About Barbara Laird, PMHNP, BC

Barbara Laird treats patients between the ages of 18 and 75.

Barbara Laird is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist. Her primary focus is on medication management. She believes in a problem-focused/problem-solving approach. She encourages clients to use behavioral changes and cognitive strategies to deal with problems, issues, and stress along with medication management. Dr. Laird encourages collaboration between the client’s health care providers to promote the best treatment possible.

She enjoys working with clients who need help dealing with depression and anxiety. She has worked with many pregnant women dealing with depression and anxiety as well. She enjoys working with students to address any attention deficit issues. She believes in a holistic approach to problem-solving. She encourages clients to include family members in the treatment process if at all possible. She encourages clients to be active participants in cognitive behavioral therapy.

She holds a doctorate in education with a specialization in health care education, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certificate, and a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing. Dr. Laird has experience in both psychiatric nursing and nursing education. She is also adjunct faculty with Old Dominion University School of Nursing and teaches graduate level nursing education courses.

Specialties

  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry Consultation
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Development Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Medication Review
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Personality Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Prescription/Refill
  • Psychiatric Medication Review
  • Psychiatry Consultation
  • Psychiatry Follow Up
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Schizophrenia/Psychotic Features
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Education
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Master's in Adult Psychiatric Nursing

    Nova Southeastern University

    EdD

    University of Virginia

    Post-Master's Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    Locations

    Mechanicsville, VA

    9202 Center Oak Court
    Mechanicsville, VA 23116-2744

    Midlothian, VA

    15521 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 105
    Midlothian, VA 23113-7313