Since 1983 Betty has devoted her life to nursing. Her education includes double Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and Psychology from Arkansas Tech University and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. Since becoming Board Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Betty has worked with children and adolescents in psychiatric inpatient and outpatient settings in Arkansas. Betty has additional training as an Addiction Professional and a Christian Counselor, and she has volunteered at a substance abuse program for homeless adults. She now brings her vast experience to OhanaPsych to work with people of all ages who live in Hawaii.

Betty wants each patient to be fully involved with their treatment plan. She practices holistic psychiatric treatment that is based on the interconnection between the body, mind, soul and spirit.

Betty has 6 adult children, 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. When she is not working she lives life to the fullest by spending time with her family, traveling, hunting, fishing and motorcycle riding.