Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Fri: By appt.
Specialties & expertise
- ADD / ADHD
Sharon Philbin is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse offering medication management and talk therapy in Pawtucket, RI.
Sharon started her career at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. Continuing to take courses throughout her career, Sharon received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008 from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing in 2010. Sharon is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Sharon has worked in various settings throughout her career as a nursing professional. Experiences include general medical surgical in hospital, pediatric burns, oncology, head/spinal cord injury, home care, home infusion, ADHD and community health and teaching. Sharon’s professional and life experiences contribute to her expertise and competence as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Sharon grew up in East Providence until her Junior year in high school when her family moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to run an inn and motel. This was a life changing experience which influenced Sharon's love for travel and experiencing new things. Sharon has traveled most of Europe and much of the United States. She returned to New England in order to raise her three children and live closer to family. Sharon's free time is spent with family and friends. She enjoys hiking, swimming, skiing, learning golf, music, concerts and traveling.
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Interview and questionnaire of history based on DSM-V guidelines to diagnose for ADD / ADHD; subsequent visits for follow ups and ongoing evaluation; referrals for executive functioning challenges such as organizational issues or therapy
Anxiety – Medication management and talk therapy for generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Medication management and talk therapy for depression, including sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Brown University Student Health Insurance
- Johnson & Wales University (United Health)
- Providence College (Tufts)
- United Health
- RISD Student Health Insurance (United Health)
- URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance (United Health)
- Initial appointment: $150/session (45min)
- Ongoing sessions: $100/session (30min)
Message to clients
"No problem or concern is too small or too big. There is no judgment here, and we'll work together to figure out what would be the best route for you to take."
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support.
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, 2016 - Present
Governor’s Diagnostic Center, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, 2011 -Present
Providence Community Health Centers, Primary Care Provider in Family Practice, 2002 - Present
University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing, Clinical Instructor, 2012 - Present
University of Massachusetts Boston, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Faculty Instructor, 2011 - 2012
Chad Brown Health Center, Primary Care Provider (APRN), 2010 - 2011
The University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing, MS/FNP, 2010
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, College of Nursing, BSN, 2008
St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, RN, 1985