Psychiatrists in 28270

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Sergio Badel
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
I am a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. I specialize in medical treatment and psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, anger issues, self-esteem issues, challenges with emotional intimacy, problems coping with stress, and obsessions. These symptoms often present themselves when individuals describe feeling "stuck" in their lives. They may have difficulties avoiding repetitive and unhealthy patterns that cause emotional turmoil and distress. I have found it is most therapeutic and cost-effective to provide psychotherapy combined with medication management (when appropriate).
I am a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. I specialize in medical treatment and psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, anger issues, self-esteem issues, challenges with emotional intimacy, problems coping with stress, and obsessions. These symptoms often present themselves when individuals describe feeling "stuck" in their lives. They may have difficulties avoiding repetitive and unhealthy patterns that cause emotional turmoil and distress. I have found it is most therapeutic and cost-effective to provide psychotherapy combined with medication management (when appropriate).
(954) 662-0422 View (954) 662-0422
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Jennifer Segura
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
My goal is to provide compassionate, non-judgmental, comprehensive, high quality care tailored to meet your individual needs. You need someone who is patient, willing to listen and to take the time to understand what you are going through. I will take the time to get to know you, to answer your questions, and to learn about your goals related to relationships and family, support networks, work, personal interests, spirituality, quality of life, physical health and wellness. Together we can decide on a plan that works for you.
My goal is to provide compassionate, non-judgmental, comprehensive, high quality care tailored to meet your individual needs. You need someone who is patient, willing to listen and to take the time to understand what you are going through. I will take the time to get to know you, to answer your questions, and to learn about your goals related to relationships and family, support networks, work, personal interests, spirituality, quality of life, physical health and wellness. Together we can decide on a plan that works for you.
(919) 800-0584 View (919) 800-0584
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Melanie Whitesell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
Now Accepting New Patients! I am a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. I specialize in medication management for individuals experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, mood swings, psychosis, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Now Accepting New Patients! I am a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. I specialize in medication management for individuals experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, mood swings, psychosis, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
(980) 372-7679 View (980) 372-7679
Photo of Rhonda Robinson, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Rhonda Robinson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
Rhonda Robinson, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prescribing of psychiatric medications for children, adolescents, and adults (across the lifespan). Areas of focus include PTSD/trauma, anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders (BPD, bipolar disorder, etc.), and depression disorders. I have been in the medical field for over 20 years. As a nurse, I have witnessed the gap in mental health services for both patients and family members.
Rhonda Robinson, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prescribing of psychiatric medications for children, adolescents, and adults (across the lifespan). Areas of focus include PTSD/trauma, anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders (BPD, bipolar disorder, etc.), and depression disorders. I have been in the medical field for over 20 years. As a nurse, I have witnessed the gap in mental health services for both patients and family members.
(980) 351-8247 View (980) 351-8247

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 28270

< 10

Psychiatrists in 28270 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Sleep or Insomnia
75% Emotional Disturbance
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 28270 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 28270?

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.