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.






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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


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.


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