Edith Onua, DNP, FNP, PMHNP- BC
Edith Onua, DNP, FNP, PMHNP- BC is a highly qualified mental health professional with an impressive set of credentials. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Edith is also board-certified and a registered nurse, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice.
Edith’s educational journey showcases her commitment to excellence. She obtained her first bachelor’s degree in English Literature in Nigeria, West Africa. She later pursued a bachelor’s in nursing, a master’s in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and ultimately earned a Doctorate in Nursing. Additionally, Edith holds a post-graduate certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Edith began her career as a family nurse practitioner in the South Bronx, gaining exposure to addiction medicine and mental health. Her experience in a corrections facility further emphasized the intersection of mental health and criminal justice. Edith’s passion for mental health grew as she encountered cases in corrections and witnessed the impact of mental health on individuals. She also worked with the elderly in nursing homes, addressing dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Edith specializes in treating mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, and addiction. Her approach combines medication management with comprehensive psychiatric evaluations. Edith employs a variety of modalities tailored to each patient, utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques and motivational interviewing.
Edith’s ultimate goal is to guide her patients toward the best possible quality of life. She aims to help them achieve stability, happiness, and productivity while leading a fulfilling life. Edith is dedicated to finding effective treatments that suit each client’s specific needs.
What sets Edith apart is her compassionate and non-judgmental approach. She values open communication, actively listening to patients, and tailoring her services to their unique needs. Edith is known for providing unhurried visits, ensuring her patients feel heard and supported throughout their treatment journey.
Outside of her professional life, Edith enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband and four grandkids. She has a love for reading, cooking, and attending church, finding relaxation and fulfillment in these activities.
Edith offers flexible appointment times, including weekdays, evenings, and weekends. She understands the importance of accommodating diverse schedules to ensure accessibility for her clients. Edith welcomes you to reach out to SMPsychotherapy & Counseling today to begin your journey to optimal mental health.