Dr. Allen, Nurse Practitioner followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a nurse after her career as an aircraft electrician - including serving 11 years in the United States Navy as an aviation electrician’s mate.
Dr. Allen is dual-certified as a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner. She began her nursing career over 14 years ago and has enjoyed providing patient care in cardiac, respiratory, med/surg, step-down, ICU, long-term care, and outpatient psychiatric settings.
Her passion for providing psychiatric care stems from recognizing family members who have struggled with mental illness. Dr. Allen strives to provide her community with accessible, evidenced-based mental health care, which prompted her to open her own outpatient mental healthcare practice in a semi-rural area of Virginia in 2020.
Dr. Allen is a member of several professional and educational organizations and serves as a preceptor for the next generation of psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners.