My name is Dr. Harriet Asamoah, DNP. I have been a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner for the past 8 years. My interest in mental health began when I started my nursing career in 1992 as a public health nurse; working with women struggling with substance use disorder, along with other mental health comorbidities. The rich experience I gained, the great stigma I saw, and the lack of access to mental health care instilled a strong internal desire to become a small part of the solution. As such, I obtained a master’s of science degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in 2013, culminating with a terminal degree as a doctor of nursing practice in 2017. This has afforded me the opportunity to provide mental health treatment and support to individuals struggling along their journey to mental wellness.
As a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I have experience working with individuals struggling with a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, neurocognitive disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia. My diverse clinical background, including outpatient, inpatient, forensic and consultation, liaison psychiatry, allows for an in-depth and holistic perspective when working with individuals struggling to achieve their mental wellness goals.
I am a member of the Psychiatric Nurses Association. I am a volunteer Bible educator and serve as a volunteer first responder during Bible conventions.
Some of my academic achievements include:
- Graduating with a distinction in 1992 from the bachelors of Nursing program at the University of Minnesota.
- Graduating with an academic excellence achievement award from the masters of nursing program at UMDNJ in 2013.
- Graduating with high distinction from the doctor of nursing practice program at chamberlain University.
- Disseminating Research findings on “the implementation of a policy on evidence-based practice guidelines for therapeutic drug monitoring in a correctional setting” via poster presentation.