To make quality mental health care available for all.
Scott Durrance, APRN is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of experience caring for the mentally ill in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Since 2011, he has served as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in both the military and civilian sectors. Mr. Durrance deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Marine Corps rifleman in 2003 and also served as a Navy Nurse Corps officer. His passion for improving the treatment outcomes of veteran and community mental health populations is a prime focus of his practice. His special interests include treatment-resistant depression and promoting increased usage of long-acting injectable antipsychotics for schizophrenic and Bipolar populations. In 2018, he and his wife Abby decided to form Apex Psychiatric Services, LLC because they wanted to be able to directly influence every aspect of a client's experience with the mental health services provided. This experience starts from the time you first contact our office and lasts until you see the clinician and walk out the door. You WILL be greeted with a smile and to feel the difference of a team that pushes you to “Thrive.”
Angelique Sanders, MS, Registered Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern graduated from Liberty University in 2016 with her Masters in Christian Counseling and has completed the necessary criteria for state licensure. She is currently supervised by a state certified LMHC supervisor and is scheduled to take her state LMHC licensure exam Summer of 2019. She is a member of the American Christian Counselors Association(ACCA) and has worked in social services for most of her professional career. She completed her graduate internship at DAART working with at risk youth who were struggling with complex mental health diagnosis and substance abuse issues, as well as served as hospital liaison to the Adolescent Stress Unit for 2 years prior to moving to community mental health. She has extensive experience in working with at risk youth, foster children, as well as children with ADHD. She uses various styles of treatment to connect with children and adolescence to meet them “where they are” in their moments and experiences to help empower them and provide them with choices to become more able to manage their challenges, whatever they may be. Angelique has served as a GAL (Guardian ad litem), was previously a Child Protective Investigator and has also been a foster parent, and she draws from these life experiences to assist her clients and their families in navigating through agencies and systems that can be challenging at times. She is also familiar with the educational system and is a strong advocate for IEPs (Individual Educational Plans) and 504 plans when appropriate to assist a child to be successful in the school settings. Angelique’s philosophy is “No child should ever feel alone and every child is worthy of having a voice and being listened to.”