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Brittany Lane Smith
Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Brittany Smith, a native of Central, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in May of 1996, and her Diploma of Nursing from Baton Rouge General School of Nursing in December of 2000. In December of 2006, Ms. Smith received her Master’s in Nursing-Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama.

Before joining COPE Behavioral Health, Brittany Smith was the owner/ Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner of Matters of the Mind. Her duties including collaborating with physicians and psychiatrists to provide psychiatric assessments for both adults and children. Brittany Smith provided ongoing medication management including ADHD medications to both children and adults. She worked with DCFS, the courts and school-based community care clinics.


  • Collaborative Practice with Psychiatrist providing accurate psychiatric assessments.
  • Providing ongoing medication management for patients with multiple psychiatric conditions for adults and children including but not limited to ADHD, BiPolar, Depression, Anxiety, Learning disorders, Autism and Aspergers.
  • Working with courts, DFCS, OCS, Youth Oasis, Mentoring Programs and school systems to provide psychiatric evaluations.
  • Emergency care provided through PEC and the Local Emergency Room.



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