Sarah Katula

Sarah Katula

PhD, APRN Advanced Practice Nurse – Psychiatry Associate Professor (Glen Ellyn)

    “I believe all of us are on a unique journey and as a seasoned Advanced Practice Nurse, it is my hope that I can participate in your journey towards a healthier you. The role of an Advanced Practice Nurse in Psychiatry is, in part, prescribing needed medications. Psychotropic medications may help you reach goals that without them might not be possible. Medications can stabilize moods, help one to focus, decrease anxiety, and provide enhanced feelings of wellbeing. When thinking is clearer and mood is stable, your work with a therapist can be enhanced. Medications (if indicated) are only a small part of helping you manage and enhance your mental health. My treatment philosophy is based on the idea of empowerment. Working together to create a treatment plan that fits your needs and value system is always my goal. I practice holistically, which means that medical issues, exercise, nutrition, sleep, spiritual practices, and social connectedness are addressed in each session. I value taking time with you and working collaboratively, including working with your treatment team. This may include your therapist and other practitioners (for example, acupuncture, energy healing, and more). My aim is to work with you as you find the wisdom within to a healthier, empowered you. I see clients in the Glen Ellyn office only.”

    Education & Certifications

    • Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN)
    • Doctorate of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Illinois – Chicago
    • Master of Science in Nursing, Rush University, Chicago
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Valparaiso
    • Associate Professor, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Elmhurst College
    • Advanced Practice Nurse, Behavioral Health, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove
      • Advanced Practice Nurse representative to Hospital’s Clinical Advancement Council
      • Chair, Employee Domestic Violence Council
      • Chair, Patient Domestic Violence Council
      • Residency Program
    • Member, Dupage County Community Health Advisory Board
    • Peer Reviewer, Nursing Forum