Elliott Counseling Group Nurse Practitioners: Behavioral Mental Health Medication Management & Support

In addition to therapists, Elliott Counseling Group employs two Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who bring a medical approach to mental health and wellness while providing gender-affirming care through all of their interactions. 

Medication support with no long wait lists.




Taysha earned her nursing degree from Lakeview College of Nursing in 2007 and obtained her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Chamberlain School of Nursing in 2019. Currently, Taysha is the Associate Medical Director with Elliott Counseling Group, where she oversees the medical department in addition to providing direct care to clients. Taysha has an extensive background in nursing, treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other behavioral health needs. She is very easygoing and empathetic with all her clients. While providing supportive care to clients as a nurse practitioner at her previous job, she began offering gender-affirming care in 2020 and really found her niche. At Elliott Counseling Group, Taysha currently works with gender-affirming patients, prescribing hormone therapy medications and supporting patients navigating very emotionally challenging situations. She finds this work rewarding because she loves providing a safe space for all clients that is focused on respect, and she loves the bonds she forms with her clients, as well as being a part of helping with their transition. 




Mariana Rice received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Lakeview College of Nursing in 2015. She has vast experience with nursing, including practicing as an RN in labor and delivery, pediatrics, and family practice, as well as providing care to underserved communities. She has developed her career to utilize her skills and aims to make a significant difference in the lives of her patients and their families through the use of compassion, empathy, and science. Mariana is Bilingual and is fluent in both English and Spanish. At Elliott Counseling Group she joins our team of Nurse Practitioners treating young adults and adults for anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other behavioral health needs.

Change In Providers?

Many of our NP’s clients are already on medication but were not happy with their care, the wait times for appointments, or the single-minded approach that their primary doctor or psychiatrist gave.  Others are happy with their doctor but want undivided attention from a medical professional who can spend time with them and then interact with their doctors or their therapist as an advocate.

Our Approach

If you or your child are on medication or considering medication for mental health or behavioral issues you may benefit from the holistic approach that our NP’s offer to guide you through the decision and find the right combination of therapy, behavioral changes, emotional support and/or medication.

New client evaluations will typically start with lab work to detect vitamin deficiencies, anemia, and thyroid problems that are so common but often go undetected and can have big effects on mood and mental health. You will be screened for sleep, nutrition, and electronic usage and offered support with education and lifestyle modifications as needed. (This is especially important for those school age children!).

Are you uneasy about medication for mental health issues for you or for your child?  You will get all the facts and your concerns will be heard in a relaxed non-rushed appointment. We will address your apprehension and help ease fears and misconceptions as well as empower you to be an active participant in you or your child’s care. You can decide if you want to try a medicine or a non-pharmacological approach first. No judgment

Issues and Services.

This is a partial list. Call our Client Care department to find out if our Nurse Practitioner services are right for you. 







Eating Disorders (including obesity)

Sexual Issues

Gender-Affirming Care Program


Anxiety (including OCD)



Bowel and bladder control issues

Sexual issues (including identity)


Eating Disorders (including obesity)

Supporting documents for IEP and 504 plans

Testing accommodation requests

Behavioral issues(Oppositional, Explosive, etc.)

Transgender issues

Young adult life transition issues