The mission of Here and Now Psychiatric Services is to provide comprehensive cutting edge mental health interventions using current standards of practice and evidence based practice strategies that you and your family can depend on in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment.
My vision for Here & Now Psychiatric Services is to provide appropriate interventions for those desiring a "one-stop-shop" practice for families looking for solutions to their mental health issues or interpersonal growth.
My intention is to provide services that offer "real world solutions" for those looking to have expert professional assistance in resolving any mental health distress you or your family member may be experiencing.
My philosophy is one in which the relationship is a collaborative one. I believe the best outcomes are those in which there is mutual respect and trust between patient and healthcare provider.
I share a large office suite "Here & Now Integrative Psychiatry & Wellness" with 3 other psychiatric APRN's. We share common spaces such as waiting room, kitchen, and general business area, but have individual private offices. We are each a separate business entity and operate as individual/ independent practitioners.
If you live in the metro area, we are easily accessible by all major expressways and common roads. You can call my office for a health and well being consultation. I, along with other available healthcare providers will do our best to get you in for an appointment in a timely manner based on the urgency of your needs.
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OWNER & PRESIDENT:
Dr. Deborah V. Thomas, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CMP has been a Board Certified Psychiatric Clinical Specialist and owned her private practice since 1992. She is also Board Certified as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner & a Certified Master Psychopharmacologist. She is an independent practitioner and has full prescriptive authority with over 30 years of psychiatric experience with children and adolescents as well as adults and the geriatric population.
Dr. Thomas earned an Associates Degree from JCC/UK (1981) a Masters (1992) Degree from IUPUI in Indianapolis, a post-masters from UL (2012), and a Bachelors (1988) and Doctorate (1998) from Spalding University. She completed the fellowship program through the Neuroscience Education Institute (2013) and is certified as a Master Psychopharmacologist
Her experiences include working in the tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Children's Psychiatric in-patient unit at Norton-Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY. Additionally, Dr. Thomas implemented a free Mental Health Screening Program for hospitalized children at Kosair Children's Hospital. Experiences include several years as Psychiatric Consult Liaison for Kosair Children's Hospital where she worked with young patients with cancer and children diagnosed with chronic or acute physical injuries or illnesses. In 1993 she designed the Quality of Work-life Resource Center for Norton Healthcare System, the area's largest adult and children's healthcare system in KY. Dr. Thomas retired, after 20 years of service, from the University of Louisville in May 2017 where she was an award- winning and innovative professor and coordinator of the graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner program. She is a recognized speaker at the national and international level and was selected as the International Psychiatric Nurse Educator for 2012 by the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses (ISPN). She also received the 2013 Marcia J. Hern Award for teaching Excellence. Dr. Thomas received the Susan McCabe Lectureship Award and delivered the Keynote address on Psychoneuroimmunology at the 2015 Annual ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute in Seattle. The Florence Nightingale Award was presented to her in 2015. In 2016 Dr. Thomas was selected as practitioner of the year by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
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