Charlotte Strong Ames

Charlotte Strong-Ames, RN

Staff Nurse

Charlotte Strong Ames

Charlotte Strong-Ames, RN

Staff Nurse

Charlotte joined Borden Cottage as a staff nurse in March 2023.  She brings a unique blend of compassion, clinical experience, and personal dedication to the field of mental health. Her journey into nursing commenced amidst the pandemic, culminating in her graduation. Currently, she splits her time between Borden Cottage and a local hospital in Rockport, where she initially began her nursing career.

Hailing from an island off the coast of Maine, the scenic surroundings of Borden Cottage resonate with Charlotte’s roots. While mental health nursing is a new professional endeavor for Charlotte, her nursing school clinicals at Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center and Acadia Hospital in Bangor provided valuable insights.

Charlotte’s family’s history of addiction, coupled with her own therapeutic journey since the age of 5 and regular attendance at Al-Anon meetings, shaped her empathetic approach to patient care.

In her daily role, she distributes medications, conducts regular check-ins with residents, and actively engages in conversations to foster connections. Participation in daily rounds and facilitating running groups is integral to her commitment to the holistic well-being of residents. Charlotte is continually expanding her skill sets and last summer, she earned a lifeguard certification to contribute to the opening of the resident’s pool during warmer months in Maine.

She is also looking to promote mental and emotional well-being by her pursuit of a yoga teaching certification, specializing in trauma and addiction, slated for completion in March 2024. This will enhance the therapeutic offerings for residents of Borden Cottage.

Charlotte’s lifelong passion has been to support those grappling with addiction, and Borden Cottage, with its comprehensive and compassionate approach to mental health, provides an ideal platform for her to make a meaningful impact. She is honored to contribute to the team’s collective efforts, striving to make a positive difference, one day at a time.