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Lisa Toy

"I come to mental health care via humankind’s most enduring healing art-nursing.  Nursing philosophy is holistic, which means that I look at the 'big picture' of your life for inherent strengths while exploring the struggles that led you to seek help."

I have been practicing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in psychiatric and mental health nursing since 2000.  As a psychiatric prescriber with a background in nursing, I take an individualized and holistic approach to my clients' needs while helping to form a treatment team with their other providers.  I feel consistent communication and collaboration with other members of a client's treatment team is a vital (and often overlooked) factor in a timely recovery and long-term wellness.

I have a bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. In almost two decades of mental health advanced practice nursing,  I have helped treat a variety of patient populations in many different treatment settings, including hospitals (acute and chronic care), day programs or intensive out-patient programs, community mental health clinics and substance abuse programs. I have been fortunate to function in many different roles of a psychiatric treatment team.  These roles have  included nurse, therapist, prescriber and liaison to other treatment providers such as primary care doctors, neurologists, OB/GYNs, endocrinologists, psychotherapists, and social workers. 

In addition to patient care, I have also enjoyed teaching bachelor's and master's level nursing students at Drexel University, Rutgers University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Interest:

 Major depressive disorder

 Anxiety disorders

 Bipolar disorder

 ADHD

 Trauma/PTSD

 Adjustment disorders

Perinatal mental health/Postpartum mood disorders

Honors:

Named Top Nurse of Delaware of 2020 by Delaware Today Magazine, September 2020

Recipient of the University of Delaware Nursing Alumni Star Award, 2020

Fees and Insurances:

In Network Insurances:

- Blue Cross/Highmark Commercial Plans

Lisa is in network with most commercial Blue Cross/Highmark insurance plans.

To inquire about out of pocket fees or appointments please call the office at 302-295-1088 ext. 706