La Carla has been a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for two years. She is a graduate of the University Of Rochester School Of Nursing in Rochester, NY. La Carla works with diverse populations of individuals, including young children and adolescents. With almost 25 years of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse, she branched off into Mental Health. La Carla has worked with individuals in need of support with mental health issues in outpatient and in-patient settings in this field. La Carla was intrigued by the elements of addiction and has spent time working with those who have substance use disorders.
La Carla is passionate about her position as a provider to those who have mental health needs and supportive services. She is instrumental in identifying areas requiring education and support for those who seek her care. La Carla feels that her authenticity and commitment to providing quality care to those in need of help make her stand out from others. Her personal qualities include being caring, passionate, and empathetic, allowing her to individualize the care she provides while encompassing a patient-centered approach and allowing clients to reach their fullest potential.
La Carla strives to make sound clinical decisions involving evidence-based practice and collaborative feedback when warranted. She loves working with her clients and being a part of a therapeutic relationship that makes the client feel that their opinions and input matter.
La Carla takes pride in the care that she provides to others and practices the notion that she can change places with anyone at any given time, which allows her to treat others how she would like to be treated. She fully understands that building a trusting alliance with clients can have an everlasting positive impact on their healing and allow them to live everyday life as they navigate through life with a mental illness or substance use disorder.
Medication management of childhood psychiatric disorders including ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis.
Medication management of adolescent psychiatric disorders including ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis
Medication management of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-morbid psychiatric disorders such as ADHD or Mood Disorder
ACCEPTED INSURANCE PROVIDERS:
Self-Pay - Superbills can be provided to you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. CommonSense Wellness Network cannot guarantee if your insurance company will reimburse you.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance companies are required to cover co-pays and deductibles. However, some insurance plans are not covering these expenses, and in such cases the client remains responsible for payment.
La Carla is currently accepting new clients, please contact 518-545-4691 to scheudle. Please note in-person session appointments are very limited, whereas tele-session appointments can begin almost immediately after all paperwork is completed.