Psychiatrists in 77036

Photo of Dr. Tolulope O Kolawole, DNP, PMHNP, APN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Tolulope O Kolawole
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, APN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
I am a psychiatrist nurse practitioner with 18 years of practice experience both as a nurse and NP. Dedicated to exemplary patient outcomes and following all necessary treatment with the use of evidence-based practice. Strong focus on listening to and addressing patient concerns and answering all questions in terms patients can easily understand. Willingness to work with all members of the clinical team and listen to their suggestions and input to improve results and maximize patient satisfaction.
I am a psychiatrist nurse practitioner with 18 years of practice experience both as a nurse and NP. Dedicated to exemplary patient outcomes and following all necessary treatment with the use of evidence-based practice. Strong focus on listening to and addressing patient concerns and answering all questions in terms patients can easily understand. Willingness to work with all members of the clinical team and listen to their suggestions and input to improve results and maximize patient satisfaction.
(914) 825-4089 View (914) 825-4089
Photo of undefined - Eshcol Clinic LLC, DNP, PMHNP-, BC, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Eshcol Clinic LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-, BC, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036
We are accepting new patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 8 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
We are accepting new patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 8 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
(281) 816-4520 View (281) 816-4520
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Titi Foluke Oyawusi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 14 years of nursing experience. I have working experiences in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospitals, group home settings, crisis centers, outpatient clinics, addiction clinic, and partial hospitalization program (PHP).I have strong emphasis on making sure my patient concerns are being heard, addressed, as well as all inquiries being answered in terms that patient may easily understand in order to optimize patient happiness and improve outcomes.I am committed to achieving the best possible patient outcomes and implementing all necessary treatments
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 14 years of nursing experience. I have working experiences in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospitals, group home settings, crisis centers, outpatient clinics, addiction clinic, and partial hospitalization program (PHP).I have strong emphasis on making sure my patient concerns are being heard, addressed, as well as all inquiries being answered in terms that patient may easily understand in order to optimize patient happiness and improve outcomes.I am committed to achieving the best possible patient outcomes and implementing all necessary treatments
(281) 784-3262 View (281) 784-3262
Photo of undefined - Eshcol Clinic LLC, DNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Eshcol Clinic LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 9 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 9 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
(346) 608-9272 View (346) 608-9272
Photo of Martha Akinable, FNP-C, APRN, PMHNP-B, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Martha Akinable
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036
As a mental health specialist, I tailor treatment plans for diverse age groups, addressing conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. My focus extends to managing stress, trauma, addiction, and navigating major life changes. I strive to stabilize mental health and overall well-being through personalized interventions, fostering resilience and empowerment in each client's journey toward recovery.
As a mental health specialist, I tailor treatment plans for diverse age groups, addressing conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. My focus extends to managing stress, trauma, addiction, and navigating major life changes. I strive to stabilize mental health and overall well-being through personalized interventions, fostering resilience and empowerment in each client's journey toward recovery.
(959) 210-6800 View (959) 210-6800
Photo of Esther Odaibo, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Esther Odaibo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036
Hello, I'm Esther a psychiatric mental health NP. I've been in the healthcare profession for fifteen years and have been a PMHNP since 2019. I enjoy getting to know my patients and working with them as a team to achieve and maintain sustainable treatment goals.
Hello, I'm Esther a psychiatric mental health NP. I've been in the healthcare profession for fifteen years and have been a PMHNP since 2019. I enjoy getting to know my patients and working with them as a team to achieve and maintain sustainable treatment goals.
(346) 514-4244 View (346) 514-4244
Photo of undefined - Eshcol Clinic LLC, DNP, PMHNP-, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Eshcol Clinic LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 9 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 9 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
(281) 916-3143 View (281) 916-3143
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Kubara Psychiatry & Behavioral Health LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BC, APRN, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
Kubara Psychiatry is a Practitioner owned practice that offers mental and behavioral Health services to children, adolescents and adults. We provide onsite and an online virtual office that provides services via telehealth visits. Telehealth allows the client access to mental and behavioral healthcare from the comfort of home or their individual space. We pride ourselves on ensuring our practitioners provide an individualized and well-rounded approach to treatment and healing. We evaluate each client’s needs and work together to find the best treatment plan that will benefit the client the most.
Kubara Psychiatry is a Practitioner owned practice that offers mental and behavioral Health services to children, adolescents and adults. We provide onsite and an online virtual office that provides services via telehealth visits. Telehealth allows the client access to mental and behavioral healthcare from the comfort of home or their individual space. We pride ourselves on ensuring our practitioners provide an individualized and well-rounded approach to treatment and healing. We evaluate each client’s needs and work together to find the best treatment plan that will benefit the client the most.
