Katherine Crocker is a board certified advanced practice psychiatric nurse who has been providing psychiatric services to clients for eighteen years. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and is certified as both a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She also earned her undergraduate degree and a Masters in education from Vanderbilt.
At the Evelyn Frye Center, Katherine treats children, adolescents and adults, ages 5-75. Her treatment interests span the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including depressive disorders, ADHD, anxiety problems, addictions, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and anger management. Prior to coming to Evelyn Frye, she had years of experience in treating patients in the community mental health setting, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and in addiction treatment centers. She is currently on the faculty at Vanderbilt’s School of Nursing where she supervises students and lectures on the diagnosis and pharmacological management of mental health conditions.
Katherine’s treatment method is geared to the individual needs of the client, and her approach is both compassionate and collaborative. She believes that medication can sometimes be a meaningful part of getting back to full health, and she works to provide treatment that is effective and fully supported by current research. She believes that the aim of mental health treatment is to get people back to fully engaged and meaningful lives.
Katherine is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing, and APNA. She is married and is the proud mother of three grown children. She is an avid reader and a hiking and outdoor enthusiast.