David Frovarp, APRN-CNPdavid@affinitypsych.com

David Frovarp, APRN-CNP

david@affinitypsych.com

Hi there! My name is David, and I’m a board-certified nurse practitioner. I enjoy working with patients who are considering adding medication to manage and improve their overall mental health.

Originally from Minnesota, I have also experienced living in different parts of the country including California, New Jersey, and Georgia previously. This has allowed me the opportunity to work with people from many different walks of life, and for this I am extremely grateful.

In clinical practice I have worked in a variety of settings that include: direct patient care as a provider, administrative roles overseeing day-to-day operations, and working with colleagues to improve policies and delivery of patient care. While I have greatly enjoyed leadership roles and being a part of positive change from an administrative level, I have to admit that connecting with patients individually and working with them towards the development and achievement of their goals is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences that I have been fortunate to be a part of.




How I Work

I aim to be an active listener and provide validation and feedback that is relative to the individual I’m speaking with at the moment. I’m a firm believer that a good relationship at any level starts with good communication. I frequently receive positive feedback regarding my style of communication and ease in which others are able to have meaningful conversations with me. I take considerable pride in this, and can say with honesty that I have a genuine goal to improve the existence of those whose paths I come across.


What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

The willingness and internal push to ensure that the individuals I see have an opportunity to express their concerns while conveying compassion and a true sense of care. Many people go through the healthcare system expecting the “take a ticket and wait” mentality, feeling like they are treated like a number instead of a person.

My approach is genuine, open, and non-judgemental. Each individual in this life walks a different path and goes through their ups and downs, and it’s important for my clients to know that the care and management of their concerns will be approached with this in mind. In our conversations clients will receive open and honest feedback with the end goal of being an active participant in helping them with the decisions that will help give them the opportunity to improve their happiness and quality of life.



Issues I Treat:

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Populations I Serve:

  • Adults
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Helping Professionals
  • Marginalized Populations

Professional background:



Education

  • Chamberlain University – Addison, IL
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Program
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Columbia Southern University – Orange Beach, AL
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Focus of studies in Healthcare Management
  • Gordon State College – Barnesville, GA

Licensure

  • Minnesota Nurse Practitioner / 4937
  • Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners / F1116535

Charlotte Szabo, DNP, PMHFNP-BC, APRN charlotte@affinitypsych.com

Charlotte Szabo, DNP, PMHFNP-BC, APRN

charlotte@affinitypsych.com

Hello! I’m Charlotte, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. When medication is a part of your overall plan to manage and improve your mental health, I’m your person.

Throughout my life I have lived in different countries, and these unique people-experiences have allowed me to incorporate a more comprehensive, accepting, empathetic, and holistic approach to my practice. I speak 4 languages (Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, and English) fluently and enjoy so much connecting on a linguistic level – other than English – when possible.

I enjoy working with a wide variety of patients, from those who have trouble dealing with stress to the most serious and challenging combinations of psychiatric disorders. My extensive work experience ranges from the hospital setting to the Psychiatry Lead at the University of Minnesota’s Community Health Care Center (CUHCC), to varying outpatient clinical practices with a wide scope of patients from different age, ethnic, sexual, and socio-economic backgrounds. As a registered health care practitioner in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Registry, I also register patients who might benefit from medical marijuana after having had unsuccessful trials with traditional psychotropic medications.




How I Work

“The glue that holds all relationships together….is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” This maxim by Brian Tracy is at my core, and because of that I work best with patients who genuinely want to get better. I invest a lot of effort, thought, and knowledge into each one of my patients and get the best results when there is an investment from you as well. A comment that I get often from my patients is that they feel that I sincerely care about them. And they’re right – because I treat each person, who comes to me looking for help in feeling better about their lives, as if they were one of my family members. (Just fyi, I’m from a Hungarian family and I’m the oldest of 9 – so being treated like family is kind of BIG!). A comment I get from my colleagues is that I will bend over backwards for my patients and go out of my way for them. Yes! I do! Because if you’re willing to make the courageous step to reach out for mental health help, then I will be there on the other end reaching for you to help break the cycle of mental illness.


What Sets Me Apart As a Psychiatric Provider?

How many times have you felt a divide between them (the medical professionals) and you (the patient)? I don’t have a problem with the cold temps in Minnesota, but the frigid gap I do have a problem with. When we work together you will find yourself in an environment in which things are warm, authentic, and open. If you’re looking for a formal, superficial “white coat doctor” approach to manage your medications – that’s not me. I believe that knowledge, expertise, and excellence in how one treats their patients is not based in a sense of superiority. I will answer the most “I feel embarrassed to ask this” questions to the most intricate questions related to your medication plan. I don’t stop at figuring out the best medication regimen for you – I dig DEEP to figure out what solution(s) might be best for you. My passion lies in system level changes to better my patients’ lives, therefore I will always offer you my $0.02. And, I will always add, it is up to you which way you choose to proceed. Because ultimately it is your life, your body, your decision.



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Issues I Treat:

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Populations I Serve:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers
  • Children (5+)
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Helping Professionals
  • Marginalized Populations

Professional background:



Education

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
    Doctorate of Nursing Practice, graduated with honors

  • University of California, San Francisco, CA
    Psychiatric Mental Health Family Nurse Practitioner
    Master of Science in Nursing, graduated with honors

  • Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA
    RN and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, magna cum laude
  • Holy Names University, Oakland, CA
    Summa cum laude

Licensure

  •  Minnesota / CNP 1890

Certification

  • ANCC – Board Certification / 2012011414