Elizabeth Dewart, RN, PMHNP-BC
Elizabeth Dewart, RN, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
Elizabeth is originally from upstate New York but has made San Diego her home for the past 21 years. She’s excited to be a part of this new innovative treatment model that has come to San Diego. San Diego has been in great need of a model like Alleviant and she is looking forward to seeing the long lasting benefits in the community.
Elizabeth has always had a passion to help others, especially our veterans and the underserved. She worked in social services for many years after graduating from University of Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. During this time, she gained experience in case management with chronically mentally ill adults, supervised supportive employment for the developmentally disabled, and worked with severely emotionally disturbed youth in school settings as well as residential treatment facilities. Elizabeth then pursued a nursing degree in order to have more tools to help those in need. Working as a Psychiatric Nurse, she found her passion in community mental health. Elizabeth continued her studies at California State University Long Beach in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Her experience in the medical field encompasses psychiatric consulting in long term care, ACT (Assertive Community Treatment), Behavioral Health Court, Walk IN Assessment Centers, multiple Federally Qualified Health Centers (San Diego Family Care and Samahan Health Clinics), as well as diverse outpatient mental health clinics such as Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC). The Alleviant model is a refreshing approach to mental health treatment and pain management because they believe in individualized care as opposed to a “factory mill” approach. “I believe in integrated health care by incorporating complementary therapies and treating the whole person mind body spirit,” says Elizabeth.
Elizabeth lives with her husband and has two sons – one in college and the other in high school. She has a dog and a cat. She loves nature and animals and has volunteered with different wildlife organizations such as Project Wildlife in San Diego. Elizabeth enjoys spending time with family and exploring the outdoors. “Because of today’s fast paced lifestyle, I try to emphasize the importance of balance in my practice as well as my own person life,” she explains. She likes to stay active and believes strongly in the importance of nutrition for physical as well as mental health.