Psychiatrists in 20141

Photo of Gifty Pampuru, LPC, Psychiatric Nurse
Gifty Pampuru
Psychiatric Nurse, LPC
Verified Verified
Round Hill, VA 20141
Life is full of challenges, some easy and some tough! We are equipped with some skillsets to handle them. At times the going can get tricky, and this is where my professional experience can help bridge the gap. I am an RN and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Possessing a mental health nursing background and counseling has equipped me to understand the psychosocial aspect and the medical challenges clients face. My Christian faith has assisted me in meeting clients at the crossroads of their spiritual walk. Being exposed to various cultures has been an asset for me, making it more relatable to the clients.
Life is full of challenges, some easy and some tough! We are equipped with some skillsets to handle them. At times the going can get tricky, and this is where my professional experience can help bridge the gap. I am an RN and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Possessing a mental health nursing background and counseling has equipped me to understand the psychosocial aspect and the medical challenges clients face. My Christian faith has assisted me in meeting clients at the crossroads of their spiritual walk. Being exposed to various cultures has been an asset for me, making it more relatable to the clients.
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Photo of Belinda Walsh, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Belinda Walsh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Round Hill, VA 20141
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
Photo of Michelle Stanley, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Michelle Stanley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Round Hill, VA 20141
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 Carol Harkrader, MD, Psychiatrist
Carol Harkrader
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Round Hill, VA 20141
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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Number of Psychiatrists in 20141

< 10

Psychiatrists in 20141 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
75% ADHD
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Psychosis
75% Bipolar Disorder
75% Medication Management

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 20141 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 20141?

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.