Cooper Johnson, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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     I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner in the State of Arizona. For a decade, I have worked in the healthcare field. I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University, a Master’s of Science Family Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University and a post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health certificate from Wilkes University. I incorporate my training from these specialties to provide a holistic approach in order to help my clients achieve the best outcomes possible.


     I have pursued a career in mental health in order to help those who feel hopeless to find hope. It is important for me to work with my clients to provide care in a way that is consistent with the client’s beliefs, values and abilities. I look forward to working with you and helping you find the happiness and success you are looking for. I specialize in working with my clients to manage their mental health needs through prescriptive medicine as well as a person-centered therapeutic approach. I work in partnership with my clients to help them rise to their full potential.

Rebecca Landon, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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   I hold a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Arizona State University and am Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Arizona University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from University of Arizona in 2000. I began my path in behavioral health 14 years ago as a case manager for General Mental Health, Serious Mental Illness, and Court-Ordered Treatment clients at an outpatient behavioral health clinic in Tucson, AZ; it was there that I met the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners that inspired me to my current profession. I worked as a Behavioral Health Technician while completing pre-requisites for nursing school, and then as an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse for several years before starting Nurse Practitioner school.

   I grew up in a military family, born in England and raised in Germany until age 17 when I moved to Tucson, AZ. I spent 15 years living in Tucson, moved to Flagstaff for nursing school, and have loved living in the mountains ever since. My calling is to serve the mental health needs of my community, and I am passionately involved in suicide prevention on both a local and national level. I have served on the board of the Flagstaff chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the state chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and have been co-chair for multiple community events designed to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention and education, such as the annual AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk.

   As an employee of Phoenix Mental Health and Wellness, I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your path to an improved quality of life. 

Matthew Scott, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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   I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified in the State of Arizona after completing a Master’s degree of Science in Nursing from Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA. I have also acquired a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix in addition to an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Arizona University. I have been involved in healthcare both as an RN/APRN for over 20 years.  The majority of my training over the years, has been in acute care related to physical health. Now, I am excited about the prospect of partnering with clients to maintain optimal mental health as well.

   My hope is that your good mental health will promote feelings of overall wellness that will be manifested in all facets of your life.  My goal is to provide you hope of a better tomorrow and a brighter future.  I am interested in your “story” and how we can make your tomorrow, better than today.  I am positive that together, we can learn and grow with a plan that promotes the well-being of both mind and body.

    I strongly believe the mind and body are interrelated, and therefore, must work together in harmony. I   look forward to working with you and together, finding your desired level of optimum health both mentally and physically. Through therapy and prescriptive measures, it can be obtained as well as maintained.

  Together, our goal will be for you to achieve a level of increased satisfaction with life that manifests itself daily. I look forward to your future visit and the opportunity to serve you.

Cameo Johnson, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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   I am an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. I received my Registered Nursing degree from Northland Pioneer College in Show Low, Arizona. I have been in the healthcare field since 2013 with a focus on psychiatric mental health, palliative care and women's mental health.

   I am a native Arizona resident, living in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the White Mountains. I have a family of my own and understand the difficulties of juggling family life while maintaining your own mental health. I have a firm belief that when we improve mental health, we improve physical health, family relationships, and overall functioning in day-to-day life. I know there is hope. I am passionate about teaching my clients how to improve their mental health for the long-term, by utilizing a healthcare team of therapists and nurse practitioners in their mental health journey. I believe in utilizing all of the tools available including medication, vitamins, therapy, and self-awareness to promote mental healing.   


     I am honored to join the outstanding staff at Phoenix Mental Health and Wellness, who are committed to improving the lives of our clients. I look forward to meeting you.

Alyson Larson, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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       I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who treats all ages suffering from mental illness.  I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University, and my Associates of Science Degree in Nursing from Northland Pioneer College.  I have worked in the healthcare field for a decade in acute care settings of emergency, surgery, and mental health.   Early on in my healthcare career, I realized I had great empathy and love for those struggling with mental illness.  My clinical experience has provided me with a strong foundation to effectively evaluate, diagnose, and treat individuals needing assistance with various mental health issues. 

     My goal is to help my patients achieve optimal mental health through a person-centered therapeutic approach including both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.  I believe through using various therapeutic modalities to educate and improve communication, coping, and problem-solving skills in addition to managing symptoms of mental illness with prescriptive medication, quality of life can significantly improve.  I look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your mental health goals.

