Lorraine Chidester

Dr. Lorraine Chidester

DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PRESIDENT

Lorraine is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who started her nursing career in 1988 and has decades of providing direct patient care in intensive care settings, including trauma, burn, and cardiac units. Lorraine has experience treating all ages across the lifespan. Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, and PTSD. 

Lorraine uses the biopsychosocial model which considers the interconnection between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors. She focuses on patient-centered, holistic care by promoting a symbiotic, patient-provider relationship. She values collaboration and develops an individualized treatment plan using integrated functional and conventional medicine, allowing the patient to guide the direction of treatment. Lorraine provides a warm, calming environment that allows patients to feel safe and heard. Through an understanding of neurobiology, psychotherapy, functional medicine, and psychopharmacology, Lorraine utilizes an integrative care model encouraging mental, physical, and social wellness.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING:

  • University of Iowa, Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner
  • University of Texas, Post-Master's Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • University of Texas, MSN | University of Texas, BSN
  • Ketamine Academy
  • Functional Medicine University
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Alumni