Psychiatrists in 23502

Photo of Dawn Adele Freeman, APRN, PMHNP, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dawn Adele Freeman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23502  (Online Only)
I am passionate about providing holistic care, addressing the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of my clients throughout the seasons of life. I am a dually certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with more than 17 years of dedicated adult and geriatric experience. Working with adults struggling from depression, anxiety, stress, and dementia related concerns has been an area of focus throughout my years of practice.
I am passionate about providing holistic care, addressing the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of my clients throughout the seasons of life. I am a dually certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with more than 17 years of dedicated adult and geriatric experience. Working with adults struggling from depression, anxiety, stress, and dementia related concerns has been an area of focus throughout my years of practice.
(757) 972-7604 View (757) 972-7604
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Terrinda Alston
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23502
Accepting New Patients! My name is Dr. Terrinda Alston, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC , I am Doctorally Prepared dual-certified Nurse Practitioner who provides medication management for children, adolescents and adults. Please contact the office by call or text to 757-689-7120 to schedule an appointment.
Accepting New Patients! My name is Dr. Terrinda Alston, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC , I am Doctorally Prepared dual-certified Nurse Practitioner who provides medication management for children, adolescents and adults. Please contact the office by call or text to 757-689-7120 to schedule an appointment.
(757) 379-8347 View (757) 379-8347
Photo of Edward Evard, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Edward Evard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Norfolk, VA 23502
At Southeast Virginia Psychiatry, we provide highly personalized, evidence-based psychiatric care to every client. Our approach focuses on crafting treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each individual. By incorporating the latest research findings and proven therapeutic techniques, we ensure that clients receive the most effective care possible. We collaborate with each client to develop treatment strategies that are both comprehensive and tailored to their specific situation. Through this personalized approach, we strive to help each client achieve improved mental health and overall well-being.
At Southeast Virginia Psychiatry, we provide highly personalized, evidence-based psychiatric care to every client. Our approach focuses on crafting treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each individual. By incorporating the latest research findings and proven therapeutic techniques, we ensure that clients receive the most effective care possible. We collaborate with each client to develop treatment strategies that are both comprehensive and tailored to their specific situation. Through this personalized approach, we strive to help each client achieve improved mental health and overall well-being.
(757) 982-3928 View (757) 982-3928
Photo of Teashia Roeske, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP, -BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Teashia Roeske
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23502
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS IN A NEW LOCATION!!!!! My name is Teashia Roeske, I am Doctorate prepared nurse practitioner who provides medication management for children, adolescents and adults with conditions that effect their mood, cognition and behavior. I specialize in ADHD, depression and anxiety.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS IN A NEW LOCATION!!!!! My name is Teashia Roeske, I am Doctorate prepared nurse practitioner who provides medication management for children, adolescents and adults with conditions that effect their mood, cognition and behavior. I specialize in ADHD, depression and anxiety.
(757) 665-2588 View (757) 665-2588
Photo of Mariam Bouanane-Smith, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Mariam Bouanane-Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norfolk, VA 23502
Now accepting NEW Clients. Hello, my name is Mariam Bouanane-Smith, a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing personalized and empathetic mental healthcare to individuals from diverse backgrounds. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life in various settings, helping individuals of all ages overcome mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. I believe every person deserves compassionate and effective mental healthcare.
Now accepting NEW Clients. Hello, my name is Mariam Bouanane-Smith, a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing personalized and empathetic mental healthcare to individuals from diverse backgrounds. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life in various settings, helping individuals of all ages overcome mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. I believe every person deserves compassionate and effective mental healthcare.
(757) 384-5337 View (757) 384-5337

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 23502

< 10

Psychiatrists in 23502 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Medication Management
60% ADHD
60% Grief
60% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% TRICARE

How Psychiatrists in 23502 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 23502?

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.