Psychiatrists in 34231

Photo of Dr. Robert A Dugger II, Psychiatrist in 34231, FL
Dr. Robert A Dugger II
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34231
Get seen within 7 days. Click the website button now. Dr. Dugger is a Dual Board-Certified psychiatrist who works with children and adults, in person or online in Florida, Tennessee and New York. Dr. Dugger completed his BA at the University of Miami and his MD at the State University of New York’s Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Dugger did his residency and fellowship training at Northwell Zucker Hillside Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine affiliated Bronx Care Health System where he was Resident of the Year and Chief Fellow. He also performed extensively cited research at Columbia University.
Get seen within 7 days. Click the website button now. Dr. Dugger is a Dual Board-Certified psychiatrist who works with children and adults, in person or online in Florida, Tennessee and New York. Dr. Dugger completed his BA at the University of Miami and his MD at the State University of New York’s Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Dugger did his residency and fellowship training at Northwell Zucker Hillside Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine affiliated Bronx Care Health System where he was Resident of the Year and Chief Fellow. He also performed extensively cited research at Columbia University.
(941) 628-7815 View (941) 628-7815
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Christina Burge
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34231
I am board-certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have experience evaluating and treating a broad range of psychiatric conditions over the lifespan with a focus in adolescence through adulthood, including perinatal and postpartum mood concerns. My treatment focus is on psychopharmacological interventions while employing a comprehensive approach to mental health with the guidance of an individual’s specific health needs and desired health outcomes.
I am board-certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have experience evaluating and treating a broad range of psychiatric conditions over the lifespan with a focus in adolescence through adulthood, including perinatal and postpartum mood concerns. My treatment focus is on psychopharmacological interventions while employing a comprehensive approach to mental health with the guidance of an individual’s specific health needs and desired health outcomes.
(941) 213-1089 View (941) 213-1089
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Jenny Kosman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34231
I am a board certified psychiatrist, in private practice, who treats adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. I specialize in management of mood/ anxiety disorders, PTSD/ trauma, postpartum depression/psychosis, dementia, and helping people through stress associated with life transitions and complicated medical illnesses. I am a believer in building strong, trusting, and supportive relationships by blending conservative medication management with psychotherapy. I create a personalized approach and treatment plan by devoting sufficient time to learn about each person, his/her emotional/ physical conditions, and life situations. I strive to make the journey to healing as smooth and comfortable as possible.
I am a board certified psychiatrist, in private practice, who treats adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. I specialize in management of mood/ anxiety disorders, PTSD/ trauma, postpartum depression/psychosis, dementia, and helping people through stress associated with life transitions and complicated medical illnesses. I am a believer in building strong, trusting, and supportive relationships by blending conservative medication management with psychotherapy. I create a personalized approach and treatment plan by devoting sufficient time to learn about each person, his/her emotional/ physical conditions, and life situations. I strive to make the journey to healing as smooth and comfortable as possible.
(941) 888-3032 View (941) 888-3032
Photo of Steven Stein, Psychiatrist in 34231, FL
Steven Stein
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34231
I am a board-certified general psychiatrist who works with adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric conditions including depressive and mood disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, and bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum illnesses. I can provide psychopharmacological interventions, implement supportive and motivational psychotherapies, and provide comprehensive care with a patient-centered approach that is tailored to each patient's biological dispositions, as well as their psychological factors and social stressors.
I am a board-certified general psychiatrist who works with adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric conditions including depressive and mood disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, and bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum illnesses. I can provide psychopharmacological interventions, implement supportive and motivational psychotherapies, and provide comprehensive care with a patient-centered approach that is tailored to each patient's biological dispositions, as well as their psychological factors and social stressors.
(941) 218-8523 View (941) 218-8523
Photo of Helen Y. Choi, Psychiatrist in 34231, FL
Helen Y. Choi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Sarasota, FL 34231
My aim is to identify the factors contributing to the problems you are seeking help for, and to work with you in solving these problems. I am a board certified psychiatrist, who prior to moving to Tampa, was an attending and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I am experienced in providing evidence-based psychopharmacological treatments for a wide range of psychiatric conditions.
My aim is to identify the factors contributing to the problems you are seeking help for, and to work with you in solving these problems. I am a board certified psychiatrist, who prior to moving to Tampa, was an attending and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I am experienced in providing evidence-based psychopharmacological treatments for a wide range of psychiatric conditions.
(813) 285-5736 View (813) 285-5736

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 34231

< 10

Psychiatrists in 34231 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Sleep or Insomnia
100% Medication Management
100% Stress

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Medicare

How Psychiatrists in 34231 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 34231?

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.