Psychiatrists in 30329

Photo of Ester Pulliam, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 30329, GA
Ester Pulliam
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
Ester Pulliam is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2013. Ester is passionate about her profession and is a good listener. Ester enjoys working together with clients and encourages them to actively participate in their care, as well as their key family members. Outside of work, Ester enjoys traveling to experience other cultures, reading, gardening, meditating, and taking long walks.
Ester Pulliam is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2013. Ester is passionate about her profession and is a good listener. Ester enjoys working together with clients and encourages them to actively participate in their care, as well as their key family members. Outside of work, Ester enjoys traveling to experience other cultures, reading, gardening, meditating, and taking long walks.
(404) 924-8366 View (404) 924-8366
Photo of Kahari Scott, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 30329, GA
Kahari Scott
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, BSN
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
As a PMHNP hailing from rural Mississippi, I intimately understand the pervasive stigma surrounding mental health in my community.
As a PMHNP hailing from rural Mississippi, I intimately understand the pervasive stigma surrounding mental health in my community.
(404) 737-9495 View (404) 737-9495
Photo of Brooke Boccaccio, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 30329, GA
Brooke Boccaccio
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
Brooke Boccaccio is a certified Nurse Practitioner that joined the LifeStance Health group in June 2018. Brooke has experience in working with adolescents and adults with a variety range of different disorders.
Brooke Boccaccio is a certified Nurse Practitioner that joined the LifeStance Health group in June 2018. Brooke has experience in working with adolescents and adults with a variety range of different disorders.
(470) 722-8207 View (470) 722-8207
Photo of Helaina Jaffe, Psychiatrist in 30329, GA
Helaina Jaffe
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
In caring for her patients, Dr. Jaffe values personal dignity, growth, and relationships. Dr. Jaffe's professional focus is skillfully integrating principles of psychotherapy with medication management. She takes a holistic approach to understanding each person, considering biological, psychological, and social health factors. She strives to collaborate with patients to help realize their most important valued goals. Her special interests include: women's mental health, treatment resistant depression (TRD), psychodynamic psychopharmacology, anxiety disorders, and PTSD.
In caring for her patients, Dr. Jaffe values personal dignity, growth, and relationships. Dr. Jaffe's professional focus is skillfully integrating principles of psychotherapy with medication management. She takes a holistic approach to understanding each person, considering biological, psychological, and social health factors. She strives to collaborate with patients to help realize their most important valued goals. Her special interests include: women's mental health, treatment resistant depression (TRD), psychodynamic psychopharmacology, anxiety disorders, and PTSD.
(877) 265-3058 View (877) 265-3058
Photo of Angela Hamm, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 30329, GA
Angela Hamm
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
Angela Hamm is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Family Nurse Practice. She has 10+ years of nursing experience in the inpatient and outpatient settings. As a nurse practitioner, she has experience treating patients across the life span with a wide range of illnesses. Angela enjoys providing individualized care for patients of all ages struggling with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD and other mental health conditions.
Angela Hamm is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Family Nurse Practice. She has 10+ years of nursing experience in the inpatient and outpatient settings. As a nurse practitioner, she has experience treating patients across the life span with a wide range of illnesses. Angela enjoys providing individualized care for patients of all ages struggling with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD and other mental health conditions.
(877) 265-3058 View (877) 265-3058
Photo of Jessica Igbalajobi, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 30329, GA
Jessica Igbalajobi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
I believe in addressing symptoms in a respectful and collaborative manner. I will use my experience as a mental health professional to provide you with several options for treatment while maintaining your safety, but you will always have the final say in what the next step is. I provide very detailed initial assessments. Let's work together to build the mindset needed to live the life you want!.
I believe in addressing symptoms in a respectful and collaborative manner. I will use my experience as a mental health professional to provide you with several options for treatment while maintaining your safety, but you will always have the final say in what the next step is. I provide very detailed initial assessments. Let's work together to build the mindset needed to live the life you want!.
(470) 613-7538 View (470) 613-7538
Photo of Dr. Christopher Mora, Psychiatrist in 30329, GA
Dr. Christopher Mora
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
I am an experienced psychiatrist committed to providing individualized care to each patient, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and shared decision making/informed consent. My goal in working with patients is to foster growth, strength and resiliency, while working together to manage underlying psychiatric and medical conditions impeding their progress. My treatment approach is integrative, often combining various modalities including medications, psychotherapy, medical/diagnostic labwork, nutrition, exercise, and other wellness focused approaches catered to each individual's values.
I am an experienced psychiatrist committed to providing individualized care to each patient, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and shared decision making/informed consent. My goal in working with patients is to foster growth, strength and resiliency, while working together to manage underlying psychiatric and medical conditions impeding their progress. My treatment approach is integrative, often combining various modalities including medications, psychotherapy, medical/diagnostic labwork, nutrition, exercise, and other wellness focused approaches catered to each individual's values.
(404) 494-0097 View (404) 494-0097
Photo of Dr. Valdesha DeJean, Psychiatrist in 30329, GA
Dr. Valdesha DeJean
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, cultural stressors, and professionals in crisis. In addition to medication evaluation, I offer psychotherapy services (individual, couples, and family). My therapy approach is warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental, and I create an empathic environment for clients. I understand my patients from a holistic perspective by evaluating the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to their emotional concerns. Currently seeing clients in GA, TX, and WA.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, cultural stressors, and professionals in crisis. In addition to medication evaluation, I offer psychotherapy services (individual, couples, and family). My therapy approach is warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental, and I create an empathic environment for clients. I understand my patients from a holistic perspective by evaluating the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to their emotional concerns. Currently seeing clients in GA, TX, and WA.
(678) 661-5459 View (678) 661-5459

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 30329

< 10

Psychiatrists in 30329 who prioritize treating:

100% Medication Management
88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% ADHD
75% Bipolar Disorder
63% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Humana

How Psychiatrists in 30329 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 30329?

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.