Psychiatrists in 50301

Photo of Jennifer Meether, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Meether
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50301
Waitlist for new clients
Jennifer Meether is a licensed psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner based in Urbandale, IA, who has devoted her professional life to the treatment of a variety of mental health and overall physical wellness. She has a passion for working with children and is skilled in working with patients from all walks of life and of all ages. Jennifer understands that it can be difficult to seek care for your child or yourself and strives to offer a non-judgemental and safe atmosphere for all clients. When seeing Jennifer, her overall goal will always be to encourage you to the be the absolute best version of yourself.
Jennifer Meether is a licensed psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner based in Urbandale, IA, who has devoted her professional life to the treatment of a variety of mental health and overall physical wellness. She has a passion for working with children and is skilled in working with patients from all walks of life and of all ages. Jennifer understands that it can be difficult to seek care for your child or yourself and strives to offer a non-judgemental and safe atmosphere for all clients. When seeing Jennifer, her overall goal will always be to encourage you to the be the absolute best version of yourself.
(515) 493-3818 View (515) 493-3818
Photo of Brandi Starks, MSN, PMHNP, CLC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Brandi Starks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, CLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50301
Are you a woman that typically has it all together, but recently you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. The joys of life have been wiped out by anxiety and depression. Maybe you are a mother who is struggling to manage your new normal and you feel disconnected from your baby and family? Possibly you have trauma surrounding your birth experience. Perhaps you’re a father who can’t seem to control your mood swings, and you’ve found yourself constantly on “edge”. Maybe a parent struggling and seeking help for a child that has ADHD and behavioral issues.
Are you a woman that typically has it all together, but recently you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. The joys of life have been wiped out by anxiety and depression. Maybe you are a mother who is struggling to manage your new normal and you feel disconnected from your baby and family? Possibly you have trauma surrounding your birth experience. Perhaps you’re a father who can’t seem to control your mood swings, and you’ve found yourself constantly on “edge”. Maybe a parent struggling and seeking help for a child that has ADHD and behavioral issues.
(346) 584-3299 View (346) 584-3299
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Davonna Wilson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50301  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing overwhelming negative emotions? Sadness, worry, shame, or guilt? You know you are ready for a change but you are unsure of how to start feeling better. Clients come to me looking for a provider who can offer a safe space to overcome individual challenges. Sessions with me will involve a true connection, this is my favorite part of working in mental health. I will earn your trust and together, we will develop a treatment plan that propels you towards wellness. As a nurse practitioner trained in both physical and mental health, your treatment plan will include personalized care for your whole being.
Are you experiencing overwhelming negative emotions? Sadness, worry, shame, or guilt? You know you are ready for a change but you are unsure of how to start feeling better. Clients come to me looking for a provider who can offer a safe space to overcome individual challenges. Sessions with me will involve a true connection, this is my favorite part of working in mental health. I will earn your trust and together, we will develop a treatment plan that propels you towards wellness. As a nurse practitioner trained in both physical and mental health, your treatment plan will include personalized care for your whole being.
(480) 500-1241 View (480) 500-1241
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Health Growth Behavioral Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50301
At Health Growth Behavioral Services, we understand that mental health is just as important as physical health. Our team members work together to provide comprehensive and evidence-based treatment to our patients. We offer initial and follow up evaluations, medication management, and other services to help our patients achieve their goals. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.
At Health Growth Behavioral Services, we understand that mental health is just as important as physical health. Our team members work together to provide comprehensive and evidence-based treatment to our patients. We offer initial and follow up evaluations, medication management, and other services to help our patients achieve their goals. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.
(346) 553-9633 View (346) 553-9633
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Karen Yesenia Linares
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50301  (Online Only)
I am a licensed, board certified advance FNP and a PMHNP (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner). I am also the founder of Care Anywhere Health & Wellness. I provide medication management for individuals 6 years and older. I have about 6 years of experience in mental health nursing caring for hundreds of patients with a diverse range of mental health diagnosis. My areas of expertise include depressive disorders, anxiety, OCD, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD.
I am a licensed, board certified advance FNP and a PMHNP (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner). I am also the founder of Care Anywhere Health & Wellness. I provide medication management for individuals 6 years and older. I have about 6 years of experience in mental health nursing caring for hundreds of patients with a diverse range of mental health diagnosis. My areas of expertise include depressive disorders, anxiety, OCD, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD.
(602) 362-4730 View (602) 362-4730
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Dr. Joseph Kent
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50301  (Online Only)
