Donna Grandi 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. Grandi Nikander has a private Integrative Family and Psychiatry practice in Boulder, Colorado and provides Telehealth evaluation-consultations in both Colorado and California with ongoing routine care for individuals across the lifespan.

Dr. Grandi Nikander also serves as adjunct clinical faculty at the University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, and Beyster Institute of Nursing Research.

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

Dr. Grandi Nikander then 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. Grandi Nikander has completed post-doctoral course work and certifications in Functional Medicine and Transpersonal Psychology.

Dr. Grandi 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. Grandi 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


Sleep Disorders 

Dual Diagnosis Addiction

Femal/Male Hormone Imbalances

Autoimmune Disorders

Brain Gut Connection


Propriosensory Disorders

Reactive Attachment Disorders

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

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