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About M. Kathy Corcoran

My Background

As a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) who specializes in Adult Psychiatry and Mental Health, I treat adult patients to identify and treat a wide range of psychiatric issues, including depressive and anxiety disorders. I work collaboratively with each patient to provide psychiatric care, including psychiatric evaluation and medication management, along with psychoeducation and supportive therapy, considering the biological/medical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of their lives.


  • Post-master’s Certificate – Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health CRNP (PMHNP) – University of Kansas. Board Certification as Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – Misericordia University, Dallas, PA (Summa Cum Laude).
  • Diploma in Nursing – Ashland State General Hospital School of Nursing, Ashland PA.

Work Experience

Prior to becoming a CRNP (prescriber), I worked for many years as a psychiatric RN, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville PA. I enjoyed caring for a wide variety of patients in various settings of psychiatry, including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services.

Since 2001, I have worked as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric CRNP) providing Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management. I worked at The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services at Penn State University (2001-2008), caring for students’ psychiatric needs. From 2008 to 2016, I worked in private practice psychiatry in State College PA, caring for adults of all ages. I moved to the Philadelphia area in 2016. From 2016 to 2018, I have worked with geriatric and rehab patients, both in long term care facilities and via telepsychiatry to underserved areas. I have also worked with patients with Eating Disorders in Center City Philadelphia.

I am happy to join the team at Pliner Psychological Associates!

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