Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Rucki completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Robert Morris University with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health. She has over 30 years of experience working in behavioral health, including clinical work at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and The Allegheny Health System.
At The University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Rucki provided rigorous care for adolescents with mood disorders at the Services for Teens at Risk (STAR) Clinic. She also provided supervision with the adult mood disorders program at the University, giving direction to dozens of direct care and nursing staff.
Additionally, Dr. Rucki is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through Case Western Reserve University and she has worked with thousands of patients since completing her certification in 1994. Dr. Rucki brings a lot of knowledge and experience to The Nexus Group team. Her calm, caring, and open-minded demeanor allows her to pay attention to each of her individual patients, helping them to receive the best care for their mental health.
Dr. Rucki is a history buff and loves visiting historical landmarks. Her preferred methods of relaxation include gardening, cooking and baking.