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Teresa Combs, PhD, APRN, BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Owner & Founder

I am the founder of Living and Growing, LLC a community mental health wellness center in Silver Spring MD and offer a calm and peaceful space to fully explore, process and work towards living in an emotionally healthy state.

As a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I treat individuals across the lifespan, couples and families using insight and attachment theories. I believe that the relationship between the emotional health of a person directly influences physical health. Therefore, the center includes clinicians with expertise in somatic/movement therapies, narrative play, and sand tray therapies as well as nutrition and herbal therapies. We offer traditional talk therapies and medication management.

As a practitioner I believe that my training, workshops, work in inpatient psychiatric settings, years of working with alternative schools for youth with behavior challenges, and research experience and practice where I treated individuals and families across the life span, affords greater substance to treat my clients.

The PhD was conferred from the Catholic University of America, a Post-master's certificate from the University of Maryland, MSN from Southern Connecticut State University, and a BSN and BS from Michigan State University.