Nikita Boyd, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, AGNP-C
Hello! My name is Nikita, and I’m a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I’m passionate about working with adults who experience anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders. Finding a unique combination of medications that work well with your brain chemistry is what I’m good at. I also like to use a holistic approach to care where we look at environmental, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual barriers to achieving a balanced and fulfilled life.
Originally from Central Asia, I lived in Europe, Canada, and the US (Minnesota for the past 15 years). I am fluent in Russian and enjoy working with immigrant and BIPOC clients. My extensive work experience ranges from inpatient mental health/addiction units at M Health Fairview St. Joseph’s Hospital to outpatient community clinics such as Native American Community Clinic and UnitedHealth Group-Optum, providing in-home wellness visits for complex geriatric patients. I have additional training in treating opioid and alcohol use disorders through Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). I am passionate about using innovative, evidence-based approaches to treatment such as psychedelic assisted therapies.
How I Work
During our comprehensive initial consultation, I try to get to know my clients and their history to understand the underlying contributing factors as well as their strengths and goals for the treatment. I use a collaborative, humanistic approach to my care that’s guided by unique qualities that each person exhibits.
What Sets Me Apart As a Psychiatric Provider?
I like to use grounding techniques to work with difficult emotions that sometimes arise during our visits. I also create a space where we can discuss a variety of pharmacological options, including their side effects or potential benefits based on genetic testing.