Psychiatrists in 06033

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Katherine Salvador
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Katherine is a Board Certified Physician Assistant in the state of Connecticut. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Springfield College where she completed her clinical training In psychiatry in the inpatient hospital setting. After graduating, Katherine focused her career in community based mental health and addiction treatment. Her knowledge of psychopharmacology stems from over 9 years’ experience treating a wide scope of mental health conditions including mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders throughout the clinic, hospital, and addiction treatment environments.
Katherine is a Board Certified Physician Assistant in the state of Connecticut. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Springfield College where she completed her clinical training In psychiatry in the inpatient hospital setting. After graduating, Katherine focused her career in community based mental health and addiction treatment. Her knowledge of psychopharmacology stems from over 9 years’ experience treating a wide scope of mental health conditions including mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders throughout the clinic, hospital, and addiction treatment environments.
(860) 735-4922 View (860) 735-4922
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Michelle London Caudle
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I take care of patients who are struggling to find support and stability in their lives. People often come to see me are sometimes in the most difficult time of their lives and I enjoy digging deep and listening to what is really going on for them. I treat patients who have anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, personality disorders, substance abuse/ addiction disorders, and life stress. The correct medication can help to balance out a person's life so that they can start living and being their best. I pride myself in tailoring treatment for each individual.
I take care of patients who are struggling to find support and stability in their lives. People often come to see me are sometimes in the most difficult time of their lives and I enjoy digging deep and listening to what is really going on for them. I treat patients who have anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, personality disorders, substance abuse/ addiction disorders, and life stress. The correct medication can help to balance out a person's life so that they can start living and being their best. I pride myself in tailoring treatment for each individual.
(860) 530-5813 View (860) 530-5813
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Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates, PC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates (CBHA) was established in 1989 by Dr. Bassam Awwa MD, who’s vision was to create a world-class treatment program that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of behavioral health disorders and addictive diseases, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Spravato treatment. Every member of our team strives towards the unified goal of making CBHA synonymous with excellent care, phenomenal customer service & an unmatched commitment to families, our communities and most of all, our clients.
Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates (CBHA) was established in 1989 by Dr. Bassam Awwa MD, who’s vision was to create a world-class treatment program that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of behavioral health disorders and addictive diseases, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Spravato treatment. Every member of our team strives towards the unified goal of making CBHA synonymous with excellent care, phenomenal customer service & an unmatched commitment to families, our communities and most of all, our clients.
(860) 485-7207 x206 View (860) 485-7207 x206
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Paul Furino
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Now Accepting New Clients! My ideal client is one who is ready for a change in treating their mental health concerns. I am open, nonjudgemental, and bring to you many years' experience in treating various mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Many clients struggle with the stigma of receiving mental health treatment, I would like to offer a breath of fresh air in our approach to treating your mental health concerns, and dispel any doubts you may have about improving your mental health.
Now Accepting New Clients! My ideal client is one who is ready for a change in treating their mental health concerns. I am open, nonjudgemental, and bring to you many years' experience in treating various mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Many clients struggle with the stigma of receiving mental health treatment, I would like to offer a breath of fresh air in our approach to treating your mental health concerns, and dispel any doubts you may have about improving your mental health.
(860) 390-4126 View (860) 390-4126
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Suzanne Femino
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
It is important for each person to feel a connection with a provider. My hope is to individualize care, treat each person with respect, and enhance a sense of wellbeing. Although I work with different ages, I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. I offer medication management and psychotherapy in Marblehead, MA and Glastonbury CT.
It is important for each person to feel a connection with a provider. My hope is to individualize care, treat each person with respect, and enhance a sense of wellbeing. Although I work with different ages, I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. I offer medication management and psychotherapy in Marblehead, MA and Glastonbury CT.
(860) 544-5934 View (860) 544-5934
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Amer Nabil, Connecticut ADHD treatment
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Welcome to Half Full Psychiatry, where my objective as a medication prescriber and a mental health provider is to build a "glass half full perspective". This does not mean I primarily rely on medications to solve an individual's problem. I value knowing about you as an individual to be able to offer solutions, whether they involve medication, psychotherapy or productivity skills. I am currently a father of young children, a husband, a caregiver to my elderly father, a son who lost my mother abruptly. I was also once a student who found it difficult to navigate the social and academic life.
