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Mark Monfasani is a Nurse Practitioner with graduate training in physical medicine and mental health, and experience working in community health, LGBT health and HIV care. He sees himself as an equal and an ally with clients, which shows in his calm, casual personality and light humor, as well as in his respect for sensitively working with each person in their own individual context.
In line with his focus on individualized health, he sees a large part of his role as maintaining practical, safe and productive care, so he focuses on respecting individual goals, harm reduction, on trauma-informed care, and on avoiding and healing shame and stigma.
Coming from a background in primary care as well as mental health, his focus is in psychopharmacology, but he uses his understanding of the body, the mind and our environment to help people work toward wellness. He is not judgmental, and is comfortable focusing on each person’s mental health in their individual social and medical context.
Mark’s is currently studying at the Johns Hopkins PMHNP program, for a second NP certification, but his background combines mental health, medicine, philosophy, and community outreach. He worked in research on infectious diseases at Fenway Health before getting his Masters in Nursing at Boston College. After that, he provided primary care, HIV care and transgender care at the Los Angeles LGBT center, and then he ran a public health/STI clinic in an economically vulnerable area of South Los Angeles. He returned to Boston, providing similar medical services at Fenway Health.
In these roles, he helped a huge variety of people from many countries, backgrounds, and current circumstances, and a substantial part of his roles was helping people with their mental health. This led him to pursue further graduate education at Johns Hopkins University to become a PMHNP. Before any of this, though, Mark studied Chinese religion and philosophy, and then worked in scholarly publishing before moving into healthcare “in order to use his nerdiness for good”. He draws on his background, his curiosity and his interest in people to provide psychiatric and mental health services that are informed by evidence-based practice, compassion and practicality.
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Mark is eager to build a therapeutic relationship and work toward your specific goals and your overall wellbeing and interaction with the world around you.
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