Psychiatrists in 20132

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Belinda Walsh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Purcellville, VA 20132
Belinda Walsh is a licensed and board-certified as a nurse practitioner in both psychiatric-mental health (PMHNP) and women's health (WHNP). She received a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Virginia in 1997. She received a bachelor's in Nursing and a master's degree in Women's Health nurse practitioner in 2000 from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2016, she received her post-master's degree in Psychiatric Mental Health from Virginia Commonwealth University after realizing the strong need for mental health care for obstetric patients.
Belinda Walsh is a licensed and board-certified as a nurse practitioner in both psychiatric-mental health (PMHNP) and women's health (WHNP). She received a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Virginia in 1997. She received a bachelor's in Nursing and a master's degree in Women's Health nurse practitioner in 2000 from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2016, she received her post-master's degree in Psychiatric Mental Health from Virginia Commonwealth University after realizing the strong need for mental health care for obstetric patients.
(540) 452-9275 View (540) 452-9275
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Michelle Stanley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Purcellville, VA 20132
Michelle lives, and has lived in the Shenandoah Valley area most of her life. She received her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Shepherd College, followed by her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Old Dominion University, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University. Michelle is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner licensed to serve in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. She has been a registered nurse for greater than 25 years.
Michelle lives, and has lived in the Shenandoah Valley area most of her life. She received her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Shepherd College, followed by her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Old Dominion University, and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University. Michelle is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner licensed to serve in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. She has been a registered nurse for greater than 25 years.
(540) 755-3480 View (540) 755-3480
Photo of Aurelio S Zerla, MD, Psychiatrist
Aurelio S Zerla
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Purcellville, VA 20132  (Online Only)
I am a board certified psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst. I have a wealth of experience in treating patients with psychotherapy and medication. I have helped many people suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, self defeating patters, and more. I am highly qualified in psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy, with special expertise in mindfulness meditation, yoga breathing, relaxation techniques. I approach each person as a unique individual, with an empathic, compassionate, and affirming attitude. License: MD and VA
I am a board certified psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst. I have a wealth of experience in treating patients with psychotherapy and medication. I have helped many people suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, self defeating patters, and more. I am highly qualified in psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy, with special expertise in mindfulness meditation, yoga breathing, relaxation techniques. I approach each person as a unique individual, with an empathic, compassionate, and affirming attitude. License: MD and VA
(540) 202-1810 View (540) 202-1810
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Carol Harkrader
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Purcellville, VA 20132
Dr. Harkrader grew up in Virginia and attended the University of Virginia Medical School. For over thirty years, she had a private practice of General Psychiatry in Loudoun County, VA. After closing that practice at the end of 2021, she joined Lifestance to work as primarily as a Consultant and supervisor of Psychiatric Nurse practitioners.
Dr. Harkrader grew up in Virginia and attended the University of Virginia Medical School. For over thirty years, she had a private practice of General Psychiatry in Loudoun County, VA. After closing that practice at the end of 2021, she joined Lifestance to work as primarily as a Consultant and supervisor of Psychiatric Nurse practitioners.
(540) 502-4390 View (540) 502-4390
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Katie Youngman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-C, FNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Purcellville, VA 20132
I work with patients with a variety of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and issues with attention and focus. I provide evaluation and diagnosis for ADD/ADHD for adults and for children age 10 and up. As a dual-board certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner, I am able to offer a holistic approach to treatment in order to achieve optimal physical and mental health. I offer a personalized approach to my patients, tailoring the treatment plan to achieve the specific goals of each patient. I accept most major insurance plans. For more information, or to request an appointment: www.blueridgebha.com
I work with patients with a variety of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and issues with attention and focus. I provide evaluation and diagnosis for ADD/ADHD for adults and for children age 10 and up. As a dual-board certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner, I am able to offer a holistic approach to treatment in order to achieve optimal physical and mental health. I offer a personalized approach to my patients, tailoring the treatment plan to achieve the specific goals of each patient. I accept most major insurance plans. For more information, or to request an appointment: www.blueridgebha.com
(540) 755-3597 View (540) 755-3597
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Rhea Mehra
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Purcellville, VA 20132
Our practice offers medication management for psychiatric conditions that benefit from psychotropic medications. We believe in an integrative approach in treating psychiatric conditions when possible. Conditions treated are ADHD,Anxiety,depression,Bipolar disorder & Schizophrenia. Suboxone treatment for opiate addiction is also offered. Our practice is not ideal for clients seeking " talk therapy only". Patients are encouraged to contact licensed clinical social workers or psychologists if they are seeking therapy only. PLEASE CALL 703-774-3234 for appointments at the Sterling & Alexandria office Email- newclients@drrheamehramd.com
Our practice offers medication management for psychiatric conditions that benefit from psychotropic medications. We believe in an integrative approach in treating psychiatric conditions when possible. Conditions treated are ADHD,Anxiety,depression,Bipolar disorder & Schizophrenia. Suboxone treatment for opiate addiction is also offered. Our practice is not ideal for clients seeking " talk therapy only". Patients are encouraged to contact licensed clinical social workers or psychologists if they are seeking therapy only. PLEASE CALL 703-774-3234 for appointments at the Sterling & Alexandria office Email- newclients@drrheamehramd.com
(703) 468-8209 View (703) 468-8209

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Number of Psychiatrists in 20132

< 10

Psychiatrists in 20132 who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% ADHD
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Medication Management
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Psychosis

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% TRICARE

How Psychiatrists in 20132 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 20132?

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.