Eltahir, PMHNP-BC

Practice Location:

Southside & Virtual

Ages Treated:

Adolescents: 14+
Adults: 18+

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise:

· Mood Disorders (including perinatal/postpartum mood disorders), psychosis, & substance use/recovery
· Life transitions, cultural assimilation issues, identity exploration, medical trauma
· Sex-positive, kink-aware, ENM & Poly-friendly
· Treatment options incorporate supportive counseling, psychoeducation, lifestyle modifications, and medication management when appropriate


Virginia Commonwealth University: Masters of Science (Nursing)
Virginia Commonwealth University: Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Nursing

Licenses and Certifications:

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)- Virginia
Registered Nurse (RN)- Virginia


Furdous is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works with children, adolescents, and adults, and treats a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. She has a primary interest in addiction, trauma, psychosis, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Furdous has nearly 10 years of psychiatric nursing experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology & Nursing, as well as her Master's of Science in Nursing, from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is LGBTQ-competent and affirming and culturally competent.


While Furdous is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Bright
- Cigna
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial and Medicaid)

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