Chandra Crawford is a passionate and seasoned Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with an unwavering dedication to mental wellness. With her Master of Science in Nursing from Regis University and 14-year experience in various nursing specialties, Chandra’s approach to mental health care is comprehensive and compassionate. She earned her BSN at Washington State University and has actively pursued learning about the intersection of mental health with societal factors.
In her practice, Chandra is committed to offering exceptional, person-centered care grounded in evidence-based treatment. She emphasizes the importance of educating patients and presenting them with options, allowing for informed decisions about their health care. By listening intently and understanding each individual’s unique story, she crafts treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs. Chandra believes optimal health is a state of joy, aiming for the end goal of patient happiness and flourishing.
Chandra’s professional journey has led her through diverse and challenging environments. Her clinical experiences range from working with adult inmates found incompetent to stand trial to conducting psychiatric consults on adult medical units. She has provided outpatient care for individuals with chronic mental illnesses, including ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and PTSD. Her work with adolescents on inpatient units has encompassed conditions like conduct disorders, ADHD, PTSD, new-onset psychosis, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and depression with suicidal ideation. This wide-ranging experience has equipped her with a deep understanding of mental health across various cultures and perspectives.
When not engaged in her professional role, Chandra enjoys skiing, hiking, arts and crafts, and exploring Colorado’s scenic landscapes with her miniature Goldendoodle. Her hobbies infuse her practice with a sense of balance and creativity.
Chandra is known among her clients as reliable, passionate, skilled under pressure, and witty, qualities that greatly enhance her effectiveness as a mental health provider.