Ashley Lester, CRNP-PMH  


Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner is a compassionate and understanding healthcare provider that works with others to help develop opportunities to aid in the overall quality of life in a person. I am a nurse practitioner that will listen and work with you in serving in the betterment of your mental health. I am here to help and guide you by offering safe medication recommendations that can help to reduce symptoms and help with communicating your feelings in psychotherapy. If you are on the fence about the concept of medications, I understand. The topic of medications can sometimes make one feel a little uneasy. I am here to offer education and answer questions that you may have- I am an advocate for you. 

I work with children and adolescents that struggle with behaviors related to autism, and children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, anxiety and depression.

My Education/Training

Ashley Lester is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and attended University of Maryland University College, obtaining a BS in nursing. Ashley later earned a MS at Walden University specializing in Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing.  After completing her Masters, Ashley  served as a psychiatric registered nurse at Sheppard Pratt, The University of Maryland Medical Center and Northwest Hospital. Ashley has several years of experience treating the child and adolescent populations as a Nurse Practitioner at Sheppard Pratt.  In addition to numerous internal trainings, Ashley worked to complete her Certified Autism Specialist (CAS).