Psychiatrists in 31909

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Ramesh Kannegenti
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Columbus, GA 31909
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.
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Courtney Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Columbus, GA 31909
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
Columbus, GA 31909
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.
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Sameer Dongre
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Columbus, GA 31909
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.
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Krishmaa Jendayi-Robinson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Columbus, GA 31909  (Online Only)
I treat individuals ages 18+ who are going through difficult life circumstances including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, and job/school stress. I also manage medications for Bipolar Disorder and schizophrenia. My clinical practice goes beyond specialized knowledge in behavioral sciences. I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking therapeutic treatment which acknowledges the interconnectedness between mind, spirit, and body.
I treat individuals ages 18+ who are going through difficult life circumstances including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, and job/school stress. I also manage medications for Bipolar Disorder and schizophrenia. My clinical practice goes beyond specialized knowledge in behavioral sciences. I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking therapeutic treatment which acknowledges the interconnectedness between mind, spirit, and body.
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Hope Psychiatric Consultants
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Yulanda, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
Columbus, GA 31909
From the moment I enrolled in Jacksonville State University where I eventually earned both my master’s and Doctorate of Nursing with a specialty in Adult Gerontology Acute Care to my travels to the University of Texas where I earned my specialty in Primary Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. As the proud owner of Hope Psychiatric Consultants. The “Hope” in Hope Psychiatric Consultants happily stands for “Handing Out Positive Energy.” I ideated and implemented this telehealth psych platform to give those in need the medical attention and listening ear they need for their mental health.
From the moment I enrolled in Jacksonville State University where I eventually earned both my master’s and Doctorate of Nursing with a specialty in Adult Gerontology Acute Care to my travels to the University of Texas where I earned my specialty in Primary Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. As the proud owner of Hope Psychiatric Consultants. The “Hope” in Hope Psychiatric Consultants happily stands for “Handing Out Positive Energy.” I ideated and implemented this telehealth psych platform to give those in need the medical attention and listening ear they need for their mental health.
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Dr. Beatrice Odero
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-, BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, GA 31909  (Online Only)
Do you or your loved ones struggle with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar, Insomnia among others. We are here to listen. Mental health is complex. Our providers take consideration of genetics, environmental & social factors that may impact your emotional wellness. We offer comprehensive psychiatric assessment, medication management, nutritional psychiatry, psychotherapy, & tips on lifestyle-changes which will positively affect your emotional wellness. We utilize evidence-based interventions to create unique individualized treatment plan. Our goal is to provide compassionate, personalized, & culturally sensitive care.
Do you or your loved ones struggle with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar, Insomnia among others. We are here to listen. Mental health is complex. Our providers take consideration of genetics, environmental & social factors that may impact your emotional wellness. We offer comprehensive psychiatric assessment, medication management, nutritional psychiatry, psychotherapy, & tips on lifestyle-changes which will positively affect your emotional wellness. We utilize evidence-based interventions to create unique individualized treatment plan. Our goal is to provide compassionate, personalized, & culturally sensitive care.
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 31909

< 10

Psychiatrists in 31909 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Medication Management
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Bipolar Disorder
71% ADHD

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Humana

How Psychiatrists in 31909 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 31909?

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.