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Meet the clinician:  

Laura J. Abels, BA, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, APHN-BC

Laura has been a board certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS-BC) since 2010 and has worked both in private practice and in an outpatient pediatric hospital setting. Additionally, she has been a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Ohio since 2005, and worked for 5 years in an acute, inpatient pediatric psychiatric care unit.

Laura’s  specialty is as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (like a Nurse Practitioner, but specialized in Child and Adolescent Mental Health) treating children and adolescents ages 4-18 with psychiatric mental health concerns.  Utilizing her education as a board certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse (APHN-BC) she will develop a plan of care which focuses on all realms of health; body, mind and spirit, to achieve maximal mental health functioning.

Laura is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Holistic Nurses Association and the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses. Laura is also a certified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Master of Science in Nursing

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

 

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