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Justin Ray, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Justin has approximately 23 years experience working in Psychiatry starting as a NeuroPsychiatric Technician and working his way up to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.  He has worked in every Psychiatric setting to include acute inpatient, substance inpatient, general outpatient, corrections, Emergency Room, education, and Locums.  As such, he has thousands of hours of experience treating almost every mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders.  He served in the United States Navy for 22 years and has extensive experience in the treatment of PTSD, Psychiatric Crisis, and Consultation.  From his experience, he established and led the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Consult Liaison Service and was the first Psych NP in the Navy to be granted inpatient admitting privileges.  Recognized for his knowledge, experience and expertise he was recently offered positions with Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center and Maryview Behavioral Health which would have made him the first Nurse Practitioner to work at either facility.  Justin retired from the Navy on March 1st 2015 and received several awards throughout the course of his Naval career due to his excellence in delivering top notch Psychiatric Care. 

Justin is considered a subject matter expert on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy which is the basis for the framework of his practice.  Since retirement he has taken up residence in Great Bridge, working in the community and the corrections system taking care of the seriously mentally ill (SMI).  Extensive knowledge and experience in psychotic disorders, older psychotropics, tele-psychiatry and substance abuse/dependence.  At present Justin is a Corporate Psychiatric provider for NaphCare, delivering care for patients at the VA Beach City Jail, as well as tele-psychiatry to Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa and the Richmond City Justice Center.  He is also an Affiliate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and previous to that had the same role with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  Lecturer on Psychotropics and management of acute and chronic Psychotic Disorders as well as clinical preceptor for Graduate students.

Recognizing that Justin was an innovator, educator and leader in Mental Health we were able to bring him to our team at Fairfield Psychological Services where he works Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings along with all day on Friday.  He has quickly shown us that he is a team player, often consulting with our in house LPC’s, and LCSW’s on shared patients, along with other involved professionals in the community.  If you are a patient and in need of a Psychotropic provider with years of experience, delivering the highest quality of care then look no further and call us at 757-467-9500.

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