Psychiatrists in 07017

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St. Charles Medical Consult
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , APN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
Evaluation and follow ups is now available vis Telehealth, due to the PANDEMIC. St Charles Medical Consult is dedicated to helping clients with their Mental Health needs. Through comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, customized individual treatment plans, medication management and referrals to appropriate psychiatric services. We help our clients to function better in the quickest possible time. We team up with our clients in working through their issues collaboratively. We accept clients for Suboxone treatment. Call for immediate appointment. Call or Email St, Charles Med Consult, for a free consultation now - (973) 564-0815.
Evaluation and follow ups is now available vis Telehealth, due to the PANDEMIC. St Charles Medical Consult is dedicated to helping clients with their Mental Health needs. Through comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, customized individual treatment plans, medication management and referrals to appropriate psychiatric services. We help our clients to function better in the quickest possible time. We team up with our clients in working through their issues collaboratively. We accept clients for Suboxone treatment. Call for immediate appointment. Call or Email St, Charles Med Consult, for a free consultation now - (973) 564-0815.
(973) 564-0815 View (973) 564-0815
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Happy Hour Therapeutics
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017  (Online Only)
Are you constantly feeling like you can’t catch a break with life’s challenges pulling you in all directions? Are the days increasingly longer and the nights shorter? Are you tossing and turning most nights and wake up exhausted. Are you getting more forgetful, finding it hard to concentrate, or get easily distracted ? Have you noticed a change in appetite with drastic weight fluctuations? Maybe you find yourself crying for no reason and lashing out on people that you love and care for dearly. Have you experienced Trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? Well guess what, You do not have to face these challenges alone!
Are you constantly feeling like you can’t catch a break with life’s challenges pulling you in all directions? Are the days increasingly longer and the nights shorter? Are you tossing and turning most nights and wake up exhausted. Are you getting more forgetful, finding it hard to concentrate, or get easily distracted ? Have you noticed a change in appetite with drastic weight fluctuations? Maybe you find yourself crying for no reason and lashing out on people that you love and care for dearly. Have you experienced Trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? Well guess what, You do not have to face these challenges alone!
(973) 657-5874 View (973) 657-5874
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Luminous Cares, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, MSN, MBA, APN-C
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
Luminous Cares, LLC, is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Provider, an expertise in psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, psychotherapy, medication management, and consultation, from children to adults (including Geriatrics) with psychiatric-mental health concerns. We pride ourselves in providing care dedicated to the spirit, soul and body of the individual; placing compassion, empathy and immediate response to emerging recovery/wellness issues. We maintain a data base of referrals for special therapies and for clients with medical problems. To foster the mental health of our population, we accept other insurances, plus medicare.
Luminous Cares, LLC, is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Provider, an expertise in psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, psychotherapy, medication management, and consultation, from children to adults (including Geriatrics) with psychiatric-mental health concerns. We pride ourselves in providing care dedicated to the spirit, soul and body of the individual; placing compassion, empathy and immediate response to emerging recovery/wellness issues. We maintain a data base of referrals for special therapies and for clients with medical problems. To foster the mental health of our population, we accept other insurances, plus medicare.
(862) 505-2141 View (862) 505-2141
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Rafia Grooms
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
I am a nurse practitioner board certified in family medicine(FNP) and mental Health(PMHNP).
I am a nurse practitioner board certified in family medicine(FNP) and mental Health(PMHNP).
(856) 658-1890 View (856) 658-1890
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Calvin George
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients throughout New Jersey! Do you ever wonder if what you're feeling is normal? Are you getting forgetful? Do you find it hard to concentrate, or get easily distracted? Or maybe it's hard to get out of bed in the morning. Do you lack motivation to participate in life activities? Are you sometimes tearful for no reason? Is it hard to fall asleep? Do you wake up multiple times at night which leaves you feeling exhausted the next day? Have you experienced trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? You do not have to face these challenges alone! I would love to help. I can provide that hand to support you.
Accepting new patients throughout New Jersey! Do you ever wonder if what you're feeling is normal? Are you getting forgetful? Do you find it hard to concentrate, or get easily distracted? Or maybe it's hard to get out of bed in the morning. Do you lack motivation to participate in life activities? Are you sometimes tearful for no reason? Is it hard to fall asleep? Do you wake up multiple times at night which leaves you feeling exhausted the next day? Have you experienced trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? You do not have to face these challenges alone! I would love to help. I can provide that hand to support you.
(908) 498-9537 View (908) 498-9537
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Glorious Dawn Mental Health Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner in New Jersey and New York. My passion is driven by my desire to see everyone do well. I have always been guided by my belief that I will only be judged by the success/recovery of my patients. My goal is to foster healing and provide quality evidence-based mental health care services for patients and their families. The core focus of our care is patient-driven.
