Dr. Kendra Delaney, PhD, PMHNP-BC, AGPCNP-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 double board certified psychiatric mental health and adult primary care 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, 2021

  • BA, Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 2015

  • Fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry, Integrative Psychiatry Institute, 2020

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Coursework Graduate, 2021