Psychiatrists in 23451

Photo of Cynthia Awadzi, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Cynthia Awadzi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
I'm a psychiatric and family nurse practitioner with a doctoral degree, my professional journey spans comprehensive experiences in inpatient, community, and outpatient settings, affording me a deep understanding of diverse patient needs. Supportive therapy is included in all sessions, ensuring a holistic approach to care that addresses emotional well-being alongside other therapeutic modalities. Supportive therapy dives into fostering a safe environment for open dialogue, validating emotions, and providing guidance and coping strategies tailored to individual needs.
I'm a psychiatric and family nurse practitioner with a doctoral degree, my professional journey spans comprehensive experiences in inpatient, community, and outpatient settings, affording me a deep understanding of diverse patient needs. Supportive therapy is included in all sessions, ensuring a holistic approach to care that addresses emotional well-being alongside other therapeutic modalities. Supportive therapy dives into fostering a safe environment for open dialogue, validating emotions, and providing guidance and coping strategies tailored to individual needs.
(757) 996-5414 View (757) 996-5414
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Brence Brooks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23451  (Online Only)
Brence Brooks is a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, board-certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020. He received his bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Louisville and his master’s degree in Nursing from Walden University. Specialty areas include medication management for major depressive disorder, bipolar I and II disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, childhood behavioral disorders, psychotic disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Brence Brooks is a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, board-certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020. He received his bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Louisville and his master’s degree in Nursing from Walden University. Specialty areas include medication management for major depressive disorder, bipolar I and II disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, childhood behavioral disorders, psychotic disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(757) 895-7788 View (757) 895-7788
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Dr. Jamie Holland
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, AGCNS, RN
Verified Verified
Dr. Holland IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENT and can help you start feel like yourself again within days. She takes your psychiatric care beyond the norm, leaving you feel heard, supported and truly cared for. Her multiple advanced practice nursing certificates from the University of Virginia and Old Dominion University and additional specialized training from Harvard University and other expert sources, provides her with many tools to collaboratively create a customized plan to help you manage difficult seasons, maintain your health, and get back to being yourself, as quickly as possible!
Dr. Holland IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENT and can help you start feel like yourself again within days. She takes your psychiatric care beyond the norm, leaving you feel heard, supported and truly cared for. Her multiple advanced practice nursing certificates from the University of Virginia and Old Dominion University and additional specialized training from Harvard University and other expert sources, provides her with many tools to collaboratively create a customized plan to help you manage difficult seasons, maintain your health, and get back to being yourself, as quickly as possible!
(757) 600-0802 View (757) 600-0802
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Eric Lange
Physician Assistant, MPA, PA-C
Verified Verified
I specialize in ADHD, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, and depression. Accepting new patients. Evening hours available.
I specialize in ADHD, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, and depression. Accepting new patients. Evening hours available.
(757) 982-2609 View (757) 982-2609
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Krista Pembroke
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23451  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients- Immediate Openings! Click on my "Website" to schedule online now. Hi there! I provide psychiatric therapy and medication management. I have years of experience managing complex patients as part of a treatment team while working in acute psychiatric units and hospital settings in Hampton Roads, VA and Florida.
Accepting New Patients- Immediate Openings! Click on my "Website" to schedule online now. Hi there! I provide psychiatric therapy and medication management. I have years of experience managing complex patients as part of a treatment team while working in acute psychiatric units and hospital settings in Hampton Roads, VA and Florida.
(757) 414-9399 View (757) 414-9399
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Seaside Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PHMNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Tina Matthews-Hayes is a dual certified Nurse Practitioner from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She previously held the position of Clinical Manager at Western PA Behavioral Health Resources; however, relocated to a practice in the Virginia Beach area. While Tina is a national key opinion leader in the management of Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Adjunctive Major Depressive Disorder, and Tardive Dyskinesia, she has extensive experience treating autism, ADHD, child/ adolescent psychiatric care as well as general psychiatric care across the lifespan.
Tina Matthews-Hayes is a dual certified Nurse Practitioner from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She previously held the position of Clinical Manager at Western PA Behavioral Health Resources; however, relocated to a practice in the Virginia Beach area. While Tina is a national key opinion leader in the management of Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Adjunctive Major Depressive Disorder, and Tardive Dyskinesia, she has extensive experience treating autism, ADHD, child/ adolescent psychiatric care as well as general psychiatric care across the lifespan.
(757) 895-7769 View (757) 895-7769
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Monica Riffey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, MSN, BSN, RN
Verified Verified
Dr. Riffey is currently accepting NEW patients, with quick wait times. As a licensed psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with extensive experience, I specialize in guiding individuals through life's many challenges. I work with you to identify and treat mental health disorders, like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and ADHD. I enjoy working with my clients to improve their to create treatment plans that work for you! I offer compassionate and personalized sessions, in-person and virtually to help you on your journey to wellness. My approach is warm, personalized, evidence-based, and focused on your unique needs.
