Joy Melhado, NP, NPF, RN, PMHNP - CARLSBAD, CA - Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry, Mental Health Counseling Open Now

Joy Melhado, NP, NPF, RN, PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry, Mental Health Counseling
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Joy Melhado, NP, NPF, RN, PMHNP is a health care provider primarily located in CARLSBAD, CA. Her specialties include Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry, Mental Health Counseling. She speaks English.

Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 14 insurances accepted
  • speaks English
  • University of Phoenix
  • 3 specialties
  • 1 area of expertise
  • 1 location

More about Joy Melhado, NP, NPF, RN, PMHNP

Meet Joy Melhado NP, NPF, RN, PMHNP

Joy Melhado (NP, NPF, RN) is a licensed and board-certified Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) based in California, with over 30 years of experience in the field.

Her unique dual training as a registered nurse in both psychiatric and general settings sets her apart, providing a comprehensive understanding of healthcare needs.

Joy is passionate about mental health advocacy and employs the recovery model to destigmatize mental illnesses.

During her initial visits, she prioritizes building a strong patient-provider relationship, focusing on empathic therapeutic approaches to help clients achieve optimal wellness and lifelong goals.

Key Highlights:

Education: Joy holds a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Phoenix, showcasing her commitment to continuous learning.

Clinical Expertise: With a robust background in forensic and adult inpatient psychiatry, she offers a wealth of experience in psychiatric mental health nursing.

Awards: Recognized as the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year in the Advanced Clinical role for San Diego County in 2012, underscoring her excellence in the field.

Treatment Approach: Joy employs a diverse range of treatment modalities, including supportive therapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary alternatives, tailoring wellness plans to individual needs.

Client Focus: Specializing in depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and various mental health conditions, Joy integrates brief psychotherapy techniques, lifestyle changes, and medication management when necessary.

Philosophy: Committed to eliminating mental health stigmas, she emphasizes the importance of mental well-being for overall 'wholeness'—body, mind, and spirit.

Joy Melhado is not just a practitioner but a compassionate advocate dedicated to navigating the complexities of the healthcare system, ensuring her clients receive the best possible care.

In addition to her professional pursuits, she enjoys hobbies such as reading, listening to music, hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with friends, reflecting her holistic approach to life and wellness.



Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted by Joy Melhado, NP, NPF, RN, PMHNP

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Managed Health Network
  • MHN
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare
  • Tricare West
  • WPS


Joy Melhado, NP, NPF, RN, PMHNP has the following 3 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Joy Melhado, NP, NPF, RN, PMHNP has the following area of expertise

  • Stress Management


University of Phoenix


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Joy Melhado, NP, NPF, RN, PMHNP speaks English.

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