Introducing Annette Rothman APRN
Annette has availabilty to see children and adolescents up to age 22 years old. She is able to do medication management and is skilled in working with both children and parents.
Biography: I graduated from nursing school in 1976 from the University of Texas and spent much of my nursing career working with neonates. I decided to expand my nursing practice to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 1982 through the University of Colorado. After working many years in various pediatric nurse roles, it became apparent to me that in each pediatric encounter, there was a mental health component that I wanted to learn more about. This spurred me to return to graduate school to the University of Colorado in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. I am Board certified as both a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. I have prescriptive privileges in the state of Colorado.
In the last ~ 12 years I have worked at a community mental health center where I see children (ages pre-school–adolescence) with mental illness. My areas of expertise include: treatment of anxiety, trauma, depression, ADHD and juvenile mood disorders. I believe working as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the field of child psychiatry is a privilege and that collaboration with families, therapist, school, and all other parties who impact positive treatment of the patient is essential.
As part of good psychiatric practice, I believe examining a person’s whole environment including diet, sleep, home and school environment is essential prior to addressing difficulties with medications. Each person is unique and flexibility in treatment should be the same.
I am married with one daughter, a couple of dogs and one cat. I feel very fortunate to live in this beautiful state of Colorado and enjoy many of the opportunities this affords me; hiking, camping, gardening and trail running.
Suzanne Delap, Ed.S. in School Psychology
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, I decided to pursue a career in healthcare. I enjoyed working with others, and so pharmaceutical and medical sales were great starting points for me. I was able to work with psychiatrists and physicians who were experts in treating children and adolescents with a variety of needs. While launching a new medication for ADHD, I found that I was drawn to the psychological issues related to learning and social/emotional development. My interest led me to the mental health field, and as a result, I went on to obtain my Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Currently, I am a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado.
Since 2007, I have worked with students from pre-k through high school, with a particular focus on early intervention as a key to successful outcomes. My focus involves analyzing and assessing a student’s situation from a holistic perspective, including information from both home and school environments in order to gain the most comprehensive view. I believe that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be useful in determining the best behavioral and academic interventions for students who may need additional supports in the classroom, yet I also feel that any approach should be tailored to meet the needs of the individual client.
In addition to my experience working in the schools, I am an elected board member of the Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP). My role on the board allows me to continue to develop as a practitioner, while also allowing me to advocate for the evolving needs of students throughout the state. On the personal front, my husband and I like to spend as much time as possible with our two young boys, who often present us with their own evolving needs.