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Kathleen Matthews

DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Alaska Director of Nursing Program

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Patients can expect that I will listen and do my best to make sure I understand what is going on for them that is keeping them from living their best life. Together we will develop a plan to address those issues from a biopsychosocialspiritual perspective.

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I have many years of broad and varied life and professional experiences. I have a strong background in nursing and I truly believe that perspective makes a difference. I was raised on a dairy farm and have also lived in big cities again giving me a variety of perspectives.

BIO

Kathleen is a nurse practitioner with both psychiatric and family practice ANCC certification. Kathleen earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT in 1989 and completed her post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND in 2020. She has many years of experience in evaluating and managing patients with mental health issues. A holistic approach viewing individuals as bio-psycho-social-spiritual beings guides her evaluations and treatment recommendations. She is regarded as a strong patient advocate and utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches to improve mental health and quality of life. She recognizes the value of new and emerging treatments for treatment resistant depression and is committed to having these treatments available to Alaskans.

Areas of Expertise:

Anxiety
Depression
Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Clinical Excellence

Kathleen is regarded as a strong patient advocate and utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches to improve mental health and quality of life.
Education
Doctor of Nursing PracticeUniversity of North Dakota
MS, NursingUniversity of Utah
BS, Nursing, Cum LaudeJamestown College
Associate Degree in NursingNorth Dakota State University
Affiliations
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Alaska Association of Nurse Practitioners

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