Psychiatrists in 48220

Photo of Laila Marashi, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 48220, MI
Laila Marashi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-C, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndale, MI 48220
I specialize in pediatric, adolescent, and adult psychiatry across diverse diagnoses. I work closely with my patients and their families to develop individualized treatment plans specific to their medical and psychiatric needs. My treatment approach is holistic, and patient centered. When appropriate, I believe that medication treatment in mental health is just one piece in the puzzle of achieving optimal wellbeing.
I specialize in pediatric, adolescent, and adult psychiatry across diverse diagnoses. I work closely with my patients and their families to develop individualized treatment plans specific to their medical and psychiatric needs. My treatment approach is holistic, and patient centered. When appropriate, I believe that medication treatment in mental health is just one piece in the puzzle of achieving optimal wellbeing.
(248) 600-4942 View (248) 600-4942
Photo of Amy Fox, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 48220, MI
Amy Fox
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndale, MI 48220
I strongly believe in treating you as a whole person and taking a comprehensive approach to help you achieve your personal treatment goals. My goal is to truly understand what matters to you and assist you in reaching a state of well-being and wholeness. I place great importance on addressing all aspects of your well-being, including your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, to promote maximum healing. I am committed to empowering you to grow and thrive, using a strength-based approach. I see our relationship as a collaborative partnership, where we work together to achieve your goals.
I strongly believe in treating you as a whole person and taking a comprehensive approach to help you achieve your personal treatment goals. My goal is to truly understand what matters to you and assist you in reaching a state of well-being and wholeness. I place great importance on addressing all aspects of your well-being, including your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, to promote maximum healing. I am committed to empowering you to grow and thrive, using a strength-based approach. I see our relationship as a collaborative partnership, where we work together to achieve your goals.
(248) 487-1956 View (248) 487-1956
Photo of Greg Waltz, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 48220, MI
Greg Waltz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ferndale, MI 48220
Connecting with each client is a vital part of my practice. I view each person as important, not “a number“. I find checking in regularly about goals and current satisfaction helps foster a trusting client/provider relationship focused on growth. I work with each person in identifying barriers that could hinder therapy and medication from working. I firmly believe that positive mental health and well-being do not happen in “a vacuum”, but many factors affect this, therefore a holistic approach is required to achieve lasting results.
Connecting with each client is a vital part of my practice. I view each person as important, not “a number“. I find checking in regularly about goals and current satisfaction helps foster a trusting client/provider relationship focused on growth. I work with each person in identifying barriers that could hinder therapy and medication from working. I firmly believe that positive mental health and well-being do not happen in “a vacuum”, but many factors affect this, therefore a holistic approach is required to achieve lasting results.
(248) 963-5956 View (248) 963-5956
Photo of Melanie Barbat, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 48220, MI
Melanie Barbat
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-S
Verified Verified
Ferndale, MI 48220
You are an expecting, new mother, seasoned mother or experiencing grief around pregnancy or infant loss. You are either on medication already and looking for someone to support continuation or medication edits and education, or you are medication curious and want support as you explore the best ways to take care of your mental health in this stage of your life.
You are an expecting, new mother, seasoned mother or experiencing grief around pregnancy or infant loss. You are either on medication already and looking for someone to support continuation or medication edits and education, or you are medication curious and want support as you explore the best ways to take care of your mental health in this stage of your life.
(248) 453-1735 View (248) 453-1735
Photo of Natalie Jones-Brown, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 48220, MI
Natalie Jones-Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndale, MI 48220
My practice is deeply rooted in the extensive work I’ve done with typically underserved populations throughout Metro Detroit; people who are HIV positive, LGBTQ+ individuals, victims of sexual assault/trafficking, and those struggling with gender dysphoria. Years of experience, both personally and professionally, have driven me to orient my work around the intersectionalities between mental health and identity. Having worked in both traditional and non-traditional settings, I’m able to adapt my approach and style to unique patients and situations.
My practice is deeply rooted in the extensive work I’ve done with typically underserved populations throughout Metro Detroit; people who are HIV positive, LGBTQ+ individuals, victims of sexual assault/trafficking, and those struggling with gender dysphoria. Years of experience, both personally and professionally, have driven me to orient my work around the intersectionalities between mental health and identity. Having worked in both traditional and non-traditional settings, I’m able to adapt my approach and style to unique patients and situations.
(248) 283-4814 View (248) 283-4814
Photo of Amanda Tanner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 48220, MI
Amanda Tanner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndale, MI 48220
Medication management is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to overall mental health. Educating patients regarding diet, exercise, and sleep routines is part of every visit. This approach is used to enhance a client's overall well being, not just one component. I take a patient-centered approach to treatment and regularly ask for feedback. Common questions I ask are: How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress?
Medication management is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to overall mental health. Educating patients regarding diet, exercise, and sleep routines is part of every visit. This approach is used to enhance a client's overall well being, not just one component. I take a patient-centered approach to treatment and regularly ask for feedback. Common questions I ask are: How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress?
(248) 290-9931 View (248) 290-9931
Photo of Deirdre Denholm, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 48220, MI
Deirdre Denholm
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BA, MSN, PMHNP, --BC
Verified Verified
Ferndale, MI 48220
Do you need someone to listen? Are you struggling with a mental health issue and uncertain where to turn? Are you thinking about therapy or even medication? Do you need guidance regarding your current medication? Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious? I would love to help!
Do you need someone to listen? Are you struggling with a mental health issue and uncertain where to turn? Are you thinking about therapy or even medication? Do you need guidance regarding your current medication? Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious? I would love to help!
(248) 773-4737 View (248) 773-4737

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 48220

< 10

Psychiatrists in 48220 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
86% Medication Management
71% Sleep or Insomnia
57% Trauma and PTSD

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Blue Care Network

How Psychiatrists in 48220 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 48220?

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.