Kalia Rothlind, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Staff Member
As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I am dedicated to helping my patients become the best iteration of themselves. My passion for healthcare started over ten years ago right here in Berkeley, where I had my first experience as a personal caregiver for adults with various mental and physical health conditions. Being able to help people overcome difficult life challenges was a major inspiration for me to continue in the healthcare field.
I decided to focus on mental health because I have always been interested in the interplay between human biology, behavior, and experiences. In addition to my experiences as a caregiver, the amazing neuroscience and psychology courses I took at Berkeley further solidified my interest in the subject.
As a healthcare provider, I have sought opportunities in diverse medical and therapeutic settings including community-based adult services, skilled nursing facilities, eating disorder residential programs, and both substance use and crisis residential programs. I also completed a year-long clinical rotation at the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, CT, where I was able to conduct both long-term outpatient therapy with medication management and therapy groups for patients with psychotic or mood disorders. Since medications and therapy play such a valuable role in mental health treatment, I always encourage patients to initiate or continue therapy in conjunction with medication management services.
Each of my experiences have each given me specific insights as well as led me to value the overall importance of interdisciplinary alliance, communication, and collaborative approaches to ensure a well-rounded, person-centered approach. Different providers working together and learning from each other makes us more dynamic, fosters growth, and improves our entire profession. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be part of an another amazingly collaborative team of providers here at Berkeley Therapy Institute.
During my free time I also love playing soccer, trail running, free-hand embroidery, and refurbishing furniture.
BA Public Health, Minor in Forestry - UC Berkeley
Wilderness EMT Program - Aerie Backcountry Medicine
RN - Yale School of Nursing
MSN - Yale School of Nursing