Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Amy Chodorowski, CNP

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Amy is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated with a doctorate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Amy worked as a psychiatric nurse for ten years in several acute inpatient settings where she enjoyed caring for patients of all ages. She is enthusiastic to use her knowledge and skills to help patients achieve a better quality of life. Amy uses a holistic and integrative approach that is tailored to meet the needs and desired outcomes of each individual. She has experience in treating a wide range of psychiatric illnesses including but not limited to anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, self-injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Alexandria Hernandez, CNP

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Alexandria is a bilingual Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Alexandria worked in the inpatient setting at a behavioral health hospital and cared for patients throughout the lifespan. Alexandria also worked as a school nurse at a therapeutic day school and cared for students from ages 5 to 22 years old. It’s important for Alexandria to provide quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. Her treatment plans are individualized, and evidence based. She also enjoys educating each patient with the necessary information to be active participants in their treatment plan to optimize their mental health.

John Santos MSN, PMHNP-BC

Certified Nurse Practitioner

John is a board-certified nurse practitioner with extensive experience in Internal and Behavioral medicine. John utilizes a holistic approach to psychiatric care by integrating core values in medical/nursing practice and evidence-based psychiatric treatments. He provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, and medication management for patients across the lifespan.

John’s approach to treatment is patient-centered that seeks to understand and respect each client as an individual. In his leisure time John enjoys spending time with his family and is a car enthusiast. 

Laura Maier, CNP

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Laura is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated from University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. She has worked in the behavioral health field for over twelve years, and before becoming a nurse practitioner she provided psychiatric care as a registered nurse in an inpatient setting. Laura takes pride in delivering empathetic, patient-centered care and focuses on client’s individualized needs and desired outcomes. 

She is passionate about treating children, adolescents, and adults with mental health needs and uses evidence-based treatment modalities in order to help clients obtain relief from symptoms and improve their lives and functioning. Laura has experience managing and treating several different psychiatric disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and insomnia.