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Elita

Elita uses a holistic approach to mental health and creates a personalized plan of care. Her practice model combines psychotherapy and medication management to help patients achieve more joy and fulfillment in their lives.


She is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who treats patients across the lifespan. She has worked with diverse populations in both community mental health clinics and the private practice setting. Her treatment modalities include a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and psychopharmacology to help patients achieve their goals. To integrate the latest research and technology, she also offers genetic testing to help select the most effective medications and design a more individualized plan. She works primarily with patients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress management, and major life changes.



Elita completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and received her nursing training at New York University. Afterwards, she spent several years working as an inpatient nurse at Columbia University Medical Center in the pediatric, hematology, and oncology specialties, and has in addition cared for children with complex medical needs in their homes. She received her training in psychiatry from Hunter College in New York City and served as an adjunct clinical instructor at NYU.


Specialties

OCD
Trauma
Depression
Anxiety
Women's Issues
ADD/ADHD

Education

Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Hunter College

Bachelor of Arts in Public Health & Fine Arts
University Of California, Berkeley

Accepted Insurance

Cigna
Oxford
United Healthcare
Oscar Health
Aetna


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