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Lorraine is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who partners with clients to promote optimal mental health and wellness. She is committed to serving her clients with compassion and building rapport in a nonjudgmental environment. She strives to improve the lives of others by actively listening, being supportive, and using her strong clinical skills combined with evidence-based guidelines to assess, diagnosis, plan, and treat a broad-spectrum of mental health illnesses. She provides education, treatment options, and assists clients in developing mutual treatment goals. She is currently accepting clients of all ages over the lifespan, children through older adults. Lorraine works alongside her clients to improve the symptomology of depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and schizophrenia. In addition, she works with clients to achieve optimal outcomes with conduct disorders, eating disorders, substance-related disorders, neurocognitive disorders, crisis prevention, and personality disorders.
Lorraine achieved her Masters of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas in Arlington. Lorraine brings over 20 years of nursing experience to practice, having obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing from the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa, and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington. Her background in nursing includes critical care, trauma, and psychiatry.
Lorraine Chidester, MSN, PMHNP_BC
Board Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Helping to heal.. one mind at a time...
Psychiatric Medical Associates, P.A.