Margaret Butler, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Joins Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants

Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants of Coralville, IA, has hired Ms. Margaret Butler to provide medication services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental health medication needs.
IOWA CITY, Iowa - June 23, 2016 - PRLog -- Ms. Margaret Butler was recenty hired by Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants as a  Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Ms. Butler sees children, adolescents, and adults for medication management of a wide range of mental health disorders. Margaret emphasizes the importance of holistic model of health, including the value of sleep, exercise, diet, and psychotherapy as important to our emotional functioning and health.  She also values the importance of spending time with her clients and involving patients in treatment decisions.

What Do Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) Do?Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with psychiatric disorders or the potential for such disorders using their full scope of therapeutic skills, including the prescription of medication and administration of psychotherapy.  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners have full scope prescriptive authority and in some cases, also provide counseling. More information can be found by visiting the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at

How do their roles differ from psychologists or even psychiatrists and social workers?

As a matter of fact, all of the professionals in these positions can be involved in psychotherapy, but only advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), such as the PMHNP, and psychiatrists can prescribe medication. Social workers and psychologists cannot. What may be more important is that all of these providers can practice independently, providing care where it may otherwise be inaccessible, although they are always under the authority of Iowa state law when it comes to scope of practice.

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Cindy Nichols Anderson, Ph.D., ABPP
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