Psychiatrists in 49512

Photo of Jemila Ali, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 49512, MI
Jemila Ali
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Accepting anyone age 6 years old and older. Mental Health is a passion for her, Jemila is here to listen and collaborate with you to find a treatment plan that fits you best. Jemila has worked with ages 6 and up and diverse backgrounds. She sees patients with all mental health diagnosis; mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma and stress related disorders, and dissociative disorders.
Accepting anyone age 6 years old and older. Mental Health is a passion for her, Jemila is here to listen and collaborate with you to find a treatment plan that fits you best. Jemila has worked with ages 6 and up and diverse backgrounds. She sees patients with all mental health diagnosis; mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma and stress related disorders, and dissociative disorders.
(517) 225-0049 View (517) 225-0049
Photo of Jeffrey Veldman, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 49512, MI
Jeffrey Veldman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Jeffrey Veldman is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2022. He offers an open and trusting environment, accompanied by a profound respect for each client’s personal beliefs and preferences. His approach is empathetic, goal-oriented and encouraging of the mind, body and spirit connection. He is ready to help and would be honored to be a part of your journey to healing and peace. Outside of work, Jeffrey enjoys flight and aviation, music, guitar, foreign excursions, and the outdoors.
Jeffrey Veldman is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2022. He offers an open and trusting environment, accompanied by a profound respect for each client’s personal beliefs and preferences. His approach is empathetic, goal-oriented and encouraging of the mind, body and spirit connection. He is ready to help and would be honored to be a part of your journey to healing and peace. Outside of work, Jeffrey enjoys flight and aviation, music, guitar, foreign excursions, and the outdoors.
(616) 449-3208 View (616) 449-3208
Photo of Candice Slizewski, Psychiatric Nurse in 49512, MI
Candice Slizewski
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP-B, QIDP, QMHP
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Candice Slizewski is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2023. She has been a registered nurse for more than 9 years and has worked in a trauma ER as well as in mental health case management and intensive mental health case management. Candice graduated with her MSN in February 2023 from Walden State University and become a board certified PMHNP in April of 2023. Candice uses her knowledge, training, and experience to relate to clients on a more personal level.
Candice Slizewski is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2023. She has been a registered nurse for more than 9 years and has worked in a trauma ER as well as in mental health case management and intensive mental health case management. Candice graduated with her MSN in February 2023 from Walden State University and become a board certified PMHNP in April of 2023. Candice uses her knowledge, training, and experience to relate to clients on a more personal level.
(616) 577-8035 View (616) 577-8035
Photo of Gladys Kuik, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 49512, MI
Gladys Kuik
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, RN
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Gladys Kuik is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2023. She obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing and Registered Nurse Diplomas from Hawkeye Community College, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Allen College, and her Master of Science in Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University. Gladys intends to see clients who have a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD. Outside of work, Gladys enjoys watching action movies, especially in the theatres or with friends.
Gladys Kuik is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2023. She obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing and Registered Nurse Diplomas from Hawkeye Community College, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Allen College, and her Master of Science in Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University. Gladys intends to see clients who have a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD. Outside of work, Gladys enjoys watching action movies, especially in the theatres or with friends.
(616) 947-5185 View (616) 947-5185
Photo of Laura Bennington, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 49512, MI
Laura Bennington
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Laura M. Bennington is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2007. She has a Bachelor's degree from Mercy college of Detroit, a Master's degree in from Wayne State University and a post graduate certificate from Rush University. Laura uses an evidenced based philosophy to treat each individual, making a plan of care based on unique needs. She believes in the development of therapeutic relationship and building a collaborative approach to client care. Outside of work, Laura's family feeds her soul, she loves to hang out, eat out, goof around and be together.
Laura M. Bennington is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2007. She has a Bachelor's degree from Mercy college of Detroit, a Master's degree in from Wayne State University and a post graduate certificate from Rush University. Laura uses an evidenced based philosophy to treat each individual, making a plan of care based on unique needs. She believes in the development of therapeutic relationship and building a collaborative approach to client care. Outside of work, Laura's family feeds her soul, she loves to hang out, eat out, goof around and be together.
(616) 439-9637 View (616) 439-9637

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Number of Psychiatrists in 49512

< 10

Psychiatrists in 49512 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Psychosis
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Sleep or Insomnia
80% ADHD

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% McLaren
100% Meridian

How Psychiatrists in 49512 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 49512?

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.