Psychiatrists in 50265

Photo of Angie Veenstra, PMHNP, ARNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Angie Veenstra
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, ARNP
Verified Verified
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I provide psychiatric assessment, treatment and medication management for ages 5 and up. My goal is for people to feel comfortable and confident about their treatment plan. This is accomplished with open communication, active listening on my part, and trying to gain an understanding of what is important to you. Together we will come up with a plan of care that may involve medications, but also will look at other options for testing and treatment as needed. I want you to live a life that is meaningful to you.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I provide psychiatric assessment, treatment and medication management for ages 5 and up. My goal is for people to feel comfortable and confident about their treatment plan. This is accomplished with open communication, active listening on my part, and trying to gain an understanding of what is important to you. Together we will come up with a plan of care that may involve medications, but also will look at other options for testing and treatment as needed. I want you to live a life that is meaningful to you.
(515) 516-4895 View (515) 516-4895
Photo of Justin Janss, DNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Justin Janss
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am dedicated to exploring every possible avenue that contributes to your personal journey towards health and wellness. My approach focuses on viewing and treating each individual holistically, recognizing that healing comes from within. With this understanding, I acknowledge that there are numerous paths to achieving the health and happiness you seek. Within my private practice, we have the flexibility and capacity to thoroughly address all aspects influencing your overall well-being. Mental health is interconnected with physical, spiritual, relational, and energetic well-being.
I am dedicated to exploring every possible avenue that contributes to your personal journey towards health and wellness. My approach focuses on viewing and treating each individual holistically, recognizing that healing comes from within. With this understanding, I acknowledge that there are numerous paths to achieving the health and happiness you seek. Within my private practice, we have the flexibility and capacity to thoroughly address all aspects influencing your overall well-being. Mental health is interconnected with physical, spiritual, relational, and energetic well-being.
(515) 220-2954 View (515) 220-2954
Photo of Tara Smith, MSN, APRN, Psychiatric Nurse
Tara Smith
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, APRN
Verified Verified
I have a passion for helping those with anxiety, depression, and trauma history. I provide care across the lifespan. I enjoy working with children and adolescents. I also have experience as a family nurse practitioner and various roles as a RN (women's health, labor and delivery, and child care).
I have a passion for helping those with anxiety, depression, and trauma history. I provide care across the lifespan. I enjoy working with children and adolescents. I also have experience as a family nurse practitioner and various roles as a RN (women's health, labor and delivery, and child care).
(515) 373-4768 View (515) 373-4768
Photo of Kellie Bement, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-B, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kellie Bement
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Panic and anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, personality disorders, bipolar depression, schizophrenia, mental health related to chronic illness, and more. My background in family practice facilitates monitoring and caring for mental health issues while considering presence or effects of acute and chronic illness which may be impacting mental health as a whole. Mental health is classically a tough subject for people-creating an environment of trust, comfort, and safety is foremost in care I provide. (As well, is a healthy dose of humor and freedom to be oneself.)
Panic and anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, personality disorders, bipolar depression, schizophrenia, mental health related to chronic illness, and more. My background in family practice facilitates monitoring and caring for mental health issues while considering presence or effects of acute and chronic illness which may be impacting mental health as a whole. Mental health is classically a tough subject for people-creating an environment of trust, comfort, and safety is foremost in care I provide. (As well, is a healthy dose of humor and freedom to be oneself.)
(515) 375-1131 View (515) 375-1131
Photo of Amanda Lantow, MSN, PMHNP, -BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Amanda Lantow
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Many of us have times during which we just cannot quite feel okay, whether it’s anxiety, depression, insomnia, dementia, or any number of other mental health difficulties. I would like to help you get to a mentally good place again! I do not seek to simply add medication to your daily life but to assess and determine if medication would be something that could help. I like to work with my patients, encouraging them to be a part of the decision-making process when it comes to medications. I will work with you to get you feeling the best you can.
Many of us have times during which we just cannot quite feel okay, whether it’s anxiety, depression, insomnia, dementia, or any number of other mental health difficulties. I would like to help you get to a mentally good place again! I do not seek to simply add medication to your daily life but to assess and determine if medication would be something that could help. I like to work with my patients, encouraging them to be a part of the decision-making process when it comes to medications. I will work with you to get you feeling the best you can.
(515) 890-5722 View (515) 890-5722
Photo of Quentin Chambers, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Quentin Chambers
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
West Des Moines, IA 50265  (Online Only)
Hi, if you are dealing with issues from lack of focus, ability to pay attention. If you are dealing with a form of substance abuse or anxiety. I am here to help. I don't just give you medicine. I work with you to determine if you even need medication. Maybe it's certain vitamins that are missing in your system, we will discover and treat it together. If you are looking for someone who will be attentive to your concerns, I am the right provider for you.
Hi, if you are dealing with issues from lack of focus, ability to pay attention. If you are dealing with a form of substance abuse or anxiety. I am here to help. I don't just give you medicine. I work with you to determine if you even need medication. Maybe it's certain vitamins that are missing in your system, we will discover and treat it together. If you are looking for someone who will be attentive to your concerns, I am the right provider for you.
(515) 608-8787 View (515) 608-8787
Photo of Danielle Penton, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Danielle Penton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Danielle is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who offers comprehensive psychiatric care and medication management services. She emphasizes the significance of creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment, where individuals can feel welcomed and understood. Danielle's approach involves meeting each person at their own unique stage and collaborating with them to effectively manage symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan. She is currently accepting new patients.
Danielle is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who offers comprehensive psychiatric care and medication management services. She emphasizes the significance of creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment, where individuals can feel welcomed and understood. Danielle's approach involves meeting each person at their own unique stage and collaborating with them to effectively manage symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan. She is currently accepting new patients.
(515) 599-3205 View (515) 599-3205
Photo of Veronica Holloway - Veronica Holloway , MSN, ARNP, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Veronica Holloway
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50265  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients! Taking the first steps towards improving your mental health can be intimidating. I sincerely want to help you in the journey to develop hope for the future, with renewed energy, strength and passion for life. I will be there helping and guiding you, to optimize your healing and health, with evidence based recommendations. Let's review your treatment goals and an action plan on how to achieve this. Please call to schedule your appointment 515-207-0110.
Accepting new patients! Taking the first steps towards improving your mental health can be intimidating. I sincerely want to help you in the journey to develop hope for the future, with renewed energy, strength and passion for life. I will be there helping and guiding you, to optimize your healing and health, with evidence based recommendations. Let's review your treatment goals and an action plan on how to achieve this. Please call to schedule your appointment 515-207-0110.
(319) 528-5111 View (319) 528-5111
Photo of Dr. Thomas Koithan, DO, Psychiatrist
Dr. Thomas Koithan
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Dr. Koithan is a leading board-certified psychiatrist practicing in the greater Des Moines area since 1993.
Dr. Koithan is a leading board-certified psychiatrist practicing in the greater Des Moines area since 1993.
(515) 373-7253 View (515) 373-7253
Photo of Spencer Elmer, ARNP, PsychNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Spencer Elmer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PsychNP
Verified Verified
(515) 852-5905 View (515) 852-5905

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 50265

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Psychiatrists in 50265 who prioritize treating:

70% Anxiety
60% Depression
60% Medication Management
50% ADHD
50% Bipolar Disorder
40% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
40% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Wellmark BCBS
83% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in 50265 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 50265?

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.