Kathleen A. Owens, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (PMHNP-BC)

Certified Addiction Registered Nurse-Advance Practice (CARN-AP)

Kathleen A. Owens, PMHNP-BC

Kathleen Ann Owens, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at KAV Mental Health and Psychiatry. She believes that working on your own mental health is key to becoming who you’re meant to be in the long term, and loves to help her patients do just that:

“Personal growth is necessary to learn coping skills and sustainable, life-changing behavior modification. Many patients are too depressed, anxious, or unstable without psychotropic medications to even start progressing towards their goals. No one changes overnight — and that’s why we’re here.”

Get to Know Kathleen Owens

Kathleen enjoys working with patients of all kinds, and loves to help them understand that there doesn’t have to be a stigma attached to seeking mental health treatment. She’s seen countless people improve their mental health and truly realize that they’re capable of overcoming their struggles — with a little support.

“I wish every patient struggling with a mental health disorder would realize they are not alone! There is hope, there is help, and in all things, it is better to hope and get help rather than despair. Pain is real, but so is hope!”

Education & Experience

Nurse Kathleen completed her undergraduate degree at Miami University (OH), and went on to work in hospital, outpatient care, and community mental health. After a few years in the field, she narrowed her focus with a M.S. in Nursing from Wright State University to become a certified family nurse practitioner. Kathleen has also earned a post-master’s certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health from the University of Cincinnati.

Kathleen knew that becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner would give her the chance to help even more people with their mental health needs, and she’s proven to be just as capable as she is dedicated. She works diligently to bring the highest quality care to her patients, day in and day out.

A Passion for Mental Health

Kathleen Owens has spent over 20 years as a nurse, helping a great number of people improve themselves and their lives during her career. After becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she began helping patients understand and overcome their mental health and addiction struggles by adopting a comprehensive and tailored approach that’s centered on providing highly individualized treatment based on each patient’s unique needs.

Kathleen’s philosophy is unique in how she empowers her patients to become leaders in their own treatment. She helps individuals dig deeper within themselves, set goals, and then make and track real progress towards those goals. Kathleen draws on her many years of experience to help plot out paths forward for her patients, and to provide proven success stories to show them that there’s plenty of hope.

Treating Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse & More

Kathleen specializes in treating a wide range of mental health disorders, as well as the integration of mental health wellness and treatment of substance abuse, also known as dual diagnosis treatment. Here some of the most common disorders she treats:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mania & Hypomania
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Co-Occurring Disorders

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Testimonials

“This place has been a blessing from day one. As a mother of 3, it’s not always the easiest to get away from the kiddos. I love the fact that I don’t have to leave my home to meet with my therapist. The online counseling aspect is really convenient and was honestly the only way for me to get the help I needed. I plan on continuing my monthly sessions because I keep seeing more growth and positive change in myself each time.”

– A.T.
“Depression controlled my life for a very long time, and up until a few months ago I was hopeless of that ever changing. KAV helped me find balance again. They helped me find peace. I rediscovered what being happy feels like. Though I still have bad days, I now have the tools and support systems to get me through them. I finally feel in control of my life again, and for that I am grateful.”

– J.C.
“I started feeling really anxious and depressed after the birth of my first child, which was when one of my close friends told me about KAV. My first visit with the doctor was great. She asked me a lot of questions, was super attentive, and gave me the time to talk through my issues. I could tell that she genuinely cared about trying to help me. We talked about different medication options and she suggested therapy. I was hesitant at first, but I’m really glad I said yes because my counselor has really helped me explore all this new anxiety. It changes every day with a baby, but I do feel like I’m in such a better place now, and so much more available for my daughter.”

-E.M.
“Pain pills took me down a really dark path for many years. I’ve been to rehab several times, but could never stay clean for long after I got out. I thank the doctors and counselors at KAV every day for helping me turn my life around. It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve been sober for 14 months and have the belief in myself that it will stay that way. Most importantly, I can be the father and husband my family needs. Thank you KAV — you all truly saved my life!!!”

– J.K.
“Paying attention for long periods of time has been a struggle for as long as I can remember. It’s made things like school…relationships…holding down a job…etc pretty tough. Prior to coming here I’d heard of ADHD but never really looked into it…but after just a few visits my doctor and counselor helped me better understand it and get it under control. It’s been a really good experience so far…I only wish I would’ve pursued getting help like this sooner.”

– L.B.