Psychiatrists in 33908

Photo of Rebecca Fox, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Rebecca Fox
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908  (Online Only)
Treatment aims to alleviate symptoms, improve daily functioning, enhance coping skills, foster self-awareness, and promote long-term mental well-being. With the incorporation of therapy and medication when necessary, individuals are empowered to actively engage in their mental health journey.
Treatment aims to alleviate symptoms, improve daily functioning, enhance coping skills, foster self-awareness, and promote long-term mental well-being. With the incorporation of therapy and medication when necessary, individuals are empowered to actively engage in their mental health journey.
(239) 933-6387 View (239) 933-6387
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Shirley Govender
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908  (Online Only)
I completed my undergraduate degree in nursing and psychology in South Africa. On completion of my degree, I travelled to the United States and worked as a travel nurse before obtaining my graduate degree in Adult Health from the University of Arizona. Following this, I specialized in inpatient hospital medicine. During this time, I became sensitive to the often neglected and overlooked mental health needs of the hospatient with complex physical illness.
I completed my undergraduate degree in nursing and psychology in South Africa. On completion of my degree, I travelled to the United States and worked as a travel nurse before obtaining my graduate degree in Adult Health from the University of Arizona. Following this, I specialized in inpatient hospital medicine. During this time, I became sensitive to the often neglected and overlooked mental health needs of the hospatient with complex physical illness.
(239) 522-8125 View (239) 522-8125
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Louis-Jacques Joseph
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908
I have been working a a psychiatric nurse for the past 10 years. I have used my skills and experience to better care for patients. I have used a holistic approach to provide the best quality of care. I strive to help patients find meaning in their daily lives.
I have been working a a psychiatric nurse for the past 10 years. I have used my skills and experience to better care for patients. I have used a holistic approach to provide the best quality of care. I strive to help patients find meaning in their daily lives.
(239) 522-7198 View (239) 522-7198
Photo of Jacqueline Carlson, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jacqueline Carlson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Jacqueline Carlson is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2002. Integrity, empathy, caring, and honesty are the principles that forge the foundation of Jacqueline's practice. Being entrusted by an individual to guide them through difficult times is a privilege. Everyone has the right to happiness, but sometimes we need help. Jacqueline is grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to attain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help others achieve their best selves.
Jacqueline Carlson is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2002. Integrity, empathy, caring, and honesty are the principles that forge the foundation of Jacqueline's practice. Being entrusted by an individual to guide them through difficult times is a privilege. Everyone has the right to happiness, but sometimes we need help. Jacqueline is grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to attain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help others achieve their best selves.
(239) 933-4639 View (239) 933-4639
Photo of Dawn Mccarty, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dawn Mccarty
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Dawn works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Dawn believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Dawn works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Dawn believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(239) 688-3002 View (239) 688-3002
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Mental Health Urgent Care Zaheer Aslam Md
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908
APC Mental Health Urgent Care provides clinical services to adults (ages 18 and over) who are experiencing a mental health or substance related health crisis. APC Mental Health Urgent Care offers an alternative to visiting the emergency room during a mental health crisis. You can expect excellent, professional service in a caring, supportive enviornment
APC Mental Health Urgent Care provides clinical services to adults (ages 18 and over) who are experiencing a mental health or substance related health crisis. APC Mental Health Urgent Care offers an alternative to visiting the emergency room during a mental health crisis. You can expect excellent, professional service in a caring, supportive enviornment
(239) 747-0867 View (239) 747-0867
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Harmony United Psychiatric Care
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
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Andrew Lister
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908
I'm here to help my patients with whatever their mental health needs may be including anxiety, depression, stress, bi-polar, mood disorder, ADHD, focus, trauma, PTSD or other mental health needs.
I'm here to help my patients with whatever their mental health needs may be including anxiety, depression, stress, bi-polar, mood disorder, ADHD, focus, trauma, PTSD or other mental health needs.
(941) 499-8167 View (941) 499-8167
Photo of Ijaz Rasul - Telepsychiatrist _Piedmont Behavioral Services, MD, Psychiatrist
Telepsychiatrist _Piedmont Behavioral Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908
We provide Child and Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse clients via video across Florida. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists and Therapists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer.
We provide Child and Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse clients via video across Florida. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists and Therapists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer.
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 33908

< 10

Psychiatrists in 33908 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
89% Anxiety
78% ADHD
78% Bipolar Disorder
78% Medication Management
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
56% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
88% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 33908 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a psychiatrist in 33908?

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.