Psychiatrists in 24401

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Dr. Benjamin Pumphrey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
Deep understanding of the nature and history of symptoms is necessary to guide treatment and generate lasting improvements. Engaging in mental health care requires patience, a curious mind, and an honest desire to make changes. I provide psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy with a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach. I received my medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed my psychiatry residency through the University of Pennsylvania.
Deep understanding of the nature and history of symptoms is necessary to guide treatment and generate lasting improvements. Engaging in mental health care requires patience, a curious mind, and an honest desire to make changes. I provide psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy with a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach. I received my medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed my psychiatry residency through the University of Pennsylvania.
(540) 516-4640 View (540) 516-4640
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Couples Psychotherapy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
Psychodynamic couples therapy is an exploratory kind of therapy. Adults carry within themselves the lessons and feelings from a lifetime of experiences. Some of these are obvious, and some are located outside of one’s awareness. All these experiences and feelings can potentially affect the situation which brings a couple to therapy. Concerns about intimacy and sexual connection can have psychodynamic underpinnings and may also be explored in this therapy. Some couples note that they are having the same quarrel over and over, and they feel stuck and unable to change this pattern. Some are unsure if they wish to stay together.
Psychodynamic couples therapy is an exploratory kind of therapy. Adults carry within themselves the lessons and feelings from a lifetime of experiences. Some of these are obvious, and some are located outside of one’s awareness. All these experiences and feelings can potentially affect the situation which brings a couple to therapy. Concerns about intimacy and sexual connection can have psychodynamic underpinnings and may also be explored in this therapy. Some couples note that they are having the same quarrel over and over, and they feel stuck and unable to change this pattern. Some are unsure if they wish to stay together.
(434) 433-8553 View (434) 433-8553
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Sam Howard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Staunton, VA 24401
As a provider, I seek to walk alongside patients as we work to achieve care goals together. This process requires openness, honesty, and trust that I hope to earn over time. We arrive at a collaborative treatment plan focusing on psychotherapy, diet, exercise, mindfulness, and medication if it is necessary. This whole-person approach hopes to achieve wellness while providing the opportunity to learn skills to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
As a provider, I seek to walk alongside patients as we work to achieve care goals together. This process requires openness, honesty, and trust that I hope to earn over time. We arrive at a collaborative treatment plan focusing on psychotherapy, diet, exercise, mindfulness, and medication if it is necessary. This whole-person approach hopes to achieve wellness while providing the opportunity to learn skills to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
(434) 533-7427 View (434) 533-7427
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
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My Wellbeing Mental Healthcare
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Staunton, VA 24401  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Hannah, Do you suffer from anxiety and depression? If you are suffering from anxiety and depression and struggling to keep up with your work, relationship with family and friends, I am here for you. I help high performers like you to manage depression, anxiety, and mood disorders to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Hi there, I'm Hannah, Do you suffer from anxiety and depression? If you are suffering from anxiety and depression and struggling to keep up with your work, relationship with family and friends, I am here for you. I help high performers like you to manage depression, anxiety, and mood disorders to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
(571) 789-0145 View (571) 789-0145
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Dr. Gifty Addai
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Staunton, VA 24401
Greetings! I am a nationally board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 12 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics in mental health. My approach is patient-centered and holistic, creating a partnership with each client. I advocate for patient empowerment through family and patient education, clear communication, and trust to help improve quality of life. My experience in medical and mental health allows me to make appropriate treatment plans, therapy and medication recommendations, if necessary. I believe in treating the root cause and not just treating symptoms.
Greetings! I am a nationally board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 12 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics in mental health. My approach is patient-centered and holistic, creating a partnership with each client. I advocate for patient empowerment through family and patient education, clear communication, and trust to help improve quality of life. My experience in medical and mental health allows me to make appropriate treatment plans, therapy and medication recommendations, if necessary. I believe in treating the root cause and not just treating symptoms.
(240) 743-2555 View (240) 743-2555

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Number of Psychiatrists in 24401

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Psychiatrists in 24401 who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Bipolar Disorder
67% Relationship Issues
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Medicare

How Psychiatrists in 24401 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 24401?

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.