Provider type: Physicians & APNs
Serving: Adult (Ages 18+)
Originally from the Caribbean, Claris started her nursing career over 30 years ago and is currently a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Claris graduated from Walden University with her family medicine studies and then from Liberty University with her psychiatric studies.
Claris has a combined nursing experiencing spanning from neonatal to geriatric nursing responding to various levels of urgent and severe medical conditions and stabilization of such conditions. Claris’ current focus is family psychiatry. She is of the firm belief that mental health is vital in every stage of life. How we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices are vital as social beings.
Claris’ focus as a provider is on the individual plan of care paying special attention to clients’ needs. She comes from an inpatient background where she has enjoyed working with a wide range of patients including those with substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders including but not limited to depression, generalized anxiety disorders, bipolar and psychosis spectrum disorders. Population of interest include late adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.
When not engage in family time, Claris enjoys learning about various cultures, hence her love for travelling. It is through other individuals culture one learns how to interact, communicate, respect and most importantly become empathetic.