ABT Counselor and Therapist Profiles

Bridgette M. Vest, DNP, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

Blue Ridge Telehealth, LLC

SPECIALTIES:

  • Psychiatry

  • Geriatrics

  • Substance Abuse

Issues:

  • Abuse (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, etc.)
  • ADD/ADHD & Behavioral issues
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Medication management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal tendencies or thoughts
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Veteran’s issues
  • Women’s issues

Dr. Vest is a nurse practitioner (NP), board certified in both Geriatrics and Family Psychiatric Mental Health. She received her Geriatric NP training at Duke University and her Family Psychiatric Mental Health NP training at the University of Virginia. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Virginia with an emphasis on substance abuse and tobacco cessation. She has been in practice as a Registered Nurse since 1986 and as a Nurse Practitioner since 2005.

Dr. Vest specializes in psychiatry, geriatrics and substance abuse.  When she started her company, Blue Ridge Telehealth, LLC, her vision was to increase access to rural and homebound Virginians, especially the elderly, through telehealth.  Now, we are faced with the opioid crisis.  As she sees individuals and families suffer, she feels called to respond.  She has held certifications in Addictions Treatment as a CARN-AP through the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) and tobacco treatment certification (CTTS) through the Mayo Clinic.  Most recently, she obtained her X-waiver in order to prescribe suboxone to individuals struggling with opioid dependence. 

Dr. Vest would like to encourage you to contact her at Associates in Brief Therapy.  If you would like to receive care for your mental health, she can help you, either face to face in office or through telehealth in the comfort of your home.  She believes in a holistic approach that embraces a healthy diet, exercise, stress management, therapy and medication if needed. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Vest:

Ages of Patients:

  • Adults (18-64 years)
  • Elders (65+ years)

Modality:

  • Individuals

 

Treatment Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)
  • Motivational Interviewing