Psychiatrists in 22039

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Nancy M Clayton
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new patients for outpatient psychiatric assessment, individual psychotherapy, and medication management via telehealth for adults in Virginia and Maryland. While I am an experienced psychopharmacologist, I consider medication more of an adjunct than a stand-alone treatment in most circumstances. Meaningful, lasting change is achieved largely through the collaborative work of psychotherapy – whether with me or another provider. Medication can play an important role, however, in regulating one’s over- or under-active nervous system to facilitate engagement in this transformative work.
I am currently accepting new patients for outpatient psychiatric assessment, individual psychotherapy, and medication management via telehealth for adults in Virginia and Maryland. While I am an experienced psychopharmacologist, I consider medication more of an adjunct than a stand-alone treatment in most circumstances. Meaningful, lasting change is achieved largely through the collaborative work of psychotherapy – whether with me or another provider. Medication can play an important role, however, in regulating one’s over- or under-active nervous system to facilitate engagement in this transformative work.
(571) 454-9603 View (571) 454-9603
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Catherine Ben Agu
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
Catherine Ben-Agu is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. who has more than 10 years of experience in psychiatry. Catherine partners with children, adolescents, adults, as well as geriatric clients who seek help with diverse psychiatric problems. She specializes in facilitating significant improvement in her clients’ present symptoms through proper assessment, accurate diagnoses, prescriptions, treatment, and evaluation.
Catherine Ben-Agu is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. who has more than 10 years of experience in psychiatry. Catherine partners with children, adolescents, adults, as well as geriatric clients who seek help with diverse psychiatric problems. She specializes in facilitating significant improvement in her clients’ present symptoms through proper assessment, accurate diagnoses, prescriptions, treatment, and evaluation.
(571) 536-7357 View (571) 536-7357
New River Valley Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
I like to help each individual to explore their potentials and strengths, improve their inner coping capacity and restore the homeostasis of the mind, brain, body and life.
I like to help each individual to explore their potentials and strengths, improve their inner coping capacity and restore the homeostasis of the mind, brain, body and life.
(540) 251-7592 View (540) 251-7592
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, NP
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients in Virginia for telehealth visits and medication management. I am board-certified treat Children and Adults. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. Offering affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups $99. Accepting some insurances.
Accepting new patients in Virginia for telehealth visits and medication management. I am board-certified treat Children and Adults. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. Offering affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups $99. Accepting some insurances.
(802) 210-1802 View (802) 210-1802
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Emma Boateng
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
Dr. Emma Boateng is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 13 years of nursing practice. Emma has extensive experience in mental health, psycho-education, patient care, and chronic pain management. She uses evidence-based practice to achieve patient goals. Emma treats various conditions including depression, ADHD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, anger, relationship issues, grief/loss, stress, OCD, and eating disorders. Emma believes every person is unique, creating individualized care plans for her clients. She puts her patients first and provides respectful care.
Dr. Emma Boateng is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 13 years of nursing practice. Emma has extensive experience in mental health, psycho-education, patient care, and chronic pain management. She uses evidence-based practice to achieve patient goals. Emma treats various conditions including depression, ADHD, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, anger, relationship issues, grief/loss, stress, OCD, and eating disorders. Emma believes every person is unique, creating individualized care plans for her clients. She puts her patients first and provides respectful care.
(571) 444-8895 View (571) 444-8895
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Kenatta Bethea
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
Kenatta Bethea is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who provides psychiatric treatment to individuals with various mental health disorders such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and disruptive disorders. She works diligently to provide quality and evidence-based mental health treatment for ages 22 to 60. Kenatta prides herself on being an advocate for mental health challenges and needs. She also prides herself on working well with an interdisciplinary team to provide the best care to her patients.
Kenatta Bethea is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who provides psychiatric treatment to individuals with various mental health disorders such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and disruptive disorders. She works diligently to provide quality and evidence-based mental health treatment for ages 22 to 60. Kenatta prides herself on being an advocate for mental health challenges and needs. She also prides herself on working well with an interdisciplinary team to provide the best care to her patients.
(571) 554-2354 View (571) 554-2354
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Northern Virginia CAMP Health Services, Awadzi C
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Experienced Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner with a doctorate, welcoming new patients for both in-person and telehealth appointments. Accepting various insurance plans, including Medicaid, Medicare, and self-pay options. With over a decade of clinical expertise in healthcare and academia, I have a comprehensive background in inpatient acute care and community outpatient settings. My research focuses on integrating medical and psychiatric healthcare services, particularly for underserved populations. Licensed across Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington State.
Experienced Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner with a doctorate, welcoming new patients for both in-person and telehealth appointments. Accepting various insurance plans, including Medicaid, Medicare, and self-pay options. With over a decade of clinical expertise in healthcare and academia, I have a comprehensive background in inpatient acute care and community outpatient settings. My research focuses on integrating medical and psychiatric healthcare services, particularly for underserved populations. Licensed across Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington State.
(571) 946-2417 View (571) 946-2417
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Godaelli Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Godaelli Healthcare Services is transforming lives through holistic medication management and supportive therapy. Our team of experienced Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners is dedicated to providing mental health treatment to children, teens, adults, and families. Whether your goal is to attain mental stability or you want to maintain stable mental health, our providers are equipped and ready to help. They treat our patients with empathy, compassion, and a deep understanding of both the biological and psychological details of psychiatric disorders and their associated symptoms.
Godaelli Healthcare Services is transforming lives through holistic medication management and supportive therapy. Our team of experienced Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners is dedicated to providing mental health treatment to children, teens, adults, and families. Whether your goal is to attain mental stability or you want to maintain stable mental health, our providers are equipped and ready to help. They treat our patients with empathy, compassion, and a deep understanding of both the biological and psychological details of psychiatric disorders and their associated symptoms.
(571) 339-5249 View (571) 339-5249
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Virginia Family Medicine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 22039

< 10

Psychiatrists in 22039 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
78% Anxiety
78% ADHD
78% Trauma and PTSD
67% Sleep or Insomnia
67% Stress
56% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 22039 see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 22039?

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.