LAURIE SEMIEN, OFFICE MANAGER
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Hello, I’m Laurie. I am the Office Manager here at Lee & Me Psychiatry, PLLC. I spend my life working with people and that is where I find true passion and drive. I decided to go to college and pursue this as a career field and knew that this was what I was meant to be doing. I believe that having compassion in this world is vital and working with people in crisis is one of the most important jobs a person can hold. Helping individuals to understand that it is okay to ask for assistance in meeting their needs is where I find joy in this journey.
I love to travel (especially in the Colorado Rocky Mountains), paint, laugh a lot and spend time with loved ones, when not snuggled up with my bunny, Houdini.
KARLY YINGST, NURSE PRACTITIONER
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We are excited to announce our new Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Karly Yingst, CPNP-BC, PMHNP-BC. Karly also has a dual certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She will be seeing our youngest patients, age 5-21, as well as pregnant and lactating women for outpatient psychiatric services.
Karly can treat mood disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral concerns, and many other psychiatric diagnoses. Our office specializes in accurate diagnosis of mental health concerns, as well as medication management, when applicable. Karly has a vast knowledge of supplemental and herbal treatments as well, for those who feel more comfortable with a holistic approach.
Karly completed Graduate School at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for both Pediatric and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Degrees. Her primary experience is in pediatrics and women’s health. She has worked as a medical provider in primary care, urgent care and neurodevelopment pediatrics and anesthesia. She is now expanding into psychiatry.
Karly’s passion is providing quality, caring mental health care. She believes each patient (and family) is unique and deserves exceptional and individualized care. She is knowledgeable, caring, and very popular already! Everyone loves Karly! In her spare time, Karly loves spending time with her family, cooking pasta, and hockey! She also enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures.
**NOW SEEING AGES 5-21 and pregnant or lactating adults
JESSICA BAXTER, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
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Hello! I’m Jessica. I'm board certified in mental health medication management and specialize in diagnosing various mental illnesses, including Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. I have a special place in my heart for those suffering from mental disorders and am passionate about healing and recovery in mental health. I can easily E-prescribe your medication and see you easily with virtual sessions, without you having to leave your home.
I have a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in psychiatric mental health. I provide a full range of psychiatric services. I’m experienced working with adults with all varieties of mental illness and addiction. As a PMHNP, I strive to provide all patients with a collaborative approach to care in a judgment-free zone.
I believe that every person has within them the resources they need to succeed in life. My mission is to facilitate your journey of self and happiness through medication management. I seek to create space for my clients' feelings, experiences, and transformation through my use of empathy, understanding and validation.
In my free time, I enjoy going to see live music, listening to audiobooks, and
spending time with my family and friends.
**NOW SEEING AGES 18+
ERICA EARHART, RN PENDING PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION (UNDER SUPERVISION OF JEANNA DIETZ, PMHNP-BC)
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Hello! My name is Erica and I am a registered nurse graduating with my Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner master’s degree from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in December 2022. While I am now beginning a new career as a mental health provider, all of my nursing experience has been in the field of mental health and psychiatry by design because it is my passion.
My experience includes caring for patients on inpatient psychiatric units at the VA in both San Antonio and Denver, as well as in a residential program in the Denver suburbs serving unhoused dual-diagnosis veterans in different stages of recovery. As an army brat and a witness to the unique needs of veterans I have always enjoyed working with these individuals.
I recognize that trauma drives much of what we perceive as mental illness. Viewing clients’ presentations through this lens I truly enjoy working with those suffering from substance use disorders, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. I believe that everyone deserves to find peace, joy, and happiness, and these values influence my practice. My client’s goals are my goals and working together we can find the solutions that can help restore the balance that everyone strives to experience.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family in the outdoors whether hiking, skiing, or floating on a river.
SEEING KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS AGES 8+
TIM WOOD, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
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Hello, I’m Tim, a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I initially received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology back in Connecticut and then came to Colorado. I became interested in getting into healthcare after working as a manager of a group home for developmentally disabled gentlemen. I then went to nursing school and worked in the Neuro ICU and in Neuro rehab in hospitals around Denver, CO. I then gravitated back to mental healthcare, working as a triage nurse at a community mental health center. I have always been interested in the mind-body connection and am very excited to work with new patients to help them define what they would like to work on and find a safe and effective path forward.
I have the aforementioned Bachelor’s in Psychology along with a Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing and a Master’s in Nursing (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner). I have gotten to work with people of all ages and many different diagnoses throughout my training and career.
I am excited to address medication management and diagnostic clarification for patients with
Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and others.
For fun I like to play basketball, snowboard and make it up to Red Rocks when possible. I look forward to meeting you!
SEEING ADULTS AGE 18+
JEANNA DIETZ, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
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Hi, I'm Jeanna (pronounced "Gina"). I'm a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
I started my nursing career in North Carolina, after graduating from a private nursing school where I was awarded Student of the Year in 2004. I worked several years in Pediatrics and Maternity Nursing before finding my passion for working with those suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders.
I now have two master's degrees in nursing (Nursing Education, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) and have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with all varieties of mental illness and addiction.
I have additional training in perinatal psychiatry, and am comfortable treating psychiatric conditions in women during pregnancy and while nursing.
I can help with your medication management and specialize in diagnosing various mental illness including Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. I have a special place in my heart for those suffering from trauma disorders, such as PTSD.
In my spare time, I enjoy baking, traveling, Nonogram puzzles, and reading true crime.
SEEING KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS AGES 8+ (At this time Jeanna is closed to new patients other than the occasional exception on a limited basis)
DANIEL PORTER, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
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Hi, I’m Daniel, a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner.
I started my nursing career here in Denver working in critical care in addition to being a Flight Nurse Instructor in the Air Force. After working as a travel nurse for a few years in New England I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
What drove me to the field of psychiatry was my love for fellow Veterans and a desire to help them recover from the invisible wounds of war. I have worked in the VA with Veterans with a wide array of mental health diagnoses.
My psychiatric experiences include an internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. While there I discovered a passion for working with adolescents. I’m excited to be a part of this team as I look forward to engaging with kids and teens along with adults and working together to better manage their mental health needs.
I look forward to helping with your psychiatric medication management needs and have extensive experience with a variety of mental health diagnoses to include Depression (Unipolar and Bipolar), Anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, snowboarding, golfing, or sharing a good laugh with friends.
SEEING CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS, AGE 8+