Psychiatrists in 23231

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Assured Healthcare, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23231  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I received my master’s degrees from The Catholic University of America and Liberty University respectively.
I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I received my master’s degrees from The Catholic University of America and Liberty University respectively.
(804) 265-4894 View (804) 265-4894
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Dr. Tonjanika Ballard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23231
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings! I am the founder and owner of Unique Holistic Care. A Nurse Practitioner led practice that embodies the "whole person" as our treatment focus. Medication treat symptomology only and has lead to more stable lives. Yet, holistically, you as the client need more than just a prescription to maintain stability. Together, as a team we incorporate, medication, social, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs to optimize functioning. These components will allow our team along with your input, arrive at a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Greetings! I am the founder and owner of Unique Holistic Care. A Nurse Practitioner led practice that embodies the "whole person" as our treatment focus. Medication treat symptomology only and has lead to more stable lives. Yet, holistically, you as the client need more than just a prescription to maintain stability. Together, as a team we incorporate, medication, social, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs to optimize functioning. These components will allow our team along with your input, arrive at a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
(804) 476-3045 View (804) 476-3045
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Dexter Lett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Henrico, VA 23231
Hello, I'm Dexter, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to comprehensive mental health care. With over 15 years of clinical experience spanning diverse inpatient and outpatient settings, I've cared for patients across all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. While prescribing medications is a viable option, I prioritize patient education and understanding. I strongly believe in ensuring that patients comprehend the reasons behind their medications and encourage open discussions about their treatment plans.
Hello, I'm Dexter, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to comprehensive mental health care. With over 15 years of clinical experience spanning diverse inpatient and outpatient settings, I've cared for patients across all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. While prescribing medications is a viable option, I prioritize patient education and understanding. I strongly believe in ensuring that patients comprehend the reasons behind their medications and encourage open discussions about their treatment plans.
(804) 589-4607 View (804) 589-4607
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Brighter Days Mental Health Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Henrico, VA 23231
We are currently accepting clients ages 6 and older. We specialize in treating clients with Depression, ADHD, and Mood disorders across the lifespan. We understand that it can be overwhelming and quite stressful when seeking a provider to assist with your behaviorial health needs. Are goal is to provide a therapeutic and supportive environment so that our clients can feel safe and comfortable. We strive to provide an optimal level of care to help our clients meet their behavioral health needs. We offer Medical Marijuana Evaluations and Spravato Treatment.
We are currently accepting clients ages 6 and older. We specialize in treating clients with Depression, ADHD, and Mood disorders across the lifespan. We understand that it can be overwhelming and quite stressful when seeking a provider to assist with your behaviorial health needs. Are goal is to provide a therapeutic and supportive environment so that our clients can feel safe and comfortable. We strive to provide an optimal level of care to help our clients meet their behavioral health needs. We offer Medical Marijuana Evaluations and Spravato Treatment.
(804) 659-7581 View (804) 659-7581
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Garvey T. Dobbins
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Henrico, VA 23231
Are you are looking for something different, dynamic, and energizing? That’s our view of how therapy should be. Sometimes it’s talking it out. Other times when it’s really rough, medication may help. At our practice, you will have access to both. We will listen to you, we will work with you, and we will push you to explore different ways of seeing yourself and seeing the world around you. The goal of therapy is to one day, no longer need it. The goal of therapy is to be able to achieve your highest potential. Consultations are always free, call today and let’s talk about a new way to do therapy.
Are you are looking for something different, dynamic, and energizing? That’s our view of how therapy should be. Sometimes it’s talking it out. Other times when it’s really rough, medication may help. At our practice, you will have access to both. We will listen to you, we will work with you, and we will push you to explore different ways of seeing yourself and seeing the world around you. The goal of therapy is to one day, no longer need it. The goal of therapy is to be able to achieve your highest potential. Consultations are always free, call today and let’s talk about a new way to do therapy.
(804) 433-6102 View (804) 433-6102
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JLove Legacy Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Henrico, VA 23231
Are you overwhelmed? Tired? Always down? Has depression, anxiety or the lack of sleep made your days long and blue? Did you just have a baby and now struggling with constant worrying and sadness? Has addiction taken control of your life? I understand your pain, and together we can improve your quality of life.
Are you overwhelmed? Tired? Always down? Has depression, anxiety or the lack of sleep made your days long and blue? Did you just have a baby and now struggling with constant worrying and sadness? Has addiction taken control of your life? I understand your pain, and together we can improve your quality of life.
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 23231

< 10

Psychiatrists in 23231 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
83% ADHD
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Bipolar Disorder
67% Behavioral Issues
50% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Aetna
83% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in 23231 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 23231?

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.