Speaker: Sara King, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Title/Position: Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Company: Cedar Circle Mental Health and Wellness

About Sara King:

Sara is a board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She completed her education at Allen College with honors. She trained under several well-established psychiatrists in the Cedar Valley. She also has extensive post-graduate training in child psychiatry.

She has a passion for helping children, adolescents, and their families. She believes it is essential to treat the patient and not just the disorder. She has an  integrative approach to understanding one’s biological, social, and psychological needs. She feels that a patient-centered therapeutic approach is crucial to help patients’ reach their goals through medication management and therapy. 

She believes in involving the patient in decision making, treatment goals, and outcomes. This means collaborating with the patient and anyone the patient feels comfortable with to create a patient-centered treatment team. This could include parents, significant others, teachers, and friends who support the patient in achieving their goals of feeling happy and healthy.