About Me

Christopher Goisse is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with almost 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He has a distinguished career that consists of honours and awards from former employers who recognized his efforts in streamlining operations and finding ways for organizations to save money. A thirst for knowledge on his part means he's always searching for learning to improve and advance his skills while looking for ways to help people live better lives.

Christopher's extensive work experience in the public sector has enabled him to become an effective administrator and mental health nurse practitioner. His primary focus is helping people understand their mental health disorders and showing them how to live better through proven therapeutic techniques.

Current Role & Duties

Christopher is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Innovative Behavioral Medicine in Silver Spring, MD. He sees patients aged 13 and up and treats disorders, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. He's been providing services in his current position for about four years. Patients hold him in high regard and feel that he does an excellent job of getting them to address their mental health issues without judgment and with deft skill and a caring demeanour.

Career History

Christopher Goisse has a storied career that has put him in the position of helping populations that range from prisons to immigrants and patients in private healthcare systems. He spent the first few years of his career as a psychiatric nurse working at two hospitals on a part-time basis. His primary duties included evaluating and assessing patients with mental issues related to adolescent, geriatric, and substance use problems.

During this time, he gained administrative skills at WVU Hospitals - Ruby Memorial Hospital and acquired experience in various physical healthcare specialities, including ENT, general medicine, cardiology, and more. Christopher also trained and coordinated staff along with mentoring new hires. He also managed two medical-surgical units with 64 patients and a team of 10 registered nurses, and eight nursing assistants.

In 2009, Christopher started working at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Bruceton Mills, WV as an officer in the United States Public Health Service. His initial position was that of a clinical nurse, saw him providing direct health care to inmates, then moved into administrative duties that saw him improving, streamlining, and developing new systems to assess various risks inherent to the prison population and finding ways to mitigate them for inmate and staff safety. His other duties involved reporting communicable diseases to federal and community health agencies and liaising between the facility and public health authorities. These skills helped him move forward to a position as an R.N. case manager for the United States Marshals Service.

During his time in the United States Marshals Service, Christopher Goisse oversaw the care of an average of 60,000 prisoners housed throughout the U.S. in around 300 cities. His duties included prisoner medical case management, implementing the USMS National Managed Care Contract for the Western area of the U.S., and aiding with infectious disease issues. They were a member of the Process Improvement Committee. He also worked for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, managing a team of three risk managers covering 23 ICE detention facilities.

In 2019, Christopher worked at the U.S. Public Health Service 2019 and shifted to private practice in 2020. He now performs advanced psychiatric disorder assessments, provides treatment and crisis intervention, and prescribes appropriate medications for treating a specific condition or disorder.

Academic History

Christopher began his education at the Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Fayette - Eberly Campus to earn his associate's degree as a registered nurse in 2005. He then returned to earn his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Subsequently, he attended Waynesburg University to earn a dual degree in a Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Administration, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). In 2017, he made a post-master certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing/Nursing with clinical rotations in private outpatient practice and treatment of the severe/chronic mentally ill population.

Other certifications and licenses that Christopher has earned during his career include the following:

  • Clozaril REMS certification
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • DEA license with Suboxone waiver
  • Registered tax preparer in Maryland
  • Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional


During his career, Christopher Goisse has done much to improve the agencies he worked for. His efforts improved the quality of care for those the agencies were responsible for and helped make healthcare processes more efficient. Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Performing an overhaul of the ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) healthcare risk management program
  • Saved United States Marshals Service $1.6 million in healthcare costs during the fiscal year 2016
  • Passing Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JACHO) and American Correction Association (ACA) reviews


Christopher has received awards and citations throughout his career for his work on behalf of the populations he was responsible for and for the agencies he worked for. Some of his awards include:

  • Presidential Unit Citation issued by the Assistant Director for IHSC
  • Achievement medal issued by the Assistant Director of Prisoner Operations Division
  • Unit commendation issued by FCC Warden
  • Awarded for taking a program from a poor to a superior review rating.

Personal Interests

It's Christopher's passion to work in the field of psychiatry in pursuit of helping people live better lives. While he currently works in the private sector, he's left behind a legacy of improving the mental health care processes in the public sector. The efforts he has made have resulted in better care for individuals in need of physical and psychological health assistance. When Christopher's not busy finding ways to improve his clients' lives, he travels to new destinations to enjoy what the world offers.


Christopher Goisse