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, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor graduated from Liberty University in 2016 with her Masters in Christian Counseling and is licensed in the state of Florida. 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.” Angelique is trained in several modalities of therapy including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Roshni Patel, APRN is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the treatment of individuals with a wide range of mental health difficulties and life challenges. She holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of South Alabama. She is a professional member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. Roshni has extensive experience in working with acute and chronic mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and many personality disorders. She believes in a collaborative team approach to healthcare with the client being at the center of that team. Roshni works interactively and collaboratively with her clients to develop and implement treatment plans that achieve the ultimate goal of a healthier you. As a born and raised Pensacola native, Roshni values giving back and supporting her community and is committed to guiding others towards a more positive state of mental wellbeing. Roshni's passion is helping people create positive lasting changes in their lives. This is reflected in her personal philosophy that "The greatest journey of our lives is the journey within."