Welcome to Half Full Psychiatry, where my objective as a medication prescriber and a mental health provider is to build a "glass half full perspective". This does not mean I primarily rely on medications to solve an individual's problem. I value knowing about you as an individual to be able to offer solutions, whether they involve medication, psychotherapy or productivity skills. I am currently a father of young children, a husband, a caregiver to my elderly father, a son who lost my mother abruptly. I was also once a student who found it difficult to navigate the social and academic life.
(860) 339-0606 View (860) 339-0606
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Ashley LaBonte
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033  (Online Only)
At Bloom Mental Health, LLC you can grow at your own pace. Ashley LaBonte is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. Her philosophy when it comes to medication management is often “less is more”, minimizing medication regimens for better outcomes and encouraging individuals to participate in psychotherapy as well as self-care in order to lead a healthy, fulfilling lives. While she is experienced in treating clients ages 10 and older, she enjoys working with young women, those with a history of trauma as well as women who are in their perinatal phase of life.
At Bloom Mental Health, LLC you can grow at your own pace. Ashley LaBonte is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. Her philosophy when it comes to medication management is often “less is more”, minimizing medication regimens for better outcomes and encouraging individuals to participate in psychotherapy as well as self-care in order to lead a healthy, fulfilling lives. While she is experienced in treating clients ages 10 and older, she enjoys working with young women, those with a history of trauma as well as women who are in their perinatal phase of life.
(860) 791-3236 View (860) 791-3236
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Nourish Psychiatric- Katie Scheinberg
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMH-NP, APRN, MSN, BSN
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Accepting new patients for June-July 2024! Some people find that therapy alone does not allow them to reach their mental health potential and may be considering starting medication, changing medication or looking to continue medication. No matter where you are on your journey to mental wellness, there are options. I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, health/nutrition/sleep education, and therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and emerging adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, sleep and eating issues and other mental health concerns.
Accepting new patients for June-July 2024! Some people find that therapy alone does not allow them to reach their mental health potential and may be considering starting medication, changing medication or looking to continue medication. No matter where you are on your journey to mental wellness, there are options. I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, health/nutrition/sleep education, and therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and emerging adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, sleep and eating issues and other mental health concerns.
(860) 968-0168 View (860) 968-0168
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John Graziano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
John Graziano, APRN, PMHNP has a philosophy that care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with John, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfillment. That’s because – with a board certification in psychiatry and experience in a variety of settings such as inpatient, community, and outpatient – John is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
John Graziano, APRN, PMHNP has a philosophy that care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with John, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfillment. That’s because – with a board certification in psychiatry and experience in a variety of settings such as inpatient, community, and outpatient – John is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
(860) 847-8294 View (860) 847-8294
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Renew Mental Healthcare LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Accepting New Patients! Are you struggling with mental health issues? Do not suffer in silence as your mental health is essential and matters for your overall wellbeing. At Renew Mental Healthcare, we work with children and adults struggling with varying forms of mental health disorders that includes anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, OCD, PTSD & much more to promote mental and emotional wellness through pharmacotherapy to help patients achieve better quality of life.
Accepting New Patients! Are you struggling with mental health issues? Do not suffer in silence as your mental health is essential and matters for your overall wellbeing. At Renew Mental Healthcare, we work with children and adults struggling with varying forms of mental health disorders that includes anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, OCD, PTSD & much more to promote mental and emotional wellness through pharmacotherapy to help patients achieve better quality of life.
(860) 813-6768 View (860) 813-6768
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Milind Kale, MD LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Taking your child to a psychiatrist is not an easy decision. Many parents have concerns about unnecessarily medicating their child or labeling them with a diagnosis at such a young age. As a physician and as a parent, I take those concerns very seriously. I do a lot of groundwork before I diagnose a child. I use validated rating scales completed by multiple sources and I always work in conjunction with a therapist. I take a family-centric approach to treatment. For school evaluations, I see my role as an advocate for the child, while not losing sight of the school's perspective.
Taking your child to a psychiatrist is not an easy decision. Many parents have concerns about unnecessarily medicating their child or labeling them with a diagnosis at such a young age. As a physician and as a parent, I take those concerns very seriously. I do a lot of groundwork before I diagnose a child. I use validated rating scales completed by multiple sources and I always work in conjunction with a therapist. I take a family-centric approach to treatment. For school evaluations, I see my role as an advocate for the child, while not losing sight of the school's perspective.
