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SMHWI Welcomes Vanessa Plumley, MSN, PMHNP-BC to our team

Vanessa Plumley, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Vanessa received her Applied Science Practical Nursing Certificate in 2017 and then graduated with her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing in 2018 from Northland Pioneer College. Vanessa then graduated from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky in September 2021 where she received her Master of Science in Nursing/Psychiatric Mental Health.

Vanessa began her mental health journey in 2015 when she started working at Change Point, a level one psychiatric hospital in Show Low, AZ. She began to work as a paraprofessional psychiatric aid for about two years. It was during this time that her passion for mental health began. She began to further her education and move up within the company, working as a Licensed Practice Nurse and then a Registered Nurse. She then went on to work at Valley MentalHealth and Chemical Dependency Hospital in Phoenix for two years. She has worked with individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders, mental health disorders, and those diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI).

Vanessa has a strong passion for physical health and believes that one’s mind and body are truly connected. It is her goal to holistically help others find their way to a healthy balance both mentally and physically. Vanessa believes in incorporating the latest evidence-based research to the treatment plan. Her overall approach to care is patient-centered and collaborative. She believes by collaborating as a team that the patient will gain the tools, they need to reach their personal goals. As no one’s treatment is the same, she would like to help you develop your own individualized plan.

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