Mercy Oyerinde is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in psychiatric mental health. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, she experienced firsthand the struggles faced by individuals suffering from mental ailments. In her formative years, witnessing the silent suffering of many due to limited access to mental health care, coupled with the heavy weight of cultural stigmas, she felt an undeniable pull towards the mental health field.
Mercy embarked on her academic journey at Georgia State University, where she earned an Associate Degree in Psychology. Her thirst for knowledge and passion for patient care led her to Columbus State University, where she acquired her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Mercy’s dedication to her profession is evident in her advanced degrees: an MSN (FNP-C) from Walden University and a PMHNP-BC from Liberty University.
Throughout her career, Mercy has always been driven by a sincere desire to offer holistic care, focusing on alternative ways to help manage or overcome mental challenges in their various life stages. Her approach is deeply rooted in transparency and passion. She firmly believes in the pivotal role of mental health in overall well-being, asserting that a sound mind is the foundation of a successful and fulfilling life. Mercy encourages transparency and honesty in her sessions, fostering a safe environment where clients can be candid and genuine.
For Mercy, what keeps her tethered to this field is witnessing the positive outcomes of her interventions and her commitment to continuous research, ensuring she provides evidence-based care to her clients. She values the trust placed in her, and clients can always expect her to be tactful and passionate in her guidance. Importantly, Mercy’s Nigerian upbringing bestows upon her a nuanced understanding of cultural differences, making her culturally competent and adept at providing quality mental health care to diverse groups. Her experiences have also armed her with strategies to combat stigmatization and promote mental health awareness, advocating for accessible means like Telehealth for everyone’s convenience.
Away from her practice, Mercy finds solace in traveling, seeking new experiences and perspectives, and cherishing moments of quiet meditation. This personal commitment to well-being and self-reflection only reinforces her professional ethos.
Georgia State University
Ms. Oyerinde embarked on her academic journey at Georgia State University, where she earned an Associate Degree in Psychology.
Columbus State University
Ms. Oyerinde acquired her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Columbus State University.
Ms. Oyerinde holds an MSN (FNP-C) from Walden University.
Ms. Oyerinde earned a PMHNP-BC from Liberty University.
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