Psychiatrists in 70791

Photo of Celeste M Howard-Bourque, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Celeste M Howard-Bourque
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Zachary, LA 70791
For several years, I have focused my career path and academic pursuits on learning and developing all-important skills necessary to be great in a psychiatric mental health role. I strive to empower and improve others' outlooks and circumstances as a personal mission.
For several years, I have focused my career path and academic pursuits on learning and developing all-important skills necessary to be great in a psychiatric mental health role. I strive to empower and improve others' outlooks and circumstances as a personal mission.
(225) 396-3517 x101 View (225) 396-3517 x101
Photo of April E Davis, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, -BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
April E Davis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Zachary, LA 70791
I am a Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Practitioner of Naturopathic medicine, for clients who are looking for traditional medicine or alternative & natural options for mental wellness. I service ages 12-64.Embrace the journey towards a brighter healthier mental state, where every individual finds their inner light. Let us help you “Discover Your Effervescent Self” and illuminate your path to mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical harmony.
I am a Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Practitioner of Naturopathic medicine, for clients who are looking for traditional medicine or alternative & natural options for mental wellness. I service ages 12-64.Embrace the journey towards a brighter healthier mental state, where every individual finds their inner light. Let us help you “Discover Your Effervescent Self” and illuminate your path to mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical harmony.
(225) 460-3761 View (225) 460-3761
Photo of Dr. Willa Rose Shields, DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Willa Rose Shields
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Zachary, LA 70791  (Online Only)
Dr. Shields is a trusted culturally diverse, holistic care visionary, public speaker, life coach, telehealth access consultant and behavioral health provider. She is highly regarded for her integrative behavioral health care expertise. Her care provided is based on underpinnings of psychiatric illness or disease. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, ADHD and mood disorders are just a few of the concerns that are addressed. Your healing and wellness is paramount in the process of care.
Dr. Shields is a trusted culturally diverse, holistic care visionary, public speaker, life coach, telehealth access consultant and behavioral health provider. She is highly regarded for her integrative behavioral health care expertise. Her care provided is based on underpinnings of psychiatric illness or disease. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, ADHD and mood disorders are just a few of the concerns that are addressed. Your healing and wellness is paramount in the process of care.
(225) 351-8079 View (225) 351-8079
Photo of Katherine Perkins, PMHNPBC, PNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Katherine Perkins
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, PNP-BC
Verified Verified
Zachary, LA 70791
I understand that life can become overwhelming when our mental health is suffering. I also understand that when our mental health is not optimal it can be hard to navigate life. It can affect many areas of our lives including our relationships, employment, sleep and appetite. I believe in treating every patient with dignity and respect, and meeting them where they are. I also believe that listening to our patient's needs is an essential element in developing their personalized treatment plan.
I understand that life can become overwhelming when our mental health is suffering. I also understand that when our mental health is not optimal it can be hard to navigate life. It can affect many areas of our lives including our relationships, employment, sleep and appetite. I believe in treating every patient with dignity and respect, and meeting them where they are. I also believe that listening to our patient's needs is an essential element in developing their personalized treatment plan.
(225) 376-2128 View (225) 376-2128
Photo of Alison D Mitchell, MD, Psychiatrist
Alison D Mitchell
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Zachary, LA 70791
Patients come to my practice for help with their daily mental health issues. They have reached the point of dysfunction and dissatisfaction with their ability to successfully and happily go through life. At times this may mean medication is indicated for treatment and other times breakthroughs can happen with in office psychotherapy. Together we work as a team to assess and work towards your daily, weekly, and life goals.
Patients come to my practice for help with their daily mental health issues. They have reached the point of dysfunction and dissatisfaction with their ability to successfully and happily go through life. At times this may mean medication is indicated for treatment and other times breakthroughs can happen with in office psychotherapy. Together we work as a team to assess and work towards your daily, weekly, and life goals.
(225) 209-9351 View (225) 209-9351
Photo of Jerica Mitchell, MSN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jerica Mitchell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Zachary, LA 70791  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of focus, loss of motivation, problems with sleep, and/or up and down moods? Or maybe you don't know exactly what is wrong but you know that mentally you are not feeling your best.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of focus, loss of motivation, problems with sleep, and/or up and down moods? Or maybe you don't know exactly what is wrong but you know that mentally you are not feeling your best.
(225) 535-8848 View (225) 535-8848
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Pierre Care Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Zachary, LA 70791  (Online Only)
I am Dr. Monique Williams, a passionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) committed to providing personalized mental health care. My approach is rooted in holistic and patient-centered principles, fostering a collaborative alliance that prioritizes trust and open communication. With expertise in areas such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and ADHD, I aim to empower individuals on their journey to optimal mental and emotional well-being.
I am Dr. Monique Williams, a passionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) committed to providing personalized mental health care. My approach is rooted in holistic and patient-centered principles, fostering a collaborative alliance that prioritizes trust and open communication. With expertise in areas such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and ADHD, I aim to empower individuals on their journey to optimal mental and emotional well-being.
(225) 414-6885 View (225) 414-6885
Photo of Jada Davis, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jada Davis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Zachary, LA 70791  (Online Only)
(225) 725-8204 View (225) 725-8204

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 70791

< 10

Psychiatrists in 70791 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Medication Management
75% Bipolar Disorder
63% ADHD
63% Sleep or Insomnia
50% Behavioral Issues

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 70791 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 70791?

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.