Inna Zelikman, RN, PMHNP

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Inna Zelikman RN, ANP, PMH-NP

Deputy Medical Director

Inna Zelikman RN, ANP, PMH-NP, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Specialization in Addiction Medicine, Pain Management and Integrated Complementary Medicine. received her R.N. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has worked with Recovery Without Walls for over 15 years. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner training degree at the University of California at San Francisco where she also received specialty course education in integrative and complementary healing. She has 20 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner training degree at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) in 2002 with a specialty in Primary Care, Integrative and Complementary Healing. In 2015 she completed a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certification program at Johns Hopkins University.

She has special training in nutritional medicine through the American College of Advanced Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine. 

She is in the process of completing sections A-D of MAPS MDMA psychotherapy training through California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She is currently enrolled in Hypnotherapy Training with HCH institute. She completed PSS1 – Level 1 Foundations in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy (Psychedelic Sitter) through The Center For Medicinal Mindfulness, CO. 

Inna Zelikman has worked in a variety of settings including a private psychiatric practice in Santa Rosa, CA and a Holistic Integrative practice in Napa, CA. 

As a nurse practitioner, Ms. Zelikman specializes in integrating the best of conventional and alternative medicine. After many years collaborating with Dr. Kornfeld in pain and addiction medicine, she is an expert in her own right and incorporates her wide range of expertise into effective and unique treatment plans for chemical dependency and pain management issues. Her treatment approach, which she terms ‘Homeostasis,’ blends conventional pharmacology, psychotherapy and nutritional support with alternative modalities such as physical therapy and massage. In addition, Ms. Zelikman supports the concept of utilizing community to facilitate healing and focuses on developing high-quality partnerships among health care providers and establishing a collaborative relationship between practitioners, clients/patients, and family members

Inna’s Treatment Philosophy

Often times mental health is regarded as a chronic illness that has to be managed with long-term medications, without which patients are at increased vulnerability for symptoms relapse. I support the concept of neuroplasticity, an ability of the brain to change over time and its ability to adapt under favorable circumstances. It is important to note that not all psychiatric medications that are prescribed promote full recovery, which involves a state where an individual is able to self-regulate. On the contrary, many of them may have the reverse effect, often making the patientless resilient over time and diminishing their quality of life. My goal is to uncover the underlying cause of neuro-biological dysfunction, a mental illness that is induced or maintained by medications that cause neurotoxicity.”

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