(860) 780-5455 View (860) 780-5455
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Deborah L Collins-Perrica
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNS, APRN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Deborah Collins-Perrica APRN is a board certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the treatment of mental illness providing the following: comprehensive diagnostic evaluations; medication ordering and management; psychotherapy; nutritional medicine; weight loss support; psychotherapy during pregnancy, and termination or abortion trauma; ordering and interpretation of blood and lab tests; referrals for consultation to other specialists as needed.
Deborah Collins-Perrica APRN is a board certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the treatment of mental illness providing the following: comprehensive diagnostic evaluations; medication ordering and management; psychotherapy; nutritional medicine; weight loss support; psychotherapy during pregnancy, and termination or abortion trauma; ordering and interpretation of blood and lab tests; referrals for consultation to other specialists as needed.
(860) 356-3756 View (860) 356-3756
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Kathleen Sullivan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033  (Online Only)
AFFORDABLE CARE FROM THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME: APRN board certified for mental health services specializing in medication management and therapy services, 13 years old through the life span. Licensed for private practice in the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island working in Telepsychiatry 7 YRS. I offer a unique opportunity for clients to be seen from the comfort and privacy of their home on a Hippa Compliant computer platform. Telepsychiatry is proven to help people reach expert providers, while protecting your personal information, family situation, and/or career. Telepsychiatry saves your personal time and reduces stress.
AFFORDABLE CARE FROM THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME: APRN board certified for mental health services specializing in medication management and therapy services, 13 years old through the life span. Licensed for private practice in the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island working in Telepsychiatry 7 YRS. I offer a unique opportunity for clients to be seen from the comfort and privacy of their home on a Hippa Compliant computer platform. Telepsychiatry is proven to help people reach expert providers, while protecting your personal information, family situation, and/or career. Telepsychiatry saves your personal time and reduces stress.
(860) 460-1211 View (860) 460-1211
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Wisechoice Multispecialty clinic LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, NP-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Not accepting new clients
Ms. Gwaabe is the founder and medical director of Wisechoice M.C. She is certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing as a nurse practitioner since 2016. She values lives and listens to her clients. Her services are collaborative and integrative with the patient, therapists, PCP and families. She highly believes in everyone's right to high quality healthcare. Wisechoice Multispecialty Clinic is ready to welcome you in a safe space. Together we can make a difference!
Ms. Gwaabe is the founder and medical director of Wisechoice M.C. She is certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing as a nurse practitioner since 2016. She values lives and listens to her clients. Her services are collaborative and integrative with the patient, therapists, PCP and families. She highly believes in everyone's right to high quality healthcare. Wisechoice Multispecialty Clinic is ready to welcome you in a safe space. Together we can make a difference!
(301) 321-8603 View (301) 321-8603
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Giovanni Pascal Pierre
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033  (Online Only)
Hey there! I am Giovanni Pierre, but you can call me Gio. First, thank you for taking this vital step towards better mental well-being. I get it—life is like a roller coaster, and sometimes, it’s the scary one you never wanted to get on. I own a practice called Safe Haven Health. Safe Haven Health is a virtual mental health clinic aiming to increase access to effective and efficient mental healthcare from the comfort of your home. Safe Haven Health specializes in mental health medication management, at-home ketamine treatment for depression and anxiety, ADHD testing and treatment, and more.
Hey there! I am Giovanni Pierre, but you can call me Gio. First, thank you for taking this vital step towards better mental well-being. I get it—life is like a roller coaster, and sometimes, it’s the scary one you never wanted to get on. I own a practice called Safe Haven Health. Safe Haven Health is a virtual mental health clinic aiming to increase access to effective and efficient mental healthcare from the comfort of your home. Safe Haven Health specializes in mental health medication management, at-home ketamine treatment for depression and anxiety, ADHD testing and treatment, and more.
(757) 209-9700 View (757) 209-9700
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Psych On Demand and Man Up Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033  (Online Only)
Unresolved emotional conflicts lie at the core of human suffering at times life can be unusually painful, scary and confusing. We may feel anxious, sad, discouraged and alone and not know what to do. Talking things out with someone can help us become clearer about who we are, our strengths and also our self-defeating ways so we can move forward with an improved sense of self and direction. As a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am an expert in clinical psychopharmacology and I treat all adult and pediatric disorders I see individuals from their early teens through middle age and beyond.
