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About Middle Way Psychiatry

Middle Way Psychiatry offers virtual holistic psychiatric services to adults in Illinois, including psychotherapy, medication management, and complementary services. Amelia Pauley is an experienced and compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner that is dedicated to providing personalized care that addresses the unique needs of each individual. Middle Way Psychiatry believes in a collaborative approach to mental health, working with clients to develop a treatment plan that combines evidence-based medicine with complementary therapies such as Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, supplementation, mindfulness, and movement. Amelia is deeply committed to helping her clients achieve balance and well-being in all areas of their lives.

Meet Amelia PMHNP-BC


Amelia Pauley is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She graduated with her Masters of Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. She started her career in psychiatric nursing in 2010. She has many years of experience working crisis psychiatry as an inpatient psychiatric nurse. She has worked for over 5 years as a PMHNP in community mental health settings working with patients across the lifespan, gaining and utilizing many holistic and integrative approaches throughout her career.  

Education and Training

Amelia is a Masters prepared Nurse Practitioner that has a specialized degree in psychiatry from Indiana Wesleyan University and has been working as a PMHNP since graduating in 2018. In 2023 she received her Full Practice Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License from the state of Illinois after verifying her over 250 hours of ongoing continuing education. During her Masters degree clinical training Amelia was committed to learning integrative approaches to psychiatric care and underwent specialized training with trained integrative psychiatric professionals. She is currently in process of becoming certified as a Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist and has underwent 30 hours of training and ongoing supervision in this modality. Middle Way Psychiatry is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in the field of psychiatry and mental health.

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The Middle Way 

Middle Way Psychiatry believes in a holistic approach to mental health care. The intention behind this practice is to allow patients increased access to helpful tools including typical evidence based psychiatric care, coupled with complementary treatments. Clients should not have to choose between one or the other as both used in unison can be increasingly helpful. From this belief Middle Way Psychiatry was born. Amelia personally believes that mental health is not just the absence of illness, but the presence of well-being. This Practice's approach is collaborative and personalized, and Amelia is deeply committed to helping her clients achieve balance and well-being in all areas of their lives. She is honored to do this work and looks forward to working with you. 

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