Dripping Springs Healthcare is an interdisciplinary holistic psychiatry practice formed as a collaboration between nurse practitioners and psychiatric physicians. The DSHC model blends holistic nursing care with medical science. DSHC believes in a strengths-based and systems-oriented approach to health and wellness. Life stress and illness rarely arise from a single factor, so positive change is rarely the result of a single treatment. We believe that diet, exercise, lifestyle, thought patterns, stress tolerance, capacity for mindfulness, and medical interventions all play significant and interconnected roles in mental, physical, and spiritual health.
David Walsh, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
David is a board-certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed and trained to treat behavioral health concerns across the lifespan. In practice, David’s primary area of interest is in working with families struggling with addiction, and supporting those in recovery through smart medication management and ongoing therapy.
A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, David is a published author, speaker and presenter at many Advanced Practice Nursing conferences. David is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and he proudly serves on the SIMS Foundation Clinical Advisory Panel.
His research background is matched by his experience, providing psychiatric medication management services not only at his clinic but also in several local substance abuse facilities. Prior to entering into advanced practice nursing, David served as Director of Nursing at a highly regarded 90-day residential treatment facility in the Austin area in addition to providing detox services and psychiatric nursing at rehabilitation centers and psychiatric hospitals locally.
David’s belief in the recovery model informs his empathic yet pragmatic approach to behavioral healthcare.
Carlos F. Tirado, MD, MPH, FABAM
Dr. Tirado is board certified in general and addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Tirado attended medical school at The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center and completed his residency in general psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Tirado received specialty training in addiction psychiatry and research at the internationally prestigious Center for Studies on Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tirado is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Dr. Tirado is a recognized expert and thought leader in medication-assisted therapy for addiction, dual-diagnosis and in blending traditional abstinence-based and risk reduction approaches to recovery. Dr. Tirado’s approach to treatment is evidence-based, non-judgmental and collaborative. Dr. Tirado's combination of clinical, academic and consulting experience is unsurpassed in the region.
Hilary Holmes, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Hilary makes clinical decisions based on the most up-to-date research and evidence-based interventions. Her practice is holistic, integrating medication with therapy, nutrition, self-care, exercise, community, and spirituality. Hilary incorporates mindfulness, narrative, and cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques into each session. She believes that each person has a story, which deserves to be discovered and heard. She hopes to help her clients to piece together their narratives and recognize their own strengths, self-compassion, and self-sufficiency.
Hilary is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed and trained to treat behavioral health concerns across the lifespan. She has a particular clinical interest in working with adolescents, but hopes to help clients of all ages to lead more fulfilling lives through individualized medication management and therapy.
Hilary graduated from the University of Texas at Austin twice, first with a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in psychology and later with a Master of Science as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Hilary is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honors Society.