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Holly Bechard

Holly Bechard, EdD, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Doctor of Education, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • Languages: English

Holly Bechard, EdD, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Holly is a board certified family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner who believes in every individual’s power to heal and excel in their own lives. She earned her Doctorate in Education from Lipscomb University in 2015, her Master’s of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2007 and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lipscomb in 2004.

Practicing in her field for more than 14 years, she has been fortunate to teach full time in the College of Nursing at Vanderbilt and in the College of Health Sciences at Lipscomb University for four years, where she was heavily involved in the development of the new nursing education curriculum. She has practiced in community mental health clinics, drug and alcohol outpatient clinics, private practice, crisis stabilization units and in inpatient settings. She has mentored psychiatric nurse practitioner students, providing hands on learning in clinical settings for students attending Vanderbilt University, University of Alabama, Frontier Nursing University and University of San Diego.

She is passionate about educating her patients, students, and community about mental health and wellness and delights in partnering with others to bring about real change in the lives of those she serves.

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SPECIALTIES

  • Child and Adolescent
  • ADHD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

ISSUES

  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Schizophrenia

SEXUALITY

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Transgendered
  • Pansexual

LOCATION

WellPsyche Medical Group
1902 Wright Place
Suite 218
Carlsbad, CA 92008

CLIENT FOCUS

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

COMMUNITIES

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

TREATMENT APPROACH

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Patient Centered
  • Collaborative
  • Interpersonal and Humanistic Theoretical Background
  • Wellness Focused
  • Behavioral Modification

MODALITY

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

VIDEO

  • Online/Phone Counseling
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