Psychiatrists in 75069

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Crystal Mind Psychiatry and Counseling
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
Embarking on a mental health journey? Struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia, or ADHD, hindering your optimal functioning? We prioritize evidence-based practices, grounded in research to enhance your well-being. Offering Same DAY Appointments with NO waitlist. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available upon request. Welcoming NEW clients across Texas, Colorado, and Arizona. We offer In-person and Telepsychiatry Services from the Comfort of your home. Accepting major insurances such as BCBS, UHC / UBH, Medicare, Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Oscar Health, and Private Pay. Your path to mental wellness starts here.
Embarking on a mental health journey? Struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia, or ADHD, hindering your optimal functioning? We prioritize evidence-based practices, grounded in research to enhance your well-being. Offering Same DAY Appointments with NO waitlist. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available upon request. Welcoming NEW clients across Texas, Colorado, and Arizona. We offer In-person and Telepsychiatry Services from the Comfort of your home. Accepting major insurances such as BCBS, UHC / UBH, Medicare, Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Oscar Health, and Private Pay. Your path to mental wellness starts here.
(682) 299-6970 View (682) 299-6970
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Debbie Oyegoke
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
Debbie Oyegoke is a dual board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. Her passion lies in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders.
Debbie Oyegoke is a dual board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. Her passion lies in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders.
(469) 947-9723 View (469) 947-9723
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McKinney Psychotherapy and Counseling
Psychiatric Nurse, APRN, CNS, APMH
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
The greatest psychological need of human beings is to be understood. Not being understood, or worse, being misunderstood, is a very lonely and painful experience. Our highest aim at McKinney Psychotherapy and Counseling, is to understand you as a person, and to understand what you are going through in your struggles. Being able to talk about your difficulties in a supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential setting, and to be deeply understood is, in itself, a very healing experience. From this point, problems can be viewed from a more insightful, and objective perspective, and specific and effective ways to bring about change can be found.
The greatest psychological need of human beings is to be understood. Not being understood, or worse, being misunderstood, is a very lonely and painful experience. Our highest aim at McKinney Psychotherapy and Counseling, is to understand you as a person, and to understand what you are going through in your struggles. Being able to talk about your difficulties in a supportive, non-judgmental, and confidential setting, and to be deeply understood is, in itself, a very healing experience. From this point, problems can be viewed from a more insightful, and objective perspective, and specific and effective ways to bring about change can be found.
(806) 414-3319 View (806) 414-3319
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Crystal Mind Psychiatry and Counseling
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75069
Embarking on a mental health journey? Struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia, or ADHD, hindering your optimal functioning? We prioritize evidence-based practices, grounded in research to enhance your well-being. Offering Same DAY Appointments with NO waitlist. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available upon request. Welcoming NEW clients across Texas, Colorado, and Arizona. We offer In-person and Telepsychiatry Services from the Comfort of your home. Accepting major insurances such as BCBS, UHC / UBH, Medicare, Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Oscar Health, and Private Pay. Your path to mental wellness starts here.
Embarking on a mental health journey? Struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia, or ADHD, hindering your optimal functioning? We prioritize evidence-based practices, grounded in research to enhance your well-being. Offering Same DAY Appointments with NO waitlist. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available upon request. Welcoming NEW clients across Texas, Colorado, and Arizona. We offer In-person and Telepsychiatry Services from the Comfort of your home. Accepting major insurances such as BCBS, UHC / UBH, Medicare, Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Oscar Health, and Private Pay. Your path to mental wellness starts here.
(469) 253-7751 View (469) 253-7751
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Dr. Deepika Bhargava
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
I provide a unique integrated bio-psycho-social-spiritual-nutritional approach to mental well-being. Personalized and comprehensive services in an atmosphere of respect and compassion to help create healthy communities. One-stop for all your mental health needs that includes psychiatry med management (anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, geriatric disorders, dementia); individual and family therapy (marital, addiction, anger management, behavior modification, stress management, work-life balance; adult/adolescent Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) - (mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, women's issues). TMS.
I provide a unique integrated bio-psycho-social-spiritual-nutritional approach to mental well-being. Personalized and comprehensive services in an atmosphere of respect and compassion to help create healthy communities. One-stop for all your mental health needs that includes psychiatry med management (anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, geriatric disorders, dementia); individual and family therapy (marital, addiction, anger management, behavior modification, stress management, work-life balance; adult/adolescent Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) - (mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, women's issues). TMS.
(469) 425-2053 View (469) 425-2053
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Essential Mind Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75069
Joyce Aiyeojenku, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to providing individualized holistic care tailored to the unique needs of each patient. With rigorous training and credentials, Joyce specializes in treating a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Bipolar, PTSD, and ADHD, across diverse populations—child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.
Joyce Aiyeojenku, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to providing individualized holistic care tailored to the unique needs of each patient. With rigorous training and credentials, Joyce specializes in treating a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Bipolar, PTSD, and ADHD, across diverse populations—child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.
