Are you searching for a compassionate psychiatric provider? As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I provide comprehensive psychiatric assessment, consultation, medication management, and psychotherapy utilizing current standards of care and evidence based practice. As both a medication provider and clinically trained mental health therapist, I believe in patient-centered care focusing on the "whole person" via integration of physical, emotional, and social aspects in an individual's life. In our appointments we will discuss both medication and non-medication treatment interventions.
It can be difficult to share personal history with a provider, especially if you've had negative experiences in the past. Imagine feeling comfortable working with your psychiatric provider: leaving your appointment feeling you were heard, your concerns were acknowledged, and that treatment recommendations were fully discussed with you.
My approach to care focuses on building trust and therapeutic alliance between patient and provider. Together, we'll create an individualized treatment plan focusing on improving your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Erin Fish is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) and clinically trained mental health therapist. Given her lifelong interest in mental health and love of working with people, she initially obtained a Master of Education (M.Ed) degree from Vanderbilt University in Human Development Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling track). In her second-year master’s level counseling internship at Vanderbilt’s Psychological and Counseling Center (now known as the UCC), Erin actively engaged in treatment planning and care collaboration with psychiatric clinicians and colleagues. While at the PCC, she became fascinated with the concept of a biopsychosocial model of care, and gained a new appreciation for multimodal treatment of mood and psychiatric disorders. Her clinical interest in psychiatry and mental health led Erin to pursue a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, where she specialized in Psychiatry and Mental Health.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Erin has worked in both outpatient and inpatient practice settings, from community mental health clinics to the acute medical setting. Prior to working in private practice, Erin was a faculty member in the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University, and worked as a clinician on the Adult Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As a provider on the Adult Psychiatric Consultation Service at Vanderbilt, she functioned in a consultant role, working closely with VUMC medical and surgical teams to identify potential/existing patient psychiatric problems and providing recommendations for appropriate treatment interventions.
Erin has years of experience treating patients with a range of presenting problems, including Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Bereavement, Workplace trauma/stress, Schizophrenia, Developmental and Psychosocial trauma/stressors.
Erin provides psychiatric services including psychiatric assessment, medication management, and psychotherapy at convenient practice locations in Nashville and Franklin. She is currently accepting new adolescent and adult patients 16 years of age and older.