(281) 709-2893 View (281) 709-2893
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RoseRich Mental and Behavioral
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
My Name is Helen Anyiam. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse NP with Doctorate Degree in nursing. My goal is to work collaboratively with the client and their family to reduce mental health symptoms. I help clients achieve better functioning and improved wellbeing. I provide thorough Psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of various mental health services. I specialized in the treatment of Major Depression, Anxiety disorder, substance abuse/addiction, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD and other mental health disorder.
My Name is Helen Anyiam. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse NP with Doctorate Degree in nursing. My goal is to work collaboratively with the client and their family to reduce mental health symptoms. I help clients achieve better functioning and improved wellbeing. I provide thorough Psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of various mental health services. I specialized in the treatment of Major Depression, Anxiety disorder, substance abuse/addiction, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD and other mental health disorder.
(346) 633-3132 View (346) 633-3132
Photo of undefined - Lifespan Psychiatry & Wellness Center PLLC, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lifespan Psychiatry & Wellness Center PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
Lifespan Psychiatry believes that mental health care of an individual should span the entire lifetime. Our focus is on helping the whole family, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We are passionate about lifting up our patients and helping them lead fulfilling lives in spite of daily challenges.
Lifespan Psychiatry believes that mental health care of an individual should span the entire lifetime. Our focus is on helping the whole family, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We are passionate about lifting up our patients and helping them lead fulfilling lives in spite of daily challenges.
(346) 206-1861 View (346) 206-1861
Photo of undefined - Eshcol Clinic LLC, DNP, PMHNP-, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Eshcol Clinic LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 8 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 8 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
(832) 981-7930 View (832) 981-7930
Photo of Queen Idowu, APRN, PMHNP, AGNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Queen Idowu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, AGNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
As a double board-certified Lifespan Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) & Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), I have a commitment to providing comprehensive care to individuals with complex psychiatric conditions. With over 13 years of experience in the medical and psychiatric fields, I have the expertise in treating a diverse range of patients. With my extensive medical & psychiatric knowledge, I take a biopsychosocial holistic approach to provide a package of medication management and group therapy for various conditions. Feel free to ask about my group therapy sessions!
As a double board-certified Lifespan Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) & Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), I have a commitment to providing comprehensive care to individuals with complex psychiatric conditions. With over 13 years of experience in the medical and psychiatric fields, I have the expertise in treating a diverse range of patients. With my extensive medical & psychiatric knowledge, I take a biopsychosocial holistic approach to provide a package of medication management and group therapy for various conditions. Feel free to ask about my group therapy sessions!
(346) 384-8922 View (346) 384-8922
Photo of Martha Akinbile, PMHNP, BC, FNP, C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Martha Akinbile
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, FNP, C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
Appointments are available within 24-48 hours. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or simply not yourself? Do you need someone to talk to, who can understand and guide you through these challenging times? Look no further. Our team believes in a holistic approach to address your struggles with insomnia, anxiety, addiction, inattention, low mood/energy, and stress. We are committed to helping you regain control of your life and achieve your mental health goals.
Appointments are available within 24-48 hours. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or simply not yourself? Do you need someone to talk to, who can understand and guide you through these challenging times? Look no further. Our team believes in a holistic approach to address your struggles with insomnia, anxiety, addiction, inattention, low mood/energy, and stress. We are committed to helping you regain control of your life and achieve your mental health goals.
(713) 766-4654 View (713) 766-4654
Photo of Titi Oyawusi, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Titi Oyawusi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
Find Solace and Strength at Castle Healthcare Clinic – Your Sanctuary for Mental Wellnes. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or simply not yourself? Do you need someone to talk to, who can understand and guide you through these challenging times? Look no further. Our team believes in a holistic approach to address your struggles with insomnia, anxiety, addiction, inattention, low mood/energy, and stress. We are committed to helping you regain control of your life and achieve your mental health goals.
Find Solace and Strength at Castle Healthcare Clinic – Your Sanctuary for Mental Wellnes. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or simply not yourself? Do you need someone to talk to, who can understand and guide you through these challenging times? Look no further. Our team believes in a holistic approach to address your struggles with insomnia, anxiety, addiction, inattention, low mood/energy, and stress. We are committed to helping you regain control of your life and achieve your mental health goals.
(346) 553-9264 View (346) 553-9264
