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Kathy Pollon, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Kathy Pollon, a part time psychiatric nurse practitioner, earned her BSN from Alderson-Broadus College. After graduation, she worked as a visiting nurse in Arlington County, VA. She earned her MSN from The Catholic University of America and upon graduating taught nursing at The Alexandria Hospital School of Nursing until it closed. For many years she worked for INOVA Mt. Vernon Hospital as a psychiatric liaison. Most recently, she has worked with adults in community psychiatry for Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, both in Mental Health and Alcohol Drug Services. Her other professional accomplishments include authoring several chapters for a medical surgical nursing textbook and providing expert testimony for a local law firm.

Working with adults in a variety of different settings, she emphasizes a holistic approach. Her philosophy of medications is less is best and she believes medication works best in conjunction with counseling.