Dr. Riffey is currently accepting NEW patients, with quick wait times. As a licensed psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with extensive experience, I specialize in guiding individuals through life's many challenges. I work with you to identify and treat mental health disorders, like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and ADHD. I enjoy working with my clients to improve their to create treatment plans that work for you! I offer compassionate and personalized sessions, in-person and virtually to help you on your journey to wellness. My approach is warm, personalized, evidence-based, and focused on your unique needs.
(757) 702-3418 View (757) 702-3418
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Matthew Sachs
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm a double-boarded Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist, working mostly online. I run a cash-based insurance hybrid practice. I help you submit your itemized statement to you insurance company but I'm considered out-of-network. My sub-specialty is ADHD, but I can help with any issue from A-Z. I have great computer software that puts the patient in charge of their treatment. We can do everything online: scheduling appointments, complete forms, communicate, electronically prescribe, have our interview, and discuss treatment, all from the comforts of your phone or computer.
I'm a double-boarded Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist, working mostly online. I run a cash-based insurance hybrid practice. I help you submit your itemized statement to you insurance company but I'm considered out-of-network. My sub-specialty is ADHD, but I can help with any issue from A-Z. I have great computer software that puts the patient in charge of their treatment. We can do everything online: scheduling appointments, complete forms, communicate, electronically prescribe, have our interview, and discuss treatment, all from the comforts of your phone or computer.
(757) 210-7514 View (757) 210-7514
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Heather Berlin Richardson
Physician Assistant, PA-C, , CAQ-Psy
Verified Verified
I specialize in mental health medication management including diagnosis, treatment, and prescribing medications. I treat individuals ages 16 + and work with the geriatric population in the skilled nursing environment as well. I also do in office spravato nasal inhalation treatment for major depression with current suicidal ideation or treatment resistant severe major depressive disorder as approved by the FDA. Telehealth and in office visits available. I am credentialed with most insurance panels and do cash pay as well. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you function well in life.
I specialize in mental health medication management including diagnosis, treatment, and prescribing medications. I treat individuals ages 16 + and work with the geriatric population in the skilled nursing environment as well. I also do in office spravato nasal inhalation treatment for major depression with current suicidal ideation or treatment resistant severe major depressive disorder as approved by the FDA. Telehealth and in office visits available. I am credentialed with most insurance panels and do cash pay as well. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you function well in life.
(757) 908-3704 View (757) 908-3704
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Ashley Lyons
Physician Assistant, DMSc, MPA, PA-C
Verified Verified
I am comfortable treating psychiatric symptoms of depression, anxiety, addiction, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and psychotic disorders. I take a collaborative approach and always want my patients to feel heard. I look forward to working with you!
I am comfortable treating psychiatric symptoms of depression, anxiety, addiction, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and psychotic disorders. I take a collaborative approach and always want my patients to feel heard. I look forward to working with you!
(757) 367-8449 View (757) 367-8449
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Maura Constance
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MPH, PMHNP, FNP, BC
Verified Verified
I am a warm, compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner devoted to helping people overcome difficulties and thrive. I employ a humanistic approach that looks at the whole person to understand how elements in the past and factors in the present environment can contribute to your current challenges. I listen deeply and work with you to find the right mix of evidence-based therapies and medications to address your particular needs. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, personality disorders, addiction issues, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
I am a warm, compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner devoted to helping people overcome difficulties and thrive. I employ a humanistic approach that looks at the whole person to understand how elements in the past and factors in the present environment can contribute to your current challenges. I listen deeply and work with you to find the right mix of evidence-based therapies and medications to address your particular needs. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, personality disorders, addiction issues, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
(301) 392-7120 View (301) 392-7120
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Wellness and Balance LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The PMHNP compassion group provides care for the mental health community to render medication management. A group of professionals came together to share experiences and offer mutual support to the mental health community. Within the compassion group, the providers have experience in providing strategies for managing stress. The provider offers professional medication management to assist patients with psychiatric disorders fully. A professional approach to a more comprehensive treatment can address all Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Bipolar Disorders. Other Therapies and modalities are offered through referrals. Accepting New PTS
The PMHNP compassion group provides care for the mental health community to render medication management. A group of professionals came together to share experiences and offer mutual support to the mental health community. Within the compassion group, the providers have experience in providing strategies for managing stress. The provider offers professional medication management to assist patients with psychiatric disorders fully. A professional approach to a more comprehensive treatment can address all Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Bipolar Disorders. Other Therapies and modalities are offered through referrals. Accepting New PTS
