Biography

Marina Lewis, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Marina Lewis is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

Ms. Lewis completed her undergraduate training at the University California Santa Barbara where she majored in Bio-Psychology and was selected to be a member of Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology. She then completed the undergraduate nursing program at California State University Long Beach where she was selected to be a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society for nursing. Marina received her Master’s degree in nursing from California State University Long Beach and completed her preceptorship at Exodus Urgent Care Center. In addition to the clinical hours required for graduation, Marina pursued a fellowship to further her clinical knowledge. She was selected for the Interprofessional Integrative Care Fellowship at the West Los Angeles VA during which she was given the honor to provide mental health care to veterans in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Following involvement with the fellowship, Marina gained further experience via employment in outpatient community mental health clinics and residential treatment centers. Throughout her experience in the mental health field, she has worked with adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients from culturally diverse backgrounds with mild to severe symptoms.

Ms. Lewis believes firmly in the Biopsychosocial model of treatment incorporating the collaborative, collegial, multi-disciplinary care that is included in the vision of Happier Living. She believes in individually-tailored treatment plans which include medication management and targeted talk therapy to bring about lasting change. In addition, she believes that clients benefit from regular exercise, social involvement, and a healthy diet. This holistic perspective strongly influences her practice style.

California License Number: NP95002737

Qualifications

Education & Training

University of California, Santa Barbara

Ms. Lewis earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Bio-Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara

California State University, Long Beach

Ms. Lewis earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach

Ms. Lewis earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach