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Holistic Mental Health Care

Meet Kendra Delaney, PMHNP-BC

Holistic Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Hey y’all, let me introduce myself...I’m Kendra Delaney and I’m a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in Nashville, TN. I grew up in the Northeast, but after wandering down South to attend Vanderbilt, I fell in love with the school, my now-husband, and this city, and I’ve never looked back. 

In 2017 I graduated Vanderbilt with my nurse practitioner degree with one simple mission: to empower people to heal their hearts and their bodies. Not long into my practice as a PMHNP though did I realize how machine-like mental health care had become, often at the expense of patients’ confidence in their ability to heal themselves. ⠀⠀

I hope this page will help to change that. Here, I will sharing with you all the bits and pieces I have learned through my 8+ years at Vanderbilt, my daily quest to find holistic approaches to mental health care, and most importantly, my incredible patients, with the intention that I may be one piece in your path to healing. Thank you for following along, and I cannot wait to see where this journey takes us! 


And please, if you or someone you know is having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to your nearest emergency room. Healing is possible; but we need you here to do it.


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Disclaimer: Empowered Heart is a health and wellness blog aimed at educating visitors on ways to improve their mental health. The statements in this blog are the opinions of the author Kendra Delaney, and does not represent the opinions of any of her affiliated organizations. While the information provided on this blog is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge, there may be omissions, errors or mistakes. While the author is a nurse practitioner, the information on this blog is for entertainment purposes and should not be used as health advice. Consult with a professional before making any changes including, but not limited to, your diet, lifestyle, and medications. The author Kendra Delaney is not responsible for any costs or consequences related to changes made by visitors based on the information provided in this blog. The author reserves the right to change how this blog is run or operated at any time.