Lorraine Chidester MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner



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Lorraine is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, who provides mental health care to all ages. She partners with you to improve mental health using a holistic approach which includes assessment, psychoeducation, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and treatment options to improve symptomology of mental illness and promote self-efficacy.

Lorraine brings over 20 years of nursing to the practice and is committed to serving her clients with compassion and building rapport in a nonjudgmental environment. She strives to improve the lives of others by actively listening, being supportive, and using her strong clinical skills combined with evidence-based guidelines to assess, diagnosis, plan, and treat a broad-spectrum of mental health illnesses. She provides education, treatment options, and develops mutual treatment goals.


Lorraine prescribes medications with the belief that one can achieve greatest efficacy when paired with therapy, thus her desire to work within a therapy practice that places high regard on collaboration to achieve change. She is currently accepting clients of all ages over the lifespan, children 6 years of age through older adults. Lorraine works alongside her clients to improve the symptomology of depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and schizophrenia. In addition, she works with clients to achieve optimal outcomes with conduct disorders, eating disorders, substance-related disorders, neurocognitive disorders, crisis prevention, and personality disorders.


Masters of Science in Nursing 

       Specialty: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas in Arlington

Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington

Associates Degree in Nursing from the Des Moines Area Community College


Accepted Insurance

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

United Healthcare


Midland's Choice (Non-Medica)

Medicaid: Amerigroup, Iowa Total Care

Private payment

Please Note: Lorraine does not take Medicare or Tricare. If you have either as a primary Lorraine's services will not be covered by your insurance no matter what secondary you possess.


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