Psychiatry Isla Vista
Acacia Isla Vista is glad to announce we are now offering psychiatric services! Meredith Conry is a specialist in the Santa Barbara area with years of experience working with college students. She's joined our team after we received several recommendations on her behalf and we are all very excited to have her.
At this moment, only Aetna subscribers are considered in-network.
Please contact our office if you would like to inquire about sliding scale options.
Meredith Conry, PMHNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
New York University College of Nursing
Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Humanistic, Interpersonal, Psychiatric Medication Management, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Strength-Based
Areas of Expertise
ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Coping Skills, Depression, Impulsive Control Disorders, Life Coaching, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues
I am honored to be included in the team at Acacia Counseling and Wellness! My family and I recently relocated to Santa Barbara from New York City, and are enjoying the beauty and the slower pace of this part of the county. As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, I draw upon my nursing/medical background to holistically assess the client's biological, psychological, social, as well as spiritual health. With the client, I develop a treatment plan that may involve medication management. I highly prioritize collaboration with clients’ therapists, and always try to understand ‘the bigger picture’ and not simply focus on symptoms.
I have been working in the mental health field since 2002 with a wide range of experiences and settings that include Chemical Dependency Programs, Methadone Maintenance Programs, HIV/AIDS clinics, Assertive Community Treatment Teams, Inpatient Psychiatric Units, and private practice. While working in my former private practice in New York City for four years prior to moving to Santa Barbara in 2016, I worked with many college students. I have always found this particular phase of life interesting, as many factors are at play, such as the first-time emergence of mental illness symptoms, as well as the developmental milestone of searching for identity and meaning.
I received both my RN and NP degrees from NYU College of Nursing, and completed the one year Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Compulsive Behavior educational course at The William Alanson White Institute.