Psychiatrists in 28208

Photo of Shela West Illusions Dissolved Pllc, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Shela West Illusions Dissolved Pllc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28208  (Online Only)
Welcome to Illusions Dissolved Mental Health and Wellness, PLLC, where we believe that unraveling the illusions that cloud our minds is the key to unlocking genuine mental well-being. Changing one's perception and letting go of societal pressures, external expectations, and illusions that hinder self-expression can be an essential step towards healing. Shela A. West is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who specializes in addressing complex mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and ADHD.
Welcome to Illusions Dissolved Mental Health and Wellness, PLLC, where we believe that unraveling the illusions that cloud our minds is the key to unlocking genuine mental well-being. Changing one's perception and letting go of societal pressures, external expectations, and illusions that hinder self-expression can be an essential step towards healing. Shela A. West is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who specializes in addressing complex mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and ADHD.
(919) 756-5415 View (919) 756-5415
Photo of Rhonda Cartee, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Rhonda Cartee
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hello! I am a Nurse Practitioner with board certifications in family and psychiatric medicine. I am licensed in NC & SC.
Hello! I am a Nurse Practitioner with board certifications in family and psychiatric medicine. I am licensed in NC & SC.
(828) 944-8651 View (828) 944-8651
Photo of Jacqueline Thompson, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jacqueline Thompson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28208
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 Keith Logan - Mid Carolina Psychiatry, MD, Psychiatrist
Mid Carolina Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28208
We are a full service after-hours self pay adult psychiatric private practice. Our motto is that we are "the heart of psychiatry" because we strive to provide personalized care. Services include medication management and individual/group therapy modalities.
We are a full service after-hours self pay adult psychiatric private practice. Our motto is that we are "the heart of psychiatry" because we strive to provide personalized care. Services include medication management and individual/group therapy modalities.
(980) 354-0042 View (980) 354-0042
Photo of Martha Kerubo Ochako - Abundant Life Health Support, Dr, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Abundant Life Health Support
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28208
Mental health conditions are real. Their impacts on general health, occupation, relationships, or academics are real. I'm a board-certified PMHNP. My work entails assessing patients, diagnosing disorders, and prescribing the necessary treatments. I offer my services with empathic quality because I have experienced depression.
Mental health conditions are real. Their impacts on general health, occupation, relationships, or academics are real. I'm a board-certified PMHNP. My work entails assessing patients, diagnosing disorders, and prescribing the necessary treatments. I offer my services with empathic quality because I have experienced depression.
(984) 400-4605 View (984) 400-4605

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 28208

< 10

Psychiatrists in 28208 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
80% Depression
80% ADHD
60% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
60% Trauma and PTSD
40% Child

Average years in practice

2 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 28208 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 28208?

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.