As healthcare providers who have worked closely with people of all ages, the founders of Nourish Adolescent Wellness have come to understand that adolescence is a uniquely difficult time for many.  

Our mission at Nourish is to help bridge the gap between pediatric primary care and the current lack of comprehensive adolescent healthcare.  We provide services to promote both physical and mental wellness for adolescents and young adults as they learn to find their place in the world.  


We strive to offer a safe, judgement-free space, emphasizing individuality and using a

back-to-basics approach to health and wellness.  



Here at Nourish, we focus on whole person health, recognizing that each person has unique emotional and physical health care needs.  

Health & Wellness

We offer both preventative and interventional health services, including:

  • Physical Exams

  • Diagnostic Testing

  • Contraceptive Counseling

  • Preventative Health Education

  • Medication Management

Groups & Support

We are also proud to offer individual and group counseling, focusing on topics such as:  

  • Body Image

  • Relationships

  • Sexuality

  • Guidance on College and Career Planning

  • Self-Care and Mindfulness

Healing Activities

Our planned activities recognize and embrace the healing powers of nature, and include:

  • Gardening Classes

  • Nature Walks

  • Day Trips

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy



Kassy Brino, DNP, APRN, CPNP

Kassondra ("Kassy") Shoemaker Brino is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner and proud advocate of adolescent mental health.  She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing degree from UNC Chapel Hill, followed by her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Duke University School of Nursing, where she currently teaches as adjunct faculty. 

Kassy was born in Middletown, NY and currently lives in Durham, NC with her husband, two Boston Terriers, and a couple of backyard chickens. 

Sara Schaefer, MSN, APRN, CPNP

Sara Schaefer obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over 10 years of experience in Emergency and Pediatric nursing.  She is passionate about adolescent wellness, specifically body image, contraceptive counseling, and mental wellness.  She has been actively involved in mentoring adolescents since she was in college.  Sara is looking forward to working towards her doctoral degree in the fall of 2021.

Sara is a mother to three sweet girls, aged 5, 3, and 8 months. She loves the outdoors, reading, and shopping. She was raised here in North Carolina and

she and her husband, Ryan, the girls,

and the family dog, Nelly reside in Apex.



Our office is located in the beautiful downtown Apex, North Carolina.

307 S. Salem Street Suite 100

Apex, NC 2750

To make an appointment, call or email us today.

We can't wait to hear from you!

Phone:  919-367-6639

Fax:  919-336-4577

We are currently in-network with NC Medicaid, Cigna, and BCBS and offer sliding scale fees for cash paying patients.  We will happily work with you to ensure you receive the care you need regardless of your ability to pay. 

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307 S. Salem Street Suite 100, Apex, NC, 27502

Phone:  919-367-6639  |   Fax:  919-336-4577

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