Psychiatrists in 06905

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Tom Knightly
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stamford, CT 06905
I am board-certified in general psychiatry as well as fellowship-trained in advanced treatments including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Additionally, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where I work as a member of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. Our lab is responsible for developing and implementing cutting edge psychiatric treatments. I bring this experience to my clinic where I am able to provide these cutting edge, highly-effective and fast-acting treatments to those who suffer with mental health.
I am board-certified in general psychiatry as well as fellowship-trained in advanced treatments including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Additionally, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where I work as a member of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. Our lab is responsible for developing and implementing cutting edge psychiatric treatments. I bring this experience to my clinic where I am able to provide these cutting edge, highly-effective and fast-acting treatments to those who suffer with mental health.
(475) 244-6680 View (475) 244-6680
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Evolve Brain Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Stamford, CT 06905
If you struggle with Depression or OCD, Evolve is the right choice for you. We are the next generation of mental health care. We provide the most effective, cutting-edge mental health treatment. Period. We believe everyone deserves to benefit from the best treatments that the field of psychiatry has to offer. Currently, our focus is to use Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), to achieve outcomes that far surpass those seen with typical psychiatric medications and therapy. TMS gets to the root of the problem by directly targeting and treating the cause of a particular mental illness.
If you struggle with Depression or OCD, Evolve is the right choice for you. We are the next generation of mental health care. We provide the most effective, cutting-edge mental health treatment. Period. We believe everyone deserves to benefit from the best treatments that the field of psychiatry has to offer. Currently, our focus is to use Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), to achieve outcomes that far surpass those seen with typical psychiatric medications and therapy. TMS gets to the root of the problem by directly targeting and treating the cause of a particular mental illness.
(203) 642-1929 View (203) 642-1929
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Simmi S Narula
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified
Stamford, CT 06905
My mission is to assist in raising a generation that is healthier than today by taking steps towards wellness every day!! I understand the challenges of Teens and young adults going through major transitions in life. First and second-generation immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. They have additional stressors due to their cultural and language differences. I provide support to them in a therapeutic environment
My mission is to assist in raising a generation that is healthier than today by taking steps towards wellness every day!! I understand the challenges of Teens and young adults going through major transitions in life. First and second-generation immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. They have additional stressors due to their cultural and language differences. I provide support to them in a therapeutic environment
(475) 255-7124 View (475) 255-7124
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Dr. Merrill Mathew
Psychiatrist
Verified
Stamford, CT 06905
Welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step! Simply put, my practice philosophy is treating the whole person and doing what is in the best interest of the patient. I understand that each individual is unique so it is important to take the time with each person to discuss their goals, and understand their strengths and challenges. My approach is to provide compassionate and collaborative care, developing a personalized treatment plan that works specifically for you. We will work together to explore your mental, physical, and emotional health.
Welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step! Simply put, my practice philosophy is treating the whole person and doing what is in the best interest of the patient. I understand that each individual is unique so it is important to take the time with each person to discuss their goals, and understand their strengths and challenges. My approach is to provide compassionate and collaborative care, developing a personalized treatment plan that works specifically for you. We will work together to explore your mental, physical, and emotional health.
(203) 496-4670 View (203) 496-4670
Photo of Dr. Simbiat (Dr. Sim) Oladiran-Adighije, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 06905, CT
Dr. Simbiat (Dr. Sim) Oladiran-Adighije
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stamford, CT 06905  (Online Only)
Introducing Dr. Sim: Your Partner in Mental Health and Well-being! Looking for expert guidance and support on your mental health journey? Meet Dr. Simbiat Oladiran-Adighije, affectionately known as Dr. Sim! With over 15 years of experience, she's your go-to professional specializing in Adult ADHD, Anxiety disorders, Mood Disorders (Depressive disorders & Bipolar disorders), Perinatal psychiatry, and comorbid mental disorders. Dr. Sim is not your average clinician—she's a trailblazer! Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University with her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Nursing,
Introducing Dr. Sim: Your Partner in Mental Health and Well-being! Looking for expert guidance and support on your mental health journey? Meet Dr. Simbiat Oladiran-Adighije, affectionately known as Dr. Sim! With over 15 years of experience, she's your go-to professional specializing in Adult ADHD, Anxiety disorders, Mood Disorders (Depressive disorders & Bipolar disorders), Perinatal psychiatry, and comorbid mental disorders. Dr. Sim is not your average clinician—she's a trailblazer! Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University with her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Nursing,
(877) 803-5342 View (877) 803-5342
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Francis J Hamilton
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Stamford, CT 06905
Not accepting new clients
I have been in solo private practice since 1998 after retiring from Norwalk Hospital, where I had a range of experiences, specializing in the Consultation Service to medical patients, including the Whittingham Cancer Center. My focus now is on anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and psychosomatic issues. I also see senior patients. I enjoy the challenge of identifying the various factors which combine to create emotional crisis and disorder.
I have been in solo private practice since 1998 after retiring from Norwalk Hospital, where I had a range of experiences, specializing in the Consultation Service to medical patients, including the Whittingham Cancer Center. My focus now is on anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and psychosomatic issues. I also see senior patients. I enjoy the challenge of identifying the various factors which combine to create emotional crisis and disorder.
(203) 399-0683 View (203) 399-0683
Photo of Dianna Smith, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 06905, CT
Dianna Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stamford, CT 06905
Dianna Smith, MSN, PMHNP-B is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with more than 10 years of professional nursing experience caring for psychiatric, mental health/behavioral, developmental/intellectual disability, and substance abuse clients in the community and acute settings. She loves providing direct care and values her expanded capacity to serve as a Provider.
Dianna Smith, MSN, PMHNP-B is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with more than 10 years of professional nursing experience caring for psychiatric, mental health/behavioral, developmental/intellectual disability, and substance abuse clients in the community and acute settings. She loves providing direct care and values her expanded capacity to serve as a Provider.
(919) 948-1213 View (919) 948-1213

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 06905

< 10

Psychiatrists in 06905 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
86% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
71% Anxiety
57% Grief
57% Trauma and PTSD
57% Bipolar Disorder
57% Medication Management

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in 06905 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Male
40% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 06905?

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.