Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is pleased to welcome Stacey Ryan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, to our medical staff. Ms. Ryan specializes in mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment including psychiatric medications. Beginning full-time in September, she will be seeing patients of all ages at Claxton-Hepburn’s Wellness Center, located on the fourth floor of the Medical Center. Appointments can be made by calling 315-713-5720.
Ms. Ryan earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh, and then went on to Yale University, New Haven, CT, to earn her registered nursing degree and then her Master’s of Science in Nursing. She completed nurse practitioner internships at Yale Behavioral Health Services, Yale Internal Medicine Group, and Cassena Care in Connecticut. She most recently joins us from Evergreen Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center, North Branford, CT. Throughout her schooling, Ms. Ryan participated in various research and leadership activities and received several awards and recognitions. She was recently featured in the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing.
Ms. Ryan is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has special interests in the treatment of anxiety, PTSD and trauma-related disorders. She is completing basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for trauma.
Asked what she has to offer her patients, Ms. Ryan sates “I am devoted to providing quality, equitable care.” She adds “I want to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and break down barriers which prevent people from receiving care, especially in seeking early intervention.”
A previous employee of Claxton-Hepburn, Ms. Ryan states she was drawn back to the medical center due to the strong mentorship and teamwork, as well as a desire to give back to the North Country.
In her spare time, Ms. Ryan enjoys yoga, music, writing, and the outdoors. For more information about Ms. Ryan, visit us on Facebook or on the web at providers.claxtonhepburn.org/ryan. Your tomorrow is worth defending.