Psychiatrists in 06518

Photo of undefined - New Leaf Psychiatry, LLC, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
New Leaf Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
At New Leaf Psychiatry, we provide psychiatric mental health care to adults. We believe in a holistic and patient centered approach and encourage our patients to be active participants in their treatment.
At New Leaf Psychiatry, we provide psychiatric mental health care to adults. We believe in a holistic and patient centered approach and encourage our patients to be active participants in their treatment.
(203) 349-6832 View (203) 349-6832
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Lifespan Collaborative Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN , PMHNP
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
In the vast landscape of mental health, each individual's journey is a unique narrative, often filled with complexities, challenges, and ultimately, resilience. Welcome to Lifespan Collaborative Services a psychiatric mental health practice and sanctuary where healing transcends the boundaries of conventional therapy, embracing a holistic, integrative, and culturally supportive approach to mental wellness. Central to the Lifespan Collaborative Services approach is the integration of evidence-based therapeutic modalities with complementary healing practices drawn from diverse cultural traditions.
In the vast landscape of mental health, each individual's journey is a unique narrative, often filled with complexities, challenges, and ultimately, resilience. Welcome to Lifespan Collaborative Services a psychiatric mental health practice and sanctuary where healing transcends the boundaries of conventional therapy, embracing a holistic, integrative, and culturally supportive approach to mental wellness. Central to the Lifespan Collaborative Services approach is the integration of evidence-based therapeutic modalities with complementary healing practices drawn from diverse cultural traditions.
(475) 471-0631 View (475) 471-0631
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Dr Adrienne Hicks, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518  (Online Only)
I treat patients with mental illnesses and manage general medical concerns.
I treat patients with mental illnesses and manage general medical concerns.
(203) 587-8295 View (203) 587-8295
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Raymond Gunn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, APRN-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a broad background in sociology. In my approach to treatment, I explore how culture, gender, and identity intersect with personality and neurochemical imbalances to produce psychiatric symptoms that impede daily functioning and interpersonal activities. Together with my clients, we determine the best pharmacological interventions to provide relief of these symptoms. I offer psychiatric evaluations, medication management, assessment for post-traumatic stress disorder, Connecticut state registration for eligible clients for medical marijuana, and Suboxone treatment.
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a broad background in sociology. In my approach to treatment, I explore how culture, gender, and identity intersect with personality and neurochemical imbalances to produce psychiatric symptoms that impede daily functioning and interpersonal activities. Together with my clients, we determine the best pharmacological interventions to provide relief of these symptoms. I offer psychiatric evaluations, medication management, assessment for post-traumatic stress disorder, Connecticut state registration for eligible clients for medical marijuana, and Suboxone treatment.
(475) 234-0096 View (475) 234-0096
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Beatrice Peku
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518
Mental and behavioral health are crucial to our overall well-being. If you are among the over 57 million Americans experiencing mental illness, Thorough Immersion Health is here to help. I offer a patient-centered, holistic, and culturally sensitive approach to restoring health and well-being. My care prioritizes each patient’s unique biological, environmental, and socioeconomic factors to guide diagnosis and treatment. For your convenience, I provide both in-person and virtual consultations.
Mental and behavioral health are crucial to our overall well-being. If you are among the over 57 million Americans experiencing mental illness, Thorough Immersion Health is here to help. I offer a patient-centered, holistic, and culturally sensitive approach to restoring health and well-being. My care prioritizes each patient’s unique biological, environmental, and socioeconomic factors to guide diagnosis and treatment. For your convenience, I provide both in-person and virtual consultations.
(203) 904-2576 View (203) 904-2576
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Ellen Zummo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, AGNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Ellen, and I am a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. I have spent the last 3 years in the field of primary care, treating a range of illnesses in patients 18 years and older. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, adult ADHD. I pride myself in taking a compassionate and down to earth approach. When you feel as though life is becoming unmanageable...it does not have to be! Reach out to me today!
Hi! My name is Ellen, and I am a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. I have spent the last 3 years in the field of primary care, treating a range of illnesses in patients 18 years and older. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, adult ADHD. I pride myself in taking a compassionate and down to earth approach. When you feel as though life is becoming unmanageable...it does not have to be! Reach out to me today!
(475) 335-8054 View (475) 335-8054
Photo of undefined - A Brand New Day, LLC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
A Brand New Day, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518
Have you tried many different medications and modalities and still not achieved optimal health? My practice will take these into consideration and build upon them. I am trained in diagnosing mental health disorders, addiction support and offering treatment options in the form of prescribing medication and other nonpharmacological interventions. I believe in the power of structure, exercise, diet, and sleep. My practice is trauma informed and we also can submit for genetic testing to see what medications might be the best fit for you.
Have you tried many different medications and modalities and still not achieved optimal health? My practice will take these into consideration and build upon them. I am trained in diagnosing mental health disorders, addiction support and offering treatment options in the form of prescribing medication and other nonpharmacological interventions. I believe in the power of structure, exercise, diet, and sleep. My practice is trauma informed and we also can submit for genetic testing to see what medications might be the best fit for you.
(475) 244-7556 View (475) 244-7556
Photo of John T Palma, PMHNP, APRN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
John T Palma
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
I'm a compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner that likes to take the appropriate time to get to know the needs and objectives of my clients. I specialize in adults but will see children 13 and older depending on the case. I treat individuals suffering from a variety of conditions, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. I value the input of those I work with and through collaboration we will achieve the best possible outcome.
I'm a compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner that likes to take the appropriate time to get to know the needs and objectives of my clients. I specialize in adults but will see children 13 and older depending on the case. I treat individuals suffering from a variety of conditions, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. I value the input of those I work with and through collaboration we will achieve the best possible outcome.
(203) 404-6074 View (203) 404-6074
Photo of Ajibola Ojo Adekanye, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-B, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ajibola Ojo Adekanye
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518  (Online Only)
My name is Ajibola Adekanye, DNP, PMHNP-BC, I am a board-certified nurse practitioner with over 15 years of experience working with individuals 18 years of age and over who are struggling with general mental health, schizophrenia, self-harm, suicidal ideations, anxiety and panic disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, and OCD. My approach combines medication management with comprehensive psychiatric evaluation tailored to each patient’s needs. I create a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic environment from a diverse, culturally competent background that allows me to treat and heal individual.
My name is Ajibola Adekanye, DNP, PMHNP-BC, I am a board-certified nurse practitioner with over 15 years of experience working with individuals 18 years of age and over who are struggling with general mental health, schizophrenia, self-harm, suicidal ideations, anxiety and panic disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, and OCD. My approach combines medication management with comprehensive psychiatric evaluation tailored to each patient’s needs. I create a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic environment from a diverse, culturally competent background that allows me to treat and heal individual.
(475) 290-6827 View (475) 290-6827

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 06518

< 10

Psychiatrists in 06518 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Sleep or Insomnia
89% Depression
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Cigna and Evernorth
71% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 06518 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 06518?

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.