Thirteen years ago, two registered nurses met and formed a friendship at the hospital in Banner Estrella Medical Center working the night shift. From that time forward, Bertha Jones and Yilia Myhre recognized the gap that existed in much-needed psychiatric and mental health support for their patients. The need became a personal mission, as they pursued their mutual dream by going back to school, where they received training and credentials to expand their primary care experience to the mental healthcare field.
Fast forward 13 years, and their vision to help others has evolved into the April 7th opening of Beautiful Mind Arizona on Main Street. “Our focus is on the well-being of clients ranging from children to adolescents to adults,” Bertha Jones, PMHNP-BC who is a former Marine Iraqi war veteran, said. “Anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, even schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can be alleviated through counseling, private and group therapy as well as medication management.”
“Bertha and I are firm believers with big hearts,” Yilia Myhre, FNP/PMHNP-C added. “As dual-certified practitioners in family medicine and psychiatric health, we have extensive experience addressing the health and psychological needs of individuals and families seeking help.”
In addition to these caring Nurse Practitioners, a team of counselors occupy their spacious new Main Street practice in the Jackson Building, overseeing activities from counseling, individual and group therapy, to a dedicated room for play therapy.
Bertha Jones has resided in Verrado for 14 years, bringing even greater joy to her mission. “I love living here and have watched the growth in this wonderful community I call home,” she said. “Yilia and I are honored to fill the gap that exists in mental healthcare for Verrado and the entire West Valley.”
“If you or a loved one is in need of psychiatric care, it’s easy to get started.” Myhre said. “We welcome visitors to stop by our office on Main Street to meet us in person, call us, or schedule an appointment on our website at www.beautifulmindaz.com.”