By Annette Brooks | Photo by Kenny Richard Photography
Award-winning Connections Wellness Group offers life-enhancing, personalized, cost-effective mental health solutions to residents throughout North Texas. Whether you or a loved one is struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, an eating disorder, self-harm, grief, loss, trauma, or another issue, their goal is to help “connect you back to what matters most.”
Providing comprehensive services and an innovative, integrated treatment model, the dynamic team of mental health professionals in the Arlington location includes board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, Catherine Kwarteng Nyarko. She performs psychiatric evaluations, consultations, and medication management for adolescents and adults. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Meet Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Catherine Kwarteng Nyarko
Ms. Kwarteng Nyarko is on a personal mission to de-stigmatize mental health care and to “open the minds of people to understand that mental health issues aren’t a label, but a disease like diabetes or hypertension are bodily diseases.”
Growing up in Ghana, Africa, she always knew she wanted to help others. Her mother, a nurse, was her role model. Innately motivated to help people achieve better mental health and function, she worked in healthcare in Ghana before moving to the United States 22 years ago. She further pursued her passion, earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Herbert Lehman College (CUNY) in New York City and a Master of Science in nursing at Walden University in Minneapolis.
“It makes my day and uplifts my spirits when a patient who has come to me feeling down and not knowing what to do, tells me their mood has stabilized with treatment, and they can once again do what they want to do. It’s gratifying to know I’ve helped make a difference in their lives,” Ms. Kwarteng Nyarko says.
Communication, Collaboration, Teamwork
With a collaborative, multidisciplinary team and robust set of services, just about anyone seeking mental health care can find what they need at Connections Wellness Group – Arlington.
“We not only have a great team that promotes the well-being of each patient and helps ensure they get what they need, but Connections Wellness Group is also a wonderful place to work. Our team is supportive, and we share ideas,” says Ms. Kwarteng Nyarko. “I encourage anyone concerned about their mental and emotional health to take the first step and call us to schedule a consultation. Everyone deserves to live their best life.”
Start on Your Journey to Wellness and Recovery
Connections Wellness Group is in-network with all major insurance companies and Tricare. The practice has locations run by licensed health professionals in Arlington, Denton, Flower Mound, Frisco, Keller, Mansfield, McKinney, Plano, Prosper, Rockwall, Southlake, and Willow Park. Visit ConnectionsWellnessGroup.com for more information.
- Medication management
- Dual diagnosis
- Youth PHP and IOP
- Adult PHP and IOP
- MindFULL eating disorder program
- Telehealth mental health services
- Comprehensive, accredited private school instruction