About

Purpose Psychiatry

At Purpose Psychiatry we believe each person is put here on this earth with a purpose. We understand that your journey is unique and specific to you with the potential to be the best you can be. Our treatment philosophy is aimed at helping our client’s find their purpose in life by getting back to the basics, building upon the strengths that each person possesses and helping each client maintain optimum mental health and wellness. We do this by establishing a partnership with each individual we treat.

Purpose Psychiatry is a single specialty practice that offers comprehensive mental health and wellness services to clients in the Southern California region. We are dedicated to helping individuals enhance and achieve their psychological well-being. Purpose Psychiatry is committed to making treatment accessible and is in the process of credentialing with insurance carriers to offer expanded in-network support. Our hours are flexible, and each patient is accommodated as best as possible where scheduling appointments are concerned.

At Purpose Psychiatry, we treat adults and adolescents 15 years of age and older, and those with relationship and social challenges. Our Nurse Practitioner collaborates with physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary clinical community to provide the most comprehensive, relevant evidenced-based care. We maintain a presence with our clientele by making sure administrative and phone support is conveniently available.

We offer services in treating a wide variety of mental illnesses which include some of the most common illnesses but are not limited to: ADHD, Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar I and II, OCD, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective Disorders, Psychotic Disorders and Panic Disorders. We also offer basic therapeutic treatment for those struggling with relationship or marital difficulties and other challenging obstacles often encountered in both personal and professional settings. We also offer Christian faith-based approaches to care if that is a specific preference you have and important in your journey. Regardless of where you stand spiritually, we can and will meet you where you are at. Everyone has a story, and that story is of utmost importance to us!

Again, our treatment philosophy is aimed at helping our client’s find their purpose in life. We offer medication management and encourage our clients to be open to this method of treatment when necessary. Nonetheless, it is not the only option of treatment we provide, and we understand that each person is unique. We commit to partnering with you to determine the best course of treatment. Together we are better!

Bio

Our Provider

Jeremy is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He completed his graduate degree at The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. Prior to gaining experience in the care and treatment of the psychiatric patient population, Jeremy gained extensive knowledge and experience in the Critical Care and Medical Surgical Fields of Nursing. He is a well-rounded Practitioner who understands both the medical and psychiatric side of medicine and incorporates this experience as he considers treatment for his clients.

Following his time working with the critically ill, Jeremy had the opportunity to cross train in psychiatry. After his exposure to this area of medicine, he found his passion. Jeremy saw the need for more comprehensive goal-directed, compassionate care and began his growth in this specialty. Since that day, Jeremy has been sought out by both Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other Executives in healthcare for his expert advice and extensive knowledge surrounding the care and advocacy of this vulnerable clientele and especially caring for these individuals who may have a primary medical diagnosis with a comorbid psychiatric disease. He has a professional reputation amongst his peers, is seen as a man of integrity, is hard-working and committed to getting to the root cause of concerns.

Among other things, Jeremy is a Marine Corps Veteran, has extensive experience in the corporate world outside of healthcare and is even a professional musician who volunteers his time as a worship leader for the local church and for recruits at Camp Pendleton’s Edson Range Chapel.

As you can see, Jeremy is a well-rounded, down-to-earth professional who understands life’s challenges and has a heart to help individuals navigate through them. His belief is that every person is unique, has a specific purpose and is capable of functioning at the top of their potential given the right season and circumstances. He is committed to helping every person get to where they feel better about themselves and function in the capacity they are called too.

Jeremy lives in Southern Orange County with his wife and three children. Some of his hobbies include: Jiujitsu, Surfing, Woodworking and Traveling.

Affiliations

Jeremy is affiliated with Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach California. Jeremy has privileges and treats patients both on the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and the Partial Outpatient Hospitalization Program at Mission Hospital’s Laguna Beach location.

Jeremy is also affiliated with Lido Wellness Center in Newport Beach California. Jeremy treats patients in their Partial and Intensive Outpatient Hospitalization Programs located in Newport Beach California.

What To Expect

During An Initial Evaluation

Your first visit will consist of an initial evaluation with our Nurse Practitioner. This evaluation will last 60 minutes. Before the end of evaluation, the provider will determine whether or not you will benefit from further evaluation or begin treatment. In some cases, an additional visit may be necessary to complete the initial evaluation (e.g. for someone with an extensive psychiatric history or complicated presentation) as extra time may be needed to gather information from you, speak to your family or loved ones, review past medical records or order any necessary lab work. If this is the case, you will be asked to schedule additional time in order to complete the initial evaluation. Most importantly, the initial visit is a consultation and is an opportunity to decide whether or not we are the right fit for you.

During the evaluation, you will be asked questions about current symptoms you are experiencing, past psychiatric and medical history, social and occupational history, family history and any other relevant information that would assist the provider in ensuring you receive the best care possible. These questions may be personal and uncomfortable to talk about or cause discomfort in some people. You are encouraged to be as open as possible so that the most accurate information can be used to help formulate your case. We will never judge you.

One important note is that if you have past medical or psychiatric records that may be helpful, copies of laboratory results or other test results, please bring them to the first visit. Please also have available contact information of your previous psychiatrists or other physicians taking care of you so that your provider can obtain collateral information if needed.