Molly was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and later relocated herself in Maui. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health at Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Oregon Health and Science University. She is often described as active, health conscious, compassionate, and eager to learn. Finding her calling in psychiatry, she has worked as the primary psychiatric prescriber at Mental Health Kokua for the past 5½ years serving the Maui community.
As a Nurse Practitioner, she has experience treating Post Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Substance Use Disorders. She is a strong believer in team work and collaboration with clients and their families to help them manage symptoms, enhance functioning, and improve quality of life. She attends monthly community meetings with Maui County Police Department, networks with other mental health providers, pharmacists, and engages with public health agencies to improve access and quality of care to individuals with mental illness.
Molly’s mindfulness practice is a daily direct engagement in nature with her body, mind and spirit. She is an avid runner, cycler, and water enthusiast. She can often be found enjoying surf, SUP, yoga and “moving my way into the present moment through almost any variation of outdoor physical activity.”