Kiana Fussner, PA-C
Psychiatric Physician Assistant
Adults (up to 40), Adults (41-64), Elders (65+)
Behavioral Disorders, Elderly Persons Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Thought Disorders
Adult Psychiatry, Adult Therapy/Counseling (Individual), Geriatric Psychiatry, Medication Management, Spravato, TMS
Biofeedback, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy
Alcoholism, Alzheimer's, Antisocial Personality, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality (BPD), Career Counseling, Chronic Illness, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Geriatric Issues, Grief and Loss, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ+ Issues, Medical Professional Burnout, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Psychosis, Self-Harming, Sleep or Insomnia, Sports Performance, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues
Kiana has specialized in psychiatry for 6 years, gaining extensive experience across various practices within Behavioral Health. Her passion lies in addressing severe and debilitating mental health disorders, including Bipolar Disorder, Treatment-Resistant Depression, OCD, and Schizophrenia. She derives great satisfaction from aiding individuals in reclaiming their lives. Initially, Kiana emphasizes a holistic methodology, employing diverse therapeutic modalities and advocating for lifestyle and nutritional adjustments prior to discussing medication and other neuropsychiatric interventions. Her ultimate goal is to facilitate a sense of tranquility in the mind, subsequently fostering overall peace in one's life.
Kiana has accumulated 6 years of experience at the UNC inpatient psychiatric hospital located in Raleigh. Despite currently residing in the DC area and being unable to commute to North Carolina, she remains engaged in her role by moonlighting and assuming weekend and holiday on-call duties for the psychiatric unit. Her professional background encompasses various domains, including Addiction Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), as well as outpatient practices akin to her current engagement.
Kiana holds a strong belief in her purpose to assist those grappling with chronic and debilitating mental health conditions, relying on her intuition, unwavering dedication, persistent efforts, and robust medical training. She extends an offer to accompany individuals on their journey through the intricate path of mental health, providing guidance and support every step of the way.
Education & Experience
Kiana attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for undergraduate and graduate years, achieving a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences and a Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia
A Little Bit About Me
"I am an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy anything nature, hiking, biking, surfing, running, paddle boarding. I also am a competitive Powerlifter."
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