Provider type: APN
Serving: Adolescents, Adults, Seniors
Rukisha is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner committed to supporting her client’s efforts towards improving their mental health and wellness. It is Rukisha's fundamental belief that in a supportive therapeutic environment, every client has the capacity to create the life they desire. Beginning with a comprehensive psychiatric assessment, including a psychodynamic analysis of life experiences, Rukisha establishes treatment goals with her patients. She utilizes medication management and evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Humanistic-Existential Psychotherapy.
Rukisha earned a Master of Science from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The College of New Rochelle. She treats clients across the lifespan experiencing difficulties with major life transitions, adverse trauma responses, mood and anxiety disorders, and attentional problems. For almost a decade as a nurse, Rukisha had the honor to work with clients from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds in acute inpatient, residential, and community settings. She is committed to providing an empathetic, open-minded, and collaborative experience that fosters her client’s sovereignty over their psychiatric care.
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