About Kristina (Tina) Frank

MS, RN, CS, APNP


Tina Frank, Positive Living - Eau Claire

Welcome, I feel it is important that you know a little bit about me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am a psychiatric child/adolescent clinical nurse specialist certified by ANCC (American Nurse's Credentialing Center). I am also an APNP (advanced practice nurse prescriber) with prescriptive authority privileges. I received my BSN at the University of WI -Oshkosh in 1987 and my Master's Degree at the University of MN in 1996.


I have spent 19 years in private practice in Eau Claire working with all patient populations (adults, teens, and children). During that time, I had also worked part-time at Luther Behavioral Health Services as a prescriber, as well as working a few days a week at Southwoods Counseling Clinic, LLC. I also served on the Department of Human Services 211 --Behavioral Health Crisis Team for Eau Claire County.


Prior to private practice, I managed an adolescent psychiatric unit at two inpatient hospitals in Milwaukee, as well as worked on adolescent and adult addiction/substance abuse units. I moved to the Twin Cities in 1992. I obtained my Master's Degree at the U of MN and worked for a managed health care company in Minneapolis.


Due to my husband's job transfer, we were brought to Eau Claire in 1996. I started my private practice and co-authored a few journal articles highlighting the role of a Clinical Nurse Specialist. I had also taught undergraduate nurses psychiatric nursing at UWEC and at the University of MN.


In 2012, I attended a year- long course through the Whole Being Institute in Massachusetts and received my Positive Psychology Certificate which was a research based curriculum and immersion into “the science of happiness.” It was at that time, I started my career in life coaching in addition to providing counseling services. With my background in nursing, I have a special interest in integrative medicine and believe strongly in treating the “mind, body, and spirit.”


I am different from a traditional life coach in that I have the counseling/therapy background and credentials which will allow me to discern very quickly what your needs are. If I cannot provide you with what you need, I have the expertise to connect you to the appropriate resource. My nursing background has also provided me the skills to understand and in some cases treat holistically a medical condition (s) that you may have. I have a special interest in integrative medicine, and believe strongly in the mind, body, spirit connection.


Personally, I want to share with you that I have battled with anxiety my entire life. As a result, I have taken a special interest in helping others to find more peace and calm in their lives. In addition to peace and calm, I want to help others learn the tools to flourish and to become overall healthier and happier.


I currently live in Green Bay, WI. My husband and I moved to Green Bay in 2019 (my roots) and I am continuing in private practice on the West side. I am faith-based, love the outdoors, and continue to be a life long student of life.

 
Positive Living - Eau Claire