Board certified MD psychiatrist who has been serving Nebraska and Iowa since 2014. Born and raised in Nebraska and attended medical school at UNMC and residency at Creighton. My goal for patients is for them to become well enough that they no longer need my services. I do not want patients to just exist, but to thrive as happy and functional individuals. This often includes their relationships, professions and education. I am a medication minimalist and strive for the least medications and lowest effective dose. Much of my time is spent identifying the correct diagnosis and reducing medications started by prior providers.
Board certified MD psychiatrist who has been serving Nebraska and Iowa since 2014. Born and raised in Nebraska and attended medical school at UNMC and residency at Creighton. My goal for patients is for them to become well enough that they no longer need my services. I do not want patients to just exist, but to thrive as happy and functional individuals. This often includes their relationships, professions and education. I am a medication minimalist and strive for the least medications and lowest effective dose. Much of my time is spent identifying the correct diagnosis and reducing medications started by prior providers.
(402) 824-2084 View (402) 824-2084
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Kimberly Harris
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-C, CPNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50301  (Online Only)
As a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I have extensive experience working with clients of all ages. I focus on a more holistic approach, incorporating the use of medication with an integrative and functional approach. I utilize a collaborative and person-centered approach to care, considering all aspects of a person's life, including physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, to create a comprehensive treatment plan. I am passionate about empowering patients to achieve optimal mental health and wellness.
As a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I have extensive experience working with clients of all ages. I focus on a more holistic approach, incorporating the use of medication with an integrative and functional approach. I utilize a collaborative and person-centered approach to care, considering all aspects of a person's life, including physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, to create a comprehensive treatment plan. I am passionate about empowering patients to achieve optimal mental health and wellness.
(240) 628-8545 View (240) 628-8545
Photo of Courtney Ramirez, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Courtney Ramirez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50301  (Online Only)
As a PMHNP-BC, I firmly believe in a collaborative and person-centered approach to mental health care. Every individual is unique, and I strive to provide personalized treatment plans tailored to each person's specific needs and goals. My therapeutic approach integrates evidence-based practices, including medication management, psychotherapy techniques, and lifestyle modifications. I understand that seeking help can be daunting, and I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can express themselves freely.
As a PMHNP-BC, I firmly believe in a collaborative and person-centered approach to mental health care. Every individual is unique, and I strive to provide personalized treatment plans tailored to each person's specific needs and goals. My therapeutic approach integrates evidence-based practices, including medication management, psychotherapy techniques, and lifestyle modifications. I understand that seeking help can be daunting, and I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can express themselves freely.
(319) 264-2960 View (319) 264-2960
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Sarit Hovav MD
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50301  (Online Only)
Dr. Hovav has a deep understanding of the biological, psychological and social components of mental illness and treats her patients using evidence-based medicine combined with psychotherapy. For treatment-resistant disorders, she is known to think outside the box with creative psychopharmacology. She graduated medical school, completed an internship in Internal Medicine, then a Postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, and finally a Psychiatry Residency at Creighton Univ. She was previously a Medical Director of Behavioral Medicine and is currently in private practice. She has several publications in leading peer-reviewed medical journals.
Dr. Hovav has a deep understanding of the biological, psychological and social components of mental illness and treats her patients using evidence-based medicine combined with psychotherapy. For treatment-resistant disorders, she is known to think outside the box with creative psychopharmacology. She graduated medical school, completed an internship in Internal Medicine, then a Postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, and finally a Psychiatry Residency at Creighton Univ. She was previously a Medical Director of Behavioral Medicine and is currently in private practice. She has several publications in leading peer-reviewed medical journals.
(402) 207-9848 View (402) 207-9848
Photo of undefined - Luna Mental Health, PLLC , PMHNP, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Luna Mental Health, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50301
My name is Kerri Patton. I love being a nurse practitioner. I have worked as one for over 17 years. I am dual certified as both a family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I have worked in many areas over the course of my career. One theme has been present no matter the setting; all health starts and stops with mental health. My hope is to help patients find as much quality in their life as possible while improving suffering that can come along with mental illness. This is why I opened Luna Mental Health.
My name is Kerri Patton. I love being a nurse practitioner. I have worked as one for over 17 years. I am dual certified as both a family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I have worked in many areas over the course of my career. One theme has been present no matter the setting; all health starts and stops with mental health. My hope is to help patients find as much quality in their life as possible while improving suffering that can come along with mental illness. This is why I opened Luna Mental Health.
(515) 620-4413 View (515) 620-4413

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 50301

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in 50301 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Medication Management
90% Depression
90% ADHD
90% Trauma and PTSD
90% Bipolar Disorder
80% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in 50301 see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 50301?

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.