Lleva Groves

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


Lleva Groves is a compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 10 years of dedicated service in healthcare. Her journey began as a neurology nurse, where she provided care for patients with traumatic brain injuries, psychosis, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. This early experience instilled in her a deep understanding of neurological and psychiatric conditions and the importance of empathetic patient care.

She then transitioned to become a level 1 trauma nurse in the emergency room, where she managed acute psychiatric crises, including psychosis and suicidal patients. Working in this high-pressure environment enhanced her clinical skills and reinforced her commitment to compassionate care and developing trusting relationships with patients in their most vulnerable moments. She was soon recognized by her peers when she received a Daisy Award for excellence in patient care.

Lleva further expanded her expertise by working in two outpatient private practices, where she provided comprehensive psychiatric care to patients ages six and up. Utilizing advanced treatment modalities such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), ketamine, and Spravato, she has successfully integrated these innovative therapies into personalized treatment plans, ensuring the best possible outcomes for her patients.

Throughout her career, Lleva has been unwavering in her dedication to patient care. She believes in building strong, trusting relationships with patients, fostering an environment where they feel heard, respected, and supported. Her holistic approach to mental health care combines medication management, psychotherapy, and patient education to promote overall well-being and recovery.

Lleva is honored to be a part of the Ahwatukee Behavioral Health and Wellness team and is committed to helping patients achieve their mental health goals. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family, playing video games, and engaging in arts and crafts.

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