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Meet Rocky

Rocky Lawter is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a provider at Red Sands Psychiatry.


Medication Management,  Personality Disorders,  Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Full Lifespan Care.


Rocky is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified (PMHNP-BC) at Red Sands Psychiatry, where he serves patients of all ages and with any mental health concerns. He has a background in nursing that allows him to provide individualized, holistic care. 


Rocky attended Nursing School in Las Vegas and earned his bachelor's degree there. During his undergraduate studies, he knew he wanted to be in the mental health field and pivoted from traditional nursing as soon as the opportunity presented itself. He has been in the mental health field ever since and knows it is where he belongs. Rocky later attended Frontier Nursing University in Versailles, Kentucky, to further his education. Following graduation, he gained clinical experience in multiple clinics in both St. George & Cedar City.  


Something that fascinates Rocky about mental health is that it is an individualized concept that is very different for every person. He believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach or magic answer to improving a person’s mental health and that all aspects of life; must be considered. He takes this to heart as a provider and will patiently take the journey towards mental health with you (one on one) to find the balance and peace you seek.


Rocky is approachable, down to earth, and will go the extra mile for you as your provider. He will simultaneously be your biggest cheerleader and pain in the butt as he holds you accountable for the work that needs to get done. Rocky does not give up on people regardless of how many setbacks they may face together or how difficult a situation may be. He takes great pride and joy in helping you find peace and get to a place of enjoying life.


Outside work, Rocky loves to engage in nerd culture, including watching and reading fantasy & sci-fi shows and books. He also enjoys spending time with his family, going on road trips, and loves cooking and challenging himself with new recipes in the kitchen or out on the grill. 


Ultimately, Rocky aims to help improve the mental health of his community, one person at a time. He believes that is the only way to make real change, as opposed to large, grand, or powerful gestures. He envisions doing this as both a mental health provider and through boards or other community groups.

A favorite quote of his comes from the Harry Potter Universe:

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light." 

- Albus Dumbledore

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You can get in touch with Rocky by calling our office or by email. We look forward to meeting with you!

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