Psychiatrists in 27517

Photo of Jayson Varughese, MD, Psychiatrist
Jayson Varughese
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
I am an adult psychiatrist with interests in mood disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders as well as geriatrics.
I am an adult psychiatrist with interests in mood disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders as well as geriatrics.
(919) 899-7763 View (919) 899-7763
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MindfullyRenewed
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517  (Online Only)
My name is Rachel McInerney. I am a certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have worked with various populations and have helped people from diverse backgrounds. My passion is helping people to work through difficulties that they encounter at any stage in their life.
My name is Rachel McInerney. I am a certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have worked with various populations and have helped people from diverse backgrounds. My passion is helping people to work through difficulties that they encounter at any stage in their life.
(919) 705-0084 View (919) 705-0084
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Rex Moody
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA, DABPN
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
I work to understand with you your experience - in the here and now. Through your self-observations, I work to understand with you how your experience affects your current life- your work, your relationships and your play. I work to understand with you how what you go through has developed. Through greater self-understanding, we work to change what you want to change.
I work to understand with you your experience - in the here and now. Through your self-observations, I work to understand with you how your experience affects your current life- your work, your relationships and your play. I work to understand with you how what you go through has developed. Through greater self-understanding, we work to change what you want to change.
(919) 648-0479 View (919) 648-0479
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Imad Khan
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing at HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry and practice in both the Chapel Hill and Raleigh locations. My treatment approach is to provide evidenced-based treatments and to work collaboratively with therapists and other medical providers. My goal is to work together with patients to identify the most effective treatment options.
I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing at HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry and practice in both the Chapel Hill and Raleigh locations. My treatment approach is to provide evidenced-based treatments and to work collaboratively with therapists and other medical providers. My goal is to work together with patients to identify the most effective treatment options.
(919) 343-5224 View (919) 343-5224
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Erik Jonathan Gustke
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Finding a psychiatrist can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming task. My goal is to make this process a straightforward and valuable experience. Together we can work to help find the tools that you need to achieve life balance and mental well being.
Finding a psychiatrist can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming task. My goal is to make this process a straightforward and valuable experience. Together we can work to help find the tools that you need to achieve life balance and mental well being.
(919) 283-5617 View (919) 283-5617
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Steven Clevenger
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27517  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome, my name is Dr Steven Clevenger. I do not have an "ideal patient" as I have found that every one of my patients is very different. I have extensive experience with many different patient populations from middle class suburban, rural, incarcerated individuals, the unhoused, substance abuse issues, college student and adolescents. The toolbox of solution I have to draw from is broad. Patients I seek to treat are those motivated to change and seeking a path forward.
Hello and welcome, my name is Dr Steven Clevenger. I do not have an "ideal patient" as I have found that every one of my patients is very different. I have extensive experience with many different patient populations from middle class suburban, rural, incarcerated individuals, the unhoused, substance abuse issues, college student and adolescents. The toolbox of solution I have to draw from is broad. Patients I seek to treat are those motivated to change and seeking a path forward.
(313) 450-9318 View (313) 450-9318
Photo of Denise Dechow, MD, Psychiatrist
Denise Dechow
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
As a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, I provide medication evaluation and management for for teens, college students, and adults who are struggling with common mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and insomnia. I also manage co-occurring IBS, tension headaches, and migraines. As part of a holistic approach, I often incorporate mind body techniques and lifestyle recommendations into your treatment plan. Together, we will create a comprehensive plan to help you feel better, mentally and physically. Please reach out for free phone consultation to determine if my practice is a good fit for you!
As a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, I provide medication evaluation and management for for teens, college students, and adults who are struggling with common mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and insomnia. I also manage co-occurring IBS, tension headaches, and migraines. As part of a holistic approach, I often incorporate mind body techniques and lifestyle recommendations into your treatment plan. Together, we will create a comprehensive plan to help you feel better, mentally and physically. Please reach out for free phone consultation to determine if my practice is a good fit for you!
(984) 364-8201 View (984) 364-8201

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 27517

< 10

Psychiatrists in 27517 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
71% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
71% Bipolar Disorder
71% Medication Management
57% Relationship Issues
57% ADHD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
50% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in 27517 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 27517?

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.