Introducing Kaitlyn Stewart, PMHNP
Kaitlyn [Kaity] Stewart PMHNP-BC CNM (pronouns: they/them) is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner [PMHNP-BC] with Quince Orchard Psychotherapy. Kaity provides psychiatric assessments, evaluations and medication management via telehealth/virtual to patients of all ages throughout the Maryland-DC area. They are in-network with Carefirst, Aetna and Medicare.
Kaity graduated from Johns Hopkins University as a Registered Nurse and worked in family planning and abortion care as well as anti-violence and trauma recovery work for several years before completing their Master’s degree in Nurse-Midwifery. After working as a Certified Nurse Midwife for several years, they saw a deep community need for expanded access to mental health care and developed a passion for this work.
Kaity has a special interest and expertise in LGBTQ+ affirming care, gender identity, trauma-focused care, complex PTSD, somatic therapy, bipolar disorder, treatment-resistant depression, and alternative emerging treatments for mental health. They’re an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Psychedelic Medicine Association. Through their several years of experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife, they have unique expertise in guiding the mental health and treatment of people trying to conceive as well as during pregnancy and postpartum, and are nationally certified as a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist through Postpartum Support International.
The foundations of their care are rooted in consent, a trauma-focused perspective, and client-led goals. They are passionate about engaging clients as active participants in their journey towards a fulfilling life and they approach mental health diagnoses and treatment from a collaborative framework. They are particularly passionate about caring for members of their LGBTQIA+ community and centering anti-racist work. They’re conscious of the difficulties of accessing care within systemically marginalized communities and how these systems impact stress and mental health.
Kaity lives in NE Washington D.C. with their spouse and several cuddly animals. Their hobbies include hiking, taking naps, reading, and plant medicine.