Ms. Bergeron is a Board Certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Her areas of expertise include mood disorders, especially unipolar and bipolar depression; anxiety disorders; and behavioral disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In her clinical experience, Ms. Bergeron has served patients across the lifespan in the inpatient, outpatient, and urban and rural community mental health settings.
Ms. Bergeron is an empathetic practitioner who partners with her patients to establish a therapeutic relationship, educating and empowering them to manage or eliminate their psychiatric illnesses. Ms. Bergeron promotes the well-being of the whole person with an integrated, evidence-based approach. She integrates pharmacological therapies as well as TMS, psychotherapy, nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness meditation into treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs. She is fluent in Spanish and seeks to provide culturally sensitive care to patients of diverse backgrounds.
Ms. Bergeron looks forward to collaborating with each of her patients to help them achieve their optimal wellness.
When she’s not at the clinic, Ms. Bergeron enjoys exploring the abundance of natural beauty around the Bay Area by hiking and camping as often as she can. Other interests include traveling, cooking, and yoga.
Ms. Bergeron grew up on the East Coast, but was drawn to Nashville for her undergraduate degree, earning a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Spanish from Vanderbilt University. After graduating, she spent the following year living abroad in Spain, teaching English, History, and Science at a bilingual elementary school.
Following her lifelong interest in psychology and community service, Ms. Bergeron decided to pursue a Master’s in Nursing, which would prepare her to provide both medication management and therapy. She graduated from Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing at the top of her class, earning the school’s Outstanding Student award. Upon completion of her program, she moved to the Bay Area to establish her career in psychiatry.
Ms. Bergeron received TMS training under Dr. Richard Bermudes, and is particularly inspired by its effectiveness in helping patients achieve relief or remission from the debilitating effects of major depressive disorder, safely and effectively.
Bergeron, S. and Bermudes, R. (2017). Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice. In Bermudes, R., Lanocha, K., Janicak, P.G. (Eds.). Nonpharmacological Interventions and TMS Therapy: Neurological and Clinical Rationale for a Multimodal Approach (pp. 13-28). American Psychiatric Press Inc., Arlington, VA.