Psychiatrists in 21031

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Ashli Gamber
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cockeysville, MD 21031  (Online Only)
Dr. Ashli Gamber grew up in central Pennsylvania. She attended Juniata College and later earned an MD from Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship training at University of Maryland Medical Center/Sheppard Pratt Hospital. She is board certified in both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry and currently sees adult patients. In her free time, Dr. Gamber enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, cooking/baking, and reading.
Dr. Ashli Gamber grew up in central Pennsylvania. She attended Juniata College and later earned an MD from Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship training at University of Maryland Medical Center/Sheppard Pratt Hospital. She is board certified in both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry and currently sees adult patients. In her free time, Dr. Gamber enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, cooking/baking, and reading.
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Gladstone Psychiatry and Wellness
Psychiatrist, LCSW, MD, CRNP
Verified Verified
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Mental Health Care – For Everyone. At Gladstone Psychiatry, we believe everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health care. We use an individualized approach to help clients get their lives back on track. Our treatment approach is more than just medicine. Our psychiatrists work with you to provide evidence-based treatments, unique to your lifestyle and challenges. We believe in a holistic view of medicine and provide personalized care to each patient, while making it affordable, inclusive and easy to access.
Mental Health Care – For Everyone. At Gladstone Psychiatry, we believe everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health care. We use an individualized approach to help clients get their lives back on track. Our treatment approach is more than just medicine. Our psychiatrists work with you to provide evidence-based treatments, unique to your lifestyle and challenges. We believe in a holistic view of medicine and provide personalized care to each patient, while making it affordable, inclusive and easy to access.
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Kristy Garcia
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Cockeysville, MD 21031
Kristy is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 14 years of health care experience and is nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults across the lifespan in hospital, community, and outpatient settings. Kristy uses a compassionate, patient-centered approach to treatment.
Kristy is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 14 years of health care experience and is nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults across the lifespan in hospital, community, and outpatient settings. Kristy uses a compassionate, patient-centered approach to treatment.
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Dr. Lisa Swords
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
I am a doctoral-prepared, board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who works with children/adolescents/adults with mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse and a variety of other diagnoses. I strive to empower individuals to reach their goals and highest potential. With the development of an individualized treatment plan, I prescribe medications along with providing psychotherapy in my private practice located in Hunt Valley, MD. PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL ONLY (NOT PHONE) SO THAT I MAY ASSIST YOU IN SCHEDULING A NEW PATIENT APPT WITH ME. I ACCEPT THE INSURANCES LISTED BELOW. THANK YOU
I am a doctoral-prepared, board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who works with children/adolescents/adults with mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse and a variety of other diagnoses. I strive to empower individuals to reach their goals and highest potential. With the development of an individualized treatment plan, I prescribe medications along with providing psychotherapy in my private practice located in Hunt Valley, MD. PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL ONLY (NOT PHONE) SO THAT I MAY ASSIST YOU IN SCHEDULING A NEW PATIENT APPT WITH ME. I ACCEPT THE INSURANCES LISTED BELOW. THANK YOU
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Kwesi Codrington
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, MSN, PMHP, CRNP
Verified Verified
Cockeysville, MD 21031
My clients are ages 8 and above and are struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, personality disorders and Schizophrenia. These patients are typically in therapy or seeking therapy and require a provider to manage the medication portion of their treatment plan. These patients are seeking someone to manage their medications and provide supportive therapy.
My clients are ages 8 and above and are struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, personality disorders and Schizophrenia. These patients are typically in therapy or seeking therapy and require a provider to manage the medication portion of their treatment plan. These patients are seeking someone to manage their medications and provide supportive therapy.
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Sara Bortner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMH
Verified Verified
Cockeysville, MD 21031
Dr. Sara Bortner is a native of Maryland and earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health from the University of Maryland. She received her BSN from Towson University. Sara originally started her career as a Registered Nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and COVID-19 relief efforts. Sara is board certified and is trained across the lifespan including, pediatrics and adults, to treat various mental health disorders.
Dr. Sara Bortner is a native of Maryland and earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health from the University of Maryland. She received her BSN from Towson University. Sara originally started her career as a Registered Nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and COVID-19 relief efforts. Sara is board certified and is trained across the lifespan including, pediatrics and adults, to treat various mental health disorders.
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Brittany Ullman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Cockeysville, MD 21031
Brittany Ullman is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her years of experience, she faced numerous situations where understanding and recognizing a patient’s mental health was essential. Brittany has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Her mission is to help and advocate for patients who struggle to be heard and understood, and to manage their treatment with empathy and compassion. In addition to her practical experience, Brittany has a unique ability to connect with individuals, a capacity to understand them, and the empathy to meet them where they are.
Brittany Ullman is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her years of experience, she faced numerous situations where understanding and recognizing a patient’s mental health was essential. Brittany has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Her mission is to help and advocate for patients who struggle to be heard and understood, and to manage their treatment with empathy and compassion. In addition to her practical experience, Brittany has a unique ability to connect with individuals, a capacity to understand them, and the empathy to meet them where they are.
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Kristin Huntley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hunt Valley, MD 21031  (Online Only)
Kristin Huntley is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 14 years of experience in the healthcare field. Kristin is a graduate from Walden University, where she obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing. She has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and psychotic disorders among children, adolescents, and adults.
Kristin Huntley is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 14 years of experience in the healthcare field. Kristin is a graduate from Walden University, where she obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing. She has experience in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and psychotic disorders among children, adolescents, and adults.
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Photo of Donna Martin, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 21031, MD
Donna Martin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Now Accepting New Clients for immediate openings. Donna is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who treats clients of all ages. She received her graduate degree from Frostburg State University and is board certified as a PMHNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. After over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, she decided to become a nurse practitioner. Donna is also a certified nurse case manager with expertise in assisting clients in navigating the healthcare system’s complexities and obtaining the care they need.
Now Accepting New Clients for immediate openings. Donna is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who treats clients of all ages. She received her graduate degree from Frostburg State University and is board certified as a PMHNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. After over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, she decided to become a nurse practitioner. Donna is also a certified nurse case manager with expertise in assisting clients in navigating the healthcare system’s complexities and obtaining the care they need.
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 21031

< 10

Psychiatrists in 21031 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Bipolar Disorder
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
88% Aetna
88% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in 21031 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a psychiatrist in 21031?

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.