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Psychiatric Clinician/Medication Management

Dr. Merjurie Ricklefs, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC

"Invest in yourself, and when the time comes, invest in others, and you will leave the world a better place than when you found it."

This is a quote that Merj lives by daily. Merj is a Doctor of Nursing Practice Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She is also a graduate nursing professor at Hawaii Pacific University for their PMHNP program.

Her experience includes working in the medical-surgical unit and behavioral health facility. In addition, as a military spouse, she volunteered as an American Red Cross Registered Nurse at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. While there, she managed the care of service members and their dependents who were in treatment struggling with various mental health concerns such as substance misuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more.

Merj is a passionate mental health provider concentrating on patients' needs and holistic well-being. Culturally competent and empathetic, she focuses on getting to know her patients and hearing their stories.

She serves clients of different races, religions, and the LGBTQIA+ community. She will be available to see clients across the lifespan, from pediatrics to adulthood, struggling with mood and bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, PTSD and trauma-related disorders, religious trauma, ADHD, and more.


Certificate of Completion: Religious Trauma Studies. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional (CMIP), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Certification Training in Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS).

Services Offered: Medication Management (alone), Therapy (alone), Medication Management + Therapy. 

When Merj is not working, she works on home improvement projects, shops, sightseeing, spends time with her family, five dogs, and holland lop bunnies.

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