St. George Children & Family
While working as a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Jena Thomas found she has a deep interest in the treatment and prevention of mental illness which led her to earn her post-master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification through Johns Hopkins University. She is pleased to be part of the team at ST. George Children and Family Psychiatric Center where she treats patients of all ages, including children and adolescents. Jena uses a compassionate and evidence-based approach to treat patients with mental illnesses such as depressive disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, behavioral disorders and ADHD.
After losing her husband to a four-year battle with ALS in 2014, Jena became determined to ease the burden of illness for those around her through her work as a healthcare provider. Being able to help patients feel better and enjoy a greater quality of life motivates her work as a nurse practitioner.
Prior to moving to Southern Utah, Jena lived in Washington, Germany, Hawaii and Kentucky. She completed her undergraduate studies at Mohave Community College and Brigham Young University before earning her MSN at Frontier Nursing University. Jena enjoys fitness, teaching spin classes, watching football and spending time with her daughter who has managed to coerce her into becoming the proud owner of a dog, a hedgehog, two goats and four chickens.