Robin Peterson is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and works with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. She primarily provides medication management and addresses a variety disorders including: mood, anxiety, trauma-related, neurodevelopmental (such as ADHD) thought and neurocognitive disorders, among others.  

She began her career over 29 years ago after she graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She initially worked in critical care and noticed she enjoyed working with families. She was drawn to psychiatry, having always admired her father and his work as a psychiatrist.

​After working a short time at the state hospital in Austin Texas, she commissioned into the Air Force as a psychiatric nurse. She spent the next 21 years, active duty. While in the Air Force, she facilitated group and individualized therapy to soldiers who were either having trouble adjusting to military life or struggling from various mental health challenges. She also facilitated and participated in base-wide suicide prevention programs. She was on the critical incident debriefing team for soldiers who experienced trauma. She did an inter-service transfer into the United States Public Health Service and continued her journey in a leadership role.  However, she never gave up on her passion for psychiatry.  After she retired from active duty in 2018, she earned a post-master’s certificate from Vanderbilt University as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. 

​Prior to joining PPAD, she worked in different healthcare settings including: prison, long term care and community-based settings providing psychiatric care to individuals of all ages across the lifespan.  She is aware that there is no single approach that works for everyone, so she continues to educate herself on emerging treatments and therapies in psychological and psychiatric trends. Her goal is to provide the most comprehensive plan that targets each of the client’s individual needs. 

Robin Peterson, PMHNP-BC 

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner