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  • GET TO KNOW ME | Wellness Garden

    Top of Page MY NAME IS ISOKE BAPTISTE. HOW I STARTED PRACTICING SINCE WHAT I DO IN A NUTSHELL WHAT I PRIORITIZE WHAT I LEARNED I FEEL YOU. MY DEBILITATING ANXIETY WHAT WE DON'T KNOW CAN HURT US TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH MY NAME IS ISOKE BAPTISTE. I'M A HUMAN FIRST AND I TAKE PRIDE IN SEEING THE FULL HUMANITY IN PEOPLE. As a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner, I take a holistic approach to health and focus primarily on mental health. ​ SEE MY CREDENTIALS I started my career working as a Clinical Vascular Nurse in 2012 at The George Washington University, where I completed a Master of Science in Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing, both with academic honors. HOW I STARTED I began my healing journey in 2010, to achieve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance I craved. This transformation inspired me to study nursing and start my own practice, to bring this powerful experience to others. 0 5 1 2 PRACTICING SINCE Nurses are teachers at their core. While doctors diagnose, nurses treat and plan. WHAT I DO My main job is to educate you and help you understand the state you are in. The ability to diagnose and prescribe along with a masters degree in nursing is a beautiful marriage. IN A NUTSHELL I can prescribe medication, including anti-depressants such as medical marijuana depending on your needs, psychological state and degree of depression. I then check back with you through telemedicine to get an update on your mental state and adjust medication as we continue to do regular, weekly, biweekly or monthly meetings. When consulted, I touch upon every area of your life. WHAT I PRIORITIZE I recognize the role systems play in our internal worlds, the stories we tell about ourselves, and the lives we lead. Which is why I prioritize equal access, personalized care and patient education. I am here to help you understand why you feel a certain way and how your mental state is connected to your physical health, affecting everything from your immune system to your vital organs. When you thoroughly understand all is connected, the path to healing will become crystal clear. A lot of times, we don't realize we are depressed because we associate depression with extreme mental states. But depression often presents itself in the details, where you feel something is just off and wrong. Depression can be as simple as not having the energy you normally have; or it can stir up feelings of guilt, sadness or inadequacy where you think you failed as a mother, a coworker, a sister or a daughter, simply because you are not doing these things that society dictates and makes you feel like you should. WHAT I LEARNED Depression presents itself in a myriad of ways. I FEEL YOU. Even though we are not exactly the same, I can understand what you are going through. Because, I went through it, too. MY DEBILITATING ANXIETY During the pandemic, I found myself in a debilitating state of anxiety. I was having insomnia with classic symptoms. I just couldn’t shake it. I knew, I needed help! I first found a therapist and as I talked through my issues, with my therapist's guidance, I decided to ease my healing process with an antidepressant. I have been on Lexapro for over a year now. It not only supports my healing journey, but also helps me relate to my patients. WHAT WE DON'T KNOW CAN HURT US When you have poor relationships, a lot of times the common denominator is you. But, remember that all our experiences come from childhood. The adult life is an imprint of the early emotional and physical developmental stages. If you experienced those developmental stages in a positive way, you adapt well to adulthood. If you had negative experiences - if you weren’t nurtured as a baby, if you weren’t given confidence, if you were abused, all of that affects how you experience life today. I, myself, am discovering my issues in therapy. Those experiences enable an understanding of why I am the way I am, and help me coach things in a fully aware mindset. To give a gardening reference, water is important for a plant to grow. But it doesn’t matter how much water you put in, the plant will not grow and bloom, unless you clean the soil first. And, that's exactly where we start. The problem may stem from unhealed emotional childhood wounds, you don’t even know exists. That is why we need to start from the soil. TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH Healing is a limitless journey where you add positive components piece by piece, to slowly cultivate a balanced, colorful garden. When you put yourself first, when you do the internal work, when you start talking, the healing process begins. And just like a beautiful vine that grows and expands, it starts spreading to every area of your life. You have a better relationship with your spouse, your partner, your children, your friends, your work colleagues and most importantly, you have a better relationship with yourself! Believe in your worthiness and commit to cultivating your own wellness garden. ​ LET'S DO SOME GARDENING TOGETHER

  • EVENTS | Wellness Garden

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  • Wellness Garden, PLLC | mental health

    NURSE PRACTITIONER ADULT AND PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH WHO I AM I’m here to tell you that whatever you are going through, you are not alone, that you matter, that you are worthy, that healing is a smoother journey when shared through candid conversations and deeper connections. GET TO KNOW ME HEALING IS LIKE GARDENING. IF YOU HAVE POOR, ROCKY, HARDENED SOIL, NOTHING WILL GROW IN YOUR GARDEN, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TR BUT IF YOU GET THE RIGHT NUTRIENTS AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR SOIL, YOU CAN CREATE AN OASIS. So, let us heal. Let us remove those rocks. Let us soften that hard soil with water. Let us create the perfect medium for you to feel joy again and grow whatever harvest you want. SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION Connection makes healing possible. NEGATIVE SELF-BELIEFS, UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS, TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS... WHEN YOU REMOVE ALL THAT IS NO LONGER SERVING YOUR SOUL, AN ABUNDANCE OF POSSIBILITIES UNFOLDS. ​ 01 Request an Appointment 02 Services 03 Sign Up for Newsletter

  • MY SERVICES | Wellness Garden

    MENTAL HEALTH MEDICAL HEALTH MEDICAL CANNABIS EVALUATION MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS ACCEPED FORMS OF PAYMENT I PROVIDE A PLETHORA OF SERVICES DEPENDING ON YOUR NEEDS. Whether you are struggling with mental health conditions such as Bipolar Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or medical conditions like Upper Respiratory Infection, or need guidance understanding a recent diagnosis of you or a family member, I am here for you. MENTAL HEALTH covered by insurance I evaluate, diagnose and treat the following psychiatric mental health diagnoses for patients 18 years of age and older: depression anxiety posttraumatic stress disorder bipolar disorder I & II attention deficit hyperactivity disorder opioid use disorder Initial evaluations are 1 hour long and include extensive labs and genetic testing to rule out medical conditions that could mimic mental health disorders. Medication management follow ups are 30-minute visits. MEDICAL HEALTH covered by insurance I evaluate, diagnose and treat the following acute medical conditions for patients 18 years of age and older: urinary tract infection sinusitis upper respiratory i n fection medication management i.e. - refills of chronic and acute conditions MEDICAL CANNABIS EVALUATION not covered by insurance I evaluate and approve individuals for medical cannabis to allow for clearance of a medicinal cannabis card. Available for Washington DC residents only, at this time. MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS not covered by insurance Through advocacy and education, I help individuals and families understand and manage major health diagnoses such as: cancer autoimmune disorder end of life It is extremely hard to maneuver the world of medicine, especially after you or a loved one receives a major diagnosis as it affects the entire family. I am here to guide you through the process, to take some burden off your shoulders, with the possibility of improving your or your loved one's health outcome. ​ End of life planning is never an easy process, but it is part of the circle of life. As a family member that went through the same experience, I thoroughly understand the sensitivities involving these plans. And I am here to provide the next steps, guide you through the process and take away the additional stress so that you can focus on the family member most in need. CURRENTLY ACCEPTING I am currently accepting some insurance and cash payments.

  • NEWSLETTER | Wellness Garden

    BEARINGS . newsletter . BEARINGS . newsletter . BEARINGS ​ Published Newsletters April 2024 It's Our Anniversary! March 2024 Women's History Month February 2024 Celebrating Black History and Advancing Mental Health Equity ​ January 2024 January: A Fresh Start December 2023 Embracing Positivity and New Beginnings... November 2023 Gratitude: Embracing Self-Care

  • Credentials | Wellness Garden

    Isoke Baptiste is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She started her career working as a Clinical Vascular Nurse in 2012 at The George Washington University , where she completed a Master of Science in Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing, both with academic honors. During her MSN program, she was the recipient of the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Traineeship Award for two years in a row. Upon gaining experience in Vascular Surgery, Preventative Medicine, Women's Health, and Psychiatry, Isoke found her calling in advocacy and mental health, when, as a Nurse Practitioner consultant, she passionately fought for patients’ right to the best care in The Department of Disability Services, DC Government during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Isoke recognizes the role systems play in our internal worlds, the stories we tell about ourselves, and the lives we lead, which is why she prioritizes patient education, equal access and personalized care. As a single mom, an inherent caregiver, constant gardener and a human above all else, she is gifted at seeing the full humanity in people and believes in your worthiness. She constantly works to remind you that you are not alone, that you matter, that healing is a journey, only possible through candid, collaborative dialogue. In her free time, you can find Isoke taking a walk with her lovely dog, Tiegen, sharing playful jokes and laughs with her seven siblings, or spending tranquil time in her evergreen garden - feeding the soil, planting seeds, watering flowers or harvesting crops either physically, spiritually or mentally. Education August 2021 May 2015 December 2011 May 1998 Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA Summa Cum Laude Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) The George Washington University, Washington, DC Magna Cum Laude Master of Science in Nursing (Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner) The George Washington University, Washington, DC Cum Laude Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated Second Degree) Saint Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina Magna Cum Laude Credentials Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Washington, DC Board of Nursing; Maryland Board of Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Washington, DC Board of Nursing; Maryland Board of Nursing Clinical Rotations January 2021 - August 2021 August 2014 - Present May 2015 - July 2015 January 2015 - May 2015 January 2014 - May 2014 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Student Galaxy Medical Services; Psychiatric Mental Health (504hrs) Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Student: Drs. Neman, Sherman, & Stone, Washington, DC; Internal Medicine (200 hrs) Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Student: Veterans Affairs Geriatric Clinic, Washington, DC; Geriatric Medicine (100 hrs): Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Student: Family Practice Medical Services, Washington, DC; Family Medicine (200 hrs) Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Student: GWU Department of Surgery, Washington, DC; Health Assessment (75 hrs) Clinical Experience April 2016 - Present November 2018 - August 2019 December 2015 - April 2016 July 2014 - April 2016 April 2014 -August 2014 March 2012 - April 2014 Department on Disability Services, Washington, DC Nurse Practitioner Consultant United Health Group-House Calls, Washington, DC Nurse Practitioner Family Practice Medical Services, Washington, DC Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioner ​ Drs. Neman, Sherman & Stone, Washington, DC Internal Medicine, RN George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC PACU Nurse (Pre-op) GWU Medical Faculty Associates, Washington, DC Clinical Vascular Nurse III Awards Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society (2015) ​ Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society (1995) Dean's List (1994-1997) ​ United Negro College Fund/Revlon Scholarship recipient (December 1996) GE-National Medical Fellow Primary Care Leadership Program (2015) Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Traineeship Award (2013-2015) Let's Get Social

  • Parenting Workshops | Wellness Garden

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  • Calendar | Wellness Garden

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  • FAQs | Wellness Garden

    Frequently Asked Questions FAQ 1 Let's Get Together! FAQ 2 Facts About Medical Consultations FAQ 3 Starting And Stopping Medications For Mental Health

  • Personalized Retreats | Wellness Garden

    Wellness Retreats This is your Project Page. It's a great opportunity to help visitors understand the context and background of your latest work. Double click on the text box to start editing your content and make sure to add all the relevant details you want to share. Project Name This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start. Project Name This is your Project description. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start. Project Name This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

  • Wellness Retreats | Wellness Garden

    Wellness Retreats This is your Project Page. It's a great opportunity to help visitors understand the context and background of your latest work. Double click on the text box to start editing your content and make sure to add all the relevant details you want to share. Project Name This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start. Project Name This is your Project description. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start. Project Name This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

  • Group Therapy | Wellness Garden

    Group Therapy *Think through content. Possibly once a month sessions Make this page similar to get to know me. Project Name This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start. Project Name This is your Project description. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start. Project Name This is your Project description. Provide a brief summary to help visitors understand the context and background of your work. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start.

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