Psychiatrists in 60634

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Sarah Ritter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, (CNP)
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60634
Sarah Ritter is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Illinois who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Master's of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago as well as a Master's of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. Sarah offers thoughtful psychiatric medication management with an emphasis on nutritional interventions whenever they are just as or more effective than pharmaceutical interventions. Additionally, she offers supportive and solution-focused psychotherapy integrated with medication management.
Sarah Ritter is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Illinois who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Master's of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago as well as a Master's of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. Sarah offers thoughtful psychiatric medication management with an emphasis on nutritional interventions whenever they are just as or more effective than pharmaceutical interventions. Additionally, she offers supportive and solution-focused psychotherapy integrated with medication management.
(872) 206-9536 View (872) 206-9536
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Peter Nichols
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60634
Dr. Nichols has been practicing in Illinois since 2004. He grew up in California and studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to medical school at the University of Southern California and moved to Illinois in 2004. He trained at the University of Chicago completing a residency in general psychiatry and then further studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for juvenile research completing a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. He has been at life stance since 2018 and enjoys working primarily with children, but treats patients up to the age of 50.
Dr. Nichols has been practicing in Illinois since 2004. He grew up in California and studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to medical school at the University of Southern California and moved to Illinois in 2004. He trained at the University of Chicago completing a residency in general psychiatry and then further studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for juvenile research completing a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. He has been at life stance since 2018 and enjoys working primarily with children, but treats patients up to the age of 50.
(773) 985-7807 View (773) 985-7807
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Marc Sandrolini
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60634
Dr. Marc Sandrolini is a Psychiatrist in Illinois who has been practicing since 1996. Dr. Sandrolini attended medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Illinois Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Yale University. Dr. Sandrolini understands that effective treatment starts with a conversation. Dr. Sandrolini helps his patients feel heard, accepted, and understood, so that they can feel comfortable sharing difficult details and sensitive concerns.
Dr. Marc Sandrolini is a Psychiatrist in Illinois who has been practicing since 1996. Dr. Sandrolini attended medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Illinois Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Yale University. Dr. Sandrolini understands that effective treatment starts with a conversation. Dr. Sandrolini helps his patients feel heard, accepted, and understood, so that they can feel comfortable sharing difficult details and sensitive concerns.
(872) 278-2174 View (872) 278-2174
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Danielle Silva
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60634
Hello, I'm Danielle Silva, a licensed and board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with four years of experience. I specialize in providing compassionate care and evidence-based therapies to support individuals in managing mental health challenges. I'm dedicated to collaborating with my patients to develop personalized treatment plans that promote healing and enhance overall well-being. I typically work with patients across the lifespan who are struggling with a variety of mental health conditions.
Hello, I'm Danielle Silva, a licensed and board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with four years of experience. I specialize in providing compassionate care and evidence-based therapies to support individuals in managing mental health challenges. I'm dedicated to collaborating with my patients to develop personalized treatment plans that promote healing and enhance overall well-being. I typically work with patients across the lifespan who are struggling with a variety of mental health conditions.
(773) 232-5789 View (773) 232-5789
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Alissa Thompson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60634
Alissa Thompson is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has ten years of experience in caring for individuals who face mental health and developmental conditions within both clinic and hospital settings. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago and underwent specialized training in child psychiatry.
Alissa Thompson is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has ten years of experience in caring for individuals who face mental health and developmental conditions within both clinic and hospital settings. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago and underwent specialized training in child psychiatry.
(773) 819-6682 View (773) 819-6682
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Beth Dudley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60634  (Online Only)
Beth is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a focus on delivering high-quality mental health care. She embraces the use of telehealth to deliver safe, discreet, convenient, patient-centered care supported by evidence. Specializing in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment and management of a variety of mental health disorders, Beth is an empathetic listener who believes that each patient requires unique attention. While all individuals can benefit from psychotherapy and some from psychotropic medication in their therapy plan, Beth can explore all effective treatment options with you.
Beth is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a focus on delivering high-quality mental health care. She embraces the use of telehealth to deliver safe, discreet, convenient, patient-centered care supported by evidence. Specializing in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment and management of a variety of mental health disorders, Beth is an empathetic listener who believes that each patient requires unique attention. While all individuals can benefit from psychotherapy and some from psychotropic medication in their therapy plan, Beth can explore all effective treatment options with you.
(630) 381-6186 View (630) 381-6186

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 60634

< 10

Psychiatrists in 60634 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% ADHD
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Bipolar Disorder
67% Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 60634 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 60634?

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.