Angela Allen-Blaine, MSN, PMHNP
Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Angela Allen-Blaine, MSN, provides care, including psychotherapy and behavioral health, to patients in Emporia, VA, and surrounding communities. At Southside Physicians Network, Allen-Blaine sees patients for mental and emotional health, including treatment for anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, schizophrenia and substance abuse.
Allen-Blaine knows that a person’s mental health has a major impact on physical health and wellness. She explains that untreated mental illness can cause unnecessary physical health problems and overall negatively impact health and well-being, so it is important to promptly treat mental health problems to improve the quality of life.
When taking care of patients, she creates individualized patient centered care plans to focus on each person’s needs and goals. She works with an interdisciplinary team that includes social workers, therapists, psychiatrists, physicians and nurses to meet the complex care needs of her patients. In addition, Allen-Blaine and her office staff provide emotional support to patients in crisis situations. Her office provides individualized patient care while addressing more broad issues, such as substance abuse and domestic violence.
Allen-Blaine earned her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner post-master’s certificate at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH, and she earned her Master of Science in nursing at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She is also board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
When she’s not at work, Allen-Blaine spends her time with her husband, William, and their Shih Tzu named Bundle of Joy, “BJ” for short. She loves taking very long walks, gardening, bike riding, and sharing evenings with family and close friends. She enjoys being outside and has recently picked up stargazing as a new hobby.
Old Dominion University
University of Cincinnati, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate, Cincinnati, OH