Hello, I am Rebecca Faulkner, MSN, PMHNP-BC, RD
Early in my career as a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I realized something was missing from psychiatric evaluations and routine med checks. I noticed that many clients were suffering from low energy, poor sleep, diabetes, high blood pressure, acid reflux, thyroid disorders, and many other chronic illnesses.
When I started asking clients about their dietary habits, they would report on eating fast food, drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, very limited water, eating processed foods/snacks, and refined carbohydrates. Furthermore, exercise was rarely part of their daily routines. I realized that I needed to do something different to help my clients improve their emotional well-being.
In my search for a solution, I enrolled in
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Rebecca Faulkner received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University). She completed her dietetic internship at Oakwood College. Rebecca received a Master of Science in Human Nutrition at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Prior to studying nursing, Rebecca worked as a registered dietitian (RD) for many years in various clinical settings. Rebecca attended Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing. She has a Masters of Science in Nursing and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She is passionate about functional nutrition and holistic psychiatry.