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Lauren Connelly, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

(she/her)

Lauren Connelly, PMHNP-BC

Practice Location:

Willow Lawn & Virtual

Ages Treated:

Children & Adolescents: 6+
Adults: 18+

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise:

· Medication Management with Supportive Counseling
· Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
· Shared decision-making and collaboration
· All ages, particularly women and young professionals

Education:

University of Virginia- Master of Science (Nursing)
Liberty University- Master of Arts (Counseling)
University of Virginia- Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Licenses and Certifications:

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

Background:

Lauren (she/her) is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She uses a collaborative and holistic approach to develop a personalized treatment plan for each client and emphasizes the importance of shared decision-making and client education. Lauren believes medication management is just one part of successful psychiatric care, and also encourages therapy, self-care, and the development of coping strategies as important components in achieving whole health and well-being.

Lauren received both her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia. Lauren has experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient psychiatry as well as community mental health. She treats all general psychiatric issues, with a clinical focus on Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and Schizoaffective Disorder. Along with the rest of our staff at RCC, Lauren provides LGBTQ+ competent and affirming care.

Insurance:

While Lauren 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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