Grace E Collins, PMHNP
Grace E Collins is a PMHNP who joins the profession with almost a decade of experience as a psychiatric nurse, in setting ranging from pediatric to military psychiatry. She graduated with high honors from the University of San Diego’s Masters of Science in Psychiatric Nursing program. She has been welcomed at Achieve Concierge as a wonderful addition to the team. Grace has always been an ‘old soul’ and has had various personal experiences as a veteran and professional experiences in mental health that aid in her ability to support our clients.
- BSN from Boston College William F Connell School of Nursing–Summa Cum Laude 5/2014
- MSN from University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences—With high honors 5/2021
- Newly Board Certified; has practiced psychiatric nursing and for 7 years, in various settings—including child inpatient, residential substance, and adult inpatient units.
AWARDS and CERTIFICATES:
- United States Navy Accommodation Metal, Honorably Discharged as a Lieutenant after 5 years of service in the Navy Nurse Corps
- Certificate of Accreditation in Medications for Addictions Treatment from the APNA
- Alpha Sigma Nu The Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Spring 2014-Present
- American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Fall 2014-Present
- The Military Order of The World Wars, Boston Chapter, Winter 2013-Present
- US Veterans Association
I firmly believe that the most successful providers do not consider their work to be a mere ‘profession,’ but a vocation. Most are unequivocally drawn to what they do—whether from a formidable personal experience, or an innate calling to help others. I feel that my role as a provider is a privilege and an act of service. Functioning in that role takes a certain amount of respect for the autonomy of the individual, recognition of the sanctity of every human life, and humility to hold space for patients during their most challenging seasons. I try to offer care that I would want for my own family, filled with honesty, tough love, and a sense of hope
- Mental Health Across the Lifespan
- Active Duty and Female Veteran Mental Health
- Significant experience in Addictions and Adolescent care
I’ve lived in Southern California for a total of 5 years, though I call the Midwest home.
My family is close-knit, filled with salt-of-the-earth people. Though flawed like all families, they are loving people doing their best to live a purposeful life in service to others. I am extremely close with my grandfather. He is my inspiration and best friend.
I love mysteries and spend many hours indulging in mystery podcasts while walking my sweet puppy, Elsie Moo. Though a mediocre artist myself, I find “creating” to be very therapeutic and rewarding. My Pop Pop was a professional painter and musician, so I fondly think of him while painting and listening to music.
RECOMMEND RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS
- “Everything Isn’t Terrible: Conquer your insecurities, interrupt your anxieties, and finally calm down”—Dr. Kathleen Smith
- “The Tao of Pooh”—Benjamin Hoff
- “Man’s Search for Meaning”—Viktor E Frankl
- Deep Sleep Sounds—A Slumber Group Podcast