Holly E. Vause, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Holly E. Vause


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
University of Colorado, College of Nursing

Masters in Nursing (MSN)
University of Colorado, College of Nursing

Bachelor of Arts
Middlebury College

Focus Areas:

Integrating lifestyle and nutritional supports in addition to/instead of medications for treatment of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorders


Holly E. Vause is a board-certified, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She maintains a comprehensive focus to care, including brief psychotherapy and prescribing mental health medications if indicated, for children, adolescents, and adults.

Her ongoing areas of interest include integrating targeted dietary changes, physical movement and improved sleep practices as foundations for care. Overall Holly tends to be more conservative in her prescribing practices, especially in regards to prescribing controlled substances such as benzodiazepines.

She is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing in the graduate school in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. Before transitioning to private practice, Holly worked on the psychiatric inpatient, psychiatric day treatment and eating disorder units at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

She has co-authored articles that have been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and The Nurse Practitioner. She has a deep interest in prevention of mental illness and promoting mental wellness.

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