Sarah Weatherford is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She then later returned to the college to earn her Master of Nursing Science with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health. Sarah spent her first years as a nurse in an inpatient setting for children with psychiatric disorders. She learned the importance of implementing trauma-informed care for improving patient outcomes. She understands the importance of being an empathic listener in being an effective care provider to her patients.
Sarah spent the next three years working at an outpatient clinic treating patients across the lifespan. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses specializing in anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, and psychosis through medication management and psychiatric evaluation. She believes in using a holistic approach for treatment and utilizing different approaches, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Esketamine (Spravato).