Dr.B.Lynn M. Williams
Covid has really had an impact on us as individuals, as a community, and as a country. This is true all over the world. People's lives have felt unmoored - some more than others. As a result fears have emerged and concerns and doubts that were not apparent or experienced before Covid. It has been my experience as a practitioner of Mental Health Services that sleep issues have increased as well as depression, anxiety, irritability, and the ability to focus for many people. It is my goal to help my patients feel safe, secure, and hopeful about their future utilizing medication management, alternative techniques and regular therapy.
As a licensed and Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner as well as a Clinical Psychologist I am able to partner with my clients in a collaborative relationship to help them achieve maximum emotional health. My therapy approach is eclectic and depends on client needs. As a Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I am able to prescribe psychiatric medications and controlled substances for my clients in the following States where I am licensed: Florida and Iowa. I am also licensed in Arizona, Virginia, Minnesota,and Washington State to prescribe psychiatric medications, but I currently have a DEA# for Schedule II-V controlled medications in Iowa and Florida. A Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is able to prescribe psychiatric medications for persons of all ages from children up to the elderly. My dual licensure affords me a broader scope of practice which allows me to work my clients to achieve the optimum quality of life and emotional stabilization for my clients.
I also respect the FDA guidelines when prescribing psychotropic medications for clients adjusting for age appropriateness and the overall health of each patient.
Please note that I do not prescribe benzodiazepines EXCEPT for very brief time periods and under certain circumstances (Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, Ambien, Lunesta, etc.) or opiate type medications.I prescribe all stimulants to children and adults except Adderall and Dexedrine.