After graduating from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Carley went on to complete a Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health from Eastern Kentucky University. Since then, she has worked as an RN in psychiatry in many settings, including intensive outpatient treatment, addiction recovery, inpatient, crisis, and transitional care. Additionally, she’s worked in ER, Trauma, and ICU with patients of all ages from children-geriatric over the past 8 years. In addition to serving as the Medical Director for Alternative to Meds Center as a PMHNP, she also works for an outpatient private practice treating various mental health disorders (i.e., mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, substance use, schizophrenia, etc.) complicated by various medical co-morbidities. Her holistic approach includes pharmacological, natural alternatives, vitamin infusion therapy, ketamine infusions, virtual reality therapy, and psychotherapy. Currently, her main focus is on treating patients who are seeking to come off medications (using natural alternatives and psychotherapy).
“I was born and raised in Arizona. I have a 6-year-old and baby boy currently on the way. I have 2 dogs and split my time 50/50 living in Arizona and North Carolina. Through my own experience (personal and occupational), I have watched how pharmaceuticals slowly destroy a person’s long term quality of life. I have spent much of my time and career researching alternative healing in order to help patients not only come off of medications, but also support them in finding understanding, healing, meaning, passion and purpose again in their life. I’m excited about the opportunity to join the team at ATMC because I fully believe in their mission, values, and beliefs around what it means to live a truly fulfilling and healthy life. They are a one of a kind treatment center that truly understands the mind/body/spirit connection and promotes healing. I genuinely believe the care that is provided at ATMC is not only the future of health care, but will also lead the way in helping others become self-empowered, and begin living a more authentic and fulfilling life. I am excited to finally be able to utilize the skills, knowledge, and experience I have gained through my own journey and research, and put it into practice with patients who are seeking the same goals/mission.”