Sharon Krieger, Nurse Practitioner, is Board Certified as a Psychiatric Adult Clinical Specialist and as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and from the University of South Florida, Tampa with a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Ms. Krieger has also completed the course work for an Ed.D. In Counseling Psychology. She has been providing Psychiatric Care to people of all ages since 1989 in Pinellas County.
Ms. Krieger is the founder and owner of Building New Horizons, Inc., a health care organization that provides comprehensive psychiatric care to people of all ages. She provides traditional Medication Management and Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults in both Inpatient and Private Practice Settings. She has incorporated scientifically based alternative therapies for psychiatric disorders into her practice. These include EEG Biofeedback and Targeted Amino Acid Therapy. Ms. Krieger is BCIA Certified in EEG Biofeedback.
Ms. Krieger is very interested in helping individuals across the lifespan who are experiencing psychiatric problems such as anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia and substance abuse. She has found EEG Biofeedback to be a helpful with many psychiatric disorders. It can help lessen or eliminate medication treatment in certain individuals and disorders. Biofeedback empowers individuals to help themselves through feeding biological responses back to the person. Through this feedback mechanism the individual can make changes in their biological responses to support health and wellness.
Ms. Krieger was raised in a Military Family, and has lived in a variety of places in and out of The United States. Eventually, she and her husband settled in North Pinellas County in the mid-1970’s and raised their two daughters here. Among other things, she enjoys golf, snow-skiing and jogging and travel as often as possible.
So please consider letting her help you “build your new horizons” .
My approach is similar to that of Dr. Andrew Weil who discusses the Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine:
· Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
· All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, community, and the body.
· Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods can facilitate the body’s innate healing response.
· Effective interventions that are both natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
· Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine, nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.
· Good medicine is based on good science; it is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
· Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
· Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.