Adam K. Herdina, PsyD

Jennifer Hichar, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

“I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon my strength.”
– Alexandra Elle

About Jennifer Hichar, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Jennifer Hichar is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing at Yale School of Nursing. While at Yale, Jennifer was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She was also a leadership board member for Yale School of Nursing’s Addiction Medicine Collaborative.

After graduating from Yale, Jennifer treated patients with a wide variety of mental health challenges at a community outpatient clinic in Connecticut. She then went on to work with adolescents and young adults in a dual-diagnosis long-term substance use and mental health disorder treatment center. In this role, Jennifer utilized a family-centered treatment approach to ensure that patients had the appropriate support to remain successful after discharge. Jennifer has experience treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, psychosis, autism, and personality disorders.

Before joining Reswell, Jennifer worked at Cedars Sinai’s Department of Neurology, treating patients with various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. In this role, Jennifer focused on helping families and caregivers manage psychiatric and behavioral symptoms of dementia.

Throughout her practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Jennifer is dedicated to providing patient-centered, evidence-based care within a holistic approach to treatment. She seeks to provide individualized care delivered with empathy and respect.

Jennifer is an active member of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Neuroscience Education Institute.

Education & Affiliations


  • Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health Specialty
    Yale School of Nursing, Orange, CT 5/2021
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA; 5/2017
    University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; 9/2013 – 6/2014


  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Neuroscience Education Institute, Medical Education Program


Licenses & Certifications

  • Nurse Practitioner with Furnishing Number
    California Board of Registered Nursing 
  • Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
    American Heart Association

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