Mary Pat Holler
Mary Pat Holler graduated from Kent State University with bachelor’s degree in Nursing. After 10 years of practice in inpatient and outpatient medical, adult/adolescent chemical dependency and nursing instruction an opportunity to train as an adult nurse practitioner in a urban internal medicine clinic lead her into the areas of advanced nursing practice.
Following training she worked as employee/occupational health nurse practitioner and supervisor and as part of inpatient history and physical clinical teams. NP. Holler’s further practice was guided by the commonality she saw in each of these settings. Unmet and often unseen mental health and chemical dependency issues frequently unpinned the cause of or prevented/complicated the recovery from the persons chief complaints.
After NP. Holler’s move to North Dakota she completed Master’s degree and certification as Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Dakota College of Nursing. For the next eight years she practiced outpatient psychiatry and provided medication management to all ages in collaboration with a team of Psychiatrists and psychotherapists.
When psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certification became available she pursued that certification while working part time. This allowed NP. Holler to develop skills in psychotherapy as well as enhancing psychopharmacological practice.
She has worked in Grand Forks, ND, Bemidji and Crookston MN areas as well as with the Spirit Lake Nation in Fort Trotten, ND. She is pleased to be able to work with the multidisciplinary teams at Red River Behavioral Health where seeing and meeting the mental health and addictive disease is allowing the persons full realm of health to emerge.