Our Providers

Deb Carpenter, PMHCNS-BC

Education and Training

  • Indiana University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Indiana University – Master of Science in Nursing – Major-Community Mental Health, Minor-Clinical Specialization

Workshops / Lectures / Publications

Over the course of 40 years as an Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist, I have provided numerous workshops, lectures, and educational opportunities to the general public and my peers and colleagues on local, regional and national levels. I have also served as adjunct faculty, visiting lecturer, clinical faculty at University of Indianapolis, Indiana University, and Ivy Tech Schools of Nursing,

Professional Memberships or Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • American Nurses Association


  • ANCC Board Certified as Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Personal Bio

I have over forty years of experience as a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (APRN) working with children, adolescents, and adults (currently only working with adults). I have worked in various settings and provided different levels of psychiatric care in inpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization settings, and outpatient settings. I’ve also worked in employee assistance and consult-liaison psychiatry in a general hospital. For many years I also provided clinical education and mentoring and also worked as an individual and marital therapist. Once laws were passed in 1996 for Advance Practice Nurses to attain prescriptive authority, I became one of the first APRNs in the state of Indiana to obtain this license and have been solely focusing on the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders since then. I remain fascinated, challenged, and passionate about my work. I like to work collaboratively with my patients-helping them learn about what they are experiencing and educating them about options for treatment so that they can actively participate in decisions about their care.

Provider Details

Treats patients ages 18 and up


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic / Terminal Illness Issues
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • General: Women's Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Anxiety


  • Medication Management / Psychopharmacology
  • Pharmacogenetic (Genetic) Testing

Insurance Coverage

  • In Network: Anthem / Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • In Network: Cigna
  • In Network: ComPsych
  • In Network: New Avenues
  • In Network: Sagamore
  • In Network: United Healthcare / UBH / Optum


New Patient Evaluation: $255

Medication Management (follow up) Appointments: 
15 Minutes (Average):  $110
25 Minutes (Average):  $155
40 Minutes (Average):  $220

Coding is determined complexity and/or total time inclusive of the following:

  • Preparing to see the patient (eg, review of tests)
  • Obtaining and/or reviewing separately obtained history
  • Performing a medically appropriate examination and/or evaluation
  • Counseling and educating the patient/family/caregiver
  • Ordering medications, tests, or procedures
  • Referring and communicating with other health care professionals
  • Documenting clinical information in the electronic or other health record
  • Independently interpreting results and communicating results to the patient/ family/caregiver
  • Care coordination