Kara Rafael MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC

Kara Rafael is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She graduated from Monmouth University with a Master Degree in the Nursing Program, specializing in Psychiatry – Mental Health. Prior to this, Kara earned her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Drexel University and then enrolled in the accelerated program at New Jersey City University, where she earned her Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing. Kara has extensive experience working with adolescent and adult mental health diagnoses, having treated clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 

Kara is highly skilled in her ability to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent symptoms of a mental, emotional or behavioral health disorder. Kara believes in the importance of assessing the individual from a comprehensive approach; gaining a deeper understanding of the individual at their core in order to best identify and treat their specific needs. With a specialty in both psychopharmacology and crisis management, Kara uses evidence-based treatment to optimize delivery of care. 

She has worked collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams in a variety of settings to develop and implement treatment plans for patients with a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses.