As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Lena is driven to improve patient outcomes through strong therapeutic relationships. Her goal is to advocate for patients, especially those that may otherwise not be heard, respected, or cared for. She is dedicated to holistic patient care and providing treatment with compassion, empathy, and understanding. Just as patients should be seen and treated as a whole, each person is an individual and requires individualized care that will lead to the best possible outcomes. It is in the strength of the therapeutic relationship that she, the patient, and their support network when indicated, work together to identify, prioritize, and treat the needs of the patient. Lena believes that this foundation to her practice, leads to utilizing medications judiciously and ensures patients receive proper support and services, thereby creating optimal outcomes.