Brighter Days

About

Brighter Days is a family focused and compassionate mental health center in Alamogordo, New Mexico offering psychiatric services including evaluation, both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic intervention and management, and psychoeducation for children and adults in our community.  We also specialize in perinatal mood disorder for persons who are currently pregnant, postpartum, or trying to conceive. 

Our mission is to reach every person in the Alamogordo community in need of psychiatric care and utilize our unique skillset to offer treatment to the entire family. We believe in treating the whole person, and integrating your beliefs and values into your plan of care. 

 

When you become a patient at Brighter Days, we want you to know that you are an active member of the treatment team and we are here to assist you in reaching your goals, all the while utilizing evidenced based treatment that is in alignment with your comfort.

Our Team

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Hello! I am Cecilia Kasbohm and I am a Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I'm passionate about integrating child and adolescent psychiatric care with the entire family in a holistic approach to help families live fuller, happier, and complete lives.

 

I have been practicing as a registered nurse for over 30 years, in a variety of settings. I am retired military, having served our country in both the US Navy and US Army, and have a passion working with active and former military. I am tri-lingual, and I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

 

I completed my Master's of Science in Nursing at Eastern Kentucky University where I graduated with honors. I then went on to complete a nurse practitioner residency at MUSC Health Institute of Psychiatry in Charleston, South Carolina. I have been practicing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner for the past 4 years and have experience with both children and adults.

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Hello! I'm Kinsey Airhart and I'm a certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, serving the Alamogordo community!

 

I started my career as a registered nurse in 2016, where I served 4 years at bedside specializing in neonatal and pediatric intensive care. It was there that I developed an interest in psychiatry, working with mothers facing addiction and their babies who were experiencing withdrawal from substances they were exposed to during pregnancy. 

I attended and graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in Knoxville, TN in May 2019. During my program, I trained across the lifespan including children and adolescents in community mental health, adult veterans in VA, and adults in corrections. After graduating, I started my career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in an adult inpatient crisis unit and have currently 3 years of experience in this field.

I also recently obtained additional training in perinatal mood disorders so that I can competently serve patients that are pregnant, postpartum, or trying to conceive.

 
 

We provide psychiatric evaluations for both children and adults.

 

During our first meeting, we will determine diagnosis and discuss appropriate treatment options which include but are not limited to initiation of psychiatric medications and psychotherapy. 

For some of our patients, initiation of and continued management of psychiatric medications is a cornerstone of treatment.

 

We provide evidenced based medication management for your psychiatric needs which includes monitoring of any side effects, adjustment of medications dependent on response, and psychoeducation regarding expected course throughout your treatment. 

- ADHD

- PTSD
- Depression

- Anxiety

- Bipolar Disorder

- Personality Disorders

- Schizophrenia

- Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

We accept all major insurance carriers including:

 

- Medicare

- Medicaid

- Tricare

- Blue Cross Blue Shield

- Humana

- Presbyterian

We would love to hear from you!

For all questions, concerns, or to make an appointment, please call 575-489-6171. Please leave a message with your contact information and reason for calling. 

We will return your call as soon as possible. 

We are currently located at 1102 East 9th Street in Alamogordo, New Mexico.