Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Consultation Services

Maria Ingalla, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMH-C has been a preceptor since 2018 for PMHNP students, and also works as a professor at Aspen University and Arizona State University for pre-licensure nursing students in mental health.


She's experienced in working with highly complex and acute cases for ages 5 to 65. She has extensive experience in pediatric psychiatry in community mental health -- she specializes in abuse/PTSD, anxiety, depression, pediatric bipolar, autism, ADHD, severe aggression/violence, exposure to substances in utero, foster/adopted children and those within the juvenile system. Maria also works with adults (favorite: young adults!) with all diagnoses. 

She has provided pro-bono asylum evaluations and has worked in the community with the undocumented population for several years. She currently volunteers with the IRC to provide asylum evaluations and to guide students through the process of supporting this community. 

She is certified in perinatal mental health through PSI and can guide on safely working with the peripartum and postpartum population as well. She works with Concert Health to provide recommendations to OBGYNs, PCPs, and Pediatricians across the country on complex cases.

Maria accepts 1-2 students per semester for precepting at her home. Students are required to live in Arizona and commute to the practice site daily and are given a variety of cases including ones with strong complexities to follow throughout their rotation. Students are expected to thoroughly research cases, provide evaluations, education, and see all ages. This is an intensive and hands-on rotation designed to make you a safe, empathetic, and competent prescriber. We also require students to complete at least one asylum evaluation. ​Students' values should align with the practice.


  • Anti-racist values 

  • Values of social justice 

  • Understanding health disparities

  • Ability to lose the "stiff professionalism" we are forced to learn

  • Commitment to working with the underserved 

  • Vaccinated + respect for public health 

  • Open-minded values

  • No history of supporting Donald Trump's racist bullshit or anything similar

  • Love of dogs

This is a highly selective process. If selected, you are expected to be on time, prepared, and open to growth and critique. No one knows everything, we are all still learning -- we all need to maintain this attitude of humility.

Please send a resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation to Your cover letter should include personal information about yourself and your career goals.

Student PMHNP

1:1 Mentorship: $150

Video session to review cases for one hour, review medications, formulations, treatment plans or to provide guidance on practice.

Mentorship Monthly Package$250

Includes 2 one-hour video sessions and 30 texts or email consultations/questions over the month. 

Starting a Private Practice: $250/month for 2 one-hour zoom sessions reviewing the process + tips for starting a successful telehealth practice, along with 30 texts + emails for support and guidance.

Guest lecturer for class: please contact for more information.

Other Services


We will be back to you soon!

Paperflower Psychiatry

Paperflower Psychiatry

  • TikTok
  • Instagram
  • Facebook