Our Philosophy


Welcome to Carative Psychiatry! Our mission is to enhance wellness and motivate self-improvement by strengthening minds. We offer high quality health care for patients seeking a trustworthy long-term psychiatric provider who can provide medication management and supportive counseling.


Carative Psychiatry providers will work closely with other professionals to provide the most comprehensive care for our clients and families. We collaborate with specialists in your area to support your total health and wellness.

At Carative Psychiatry, we desire to provide health services to our clients that focus on improving their mental health but also to educate and prevent future issues. Carative Psychiatry is a Nurse practitioner owned psychiatric practice that uses evidenced based practice to improve the quality of life of their clients.

The providers at Carative Psychiatry provide care to their patients using medical and mental health care models to holistically treat the individual. We are passionate about serving the community and helping others achieve their goals by using the Carative theory factors. Carative factors include being empathetic, instilling faith and hope, cultivating sensitivity to one’s self and others, developing trusting and caring relationships, promoting and accepting your feelings, working toward problem-solving, teaching and promoting self-care, providing a stable spiritual and physical environment for healing, and recognizing and accepting spiritual beliefs while incorporating all disciplines of care. By using these core values, we can help you as our client achieve the best results for your mental health.



Ashley Cyronak

Ashley Cyronak is a board-certified Family Nurse practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse practitioner who is dedicated, compassionate, and diligent and takes pride serving children, adolescents, and adults with their mental health needs. Ms. Cyronak graduated with Honors with her master’s in nursing at Frontier Nursing University and has a certificate from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in psychiatry. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston. Ashley is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. However, due to having many interests, she has traveled all over the world and has even worked in Australia.

Patients see her for a variety of reasons, including pediatric consultations, postpartum depression, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, alcoholism and addiction. Ms. Cyronak treats a range of conditions, and she is eager to help the wider community receive the care they deserve. She is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle. She has a passion to help patients achieve their goals and feel their best.

Founder, Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Licensed in Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Washington
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Jamie Miskell


Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida

Jamie Miskell is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Louisville and she is credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She also possesses a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. She is committed to empathic and lasting relationships with her clients. Her goal is to aid each individual as he or she pursues wholeness and freedom from the weight of emotional distress.

She works with those seeking help for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder and addiction.

Her background also includes achievement in traumatic brain injury including neuropsychological evaluation and counsel for families impacted by a traumatic brain injury. Her history of inpatient care includes consult psychiatry, acute care psychiatry, dementia and delirium. Jamie specializes in TBI and neurocognitive disorders.

Ms. Miskell is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association.

Tara N. Valenzuela


Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licensed in California, Iowa,
Alaska, Hawaii

Dr. Tara Valenzuela DNP, PMHNP-BC. is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She treats mental health across the lifespan. Her treatments are healing-centered, education-forward, person-focused. This involves customized strategies that may begin with therapy and medication, and can involve holistic planning including nutrition and activity to treat the whole person. She aligns with the idea that Nursing is the facilitation of healing, and works to provide intervention, education, and advocacy. Dr. Tara Valenzuela believes psychiatric treatment allows a life worth living to be lived. In the unprecedented year of 2020, she achieved a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. Her quality improvement project improved outcomes for people with depression in a community health clinic through integration of care. She uses her work to help practices transform the way they deliver healthcare, and teaches the art and science of nursing in academia. She also helps with healing for survivors of trauma and PTSD. The treatment of addiction, anxiety, panic attacks, mood disorders, phobias, OCD, and ADHD are within her wheelhouse. All ages, all issues welcome. 

Chelsia Burkes-Brown

Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licensed in Florida, Washington, Oregon, Maryland

Chelsia Burkes-Brown is a Board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has over eleven years of nursing experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric care across the lifespan. She is committed to providing both competent and compassionate care to her clients. She places high value on a client’s full participation in the devel-opment of each treatment plan to encourage compliance and believes everyone deserves to have access to high-quality mental health care.

Chelsia began her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 2010 and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2017 and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University in 2019 where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Mrs. Brown is currently licensed in nine states and enjoys working with children/adolescents, along with young to middle-aged adults. She treats a variety of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, impulse-control disorders, insomnia, PTSD, and ASD.

Chelsia is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).

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Casandra Moyer


Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licensed in California, Oregon

Casandra graduated with a doctoral degree in Nursing Practice from University of San Diego. She is certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), and Family Nurse Practitioner by American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

She works with children from 5 to 6 years old, adolescents, and all the way to older adults (geriatric) who have autism, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use problems and more. She provides medication management, health promotion, supportive therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and meditation education, basic principles and information. She also has basic training in EMDR therapy so she can provide guidance information for clients considering this as well. In clients who have eating disorders, she is able to provide medication management and supportive therapy.

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Stephanie Weingard


Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licensed in Florida, Arizona, Massachusetts

Stephanie L. Weingard graduated from Florida International University on July 31 st , 2018, achieving a post-masters certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She successfully completed her ANCC board examination on November 1 st , 2018 and received her licensure from the state of Florida on December 4 th , 2018. She is currently Autonomously Licensed and has obtained both her DEA & X-Waivers.

Mrs. Weingard enjoys working with a diverse patient population and is certified to work across the lifespan. Her goals as a Psychiatric Advance Practice Registered Nurse are to increase access to mental health treatment, to build therapeutic relationships with patients, to work collaboratively with a Multidisciplinary team and to foster a healing environment for her clientele.

Mrs. Weingard has worked as a board certified psychiatric registered nurse in inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient settings over the past 8 years. She is also a United States Air Force Reservist and works providing mental health care to both active duty and reserve members. In 2012 she was awarded the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Excellence in Nursing award for care improvement strategies implemented on the intensive psychiatric inpatient unit where she worked at that time. In 2016 she was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for her exemplary service providing mental health care & again in 2020 for excellence in culturally competent care provision. She is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal for her contributions to mental health programs within the Air Force Reserve.



Kristi Muncie


Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licensed in Oregon, Illinois, Maryland, Kentucky

Kristi Muncie is board-certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and also board-certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Kristi is compassionate, empathic and kind.  She has dedicated decades of her life to helping others. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1996 and then obtained both her master's degree and post-master's degree from the University of Cincinnati. 


Kristi works with patients across the lifespan and is currently licensed in four states. She welcomes clients seeking help for a wide variety of psychiatric mental health conditions including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorders, addictions and insomnia. 


Kristi feels that mental health is vital to overall well-being and she is dedicated to helping her patients because she believes everyone deserves to live their best lives possible.

Renee Novak


Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Licensed in Washington, Florida

Renee Novak is dual board certified by ANCC as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. While obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from University of Florida, Renee was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. After graduation, Renee worked in hospital settings while also returning to school to obtain her Master of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from University of South Florida in 2003. Over the years working as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Renee realized the need for patients to have access to mental health services and earned her Post Masters Psychiatric
Mental Health Certificate from Florida State University in 2018. Prior joining Caritive Psychiatry, Renee worked in a variety of medical and mental health settings Including, inpatient hospitalization, community health, corrections, private practice, and telepsychiatry.

Renee treats patients across the lifespan with a wide variety of psychiatric mental health conditions including but not limited to; depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, personality disorders, ADD/ADHD, psychotic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and insomnia. Renee is dedicated to taking a wholistic approach with each patient with the goal for patients to meet their desired outcomes and improve their overall quality of life.