Whitney Fear has served as the Homeless Health RN Case Manager/Community Outreach Nurse at Family HealthCare for the past five years of her decade long career in nursing. Recently Whitney completed a Master’s of Science in Nursing-Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track, through Maryville University of St. Louis Missouri. Whitney has since obtained PMHNP board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In addition to her formal preparation, Whitney feels her experience as a nurse and her upbringing provide her a unique strength in her practice. Growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, she witnessed and experienced the cumulative affects of one’s lived environment, quality of healthcare, community, education and economic stability.
Whitney will be providing direct mental health and substance use disorder services to patients of any age through her practice at Family HealthCare. She is passionate about providing care to patients that is considerate of their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. In addition to the standard holistic approach, Whitney wishes to extend to members of any tribal affiliation the experience of receiving behavioral health/substance use disorder services that incorporate and encourage the use of traditional wisdom. Whitney also hopes to extend care and service in support of LGBTQ health by providing affirming and inclusive care to all patients. Her clinical interests include trauma/stressor related disorders, schizophrenia spectrum/psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders and mood disorders.