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Strive to be different.


+ My mindset: improvement is possible

Collaboration means you + me  

+ Wellness is a result of what we do


+ Empowering you = success

I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a doctorate in nursing (DNP).
Whoa, that's a mouthful!

My role is similar to a psychiatrist: I can prescribe medication and provide therapy.  Like a psychiatrist, I am specifically trained in the field of psychiatry!

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you can

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My Story

I’m a PMHNP based in Washington, DC.  My hobbies include travel, cooking (and eating), hiking, skiing, anything outdoors, exercise (CrossFit), real estate development, and reading.  I love all genres of music (I'm a Barb and a Swiftie), and enjoy a thoughtful debate.  

Family gives purpose to my life and is a safe space, for that I am very fortunate. 


I received my first undergraduate degree in business from Mizzou (University of Missouri).  After college I started a real estate development firm.  Burn out was real for me – so I changed gears and went back to school to be a nurse. For nursing school I completed an accelerated bachelors of science in nursing at the prestigious Goldfarb School of Nursing (on the Barnes Jewish Hospital / Washington University campus in St. Louis, Missouri).  I earned a doctorate of nursing (DNP) from Missouri State University, though please call me Ryan, not Dr. Sheridan.  My nursing experience includes time on medical/surgical and behavioral health floors, in the emergency department, partial hospitalization programs, and contract work for the Veteran’s Association.  

I quickly fell in love with psychiatry.  


I also realized how poor the model of psychiatry operates - with some of the worst outcomes in all of healthcare.  I decided to specialize in psychiatric/mental health at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. My doctoral research focused on the intersection of mental health and exercise.  

I’ve married, divorced, loved, lost, changed careers, chased dreams, failed, made mistakes, had successes, moved cities, grieved lost loved ones, come out, struggled, been diagnosed (with ADHD, among other things), and grown.  I share this with you to provide context.  I am human – with all the emotions that come with being human.  My intention in working with you is to be authentic.  


Some of my guiding principles in life and practice:

+ Life is best lived with an open mind that accepts change, takes turns, grows flexibly

+ Happiness and love are not destinations

+ At most, medication is only part of the solution

+ Expectations can cause us pain  

+ Define success from within 

I look forward to working with you.

Out & Proud!

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Ryan Sheridan, NP - Integrative Psychiatric Provider in Washington, DC
Ryan Sheridan, NP - Integrative Psychiatric Provider in Washington, DC
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