Dustin Husemann, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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       I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a dual certification in Acute Care, with over 10 years of experience in the health care field. I received my initial Masters of Science in Adult/Gerontology Acute Care with Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, and my Post Master’s in Psychiatric Mental Health with Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.  My interest and passion for mental health began in 2007 with a position as a behavioral health tech in Iowa. I eventually advanced my education in the Nursing field and obtained my associates and bachelor’s degrees. Shortly after finishing school, I began travel nursing and served patients in the state of Oregon. I eventually relocated to Phoenix, AZ, in 2014, where I completed my first master’s degree and began working as a Trauma/ICU Nurse Practitioner.


     I have experience in a wide variety of health care settings and find mental health to be an important area of health care that is often overlooked. My goal as your provider is to assist you in improving your mental health, achieving your goals, and improving your overall well-being. I look forward to collaborating one on one with each client and working as a team to make life-changing improvements. I am excited to be a part of the Phoenix Mental Health and Wellness Team and I look forward to making a positive impact on the lives of all my clients.

LaShaun Perry, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

     I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare field. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University and Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. I am currently a member of The American Nurses Association, The National Society of Leadership (Sigma Alpha Pi), and The Golden Key International Honor Society.

     I have a passion for providing excellent mental health care for individuals across the lifespan. I highly value team-based healthcare and believe that each discipline contributes to best practice. 

     My goal is to provide the necessary tools for success in achieving and maintaining optimal mental health. Each treatment plan is personalized to cater to individual lifestyles. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your transformative mental health journey.

David Rope, MSN,PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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     I am a dual board-certified Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and Mental Health as well as Family Practice. I graduated in 2000 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from University of San Diego and in 2019 with a postgraduate degree in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from Western Kentucky University. I have a subspecialty in Latino health and am bilingual in Spanish and bicultural in the Latino lifestyle.


     My training and experiences have led to a passionate pursuit of partnering with individuals and families to restore optimal mental health. I also advocate to erase the stigma and stereotypes of mental health. 

It is my desire to collaborate with clients and families to develop a plan to instill hope, promote health and realize potential. I take the time to build rapport and develop a trusting relationship to determine the best treatments and appropriate therapies. I enjoy incorporating the latest evidence-based research to the plan of care.

     I’ve lived with my family in AZ for the past 20 years and have developed many partnerships with various health care professionals. I enjoy bicycling, various styles of music and family trips. I’m looking forward to meeting you. 

Simon George, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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     I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and an alumnus of Walden University. I have more than 10 years of experience in the health care field which has included working in long term care, hospice, and outpatient behavioral clinics. My experience in mental health includes treating patients in community mental health settings and inpatient acute psychiatric units and providing psychiatric consultation-liaison services to various hospitals. These experiences enable me to provide an evidence-based approach in providing care to help my clients achieve the best outcomes possible.

    I strive in providing a all-inclusive approach to treating mental illness and providing person-centered care. I strive to care for my patients in a personal and meaningful way, rather than just prescribing medications. I incorporate various therapeutic modalities creating personalized treatment plans that are geared towards your satisfaction and symptom management.

     During this tough and dark days, I hope to partner with you in achieving your mental health goals. 

Beth Piraino, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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     I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner in the State of Arizona. I am originally from Memphis, TN and moved to Arizona in 2018.  I completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Tennessee Health Science Center and I am dual certified in Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Medicine. I received an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and psychology with the initial goal of working as a therapist. While working on my graduate degree in psychology, I was introduced to nursing and immediately realized that I was presented with unique opportunity to improve the mental health of others and improve their quality of life. I completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union University located in Memphis, TN.  

     I have experience working in various facets of healthcare as an RN and as a APRN. As an RN I have worked in acute hospital settings including the ICU and as a research nurse studying stroke patients.  As an APRN, I have primarily been treating the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and adults with a focus on strengthening the entire family unit. My goal as your practitioner is to engage in collaborative care using various modalities such as medication management, coping skills, and mindfulness exercises to find what works best for you and your needs.


     I want to help you grow as a person, teach you new ways to manage stress, anxiety, or depression, and learn self-love and self-compassion.

Kerry Chapley, PMHNP-BC MSN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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    I am a PMHNP-BC, MSN and have been providing care to the Northern Arizona community the past 13 years with psychiatric services. I have 8 year’s experience as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner bringing a broad history of experience. This includes outpatient, inpatient, substance abuse, crisis management, and integrated health.


    I completed my BSN, RN at Northern Arizona University, an MSN through University of Cincinnati. I am board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to treat individuals age 13+ through the lifespan. I also hold a B.A. in Anthropology. This interest reflects a lifelong curiosity about humanity, and what catalysts spark change and transformation. I remain passionate about exploring our past, present, and future on both a collective and individual level.