Psychiatrists in 42001

Photo of Stillwater Health Ketamine & TMS, Physician Assistant in 42001, KY
Stillwater Health Ketamine & TMS
Physician Assistant, DMSc, Fellow, MPAS, PA-C, MT(ASCP
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
Stillwater Health IV Ketamine & TMS is a clinic serving Paducah, Western Kentucky and our region as the premier ketamine clinic in the area. We also provide state-of-the art NeuroStar TMS chairs that have 83% response rate and 62% remission rates in treating major depressive disorder. Ketamine can help reduce depression, anxiety, PTSD, postpartum depression, suicidal thougths and more!
Stillwater Health IV Ketamine & TMS is a clinic serving Paducah, Western Kentucky and our region as the premier ketamine clinic in the area. We also provide state-of-the art NeuroStar TMS chairs that have 83% response rate and 62% remission rates in treating major depressive disorder. Ketamine can help reduce depression, anxiety, PTSD, postpartum depression, suicidal thougths and more!
(270) 258-1274 View (270) 258-1274
Photo of Laurie K Ballew, Psychiatrist in 42001, KY
Laurie K Ballew
Psychiatrist, EdD, DO, DFAPA
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
Dr Laurie Ballew is a Board Certified Psychiatrist practicing Holistic Psychiatry in Paducah Kentucky. She is also Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. Dr Ballew focuses on the cognitive, emotional, physical , and spiritual well being of her clients. Each client will have an individualized treatment plan. She sees individuals who may have mood disorders, ADHD, addiction issues or early to mid stage Alzheimer’s or other dementias. The age range of Dr Ballew’s practice is 18 and above.
Dr Laurie Ballew is a Board Certified Psychiatrist practicing Holistic Psychiatry in Paducah Kentucky. She is also Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. Dr Ballew focuses on the cognitive, emotional, physical , and spiritual well being of her clients. Each client will have an individualized treatment plan. She sees individuals who may have mood disorders, ADHD, addiction issues or early to mid stage Alzheimer’s or other dementias. The age range of Dr Ballew’s practice is 18 and above.
(270) 201-7194 View (270) 201-7194
Photo of Derek Ratliff, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 42001, KY
Derek Ratliff
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, APRN
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
I believe that mental health care is and should be a normal part of navigating the human experience. We all have our own unique experiences, goals, and challenges. My ideal client is someone who is looking to navigate through these experiences and challenges together.
I believe that mental health care is and should be a normal part of navigating the human experience. We all have our own unique experiences, goals, and challenges. My ideal client is someone who is looking to navigate through these experiences and challenges together.
(270) 558-1516 View (270) 558-1516
Photo of Care Clinic, Psychiatrist in 42001, KY
Care Clinic
Psychiatrist, DO, MS, DABPN
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
At the CARE Clinic, we provide our patients with up-to-date, evidenced based practices along with some of the most experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals in the field. Our mission has been to provide quality care in a safe environment - earning us a reputation as the clinic most often recommended by family members and colleagues alike. From Addiction Medicine to Brain Health and Wellness, our personalized services allow us to cater to your individual needs. We truly believe that recovery can be a reality for everyone. Our areas of expertise include: Opioid treatment (Suboxone, Sublocade, Vivitrol, Naltrexone, Lucemyra, a
At the CARE Clinic, we provide our patients with up-to-date, evidenced based practices along with some of the most experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals in the field. Our mission has been to provide quality care in a safe environment - earning us a reputation as the clinic most often recommended by family members and colleagues alike. From Addiction Medicine to Brain Health and Wellness, our personalized services allow us to cater to your individual needs. We truly believe that recovery can be a reality for everyone. Our areas of expertise include: Opioid treatment (Suboxone, Sublocade, Vivitrol, Naltrexone, Lucemyra, a
(859) 217-4592 View (859) 217-4592
Photo of Precious Sarver, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 42001, KY
Precious Sarver
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BC
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
Mental health plays a significant role in our overall health and wellbeing. It is okay if you need to reach out for help. Please do. I prioritize patient focused care that is individually tailored to meet your needs. I strive to build lasting relationships with patients that are built on respect and trust. My view of mental health care is as a mutual partnership where we take things at your pace. I want you to feel comfortable, welcomed, safe, and heard. My values stand firm on commitment, integrity, respect, and advocacy. My goal is to empower and assist with optimizing your mental health because mental health does matter.
Mental health plays a significant role in our overall health and wellbeing. It is okay if you need to reach out for help. Please do. I prioritize patient focused care that is individually tailored to meet your needs. I strive to build lasting relationships with patients that are built on respect and trust. My view of mental health care is as a mutual partnership where we take things at your pace. I want you to feel comfortable, welcomed, safe, and heard. My values stand firm on commitment, integrity, respect, and advocacy. My goal is to empower and assist with optimizing your mental health because mental health does matter.
(502) 334-0869 View (502) 334-0869
Photo of Dr. Whitney Gilley, Psychiatrist in 42001, KY
Dr. Whitney Gilley
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
Not accepting new clients
This is a small practice where I believe in taking time with patients. As an M.D. specialist in psychiatry, I offer both therapy and medication options. My focus is helping patients manage stress and heal from conditions including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and PTSD. My sincere goal is not just to treat symptoms but to help patients take steps to improve their overall quality of life. I offer online weekly therapy visits.
This is a small practice where I believe in taking time with patients. As an M.D. specialist in psychiatry, I offer both therapy and medication options. My focus is helping patients manage stress and heal from conditions including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and PTSD. My sincere goal is not just to treat symptoms but to help patients take steps to improve their overall quality of life. I offer online weekly therapy visits.
(270) 733-6262 View (270) 733-6262
Gabrielle Holden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001  (Online Only)
(859) 208-2811 View (859) 208-2811

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 42001

< 10

Psychiatrists in 42001 who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 42001 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 42001?

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.