Psychiatrists in 22942

James Odell Howell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, PNP
As a dually certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am so excited to be offering mental health services to children across Virginia. Im a four time graduate from the University of Virginia. I’m grateful to have received my training from the UVA school of Nursing, which was ranked in the top 3% for nursing schools in the USA. As a former D1 athlete for the Virginia Cavaliers, physical fitness was always a priority. My hope is that I can bring awareness and services that make Mental Fitness just as important as the physical side.
(540) 625-1262 
Zion Crossroads, VA 22942
Offers video visits

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 22942 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

22942 Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in 22942 has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in 22942, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. 22942 Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in 22942, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in 22942, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in 22942 as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( 22942). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.