Dianne Mbai, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner was born and raised in Sub-Saharan Africa. Growing up, she saw first-hand the devastating effects untreated mental illness has on the individual, their family and friends as a whole. She started her career in Nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma where she obtained her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing in 2007. She worked primarily in the Intensive Care Unit and later in the ER before graduating with her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington in 2013.
She has worked in various settings as an Advance Practice Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority. Her experiences have included Community Mental Health, Integrated Care Clinics, and Crisis Out Patient Clinics in the Dallas and Denton Counties. She moved into private practice with Bethesda Mental Health in West Arlington in 2017 to meet the mental health needs of those in the Arlington, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens, East Fort Worth, Kennedale and Mansfield areas in Tarrant County.
Mental illness affects almost every family now in one way or another. Dianne is passionate about helping her clients understand whatever psychosocial stressors, or familial predispositions they may have that might put them at risk for psychiatric disorders.
Dianne Mbai, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner,
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC