Winter Park


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wellness Psychiatry Provider Amy Prater

Amy Prater


Amy brings a warm, compassionate, and calm energy to each patient interaction. As a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she strives to provide a caring relationship where each person can feel safe and accepted. Research increasingly supports an integrative approach to mental health care, which can include medication, therapy, nutritional support, and exploration of habits, history, and stressors. Amy will collaborate with you to find a treatment plan that is clinically appropriate and sensitive to your personal needs. She welcomes all patients but has special interest in perinatal mental health, mood disorders, ADHD, and working with teens, LGBTQ+ individuals and older adults.

Amy graduated with a master’s degree in nursing from Regis University in Denver and was inspired to choose mental health as her practice specialty. Her graduate level psychiatric clinical training provided opportunities to work with diverse patient populations in and out of the hospital setting, in a corrections facility and at an outpatient addiction treatment center. Most recently, she worked at a small private outpatient clinic supporting clients experiencing a wide variety of mental health diagnoses. As a registered nurse, she worked for 16 years at St. Joseph Hospital caring for patients after surgery, during and after high-risk pregnancy, and caring for families experiencing fetal loss. She obtained certification in maternal-newborn and pain management nursing born out of passion and experience in these areas.

In her free time, Amy enjoys playing flute in the Lone Tree Symphony, attending film festivals, traveling, hiking and being with family and friends. She is accepting new patients and provides visits both in person at the Lakewood office and via telehealth.