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Chelsey R. Paulson, APRN,DNP,PMHNP

  • About
    • Specialties: Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry
    • Board Certified:
      Psychiatric – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    I believe in providing a comprehensive, holistic approach that includes the client, their support systems, and an interdisciplinary team. Mental health is just as important as physical health and seeking care should be the same. My approach includes mental health promotion, cultural and environmental considerations, lifestyle modifications and medications when necessary. My special clinical interests include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders.

    Why I Love My Work
    I appreciate the opportunity to build therapeutic relationships with clients while providing education and assessing the changes that have been made, so that the client can meet their fullest potential.

    I chose to join CentraCare after completing a clinical rotation here. I love the incredible amount of support from many different providers in different specialties allowing access to an interdisciplinary team.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children, extended family, and friends. I also like camping, gardening, and enjoying summer days at the lake.

    • College
      Ridgewater College, Professional Nursing Degree Southwest Marshall State University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing College of St. Scholastica, Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Professional Memberships
    American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Minnesota Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Minnesota Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO