Lisa Clement-DeFalco

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (VA)

VA US

About Me

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 6+

 

Lisa Clement-DeFalco, RN, BSN, MA, MSN, PMHNP-BC, is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to residents in Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder and depression. In her practice, Lisa believes that everyone deserves to have a partner in their care. Individuals should expect to be heard and met with respect and truthful options to receive the most robust relief of symptoms as possible. She believes that the minimum use of medication should used to meet needs. Additionally, she feels that individuals are equally responsible for their outcomes and that adherence to treatment, managing risk factors and reporting aberrant responses are within their realm of control. 


Lisa’s interest in mental health care started during her role as a special needs preschool teacher and she developed a passion for family based intervention. She went on to earn a master’s degree in counseling and practiced for more than a decade. Then, during the Massachusetts medical reform, she decided to go into nursing to ensure she could continue to intervene with her clients and meet their medical needs.


Lisa has been a dedicated Boy Scout leader for seven years and she is facilitating the process in her region to grow from Boy Scouts to Family Scouts! She also has a 2nd degree black belt in taekwondo and is the Virginia state champion in sparring.


“Do or do not, there is no try.” - Yoda 


Please note, that if you should need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we require no less than 24 hours notice.

 

No Show Policy: To ensure that we provide the best care to you, we reserve specific appointment times for our services. This time is only reserved for your appointment. Therefore, we maintain a cancellation policy that includes payment for missed appointments. Should you not give 24 hours notice, or fail to attend an appointment without notice, your credit card will be automatically charged the full rate for the visit. It is $125 for initial sessions and $50 for follow-up sessions. Please be aware that continued missed appointments will lead to discharge. Please call 1 800 442 8938 to cancel or reschedule any appointments.

Qualifications

Experience

Experience:

03/2018 – Present, InSight Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatrist

 

2010 – Present, University of Virginia Medical Center

Registered Nurse Clinician III

 

2007 – 2010, University of Virginia

The Women’s Place, Registered Nurse Clinician II

 

2005 – 2007, Massachusetts General Hospital

Transplant Unit, Registered Nurse Clinician I & Clinician II

Education

05/2014 – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

 

12/2004 – University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

05/1991 – Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Psycho-pharmacology