About

Donna Nikander, DNP

Dr. Donna Grandi Nikander is a Doctor Nurse Practitioner (DNP) who has practiced Integrative Medicine for over 30 years. As a Nurse Practitioner she is board certified in both Family Practice and Psychiatry.

Dr. Nikander received her Master’s Degree as a Nurse Practitioner with honors in Family Medicine from the University of San Diego. She received her Nurse Practitioner Practice Doctorate with honors from California State University with a specialty in Health Leadership, Research and Higher Education.

Dr.Nikander received her Post-Doctoral certification in Psychiatry at Washburn University and National Board Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with a subspecialty in Integrative Psychiatry and Dual Diagnosis Addiction. Additionally, over the past 25 years, Dr. Nikander has completed post-doctoral course work and certifications in Functional Medicine and Transpersonal Psychology.

Dr.Nikander practices Integrative Medicine-Psychiatry that is rooted in Mindfulness and Transpersonal Psychology, which fosters self-awareness and insight. She also practices Integrative Functional Medicine, which identifies the physical functional imbalances.

Dr. Nikander uses these dual practices, Integrative Psychiatry and Functional Medicine, to identify underlying causes and to personalize therapeutic treatment to reduce or reverse chronic symptoms and illnesses.

She strongly adheres to a mind-body-spirit approach in caring for her patients as unique individuals, utilizing evidence-based practice management and integrating both the mental and physical health of her patients across their life span in order to provide comprehensive healthcare.

Depression Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Bipolar Disorders

Trauma

Sleep Disorders 

Dual Diagnosis Addiction

Femal/Male Hormone Imbalances

Autoimmune Disorders

Brain Gut Connection

ADHD

Propriosensory Disorders

Reactive Attachment Disorders

Dr. Nikander works with patients with a myriad of mood disorders and related conditions. These conditions include but are not limited to ADHD, RAD, ASD, Sensory Disorders, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Premenstrual Dysphoric, Peri-Post Menopause and Postpartum Depression, Andropause, Trauma, Behavioral, Addiction, and Anticipatory and Acute and Chronic Grief and Bereavement.

Through an Integrative Functional Medicine approach she evaluates Neuro Endocrine Hormone Regulation, Neuroscience Genomic Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamics testing, and Gut-Brain Genomic testing. Based on these tests and her evaluation, Dr.Nikander develops a personalized comprehensive treatment plan for each client. This plan may include Applied Biochemistry Nutrition, Botanical Nutrition, Bio Identical Hormones Balancing and Personalized Medications.

Additional Mind-Body-Spirit Psychotherapeutics include: Trans-personal Psychiatry-Counseling, Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experience, Transcendental, Mindfulness and Zen Meditation.

Dr. Nikander welcomes you to schedule a Tele-Psychiatry- Tele-Medicine appointment with her so that she might assist you on your healing journey.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

American Society of Addiction Medicine

American Telemedicine Association

 

Christian Medical & Dental Association (CDMA)

Institute of Functional Medicine

Southwest Telehealth Resource Center