Dr. Kendra Delaney, PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN
Owner, Integrative Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Welcome to Empowered Heart Integrative Mental Health Care, PLLC. I’m Kendra Delaney and I’m a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in Brentwood, TN. I grew up in the Northeast, but after moving to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt for my bachelor's in psychology, I fell in love with the school, my now-husband, and this city, and I’ve never looked back.
In 2017 I graduated Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with my psychiatric nurse practitioner degree with one simple mission: to empower people to heal their hearts and their bodies. Since that time, I have worked with countless individuals with mental health conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD and PTSD. Pulling from my experience as an psychiatric nurse practitioner at TriStar Health, my doctoral research at Vanderbilt University, and my training in integrative psychiatric and functional medicine through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and Institute for Functional Medicine, in 2020 I started Empowered Heart to pursue my dream of providing holistic mental healthcare to all.
I aim to work with you to create a treatment plan that moves you towards your health goals. By incorporating medicine, lifestyle changes, herbs, supplements, psychotherapy and mind-body interventions, I tailor each treatment plan to your unique needs. I look forward to meeting you, and to walking alongside you in your path to healing!
PhD, Nursing Science, Vanderbilt University, 2021
MSN, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 2017
Post-Master's Certificate, Adult Gerontology Primary Care, University of Southern Indiana, Expected August 2021
BA, Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 2015
Fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry, Integrative Psychiatry Institute, 2020
Institute for Functional Medicine Coursework Graduate, 2021