(505) 305-1501 View (505) 305-1501
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Mariam Onikosi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75069
Mariam Onikosi is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She graduated from Walden University. She has a strong history of success in the treatment of psychiatric illness, medical and emotional illness including environmental, sociological, psychological, and physical factors of mental and emotional disorders. She focuses on developing a personalized treatment plan while utilizing evidence-based pharmacological and non pharmacological modalities to support each client. The tools that I'll provide you with are tools that I have been perfecting over my career helping people just like you.
Mariam Onikosi is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She graduated from Walden University. She has a strong history of success in the treatment of psychiatric illness, medical and emotional illness including environmental, sociological, psychological, and physical factors of mental and emotional disorders. She focuses on developing a personalized treatment plan while utilizing evidence-based pharmacological and non pharmacological modalities to support each client. The tools that I'll provide you with are tools that I have been perfecting over my career helping people just like you.
(469) 436-5582 View (469) 436-5582
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Crystal Mind Psychiatry and Counseling
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
Embarking on a mental health journey? Struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia, or ADHD, hindering your optimal functioning? We prioritize evidence-based practices, grounded in research to enhance your well-being. Offering Same DAY Appointments with NO waitlist. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available upon request. Welcoming NEW clients across Texas, Colorado, and Arizona. We offer In-person and Telepsychiatry Services from the Comfort of your home. Accepting major insurances such as BCBS, UHC / UBH, Medicare, Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Oscar Health, and Private Pay. Your path to mental wellness starts here.
Embarking on a mental health journey? Struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia, or ADHD, hindering your optimal functioning? We prioritize evidence-based practices, grounded in research to enhance your well-being. Offering Same DAY Appointments with NO waitlist. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available upon request. Welcoming NEW clients across Texas, Colorado, and Arizona. We offer In-person and Telepsychiatry Services from the Comfort of your home. Accepting major insurances such as BCBS, UHC / UBH, Medicare, Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Oscar Health, and Private Pay. Your path to mental wellness starts here.
(469) 537-4548 View (469) 537-4548
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Teresia Gitau
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
I am committed to delivering the highest quality care possible by taking the time to comprehend client’s unique stories, backgrounds, and circumstances. As a PMHNP, my approach to care emphasizes holistic health and well-being. I firmly believe in the power of exploring lifestyle choices and stress management techniques to assist my clients in achieving optimal health outcomes.
I am committed to delivering the highest quality care possible by taking the time to comprehend client’s unique stories, backgrounds, and circumstances. As a PMHNP, my approach to care emphasizes holistic health and well-being. I firmly believe in the power of exploring lifestyle choices and stress management techniques to assist my clients in achieving optimal health outcomes.
(469) 874-1032 View (469) 874-1032
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Maximus Anitube
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
I am a Board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. My clinical training and experience is varied across different areas of psychiatry. I am well versed in working with children, Adolescents, and Adults. My practice focuses on a holistic approach to care therefore, I only prescribe medications as needed. My goal is to empower my clients by providing education and support with insight and feedback to help them address their current life challenges.
I am a Board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. My clinical training and experience is varied across different areas of psychiatry. I am well versed in working with children, Adolescents, and Adults. My practice focuses on a holistic approach to care therefore, I only prescribe medications as needed. My goal is to empower my clients by providing education and support with insight and feedback to help them address their current life challenges.
(469) 281-9604 View (469) 281-9604
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Dr. Micah Duke
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, DNP, FNP
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069  (Online Only)
Micah is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a dual Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed to practice in the state of Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming. Micah specializes in medication management and psychotherapy for PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, eating disorders, personality disorders, and addiction for all age groups.
Micah is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a dual Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed to practice in the state of Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming. Micah specializes in medication management and psychotherapy for PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, eating disorders, personality disorders, and addiction for all age groups.
(469) 437-7829 View (469) 437-7829
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Dr Perez @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
(469) 523-4712 View (469) 523-4712
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Dr. Ivy Jones - PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
Dr. Ivy Jones holds a Doctorate of Nursing Degree & is board certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She is a highly-skilled professional clinician with over 5 years of providing direct patient care to persons receiving treatment for psychiatric disorders, & over 13 years of Registered Nursing. Dr. Ivy' holistic approach & evidenced based treatment modalities include pharmacologic management and psychotherapeutic interventions. She's skilled in addressing acute and chronic illnesses while maintaining a collaborative, warm and non-judgmental stance.
Dr. Ivy Jones holds a Doctorate of Nursing Degree & is board certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She is a highly-skilled professional clinician with over 5 years of providing direct patient care to persons receiving treatment for psychiatric disorders, & over 13 years of Registered Nursing. Dr. Ivy' holistic approach & evidenced based treatment modalities include pharmacologic management and psychotherapeutic interventions. She's skilled in addressing acute and chronic illnesses while maintaining a collaborative, warm and non-judgmental stance.
