Dr. Kristen A. Bransby provides mental health services to pediatric and adolescent patients. By training and certification she is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. In addition, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice and focuses on always providing evidence-based medicine. Kristen is an Associate Teacher Professor at Penn State University’s Graduate School teaching nurse practitioner and doctoral students.
Kristen believes in ongoing collaboration with patients and families to monitor patient progress and maintain a state of mental health equilibrium. Kristen’s philosophy encompasses the belief that counseling builds lifelong skills and coping mechanisms, while psychopharmacology establishes balance to create an atmosphere to learn and put those skills into effect. She is committed to judgement-free therapeutic relationships and helping to cultivate individuals’ behaviors around love, respect, commitment, and kindness. Kristen predominantly works with children and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and developmental concerns.
In addition to patient care, Kristen’s passions are enjoying time with her family, mentoring, volunteering in the community, and advocating for patients and the profession.