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner in New Jersey and New York. My passion is driven by my desire to see everyone do well. I have always been guided by my belief that I will only be judged by the success/recovery of my patients. My goal is to foster healing and provide quality evidence-based mental health care services for patients and their families. The core focus of our care is patient-driven.
(908) 774-9062 View (908) 774-9062
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Dr. Michael Olukotun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017  (Online Only)
Mental illness can be debilitating and negatively impact the lives of individuals. I believe treatment and healing can occur, if individuals are given the proper care and support. My goal is that every individual receives care in a collaborative and supportive context, which will empower them and produce positive treatment outcomes.
Mental illness can be debilitating and negatively impact the lives of individuals. I believe treatment and healing can occur, if individuals are given the proper care and support. My goal is that every individual receives care in a collaborative and supportive context, which will empower them and produce positive treatment outcomes.
(609) 806-5527 View (609) 806-5527
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Ayodele Green
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. After I completed Medical School at Temple University in PA, I matriculated to a Psychiatry Residency at Harlem Hospital, NY and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship in Newark, NJ. I have been seeing both adults, Children and Adolescents providing psychotherapy as well as medication management.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. After I completed Medical School at Temple University in PA, I matriculated to a Psychiatry Residency at Harlem Hospital, NY and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship in Newark, NJ. I have been seeing both adults, Children and Adolescents providing psychotherapy as well as medication management.
(862) 375-4992 View (862) 375-4992
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Vida-Lynn Asiamah-Asare
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in New Jersey. I received my Master's degree from Rutgers University, my graduate master's certification from Walden University, and my Doctor of Nursing degree from Chatham University.
Hi! I'm a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in New Jersey. I received my Master's degree from Rutgers University, my graduate master's certification from Walden University, and my Doctor of Nursing degree from Chatham University.
(609) 834-4984 View (609) 834-4984
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Nerisa Bryan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017  (Online Only)
I grew up witnessing people with mental illness being teased and physically abused on the streets by the people around them. Seeing some of our most vulnerable population being mistreated in this way left an indelible impression on me and I believe that experience, in part, influenced my decision to enter a profession that was all about caring for others.
I grew up witnessing people with mental illness being teased and physically abused on the streets by the people around them. Seeing some of our most vulnerable population being mistreated in this way left an indelible impression on me and I believe that experience, in part, influenced my decision to enter a profession that was all about caring for others.
(862) 375-4585 View (862) 375-4585
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Lavanya Kamineni
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Orange, NJ 07017  (Online Only)
I am dual-certified Family nurse practitioner and Psychiatric Mental health nurse practitioner with over 7 years of experience caring for patients in variety of clinical settings including primary care and internal medicine. For more than a year, I am taking care of patients with Depression, anxiety, mood disorders and ADHD thru Telepsychiatry.
I am dual-certified Family nurse practitioner and Psychiatric Mental health nurse practitioner with over 7 years of experience caring for patients in variety of clinical settings including primary care and internal medicine. For more than a year, I am taking care of patients with Depression, anxiety, mood disorders and ADHD thru Telepsychiatry.
(908) 987-3089 View (908) 987-3089
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Abimbola Otufale
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Abby. Are you constantly feeling like you're in the eye of a storm, with life's challenges pulling you in all directions? Is balancing your relationships, work, and personal well-being becoming increasingly difficult? Do you find it hard to give yourself the kindness and care you deserve? I guide people battling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, stress, and anger toward achieving a better quality of life. Together, we'll identify the aspects of your life that are causing distress and help set you back on the path toward balance.
Hi there, I'm Abby. Are you constantly feeling like you're in the eye of a storm, with life's challenges pulling you in all directions? Is balancing your relationships, work, and personal well-being becoming increasingly difficult? Do you find it hard to give yourself the kindness and care you deserve? I guide people battling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, stress, and anger toward achieving a better quality of life. Together, we'll identify the aspects of your life that are causing distress and help set you back on the path toward balance.
(973) 314-2502 View (973) 314-2502
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Ablehealthcare
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC, APRN
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
I'm a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in working with adults in behavioral health. Funmi's experience in adults diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, mood, and anxiety disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and PTSD. I have devoted 21 years of experience in treating patients with mental health. Practicing kindness and compassion has been essential. Able health care accepting Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna Optum UBH, Oxford Health Plan, Compsych, Maritain, Multiplan for New York, and self cash payment.
I'm a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in working with adults in behavioral health. Funmi's experience in adults diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, mood, and anxiety disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and PTSD. I have devoted 21 years of experience in treating patients with mental health. Practicing kindness and compassion has been essential. Able health care accepting Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna Optum UBH, Oxford Health Plan, Compsych, Maritain, Multiplan for New York, and self cash payment.
(718) 550-7759 View (718) 550-7759
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Henry Ibitokun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
I am currently accepting new patients, and an ideal client is a patient seeking psychiatric care and mental health services who is willing to be dedicated, devoted, and involved in their treatment plan and overall success. I am a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Family Nurse practitioner, and Adult and Gerontology Nurse practitioner, focusing on providing evidence-based, patient-centered, and culturally appropriate care to all patients.
