Ann Marie Dryden MSN (she/her/ella-latina), VT licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with Prescribing Authority
Dual Board Certification through the American Nurse Credentialing Center: Family Nurse Practitioner & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
“It never ceases to amaze me the wonder of the human body, mind and spirit. Given an opportunity, there will always be movement towards wellness, the best that can be achieved if we provide the environment and tools to do so.”
Emotional and Mental dis-ease can often be the foundation of our ills and when addressed with an open heart and willingness to explore, change can happen, providing new insights and the potential for an empowering, healing experience. The natural world is one of our greatest tools towards wholeness.
Throughout my thirty years in Nursing and Medicine, I have been devoted to studying, engaging and working with integrative approaches to wellness. Beginning with an apprenticeship in folk herbal therapies nearly 30 years ago, and discovering a connection to my Abuela in Puerto Rico, a healer in her own right, I have studied, taught and acted to bring a variety of integrative practices into my work.”
Ann Marie Dryden MSN is a dual certified Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Family Practice and Psychiatric care with over 30 years of nursing experience. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Vermont where she earned her Family Medicine NP certificate and a Post-Masters certificate from Stony Brook University, where her Psychiatric and Mental Health NP was earned.
Additionally, Ann Marie is a 200h Sivananda Yoga teacher (YTT200), an ordained Interfaith Minister in the state of NY, and a practitioner of Transpersonal Astrology, Herbal Therapeutics and Women’s Wellness through Dance/Belly Dancing. Recently has completed the 100-hr training with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA-assisted therapy.
Katie Whitaker MSN (she/her), VT licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with Prescribing Authority
Board Certification through the American Nurse Credentialing Center Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
A strong believer in social justice and healthcare free from guilt and shame, Katie is very passionate about supporting people on their healing journey in becoming their healthiest, happiest, and most empowered selves. “I believe that we all have the power to tap into our own inner healer and find our way towards wellness. The ability to heal is within all of us, sometimes we just need some support to get there.”
Katie utilizes an integrative approach to complementary therapies (including medications) to assist clients in their recovery and is a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) certified Acudetox technician (CADT), certified recovery coach (CRC), certified Ayurveda wellness coach, and has completed the 100-hr training with Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA-assisted therapy.
Katie brings over twenty years of experience in the field of healthcare. Her work started as a Doulas of North America (DONA) trained labor support Doula working with incarcerated women and went on to complete her didactic studies with Birthwise Midwifery School as a direct entry midwife. She brings over a decade worth of nursing experience in the field of reproductive healthcare, substance use disorder (SUD), and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) specializing in working with marginalized and underserved populations living in rural areas.
She holds a Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) from Frontier Nursing University where she completed her Psychiatric Mental Health training and is ANCC certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and licensed with the state of Vermont as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).