Psychiatrists in 31901

Photo of Simone Graham-Murray, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Simone Graham-Murray
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and I primarily work in substance abuse treatment with clients who also experience mental disorders.
Hello! I'm a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and I primarily work in substance abuse treatment with clients who also experience mental disorders.
(706) 690-3632 View (706) 690-3632
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Korinne Edwards
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a board-certified, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner based in Georgia. I received my Masters and Doctorate from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City and have been practicing for the last 5 years. I help teens and adults struggling with mental health concerns become the best version of themselves with the use of medication and psychoeducation. I hope to see you soon!
Hello! I'm a board-certified, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner based in Georgia. I received my Masters and Doctorate from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City and have been practicing for the last 5 years. I help teens and adults struggling with mental health concerns become the best version of themselves with the use of medication and psychoeducation. I hope to see you soon!
(706) 898-3380 View (706) 898-3380
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Rivertown Psychiatry-Columbus
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31901
WALK IN CLINIC: One of our regions biggest issues with mental health is the absence of a psychiatrist when a patient decides to see one. No more 1-2 month waits for appointments. By having a walk-in clinic available, we are here when you most need us! MISSION STATEMENT : To provide professional and compassionate evaluation and continuing care to adults, children and families with psychiatric issues in a confidential and caring environment. To achieve this we incorporate both physician and nurse practitioners in our practice who are Board Certified Psychiatrically specialized providers who essentially can provide medications and psychotherapy.
WALK IN CLINIC: One of our regions biggest issues with mental health is the absence of a psychiatrist when a patient decides to see one. No more 1-2 month waits for appointments. By having a walk-in clinic available, we are here when you most need us! MISSION STATEMENT : To provide professional and compassionate evaluation and continuing care to adults, children and families with psychiatric issues in a confidential and caring environment. To achieve this we incorporate both physician and nurse practitioners in our practice who are Board Certified Psychiatrically specialized providers who essentially can provide medications and psychotherapy.
(706) 760-7620 View (706) 760-7620
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Olufunmilayo Ajala
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901
Funmi Ajala is a Licensed Nurse Practitioner with vast experience in Psychiatric-Mental Health providing care for children, Adolescents, and Adults. Funmi is a board-certified Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), PMHNP-BC by American Credentialing Center (ANCC.) Funmi also holds a bachelor’s degree in medical Microbiology, Bachelor’s degree in nursing- at Chamberlain University Chicago and a master’s degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health – at Walden University.
Funmi Ajala is a Licensed Nurse Practitioner with vast experience in Psychiatric-Mental Health providing care for children, Adolescents, and Adults. Funmi is a board-certified Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), PMHNP-BC by American Credentialing Center (ANCC.) Funmi also holds a bachelor’s degree in medical Microbiology, Bachelor’s degree in nursing- at Chamberlain University Chicago and a master’s degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health – at Walden University.
(706) 408-9286 View (706) 408-9286
Photo of Dola Abiodun, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dola Abiodun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31901
I'm a compassionate Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a passion to help my clients suffering with mental health challenges to better cope and attain optimal health.
I'm a compassionate Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a passion to help my clients suffering with mental health challenges to better cope and attain optimal health.
(470) 260-6934 View (470) 260-6934
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Mercy Oyerinde
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901  (Online Only)
I'm Mercy and i am a Nurse Practitioner, providing Psychiatric-Mental Health Care to the general population. I am board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) by American Nurses Credentialing Centers (ANCC). I have years of experience in caring for pediatrics (ages 13 and above), adults, and the aging.
I'm Mercy and i am a Nurse Practitioner, providing Psychiatric-Mental Health Care to the general population. I am board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) by American Nurses Credentialing Centers (ANCC). I have years of experience in caring for pediatrics (ages 13 and above), adults, and the aging.
(470) 648-4840 View (470) 648-4840
Photo of Carolyn Mwangi, APRN, PMHNP, BC, FNP, C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Carolyn Mwangi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC, FNP, C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31901  (Online Only)
Carolyn Mwangi is a nurse practitioner certified in psychiatric mental health and family medicine, with over 20 years of experience in the medical field.
Carolyn Mwangi is a nurse practitioner certified in psychiatric mental health and family medicine, with over 20 years of experience in the medical field.
(678) 347-1068 View (678) 347-1068
Rivertown Psychiatry - Opelika
Psychiatrist, MD
Not Verified Not Verified
Columbus, GA 31901
WALK IN CLINIC: One of our regions biggest issues with mental health is the absence of a psychiatrist when a patient decides to see one. No more 1-2 month waits for appointments. By having a walk-in clinic available, we are here when you most need us! MISSION STATEMENT : To provide professional and compassionate evaluation and continuing care to adults, children and families with psychiatric issues in a confidential and caring environment. To achieve this we incorporate both physician and nurse practitioners in our practice who are Board Certified Psychiatrically specialized providers who essentially can provide medications and psychotherapy.
WALK IN CLINIC: One of our regions biggest issues with mental health is the absence of a psychiatrist when a patient decides to see one. No more 1-2 month waits for appointments. By having a walk-in clinic available, we are here when you most need us! MISSION STATEMENT : To provide professional and compassionate evaluation and continuing care to adults, children and families with psychiatric issues in a confidential and caring environment. To achieve this we incorporate both physician and nurse practitioners in our practice who are Board Certified Psychiatrically specialized providers who essentially can provide medications and psychotherapy.
(706) 223-1933 View (706) 223-1933
Photo of Olusola Olawale, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Olusola Olawale
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31901  (Online Only)
