Referring Providers

About Clarence David Runnels, PMHNP

David knows that healing begins when people are listened to and understood. He has seen how patients feeling listened to and having easily accessible providers are two of the most important qualities for effective care. Abiding by the oath to “do no harm,” as a provider he focuses on helping others understand mindcare as a pathway to recovery, with the ultimate goal of increased quality of life. Mr. Runnels reminds patients that, as the Tao Te Ching says, “A journey of one thousand miles starts with one footstep.” He believes in holistic care, recognizing that each person he works with is unique and they need to be treated that way. David works to think outside of the box to find the right treatment for each patient. He enjoys meeting with and connecting to other people and gets excited when he sees patients make positive changes in their lives. Helping others understand mindcare symptoms and treatment is his passion in life.

Partial List of Specialties

  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • Invega Treatment
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • OCD
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Vivitrol Treatment
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
– Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, VA
– Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
– Diploma in Nursing from Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing in Colonial Heights, VA

Accepted Insurance

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"The actual video meeting went well and David was knowledgeable and listened well."

- E.H.

"I really liked Clarence Runnels. He made me feel at ease and not self conscious. If I didn't understand something he found a way to repeat it again at my level. I'm not a dullard and he was not condescending. I would recommend him to others. He came out right up front and told me what to expect from the appointments. He then explained what his expectations would be from me in the future."

- M.K.

“Quick attention to my needs and scheduling. Mr. Runnels is great to work with.”

- S.K.

“I have had nothing but a great experience with Dave Runnels. He has taken care of my concerns regarding medication and has kept his promise to take it slow in reducing some.”

- J.H.

“David Runnels: Expert in treating hurting people! Definite help or will direct you to it! Clone him!”

- Karen

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.