Psychiatrists in 28206

Photo of Elizabeth Owusu, MSN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth Owusu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28206
I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa but I earned my nursing degree in Charlotte, NC. I am currently a dual certified Family Nurse and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of North Carolina. I have over 16+ years of both acute care and public nursing experience. As aforementioned I was raised in Ghana, where many things are reserved for the wealthy, this includes education, mental health, and healthcare. In many cases, a preventable illness becomes an epidemic due to lack of better understanding of one's medical diagnosis and treatment course.
I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa but I earned my nursing degree in Charlotte, NC. I am currently a dual certified Family Nurse and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of North Carolina. I have over 16+ years of both acute care and public nursing experience. As aforementioned I was raised in Ghana, where many things are reserved for the wealthy, this includes education, mental health, and healthcare. In many cases, a preventable illness becomes an epidemic due to lack of better understanding of one's medical diagnosis and treatment course.
(704) 817-2825 View (704) 817-2825
Photo of Meredith Barrett, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Meredith Barrett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28206
Do you find yourself struggling to get by each day? Do you feel like you keep hitting a wall? Or that no matter what you do, you cannot climb your way out of the hole? To struggle is to be human, but it is possible to find balance. It is possible to find contentment and joy. It is possible to discover release, to experience freedom from mental anguish. Unrelieved mental and emotional hurdles make our worlds small, and tend to propel us further and further into isolation. I am here to listen, and to help you achieve mental wellness by giving you the tools you need to regain control of your life.
Do you find yourself struggling to get by each day? Do you feel like you keep hitting a wall? Or that no matter what you do, you cannot climb your way out of the hole? To struggle is to be human, but it is possible to find balance. It is possible to find contentment and joy. It is possible to discover release, to experience freedom from mental anguish. Unrelieved mental and emotional hurdles make our worlds small, and tend to propel us further and further into isolation. I am here to listen, and to help you achieve mental wellness by giving you the tools you need to regain control of your life.
(919) 328-3474 View (919) 328-3474
Photo of Sakina Alston, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sakina Alston
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28206
I have always had an innate passion to treat not the disease, but rather to assist individuals in living up to their desired level of optimal functioning despite health or sociological barriers they face. Twelve years of nursing experience allowed me to treat and gain familiarity with people from all walks of life; I also had the opportunity to understand their barriers to functioning at their best. I have cared for adolescents, children and babies when they were in crisis in the emergency department providing reassurance and safety.
I have always had an innate passion to treat not the disease, but rather to assist individuals in living up to their desired level of optimal functioning despite health or sociological barriers they face. Twelve years of nursing experience allowed me to treat and gain familiarity with people from all walks of life; I also had the opportunity to understand their barriers to functioning at their best. I have cared for adolescents, children and babies when they were in crisis in the emergency department providing reassurance and safety.
(704) 270-3702 View (704) 270-3702
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Susan Curtis
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28206
Susan Edwards Curtis, MD is a Psychiatrist with nearly 20 years of experience specializing in General Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Curtis has experience in both medication management and insight- oriented therapy modalities. Her goal is to work with clients in a wellness-based model, with an approach that emphasizes self-empowering compassion and care. In her free time, Dr. Curtis enjoys spending time singing, running (or walking) 5K races, doing various crafts, and spending time at home with her family and dogs.
Susan Edwards Curtis, MD is a Psychiatrist with nearly 20 years of experience specializing in General Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Curtis has experience in both medication management and insight- oriented therapy modalities. Her goal is to work with clients in a wellness-based model, with an approach that emphasizes self-empowering compassion and care. In her free time, Dr. Curtis enjoys spending time singing, running (or walking) 5K races, doing various crafts, and spending time at home with her family and dogs.
(704) 457-7836 View (704) 457-7836
Photo of Jacqueline Thompson, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jacqueline Thompson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28206
