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
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.
- Alcohol and Drug Use Issues
- Bipolar Disorder
- Childhood Behavior Issues
- Gender Identity
- Later Life Transitions
- Medical Conditions/Health Psychology
- Midlife Transitions
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Pain Management
- Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
- School Avoidance
- Sleep Disorders/Insomnia
- Somatoform Disorders
- Women's Issues
- Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
- Christian Counseling
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Gender-Affirmative Medical Readiness Evaluations
- Psychological Testing
- Adoption/Foster Care
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- First Responders
Christy Swanson generally accepts new patients but there could be a waitlist.
Please call 630-428-7890 to find out Christy Swanson's schedule and availability.
LifeStance Health providers accept most commercial insurance plans that are offered in the states where we offer services, including telehealth. Please see the following list of insurances accepted by Christy Swanson:
- Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
If you don't see your insurance listed, please contact us at 630-428-7890 to see how we can help.
Yes, Christy Swanson is licensed to prescribe medication in appropriate situations.
Yes, Christy Swanson does offer both Telehealth and In-office visits.
Yes, Christy Swanson is currently offering In-office visits.