As a young child, Betsy often found herself admiring people whom served others in caring ways. She also found herself passionate about learning. For Betsy, learning about people and teaching others about the human condition intrigued her because it incorporated known knowledge, caring, and serving others. At a young age, she realized how knowledge and understanding often benefits families, children, and teens. Thus her journey began......
Betsy earned a B.S. in Nursing from Andrews University. Her need for intellectual stimulation and to be with other people who enjoyed caring for others and furthering their knowledge led her to work at a hospital for a 10 year period in diverse settings, including OB-GYN nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care, and then Neuro Intensive Care. During this period of time, Betsy also moonlighted employment in various Psychiatric units throughout Chicagoland. These experiences included caring for complex psychiatric patients in Intensive Care Units and patients residing on Neurological intensive Care Units.
In addition, Betsy worked to develop a unique expertise during her experiences while employed with a pharmaceutical company. She has collaborated and been involved in a number of scientific ventures at Searle Labs, TAP Labs, Takeda Labs, Abbott Labs, and ABVIE Labs. During this period she traveled across the world and meet some profoundly fascinating thought leaders. While employed by a variety of different labs, she acquired knowledge while engaged in Cardiac studies, Gastrointestinal studies, Weight Loss studies, Safety, and various Cancer trials. Betsy also managed clinical trials worldwide for over 10 years.
Betsy returned to formal education to pursue her first Master's degree, a MS in Leadership and Management. While working towards her degree Betsy also volunteered at a community clinic. During her time at this clinic, she became intuitively clear about her true passion as a healer. She then completed her second Master’s degree in the Advanced Nurse Practitioner program at North Park University while she focused on working within Psychiatry. Betsy also serves as a Board of Director on the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing Board of Directors for Film Hope.
With a holistic and person-centered perspective Betsy addresses treating the body, mind, and spirit of each individual. She states, “ I view each individual as unique and believe that looking at the whole person includes understanding the complexity of the individual within the elements at play in their life. My goal is to develop a customized treatment plan that works for the patient and promotes optimal health and functioning.”
Betsy has a warm and accepting presence with her patients. She works with adolescents 13 years and up, and adults with a wide variety of presenting issues and diagnoses. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, treating Depression and Mood Disorders, General Anxiety, Menopausal Challenges, Weight Loss without medication, ADHD, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.