"It takes a certain level of courage to start the process of taking care of your mental health. The mere act of scheduling an appointment each and every time should be commended, in my opinion. This is why I believe in meeting my clients just where they are on their mental health journey and doing my best to help them move closer to a healthier state of mental wellbeing"
Dr. Nacresha N. Richardson, DNP, fondly known as "Nicole", is dual-board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner & Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She worked for 11 years as a license practical nurse before completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at South University in 2016 and her Masters of Science in Nursing with a graduate program focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Chamberlain University in 2018. Dr. Richardson earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2020. She is also backed by over 20 years of nursing experience on various levels from CNA to RN from 2001 to 2018. She successfully completed a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2020.
Dr. Richardson is an active member of the AANP, ANA, Polk County Advanced Practice Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She mentors nursing students and nurse entrepreneurs across the United States and precepts current nursing students in the Central Florida area in the specialties of pediatrics and geriatrics.
She is experienced in the areas of emergency nursing, pediatrics, integrative physical medicine, geriatrics, mental health, and women's health. Dr. Richardson treats patients of all ages from newborns to centennials.
Post Doctoral Training
Dr. Richardson, DNP completed the post-graduate psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program. She recognized the significance of obtaining additional training beyond family practice, which has built upon her knowledge base to expand her scope of practice.