Sherrie Smith

Sherrie Smith is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), and licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). She has unique insight into mental illness which she developed while working in EDs, psychiatric departments, community mental health clinics, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, and co-facilitating grief groups for individuals dealing with the loss of loved ones to suicide. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Utah, specializing in psychiatric mental health; she completed her undergraduate studies in microbiology and nursing at Weber State University. Her career began in the ED, and she became interested in psychiatric disorders, witnessing how underserved those with mental illness and neurological disorders were within the healthcare system. Realizing their vulnerability, she found ways to help them cope with the stigma they faced, treating them holistically, as unique individuals - not merely treating their disease process. Her passion is working with serious and persistent mental illnesses (e.g., major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, mood, and personality disorders, schizophrenia, etc.); she sees children through age 59 years. She remains up-to-date on the latest research of pharmacological treatments and modalities in mental health, completing the Psychedelic Harm Reduction series, Fundamentals of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), and Fundamentals of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy. Sherrie is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, American Nurses Association (ANA), American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), and Utah Nurse Practitioners (UNP).

Deven Jennings

Dr. Deven Jennings (he/they) earned his Doctorate in Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Psychiatric-Mental Health in May of 2021. He has worked in mental health since 2016 in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. Dr. Jennings graduated from Brigham Young University in April 2016 and joined Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute) on the geriatric and medical psychiatric unit in inpatient services. He worked for 2 years as a charge nurse before returning to graduate school to earn his DNP. While in school, Dr. Jennings worked as a graduate assistant and outpatient psychiatric nurse with the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. Dr. Jennings is dedicated to providing evidence-based care for those with psychiatric and behavioral health concerns including offering medication management services, psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and medical cannabis. Dr. Jennings is also passionate about providing LGBTQIA+ affirming psychiatric services to clients in our community. Dr. Jennings believes in holistic approaches to mental health, including addressing mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual elements of mental health care. He is also enthusiastic about providing cutting-edge treatment options to clients, including ketamine and TMS.