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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Irene Ottoson

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Dr. Irene Ottoson is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in treating patients across the lifespan. She received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Rush University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Bemidji State University, Irene earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Anoka Ramsey Community College and received a Practical Nursing Diploma from Saint Paul College. Irene holds a Bachelor’s degree in African/American literature from University of Yaoundé in Cameroon. Dr Ottoson has worked in inpatient mental health for the past 9 years.

Dr. Ottoson provides medication evaluations and ongoing medication management. She is a strong advocate for her patients and believes that every patient needs to be seen for who they are and not simply a disorder or diagnosis. She believes that every treatment plan should be individualized based on the patient’s unique needs, and thrives in meeting her patients where they are at in their mental health journey. She is committed to working alongside each patient to instill hope, give them the tools they need to succeed, build their confidence, and look forward to a brighter tomorrow.

Special Areas of Interest:

  • Mood Disorders
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Other Psychiatric Illnesses

Licensure, Certifications & Affiliations:

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • Active RN licensure in Minnesota
  • PMHNP-BC (American Nursing Credentialing Center ANCC)
    board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
  • Certified Public Health Nurse

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