Psychiatrists in 23185

Photo of Lori L Ball, PMHCNS, FNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lori L Ball
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHCNS, FNP, BC
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185  (Online Only)
Hello. I'm Lori Ball with Williamsburg Counseling. As a dually certified Advance Practice Nurse(Nurse Practitioner), I provide comprehensive bio-psycho-social evaluations, prescribe and manage psychotropics. My professional history extends back to 1985 when I entered the world of psychiatry as a young registered nurse. 39 years later I find myself collaborating with patients across the lifespan who graciously share their stories and seek out new solutions to the demands of life. Medications are only one tool. There's so much more, so together lets discover and embrace genuine lasting change for a better tomorrow!
Hello. I'm Lori Ball with Williamsburg Counseling. As a dually certified Advance Practice Nurse(Nurse Practitioner), I provide comprehensive bio-psycho-social evaluations, prescribe and manage psychotropics. My professional history extends back to 1985 when I entered the world of psychiatry as a young registered nurse. 39 years later I find myself collaborating with patients across the lifespan who graciously share their stories and seek out new solutions to the demands of life. Medications are only one tool. There's so much more, so together lets discover and embrace genuine lasting change for a better tomorrow!
(757) 859-0359 View (757) 859-0359
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Dr. Chantz Bury
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
I understand the challenges of life's different phases that you may experience. Finding time for yourself to seek treatment in a safe space where you can be open about your feelings is important for understanding that it is okay to be unwell. Seeking treatment is a wonderful step should you ever be ready. I am here to help.
I understand the challenges of life's different phases that you may experience. Finding time for yourself to seek treatment in a safe space where you can be open about your feelings is important for understanding that it is okay to be unwell. Seeking treatment is a wonderful step should you ever be ready. I am here to help.
(757) 859-0678 View (757) 859-0678
Photo of Patrick Crook, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Patrick Crook
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185  (Online Only)
I'm a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, based in South Carolina. I received my Masters in Nursing from Duquesne University (Forensic Nursing), Post-Masters in Nursing from University of Virginia (PMHNP). I served in both U.S. Navy and U.S. Public Health Service, retired in 2019. I have been practicing for 12 yrs. I have experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
I'm a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, based in South Carolina. I received my Masters in Nursing from Duquesne University (Forensic Nursing), Post-Masters in Nursing from University of Virginia (PMHNP). I served in both U.S. Navy and U.S. Public Health Service, retired in 2019. I have been practicing for 12 yrs. I have experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
(276) 296-6544 View (276) 296-6544
Photo of Sarah Faber-Catanese, MSN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sarah Faber-Catanese
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
33 Endorsed
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Have you been seeing your primary care provider for mental health needs, and not seeing the results you would like? Have you been attending therapy diligently, but not making as much progress as you had hoped? Have you ever been told you have a diagnosis such as bipolar disorder that often requires medication to achieve and maintain wellness? If any of the above apply to you, you may benefit from seeing a psychiatric specialist for medication management. Research shows that for most mental health complaints, patients get the best treatment outcomes from a combination of psychotherapy and medications.
Have you been seeing your primary care provider for mental health needs, and not seeing the results you would like? Have you been attending therapy diligently, but not making as much progress as you had hoped? Have you ever been told you have a diagnosis such as bipolar disorder that often requires medication to achieve and maintain wellness? If any of the above apply to you, you may benefit from seeing a psychiatric specialist for medication management. Research shows that for most mental health complaints, patients get the best treatment outcomes from a combination of psychotherapy and medications.
(757) 702-5191 View (757) 702-5191
Photo of Joanna Thompson, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Joanna Thompson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185  (Online Only)
The human experience is complex and dynamic, with each of us experiencing life differently through our individual experiences. I seek to meet people where they are and help them to get where they want to be. As a nurse practitioner, I believe in providing non-judgmental, wholistic care, focusing on mind, body, spirit, family, and community. I understand the commitment to overcoming adversity, advocating for my clients to approach their own problems with a positive perspective and attitude of perseverance. It is my greatest joy to help people improve their lives by mastering their thoughts and emotions.
The human experience is complex and dynamic, with each of us experiencing life differently through our individual experiences. I seek to meet people where they are and help them to get where they want to be. As a nurse practitioner, I believe in providing non-judgmental, wholistic care, focusing on mind, body, spirit, family, and community. I understand the commitment to overcoming adversity, advocating for my clients to approach their own problems with a positive perspective and attitude of perseverance. It is my greatest joy to help people improve their lives by mastering their thoughts and emotions.
(804) 234-3190 View (804) 234-3190
Photo of Patricia Roy, MD, Psychiatrist
Patricia Roy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Roy graduated from Drexel University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2008 and served on the faculty through 2011 where she specialized in mood disorders. Following her time at Johns Hopkins she served at Virginia Hospital Center as a medical director and providing patient care for a broad range of psychiatric conditions. She currently works with the College of William & Mary providing psychiatric care to students.
Dr. Roy graduated from Drexel University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2008 and served on the faculty through 2011 where she specialized in mood disorders. Following her time at Johns Hopkins she served at Virginia Hospital Center as a medical director and providing patient care for a broad range of psychiatric conditions. She currently works with the College of William & Mary providing psychiatric care to students.
(757) 798-7967 View (757) 798-7967
Photo of Kevina R. Boone, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kevina R. Boone
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Kevina received her bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and Master’s degree from Walden University. She has 20+ years of experience as an RN. Kevina specialize in medication management. Treatment should always include therapeutic techniques along with medication. She enjoys team collaboration and providing holistic care.
Kevina received her bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and Master’s degree from Walden University. She has 20+ years of experience as an RN. Kevina specialize in medication management. Treatment should always include therapeutic techniques along with medication. She enjoys team collaboration and providing holistic care.
(757) 720-7792 View (757) 720-7792
Photo of Rita Ososanya, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Rita Ososanya
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Rita Ososanya is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia who has been practicing since 2019. Rita conducts thorough assessments to gather information about a client's mental health status, medical history, family history, and current symptoms. She uses their clinical skills to diagnose mental health disorders based on established diagnostic criteria. Rita develops personalized treatment plans tailored to each client's unique needs. These plans may include a combination of therapy, medication, lifestyle modifications, and other interventions.
Rita Ososanya is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia who has been practicing since 2019. Rita conducts thorough assessments to gather information about a client's mental health status, medical history, family history, and current symptoms. She uses their clinical skills to diagnose mental health disorders based on established diagnostic criteria. Rita develops personalized treatment plans tailored to each client's unique needs. These plans may include a combination of therapy, medication, lifestyle modifications, and other interventions.
(757) 720-2392 View (757) 720-2392

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 23185

< 10

Psychiatrists in 23185 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% ADHD
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Bipolar Disorder
75% Depression
75% Sleep or Insomnia
75% Medication Management

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Optum

How Psychiatrists in 23185 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a psychiatrist in 23185?

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.