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Cynthia Allen, MSW, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

MY BACKGROUND

I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority. Graduate degrees and extensive experience in both psychiatric nursing and social work enable me to assess your mental health needs from a whole-person perspective for enhanced diagnostic  accuracy and improved outcomes. I can provide either psychotherapy or medication management or both, depending on your need and preference. 

EDUCATION

  • University of Colorado, Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, 2007

  • Colorado State University, Ft Collins, Master of Science in Social Work, 2001

  • Pikes Peak Community College, Associates in Nursing, 1996

  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Bachelor of Science (psychology), 1980

EXPERIENCE

  • While serving the college student population, I specialized in the treatment of ADHD, performance anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depressive disorders, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and OCD.

  • As the psychiatric prescriber for a small acute treatment unit, my practice focused primarily on those with serious and persistent psychiatric illness including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and depression. 

  • As a counselor and prescriber for the VA, I specialized in treatment of PTSD due to combat or military sexual trauma. As a Veteran of the U.S. Army, I understand the issues unique to military culture.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH: 

 Drawing from training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement and           Desensitization Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness skills, I will craft an approach specifically suited   to achieving your goals. 

MY PRACTICE

Consultations are available on Thursdays and Fridays, either in person or via telehealth for your convenience.  I use Simple Practice electronic health record, a  secure, HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based platform.  For reduced cost medications, Colorado Springs options for urgent care, or local community support, please see the Resources tab. 

​​​PAYMENT OPTIONS

 I  contract with SonderMind , https://www.sondermind.com/providers/m494r9eh/cindy-allen, where I am credentialled with 33 different insurance companies.  To request care, click on the link above to set up an account with SonderMind. For those without  insurance or who prefer private pay, cash rates are $200 per hour or $100 for 30 minutes. 

Office is conveniently located near Academy and North Carefree, at The Atrium, 3585 Van Teylingen Drive, Suite C, at Seed of Change Counseling and Neurotherapy.

Get in Touch

3585 Van Teylingen Drive, Suite C

Colorado Springs, CO, 80917

phone 719-922-7448

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