Our Providers

Deb Carpenter

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

Certifications

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

Personal Bio

I have forty four years of psychiatric nursing experience, forty of which in advanced practice as a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (APRN) working with children, adolescents and adults (currently only working with adults). I have worked in a variety of settings and provided different levels of psychiatric care in inpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization settings, as well as 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 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 educate about options for treatment so that they can actively participate in decisions about their care.

Provider Details

Treats patients ages 18 and up

Conditions

  • ADD/ADHD
  • 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
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Anxiety

Treatments

Medication Management
  • Medication Management / Psychopharmacology
  • Pharmacogenetic (Genetic) Testing

Insurance Coverage

  • In Network - Anthem
  • In Network - Anthem / HealthSync
  • In Network - Cigna
  • In Network - ComPsych
  • In Network - Sagamore
  • Out of Network / No Insurance Coverage