About Catherine "Tyler" King, PMHNP
Tyler King has been working as a health care provider exclusively in psychiatry for the past ten years. She transitioned from a career in public relations to pursue an associate degree in nursing in 2009. Starting in 2011, Tyler worked as a registered nurse at the inpatient level of care for four years, serving psychiatric patients throughout the lifespan. Finding much satisfaction in and passion for mental and behavioral health, she returned to school and completed her master's in nursing at Vanderbilt University in 2017. She then began practicing as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
Since working as a diagnostic and prescribing provider, Tyler has served the adult population with experience treating patients at all levels of care, including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient. Through her experience, she continues to feel passionate about treating depressive and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder.
Building a trustful rapport with her patients and taking the time to be active listeners are imperative to Tyler’s foundation of quality care. She strongly believes medication can be an extremely effective adjunct to treating mental illness, and she equally advocates for psychotherapy as an essential piece of the mental health puzzle. Her patients often find her warm, welcoming presence and empathetic nature a calming and therapeutic force in the patient-provider relationship.
patients often hear Tyler encourage “behavior before brain,” “replacing the word ‘but’ for ‘and’,” and “progress, not perfection.” She believes in holistic mental health care, empowering her patients to utilize behavioral activation and avoid black and white thinking in addition to conservative pharmacological interventions as indicated.
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that’s mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” -Fred Rogers
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Adjustment Concerns
- Anxiety / Stress
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program