New Path Psychiatry

Meet The Team

Our Team

New Path Psychiatry - Mental Health Counseling

Esther Okanlawon

MSN, FNP-c, PMHNP, CARN-AP (She/her)

Esther, is a compassionate and board-certified medical professional, is driven by her genuine desire to assist her patients in attaining their highest level of well-being. She embarked on a career in medicine because she firmly believes in the power of making a positive impact on people’s lives.

With her extensive experience, Esther is well-versed in a broad spectrum of conditions, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, conduct disorder, bipolar and mood disorders, sleep and insomnia disorders, and many others. She integrates cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing into her approach, recognizing the importance of trauma-informed care.

Furthermore, Esther upholds the substance use certification, enabling her to provide specialized treatment for individuals grappling with substance use disorder. This demonstrates her dedication to addressing the unique needs and challenges faced by her patients.

New Path Psychiatry - Mental Health Counseling

Alyssa Strazulla

PMHNP-BC (She/Her)
Hello, I’m Alyssa, and I am thrilled to be joining the team at New Path Psychiatry! I am a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner with nearly 12 years of diverse registered nursing experience. My passion is empowering individuals to overcome mental health challenges and fostering overall well-being. I believe in the transformative power of therapeutic relationships. I strive to cultivate empathy, compassion, and respect in all my interactions; and I recognize the significance of trust, patience, and understanding in the healing process. I am committed to delivering the highest quality of care to my patients by utilizing a patient-centered, evidence-based, and holistic approach. My goal is to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of others.
When I’m not working, I cherish spending time with my family, friends, and two golden retrievers. I also enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, traveling, live music, and playing the piano
New Path Psychiatry - Mental Health Counseling

Katelyn Forsyth

PMHNP-BC (She/her)
I am a committed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner passionate about providing comprehensive and compassionate mental health care. My focus on psychiatry has driven me to help patients achieve holistic well-being and mental health stability.

Throughout my career, I have shown a deep commitment to improving the lives of my patients through evidence-based practice and personalized care. With a Master of Nursing degree from the University of Colorado and degrees in nursing and Spanish from the University of Iowa, I have education and experience across various healthcare settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers, and outpatient clinics.


I am known for my empathetic approach. I foster a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where individuals feel safe discussing their concerns and working towards their treatment goals. I offers comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and psychotherapy services. My background in nursing and specialized training in psychiatry allows me to provide personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. 
At New Path Psychiatry, I am excited to continue my mission of empowering individuals to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. I look forward to partnering with you on your path toward wellness and recovery.
New Path Psychiatry - Mental Health Counseling

Brenfer Lacar

Front Office Admin (She/her)
Hello I am your first point of contact here at New Path. While I offer a welcoming presence, I uphold professionalism. The most exciting part of my day is efficiently handling patients’ inquiries, scheduling appointments, and ensuring your needs are promptly addressed while also assisting clients through our processes and arranging provider appointments. 
When I am not working,  I enjoy being with my fur babies, cuddling with them and going for walks. I also bring them with me during any trips. Other activities I enjoy is playing board games and watching Korean Drama. I cannot wait to talk with you.