Dr. Brandon N. Respress earned both her doctorate and Bachelor of Science (BSN) degrees in Nursing, at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, OH. During her doctoral education, she also completed a Post-Master’s certification program for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist. Prior to returning to Case for her doctoral education, Dr. Respress earned dual Master’s degrees at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. There she received her Master of Nursing (MSN) with the specialty of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Services Management and Policy. Dr. Respress completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan School of Nursing; and the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA), at the Institute for Social Research at UM. The combined fellowships emphasized competencies and principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR), race, culture, research design, and complex survey analyses.
Dr. Respress is a former council member on the National Advisory Council for Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP), a Fellow Alumni of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program (SAMHSA EMFP), and currently serves as a Faculty Associate for the Center for African American Studies (CAAS). In addition to her academic work she continues to show her dedication to her community and the well-being of youth locally, nationally and globally.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Have you ever struggled with lack of confidence, grief, feeling depressed, frustrated, or uncertain about making a difficult transition? If so, I believe we can work together to find a solution. I understand that everyone is unique and likely responds differently to life challenges. At times we may need help distinguishing the things we can and cannot change in our lives; at other times, we need additional encouragement to make necessary changes in our lives. As a nurse for nearly 20 years, building trust, offering hope and words of encouragement, has repeatedly reminded me of the power of empathy and compassion.
Our mental and emotional health encompasses all aspects of the individual, including personal circumstances; and science helps us to better understand and provide holistic individualized care to you. Connecting, understanding your needs and building a rapport, are foundational to providing supportive emotional and mental health care to the whole person.
Lastly, many men endure life transitions in isolation or with little to no support. Lets change that. Let me encourage you to reach out and find support during those tough transitions and difficult times. Allow someone to meet you where you are, without judgement, so that you may begin to find healing in your life.
Specializing in Mood Disorders, Psychotherapy
and Adolescent Mental Health
Individual therapy may be for anyone who has been newly diagnosed with a mental or emotional disorder, is experiencing emotional disturbances, grief, other psychological challenges, or seeking adjunctive therapy to medication management.
A mood disorder is a mental health condition that affects a person’s emotional state. From day-to-day, changes in mood are normal depending upon life’s circumstances and situations. With Mood Disorder, however, the extreme highs and lows can be disruptive
This emerging area of virtual or telemedicine in the field of mental health specializations, is platform used to provide mental health services, where you are, eliminating the need to travel to meet with your provider.
Life and Career Coaching
A Life and Career coach or wellness coaching uses a combination of positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, and other non-drug options to encourage your personal progress.
The Tempus xG test helps aid in the prescribing process, especially at a time when patients most certainly want to decrease their risk for adverse events and potential hospital visits.
The COPE program is a structured, evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) based program designed to assist children, adolescents, and young adults to manage symptoms of depression and anxiety
CBS Cognitive Assessments
Using a leading cognitive assessment platform, CBS Health, we will quickly measure brain health. These measures are used to assess, monitor, and manage core areas of cognition to ensure that your treatment is on the right track.