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Erin Richardson, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Erin Richardson


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MSN & BSN

Duke University, BA, Psychology & Art History

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Erin Richardson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner in Women’s Reproductive Mental Health of Texas, a speciality clinic within UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She specializes in providing psychiatric care, including medication management and psychotherapy, during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Additionally, Erin Richardson is a health professional specialist in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Erin Richardson earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and art history from Duke University. She earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her clinical training in reproductive psychiatry at the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders.

Erin Richardson’s clinical interests include the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as the integration of medication management and psychotherapy in patient care. She has been an active member of research study teams investigating the biological basis of postpartum depression and perimenopausal depression, and she is a member of Postpartum Support International and the Marcé Society of North America.


  • Medication management
  • Psychiatric care during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Psychotherapy

Board Certification

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • Texas Board of Nursing, Licensed Registered Nurse

Awards & Honors

  • George Livas Award for Most Outstanding Nursing Student
  • Gillian T. Cell Senior Thesis Research Award



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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