Psychiatrists in 33916

Photo of Susan George, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 33916, FL
Susan George
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33916
I can help by offering specialized care for anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, as well as ADHD and mood disorders. I provide a welcoming and warm environment, using a comprehensive and holistic approach to mental health. My goal is to support your unique journey toward wellness, ensuring you receive personalized care to help you achieve your goals.
I can help by offering specialized care for anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, as well as ADHD and mood disorders. I provide a welcoming and warm environment, using a comprehensive and holistic approach to mental health. My goal is to support your unique journey toward wellness, ensuring you receive personalized care to help you achieve your goals.
(239) 350-4412 View (239) 350-4412
Photo of Kazim Mohammed, Physician Assistant in 33916, FL
Kazim Mohammed
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33916
I am a certified physician assistant, who has been focusing on psychiatry since beginning my path in medicine. I believe mental health is important as physical well-being, and I strive to deliver quality of care, tailored to the needs of each and every individual.
I am a certified physician assistant, who has been focusing on psychiatry since beginning my path in medicine. I believe mental health is important as physical well-being, and I strive to deliver quality of care, tailored to the needs of each and every individual.
(239) 544-4528 View (239) 544-4528
Photo of Jennifer Randall, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 33916, FL
Jennifer Randall
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33916
As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Elite DNA, I specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health conditions. I work with patients of all ages, providing compassionate and effective care in a safe, non-judgmental environment. My goal is to support individuals from all communities with their mental health.
As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Elite DNA, I specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health conditions. I work with patients of all ages, providing compassionate and effective care in a safe, non-judgmental environment. My goal is to support individuals from all communities with their mental health.
(239) 522-2758 View (239) 522-2758
Photo of Michelle Sterban, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 33916, FL
Michelle Sterban
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33916
My ideal client is someone dealing with anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder, seeking a compassionate and understanding environment. They may also struggle with ADHD or mood disorders, needing comprehensive assessments, personalized therapy, and medication management. Their goals are to improve mental well-being, reduce symptoms, and develop coping strategies, all within a supportive, non-judgmental space that prioritizes their unique journey toward wellness.
My ideal client is someone dealing with anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder, seeking a compassionate and understanding environment. They may also struggle with ADHD or mood disorders, needing comprehensive assessments, personalized therapy, and medication management. Their goals are to improve mental well-being, reduce symptoms, and develop coping strategies, all within a supportive, non-judgmental space that prioritizes their unique journey toward wellness.
(239) 510-1992 View (239) 510-1992
Photo of Owen Kelchner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 33916, FL
Owen Kelchner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33916
As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I’m dedicated to enhancing the mental well-being of individuals and families in my community and throughout Southwest Florida through personalized psychiatric care. I am passionate about providing evidence-based care, promoting patient empowerment, and fostering a supportive environment.
As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I’m dedicated to enhancing the mental well-being of individuals and families in my community and throughout Southwest Florida through personalized psychiatric care. I am passionate about providing evidence-based care, promoting patient empowerment, and fostering a supportive environment.
(239) 360-3994 View (239) 360-3994

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 33916

< 10

Psychiatrists in 33916 who prioritize treating:

100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% ADHD
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Bipolar Disorder
60% Oppositional Defiance (ODD)

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in 33916 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 33916?

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.