Krista Pembroke MSN, PMHNP-BC
Welcome to South Chesapeake Psychiatry! My name is Krista Pembroke and I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I provide psychiatric therapy, and medication management, and collaborate with other professionals to create an individualized experience for each of my clients.
I have years of experience managing complex patients as part of a treatment team while working in acute psychiatric units and hospital settings in Hampton Roads and Florida. My experience with inpatient nursing includes medical, surgical, high-risk perinatal, and behavioral health for both adolescents and adults.
I obtained my Master of Science in Nursing degree from Old Dominion University and my Post-Graduate Certification as Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Shenandoah University.
I treat ages 12 and older and treat a wide range of psychiatric disorders including anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, and addiction. I have special interest in treatment resistant depression and innovative treatments for such, including Spravato and ketamine. I am an active member of the American Society of Ketamine Practitioners and stay up to date on groundbreaking research regarding psychedelic medicine and its use in mental health.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, live music, and boating. I greatly enjoy meeting new individuals, experiencing different cultures, and learning about others’ life experiences which is what drew me to the psychiatric field.
I recognize that mental health is the core of well-being, and I want to help you achieve a better quality of life while being the best version of yourself through mind, body, and soul. My goal is to have an open, honest, and safe environment to develop a trusting and therapeutic patient-provider relationship. Let me help you take the next step to supportive and exceptional mental health care. I am delighted to meet you!