Dr. Janet Somlyay, DNP, CPNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHS
Dr. Janet Somlyay is a doctorally prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. She currently owns and maintains a private practice in Laramie, Wyoming (Seasons Psychiatric Clinic) and additionally travels to a satellite location in Cheyenne, Wyoming (Mind Spa Therapy), once a week, to see scheduled patients. Dr. Somlyay utilizes medication management along with psychotherapy to help children, adolescents, adults and families with mental health issues, achieve a balanced life and a high level of health and well-being.
Dr. Somlyay has over 23 years’ experience as a nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority, and is a graduate of Trenton State College, Air Force School of Health Care Science, University of Utah, University of Wyoming and Arizona State University. Dr. Somlyay retired from the United States Air Force in 2002 at the rank of Lt. Colonel. She is currently an adjunct clinical nursing faculty member for the private university research facility, Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Trenton State College - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Utah - Master of Science in Nursing as Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (High Risk Pregnancy)
Air Force School of Health Care Sciences - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification
University of Wyoming - Post Master's Certificate as Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Arizona State University - Master of Science in Nursing as Child Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Arizona State University - Doctor of Nursing Practice as Child Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with evidence based and health innovation focus
Wyoming Registered Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner License
Pennsylvania Registered Nurse License
National Board Certifications:
Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Child Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric Mental Health Specialist
Professional Activities and Memberships:
Fellow, National Association Pediatric Associates & Nurse Practitioner (NAPNAP)
Member, American Psychiatric Nurse Association (APNA)
President, Wyoming Chapter of American Psychiatric Nurse Association (APNA)
Member, Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI)
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
Karen Drew, MSW, PCSW
Seasons Clinic welcomes (June 2018) Karen Drew, MSW, PCSW. Karen is a provisionally licensed Clinical Social Worker and is currently supervised by Dr. Janet Somlyay. Working under Dr. Somlyay’s supervision assures the success of collaborative practice efforts by Seasons Clinic staff to coordinate optimal patient care. Dr. Somlyay and Karen take a team-based approach to maximize medication management with the complement of therapy for the best possible outcome for the patient.
Karen's Counseling Philosophy & Approach:
Therapy itself offers clients the opportunity to learn about themselves and explore their character traits. The core of my counseling philosophy is based on an integrative positive and strength-based framework, beginning and ending with the willingness to enter clients’ experience alongside them. I approach counseling with a priority of building a safe therapeutic environment. Working with clients, my counseling principle follows the tenets of Positive Psychology while incorporating interventions like Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Counseling is a journey of self-awareness and self-discovery, exploring barriers, pathways, and agencies to happiness. I support my clients in building what is strong in positive emotions, strengths, and resources while still facing harsh realities and stressors. The ultimate goal is to help clients define subjective well-being and life’s meaning for themselves.
I view my role as a counselor to be a facilitator while my clients evaluate and construct pathways to happiness and well-being as they work through emotional pain. During the counseling process, I help investigate pathways through a collaborative therapeutic conversation. My role is not only to help alleviate distress but also to support well-being, promote long-term mental health, and build positive character strengths, guiding clients through self-discovery, and identifying positive aspects of their life.Overall, my theoretical approach to counseling is grounded in ethical practice in accordance with the National Association of Social Workers and the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics.
Current: UW PhD Counselor Education & Supervision Graduate Student
University of Wyoming- Master of Social Work
University of Wyoming- BS Psychology: Minor Sociology
LCCC- AA Dental Hygiene
Wyoming Provisional Clinical Social Work
Wyoming Dental Hygiene
Beck Institution, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT): Anxiety and Depression
Death and Grief studies Certificate, Center for Loss and Life Transition
University of Buffalo, Trauma Informed Care & Counseling Certificate
Mental Health First AID