Our Medication Providers will assess your symptoms and help to determine what medication would be a good option in the treatment of your mental health concerns. Every person's treatment and needs will be tailored to their needs and life goals.
APRN | Medication Provider
Melissa Masse is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who has worked across the lifespan providing care in a variety of areas for over 12 years. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and from Sacred Heart University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. She is currently ANCC board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Melissa has most recently worked in Long Term Care providing psychiatric medication management to adult residents of all ages. In her work, Melissa prides herself in working with clients as a team approach to make best practice decisions together.
She brings compassion and care to her practice and looks forward to working with clients to support them best with their mental health challenges from a medication standpoint.
APRN | Medication Provider
Nic’Cole Lambert-Talhaoui is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who has worked with adults and the elderly providing care in a variety of settings for over 4 years. She graduated from Clark University with a degree in Psychology, from American International College with a Bachelor’s in Nursing and a Master’s in Nursing from UCONN. She is currently AANP board certified as a Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner.
Nic’Cole currently works in Acute Inpatient Psychiatry providing psychiatric medication management to adult patients. In her work Nic’Cole prides meeting patients where they are in their journey by proving evidence based practice.
Nic’Cole brings patience and kindness to her practice and looks forward to working with clients to support them best through medication management.
Jeong "Kim" Pak
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC , FNP-C
Kim is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with dual certifications in Psychiatry and Family Medicine with over 15 years of experience in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, and rehab centers.
Most recently, she worked as a provider in the adult/geriatric inpatient psychiatric units and was trained to diagnose and treat mild to severe chronic and acute mental illnesses. Her utmost focus on patient care is to provide quality of care, which can be tailored to meet each individual's personal needs in mental health. She will advocate for personal development and provide compassionate care to her patients regardless of economic, social, sexual, or cultural backgrounds.
Dr. Eni Smith
MD, MPH| Medication Provider
Eni Smith M.D. M.P.H., is an addiction medicine, behavioral medicine and preventive medicine physician with a passion for bridging conventional medicine with holistic and complementary care.
Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Princeton University. She received her degree with honors and focused on a variety of neurobiological and neurodevelopmental conditions. She completed her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and went on to pursue a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University. She began her internship training in pediatrics before transitioning to residency training in preventive medicine. She completed her medical education by pursuing a fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Yale University / Yale New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Smith is well versed in treating substance use disorders, behavioral disorders and behavioral addictions in pediatric, adolescent and adult populations. She believes in a patient centered approach to care and keeps abreast of the latest innovations and most novel therapeutics available in her field. She believes in treating the whole patient on a biological, psychological and spiritual level and considers medicine to be not just a career but a calling.
Yusef R. Lighari
MBA| Clinical Care Coordinator
Yusef R. Lighari, MBA, is a Clinical Care Coordination Specialist with an extensive training in both Medicine and Healthcare Administration. He has an exemplary passion for helping others and maintaining the highest level of quality care.
Though his training is in Medicine as a Physician, from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, he realized perspicaciously that he could make an even larger positive impact for the patient community and helping serve others through administration. He next attended Trevecca Nazarene University where he earned his MBA in Healthcare Administration. Further academic accouterments include: Associates of Applied Science in Information Technology from Nashville State Tech, Bachelors of Science in Biology from Tennessee State University, and is a current candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
I believe in the importance of treating patients with respect and empathy, through an evidence-based holistic and compassionate approach. It is important to work closely and efficiently with our patient community and wonderful treatment team to provide a superlative quality care experience.
APRN | Medication Provider
I am a medication provider here at Peaceful Mind. My clinical experience includes working on various floors at Hartford Hospital, including a medicine-teaching floor with mostly adult patients. After earning my masters degree, I gained experience working with patients ages 18 months and up in an urgent care setting. Currently, I also practice in an outpatient adult cardiology setting. This wide range of work history has provided me with the insight and skills necessary to offer safe and emphatic care for my patients.
In my practice I combine detailed assessments, evidence-based medication management, and supportive psychotherapy. I work in partnership with each patient and their therapist to help better manage stress and remove barriers to reach life goals.
I conduct initial evaluations and provide ongoing medication management along with supportive therapy in partnership with our therapists for:
· General Anxiety Disorder