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JohannesHD2016SmallTonya Johannes, ARNP-BC

Tonya Johannes, ARNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at MHP who treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in skin care. 

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MHP Welcomes Yearian, ARNP

New Directions Welcomes New Provider

Mahaska Health Partnership New Directions is pleased to welcome Board Certified Child, Adolescent, Family and Adult Advanced Psychiatric Registered Nurse Practitioner Stef Yearian to its group of providers.

“Stef adds a new level of care we can offer to our patients,” MHP Director of New Directions Stephanie Faulkes said. “She treats patients of all ages and has extensive experience in child behaviors as well as complex dual-diagnosis adults – those patients dealing with combined mental health and substance use disorders.”

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Stef Yearian, ARNP

Yearian received her ARNP certification from the University of Iowa and also has Bachelors’ Degrees in Psychology and Chemistry. “I originally majored in chemistry and psychology for my undergraduate studies,” Yearian explained. “After working in a hospital setting and seeing the interaction nurses have with patients, I wanted to be able to make that kind of difference. Health is a very complex interaction of mind, body and spirit and I wanted to share that personal journey with patients.”

Yearian said she chose mental health because it is an expanding science with a growing number of treatment options. “Mental well-being impacts all areas of our lives. Everyone’s experience and recovery is unique. As a provider, I have a responsibility to hear my patient’s concerns, understand their needs and provide comprehensive treatment choices.”

New Directions is Mahaska Health Partnership’s outpatient behavioral health services unit, located on their campus in Oskaloosa. The practice is comprised of eight therapists who offer counseling through individual, family and group sessions in addition to two psychiatric nurses and a Physician Assistant. The providers can assist patients with mental health and substance use disorders as well as medication management.

To find out more about how the providers of MHP New Directions are making healthcare personal, visit mahaskahealth.org or call 641-672-3159 to make an appointment.