Carian McLean is dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Nurse Midwife. She is originally from Chicago and moved to Utah in 2020. She began her journey towards providing mental health services while at Oberlin College, where she majored in Psychology and worked with women and adolescents impacted by trauma in the surrounding community. Since then, Carian has continued to work with adolescents and women as a counselor and nurse at Planned Parenthood before becoming a Midwife in her neighborhood outside of Chicago. She attended the University of Massachusetts for her nursing degree and the State University of New York for her Masters of Nursing degree.
Throughout her career, providing supportive mental healthcare has been an underlying component of her practice. She returned to school, attending Frontier Nursing University, for a Postgraduate Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Carian has experience working with children and adolescents in both outpatient and inpatient settings at Primary Children’s Wasatch Canyons Behavioral Health. When working with kids and their families she utilizes a holistic approach; considering the impact of stress, sleep structure, nutrition, relationship dynamics, and thinking patterns on emotional health, coupled with thoughtful medication therapy. Additionally Carian stresses the importance and finding happiness in our daily lives and she herself enjoys hiking, cooking, reading and spends many hours in her clay studio.