Dr. Sarah Schirmer DNP, M.Ed., APRN, PMNHP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Sarah Schirmer is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, certified to treat individuals across the lifespan. She is licenced in Kentucky and Indianna. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Kentucky in 2015.

Dr. Schirmer began her career as a Professional Clinical Counselor working with children and families after completing a degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville in 2006. She has extensive experience working with a wide variety of individuals having multiple psychiatric conditions. In addition to patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), she has experience with the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar illness, schizophrenia and co-occurring substance use disorders. She offers various treatment modalities such as medication for psychiatric conditions, evidence-based therapy, and working collaboratively with patients and others important in the recovery process.

Dr. Schirmer lives in Louisville with her husband and son.


  • Recovery Works, Indiana's Forensics Treatment Program: Treatment Provider, May 2016–present
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, May 2015–present
  • American Red Cross: Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, 2010–present


  • Schirmer, S. (2014). Holistic Care at Home. MD Update, 4(82), p. 23.
  • Schirmer, S. (2013, May 19). [Letter to the editor]. Lexington Herald-Leader, p. E3.