Biography

Holly Beene, NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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Holly Beene holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwest Florida State College, and an Associate degree in Nursing  from the University of New Mexico. 

Beene believes in the use of integrative and holistic approaches to health to maximize wellness while facilitating the healing process. For her, there is no greater feeling than hearing a client express gratitude for not giving up on them.

It was Beene’s own experiences with rural America’s healthcare disparities that made her interested in the field. She was born and raised in a small town in central New York. There were minimal healthcare resources, particularly for mental health, which was also highly stigmatized. It was difficult for her to watch a close family member struggle with mental illnesses in fear of being shunned if someone “caught” her seeking care. Beene wanted to help but felt helpless. She was raised to always assist those in need, which led her to becoming a mental health nurse and ultimately a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) where she felt she could make an even bigger difference. She wants her clients to know that they can be themselves without worrying about being shunned or judged.

Beene retired from the Air Force Reserves after 20 years and truly loves working with her clients, especially those with a military background. She understands the stressors that many people in the military face, having lived them herself.

Outside of work, Beene enjoys working out and spending as much time as possible outdoors. She loves hiking, boating, and fishing with her husband, their two dogs, and their extended family. She also enjoys challenging DIY projects and remodeling her home.

Qualifications

Education & Training

University of Alabama

Ms. Beene holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama.

Northwest Florida State College

Ms. Beene holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwest Florida State College.