WHOA Behavioral Health offers medication management services to clients ages 4 and up for the full range of mental health diagnoses. The medication provider will meet with a client on average once a month and monitor the effectiveness of medication prescribed. We work as a team to ensure clients are taken care of in a full and holistic manner. Our prescribers have a wealth of knowledge and backgrounds to meet a client where they are in their healing journey.
Gerlene Sherard, PMHNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Outpatient Services
“I am a Licensed board certified psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I obtained my degree from Liberty University in August 2020. I am also Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and obtained my degree from Walden University in 2016 and hold certifications with ANCC and AANP governing body. Prior to my degree as a nurse practitioner, I practiced as Registered Nurse for 18 years in different arenas which include hospital setting, dialysis, inpatient outpatient setting, home health and psychiatry. My passion is patient care and providing care across the life span of children, adults, and families.
I feel honored and privileged to partner with a group of Mental health licensed professionals to Augment a holistic approach by collaborating and providing holistic care.”
Alvaro Roberts, PMHNP is a Psychiatric Provider for Outpatient Services
“I received my post master’s certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2016 from Drexel University. I have an Advanced degree in Leadership and Management from Walden University. I have over 32 years of nursing experience, with 8 years of experience in the U.S. Army in various leadership roles and over 18 years at the VA Medical Center. Much of my practice has been treating veterans with various mental health disorders with a special interest in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders and PTSD. Although I am not a counselor, I have had training in counseling and believe that this is an important part of treatment when necessary and will always take a holistic approach with your medication management. I do not believe that medication alone will solve all your problems. I am a team player and look forward to helping you create the best approach for treatment.”
Cynthia Frey, FNP is a Psychiatric Provider for Outpatient Services
“I have been a practicing nurse for over 26 years, and I specialize in Adult Psychiatric treatment. I have my post master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University as a Family Nurse Practitioner and my Doctor of Nursing Practice from Old Dominion University. I draw from my many years of experience as a nurse to offer a full body approach to mental health treatment. I have experience working in many settings including: Primary Care, Urgent Care, Acute Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry, and Home Health. As your provider, I hope we can create the best plan to help you through your journey to wellness.”