Psychiatrists in 11782

Photo of Anne V. Saunders, MS, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Anne V. Saunders
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Sayville, NY 11782
Not accepting new clients
I am a Psychiatric Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry, for over 20 years. I have specialized in crisis intervention, brief interventional counseling, with particular emphasis on Mood Disorders, and medication management. My approach to care is through use of psychotherapy, motivational interviewing and holistic therapies. Of course, therapy will always be a partnership with you choosing the direction of your care. In all of our lives, there are times of stress, which produces anxiety and sometimes depression, and the most effective form of help is through professional intervention in a secure and private environment.
I am a Psychiatric Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry, for over 20 years. I have specialized in crisis intervention, brief interventional counseling, with particular emphasis on Mood Disorders, and medication management. My approach to care is through use of psychotherapy, motivational interviewing and holistic therapies. Of course, therapy will always be a partnership with you choosing the direction of your care. In all of our lives, there are times of stress, which produces anxiety and sometimes depression, and the most effective form of help is through professional intervention in a secure and private environment.
(631) 290-7322 View (631) 290-7322
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Deborah A Cosgrove
Psychiatric Nurse, MS, PMHCNS-, BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sayville, NY 11782
Has someone suggested that you may need to take medication for what you're experiencing? Scary thought for most people. I'm a Nurse Practitioner with advanced training in therapy and medication management of all mood disorders. I strongly believe that total remission of your symptoms is possible. Research has shown that therapy in addition to medications for those who need them works best. Medication is prescribed as a last resort. I don't take prescribing medication lightly and do not believe in a one pill cure-all. There are many options we can explore.
Has someone suggested that you may need to take medication for what you're experiencing? Scary thought for most people. I'm a Nurse Practitioner with advanced training in therapy and medication management of all mood disorders. I strongly believe that total remission of your symptoms is possible. Research has shown that therapy in addition to medications for those who need them works best. Medication is prescribed as a last resort. I don't take prescribing medication lightly and do not believe in a one pill cure-all. There are many options we can explore.
(516) 715-4380 View (516) 715-4380
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Susan M Trees
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Sayville, NY 11782  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric NP treating adolescents and adults. 18 years of diversified Nursing experience afforded me the opportunity to cultivate my passion for Psychiatry. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, impulse disorders, and psychosis. I offer compassionate and comprehensive services to all who are seeking a safe and therapeutic environment toward a goal of optimal mental health and wellness. Our treatment approach will be more than medication management. It will be a collaborative one; working together to develop an individualized treatment plan to address your needs.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric NP treating adolescents and adults. 18 years of diversified Nursing experience afforded me the opportunity to cultivate my passion for Psychiatry. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, impulse disorders, and psychosis. I offer compassionate and comprehensive services to all who are seeking a safe and therapeutic environment toward a goal of optimal mental health and wellness. Our treatment approach will be more than medication management. It will be a collaborative one; working together to develop an individualized treatment plan to address your needs.
(631) 302-7570 View (631) 302-7570
Photo of Erik Collins - Headway, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Headway
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Sayville, NY 11782  (Online Only)
Hello there, my name is Erik Collins, I’m a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; trained at Stony Brook University to integrate theory and evidence-based practice across a continuum of life stages. In a nutshell it means that I can prescribe medication or provide therapy that is up-to-date with the latest evidence available. My practice tends to lean more towards my prescriptive privileges versus talk therapy exclusively; however, to holistically manage your care I try to integrate both modalities to address your individualized needs.
Hello there, my name is Erik Collins, I’m a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; trained at Stony Brook University to integrate theory and evidence-based practice across a continuum of life stages. In a nutshell it means that I can prescribe medication or provide therapy that is up-to-date with the latest evidence available. My practice tends to lean more towards my prescriptive privileges versus talk therapy exclusively; however, to holistically manage your care I try to integrate both modalities to address your individualized needs.
(631) 856-7298 View (631) 856-7298
Photo of Marie C. Patton, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Marie C. Patton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sayville, NY 11782  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Self-care is important to the overall wellbeing and health of an individual. Seeking assistance in sorting out day-to-day issues that impact your ability to attain your goals is the first step in working toward them. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, worried and sometimes depressed? I understand. Have a child or teen who is afraid, overwhelmed, moody and sometimes irritable? I understand that also. We all have experiences that have shaped who we are today. You are important and you have a story to tell. I am here to listen to yours and to be of service to you.
Self-care is important to the overall wellbeing and health of an individual. Seeking assistance in sorting out day-to-day issues that impact your ability to attain your goals is the first step in working toward them. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, worried and sometimes depressed? I understand. Have a child or teen who is afraid, overwhelmed, moody and sometimes irritable? I understand that also. We all have experiences that have shaped who we are today. You are important and you have a story to tell. I am here to listen to yours and to be of service to you.
(631) 318-4996 View (631) 318-4996

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 11782

< 10

Psychiatrists in 11782 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Medication Management
80% Bipolar Disorder
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Oxford

How Psychiatrists in 11782 see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 11782?

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.