Living with a mental disorder may feel like you are walking on a path full of roadblocks. You may sometimes feel like you are being pushed to your limit, despite exerting your best efforts to get better. This condition could then impact your life in a negative way, including your relationships and other people around you. When your condition impairs your level of functioning you miss many, if not all, of life’s opportunities and you and may feel like you’re just surviving or existing. You may feel you have lost your freedom and/or there is not much meaning and sense of purpose for you.
Meet the Team
Dr. Josh Hooton
Doctor of Nursing Practice with board certifications in Family, Adult/Geriatric, and Psychiatry/Mental Health
JOSH HOOTON, DNP, FNP-C, A/GNP-C, PMHNP-BC
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSING
- Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of Utah
- Nurse Practitioner, Utah & Arizona
- Controlled Substance & Suboxone License
- AANP FNP Certification
- AANP A/GNP Certification
- ANCC PMHNP Certification
- ANCC PMHNP Certification
- ACLS Certified through AHA
- Ketamine Infusion Therapy Certification
Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
George S. and Delores Doré Eccles Graduate Fellowship.
Post-Graduate Psychaitric Mental Health Certification, Wilkes, University, Philidellphia, PA.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
Associate Degree in Nursing, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
American Society of Ketamine Physicians
American Nurses Association
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Utah Nurses Association
Dr. Josh Hooton graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Utah Valley University, where he also served in the Department for Academic Excellence. He then attended the University of Utah where he earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis on Adult/Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care. He was also the recipient of George S. and Delores Doré Eccles Graduate Fellowship, which are awarded to students that possess “unusual ability and achievement.”
During his time at the University of Utah, Dr. Hooton wrote his clinical dissertation on effective principles of opioid management in a primary care setting. During his career, Dr. Hooton has developed chronic pain management treatment plans for a variety of mental health patients and provided intensive outpatient psychiatric care to them as well. In 2018 Dr Hooton attended Wilkes University to successfully complete his Psychiatry Mental Health national certification with the ANCC.
He worked at Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital as for 8 yrs in the ICU before treating patients in the out-patient office setting. During his time in the ICU he acquired many critical skills in safely managing sedating and therapeutic IV infusions and injections. In he early years as a Nurse Practitioner he worked in chronic pain management at Utah Pain Relief Institute and mentored under Osteopathic Physician Dr. Gary Child and then began using Ketamine therapy at Life Spring Pain Management Center under Physical Pain and Rehabilitation Physician Dr. Christian Obah. He quickly realized the therapeutic benefits it had on patients. In 2016 he started started working at Cedar Psychiatry and mentored under Psychiatrist Dr. Reid Robison. In February 2019 Dr. Hooton decided to enter into private practice where he could further help treat the chronic conditions and mental illness of his patients.
Dr. Hooton has been using Ketamine for depression since 2016 and is passionate about providing mental health care to his patients. He is dedicated to further advancing his knowledge of psychiatry, addiction, treatment resistant mental conditions, and complex medication management. He is also a licensed suboxone/buprenorphine provider and continues to help treat the opioid abuse/dependence epidemic.