Jessica comes to Bayless after working at Honor Health for over 11 years. She began her nursing journey in 2007. Starting as a Nursing Assistant for 5 years and continuing through her BSN-RN for 6 years, she then decided to pursue her passion in psychiatry by obtaining her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Master’s degree from Walden University. She has over 15 years of experience ranging in a variety of capacities: bedside/inpatient care, outpatient clinical care, and a variety of administrative roles.
Over the course of her career, she has always been driven to focus on the mental health community. This sparked in the midst of her nursing journey working on a unit that focused on observation of acute psychiatric patients. Mental health stigma and access to care were wildly separated from the medical health realm, and this posed so many challenges for such a vulnerable population. Jessica saw a need in an area that was rapidly growing and yet still under-served. Since then, she has done a great deal to pursue advancements in her education and career to work towards making an impact in the mental health community. Jessica is a proud Board Certified PMHNP specializing in both children and adults, with focused subspecialties in addiction medicine and LGBTQ+ populations. She is a MAT waivered provider and focuses on bringing health and support to those who struggle with addiction disorders. Jessica has worked both clinically and administratively and focuses on the value in cohesiveness between both lines.
Jessica was born in Illinois but has been an Arizona resident since 2000. She has 3 fur-children, and when she is not working, she loves traveling, hiking AZ trails, and working out at her local CrossFit gym.
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