As a board certified child, adult, and family psychiatric nurse practitioner, I am trained to work with a wide range of psychological difficulties and different stages of life. I initiate healing by being genuinely kind and compassionate. I use exceptional listening skills to carefully diagnose the issues and to work collaboratively with you to facilitate change. Both traditional and alternative treatment methods may be suggested. Resolving the underlying causes, not just the symptoms, helps to bring more deep and lasting results. I follow evidence based practice yet remain open-minded so that I can think creatively and "out of the box" when needed.
Traditional care may include individual or family therapy, nutrition, and/or the prudent use of medication that considers the short and long term effects of medication use. Alternative methods may include meditation, spiritual work, and energy work.
I also have four years of experience helping people with medical illnesses as an ICU nurse. My graduate work focused on parent-child attachment. I truly love what I do and hope to be of service to you! PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Sunny M Rude now - (520) 369-4365


  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: University of Missouri
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: AP4586 Arizona


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $180
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ANCC/2012006105
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Degree: University of Arizona/BS
  • Year graduated: 2005


  • Self Esteem
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Parenting


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Alternative treatments
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy work
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Spiritual work


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015
Sunny M Rude, NP, MS, BC, Psychiatric Nurse in Tucson

Sunny M Rude

Psychiatric Nurse, NP, MS, BC