Behavioral health treatment – which connects the dots between physical and mental well-being, and the habits and choices that impact those states – represents a vital part of neurological care.
The need for this service has soared even more because of COVID-19. As people continue to face unnatural social isolation and changes, rates of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other effects of distancing and lockdowns, keep rising. It’s a tough situation. Yet, successfully handling the pandemic, even while dealing with health conditions, is possible.
Neurology Associates’ newest provider, Sunitha Jose, now delivers behavioral health in our Mesa clinic. Sunitha is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who also has worked as a nurse for much of her career.
Sunitha’s experience gives her the tools to help people grappling with all kinds of behavioral health issues. Her background includes more than two decades in nursing, and five years in behavioral health and psychiatry. Sunitha has worked in different specialties, too, including orthopedics, bariatric, hemodialysis, telemetry, and medical-surgical.
Sunitha views herself as a “listening and comforting soul” who gives patients a supporting hand, and practical solutions, for managing emotions and mental health problems. Her aim, she says, is to assist patients in “discovering a renewed sense of vision, hope, and future possibilities in their struggles.”
“I enjoy myself by making my patients smile and by guiding them to lead a peaceful life,” she says.
Sunitha earned her post-master’s certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Marysville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her Master of Science in nursing leadership from Grand Canyon University. Sunitha is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Outside of the office, Sunitha spends time with her family, and enjoys traveling, cooking, church activities, listening to spiritual and motivational talks, listening to music, and learning new things.
Sunitha is meeting with patients starting Feb. 15. She also accepts self-pay patients. We even offer telehealth video options during COVID-19. Call 480 800 4890 to schedule an appointment with Sunitha.