Dr. Sara Hubbell, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC


Online Therapy

About Me

I am the owner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) of Healing Tides Health and Wellness, PLLC. I earned my BSN at UNC-Chapel Hill and initially worked as a nurse in a Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit. I cared for patients at their most critical and came alongside families in the throes of tragedy and loss. These experiences led me to return to school to pursue my MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at UNC-Chapel Hill and then a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Duke University. After many years as an FNP in various settings and seeing the great need of those struggling with accessing mental healthcare, I returned to school to further specialize as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. As a PMHNP, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health needs. My depth of experience, coupled with being dual-certified as an FNP and PMHNP, enables me to consider your whole person - body, mind, and spirit. I am especially passionate about helping those who have experienced traumatic experiences in a variety of situations and contexts. I am trained in and utilize EMDR, an evidence-based approach for treating trauma, phobias, grief, pain, anxiety, and depression.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth