Psychiatrists in 15241

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Balance Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PHMNP
Verified Verified
Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241  (Online Only)
We understand that you are coming to us at one of the most vulnerable and difficult times in your life. We will listen to your concerns without judgement and offer a safe space to overcome your unique challenges. We are here to help if you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of sadness, irritability, anxious thoughts, or chaotic shifts in your mood. We can assess for ADHD if you feel unable to focus or struggle with completing tasks without distraction. We are experienced in providing trauma informed care.
We understand that you are coming to us at one of the most vulnerable and difficult times in your life. We will listen to your concerns without judgement and offer a safe space to overcome your unique challenges. We are here to help if you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of sadness, irritability, anxious thoughts, or chaotic shifts in your mood. We can assess for ADHD if you feel unable to focus or struggle with completing tasks without distraction. We are experienced in providing trauma informed care.
(412) 274-8510 View (412) 274-8510
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Theresa Webster
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
Are you tired of your addiction defining you? You may be unsure of the way forward, feeling anxious, fearful, angry, and hopelessness. You might not know how your addiction overcame you. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to stop numbing your pain but instead break through it. You are ready to know happiness. Most of all , you are ready to live your life in recovery, without the chains of dependence. Clients come to me looking for a provider who understands there is not one pathway to addiction, because recovery is not one size fits all.
Are you tired of your addiction defining you? You may be unsure of the way forward, feeling anxious, fearful, angry, and hopelessness. You might not know how your addiction overcame you. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to stop numbing your pain but instead break through it. You are ready to know happiness. Most of all , you are ready to live your life in recovery, without the chains of dependence. Clients come to me looking for a provider who understands there is not one pathway to addiction, because recovery is not one size fits all.
(878) 217-0967 View (878) 217-0967
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Ashley Barczok
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Ashley Barczok is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ashland University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University. Ashley likes to take the time to get to know each client as an individual rather than as a diagnosis and works with that individual to find an approach to treatment that works best. She keeps an open door to feedback and concerns at any point. Outside of work, Ashley spends a majority of her home time with her young daughter as she develops and explores her own interests.
Ashley Barczok is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ashland University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University. Ashley likes to take the time to get to know each client as an individual rather than as a diagnosis and works with that individual to find an approach to treatment that works best. She keeps an open door to feedback and concerns at any point. Outside of work, Ashley spends a majority of her home time with her young daughter as she develops and explores her own interests.
(412) 837-0773 View (412) 837-0773
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Samantha Pavlick
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, WHNP
Not Verified Not Verified
Samantha Pavlick is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health NP as well as a Women's Health NP. She earned her MSN at the University of Pennsylvania and post-masters certificate in mental health from Robert Morris University. She has extensive experience in women's health and a special interest in women's behavioral health as well as reproductive psychiatry. She works with women of all ages to address the unique concerns that can present during a woman's life. Samantha is trained in providing TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and Spravato.
Samantha Pavlick is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health NP as well as a Women's Health NP. She earned her MSN at the University of Pennsylvania and post-masters certificate in mental health from Robert Morris University. She has extensive experience in women's health and a special interest in women's behavioral health as well as reproductive psychiatry. She works with women of all ages to address the unique concerns that can present during a woman's life. Samantha is trained in providing TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and Spravato.
(412) 923-6070 View (412) 923-6070
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Burt Singerman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
I greatly enjoy the development of mutual trust in a partnership between a psychiatrist and patient. Without this, progress rarely occurs. I have extensive training in multiple psychotherapeutic techniques and have taught hundreds of psychiatric residents, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and medical students as the past chair of three academic psychiatry departments.
I greatly enjoy the development of mutual trust in a partnership between a psychiatrist and patient. Without this, progress rarely occurs. I have extensive training in multiple psychotherapeutic techniques and have taught hundreds of psychiatric residents, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and medical students as the past chair of three academic psychiatry departments.
(412) 981-1952 View (412) 981-1952

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 15241

< 10

Psychiatrists in 15241 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder
80% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
80% Transgender
80% Medication Management

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 15241 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 15241?

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.