Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Background and Approach to Treatment
Peter’s worldview is informed by his faith, diverse life experiences, and military service with the US Navy. He believes that inclusion of one’s unique, personal beliefs or faith in God is significant, and can promote personal growth and holistic healing. He firmly believes in and practices a welcoming, non-judgmental, and patient-centered, collaborative approach to care.
Peter began nursing as an ICU transplant nurse, but his passion is treating the entire person, to include soul, mind, and spirit. His roots in psychiatric nursing are in-patient addiction recovery and his experience ranges from adolescents through geriatric care with adult care as primary emphasis. Peter also has background in adjunctive modalities such as electroconvulsive therapy for treatment resistant depression and talk therapy. Peter offers help with substance use disorders, PTSD, sleep, bipolar disorders, psychosis, depression, ADHD, and anxiety disorders.
Education and Residency
Peter graduated Summa Cum Laude for his undergraduate nursing degree (Texas A&M Corpus Christi, TX), and received High Honors for graduate work at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX). Afterwards, he was selected for a prestigious twelve-month residency program with the Salt Lake City Veterans Health Care System (George E. Whalen). Here, he began specializing in addressing the unique needs of service veterans with an emphasis in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
He is licensed in Texas and Utah as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.