I am currently accepting new patients, and an ideal client is a patient seeking psychiatric care and mental health services who is willing to be dedicated, devoted, and involved in their treatment plan and overall success. I am a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Family Nurse practitioner, and Adult and Gerontology Nurse practitioner, focusing on providing evidence-based, patient-centered, and culturally appropriate care to all patients.
(908) 651-9974 View (908) 651-9974
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Grace Medical Consult
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
Grace Medical Consult (GMC), is a Psychiatric Mental Health Provider, in which the pioneer (Dr. A) has over 19 years' experience working with clients of different types of diagnoses; Psychotic disorders, Bipolar disorders, Depression, Mood disorders, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Comorbidity, Crisis Intervention, Stress Management, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Drug Addiction, and Pharmacology/Medication Management in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Grace Medical Consult (GMC), is a Psychiatric Mental Health Provider, in which the pioneer (Dr. A) has over 19 years' experience working with clients of different types of diagnoses; Psychotic disorders, Bipolar disorders, Depression, Mood disorders, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Comorbidity, Crisis Intervention, Stress Management, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Drug Addiction, and Pharmacology/Medication Management in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
(973) 512-4432 View (973) 512-4432
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Murla Ecclesiaste
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017  (Online Only)
Greetings! I am Murla, Do you experience lack of motivation, hopelessness and sadness? Do you feel overwhelmed with tasks? Are you dealing with anxiety that leaves you incapacitated? Are mood swings keeping you from reaching your best potential?
Greetings! I am Murla, Do you experience lack of motivation, hopelessness and sadness? Do you feel overwhelmed with tasks? Are you dealing with anxiety that leaves you incapacitated? Are mood swings keeping you from reaching your best potential?
(973) 319-8708 View (973) 319-8708
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RIMU health and Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
At RIMU Health we acknowledge the pandemic has greatly impacted mental and general health of our society. We strive to address these challenges by making mental and general health care easily accessible through tele health or tele medicine on our HIPPA compliant Platform. Our services are easily accessible on a computers, smartphones or tablets.
At RIMU Health we acknowledge the pandemic has greatly impacted mental and general health of our society. We strive to address these challenges by making mental and general health care easily accessible through tele health or tele medicine on our HIPPA compliant Platform. Our services are easily accessible on a computers, smartphones or tablets.
(609) 451-1960 View (609) 451-1960
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Pauline Ekeh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017
I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner licensed and board certified in the state of New Jersey to provide psychiatric care for clients with mental illness. I have experience with a wide variety of individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma and grief/loss. I have experience with adolescents and adults from different cultures and backgrounds. I am pleased to support my clients through difficult mental health symptoms, and I bring knowledgeable and compassionate perspectives to client care.
I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner licensed and board certified in the state of New Jersey to provide psychiatric care for clients with mental illness. I have experience with a wide variety of individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma and grief/loss. I have experience with adolescents and adults from different cultures and backgrounds. I am pleased to support my clients through difficult mental health symptoms, and I bring knowledgeable and compassionate perspectives to client care.
(551) 282-9691 View (551) 282-9691
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Ngozi Nkemka
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Orange, NJ 07017
I can't say that I have an ideal client, as every client presents with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. Therefore, my goal is not just to help my clients deal with their mental health issues. I provide an environment where they can restore and maintain a healthy state of mind. Graduating from Monmouth University, I have more than 18 years of healthcare and nursing experience. I bring empathy, an easygoing communication style, and sense of humor, making it easy for me to talk to patients and family members.
I can't say that I have an ideal client, as every client presents with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. Therefore, my goal is not just to help my clients deal with their mental health issues. I provide an environment where they can restore and maintain a healthy state of mind. Graduating from Monmouth University, I have more than 18 years of healthcare and nursing experience. I bring empathy, an easygoing communication style, and sense of humor, making it easy for me to talk to patients and family members.
(609) 757-8364 View (609) 757-8364
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Oluchi Eke
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
East Orange, NJ 07017  (Online Only)
With my background in nursing, I have acquired a broad range of skills and experiences that allow me to effectively assess, diagnose, and manage various mental health conditions. I approach care with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to working collaboratively with patients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals to identify and address their unique needs and optimize their treatment outcomes.
With my background in nursing, I have acquired a broad range of skills and experiences that allow me to effectively assess, diagnose, and manage various mental health conditions. I approach care with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to working collaboratively with patients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals to identify and address their unique needs and optimize their treatment outcomes.
(973) 352-0841 View (973) 352-0841

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 07017

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in 07017 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
95% Anxiety
91% Bipolar Disorder
82% ADHD
73% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
73% Trauma and PTSD
55% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 07017 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 07017?

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.