If you’re reading this page, then you may very well be taking the first step toward receiving the care you need. I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Jacqueline Thompson, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with nearly two decades of experience in psychiatric nursing. I have spent my entire career providing care for those who struggle with mental illness—helping them to make their mental illness more manageable, or to help them move past it. I would love to do the same for you. I became a PMHNP-BC a little over four years ago after spending 14 years as a nurse, and 13 of those years specializing in psychiatric care.
If you’re reading this page, then you may very well be taking the first step toward receiving the care you need. I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Jacqueline Thompson, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with nearly two decades of experience in psychiatric nursing. I have spent my entire career providing care for those who struggle with mental illness—helping them to make their mental illness more manageable, or to help them move past it. I would love to do the same for you. I became a PMHNP-BC a little over four years ago after spending 14 years as a nurse, and 13 of those years specializing in psychiatric care.
(980) 414-3628 View (980) 414-3628
Photo of Liz Lemons, PMHNP, MSN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Liz Lemons
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28206  (Online Only)
I am a very compassionate and professional Nurse Practitioner who has managed and treated a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep/insomnia, OCD, Bipolar II, PTSD, substance use, and other areas and have over 11 years of experience treating teens, adults and seniors.
I am a very compassionate and professional Nurse Practitioner who has managed and treated a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep/insomnia, OCD, Bipolar II, PTSD, substance use, and other areas and have over 11 years of experience treating teens, adults and seniors.
(704) 440-5830 View (704) 440-5830
Photo of Bindu Mason, PMC, MSN, PMHNP-, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Bindu Mason
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMC, MSN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28206
Bindu Mason, CEO and Founder of Behavioral Health Wellness Outpatient Clinic, is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner licensed in NC with over 16 years of extensive experience. Bindu Mason's career has been dedicated to serving individuals with mental illnesses, and she is ready to bring this wealth of expertise to your care. Thank you for considering her. Bindu treats each client as a partner; together, you and her work toward a common goal. For Bindu, communication with her clients and their families is essential to providing the best care. Bindu provides compassionate and cutting-edge treatment.
Bindu Mason, CEO and Founder of Behavioral Health Wellness Outpatient Clinic, is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner licensed in NC with over 16 years of extensive experience. Bindu Mason's career has been dedicated to serving individuals with mental illnesses, and she is ready to bring this wealth of expertise to your care. Thank you for considering her. Bindu treats each client as a partner; together, you and her work toward a common goal. For Bindu, communication with her clients and their families is essential to providing the best care. Bindu provides compassionate and cutting-edge treatment.
(919) 594-1438 View (919) 594-1438
Photo of Gina McCall Ashman, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Gina McCall Ashman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28206  (Online Only)
I am an experienced registered nurse, behavioral coach, and certified case manager with excellent client management skills. I recently acquired PMHNP-BC for medication management and psychotherapy. With 34 years of registered nursing experience serving clients with medical and behavioral diagnoses, I am both a good listener and an action-oriented clinician. Over ten years of my nursing career have been spent building telephonic nursing skills. I have developed a strong ability to communicate effectively with clients to find gaps in care and resolve those gaps with education and referrals. I am a customer-service-focused clinician
I am an experienced registered nurse, behavioral coach, and certified case manager with excellent client management skills. I recently acquired PMHNP-BC for medication management and psychotherapy. With 34 years of registered nursing experience serving clients with medical and behavioral diagnoses, I am both a good listener and an action-oriented clinician. Over ten years of my nursing career have been spent building telephonic nursing skills. I have developed a strong ability to communicate effectively with clients to find gaps in care and resolve those gaps with education and referrals. I am a customer-service-focused clinician
(919) 887-2616 View (919) 887-2616
Photo of Ngozi Nnaji, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ngozi Nnaji
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 286-1786 View (704) 286-1786

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 28206

< 10

Psychiatrists in 28206 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Bipolar Disorder
78% ADHD
67% Trauma and PTSD
56% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
44% Addiction

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 28206 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 28206?

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.