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If mental or behavioral health challenges are disrupting your daily life, our psychiatric team can help.

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What makes our approach special?

It’s normal to feel a little nervous when seeking professional help with behavioral or mental health challenges. With counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists to choose from, it can be tough even knowing where to start. At Boundless, we offer a straightforward approach that blends psychiatry, telepsychiatry, and care coordination to provide the care you’re after.

Why work with a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who diagnoses and treats behavioral and mental health challenges. They attend medical school and complete a residency program, often receiving certification in a specialty area. As a medical doctor, a psychiatrist can prescribe medication. This medical expertise is a key difference between psychiatrists from psychologists or other counselors. Psychiatric nurse practitioners support a psychiatrist and also diagnose and treat patients with similar needs.

Meet Our Central Ohio Clinicians

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Dr. Nithya Ramanathan
Director of Psychiatry

Dr. Ramanathan is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry. She has a passion for working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Dr. Ramanathan has served the Boundless community since 2014. She completed her residency and fellowship at The Ohio State University and has been a practicing outpatient psychiatrist for the past 15 years and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurolo...

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Alexa Kaufman
Alexa Kaufman
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Alexa is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner trained to provide comprehensive mental health care through prescription medication and psychotherapy. She has extensive experience working with people of all ages who exhibit challenging mental states. When Alexa isn’t putting her practice to work, she is spending time with family and dogs or traveling.

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Amber Budd
Amber Budd
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Amber is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, who has practiced psychiatry for five years. In those five years, Amber has gained experience in addiction medicine, community psychiatry, child psychiatry, and adult psychiatry. She is currently serving on the psychiatric team at Boundless Health in outpatient behavioral health.
Amber is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

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Christopher Daughtery
Christopher Daughtery
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Christopher is a registered nurse, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, and a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. He has had over twelve years of experience in nursing and eight years in the field as a nurse practitioner. He has provided care to individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds as well as to patients who have different conditions, such as autism and other developmental disorders. His experience caring for adult cancer patients sparked his interest in mental healt...

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Kristen Elliot
Kristen Elliot
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Kristen is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner at Boundless Health. She became a part of the Boundless psychiatric team because of her passion for helping people of all ages reach their highest potential. She is also an RN who worked in the emergency department before completing her educational specialization in family practice and psychiatry. When Kristen is not working in her field, she enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with family.  
 
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What challenges can psychiatry help address?

Our team has extensive experience treating people dealing with a range of challenges that impact mental health and overall well-being.

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Neurodevelopmental disorders

  • developmental delays spanning across all ages
  • language/communication concerns
  • autism spectrum
  • intellectual disabilities
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)
  • specific learning disorders 
  • Tourettes/tic disorders
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Mood disorders and psychosis

  • schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • bipolar and related mood disorder
  • depressive disorders
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Anxiety disorders

  • panic disorder
  • generalized anxiety
  • separation anxiety
  • specific phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorders
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Trauma and stressor-related disorders

  • acute stress 
  • post-traumatic stress disorders
  • stress secondary to bullying and other factors
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Disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorders

  • intermittent explosive disorder
  • oppositional defiant disorder
  • conduct disorder
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Relational problems

  • parent-child relationship issues
  • child maltreatment and neglect
  • adult maltreatment and neglect

Is psychiatry right for me or my loved one?

We are experienced in treating individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder, psychosis, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, intellectual disabilities, autism, and more.

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