Emily LePage, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Emily LePage portraitTitle: Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)

Therapeutic Style: I am passionate about bridging the gap between mental health and physical health, and therefore like to work closely with Health Care to ensure patients have the highest quality care. Most of my career in mental health has involved work in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and thus I often utilize many of these skills in working with students. I am excited to be working with Syracuse University students to help empower them to feel in better control of their mental health!

Professional Interests: I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate mental health challenges. My areas of interest include anxiety, mood-related disorders and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I work through a trauma-informed lens and like to incorporate supportive therapy into my work. I have completed two comprehensive trainings in DBT and am working on becoming certified in trauma-adapted yoga.

Group and Liaison Roles: I have historically co-led a DBT group for adolescents ages 12-17, helping them develop mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness skills. I currently co-lead trauma-adapted yoga groups on an adolescent inpatient unit at Upstate University Hospital. I am open to bringing some of these group experiences to the Syracuse University campus as well!

Educational Background: I have spent most of my life in Syracuse, first receiving my high school diploma from Cicero-North Syracuse High School. I received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, after which I returned to Syracuse and worked on an adult medical-surgical unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital. After two years, I decided to enter pediatrics, where I worked in pediatric emergency, pediatric medicine and school nursing. I then decided to explore the outpatient world a bit, and worked at CNY Family Care, a large primary care office in Central New York. While working in primary care, I realized the passion I had for mental health, and decided to go back to school at St. John Fisher College for a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing in 2019. During this time, I worked full-time on an adolescent inpatient unit at Upstate Hospital, where I often served as a charge nurse. I graduated from St. John Fisher College in 2022 and began working in the Upstate Department of Psychiatry as a Nurse Practitioner Fellow. During my NP fellowship, I completed 7-10 week rotations in psychiatry consultation, inpatient adolescent psychiatry, an integrated child and adolescent primary care setting, and outpatient private practice.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers