Dr Nordquist completed her undergraduate education at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, and attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nordquist completed four years of psychiatric residency training at The University of Pennsylvania where she served as chief resident in her final year.
Dr. Nordquist is licensed both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is Board Certified through The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr Nordquist has extensive experience treating resident physicians in training, as well as physicians who are well-established in their careers. She is familiar with the pressures unique to medical training and working in healthcare.
Dr. Nordquist also has expertise working with individuals within the LGBTQIA community. She provides a safe and accepting environment to work through the challenges and stresses specific to those who identify as part of this community, or who may be exploring questions about their gender or sexuality.
Through her work experience and interests, Dr Nordquist has expertise in working with professional artists. She is familiar with the pressures unique to this career path and can offer treatment options specially tailored to the circumstances of these demanding professions.
Dr. Nordquist has extensive experience in helping young adults navigate the difficulties inherent in transitioning from childhood to adulthood and in treating the mental health concerns that often arise during this important time period.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Nordquist also works in collaboration with the Temple Hospital Graduate Medical Education to provide confidential psychiatric services to training residents as part of their Wellness Program.
She also treats college students as a consulting psychiatrist at Rutgers University-Camden.
In previous years, she served as an expert witness for Pennsylvania Hospital providing testimony in mental health court on a weekly basis. She has served as Clinical Associate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, supervising psychiatry residents and delivering lectures to trainees. Previously she worked as Attending Emergency Psychiatrist at Hall Mercer Crisis Response Center at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as consultant psychiatrist at The Curtis Institute of Music, and at Saint Joseph's University.
In addition to ongoing continuing medical education, she has pursued mindfulness training for healthcare providers through the Penn Program for Mindfulness and continues to be an active participant in mindfulness training and activities.
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