Michelle Zyla, APRN, PMHNP-BC, is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She serves patients of all ages and diagnoses at Minds In Balance Psychiatry in Peoria, Arizona. Originally from New Jersey, Michelle has been a nurse for over 30 years. Her background and experience in medicine offers her a wealth of first-hand experiences, giving her an unmatched skillset in understanding medical systems and providing mental health care. Professionally, Michelle has a history of diverse roles in numerous care settings, from working as a Critical Care Nurse in the ICU of the hospital and holding Nursing Leadership positions in the hospital as well as mental health behavioral hospitals. Throughout these years of experience, she faced numerous situations where understanding and recognizing a patient’s mental health was essential. In these care situations, she developed an unwavering passion for mental health, ultimately leading her to pursue a Post Master’s Degree in Nursing at Maryville University in Missouri, to obtain her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Michelle has a unique ability to connect with individuals, a capacity to understand them, and the empathy to meet them where they are. She is genuine, warm, and exuberant and thrives on seeing others succeed. She is also direct, honest, and to the point. When working with Michelle, you have a straightforward, dedicated ally on your side.