Carlota Terry, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner located in San Diego, CA & National City, CA

About Carlota Terry

Carlota is a graduate of the University of San Diego where she obtained her master’s degree to become
a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is board-certified by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center. Carlota graduated Magna Cum Laude from National University where she received
her bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She also has a master’s degree in Sociology and a bachelor’s degree in
Foreign Languages, allowing her to pursue a career as a university instructor of French and Spanish prior
to nursing. Her career in foreign languages was born out of her interest in people and cultures. Having
lived, studied, and worked in three different countries – the Philippines, France, and the United States –
has given Carlota a deep understanding of the importance of recognizing and respecting each person’s
unique individuality.

Carlota’s work history as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is founded on 7 years of experience as a
psychiatric hospital nurse. She worked with patients who suffered from psychosis and mood disorders
so severe that they required hospital care. The experience of seeing patients at their most acute state
and witnessing their progression toward stability, not only through medication but also through
therapeutic encounters, convinced her that she wanted to further her career in psychiatry. She then
pursued advanced education to earn her master’s degree in psychiatric-mental health so she could have
a more direct impact on improving the mental health of her patients.

The focus of Carlota’s work right now is helping patient populations who can be easily taken for granted
due to their mental health deficits, advocating particularly for the homeless, individuals with
developmental disabilities, and the elderly. She has worked with the homeless at Father Joe’s Villages
Medical Clinic and she continues to help the elderly, the homeless and the developmentally disabled at
multiple skilled nursing facilities during this time of great need for mental health support.

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Carlota is a graduate of the University of San Diego where she obtained her master’s degree to become
a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is board-certified by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center. Carlota graduated Magna Cum Laude from National University where she received
her bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She also has a master’s degree in Sociology and a bachelor’s degree in
Foreign Languages, allowing her to pursue a career as a university instructor of French and Spanish prior
to nursing. Her career in foreign languages was born out of her interest in people and cultures. Having
lived, studied, and worked in three different countries – the Philippines, France, and the United States –
has given Carlota a deep understanding of the importance of recognizing and respecting each person’s
unique individuality.

Carlota’s work history as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is founded on 7 years of experience as a
psychiatric hospital nurse. She worked with patients who suffered from psychosis and mood disorders
so severe that they required hospital care. The experience of seeing patients at their most acute state
and witnessing their progression toward stability, not only through medication but also through
therapeutic encounters, convinced her that she wanted to further her career in psychiatry. She then
pursued advanced education to earn her master’s degree in psychiatric-mental health so she could have
a more direct impact on improving the mental health of her patients.

The focus of Carlota’s work right now is helping patient populations who can be easily taken for granted
due to their mental health deficits, advocating particularly for the homeless, individuals with
developmental disabilities, and the elderly. She has worked with the homeless at Father Joe’s Villages
Medical Clinic and she continues to help the elderly, the homeless and the developmentally disabled at
multiple skilled nursing facilities during this time of great need for mental health support.


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