Lisa Stepanov, DNP, FNP-BC

Helping others become the best versions of themselves, mentally and physically, is my objective as a nurse. I came into the role as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner unconventionally after practicing for several years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. My time in the primary care setting revealed to me a fragmented healthcare system that frequently separates the mind, body, and spirit and has limited attention paid to mental health.

My approach to care is client-centered and personalized to the individual’s goals while also staying attuned to co-occurring and past medical conditions. I aim to create space in my visits for open dialog, encouraging participation in treatment planning and reserved time to ask questions.

I have clinical interest in mental health needs during pregnancy and postpartum but have experience in working with the whole lifespan from infants to geriatrics. My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Saint Catherine University, Doctorate degree in Nursing Practice from Metropolitan State University, and a Post Masters certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health from Johns Hopkins University. I am dually certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Outside of Care Counseling I serve as an adjunct instructor at Saint Catherine University’s graduate nursing program, enjoy time with my family, and consider myself an exercise enthusiast.

SPECIALTIES

Anxiety

Depression

Pregnancy

Postpartum

Pregnancy loss

Infertility

education

Post Masters Certificate – The Johns Hopkins University

Doctor of Nurse Practice – Metropolitan State University

B.S. – Saint Catherine University

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

Johns Hopkins Womans Mood Disorder Clinic

HealthPartners

CVS MinuteClinic

Allina Health

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.

resources

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