MERRIE KAAS Ph.D, APRN,

PMHCNS-BC

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Philosophy

Merrie is warm, attentive, and supportive in her role as a therapist.  She has extensive experience in the field of mental health both as a therapist and as an associate professor.  She wrote about what originally drew her into the field of mental health, "I loved puzzles - people are unique puzzles and I like helping them find the pieces of their lives that make them whole.  Most clients already have the answers to their questions, but just need a little support and guidance to make those answers clear."

Her Practice

Merrie provides both therapy and medication management services.  As a full time instructor at the University of Minnesota in the school of nursing doctoral program, she is available only on Wednesdays, and a few Tuesdays each month.

Specialties

  • Geriatric populations

  • Medication management

  • Board of Nursing referrals for corrective action

  • Mood disorders

  • GeneSight Testing


Education

Merrie has her BS in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  She also has a Doctorate of Nursing Science from the University of California in San Francisco.  She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing for the University of Minnesota.