Christina Rinderle is a dual licensed board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She began working at the Perinatal Project | Columbia Associates in Psychiatry in 2020. Tina has spent the majority of her nursing career working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) focusing on the comprehensive care of ill and preterm newborns and supporting their families. Her interest in psychiatry has been a natural progression as many parents and family members experience mental health conditions and stress before, during and after their loved one’s NICU stay. She also has experience working in the mental health field as a triage advice nurse for several years.
Tina believes in holistic care and has been providing support to women’s mental health through her role as an NNP for many years. She is certified in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International, Inc. and is passionate about her goal to increase awareness and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Tina’s nursing education began at George Mason University where she graduated in 1989 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked for several years in a Level III NICU and earned a scholarship to attend Georgetown University Medical Center’s Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certificate program. After graduating in 1994, she cared for infants and their families in times of joy as well as crisis. She obtained her master’s degree in Nursing Education at Walden University in 2014. Most recently, Tina returned to George Mason University where she received her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate in May, 2020. As part of her patient care role, she is certified to provide transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) which targets key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression.
Tina enjoys hiking, skiing and crafting in her free time. She is married and has three adult children.
We offer services for perimenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal stages of a woman’s life
Treatment begins with an initial evaluation by one of our experienced providers. Recommendations may include therapy or medication evaluation and management.
Therapeutic treatment begins with an initial evaluation and recommendations, which often combine psychotherapy and medication for complete care, as well as specific exercise and relaxation techniques. Psychotherapy may include individual, group, or play therapy along with family involvement to enhance understanding and improve relationships.
Medication management is a method of engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete, accurate medication list, which is the foundation for addressing medication problems. It aims to ensure the health of individuals and manage their health care costs. Medication management can also result in less money being spent on emergency room visits and hospital stays, as well as reduced illnesses and deaths due to medication noncompliance or negative drug interactions.
TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments fail. TMS treatment often involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, known as repetitive TMS or rTMS.
Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the field of psychiatry. It is the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care using telecommunications technology, such as videoconferencing to provide health care from a distance.
has been Honorably Mentioned in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She was also awarded the Top Nurse Practitioner Award of 2017 by the International Nurses Association.
We’re honored to have had the opportunity to use TMS Therapy to help our patients, and we look forward to being able to provide another one million treatments!
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