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Michelle Zapinski

MSN, APNP, PMHNP-BC

Welcome to Serendipity Medication Management. Michelle has worked in mental health for over 15 years. She has always had an interest in destigmatizing mental health disorders and treating them just like we would treat physical disorders. She has experience working with patients of all ages. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she works with patients to prescribe and help manage medications. She treats a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD as well as helps patients manage their medications. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, cooking, and traveling.

Education

Undergraduate: Cardinal Stritch University

Graduate: Masters from Alverno College

Areas of Expertise

Specialties
  • Medication Management

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Depression


Issues
  • Anxiety

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Eating Disorders

  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Relationship Issues

  • Sex Therapy

  • Sexual Abuse


Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders


Sexuality
  • Bisexual

  • LGBTQ+

  • Lesbian

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I specialize in the treatment of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar illness, BPD, grief and loss, and various life adjustment and transitioning concerns. I also have additional focused training and expertise in the treatment of eating disorders (both acute and outpatient), and transitioning for different levels of psychiatric care that often requires medication consultation and management.

I am also a currently practicing Forensic and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), so I have a special interest and training in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), survivors of sexual abuse, Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence, and strangulation, and also the uniqueness for members of the LGBTQ population.

My practice is multidimensional in focus. I have training in psychotherapy approaches, as well as the medical aspects of mental health issues such as taking medical histories, ordering and interpreting lab work, diagnosing conditions, and managing medications. In addition, my nursing background helps me care for the spiritual well being along with the physical.

I am especially interested in helping those who have been disappointed with traditional methods of “past-focused” psychotherapy. Unlike traditional psychology, I spend less time on the distant past and more time on the here and now, and how to solve current problems. Short-term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a special interest.

 
 
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Contact Me

13500 Watertown Plank Rd

Suite 102

Elm Grove, WI 53122

mzapinskinp@serendipitymedmgmt.com

Tel: (414) 405-0045
Fax: (949) 655-2605

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