Jennifer Rickerby, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC

Psychiatrist Nurse Practitioner

Ages Served

Children (under 12), Adolescents & Teens, Adults (up to 40)


Adolescent and Child Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, Mood Disorders

Services Offered

Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medication Management

Treatment Approach

Compassion-Focused, Culturally Sensitive, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)


1602 Village Market Blvd SE, #250
Leesburg, VA 20175


ADD/ADHD, Adolescent/Child Issues, Adoption, Anxiety, Autism/Asperger's Syndrome, Behavioral Issues, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Domestic Abuse / Violence, Education and Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiance (ODD), Peer Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Transgender


In 2022, Jennifer also took on the role of an Assistant Professor at George Mason University, where she focused on teaching Pediatrics curriculum and served as faculty for the Mason and Partners free clinics. Her commitment to educating and empowering the next generation of healthcare providers continued as did her pride in the nursing profession.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jennifer identified a significant need for mental health services for children and adolescents in the surrounding area. Recognizing this gap, she made the decision to pursue a Postgraduate Certificate to obtain dual certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. By doing so, she aims to address the critical mental health needs of young individuals and provide them with compassionate and effective care.

Jennifer's profile reflects her extensive experience, passion for pediatric care, dedication to nursing education, and commitment to improving mental health services for children and adolescents. Her multidimensional expertise makes her a valuable asset to the healthcare community, and she continues to make a positive impact in the lives of her patients and students alike.

Education & Experience

Jennifer Rickerby is a highly experienced and dedicated healthcare professional with a focus on Pediatrics for over three decades. She began her journey by graduating from SUNY Brockport in 1994 as a Registered Nurse, and since then, she has built a fulfilling career in various pediatric hospital settings and leadership roles. In 2013, Jennifer transitioned her expertise into Nursing Education, where began her role in training and nurturing aspiring nurses to become high-quality healthcare professionals. Her passion for teaching led her to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing Degree in Nurse Education at Liberty University, which she successfully completed in 2016.

While she found joy in educating future nurses, Jennifer's unwavering commitment to helping pediatric patients and their families with health concerns remained steadfast. As a result, she embarked on a new academic journey, enrolling in the Family Nurse Practitioner/Doctor of Nursing Practice program at George Mason University. Throughout her studies, Jennifer continued her educational contributions by teaching pediatric and community health courses in free clinics across Northern Virginia. Her doctoral project centered on improving cultural competency among nurses caring for children and adolescents with diabetes, showcasing her dedication to enhancing healthcare experiences for diverse patient populations. After graduating from the FNP-DNP program, Jennifer joined UVA Pediatrics in Mansassas, Virginia, where she honed her skills in providing exceptional care to patients and their families facing various health conditions.

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A Little Bit About Me

"I enjoy arts and crafts, antiques and spending time with my two dogs, Cookie, a Jack Russell who is 10 years old and Coco, a Yorkie of 18 months."

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