Psychiatrists in 37421

Photo of Denise Y O'Neil, MSN,  PMHNP, FNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Denise Y O'Neil
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37421
I am dual Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner here to help you make the best decision in regard to your mental health. I am a compassionate provider who encourages my clients to actively participate in the decision-making process, which results in autonomy, empowerment, and overall improvement in their wellbeing. If you find yourself wondering if medication may be an option for you and/or if you think you may need an adjustment to your current medication regimen, give me a call. We can work together to get your questions answered and determine the best approach for you.
I am dual Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner here to help you make the best decision in regard to your mental health. I am a compassionate provider who encourages my clients to actively participate in the decision-making process, which results in autonomy, empowerment, and overall improvement in their wellbeing. If you find yourself wondering if medication may be an option for you and/or if you think you may need an adjustment to your current medication regimen, give me a call. We can work together to get your questions answered and determine the best approach for you.
(423) 560-7180 View (423) 560-7180
Photo of Darrin Bartell, PHMNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Darrin Bartell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PHMNP
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37421
My ideal client is someone seeking support for mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or mood disorders. They may need help managing symptoms, understanding their condition, or navigating medication decisions. Their goals include achieving stability, improving daily functioning, and enhancing their overall quality of life. They aspire to live a balanced life, where mental health challenges are effectively managed and wellness is a priority.
My ideal client is someone seeking support for mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or mood disorders. They may need help managing symptoms, understanding their condition, or navigating medication decisions. Their goals include achieving stability, improving daily functioning, and enhancing their overall quality of life. They aspire to live a balanced life, where mental health challenges are effectively managed and wellness is a priority.
(423) 529-5122 View (423) 529-5122
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River City Counseling
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37421
We are here to help you with your mental health needs. Our Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant are experienced working with a wide range of mental health conditions and we also have multiple therapists on-site for counseling services.
We are here to help you with your mental health needs. Our Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant are experienced working with a wide range of mental health conditions and we also have multiple therapists on-site for counseling services.
(423) 401-9315 View (423) 401-9315
Photo of undefined - Melissa S, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Melissa S
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37421  (Online Only)
Hey! I am Melissa, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have served a diverse population in my 20 years of nursing. I love them all however I have a special passion for people who are experiencing depression and anxiety. Shame and guilt. Lost or broken. Hopeless. Looking for direction. I dream of starting a Street Medicine clinic one day so that mental health care can be available to everyone.
Hey! I am Melissa, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have served a diverse population in my 20 years of nursing. I love them all however I have a special passion for people who are experiencing depression and anxiety. Shame and guilt. Lost or broken. Hopeless. Looking for direction. I dream of starting a Street Medicine clinic one day so that mental health care can be available to everyone.
(423) 455-8610 View (423) 455-8610
Photo of Jaquay Brister, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jaquay Brister
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Chattanooga, TN 37421  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) based in Tennessee. I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. I completed a 1 year residency at a VA Medical Center and have been practicing for 3 years. When not in clinic, I also work as a professor in a DNP: Mental Health program. In practice, I collaborate closely with clients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs, with a focus on promoting holistic wellness and empowering individuals to achieve their mental health goals.
Hello! I'm a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) based in Tennessee. I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. I completed a 1 year residency at a VA Medical Center and have been practicing for 3 years. When not in clinic, I also work as a professor in a DNP: Mental Health program. In practice, I collaborate closely with clients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs, with a focus on promoting holistic wellness and empowering individuals to achieve their mental health goals.
(901) 657-6459 View (901) 657-6459
Photo of undefined - Lauren Louise Hansen: Bloom Medical, DNP, MEd, APRN, WHNP-BC, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lauren Louise Hansen: Bloom Medical
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MEd, APRN, WHNP-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37421
I provide comprehensive, holistic, medical-based mental health care.
I provide comprehensive, holistic, medical-based mental health care.
(615) 551-5941 View (615) 551-5941
Photo of undefined - Mind Matters Behavioral Health, MSN`, APRN, PMHNPBC, CCATP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Mind Matters Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN`, APRN, PMHNPBC, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chattanooga, TN 37421  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with 7 years of nursing experience. I am also a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional (CCATP). My journey began in the ICU, caring for society's most vulnerable as they fought for their lives. Though we saved many, I yearned to do more - to truly improve their quality of life. This calling led me to psychiatry, where I now have the privilege of walking with people on their road to recovery. My goal is not just to prolong life, but to improve it.
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with 7 years of nursing experience. I am also a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional (CCATP). My journey began in the ICU, caring for society's most vulnerable as they fought for their lives. Though we saved many, I yearned to do more - to truly improve their quality of life. This calling led me to psychiatry, where I now have the privilege of walking with people on their road to recovery. My goal is not just to prolong life, but to improve it.
(865) 290-7619 View (865) 290-7619

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 37421

< 10

Psychiatrists in 37421 who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 37421 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 37421?

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.