Louise serves the St. Mike's campus by diagnosing, conducting therapy, and/or prescribing medication to students who have psychiatric disorders, mental health conditions, or substance abuse problems. She provides a student with a psychologic evaluation with the support of psychotherapy.
She received her undergraduate and masters degrees at Fairfield University. She completed her post-masters work at UVM in Psychiatric Nursing.
She has worked at St. Mike's for 13 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner, which she still continues to do. She started working as the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 2007.
Most commonly seen on campus?
-The majority of students who see Louise are seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or substance use and abuse.
-Yes, it is FREE at Health Services.
Louise is available in Health Services on Thursdays from 9:30-3:30. If a student were to seek help outside the campus community, it could take anywhere from 8-10 weeks to setup an appt elsewhere--you will usually be in that week.
Appointments for Louise are through referalls by the Nurse Practitioners at Health Services or the Personal Counseling Center. Call Health Services to make an appointment at 802-654-2234.
What to expect.
-The first initial appointment is around 1 hour--the person will be asked a number of questions concerning their history, health, current situation, reason seeking help, etc.
-Each follow-up appointment is 20-30 minutes.
St. Michael's has an excellent support system not only at Health Services but also with the Personal Counseling Office. Click here to access their homepage! Both of these offices are happy to open their doors to any member of the St. Mike's campus community.