Dr. B. Lynn M. Williams
I offer treatment via telehealth due to convenience for the patient, rising gas prices, and lingering fears of Covid.
It seems at though the world is changing at an ever increasing speed and for many, the result is presenting as depression, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues, and especially the ability to focus and concentrate. It is my goal to help my patients feel safe, secure, and hopeful about their future utilizing medication management, alternative techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy. If a patient already has a therapist then I work in collaboration with their therapist (if the patient so chooses) while providing the medication piece.
I have extensive experience in working with ADHD in both children, adolescents, and adults. Roughly 80%-85% of my work for the past 8 years has been with children and adolescents. I also have long-term experience in working with Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Obesity, Binge Eating, Addiction issues, and patients who are eligible for or have undergone Bariatric Surgery. I am a successful Bariatric Surgery Patient myself for the past 10 years. I have conducted in excess of 700 Bariatric Surgical Evaluations and I have never had a bariatric surgeon request a change or addition to the report they submit from me to the Patient's insurance company. I completed my Internship and Post-Doctoral at the Hazelden/Betty Ford Treatment Center over a 25 month period in 2006.
As a licensed and Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner as well as a Clinical Psychologist I am able to partner with my clients in a collaborative relationship to help them achieve maximum emotional health. My therapy approach is eclectic and depends on client needs. As a Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I am able to prescribe psychiatric medications and controlled substances for my clients. A Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is able to prescribe psychiatric medications for persons of all ages from children up to the elderly. My dual licensure affords me a broader scope of practice which allows me to work with my clients to achieve the optimum quality of life and emotional stabilization for my clients. I am licensed in AZ, FL, and VA as a Psychiatric NP and am able to prescribe controlled substances in FL and VA.
I also respect the FDA guidelines when prescribing psychotropic medications for clients adjusting for age appropriateness and the overall health of each patient.
Please note that I do not prescribe benzodiazepines or benzodiazepine type medications such a Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Lunesta, or Ambien EXCEPT for very brief time periods and under certain circumstances.I do not prescribe dexedrine and only under certain circumstances do I prescribe Adderall. All other stimulants I DO prescribe.