Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, MEd, APRN-RX, PMHNPBC, LPC
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Mililani, Hawaii 96789
"Aloha! I recently moved back to the beautiful island of Oahu and I am currently in the process in setting up my new location; therefore, I am not currently accepting new patients. I will be providing both psychotherapy and medication management across the lifespan. Every session is tailored to each client's needs. I will meet you where you are and support you every step of the way. I could not have made it to where I am today without those who have helped me. I want to help you live life with more abundance and purpose. In order to best serve you, contacting me by email at info@olakaibehavioralhawaii.com is preferred. "
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"Aloha! I recently moved back to the beautiful island of Oahu and I am currently in the process in setting up my new location; therefore, I am not currently accepting new patients. I will be providing both psychotherapy and medication management across the lifespan. Every session is tailored to each client's needs. I will meet you where you are and support you every step of the way. I could not have made it to where I am today without those who have helped me. I want to help you live life with more abundance and purpose. In order to best serve you, contacting me by email at info@olakaibehavioralhawaii.com is preferred. "

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Peer Relationships in Mililani

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in Mililani

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in Mililani

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in Mililani or for a Mililani peer relationship Psychiatrist these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in Mililani and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Psychiatrists, peer relationship psychologists in Mililani and peer relationship counselors.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Mililani is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Mililani Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Mililani specialize in age groups (so check for Mililani child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Mililani). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Mililani, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Mililani Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.