Dr. Gonzalez received both her Bachelor's degree and Master’s in Nursing at the University of Florida. She went on to earn her Doctoral Degree from the University of South Florida in 1988. An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatry, Dr. Gonzalez has held teaching appointments at Emory University, the University of Alabama in Birmingham, the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. She practiced at both Bay Pines VA Medical Center and the James A. Haley VA Medical Center serving our military personnel. She has extensive experience both inpatient and outpatient settings treating children, adolescents, families and veterans. Dr. Gonzalez has spent her entire professional career in the area of Psychiatric and Mental Health Counseling.

Dr. Gonzalez holds a National Board Certification from the American Nurse Credentialing Center as an Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Practitioner. She has been practicing as a Licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner since 1970.

Lois Gonzalez, PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC