Nyla R. Gardner

Biography

I believe people need a safe harbor when confronting the various roadblocks in life. I try to provide an atmosphere of trust and compassion, while offering guidance in assisting clients to make the best possible choices for themselves.

Treatment Philosophy

“I believe the clients I see deserve an opportunity to voice their grievances. I also believe that people need a safe harbor when confronting the various roadblocks in life. I try to provide an atmosphere of trust and compassion, while offering guidance in assisting clients to make the best possible choices for themselves. Treatment and medication choices involve collaboration with the client, not just what I think the person may need.”

Professional Journey

“At a young age, I knew someone who was mentally ill, and I saw how he struggled. This was a great inspiration for me to help others who suffered. I have also encountered people who made harsh judgments about the mentally ill and those with addiction. I decided that I would do my best to try and educate, support and treat this often times underserved population.”

Special Interests

I really enjoy listening to people’s life stories.

Education

PMHNP – Institute of Health Professions, MGH

MSN  – University of New Hampshire Nursing Administration

BA – Criminal Justice, University of Southern Maine

Associates – Nursing, Stratham Vocational College

Professional Certifications & Associations

ANCC Board Certified in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health

ANCB Certification in Addictions

Other Professional/Educational Achievements

  • Contributing author in Pain Management Made Incredibly Easy, 2003

When not with my patients, I enjoy… spending time with my son, my dogs and my friends. I also enjoy listening to music, reading, cooking, camping, hiking, swimming and watching the Red Sox. I have many interests!