ADHD from A to Z
Cathi Zillmann, CPNP, PMHNP
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
My name is Cathi Zillmann, CPNP, PMHNP, based in Smithtown, NY. My specialty (and my passion) is treatment of ADHD and related disorders in children, adolescents and adults.
I have been a Nurse Practitioner since 1993. My first job was as a pediatric NP, working for the Department of Pediatric Neurology at Stony Brook University. It was there that I first learned of ADHD and by 1995 I was specializing in it. My experiences with children with ADHD inspired me to pursue further education in the psychiatric field to gain a better understanding of how to treat ADHD in both children and adults. I had noticed that people with ADHD also often had depression, anxiety, tic disorders, learning problems, and/or behavior/attitude problems. So, in 2005, I earned my second NP degree, in Psychiatry.
Over the past 20 years, I have worked closely with children, adults and families affected by ADHD, and in several different clinical settings, including; outpatient Pediatric Neurology, a school based clinic, home visitation, and in Mental Health Clinics in Suffolk County.
Out of all of these settings, working with patients in my private practice has been the most rewarding for me, and the most fun, by far.
I also have had the privileged of teaching Stony Brook Nursing Students who are completing their clinical coursework during their training to become Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.
Timothy P. Aiello, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Timothy P. Aiello is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who joined the practice in June of 2017, after finishing his schooling at Stony Brook University's School of Psychiatric Nursing.
Tim trained under Cathi during his final year of clinical training year, during which they realized their mutual passion for working with children, adults, and families who live with ADHD.
Prior to completing his training, Tim worked as a Registered Nurse at Stony Brook's CPEP, Suffolk County's only state affiliated psychiatric emergency room at Stony Brook University. As such, he brings valuable crisis intervention and emergency room experience to the private practice setting.
Jessica Wood MS, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
My name is Jessica Wood and I am a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in the area of ADHD. I trained with Cathi for one year while attaining my Master's Degree from Stony Brook University's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program. I was truly inspired by children with ADHD during this time period and knew I wanted to continue nurturing their development.
Prior to and during my higher education to becoming a Nurse Practitioner in 2018, I worked as an Elementary School Registered Nurse here on Long Island. ADHD symptoms, often displayed in school, were a common concern in the health office. I was a vital member to an integral team comprised of students, parents, teachers, social workers, psychologists, and doctors to help address concerns. I provided the care necessary to support and foster behavioral health. It is essential for the academic success of the child.
It is my goal to work with your child to build confidence and work towards the academic success for a bright future.
You will find that I am compassionate, a great listener, and eager to help.
Jwoodadhd@optimum.net or http://provider.kareo.com/jessica-wood-4
Insurance Accepted: Medicaid, Emblem Health, GHI, Multiplan-Primary Network, Magnacare, Humana, and more.