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"Being a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is an honor & privilege to assist individuals during the most vulnerable time in their lives."

Vanessa Barisano, Psychiatric Nurse Practioner

As a Women's Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practioner, my vision is for all women and mothers to feel worthy of mental health treatment without fear or judgment. In our practice, my focus is on medication management and supportive talk therapy for your specific needs. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and I have experience treating a range of mental health conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar, depression, panic disorder, OCD, trauma, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. 

I have specialized training in Pregnancy/Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders. I offer an evidence-based practice approach by integrating research with clinical expertise and my patient's priorities. We will make decisions together concerning the risks and benefits of safe treatment to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Whether you are preconception, pregnant, postpartum or "empty nesting", I have the expertise to manage your needs. My passion is helping women navigate through all their transitions & difficulties with compassion and empathy.

I am confident we can work together to help you achieve wellness & vitality. 

In addition to private practice, I am also an adjunct Clinical Professor with the Undergraduate Department of Nursing at Stonybrook University. 


Please reach out via email or phone to schedule an appointment:

  • 516-418-7724

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Program 

       Psychiatric Disorders in Women: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations

       Across the Female Lifespan

  • Stony Brook University
    Degree - MSN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, cum laude

       Specializing in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
    Degree Name - BSN, Nursing & Psychology, Double Major

  • Design/Coordination of Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorder Program at Nassau University Medical Center   

  • Mental Health Collaborative Task Force Member in coordination with the Department of Health           

Publications and Media Appearances
  • Woodbury Magazine

    • "One Women's Battle with Postpartum Depression"

  •  Newsday - Perinatal Depression

  •  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 

    • Poster presentation -“Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders in First-time Mothers”

  • Channel 12 - Long Island Naturally 

    • Interview with news reporter Mary Mucci- “Non- Pharmacologic” treatment for PMAD     

  •  CBS Early Show  

    • “OB Nurse speaks about her battle with Pregnancy Depression”                                                                                                                                       

  • “Certificate of Appreciation” 

    • Awarded by Suffolk County Legislature Kate Browning for fundraising efforts in the field of Perinatal

              Mood & Anxiety Disorders                                 

  • “Volunteer of the Year”

    • Awarded by the Postpartum Resource Center of NY    

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