Cathi Stephens is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with 25 years’ experience in the health care industry. Ms. Stephens is trained to diagnose and treat patients who have mental health or substance use disorders.
Ms. Stephens has worked as a Director of Skill Nursing Substitution at Home program, as an educator for staff nurses on how to effectively use telehealth programs, and as an intensive care nurse. She has served in a clinical capacity at BayCare Medical Group and Health Services, the Diagnostic Clinic, and for Pinellas County government.
She graduated with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida and received her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree from Regis College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Psychiatric nurse practitioners perform many of the same functions as psychiatrists, including diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Ms. Stephens is a board-certified ARNP who treats a wide variety of mental illnesses with special concentrations in the geriatric population, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and alcohol/substance use disorders.
Ms. Stephens’ calm, welcoming manner, combined with her superior knowledge and expertise of mental health conditions, allow her to provide the best care possible for our patients.