Michelle Herron
Michelle Herron
Cerebral Prescriber
ABOUT Michelle Herron

Michelle Herron, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner practicing in Helena, Montana also known as “Big Sky Country”. She is a recent graduate of Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Her work history includes working for a psychiatric hospital for children for 13 years. She is passionate about providing psychiatric mental health services to clients that have difficulty accessing care and are in need of mental health services. She has experience and competency, in culturally competent care as well as working with LGBTQ population. She is a mother of 4 daughters and 3 granddaughters. When she has free time she enjoys hiking, four-wheeling, and boating in the beautiful mountains of Montana. Three words that describe her therapeutic style are: empathic, non-judgmental, and compassionate. Her approach is based on the belief that the provider and client work together to find an individualized treatment that promotes health, healing, and hope. She seeks to find a partnership with her clients based on trust. Her focus is on the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, psychotic disorders, substance abuse, and chronic mental illness through psychiatric assessment, medication management, and brief psychotherapeutic intervention for adult clients. She believes in creating an individualized plan of care that values client involvement and evidence-based practice. Her goal for her clients is to feel empowered to treat their illness through supportive education in a stigma-free environment. A client can expect their initial visit to include a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, determination of treatment goals, and education about diagnosis and available treatment options. She pays special attention to the client’s individual needs, including attention to each client’s personal history, his or her specific context, and stressful or traumatic life experiences or circumstances. She pays attention to each client’s particular concerns or fears of medication, all of which are approached with patience, warmth, understanding, and helpful explanations that facilitate treatment and the client’s sense of comfort and trust. She has a flexible and integrative approach in order to meet the needs and desired outcomes of each individual. She is enthusiastic to apply her experience and compassion to clients as they begin to address issues that will help them improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment.

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