Psychiatrists in 68104

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Steven John Meek
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Omaha, NE 68104  (Online Only)
I have a passion for designing specialized treatment plans tailored to analyzing and caring for the root elements of mental health. My solution-based focus and patient orientated treatment style has attained consistent results. I apply an array of treatment modalities supporting the biological, psychological, and social dynamics of mental health.
I have a passion for designing specialized treatment plans tailored to analyzing and caring for the root elements of mental health. My solution-based focus and patient orientated treatment style has attained consistent results. I apply an array of treatment modalities supporting the biological, psychological, and social dynamics of mental health.
(605) 702-6820 View (605) 702-6820
Photo of Erin N Simanic, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 68104, NE
Erin N Simanic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68104
Not accepting new clients
Seeking out a new provider can be difficult. It is essential to find a provider with whom you can connect and work collaboratively to achieve your goals and improve quality of life. I embrace a holistic framework and enjoy using my knowledge as a family NP to ensure all aspects of the mind and body are considered. I enjoy working with individuals with various mental health diagnoses and concerns. If you are interested in services, give me a call and I would be happy to discuss options!
Seeking out a new provider can be difficult. It is essential to find a provider with whom you can connect and work collaboratively to achieve your goals and improve quality of life. I embrace a holistic framework and enjoy using my knowledge as a family NP to ensure all aspects of the mind and body are considered. I enjoy working with individuals with various mental health diagnoses and concerns. If you are interested in services, give me a call and I would be happy to discuss options!
(531) 233-5761 View (531) 233-5761
Photo of Lana Smith, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 68104, NE
Lana Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified
Omaha, NE 68104
Mental health affects every aspect of our life. Mental health conditions are medical conditions just like heart disease and diabetes. Through medication, therapy and encouragement countless individuals find comfort and peace. My passion is to help people to transition from the darkest moments in their life to live a happy fulfilling life. My priority is to provide a safe place of empathy and support to promote recovery. We are all worthy of love, kindness and compassion. You don’t have to struggle in silence.
Mental health affects every aspect of our life. Mental health conditions are medical conditions just like heart disease and diabetes. Through medication, therapy and encouragement countless individuals find comfort and peace. My passion is to help people to transition from the darkest moments in their life to live a happy fulfilling life. My priority is to provide a safe place of empathy and support to promote recovery. We are all worthy of love, kindness and compassion. You don’t have to struggle in silence.
(402) 207-8556 View (402) 207-8556

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Number of Psychiatrists in 68104

< 10

Psychiatrists in 68104 who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 68104 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 68104?

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.