Rachel L. Holzhauer, PA-C
Rachel believes in a collaborative approach to treatment, so she is committed to find an individualized plan for each patient. Her goal is to find a treatment approach that best fits with where the patient is at, understanding that medications may not be the right fit for everyone. Rachel completed both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Philadelphia University. Once completing school, she became a nationally board certified physician assistant and licensed to practice medicine by the North Carolina Medical Board. Rachel relocated to the Charlotte area and started working on an inpatient psychiatric unit. While she enjoyed being a part of the hospital team, Rachel also found she enjoyed practicing on the outpatient unit as she get’s to spend more time building a relationship with each patient. She has experience working with behavioral health patient’s that are inpatient, outpatient, in intensive outpatient programs, and for emergency psychiatric evaluations. As a provider that believes all systems are linked, mentally and physically, she enjoys keeping up-to-date in all areas of medicine. Rachel also believes in the importance of ongoing education and for this reason precepts physician assistants students from Wingate University and Thomas Jefferson University.
Kirsten Mancogna, PA-C
Kirsten Mancogna is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in psychiatry at Carolina Complete Psychiatry. She attended Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science and then earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. After graduating, Kirsten moved to North Carolina and began her career as a psychiatric physician assistant in an outpatient facility. At Carolina Complete Psychiatry, Kirsten is excited about new opportunities to care for patients. Kirsten understands that each patient is unique and has their own set of goals and values. She enjoys working with each individual to develop a treatment plan for their specific needs. She encourages her patients to ask questions about their medication and treatment options as she feels that it is important for the patient to take an active role in their care. Kirsten is accepting new patients and looks forward to building an active relationship with all patients seeking care.
Colleen Cavanagh, PA-C
Colleen Cavanagh is a graduate of Wingate University’s Physician Assistant program and is excited to begin at Carolina Complete Psychiatry. She attended the University of Notre Dame for her undergraduate studies, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has always had a great interest in psychology and psychiatry, as through her undergraduate classes, she realized how closely intertwined these fields are with every other aspect of life. She is looking forward to working with patients to create treatment plans specifically directed to their individual concerns. Colleen enjoys getting to know her patients and talking with them about their needs in order to fully understand what she can do better their mental and overall health. She is excited to take new patients and to create relationships with those coming to Carolina Complete Psychiatry for care. She is accepting patients of all ages.