Meet Anna Sanchez, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, MPH-C
MSICS MensSana, P.C. is a Veteran owned private practice clinic that integrates mental health services across the lifespan. Anna Sanchez is a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has over 37 years of experience in healthcare.
She has extensive work experience in psychiatry in the inpatient stabilization and substance abuse units. She is a consult liaison in emergency psychiatry. She has worked in community mental health and outpatient clinics. She provides care for both adults and adolescents (ages 14-18).
She received the Military Nurse of the Year 2020 during the Covid 19 Pandemic. She is consistent with her nursing practice as she recently received another prestigious award as the Nurse of the Year, the 2023 Mary Jane Seacole Award, this past 1 April 2023.
She has in-depth knowledge of psychopharmacology and individual, group, and family psychotherapy. She provides a holistic approach to those suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, military sexual trauma, stress, familial and relationship issues, and transitions in life.
She delivers excellent advanced practice care utilizing evidence-based research. Her approach to wellness is by integrating health into the physical, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of life. She has a broad understanding of the holistic approach to the care of the person in the mind, body, and spirit.
She serves the United States Air Force Reserves as a Major with the 94 AW/ASTS (Aeromedical Staging Squadron) at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Nursing Section. She deployed in Korea as a Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Response Program Coordinator (SARC). Her military background focuses on the mental health of service members who have experienced traumatic events from military sexual trauma (MST) and combat trauma that resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She was tasked as SARC at Dobbins ARB and overhauled the SAPR Program singlehandedly. She brought in Equine Therapy, Horticultural, Recreational, Pet, and Art Therapy for a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month for all branches of the military.
For the last 12 years, she has educated service members on resiliency, suicide prevention, and alcohol and substance abuse prevention programs. She focuses on the strengths of service members and has been invited multiple times to teach pre and post-deployers at the Yellow Ribbon Program. She anchors her military members and guides them through education on the Resiliency Tactical Pause. She is an avid advocate for women’s empowerment in the military. She is a certified Master Resiliency Trainer and is D-SAACP certified. She received a distinguished award and won the Air Force Reserve Command 2020 USAF Company Grade Nurse of the Year! In 2021 she was”coined” Maj General John Hickock, Brigadier General Craig McPike, and Col Juliana Olson.
She served as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for Brenau University and Kennesaw State University in mental health and medsurg. She actively volunteers and collaborates with local veteran groups for suicide prevention and to increase the positive outcomes of military service members.
Treatments we Offer
We will build a professional relationship through trust, understanding and connection. We explore the past and present to have a better future. We will both look at your strengths and vulnerabilities. You have a unique experience with different cultural and familial backgrounds.Learn More
A conservative approach may be necessary if you’re experiencing mild depression, some anxiety or mild insomnia. Many are ambivalent in medication management. We can discuss lifestyle modifications and During the acute phase of what you are going through, “pills and skills “may be a necessity.Learn More
Supportive psychotherapy is used to improve health and wellness for individuals, group and family psychotherapy. According to Maslow, a person can achieve self-actualization if needs are met. Brief therapy focuses on solutions by capitalizing on your strengths to change the current situation.Learn More
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Military Sexual Trauma
- Adjustment Disorders
- Stress Disorders
- Postpartum Counseling
- Life Coaching
- Grief and Bereavement
TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS ONLY
- Phone Consultations/Telepsych: (Follow-up Only) $100.00
- $100.00 New Patient appointment hold fee is required.
- $100.00 will be charged for No Show/Late Cancellation fee for new patients.
- $50.00 will be charged for No Show/Late Cancellation fee for existing patients.
- No Insurance accepted. For submittal, receipts can be provided.
- Due to privacy issues and confidentiality, I do not accept insurance. If there is no insurance trail, our sessions are completely confidential and private and it is at your discretion if you want to disclose.
The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.
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