"You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start now and change the ending."
MSN, APRN, CRNA
Growing up in Montana and Northern Wyoming provided countless opportunities to engage in small-town sports, embrace the beauty of the outdoors, and cultivate a strong work ethic. It was truly an exceptional region to call home.
After completing my nursing degree at Brigham Young University in 2007, I embarked on a fulfilling journey as a registered nurse in the Air Force. The gratification of a career dedicated to helping others was immensely rewarding, but serving those who protect our country added an extra layer of fulfillment. In 2012, I achieved a master’s degree in anesthesia from the esteemed Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, graduating at the top of my class with a 4.0 GPA. Following numerous relocations, a transformative year in South Korea, and a decade of military service, my family and I made the decision to establish our roots once again in the majestic mountainous landscape of the west. Fortunately, we discovered Helena, Montana, and have wholeheartedly embraced all the wonders this state has to offer.
Throughout the years, I have witnessed the courage of loved ones and friends as they confront severe mental health disorders. My personal experience with the transformative effects of ketamine in my anesthesia practice has sparked a profound desire to make it more accessible to those who genuinely require it. I am fully committed to educating the public and medical professionals about the unique attributes of ketamine as a rapid-acting, evidence-based treatment option for mental health and chronic pain. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to help others discover the life-changing potential of this extraordinary medicine. Whether individuals seek relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, or chronic pain, I am confident that with ketamine’s assistance, they will find the support and care they need. I am thrilled about the prospect of collaborating with you and contributing to your own triumphant journey.
Sarah Stockham Johnson
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Integrative, Metabolic, and Nutritional Psychiatry
Sarah is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) providing tele-heath appointments. She has undergraduate degrees from Clemson University and Colorado State University and graduated top of her class with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Sarah provides mental health medication evaluation and management with an emphasis on integrative practices and a functional medicine approach. She focuses on both physical and mental health issues and assesses how they may be related.
Sarah will provide guidance, expertise, and treatment approaches to help manage mental health disorders like anxiety, PTSD/trauma, depression, concentration issues, and insomnia. Sarah utilizes evidence-based practices and will carefully consider new and emerging treatments as well as combining conventional or traditional therapies with functional medicine therapies to treat the person with a holistic approach. Sarah has a conservative approach to medications and will only prescribe if necessary and will use the lowest effective dose.
Sarah’s philosophy of care is person centered and holistic, strategically using medications and other non-pharmacological modalities to include supplements, diet and lifestyle coaching. Sarah most commonly utilizes CBT, DBT, and mindfulness therapeutic modalities in the treatment plan and she has additional education and certifications in nutritional psychiatry and CBT for insomnia (CBT-I).
Sarah has over 15 years nursing experience in various settings including military and civilian health care settings around the world as she was in the US Army for 8 years. Sarah enjoys working with diverse populations and is committed to being a culturally competent provider. Her goal is to build a respectful alliance where you’ll feel genuine connection, authentic caring, and collaboration in your treatment plan to attaining your goals.
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Child & Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
Ashley, a compassionate and driven Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), originates from the heart of Montana. She earned her BS in Nursing from the University of Jamestown, ND, and has gained extensive knowledge through her work in the Intensive Care Unit, Hospice, and Psychiatry. Ashley furthered her education by obtaining an MS in Nursing from Walden University, and she holds ANCC board certification across the lifespan.
Ashley is dedicated to hard work and assisting others. She embodies independence, leadership, and possesses exceptional critical thinking skills, making her an invaluable member of any team. With a natural ability to connect with patients and their families, Ashley provides clinically efficient, compassionate, and gentle care.
Ashley’s unwavering passion lies in supporting individuals grappling with mental health challenges. She takes great pride in profoundly impacting the lives of her patients, with a special focus on children and adolescents. Ashley has extensive experience in effectively treating various conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD. Moreover, she is committed to helping patients understand their condition and providing the necessary resources for long-term recovery. Ashley strives to instill hope in challenging situations and remains dedicated to continuous education, staying up-to-date on the latest advances in psychiatric care. She believes that every patient deserves the attention and care required to achieve their desired outcome. With her expertise in mental health, Ashley is confident in delivering compassionate care to each individual patient. She eagerly anticipates partnering with you on your healthcare journey.
When Ashley isn’t immersed in her work, she thrives on the exhilaration of living life on the edge. With an unwavering adventurous spirit, she finds solace in the great outdoors, engaging in activities such as hiking, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and camping. Additionally, she takes the time to indulge in the beauty of music and explore new destinations. Throughout her daring escapades, she is accompanied by her two beloved canine companions, who add an extra layer of joy to her adventures.
DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Psychiatry
Originally from the Midwest, Jen Buscher has made Montana her cherished home since 2006. In 2011, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Carroll College, followed by a Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in mental health and psychiatric practice from Montana State University in 2023.
As a dedicated leader, highly skilled nurse practitioner, and loving mother, Jen is deeply committed to making a tangible difference in Montana communities. Her areas of expertise include trauma-informed care, effective leadership, and fostering resilient communities. Throughout her career, she has focused on pediatric and perinatal psychiatry, working closely with individuals of all ages. With over a decade of experience, Jen has collaborated with esteemed leaders in pediatric psychiatry and holds three certificates in reproductive psychiatry from Massachusetts General Hospital. Notably, she has had the privilege of working directly with Dr. Brené Brown to enhance emotional literacy in her practice.
