Tara Fink of Harpers Ferry, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, has joined the Veterans Memorial Hospital clinics to offer behavioral health care and counseling. She is providing consultations at both the Waukon and Postville clinic locations. She shares her passion for mental health care and the great need in these underserved communities in northeast Iowa.
“Helping people, bottom line, is the biggest reason that I chose a career in mental health. After a history with my own mental health struggles, it was difficult to find good support in rural Iowa and I vowed to help change this for others in this community who are struggling. I also find it wildly Interesting to learn how the brain works. I have an interest in helping people in their efforts to achieve psychological resilience and self-actualization,” explains Tara Fink, PMHNP. “With my advanced nursing degree, I have the opportunity to make a greater impact within the community. I plan on seeing all patients through the lifespan in order to reduce barriers for all ages in the community.”
Tara received her master of science in Nursing Degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis in rural and underserved populations from Allen College in 2022. Tara was drawn to working at Veterans Memorial for the location and the fact this is an underserved, rural Iowa Community.