Unresolved emotional conflicts lie at the core of human suffering at times life can be unusually painful, scary and confusing. We may feel anxious, sad, discouraged and alone and not know what to do. Talking things out with someone can help us become clearer about who we are, our strengths and also our self-defeating ways so we can move forward with an improved sense of self and direction. As a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am an expert in clinical psychopharmacology and I treat all adult and pediatric disorders I see individuals from their early teens through middle age and beyond.
(860) 288-5571 View (860) 288-5571
Photo of Dr. Sandy Engel - -Open July 15 2024, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 06033, CT
Dr. Sandy Engel - -Open July 15 2024
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I believe in nurturing mental wellness and empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives. As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner passionate about holistic care, I bring over 25 years of experience providing empathetic and evidence-based services. I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their challenges, discover their strengths, and embark on a journey towards healing and growth. With a deep understanding of the complex interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors, we will take a comprehensive and individualized approach to your treatment.
I believe in nurturing mental wellness and empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives. As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner passionate about holistic care, I bring over 25 years of experience providing empathetic and evidence-based services. I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their challenges, discover their strengths, and embark on a journey towards healing and growth. With a deep understanding of the complex interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors, we will take a comprehensive and individualized approach to your treatment.
(203) 689-3363 View (203) 689-3363
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Jenna Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN , APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I am currently offering admissions within the same week, in person or telehealth. I provide services for children ages 6 and up, as well as adults. I have Saturday and Evening hours. Please visit my website jennasmithaprn.com and complete prospective patient tab for fastest appointment! Are you or your child struggling with mental health concerns? I am a psychiatric prescriber with 20+ years of experience within the field in different roles. I provide a patient centered and collaborative space for us to create and tailor a care plan specific to your goals.
I am currently offering admissions within the same week, in person or telehealth. I provide services for children ages 6 and up, as well as adults. I have Saturday and Evening hours. Please visit my website jennasmithaprn.com and complete prospective patient tab for fastest appointment! Are you or your child struggling with mental health concerns? I am a psychiatric prescriber with 20+ years of experience within the field in different roles. I provide a patient centered and collaborative space for us to create and tailor a care plan specific to your goals.
(860) 864-4761 View (860) 864-4761
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Mariela Podolski
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I am a psychiatrist, with board certifications from ABPN in both, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to pursuing my psychiatry career, I worked as a general physician in primary care, an experience that taught me skills I still use today. Practicing psychiatry since 2012, I have worked with patients with diverse diagnoses, particularly individuals suffering with Eating Disorders. If you are struggling, I would like to help you.
I am a psychiatrist, with board certifications from ABPN in both, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to pursuing my psychiatry career, I worked as a general physician in primary care, an experience that taught me skills I still use today. Practicing psychiatry since 2012, I have worked with patients with diverse diagnoses, particularly individuals suffering with Eating Disorders. If you are struggling, I would like to help you.
(959) 600-6640 View (959) 600-6640
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Shelly Foster
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033  (Online Only)
I believe in decreasing stigma and barriers that prevent individuals from seeking mental health treatment. I have a holistic view of a person’s health and integrate this into clinical decisions. I believe in creating a trusting therapeutic relationship where the individual feels supported, validated, and listened to in a non-judgmental manner. I am passionate about providing quality service with empathy and patience. I hope to work in conjunction with therapists in Connecticut with the understanding that psychotherapy and medication management are evidence-based interventions and when combined provide the safest and best outcome.
I believe in decreasing stigma and barriers that prevent individuals from seeking mental health treatment. I have a holistic view of a person’s health and integrate this into clinical decisions. I believe in creating a trusting therapeutic relationship where the individual feels supported, validated, and listened to in a non-judgmental manner. I am passionate about providing quality service with empathy and patience. I hope to work in conjunction with therapists in Connecticut with the understanding that psychotherapy and medication management are evidence-based interventions and when combined provide the safest and best outcome.
(860) 530-6033 View (860) 530-6033

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 06033

20+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in 06033 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
91% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
91% Trauma and PTSD
91% Medication Management
83% ADHD
74% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 06033 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 06033?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.