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  • Tonya Watkins

    Tonya is a dual board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner. She has worked with patients and clients for over 20 years, helping them to realize their healthiest and best selves. Having worked in family medicine, substance use treatment, pain management, and geriatrics, she understands lifespan challenges and the complexities of mental health and illness. She completed both her undergraduate as well as graduate programs at Rivier University in Nashua, where she also works as adjunct faculty in their nursing program. Prior to nursing, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.

    “What I enjoy most is really taking the time to get to know my patients, understanding their lives, their needs, their goals. We can then work together on filling a toolbox with just that – tools to help take them from where they are currently to where they would like to be. It is their journey;  I am simply along to listen, support and guide. While medications often play an important role, there are so many other wonderful tools that can be incorporated as well. I enjoy exploring those modalities, whether it be self-care, meditation, yoga or nutrition counseling. Most importantly, I want my patients to feel heard and empowered to work together at creating a plan that they feel great about.”

    In her free time Tonya enjoys staying active with her family, exploring the outdoors, traveling, or reading. Spring and fall are her favorite seasons, and she loves being on the sidelines cheering on her kids at various sporting events or playing in the flower beds and gardens in her yard.