Elizabeth Stanley, DNP PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Elizabeth Stanley is a Board Certified Lifespan Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Stanley completed her BA in Psychology at Lehigh University and her BSN at the renowned Johns Hopkins University where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Rush University. While at Rush Dr. Stanley completed her DNP Capstone Research Project on smoking cessation within the mental health population as well as the evaluation of system readiness to engage in evidence-based changes.
Dr. Stanley has been working in the field of psychiatry in varying roles for upwards of thirteen years in many diverse settings consisting of inpatient units, addiction programs, and crisis stabilization sites including psychiatric emergency rooms and psychiatric urgent care centers. In addition, Dr. Stanley has experience providing culturally competent care to clients from diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Stanley aims to individualize each client interaction to ensure that the care provided is holistic and client-centered. Additionally, she draws from the bio-psycho-social model of care when treating clients because she feels that taking all of these aspects into consideration creates a more comprehensive clinical picture which in turn leads to improved client outcomes.
Dr. Stanley feels that self-love and body positivity are two aspects of mental health care that are often not addressed, but that are extremely important for self-image and well-being. Therefore, these are frequently incorporated into her practice and treatment modalities. She feels that a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health care is ideal and feels that all clients benefit from engaging in therapy. Specific clinical interests of Dr. Stanley include psychotic disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Additionally, Dr. Stanley is committed to the mental health field and reducing stigma through community education and policy advocacy.