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Michelle McCarthy MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Locations: Telehealth; Clementon, NJ

About Michelle McCarthy

Michelle McCarthy is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Rowan University in 2021. Her background includes adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatry and the treatment of substance use disorders.

Michelle has over 22 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, delivering care to patients dealing with various medical and mental health issues. Michelle was the Recipient of the 2021 Rowan University Medallion Award, the highest honor for a graduate, acknowledging superior performance in nursing. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to her clients. Michelle possesses strong clinical skills and strives for a good therapeutic alliance with her clients. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical expertise and takes a patient-centered holistic approach to treatment. As a PMHNP, Michelle’s role is as a mental health advocate, therapist, educator, and scientist.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys walking with her dog, watching her boys play soccer, traveling, snorkeling, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Treatment Specialties

Education and Certification

  • Master of Science – Nursing (2021)
    • Rowan University- Honors Distinction
  • Bachelor of Science – Nursing (2016)
    • Thomas Edison State University
  • Associate in Science- Nursing (2000)
    • Trident Technical College
  • ANCC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Licensure, 2021
  • Advanced Practice Nurse License, New Jersey-2021
  • DEA License and New Jersey CDS License, 2021
  • Registered Nurse License, New Jersey-2003
  • ACLS Certification, American Heart Association-2001
  • CPR/BLS Certification, American Heart Association-2000
  • Recipient of the 2021 Rowan University Medallion Award, the highest honor for a graduate, acknowledging superior performance in a particular field.

Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?

Michelle’s personal journey led to her desire to provide good mental healthcare since she struggled with anxiety as a young adult and understands how challenging mental health issues can be. Michelle knew as a teenager that she wanted to help people and her time as a nurse made her realize there was a huge need for knowledgeable and caring mental health providers which led her to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.