Jen’s exceptional dedication is evident in her unwavering commitment to prioritizing preventive care and tirelessly advocating for her patients. She firmly believes that early intervention and comprehensive treatment can truly transform lives. With a profound understanding of each individual’s unique needs, she provides personalized care that recognizes their inherent potential for growth and healing. Jen eagerly anticipates continuing her journey of assisting others in finding the courage and resilience to embrace their personal power, make thoughtful decisions, and create a life filled with joy and purpose. With unwavering conviction, she embraces progress and healing, committed to walking alongside you, offering guidance and support at every step. Rest assured, Jen’s expertise will illuminate the path to personal growth and well-being, ensuring you flourish in your journey.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Jen is a devoted mother to three young children. She seamlessly integrates her professional values into her parenting, instilling in her kids the belief that kindness and compassion can conquer any challenge.
Pamela J. Havens
MPA, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Military & Veteran and Addiction Psychiatry
With over twenty years of experience as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner serving in the United States Army, I am passionate about collaborating with individuals who are motivated to improve their personal health and well-being. Throughout my career, I have provided care to service members and their families across all military branches, specializing in Combat and Complex PTSD.
After retiring from the Army, I embarked on a new career path focused on caring for individuals with severe mental illnesses in central rural Louisiana, where access to resources was limited. Despite the challenges, I found immense fulfillment in witnessing positive outcomes.
My journey continued as I gained experience in inpatient addictions therapy in southern New Mexico before returning to my hometown of Helena, Montana.
My approach to care is comprehensive, ensuring accurate diagnosis, precise medication prescription, and the development of personalized treatment plans tailored meticulously to each patient’s unique lifestyle, preferences, and specific needs. I strive to empower individuals to take ownership of their narratives and align their actions with their personal values and beliefs.
Creating a safe, non-judgmental space that encourages honest and open dialogue is of utmost importance to me. I am dedicated to providing the highest quality of care while humanizing the experience and establishing a trusting relationship with each patient.
I eagerly await your message and strongly encourage you to reach out today to explore the diverse range of services I offer. Together, we can embark on a transformative journey towards a brighter future, fostering positive change in your mental health and overall well-being. Let’s work collaboratively to achieve lasting and meaningful results that will have a profound impact on your life.
I was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, where my deep passion for a healthcare career took root. This passion was sparked by the remarkable display of compassion exhibited by nurses during my great grandfather’s courageous battle against end-stage cancer. Inspired by this experience, I embarked on a path to become a registered nurse.
My journey in the healthcare field began in the Women’s Services unit of a hospital. Starting as a secretary, I gradually transitioned through various roles, including OB tech, LPN, and ultimately, RN. Throughout my time there, I had the privilege of providing care to a diverse range of patients, from newborns to individuals undergoing gynecological surgeries, postpartum mothers, pregnant women, and laboring moms. Over a span of nine years, I wholeheartedly dedicated myself to this invaluable experience.
I hold a strong conviction that nurses possess an extraordinary influence on patients, whether in times of wellness or sickness. My passion lies in advocating for patients, always striving to ensure that their voices are not only heard but truly listened to. My ultimate aspiration is to be a constant and unwavering presence for my patients, providing them with steadfast support and making a meaningful and enduring impact.
When I’m not helping others, I find joy in activities such as baking, crafting, and creating treasured memories with my family. I am fortunate to have a wonderful husband and an adorable little girl who bring immense happiness to my life.
Psychedelic Preparation and Integration Coach
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and finding success in the corporate world, Olivia longed to employ her skills in a more meaningful and healing field. She has spent her time since then reconnecting to what she believes our human experience should truly be built on: empathy and our ability to rise together. More than a decade ago, she was introduced to many of the principles that now guide her life — a life built on connection, expansion, and absolute trust in the divinity within each of us. She has grown through adversity by leaning into the lessons of her own traumas and challenging limiting belief systems. Her greatest mission now is to help others do the same.
Olivia believes that to understand ourselves, we must move beyond the distractions and narratives of our modern world and recognize our innate ability to connect with the wisdom of our true souls. She has witnessed firsthand (and experienced herself) the profound impact of psychedelic therapy as a highly effective and efficient way to gain self-knowledge, embrace vulnerability, and achieve genuine peace with our past, present, and future.
At Luvita, Olivia’s role is to provide unconditional support in a safe, non-judgmental space so that together you can explore the ideas presented in your ketamine journey. She acts in service to you; as a sounding board, a contemplative companion, and a compassionate heart as you use this powerful method of healing to reexamine the narrative of your life’s story.
After growing up on the East Coast and exploring much of the West, she has since found her home in Helena, sharing life with her husband Jacob and their 5-year-old lab mix, Summit. In her personal time, Olivia enjoys cooking, gardening, skiing, and taking any opportunity to be outside and in community with her loved ones.
Psychedelic Preparation and Integration Coach
Hi, I’m Nicole! I’m a certified Psychedelic Preparation & Integration Coach and a Neurodynamic Breathwork Facilitator. I have personally found healing from abuse, trauma, and oppression through the therapeutic uses of psychedelic substances, and now I’m passionate about helping others do the same.
Along with my personal experiences with psychedelics, my professional training includes the Being True To You Addiction & Recovery Coaching Program certification, Trauma and Somatics certification, Neurodynamic Breathwork Facilitators Training Certification, various Psychedelic Support CE courses, and Psychedelics Today 12-month Vital Program in Psychedelic Therapy and Integration.
I believe that a safe and effective psychedelic experience requires careful preparation and integration, and I work with you to ensure that you have all the information and support needed to begin your journey with our providers.
When I am not in the office, I really enjoy hanging out with nature. She has been my greatest witness for my personal healing journey. I love soaking in hot springs, swimming in alpine lakes, mountain biking, snowshoeing, hiking, and just sitting outside.
Nature reminds me that, ultimately, we are the medicine.