Allison Rose Arida, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc. & Family Nurse Practitioner with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Get to know Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner & Family Nurse Practitioner, Allison Rose Arida, who serves patients in New York.

Allison is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who is currently on staff at BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc. in Buffalo, New York. BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc. is an innovative organization formed through the merger of Child and Adolescent Treatment Services and Lake Shore Behavioral Health in June of 2017. “No matter how old you are, where you live in Western New York or what challenges you’re facing — BestSelf Behavioral Health can provide you and your family with the innovative and evidence-based services you need, along with a personal and caring approach that will help you feel respected, valued, confident, and hopeful.” as stated on the organization’s website.

In addition to being on staff at BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc., Allison serves as a board-certified family nurse practitioner with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is a hospital in downtown Niagara Falls in the state of New York, founded in 1895, that has been serving the Greater Niagara region for over 100 years.

With years of experience in her field, she specializes in psychiatric mental health nursing and family medicine. Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nurse who specializes in mental health and cares for people of all ages experiencing mental illnesses or distress. Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages.

During her academic career, Allison earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2015. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in family practice nursing and psychiatric nursing at D’Youville College in Buffalo in 2015 and 2018. 

In order to remain up to date in her field, she maintains membership with the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. What’s more, she attributes her success to her mother, who encouraged her to be driven and to always be able to provide for herself.

Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners serve a patient population group that has historically been underserved. They assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with psychiatric disorders, or who otherwise have the potential for developing such disorders. They work with populations across the lifespan, from children to adolescents to adults to older adults, performing physical and psychiatric assessments and ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests.

A family nurse practitioner (FNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who works autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to deliver family-focused care. Given the rather broad nature of the “family” patient population focus, FNPs offer a wide range of healthcare services that revolve around the family unit; from health promotion and disease prevention to direct care and counseling across the lifespan. 

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