Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
Alberto has been working as a Nurse Practitioner since April of 2013 and has a Master’s Degree in Family Practice and a Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health. He has worked in health care for over 14 years and now specializes in helping people with Mental Health Disorders and Substance Addiction. His genuine love for people and desire to continue to learn and improve has allowed him to experience a great deal of success as a provider, to establish a good rapport with patients and to develop lasting relationships with medical professionals in the Southern Utah area. Alberto is also fluent in 3 languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish) which allows him to better serve a more diverse population.
Originally from Sao Paulo Brazil, Alberto moved to the U.S. as a teenager where he has had the opportunity to pursue his American Dream. Alberto lives in Southern Utah with his wife and 4 children and is a devoted family man. In his free time, Alberto enjoys time with his family, traveling, camping, biking, swimming and is an avid soccer fan. Alberto shares his love for soccer through coaching local youth teams in the community.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Lisa Thompson moved to Saint George to open her psychiatric practice, Desert Spring Behavioral Health, in 2011 after graduating from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lisa holds the title of APRN. An APRN is an advanced practice registered nurse. In 2009, Lisa worked through her Internship and Residency at Primary Care Behavioral Health. Now, Lisa shows her gentle and caring personality by assisting those in need of better mental health for her own practice serving the southern Utah area.
Some of the fields that she offers to her 18 and older clients include medication management, depression, emotional as well as behavioral issues, post-traumatic stress disorders – including therapy for those that served in our military. Help even extends to those that find themselves in crisis situations such as abuse and those considering suicide. You can find a more conclusive list on our Services page.
Family Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
Taylor graduated with his Masters Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in October of 2018 from Frontier Nursing University. He found joy in serving the Mental Health population and saw the need for additional services. He went back to Frontier Nursing University for his Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate to better care for his patients. He has a variety of experiences that has gone to serve him in providing excellent care for his patients with over 10 years of health care experience. Taylor is driven by providing quality health care services to those who need it the most. He finds joy in seeing people’s lives changes for the better when they receive the care that they need.
DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Lori graduated with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in April 2018 and is currently pursuing a Post-graduate certification in Psychiatric Mental Health. She also works as a Nursing Professor at Dixie State University, as well as a Nurse Practitioner at the Wellness Center on campus.
Lori has a passion to connect with her patients (and students), and provide the type of care she would want for her own family members.
Outside of work, Lori enjoys traveling with her husband, and together they enjoy exploring the outdoors with their 2 Cane Corsos and spending time with their kids and grandkids.