Psychiatrists in 24153

Photo of Gifty Pampuru, LPC, Psychiatric Nurse
Gifty Pampuru
Psychiatric Nurse, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, VA 24153
Life is full of challenges, some easy and some tough! We are equipped with some skillsets to handle them. At times the going can get tricky, and this is where my professional experience can help bridge the gap. I am an RN and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Possessing a mental health nursing background and counseling has equipped me to understand the psychosocial aspect and the medical challenges clients face. My Christian faith has assisted me in meeting clients at the crossroads of their spiritual walk. Being exposed to various cultures has been an asset for me, making it more relatable to the clients.
Life is full of challenges, some easy and some tough! We are equipped with some skillsets to handle them. At times the going can get tricky, and this is where my professional experience can help bridge the gap. I am an RN and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Possessing a mental health nursing background and counseling has equipped me to understand the psychosocial aspect and the medical challenges clients face. My Christian faith has assisted me in meeting clients at the crossroads of their spiritual walk. Being exposed to various cultures has been an asset for me, making it more relatable to the clients.
(540) 781-0110 View (540) 781-0110
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Renew Psychiatry Services, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, VA 24153
I have a genuine, realistic approach to psychiatry that relates to a variety of ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. I originally graduated with a bachelors in Psychology from Old Dominion University. I later returned to school to become a Registered Nurse in 2006 and eventually circled back into psychiatry via psychiatric home health. I decided to return to school to be a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner after many years of educating and advocating for mental health within the adult and geriatric community. In 2016, I graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a Masters of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and subsequently certified by ANCC to practice and prescribe as a PMHNP (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner). I continue the rewarding practice of managing adult and geriatric patients with complex medical co-morbities that require additional expertise in managing their mental health needs. I am a family-oriented and spiritually grounded practitioner that seeks to thrive within my calling to provide a holistic and realistic approach to mental health for my patients.
I have a genuine, realistic approach to psychiatry that relates to a variety of ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. I originally graduated with a bachelors in Psychology from Old Dominion University. I later returned to school to become a Registered Nurse in 2006 and eventually circled back into psychiatry via psychiatric home health. I decided to return to school to be a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner after many years of educating and advocating for mental health within the adult and geriatric community. In 2016, I graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a Masters of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and subsequently certified by ANCC to practice and prescribe as a PMHNP (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner). I continue the rewarding practice of managing adult and geriatric patients with complex medical co-morbities that require additional expertise in managing their mental health needs. I am a family-oriented and spiritually grounded practitioner that seeks to thrive within my calling to provide a holistic and realistic approach to mental health for my patients.
(540) 302-5712 View (540) 302-5712
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AB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Salem, VA 24153
We are accepting new patients, offering both in person and online appointments. Call today to speak with one of our representatives or visit ABPsychiatry.com to schedule an appointment.
We are accepting new patients, offering both in person and online appointments. Call today to speak with one of our representatives or visit ABPsychiatry.com to schedule an appointment.
(540) 352-4755 View (540) 352-4755
Photo of Joseph W. Iskandar, DO, FAPA, Psychiatrist
Joseph W. Iskandar
Psychiatrist, DO, FAPA
Verified Verified
Salem, VA 24153
Dr. Iskandar is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Psychiatric Society of Virginia.
Dr. Iskandar is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Psychiatric Society of Virginia.
(540) 324-2992 View (540) 324-2992
Center for Care and Resiliency, PLLC
Psychiatrist, DO, FAPA
Verified Verified
Salem, VA 24153
Types of Services Offered: Psychiatric Diagnostic, Assessment Psychiatric Medication Management, Ketamine treatment, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Marriage and family counseling, Group Counseling, Guidance and career counseling, Mental health counseling, Substance abuse counseling, Educational Counseling, Parenting Counseling, Infectious Disease counseling, Eating disorder counseling, Grief counseling, and Trauma counseling
Types of Services Offered: Psychiatric Diagnostic, Assessment Psychiatric Medication Management, Ketamine treatment, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Marriage and family counseling, Group Counseling, Guidance and career counseling, Mental health counseling, Substance abuse counseling, Educational Counseling, Parenting Counseling, Infectious Disease counseling, Eating disorder counseling, Grief counseling, and Trauma counseling
(540) 384-4630 View (540) 384-4630

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 24153

< 10

Psychiatrists in 24153 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
80% Depression
80% Medication Management
60% ADHD
60% Eating Disorders
60% Geriatric and Seniors

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 24153 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 24153?

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.