APRN: Indiana University/Purdue University of Indianapolis
Bachelors in Nursing: Indiana State University
Julie Russell, RN-BSN, MSN, PHMNP-BC is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She graduated with high honors from Indiana State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2005, and also with high honors from Indiana University/Purdue University of Indianapolis with her Masters of Science as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2010 and followed that up with a transition to Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner a few years later.
Julie focuses on treatment of adults with a variety of mental health issues, and has worked for over 7 years in drug and alcohol addiction treatment at both Inpatient and Outpatient levels of care. She has been with Virtual Consult MD since September 2017.
Julie takes the approach of treating the underlying issues in conjunction with the therapists, both here at Virtual Consult MD and within the community and does not feel that medication alone is the best treatment approach to mental health. She is passionate about helping people work to find ways to handle their symptoms and empower them to take control of their mental health as best they can and utilize medications to help in that journey, but not to ‘fix it all’. In addition, Julie can provide various psychotherapeutic services as well as the medication management to help patients reach their highest potential for a happy, health lifestyle.
Julie is also a licensed minister with a strong Christian walk and faith in God. She enjoys being able to help others both inside and outside of her role as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.