Shaylyn Proulx, DNP, FNP-C, CPNP-BC

Medication Management for Children, Teens, and Adults

**Currently accepting waitlist clients for Medication Management**

Healing Work

My impacting identifies/roles that inform my work: I am a cisgender, heterosexual, white woman, as well as a military spouse, corgi mom and nurse practitioner by education and training. In all of these roles I am a caregiver, an empath, and someone who values building deep connections with other humans both in my work and personal life.

I feel informed and knowledgeable about: Depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions impact on personal and familial well-being. I prefer to use medication management as a tool to open up space within the mind for patients to put in the work that truly helps them heal along their mental health journey.

I work best with clients who: Are struggling to improve their mental health through therapy and lifestyle changes alone and may be looking to discuss medication options to augment their healing.

I am not a good clinical fit for clients who: Are looking for a quick fix for their mental health and do not have the desire to put in the work to achieve their goals.

What makes me unique: I have extensive experience working with both children and adults in a variety of settings from diverse backgrounds throughout the US. I pride myself on creating a warm and inviting interaction that facilitates building a trusting partnership along your healing journey.

Learning and Growing

– My husband is a government employee who is often out of state for work, so I have been slowly teaching myself handy(wo)man skills via YouTube and tackling all sorts of DIY home projects that I never would have dreamt of doing on my own. It has been really fun to learn to work with my hands and handle small projects on my own.

-I am also fascinated with learning other languages. Currently I have been learning a little bit of Arabic via Duolingo.

Fun Facts/Resilience Building

As someone who works in both primary and mental health care I try to epitomize “practice what you preach”. I prioritize some sort of exercise daily whether it’s weightlifting, running or a game of kickball with my local team and am always trying to get better at making meditation a priority as well. I absolutely love to cook and bake so I build meal plans and have fun experimenting in the kitchen each week.


-Post-Masters Certificate, Psych/Mental Health, Spring Arbor University, Expected June 2024

-Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family and Pediatrics Certification, University of San Diego, May 2020

-Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Bradley University, May 2013

Certifications/Trainings/What I’m Reading Currently

Dual board-certified as a nurse practitioner in family and pediatrics

Currently reading: What Happened to You by Dr. Bruce Perry and The Empyrean series by Rebecca Yarros