About

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Sekou Jones, MSN, PMHNP-BC

I have lived in various parts of the country, but my family and I have called Colorado home since 2010. I have been in clinical practice for more than 20 years. I am double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Family Practice. I completed my first Master’s Degree in 2000 at Yale University, graduating with Honors. I completed a second graduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2015.

I am passionate about my work as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner because I've always been drawn to learning about people and the things that are most meaningful in their lives. I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend my days focused on people.

I pride myself on being compassionate and attentive. At the core of my clinical approach is the effort to build strong partnerships with my clients to understand and address each person’s unique needs.

“Together, my clients and I discuss the best individualized treatment options according to their priorities and what most benefits their lives.”

Another core element of my clinical practice is to approach each client’s concerns and symptoms from a broad, holistic view. It’s important to me to consider past medical conditions, current life stressors, important relationships and a wide range of treatment modalities (with or without medication) in order to promote long-term mental and physical wellbeing. When appropriate, I use medications carefully with specific objectives at the lowest dose and for the shortest time needed. I view medication as a valuable tool, but not one that excludes other vital elements of the treatment plan.

Apart from the joy and fulfillment I find in my work with clients, I enjoy photography. Since coming to Colorado, I have really appreciated the many days of sunshine and the opportunity to be outdoors for road biking, jogging and swimming. I love spending family time with my wife and teenage twins- talking, watching movies and enjoying great food.

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Jenny Rementer, BA, MA

Jenny Rementer came to Calm Clarity Mental Health in 2019 with over 15 years of experience in the mental health and behavioral health field. She is a Colorado native and received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Jenny also has a Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. When she isn’t working, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, dog and two cats.

Education

Sekou holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Occidental College, where he studied Kinesiology. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree at Yale University, graduating with Honors in 2000. Adding to his clinical expertise, Sekou earned a second graduate degree at the University of Arizona(Tucson,AZ). Since beginning clinical practice in 2000, Sekou has served a broad spectrum of patients in both primary care and specialized settings. Early in his career, Sekou became fluent in Spanish in order to attend to a wider range of clients.

What is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner?

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) are responsible for assessing the mental health status of patients by studying their relevant medical history, performing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, and identifying risk factors that might affect a patient’s mental health. We assess and diagnose patients’ mental illness, and then determine the most effective plan of care based on scientific evidence and standard practices in Psychiatry. Through expertise in a range of psychotherapy modalities and psychopharmacology (the science of medications and prescribing), we work with our patients to implement evidence-based treatments that improve their mental and physical health and overall quality of life.

Treatment Philosophy

My focus is on your unique, individual needs and goals. The length of treatment and the precise methods vary, based on your individual needs.

I’m committed to delivering care that is compassionate, empathetic and thorough. I endeavor to create an environment that is non-judgmental in order to promote open, honest dialogue. Value working in partnership with my clients to identify and address their greatest concerns.

I incorporate counseling into every visit. This may take different forms, but always entails a few seemingly simple, but vital elements: Asking the right questions. Listening carefully to your experiences and concerns. Working together to identify goals. Following your progress. I find that a treatment plan is effective only when it is focused on the things that matter most to you.

Board certification in both Psychiatry and Family Practice has provided me with an excellent understanding of the inseparable relationship between “mind” and “body.” My treatment approach involves careful consideration of neurophysiology (brain chemistry) along with the thoughts and experiences that affect our lives.

When appropriate, I prescribe medications based on specific treatment goals, using the lowest dose/duration to maximize efficacy. I strive to communicate openly with my clients to address questions, concerns, and side-effects.

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