STELLA'S TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACH
The first step is working with one of Stella's highly experienced, trauma-informed nurse practitioners.
An Advanced Practice Provider is an advanced practice nurse with a master's or doctorate degree with a psychiatric concentration.
They are board certified and licensed to perform the following:
- Assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions
- Provide psychotherapy and counseling
- Order testing and services for patients
- Develop mental health education and resources for patients and families
Meet the team of mental health experts and care providers behind the start of your healing journey.
We will listen to understand your unique symptoms. Learn from you to know what your individual needs are. Work with you towards your desired outcomes and goals. Create a path towards better mental health together.
Dr. Karen DeCocker, PMHNP-BC
Dr. DeCocker became a nurse practitioner in 2007 after 10 years of hospital nursing experience. She is a Rush University graduate of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program and her doctoral degree was earned at Frontier Nursing University. Her special focus areas are sexual trauma and care of pregnant women as well as caring for Veterans and their family members. Karen finds a holistic approach that includes understanding family, environment, and community is vital when considering treatment and help for each individual.
Christina Davis, PMHNP-BC
As an PMHNP and Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, Dr. Christina Davis has over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, ranging from leadership positions such as managing a large urban community mental health facility as a charge nurse in the Crisis Stabilization Unit to medication management in residential, detox, and outpatient settings. She utilizes holistic therapy, and solution-focused and evidence-based medicine to meet the needs of every individual.
Candice Schrodetzki, PMH-NP
Candice is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion to help all age groups. As a graduate from the University of Texas Health Science-Houston, Candice understands the need to listen and create a comprehensive treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs. Candice takes a holistic approach to treating mental health while incorporating modern day therapies.
Jen Gregory, PMHNP-BC
Jen Gregory's recognition that mental health is equally as important as - and connected to - one's physical health began during her decade tenure as an RN in the Emergency Department. Her passion for mental health has guided her career, ultimately leading her to pursue her PMHNP-BC with a specific interest in dual-diagnosis, addiction, and trauma/PTSD. Her experience ranges across inpatient/acute care, chemical dependency and detox, IOP, PHP, and medication management.
Tanya Brosnan, PMH-PA-C
Tanya is a Physician Assistant with experience in psychiatry and general medicine. She has spent over 16 years in clinical environments delivering direct patient care. She earned her degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her training in various clinics and hospitals throughout California.