(972) 992-5572 View (972) 992-5572
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Olubunmi Oladosu
Psychiatrist, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75069  (Online Only)
My passion is working with people who want to make their lives better. If you are experiencing stress, struggling with low self-esteem. I use evidence-based practices in my assesement to determine if you have a diagnosis that medication can help. If so, we discuss options that may improve the quality of your life. You will find that I truly seek to understand you..... who you are, how you feel, and why you feel the way you do.
My passion is working with people who want to make their lives better. If you are experiencing stress, struggling with low self-esteem. I use evidence-based practices in my assesement to determine if you have a diagnosis that medication can help. If so, we discuss options that may improve the quality of your life. You will find that I truly seek to understand you..... who you are, how you feel, and why you feel the way you do.
(210) 987-8378 View (210) 987-8378
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Doris Cudjoe - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
Doris Cudjoe is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has over 12 years of critical care and psychiatric nursing experience, and has worked for non-profit organizations as well as the federal government. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of Ghana, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Texas. Doris treats every patient as the unique individual they are. She is compassionate in her care and she pays attention to detail. Doris practices patient and family-centered care. She is married and has 3 beautiful daughters.
Doris Cudjoe is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has over 12 years of critical care and psychiatric nursing experience, and has worked for non-profit organizations as well as the federal government. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of Ghana, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Texas. Doris treats every patient as the unique individual they are. She is compassionate in her care and she pays attention to detail. Doris practices patient and family-centered care. She is married and has 3 beautiful daughters.
(817) 769-7860 View (817) 769-7860
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Cartrina Danner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fairview, TX 75069  (Online Only)
Schedule appointment online with just a few clicks at www.allenpsychiatry.com. I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) working under supervision of a board-certified Psychiatrist, Shahla Ali, MD.
Schedule appointment online with just a few clicks at www.allenpsychiatry.com. I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) working under supervision of a board-certified Psychiatrist, Shahla Ali, MD.
(972) 914-0767 View (972) 914-0767
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Turning Point Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, CRNP, PMHNP, MSN, RN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75069
Dr. Lisa Ghiloni is the founder and owner of Turning Point Psychiatry. Dr. Ghiloni offers a full menu of psychiatric services including psychotherapy, medication management, cognitive testing, and DNA genetic testing for psychiatric and depression medication. Psychiatric services are provided to patients of all ages. Dr. Ghiloni takes great pride in her psychiatric practice. She holds a doctorate in education, master’s in nursing, and is board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has 27 years of mental health experience of all ages. She is a member of the American Nurses Association.
Dr. Lisa Ghiloni is the founder and owner of Turning Point Psychiatry. Dr. Ghiloni offers a full menu of psychiatric services including psychotherapy, medication management, cognitive testing, and DNA genetic testing for psychiatric and depression medication. Psychiatric services are provided to patients of all ages. Dr. Ghiloni takes great pride in her psychiatric practice. She holds a doctorate in education, master’s in nursing, and is board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has 27 years of mental health experience of all ages. She is a member of the American Nurses Association.
(832) 261-7526 View (832) 261-7526
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Dr. Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, TX 75069
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
(972) 737-7530 View (972) 737-7530
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Dr. Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fairview, TX 75069
Believe it or not, these complex questions have answers. Answers that Evolve Psychiatry can help you understand, redefine yourself, and rewrite your story. Come see how our dedicated team offers the empathy, support and answers you've been craving. Experience the power of crystal clear explanations. Feel the confidence of achieving maximum benefit from min
Believe it or not, these complex questions have answers. Answers that Evolve Psychiatry can help you understand, redefine yourself, and rewrite your story. Come see how our dedicated team offers the empathy, support and answers you've been craving. Experience the power of crystal clear explanations. Feel the confidence of achieving maximum benefit from min
(210) 361-3691 View (210) 361-3691
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Breakthrough Mental Healthcare LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
Your mental well-being matters. Discover a safe space where healing begins, Empathetic support, personalized strategies, and a journey towards a brighter tomorrow await you at our practice. Take the first step towards a healthier mind. You deserve the care you need. Together, let's unlock your potential. I am a dedicated patient focused provider that will always seek to embrace and utilize traditional as well as innovative treatments to help you live an optimal life. I will also encourage you to participate in your treatment goals, which will enhance your mental, physical, and social wellness.
Your mental well-being matters. Discover a safe space where healing begins, Empathetic support, personalized strategies, and a journey towards a brighter tomorrow await you at our practice. Take the first step towards a healthier mind. You deserve the care you need. Together, let's unlock your potential. I am a dedicated patient focused provider that will always seek to embrace and utilize traditional as well as innovative treatments to help you live an optimal life. I will also encourage you to participate in your treatment goals, which will enhance your mental, physical, and social wellness.
(469) 382-4859 View (469) 382-4859

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 75069

20+

Average cost per session

$199

Psychiatrists in 75069 who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
91% Bipolar Disorder
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
78% Trauma and PTSD
65% ADHD
65% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 75069 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 75069?

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.