Bethany J. Bivin, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Masters of Science Nursing, Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Bethany Bivin is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as her Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Prior to graduate school, she worked for several years as a Registered Nurse on both adult and pediatric inpatient oncology/hematology units at academic medical centers.
Her experiences as a bedside nurse opened her eyes to the importance of holistic care, seeking interventions and treatments that care for the whole person and not just a symptom. Her graduate clinical training included diagnostic and medication management services at a community mental health clinic for children and adolescents (Child Guidance Resource Center, PA), as well as a lifespan outpatient psychiatric clinic (Springfield Psychological, PA). She is passionate about advocating for her patients, providing evidence-based and patient-centered care, and reducing stigma through education. She has had her research published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Bethany is originally from Southern California and is, consequently, a huge fan of Disneyland. She also lived on the East Coast and in Texas before making her way back to the West Coast. When not in the office, Bethany enjoys hiking, rock climbing, baking, singing, reading, and watching movies. She is also a very competitive board game player, and an avid collector of all things Eeyore. Before pursuing a career in nursing, Bethany considered becoming a Broadway performer because of her passion for singing and musical theater. She completed 10 years of vocal training in classical, jazz, and contemporary styles, and performed in over a dozen musicals. Bethany is a fervent supporter of music and the arts and recognizes their important therapeutic benefits.