Hearten Behavioral Health

Debra S MacLean, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Children and adolescents with untreated symptoms of anxiety, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and subsequent mood and behavioral dysregulation can struggle academically, socially, and emotionally. A comprehensive diagnostic evaluation with a child-centered, family-driven, strength-based approach to treatment can help to facilitate resiliency and optimal functioning across their domains. 

Young adulthood is an exciting time filled with major transitions as an individual plans and pursues their life goals. While these years are often greatly anticipated, the stressors of learning independence, managing college expectations and, oftentimes, leaving their closest support system can trigger significant symptoms of anxiety and depression. Sometimes long-standing symptoms of anxiety, depression, inattention, and mood instability can be more difficult to manage during these major transitions, impairing academic, social, occupational functioning and general feelings of well-being. Appropriate treatment can mitigate these symptoms and facilitate recovery and resiliency. 

We are committed to supporting medical colleagues treating complex behavioral health symptoms in their primary care offices. Our fully remote Creative Collaborative Care package is personalized, comprehensive, and was designed to meet CMS criteria for billing psychiatric consultation under the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM). A core feature is timely and effective communication using innovative HIPAA compliant technology. 

 Having a child or teenager with a social or behavioral challenge can be a very isolating experience for the family as well as the individual. We are striving to fill this gap with our virtual community subscriptions: Parent Connections and The Social Spot. Both are a time to connect, laugh, learn, and be heartened. 

Practice Philosophy

It is my tenet that we are spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional beings created to be in meaningful relationships. Accordingly, I embrace a holistic, integrated, strengths-based, family-driven approach to promoting wellness. This translates into comprehensive diagnostic assessment identifying areas of challenge, but more importantly identifying areas of strength and inherent protective factors.

About Us

I received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State College and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida. I am certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have ten years of experience treating children, adolescents, and young adults with behavioral health symptoms. I have worked in community mental health, private practice, and inpatient settings. Additionally, I have provided professional consultation and training to organizations serving child and adolescent behavioral health needs. 


Hearten Behavioral Health is fully accessible via our remote platforms. We provide clinical services via telehealth as well as consultation, professional training, and virtual communities utilizing remote platforms and technologies. Our overriding goal is to hearten and strengthen those individuals and families whom we have the privilege to accompany on their journey to wellness.

Treating children, adolescents, and young adults with:




Autism Spectrum Disorder




Life/College adjustments

Mood dysregulation

Behavioral dysregulation

Happiness isn't something that depends on our surroundings, it's something we make inside ourselves.

Corrie Ten Bloom



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