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Psychiatry in Gurnee, Illinois Christy Swanson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licenses: PMHNP, NP, FPA

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatry in Gurnee, Illinois Christy Swanson, PMHNP, NP, FPA

Christy Swanson, PMHNP, NP, FPA

Christy Swanson is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Illinois who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Master of Science in Nursing with a Focus in Clinical Trials Research from Drexel University and a Post Master Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner and Post Master Certificate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from University of St. Francis. Christy is a good listener with a passion for helping individuals in the community with mental health issues. Her training with psychiatrists in the outpatient mental health clinic setting and partial hospitalization substance abuse setting have added to her experience and knowledge growth. Other experiences include pain management clinics and close collaboration with a pain psychologist. If medication is necessary, then starting at a low dose and moving slowly has proven the least amount of side effects and the best compliance. Outside of work, Christy likes to kayak with her dog and paddleboard. She also has a passion for giving back to the healthcare community in which she guides junior year nursing students at a local college through their inpatient mental health clinical rotation.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • MediNcrease
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)


  • Christian Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Gender-Affirmative Medical Readiness Evaluations
  • Psychological Testing


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



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