Loretta K. Wilson
Loretta K. Wilson, RN MSN, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, provides psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management as a private practitioner in San Francisco and Petaluma, CA. She specializes in palliative psychiatric care, which addresses the uncertainty, emotions, and anxiety that can accompany illness or end of life. Loretta’s practice focuses on cultivating emotional flexibility, awaking meaning, and identifying purpose for patients, caregivers, and clinicians.
Loretta most recently designed and implemented the Psycho-Oncology Service at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco and was a founding clinician of our groundbreaking Ketamine Clinic at that same medical center. Previous to that, she worked in Palliative Care, Urgent Psychiatric Care, and Emergency Room Psychiatry at Stanford, Westside Services, and the Veterans' Administration, respectively. A Master of Science Nursing from Vanderbilt University anchors Loretta’s formal training, but the inspiration and deeper background for her practice derive from lessons learned while volunteering at the Zen Hospice Project and Maitri Hospice in San Francisco.