Linda West, PMHNP-BC

  • Trauma
  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorder

  • Grief

  • Medication Management
  • Telebehavioral Health

Linda West is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Alleviant’s Bentonville location, where she sees children, adolescents, and adults. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Arkansas and a post-master’s certificate in psychiatric mental health nursing from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah.

Before coming to Alleviant, she worked as a family nurse practitioner at MedExpress Urgent Care and in the oncology departments at Veteran’s Healthcare of the Ozarks in Fayetteville and Highlands Oncology Clinic in Rogers. Those experiences, along with personal experiences of dealing with depression, the pregnancy loss of her daughter’s child, and substance abuse within her family, encouraged her to enter a career in mental health.

“There is no greater reward than having the privilege of seeing others heal and grow through life’s challenges and stressors,” Linda said. “I feel I am blessed to use my gifts and talents to hear other’s pain and assist them on their journey to wholeness.

“I am excited to be taking part in providing a wider range of treatments to our patients. Having access to new procedures allows for a more beneficial result for the patients who take part in designing their care,” she said. “People don’t need to feel like they are out of options. I strive to inspire people to realize there is hope.”

A native of Pine Bluff, Ark., Linda has traveled extensively, including to Mexico, Brazil, Malawi, South Africa, and China.

Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, five children, eight grandchildren, Lilly, a miniature Australian shepherd, and two cats, Daisy and Radar, as well as reading, working crossword puzzles, traveling, Razorback football season and everything fall.