Katrina Ferracane, DNP, PNHNP-BC

Behavioral & Mental Health (IPD), Psychiatry

Practices In: Morris
Patients Seen: All Ages

Estab­lish­ing a con­nec­tion and build­ing a rela­tion­ship with patients based on trust and respect is an impor­tant part of my psy­chi­atric prac­tice. I choose to focus on the clien­t’s strengths, skills, and resources as treat­ment goals are set. Col­lab­o­ra­tion with the clien­t’s sup­ports, to include oth­er providers, is also key to under­stand­ing the entire pic­ture and vital for stress reduc­tion. The best results often draw upon a vari­ety of inter­ven­tions such as psy­chother­a­py, med­ica­tions, and increas­ing one’s self-aware­ness. With mutu­al effort and per­se­ver­ance, my clients express a greater sense of well-being and under­stand­ing on how to move for­ward in their lives fol­low­ing our work together.

Languages
English
Awards & Accolades
APNA Scholarship 2020
Nurse Reinvestment Act Scholarship 2020
Clinical Interests

With my expe­ri­ence as a long­time psy­chi­atric nurse, vet­er­an, and leader of chil­dren’s groups, I tru­ly appre­ci­ate the dynam­ic rela­tion­ship among mind, body, and spir­it. I embrace this belief in my prac­tice as I care for chil­dren, ado­les­cents, or fam­i­lies who are strug­gling with anx­i­ety, addic­tion, mood dis­or­ders, psy­choses, or trau­ma. Oth­er areas of my exper­tise include assist­ing those clients and fam­i­lies who are bat­tling chron­ic med­ical issues or pain.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spend­ing time with my daugh­ter, our res­cue pets, serv­ing in my church and our com­mu­ni­ty, coach­ing girl’s soc­cer, and cre­at­ing new mem­o­ries at the lake. For relax­ation, I find a good book, yoga, or a hike does the trick.

Memberships
American Psychiatric Nurse's Association Sigma Theta Tau
School
Northern Illinois University Graduation Date: 2010 Degree: BSN
University of Illinois at Chicago Graduation Date: 2020 Degree: DNP

Conditions

Addiction, Adolescent Mental Health, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Medical Illnesses, Chronic Pain, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Family Issues, Maturity Issues/Life Skills, Medication Management/Medical Adherence, Military Issues, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress Management, Trauma

Treatment Styles

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Laboratory Services, Medication