Ms. Jessica Parente, better known as “Jess,” is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained to provide care for people of all ages and backgrounds. She is currently licensed to see clients residing in California, New York, and her home state of Pennsylvania.
She obtained her Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, her Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Robert Morris University, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Jess’s unique career path has provided her with over ten years of experience in the fields of mental health and nursing.
Jess provides a laid-back, non-judgmental environment to support the development of a truly therapeutic client-provider relationship. Using both holistic approaches and evidence-based tactics, her goal is to individualize care that will foster the growth of the mind, the body, and the spirit. When concerning her philosophy on medications, Jess likes to function with a symptom-focused “less is more” mentality, utilizing the lowest number of medications at the lowest effective doses for the shortest length of time appropriate for the patient. With Jess as a provider, pharmacological treatment will be used in conjunction with therapy to assist her clients in achieving their goals, improving their quality of life, and working towards becoming their best, “happiest” selves!
When she’s not working, Jess enjoys hiking, biking, live music, traveling to new places, and spending quality time with her family and friends!
Robert Morris University
Ms. Parente received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Robert Morris University
Eastern Kentucky University
Ms. Parente earned her Master of Science degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at Eastern Kentucky University
University of Pittsburg
Ms. Parente received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburg
I cannot say enough good things about everyone I have met and dealt with at Happier Living. My clinician has been exceptionally caring and good in relation to the problem I came in here with. She has been very sensitive and effective to helping me come to terms and try to solve the present problem.