Meet Our Staff of Experts
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
Dr. Sara Koenig-Langston
Dr. Sara L Koenig-Langston, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a highly motivated and professional nurse with strong values and a commitment to evidence-based practice. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Maryville University, a Masters Degree in Nursing as a Psychological Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She also has an Associates Degree in Nursing from Baptist School of Health Professions and an Associates Degree in Social Science from Shasta College. Dr. Koenig-Langston is currently the owner and manager of her own mental wellness company, Affective Mental Wellness, where she is responsible for diagnosing mental illness, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, facilitating treatment planning, prescribing medication, providing psychotherapy, and collaborating with assertive community treatment teams. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Maryville University of St. Louis, teaching graduate level courses such as Nursing Diagnosis and Management, Psychiatric Mental Health Diagnosis and Management, and is involved in curriculum development and revision for graduate nursing courses. She also works as a mentor and advisor for graduate nursing students. Dr. Koenig-Langston is dedicated to advancing nursing practice through research and teaching, and advocating for the nursing profession through legislative change. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 5 children, traveling, riding their horse, and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Michelle Murray, APRN
Michelle Murray is a highly experienced psychiatric and mental health professional with a wealth of experience in the field. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing/PMHNP from Northern Kentucky University and is APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC certified in Texas. She also holds RN licenses in Texas and Ohio and is AHA-BLS certified. Additionally, she is a certified telehealth provider and educator, having completed training at the Center for Telehealth Innovation, Education & Research at Old Dominion University. Michelle has always had a passion for helping others, and this is evident in the many roles she has held throughout her career. Michelle started her nursing career as Home Care RN/Case Manager at the Visiting Nurse Association in Cincinnati. Next, Michelle moved to the hospital setting, working as a RN with St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Northern Kentucky on a medical surgical floor, then as a float pool nurse, and finally as a Care Coordinator. Michelle began her career in the psychiatric and mental health field as a Staff RN at an adolescent inpatient psychiatry unit of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she worked with children and adolescents, and she began to develop her practice of trauma informed care. She then worked as PRN Staff RN at Sun Behavioral Health, where she cared for patients of all ages including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. All these roles have helped her gain the knowledge, skills, and experience she has today, and have allowed her to become a well-rounded and experienced professional in the psychiatric and mental health field. Michelle's personal life is also rich and fulfilling; she has a varied background, having grown up in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she developed a deep love for football, specifically the Dallas Cowboys. She later moved to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, where she spent 22 years raising her family and learned to also love the Cincinnati Bengals and their wonderful fans. She has now returned to Texas to be closer to her family. She is a proud mother of four adult children who are happy and successful, and live all over the country. She is dedicated to her family and has a goal to spend time traveling to visit them. Her experience as a mother has no doubt influenced her decision to pursue a career in the psychiatric and mental health field, where she has been able to make a positive impact on the lives of others. In her free time, Michelle is an avid reader and is always looking for her next book to dive into. She is also a pet lover and is the proud owner of two spoiled cats. She has an interest in quilting and enjoys creating beautiful quilts as a hobby. She also enjoys outdoor walks and exploring nature. Michelle is also a traveler at heart and enjoys visiting new places and experiencing different cultures. In addition to her love for travel, she also enjoys home improvement and has a passion for making her living space comfortable and beautiful. All these hobbies and interests reflect her passion for creativity and self-improvement, both of which are valuable traits in her professional life. Michelle is thrilled to join Affective Mental Wellness and serve the mental health needs of her community with her extensive experience and dedication to her profession. She is excited to be part of the team and to continue providing expert care.
What is a Nurse Practioner
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
NOT a medical doctor. A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is, first and foremost, a registered nurse, the most trusted profession in the United States. The NP has completed a master degree from an accredited university and has the training and ability to provide excellent nursing care as well as diagnose and treat a wide variety of disorders.
NP Credibility: NPs are more than just health care providers; they are mentors, educators, researchers and administrators. Their involvement in professional organizations and participation in health policy activities at the local, state, national and international levels helps to advance the role of the NP and ensure that professional standards are maintained.
Lower Health Care Costs: By providing high-quality care and counseling, NPs can lower the cost of health care for patients. For example, patients who see NPs as their primary care provider often have fewer emergency room visits, shorter hospital stays and lower medication costs.
Patient Satisfaction: With more than 1.06 billion visits made to NPs each year, patients report an extremely high level of satisfaction with the care they receive.
Primary Care Shortage Solution: By offering high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care, NPs provide more than 290,000 solutions to the primary care shortage facing America today