For our clients in the Partial Hospitalization Program in Washington, DC, we provide psychiatric evaluations and weekly psychiatric follow-ups with our provider below. For all other outpatient programs, we with trusted colleagues have extensive experience with clients suffering from eating disorders.
Arielle Brooks, MSN, FNP-C, CEN – Family Nurse Practitioner, D.C.
Arielle is an Ohio native who moved to the DC Metro area to receive her Bachelors in Nursing from Howard University. She has spent several years as a registered nurse in Washington, D.C. working within the emergency department. With a desire to further her education, Arielle studied at the University of Cincinnati to become a nurse practitioner shortly after beginning her nursing career. She continues to work within emergency care and now holds a certification as an emergency nurse through the Emergency Nurses Association. She also holds certifications in NIH Stroke, Non-violent Crisis Intervention, and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support in both adult and pediatric patients. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, an international honor society of Nursing, as well as Chi Eta Phi, a nursing sorority. In her spare time Arielle enjoys traveling, mentoring nursing students, and reading.
Nelly Molano, MSN, FNP – Nurse Practitioner, Baltimore
With over twenty years of experience in Women’s Health practicing comprehensive gynecology, Nell brings to her eating disorder practice a passion to meld an intimate understanding of the physiologic, metabolic, and hormonal needs of women to their psychiatric struggles in context of the eating disordered patient. She is a specialist in abnormal menstrual cycles, pelvic pain, vaginitis, vaginismus, vulvodynia, dyspareunia (painful sex), low libido, sexual dysfunction, contraception, STD treatment and abnormal Pap smear management. Strongly anchored in critical feminist theory (Kate Manne, Susan Faludi, Coral Herrera Gomez), Dialectical Behavioral Theory (Salvador Minuchin, Esther Perel), Relational Life Therapy (Terry Real), and Internal Family Systems (Dick Schwartz) along with the latest developments in neuroscience (Iain McGilchrist, Gina Rippon), Nell takes into account the link of the affective state of the female via the prefrontal cortex and limbic systems of the brain, to the endocrine functions of the ovaries via the hypothalamic-pituatary-gonadal axis thus attempting to bring an elevated approach to the treatment of her patients physical, mental and spiritual needs. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland nursing programs.
Amy Jackson – Licensed Practical Nurse, Frederick
A Maryland native, Amy is a Licensed Practical Nurse who graduated from Hagerstown Community College. She has been working in Pediatrics for the past 10 years and joined The Body Image Therapy Center to continue providing compassionate nursing care to our residents. When not working, Amy can be found spending time outdoors, quality time with her husband and friends and her cat CoCo. Traveling and experiencing new places is her passion.