I understand that it’s not easy, but that’s why I show up to work. I’d love to help, so please ask me about ALL the ways you can improve your mental health!
David Brandsrud, APRN, CNP, PMHNP
You bring your own unique personality, life experiences, values, and goals with you when you seek emotional wellness support.
And at Sonder, there’s a member of our team who’s the perfect fit for you.
Today we’re introducing you to the newest members of the Sonder Psychiatry team:
“I have always wanted to be a nurse.
“There is something gratifying in knowing that you are helping care for someone when they can not care for themselves. Knowing that you are doing your best to meet their needs is a special thing.”
“I actually started as a therapist before I became a medication provider.
“From my experience as a therapist listening to patients talk about their medication management, I learned that many providers didn’t make the effort to really learn about their patients. The medication providers my patients had seen were primarily interested in their symptoms, and didn’t take time to listen to their stories or to try and understand them as people.
“I love hearing people’s stories! What keeps me going are those situations where people genuinely are helped by the treatment plan we put in place. I want people to leave their appointment feeling hopeful.”
“Reverse engineering of the human mind is the most challenging task of our civilization, and I believe the ultimate good will come from this effort.
“I’m always excited to be a learner in this mysterious journey.”
“In nursing school, most of my classmates got excited about placing IVs and performing procedures. I felt a little differently.
“I got excited about the world of mental health. Talking with people, listening to their stories, and helping them through difficult times was much more rewarding to me.
“After working as a nurse at an inpatient hospital, I decided to pursue graduate school. I wanted to be able to work more closely with patients and their families.
“I feel fortunate to be in my current position. It’s a strange thing to meet someone, and within minutes, start hearing very personal information– information that’s often difficult to discuss.
“What drives me is that bond, that trust. Working with people through various stages of life is what led me and keeps me here.”
Interested in meeting with a member of the psychiatry team?