Atina Sullivan, DNP, PMHNP
Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, George Mason University
Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
Education & Background
I have worked to promote mental health since 2012 and a range of wonderful experiences have shaped my practice today. Through my training, I developed a passion for helping others and have been working in health care in various capacities for many years. I treat children, adolescents, and adults.
I believe in improving a patient’s overall health increases every individual’s chance for recovery while enhancing the therapeutic relationship. I often work with individuals to implement lifestyle improvements, which can reduce the need for medication to the minimal amount necessary. My philosophy is that carefully blending up-to-date psychiatric medications with necessary therapeutic intervention usually yields the best results.
I also strongly believe a patient and their provider must be a good fit. A quality relationship is essential to effectively tackle difficult topics.
I primarily focus on adult medication management, group therapy, and helping patients develop positive coping skills to improve distress tolerance. I work with all age groups and enjoy the unique challenges each population brings. Most recently, I served as medical director in an outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation program.
In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, and shopping. I am married and have 2 young sons whom I adore.