Psychiatrists in 20019

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Comprehensive Health and Behavioral services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMH
Verified
Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
Dr. Renata Nkeze is a Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, licensed in Maryland and Washington D.C. She has worked in inpatient and out-patient mental health settings. ​She is qualified to diagnose, and treat a wide range of mental health illness across the lifespan. She has experience treating patients with Bipolar disorder and mood disorders, Schizophrenia, anxiety, OCD, depression, and ADHD, Trauma and PTSD. through active listening, Dr Nkeze is able to evaluate, diagnosed and treat patient. Appointments are mostly through Tele-health
Dr. Renata Nkeze is a Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, licensed in Maryland and Washington D.C. She has worked in inpatient and out-patient mental health settings. ​She is qualified to diagnose, and treat a wide range of mental health illness across the lifespan. She has experience treating patients with Bipolar disorder and mood disorders, Schizophrenia, anxiety, OCD, depression, and ADHD, Trauma and PTSD. through active listening, Dr Nkeze is able to evaluate, diagnosed and treat patient. Appointments are mostly through Tele-health
(202) 964-9248 View (202) 964-9248
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Diamond Behavioral Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, APRN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
Welcome to Diamond Behavioral Services, where clients are treated with respect and dignity using evidence-based practices and individualized plans of care, with the goal of tailoring each patient's treatments based on his or her individual needs while implementing evidence-based treatment to promote mental health.
Welcome to Diamond Behavioral Services, where clients are treated with respect and dignity using evidence-based practices and individualized plans of care, with the goal of tailoring each patient's treatments based on his or her individual needs while implementing evidence-based treatment to promote mental health.
(202) 953-3345 View (202) 953-3345
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Isoke Baptiste
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
Hello potential gardener! My name is Isoke Baptiste, founder of The Wellness Garden. I’m a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner with a holistic approach to health, which means, when consulted, I touch upon every area of your life. As a mother, an inherent caregiver, a constant gardener and a human above all else, I take pride in seeing the full humanity in people. I also recognize the role systems play in our internal worlds and the lives we lead, which is why I prioritize equal access, personalized care and patient education in my practice.
Hello potential gardener! My name is Isoke Baptiste, founder of The Wellness Garden. I’m a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner with a holistic approach to health, which means, when consulted, I touch upon every area of your life. As a mother, an inherent caregiver, a constant gardener and a human above all else, I take pride in seeing the full humanity in people. I also recognize the role systems play in our internal worlds and the lives we lead, which is why I prioritize equal access, personalized care and patient education in my practice.
(202) 519-5304 View (202) 519-5304
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Dr. Tai Ajani
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC
Verified
Washington, DC 20019
Dr. Tai Ajani, DNP, PMHNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC is doctoral-prepared, dual board-certified in psychiatric mental health and adult gerontology nurse practitioner. She has more than 20 years of experience as a healthcare provider and has delivered high-quality health care to multicultural patients in outpatient and inpatient settings. At MindBodyPinnacle Health in Maryland, she offers holistic psychiatric care to individuals over the age 13 years.
Dr. Tai Ajani, DNP, PMHNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC is doctoral-prepared, dual board-certified in psychiatric mental health and adult gerontology nurse practitioner. She has more than 20 years of experience as a healthcare provider and has delivered high-quality health care to multicultural patients in outpatient and inpatient settings. At MindBodyPinnacle Health in Maryland, she offers holistic psychiatric care to individuals over the age 13 years.
(866) 747-2239 View (866) 747-2239
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Georgina Rose Chidaushe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC
Verified
Washington, DC 20019
Hello, I'm Rose! I’m currently accepting new patients! I am board-certified and licensed in Virginia and Washington DC. Having worked in a psychiatric hospital, partial hospitalization program (PHP) and out patient office; I have extensive experience working with adults, children and adolescents to manage depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, autism spectrum and OCD. Prior to graduating as a nurse practitioner, I had 12 years nursing experience working in neurology, psychiatry, hospice and pain management.
Hello, I'm Rose! I’m currently accepting new patients! I am board-certified and licensed in Virginia and Washington DC. Having worked in a psychiatric hospital, partial hospitalization program (PHP) and out patient office; I have extensive experience working with adults, children and adolescents to manage depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, autism spectrum and OCD. Prior to graduating as a nurse practitioner, I had 12 years nursing experience working in neurology, psychiatry, hospice and pain management.
(202) 952-5645 View (202) 952-5645
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Beatus Healthcare Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified
Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
My ideal client is that individual who may be struggling with a mental health issue, a client that needs care and support, who is willing to participate in this transformation journey and a quest to live a happier life. My ideal clients want compassionate, high quality, non-judgemental mental health care because that's fundamentally what they deserve.
My ideal client is that individual who may be struggling with a mental health issue, a client that needs care and support, who is willing to participate in this transformation journey and a quest to live a happier life. My ideal clients want compassionate, high quality, non-judgemental mental health care because that's fundamentally what they deserve.
(301) 298-2971 View (301) 298-2971
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Malcolm Cook
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
I am a native Bronx, New Yorker with over 20 years of healthcare experience. I hold dual board certifications in Psychiatry and Family Medicine from the AANP and ANCC. Growing up in a large, multi-cultural environment, I feel comfortable communicating with people from all races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. In January 2020, I decided to pursue my dream of starting my own practice to deliver quality mental health services with a "personal touch". At Platinum Behavioral Health, we provide empathic, holistic care. We work hard to understand the needs of our patients and their relationships with family and community.
I am a native Bronx, New Yorker with over 20 years of healthcare experience. I hold dual board certifications in Psychiatry and Family Medicine from the AANP and ANCC. Growing up in a large, multi-cultural environment, I feel comfortable communicating with people from all races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. In January 2020, I decided to pursue my dream of starting my own practice to deliver quality mental health services with a "personal touch". At Platinum Behavioral Health, we provide empathic, holistic care. We work hard to understand the needs of our patients and their relationships with family and community.
(202) 991-4876 View (202) 991-4876

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Number of Psychiatrists in 20019

< 10

Psychiatrists in 20019 who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Bipolar Disorder
86% Medication Management
71% ADHD
71% Sleep or Insomnia
57% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
86% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 20019 see their clients

71% Online Only
29% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 20019?

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.