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MindPath Care Centers at Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare, PLLC

Paula Leif, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Paula Leif, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Service Type: Medication Management

Age Range: 18-100 Yrs.

Address: 110 Capcom Ave, Ste 202, Wake Forest, NC 27587 | 5475 Lumley Rd, Ste 103, Durham, NC 27703

Contact: 919-488-1444

Ms. Leif has been with MindPath Care Centers since 1997. She earned her BS and MS in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She was previously a clinical coordinator for Forbes Metropolitan Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, a manager of geriatric psychiatry at Forbes Metropolitan Hospital, and a manager of psychiatry at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Leif is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society for Nurses, and the American College of Nurse Practitioners. 

Why did you choose mental health care as a career path?

“When I graduated from nursing school in 1969 you were able to choose the specialty you wanted to work in and I chose psychiatry. The why and the how of what causes mental health problems made me want to figure it out and to find the best solutions for the individual. I have seen a lot of changes that have occurred since that time and still love what I do. ”


“I’ve been seeing Paula Leif for awhile now and she is always kind, caring and punctual. She’s awesome!!” ~ L.W.

“Paula Leif was and always is so helpful!” ~ Andrea

“I’ve been seeing Paula Leif at the Wake Forest MindPath Care Centers office for quite some time now — years, actually. Paula always listens to my concerns and takes that into consideration. I also appreciate how the appointments aren’t longer than they should be or drawn out, and she is always on time (it’s a miracle to find a doctors office where you don’t have to wait forever to go back!). I only see her for ongoing management — not therapy or anything, so I can’t speak to that, but for my needs, it’s been great!” ~ Lisa

Specialty Areas

  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Pre-Surgery Evaluation
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Genetic DNA Testing
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Social Anxiety

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