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VICCpsychiatry, pllc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
Victoria Duru has a dual board certification as a Family Nurse practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Victoria is an experienced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with years of clinical experience in treating patients with psychiatric disorders, specializing in treating major depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, mood disorders, OCD, PTSD, and ADHD. I am licensed in TX, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, & NY.
Victoria Duru has a dual board certification as a Family Nurse practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Victoria is an experienced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with years of clinical experience in treating patients with psychiatric disorders, specializing in treating major depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, mood disorders, OCD, PTSD, and ADHD. I am licensed in TX, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, & NY.
(832) 979-9828 View (832) 979-9828
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Whole Health PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
Due to Covid 19, our service is accepting tele (online video) visits only. Hello, I have been an assistant professor and psychiatry faculty for years at Baylor College Medicine. Not long ago I planned to open up private clinic. I am ABPN board certified. My team is composed of highly qualified professionals. We treat your condition with empathy, patience, passion and expertise. We are attempting best service we can to help you. We treat variety of mental illnesses with both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. We'd like to include holistic philosophy into our practice. Telemed is also available for remote clients.
Due to Covid 19, our service is accepting tele (online video) visits only. Hello, I have been an assistant professor and psychiatry faculty for years at Baylor College Medicine. Not long ago I planned to open up private clinic. I am ABPN board certified. My team is composed of highly qualified professionals. We treat your condition with empathy, patience, passion and expertise. We are attempting best service we can to help you. We treat variety of mental illnesses with both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. We'd like to include holistic philosophy into our practice. Telemed is also available for remote clients.
(713) 999-4111 View (713) 999-4111
Photo of Nkechi Ukomadu, DNP, PMHNP-, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nkechi Ukomadu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 7 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
We are accepting patients. I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 7 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
(832) 501-9118 View (832) 501-9118
Photo of undefined - Lifeway Mental Health & Wellness Care LLC, APRN, PMHNPBC, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lifeway Mental Health & Wellness Care LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC, FNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
Are you going through feelings of no motivation and searching for a psychiatric provider who will listen to you with understanding and address your recovery plan of care? You are on the right track, taking the first step. Everyone is unique, and individualized plans are fully addressed to fit each need. Using a holistic and compassionate approach, your dedicated practitioner Elizabeth, prioritizes your individual needs. Also, educate/empower individuals to be actively involved in their care
Are you going through feelings of no motivation and searching for a psychiatric provider who will listen to you with understanding and address your recovery plan of care? You are on the right track, taking the first step. Everyone is unique, and individualized plans are fully addressed to fit each need. Using a holistic and compassionate approach, your dedicated practitioner Elizabeth, prioritizes your individual needs. Also, educate/empower individuals to be actively involved in their care
(346) 742-9663 View (346) 742-9663
Photo of undefined - A New You Psychiatry & Wellness Clinic LLC, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
A New You Psychiatry & Wellness Clinic LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with mental health issues? Do you need a provider who will be there for you from starting to end? At A New You Psychiatry & Wellness clinic, our dedicated practitioner Eunice Kanu, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C will provide a holistic, evidence-based practice and compassionate care, making sure that your individual goals are met.
Are you struggling with mental health issues? Do you need a provider who will be there for you from starting to end? At A New You Psychiatry & Wellness clinic, our dedicated practitioner Eunice Kanu, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C will provide a holistic, evidence-based practice and compassionate care, making sure that your individual goals are met.
(855) 945-2177 View (855) 945-2177
Photo of Dr. Nkechi Ukomadu, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Nkechi Ukomadu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77036  (Online Only)
We are accepting new patients, I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 7 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
We are accepting new patients, I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice with certification in FNP and Family Psychiatry. I have been practicing for over 7 years as a Certified NP and over 30 years as a BSN RN. Recognizing that health is wealth, it is imperative that your mentally ill health is taken seriously because the disease of the mind is the disease of the body. As a mentally ill, you do not have to be stigmatized. You have equal opportunity and the right to access the mental health care that you need. The world we live in is full of challenges that contribute to mental illness, and we consider those when providing your care.
(281) 929-0863 x403 View (281) 929-0863 x403

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 77036

30+

Average cost per session

$180

Psychiatrists in 77036 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
88% Medication Management
84% Bipolar Disorder
75% ADHD
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Optum
80% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 77036 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 77036?

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.