Olawale is a board-certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry, providing medication management and prescription for mental illness. We provide a quality care to patients dealing with ADHD, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar and many other disorders. We provide the care by working closely with patients, other pertinent providers, family members and loved ones to ensure that our client receive the right diagnosis, treatment, and medication management. We are able to prescribe medications for mental illness. We do not prescribe stimulants.
Olawale is a board-certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry, providing medication management and prescription for mental illness. We provide a quality care to patients dealing with ADHD, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar and many other disorders. We provide the care by working closely with patients, other pertinent providers, family members and loved ones to ensure that our client receive the right diagnosis, treatment, and medication management. We are able to prescribe medications for mental illness. We do not prescribe stimulants.
(678) 203-6557 View (678) 203-6557
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Ogochukwu Ojiaku
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901  (Online Only)
Dr. Ogochukwu Ojiaku is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health, and Family Nurse Practitioner, with about 10 years of experience at the VA Medical Center. She is very knowledgeable in providing patient-tailored treatment to clients across the lifespan. She uses her extensive Medical and Psychiatric expertise to assess, properly diagnose, and holistically treat clients with medical and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Ojiaku is focused on providing optimal, affordable, no-wait services. She understands that Mental Health is essential at all stages of life.
Dr. Ogochukwu Ojiaku is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health, and Family Nurse Practitioner, with about 10 years of experience at the VA Medical Center. She is very knowledgeable in providing patient-tailored treatment to clients across the lifespan. She uses her extensive Medical and Psychiatric expertise to assess, properly diagnose, and holistically treat clients with medical and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Ojiaku is focused on providing optimal, affordable, no-wait services. She understands that Mental Health is essential at all stages of life.
(470) 664-2925 View (470) 664-2925
Photo of Amber Dale, PMHNP, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Amber Dale
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901
I am a board-certified mental health care professional dedicated to providing individualized care to all people across the lifespan. My professional role as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner involves caring for society's most vulnerable citizens. I have experience with patients in all settings. With roots in New York and a current residence in Georgia, my vision is to make mental health care more accessible and accessible to everyone.
I am a board-certified mental health care professional dedicated to providing individualized care to all people across the lifespan. My professional role as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner involves caring for society's most vulnerable citizens. I have experience with patients in all settings. With roots in New York and a current residence in Georgia, my vision is to make mental health care more accessible and accessible to everyone.
(706) 909-3950 View (706) 909-3950
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Sameer Dongre
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901
Sameer works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. He seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Sameer believes that establishing a strong alliance with his clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, He partners with his clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Sameer works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. He seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Sameer believes that establishing a strong alliance with his clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, He partners with his clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(706) 899-3469 View (706) 899-3469
Photo of Ramesh Kannegenti, MD, Psychiatrist
Ramesh Kannegenti
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901
Dr. Kannegenti specializes in Adult Psychiatry and is licensed to treat patients with Opioid Dependence. Dr. Kannegenti believes that there is always more to be learned and mastered. It is that philosophy that has led him to attend many courses on the new treatments and advancements in the psychiatry field and drug addiction therapy. Dr. Kannegenti strives to give his patients the best and most compassionate care possible.
Dr. Kannegenti specializes in Adult Psychiatry and is licensed to treat patients with Opioid Dependence. Dr. Kannegenti believes that there is always more to be learned and mastered. It is that philosophy that has led him to attend many courses on the new treatments and advancements in the psychiatry field and drug addiction therapy. Dr. Kannegenti strives to give his patients the best and most compassionate care possible.
(706) 659-9479 View (706) 659-9479
Photo of Courtney Jones, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Courtney Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901
I have 9 years of nursing experience with 8 of those years being in mental and behavioral health. I am very passionate about reducing the stigma associated with seeking mental health services. When the opportunity presents I advocate for increasing the availability of mental and behavioral health services. Many would say my approach to providing mental health services is patient centered. I value my patients' input when planning the most appropriate treatment plans.
I have 9 years of nursing experience with 8 of those years being in mental and behavioral health. I am very passionate about reducing the stigma associated with seeking mental health services. When the opportunity presents I advocate for increasing the availability of mental and behavioral health services. Many would say my approach to providing mental health services is patient centered. I value my patients' input when planning the most appropriate treatment plans.
(706) 903-9407 View (706) 903-9407
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Tarvett Standley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Columbus, GA 31901
Tarvett Standley is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor in Nursing and a Master's Degree in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner from Columbus State University and a Post Master's Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. Tarvett believes in providing a safe environment for disclosure to build a trusting relationship. In her spare time, Tarvett enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and listening to podcasts.
Tarvett Standley is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor in Nursing and a Master's Degree in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner from Columbus State University and a Post Master's Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. Tarvett believes in providing a safe environment for disclosure to build a trusting relationship. In her spare time, Tarvett enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and listening to podcasts.
(706) 862-8292 View (706) 862-8292

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 31901

10+

Average cost per session

$185

Psychiatrists in 31901 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
93% Bipolar Disorder
87% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
80% Trauma and PTSD
67% ADHD
60% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 31901 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a psychiatrist in 31901?

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.