(757) 644-3817 View (757) 644-3817
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Bruce Robert Stevens
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Virginia Beach, VA 23451  (Online Only)
I am bringing over 28 years of experience to a Telemedicine practice of adult psychiatry. Previously, I served 8 years as Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry for Bon Secours Health System in Richmond. I strive to provide compassionate, professional, and up to date, science-based psychiatric care.
I am bringing over 28 years of experience to a Telemedicine practice of adult psychiatry. Previously, I served 8 years as Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry for Bon Secours Health System in Richmond. I strive to provide compassionate, professional, and up to date, science-based psychiatric care.
(804) 201-9470 View (804) 201-9470
Photo of Anyinkia Forteh, BSN, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Anyinkia Forteh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Anyinkia Forteh is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN, MSN, PMHNP – BC) licensed in the states of Maryland and Virginia with experience in mental health. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, comprehensive, and patient-centered care. She utilizes evidenced – based treatment guidelines in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of mental health disorders not limited to Depression, Anxiety, insomnia, Bipolar, PTSD, Psychosis, OCD, Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and ADHD.
Anyinkia Forteh is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN, MSN, PMHNP – BC) licensed in the states of Maryland and Virginia with experience in mental health. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, comprehensive, and patient-centered care. She utilizes evidenced – based treatment guidelines in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of mental health disorders not limited to Depression, Anxiety, insomnia, Bipolar, PTSD, Psychosis, OCD, Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and ADHD.
(804) 294-4581 View (804) 294-4581
Photo of Morgan Foster, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Morgan Foster
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Choosing treatment for mental health is tough - I'm here to help guide you step by step in the process. With 8 years of experience in the psychiatric nursing field prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, I gained tons of meaningful experiences helping treat mental illnesses across the entire lifespan, from toddlers to the elderly. I am here to treat each person holistically, and create a treatment plan that will fit THEM; telling someone to do something they don't agree with never works, right?
Choosing treatment for mental health is tough - I'm here to help guide you step by step in the process. With 8 years of experience in the psychiatric nursing field prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, I gained tons of meaningful experiences helping treat mental illnesses across the entire lifespan, from toddlers to the elderly. I am here to treat each person holistically, and create a treatment plan that will fit THEM; telling someone to do something they don't agree with never works, right?
(757) 654-2474 View (757) 654-2474
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Telepsychiatrist_Piedmont Behavioral Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
We provide Child and Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse including Suboxone Treatment via video for clients across Virginia. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists and Therapists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry/
We provide Child and Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse including Suboxone Treatment via video for clients across Virginia. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists and Therapists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry/
(804) 409-4163 View (804) 409-4163
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Alexis Ryan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23451  (Online Only)
Alexis Ryan is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with her Master’s of Science in Nursing acquired from Vanderbilt University’s No. 1 ranked program in the country. She combines expertise and evidence-based approaches to care with an unflagging commitment to compassion and kindness in order to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders with particular proficiency in mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Alexis utilizes psychotherapy, creates treatment plans, prescribes clinically-supported medications, and provides diagnostic clarity and education.
Alexis Ryan is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with her Master’s of Science in Nursing acquired from Vanderbilt University’s No. 1 ranked program in the country. She combines expertise and evidence-based approaches to care with an unflagging commitment to compassion and kindness in order to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders with particular proficiency in mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Alexis utilizes psychotherapy, creates treatment plans, prescribes clinically-supported medications, and provides diagnostic clarity and education.
(571) 568-8035 View (571) 568-8035
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Peace of Mind Behavioral Health, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
*ACCEPTING NEW TELEPSYCH PATIENTS ACROSS VIRGINIA *CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY* AFTER SCHOOL APPOINTMENTS. It can be very frustrating to see your child suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger issues or school problems. What’s even more frustrating is when you are trying to seek help for your child but can’t find someone who specializes in treating children. Because of a severe shortage of child & adolescent psychiatrists, many children do not get the proper treatment they need.
*ACCEPTING NEW TELEPSYCH PATIENTS ACROSS VIRGINIA *CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY* AFTER SCHOOL APPOINTMENTS. It can be very frustrating to see your child suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger issues or school problems. What’s even more frustrating is when you are trying to seek help for your child but can’t find someone who specializes in treating children. Because of a severe shortage of child & adolescent psychiatrists, many children do not get the proper treatment they need.
(757) 598-2345 View (757) 598-2345

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 23451

10+

Average cost per session

$160

Psychiatrists in 23451 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
89% Bipolar Disorder
78% ADHD
78% Medication Management
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Anthem | Elevance
93% Optum
86% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in 23451 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 23451?

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.