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Clarice Grens, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Adolescent and Adult Nurse Practitioner

Clarice received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Western Connecticut State University and her Master’s Degree from Fairfield University. She has spent her career working in mental health and oncology. She has been a nurse practitioner for many years in local hospitals and at the West Haven VA.


Clarice prides herself on being a patient, empathic and introspective practitioner who views clients in a holistic manner. She believes in a team approach and engaging together to find optimal solutions to mental health issues and come up with a treatment plan that embraces all facets of a client's life. Clarice is a prudent and meticulous prescriber of medication when clinically indicated and feels medication can provide a useful purpose in delivering relief to clients.  She believes both medication and therapy are most effective. 


Clarice provides medication management for symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, antepartum and postpartum, body acceptance, self-esteem issues, and mood disorders. She also provides genetic testing, EMDR, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and NADA ear acupuncture. Her goal is to help create a therapeutic balance for every individual with respect, compassion, and professionalism.


Clarice can be reached via email at cgrens@positivedirections.org or 203-227-7644.