Sekou Jones, MSN, PMHNP-BC
I am passionate about my work as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner because I've always been drawn to learning about people and the things that are most meaningful in their lives. I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend my days focused on people.
I pride myself on being compassionate and attentive. At the core of my clinical approach is the effort to build strong partnerships with my clients to understand and address each person’s unique needs.
“Together, my clients and I discuss the best individualized treatment options according to their priorities and what most benefits their lives.”
Another core element of my clinical practice is to approach each client’s concerns and symptoms from a broad, holistic view. It’s important to me to consider past medical conditions, current life stressors, important relationships and a wide range of treatment modalities (with or without medication) in order to promote long-term mental and physical wellbeing. When appropriate, I use medications carefully with specific objectives at the lowest dose and for the shortest time needed. I view medication as a valuable tool, but not one that excludes other vital elements of the treatment plan.
Apart from the joy and fulfillment I find in my work with clients, I enjoy photography. Since coming to Colorado, I have really appreciated the many days of sunshine and the opportunity to be outdoors for road biking, jogging and swimming. I love spending family time with my wife and teenage twins- talking, watching movies and enjoying great food.
Lisa DeNooy, BS
My focus is on your unique, individual needs and goals. The length of treatment and the precise methods vary, based on your individual needs.
I’m committed to delivering care that is compassionate, empathetic and thorough. I endeavor to create an environment that is non-judgmental in order to promote open, honest dialogue. Value working in partnership with my clients to identify and address their greatest concerns.
I incorporate counseling into every visit. This may take different forms, but always entails a few seemingly simple, but vital elements: Asking the right questions. Listening carefully to your experiences and concerns. Working together to identify goals. Following your progress. I find that a treatment plan is effective only when it is focused on the things that matter most to you.
Board certification in both Psychiatry and Family Practice has provided me with an excellent understanding of the inseparable relationship between “mind” and “body.” My treatment approach involves careful consideration of neurophysiology (brain chemistry) along with the thoughts and experiences that affect our lives.
When appropriate, I prescribe medications based on specific treatment goals, using the lowest dose/duration to maximize efficacy. I strive to communicate openly with my clients to address questions, concerns, and side-effects.