Stacy Mietus

APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC

Locations: Telehealth

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Stacey T. Mietus

she/her/hers

NOT ACCEPTING PATIENTS.

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. - from the World Health Organization, 2018.

This statement, from the World Health Organization, sums up Stacey’s beliefs about mental wellness for clients, and for herself: not perpetual happiness, but an ability to experience and move through all normal human emotions (happiness, anger, sadness, anxiety), with the energy and motivation to do the things we need and want to do.

As a psychiatric-mental health certified nurse practitioner (PMHNP-CNP), Stacey believes that healing - and ultimately mental wellness - begins in-relationship, and her practice starts from this point: medication management in the context of a strong therapeutic alliance, with an underpinning of therapeutic support. Working through a trauma-informed, gender-affirming, social justice, non-pathologizing lens, Stacey’s focus is on the client as a whole person with rich life experiences, not as simply a diagnosis in a clinical setting.

Mental well-being is many-faceted, sometimes involving medication, and medication is never the full answer. Stacey believes medication is like scaffolding, supporting new neural networks of wellness, as clients add in other supports from therapy and lifestyle changes. Stacey encourages all clients to engage in therapy, and she frequently checks in on sleep, nutrition, exercise, social support, mindfulness practices, and other lifestyle interventions.

Stacey whole-heartedly believes medication can be a tool in moving towards mental wellness, but meds are never the full solution. For clients committed to the journey, in all its facets, Stacey is committed to walking alongside in discovery as clients uncover their own unique recipes for mental well-being.
She works with clients of all ages.

Degrees:
● University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing: MSN, APRN/CNP, PMHNP-BC, May - June 2014
● University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing: BSN, December 2006; RN, August 2003 Special trainings:
● Polyvagal-Informed Practice (2020)
● Master Psychopharmacology certifications (Neuroscience Education Institute, 2019 and 2013)
● Connected Kids Level 1 (teaching mindfulness to kids, 2018)
● Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (2018)
● Mindful Self-Compassion course (2018)
● Still Quiet Place (teaching mindfulness to kids, 2017)
● Kids’ yoga teacher training (2017)
● Yoga teacher training (RYT, 2010)

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