Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners


Laura McCarthy, PMHNP-BC


Laura is a dedicated and compassionate board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) at Shore Clinical TMS & Wellness Center. She earned her Master's in Nursing from Monmouth University, and completed a Post-Master's Certificate in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from Northern Kentucky University.

Laura's treatment philosophy encapsulates the understanding that mental health is not a fixed destination but an ongoing process. She believes, "Mental health is about how you drive, not where you are going," emphasizing the importance of meeting patients where they are in their mental health journey. Laura is dedicated to providing individuals with the tools they need to succeed in their social, personal, and professional lives.

Her extensive expertise spans a range of mental health areas, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, trauma and PTSD, gambling disorders, eating disorders, and grief and loss.

Guided by the principles of excellence and evidence-based psychiatric care, Laura is committed to building caring and non-judgmental relationships with her clients, recognizing that such relationships form the foundation for achieving therapeutic goals. Through her approach, Laura strives to empower individuals on their mental health journey, fostering a supportive environment for positive growth and well-being.


Ayeesha Adolphus, PMHNP-BC


Ayeesha Adolphus is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). With a strong educational background and a commitment to providing exceptional mental health care, Ayeesha brings both expertise and empathy to her practice.

Ayeesha obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Drexel University, where she gained comprehensive knowledge and advanced clinical skills in mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Her dedication to mental health was further solidified at Walden University, where she earned her Master's degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.

Ayeesha believes in the fundamental principle that every individual deserves to be heard, understood, and treated with the utmost respect. She emphasizes the importance of creating a space where patients feel valued and supported in every interaction, fostering an environment conducive to holistic well-being.

Central to Ayeesha's treatment philosophy is acknowledging that it's okay not to be okay. Recognizing the complexities of mental health, Ayeesha advocates for an approach encouraging individuals to embark on a journey of healing from within. This philosophy underscores the belief that addressing mental health challenges requires a nuanced and compassionate perspective. Ayeesha is committed to guiding patients through their healing process, empowering them to embrace their vulnerabilities and work towards improving their mental health. With a genuine and empathetic approach, Ayeesha stands as a beacon of support, helping individuals navigate the path to mental well-being.


Jinal Patel, PMHNP-BC


Meet Jinal Patel, a devoted advocate for mental health who believes in the transformative power of meeting people where they are. She is a highly-skilled board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) at Shore Clinical TMS & Wellness Center.

Jinal earned her Master’s degree in Family Nursing from South University, where she developed a strong foundation in patient-centered care and holistic mental health practices. To further her expertise, she obtained a Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at Rocky Mountain University. This advanced training has equipped her with specialized knowledge and skills to address a wide range of psychiatric conditions.

With a fervent commitment to breaking down the barriers of mental health stigma, Jinal is dedicated to providing exceptional, empathetic, and evidence-based care to patients of all ages and diversities.

By tailoring treatments to individual needs and circumstances, Jinal seeks to create a supportive environment that fosters healing and growth.

Firmly believing that a healthy mind, body, and soul are integral to the healing process, Jinal recognizes that understanding our limitations and knowing when to seek help are key components of the healing journey. With a compassionate and insightful approach, she endeavors to empower individuals to navigate their mental health, fostering an environment where healing begins with self-awareness and the courage to seek support.


Mohammad Waqas, FNP-BC


Mohammad is a dedicated family nurse practitioner who obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from Thomas Jefferson University, PA, in 2019. He is currently pursuing a master's in psychiatric mental health. With clinical expertise in anxiety, depression management, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, Mohammad is passionate about establishing a collaborative partnership with his patients. His approach centers on integrating healthy lifestyles and medical management to support individuals in achieving their mental health goals.

Mohammad's treatment philosophy recognizes life's inherent challenges, understanding that sometimes individuals can navigate difficulties independently. However, when the challenges prove overwhelming, Mohammad steps in to handle the fort.

Guided by the principle that mental and physical wellness are interconnected, Mohammad aims to destigmatize mental health concerns. He strives to offer every client an opportunity to conquer and overcome their struggles, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives. Mohammad's compassionate and comprehensive approach reflects his commitment to addressing the mental and physical aspects of well-being.