Sahar Zaidi

Mary Gillingham

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Works with: All Ages
Specializes in: Therapy

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia. I earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia. In 2018 I became a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have been working in the field of psychiatry for 30 years. I have worked with all age groups treating a variety of mental health problems. I created and ran a program for children and adolescents suffering from ADD and ADHD. Many were able to get back on track with their lives, even making the honor role lists at school. For the past three years I have been practicing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Savannah Georgia. I have been able to successfully treat adults who were suffering from mental illnesses that were not responsive to treatment previously. I use a holistic approach, with the combination of medication and talk therapy. All treatments are explored together with the client, to make educated decisions, based on evidence-based practice. Together we use solution focused therapy to assess strengths to reach goals. Also, cognitive behavioral techniques to help reframe negative thoughts to positive thoughts. And narrative therapy to rewrite a life- story, to achieve the happy life you deserve!