Christopher Viagrande NP Psychiatry, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, APRN, NPP-BC Verified
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Offers video visits
Chris began his career at Yale New Haven Hospital in the SICU taking care of those patients with the most complex medical conditions. Chris has spent the past decade practicing psychiatry across the country in the private sector specializing in ADHD, Bipolar, Anxiety and PTSD. Combining his background of internal & holistic medicine with modern psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Chris is able to treat both mind and body in a comprehensive healing process. Minimum session is 30 minutes with Telepsychiatry offered. Chris is also the upstate Medicinal Marijuana Expert treating PTSD & Chronic Pain for all ages.
(518) 255-7908
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Niskayuna, NY 12309
Offers video visits
Chris began his career at Yale New Haven Hospital in the SICU taking care of those patients with the most complex medical conditions. Chris has spent the past decade practicing psychiatry across the country in the private sector specializing in ADHD, Bipolar, Anxiety and PTSD. Combining his background of internal & holistic medicine with modern psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Chris is able to treat both mind and body in a comprehensive healing process. Minimum session is 30 minutes with Telepsychiatry offered. Chris is also the upstate Medicinal Marijuana Expert treating PTSD & Chronic Pain for all ages.
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Sarah Covert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, APRN, NPP-BC Verified
Office is near:
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Offers video visits
During this unprecedented time, mental health treatment is more important then ever. I am here to be your partner in health and well-being. I am a masters prepared, board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. I am able to prescribe medications & treat individual adults suffering with trauma related disorders, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, OCD, mood disorders, & other diagnosis. I develop holistic treatment recommendations which are based on the most up to date evidence, as well as individual needs.
(518) 348-4387
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Office is near:
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Offers video visits
During this unprecedented time, mental health treatment is more important then ever. I am here to be your partner in health and well-being. I am a masters prepared, board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. I am able to prescribe medications & treat individual adults suffering with trauma related disorders, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, OCD, mood disorders, & other diagnosis. I develop holistic treatment recommendations which are based on the most up to date evidence, as well as individual needs.
James Weidel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Schenectady, NY 12309
Offers video visits
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! I'm a double board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner. My clinical experience has involved working with underserved patient populations, refugees, and undocumented migrant workers. I concurrently hold a faculty position at New York University, and my scholarly interests include impulsive behaviors, substance abuse, and the intersection of psychiatric problems with physical and mental well-being. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(646) 630-7958
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Office is near:
Schenectady, NY 12309
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Hello, I look forward to meeting you! I'm a double board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner. My clinical experience has involved working with underserved patient populations, refugees, and undocumented migrant workers. I concurrently hold a faculty position at New York University, and my scholarly interests include impulsive behaviors, substance abuse, and the intersection of psychiatric problems with physical and mental well-being. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
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Ceci Hayes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC Verified
Office is near:
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Ceci Hayes is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 25-years of experience as a registered nurse and over 18-years of experience in mental health. Her goals are to assist individuals achieve their personal and professional aspirations and aid in removing the stigma associated with mental illness. Ceci's approach includes medication management, psycho-educational learning, psychotherapy encompassing DBT, CBT, group and individual therapy. This holistic approach includes exploring biological, social, emotional, occupational, financial, environmental, intellectual, and spiritual factors.
(518) 245-3288
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Office is near:
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Ceci Hayes is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 25-years of experience as a registered nurse and over 18-years of experience in mental health. Her goals are to assist individuals achieve their personal and professional aspirations and aid in removing the stigma associated with mental illness. Ceci's approach includes medication management, psycho-educational learning, psychotherapy encompassing DBT, CBT, group and individual therapy. This holistic approach includes exploring biological, social, emotional, occupational, financial, environmental, intellectual, and spiritual factors.

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 12309 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

12309 Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in 12309 has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in 12309, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. 12309 Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in 12309, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in 12309, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in 12309 as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( 12309). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.