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Name: Thao Le, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Department: Behavioral Health
Title: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Primary work location: Olathe
How long have you worked at HPC?
I started at HPC on June 28, 2022.
How did you get into your field of work?
For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to help others. I was first exposed to the field of mental health when a family member of mine experienced a brief psychotic episode when I was in high school. This sparked my interest, and due to personal experiences with my own mental health, I sought to become a provider who could treat the very same conditions.
Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?
I am Vietnamese but do not speak the Vietnamese language well. I plan to take classes in the future to learn to read/write/speak Vietnamese.
Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn
What values are important to you?
Values that are important to me are integrity, compassion, altruism and self-reliance.
What is something about you that would surprise people?
I am an introvert.
What is on your “bucket” list?
I’d like to run a marathon.
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is cheese.
What is your favorite movie?
One of my favorite movies is “The Artist.”
What is your favorite hobby?
My favorite hobbies include running, hiking, biking and playing video games.
Are you an animal lover? If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?
Yes! I have two cats named Buya and Kyo. Buya is a domestic short-haired calico, and Kyo is a domestic short-haired orange tabby. They are both rescues, and I love them as much as I would my own child.