Boyd Cowan, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. I have a master's degree in psychiatric nursing as well as a master's degree in psychology. I welcome people from all walks of life, including people of any ethnicity, race, gender or sexual preference, and religious or spiritual practice. I am committed to providing a collaborative and accepting atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. I also have a background working in intensive eating disorder programs and TMS programs. I have experience providing psychiatric assessment, medication management, and psychotherapy. I am comfortable treating a range of psychiatric disorders, including, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, personality disorders, eating disorders, and ADHD.
I studied existential phenomenological (EP) psychology while earning my first master's degree. After I graduated, I learned to incorporate cognitive behavioral , motivational interviewing, and mindfulness approaches. I then decided to train as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in order to incorporate a medical perspective and to be able to provide psychiatric medications.
I tend to be practical rather than committed to one perspective or approach. This means that rather than try to put you in a particular mold we will work together to find what works best for you. Our work together can be creative and spontaneous or structured, depending on your needs or goals. I believe that psychology and psychiatry should focus not only on mental illness but how we can help inspire our patients to achieve their full potential.
Boyd works out of our Old Town office