Lori Dickson PMHNP
“I chose the field of psychiatry because it opens many opportunities to have a positive impact on people’s lives."
“This can be especially true for helping people who are unable to overcome the barriers to the social stigma of mental health.”
Lori completed her Master’s of Arts in professional counseling and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2006 (LPC-MHSP). She worked primarily doing hospital psychiatric intakes for the hospital system and as an independent therapist. In 2009 Lori obtained her RN license and began working in hospice and home health. In 2011 she graduated from Vanderbilt University and obtained a Psychiatric Mental Health/ APN license (PMHNP-BC). Since then, Lori has worked in many settings. These included the following settings: community mental health, the Bureau of Prisons and psychiatric consultations for medical patients at Ascension Hospital. She also worked doing consults in long-term care facilities and was the main provider for an inpatient geriatric psychiatric unit in the hospital setting. Lori has worked with patients from age 3 to 101 years of age.