Sharon Philbin, APRN

Sharon Philbin
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, APRN*

Accepting new clients with a 2-3 week wait

*Can prescribe medication; does not offer talk therapy.
...She is absolutely fantastic. She is committed to helping her patients and I highly recommend her for any age especially colleges students such as myself.

- Rhode Island College alum '15 (2016)

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If you are a prospective client, please schedule a phone consult above. For other inquiries, you can email Sharon here.

    About Sharon

  • As an advanced practice registered nurse, can diagnose and prescribe medication for anxiety, ADHD, and binge eating
  • Treats children, adolescents and adults
  • Deeply committed to assisting multicultural and underserved clients in accessing treatment options
  • Combines interpersonal therapy, mindfulness practices and supportive therapy approaches in her work
  • 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse working in a wide range of settings

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Sharon Philbin 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. 

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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. "

EDUCATION & 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 NursingClinical 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

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

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 for generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Medication management for depression, including sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

Binge eating – Medication management in conjunction with work with a dietitian and/or therapist; assessment, diagnosis, and ongoing evaluation

clientele

CLIENTELE

Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Parents

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


I have worked with Sharon for many years and she is absolutely fantastic. She is committed to helping her patients and I highly recommend her for any age especially colleges students such as myself. She is very personable and makes me feel comfortable and relaxed to discuss any issue.
— Rhode Island College alum '15 (2016)
Sharon is a true professional who sincerely cares about her patients’ well being. I have gone to Sharon for years, and recommend her services every chance I get!
— Boston University Alum '87 (2016)
Sharon is a caring, kind, direct and to the point caregiver. You can rely on her to have your best interests in mind.
— Professional in Education (2016)

PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

How do you know this therapist? I was a student of hers in two different areas which includes community health in an underserved area and behavioral health with care of ADHD/ ADD clients.

Why would you recommend this therapist? Ms. Philbin taught me a great amount about serving in with a family practice with multitude layers to the client and family as well as the community resources that are available. She also took me into her part time practice and taught me a great deal about diagnosing, testing, and follow up with the clients with ADHD and ADD across the life span.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? ADHD, ADD
— Meredith A Logan, RN NP student (2016)
How do you know this therapist? I have worked with this therapist for over 5 years in a busy community health center in Providence, RI.

Why would you recommend this therapist? I would highly recommend Ms. Philbin, she comes with a great deal of experience working with individuals and their various needs. Sharon’s patients feel very comfortable coming in to see her and discussing their various medical issues with her. I have seen first hand the positive outcomes she has made in individuals lives. Ms. Philbin is dedicated to making a difference in her patient’s life. She is a hard, dedicated worker who takes the time to get to know her patients and more importantly follow up with them. Ms. Philbin has had many years of experiences in the medical field.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? ADHD, depression, anxiety etc.
— Moira Houlihan Staff, RN (2016)