Psychiatrists in 78006

Photo of Vanessa L Vela, Psychiatrist in 78006, TX
Vanessa L Vela
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
I have been practicing for 19 years and continue to look forward to helping others find the proper treatment for their needs. I enjoy working with children, teens and adults. I understand that each of my patients have unique strengths. I am committed to providing genuine, caring and confidential care for professionals, families and children. I am a firm believer in change and hold an optimistic view in helping others. I often find that people have gone without treatment for various reasons but I am here to help them find the appropriate direction.
I have been practicing for 19 years and continue to look forward to helping others find the proper treatment for their needs. I enjoy working with children, teens and adults. I understand that each of my patients have unique strengths. I am committed to providing genuine, caring and confidential care for professionals, families and children. I am a firm believer in change and hold an optimistic view in helping others. I often find that people have gone without treatment for various reasons but I am here to help them find the appropriate direction.
(830) 254-5217 View (830) 254-5217
Photo of Janel Fletcher Whidbee, Psychiatrist in 78006, TX
Janel Fletcher Whidbee
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
Dr. Whidbee is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She attended Our Lady of the Lake University and The University of Texas at Houston Medical School. She completed her residency training here in San Antonio and served on faculty at the UT Health Science Center as a teaching clinician for 5 years. She has been in private practice since 2006 and is Board Certified in Psychiatry. Her office is conveniently located off Interstate 10 exit 542 in the Boerne Gateway building.
Dr. Whidbee is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She attended Our Lady of the Lake University and The University of Texas at Houston Medical School. She completed her residency training here in San Antonio and served on faculty at the UT Health Science Center as a teaching clinician for 5 years. She has been in private practice since 2006 and is Board Certified in Psychiatry. Her office is conveniently located off Interstate 10 exit 542 in the Boerne Gateway building.
(830) 581-0852 View (830) 581-0852
Photo of Cynthia Hathaway, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78006, TX
Cynthia Hathaway
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
Accepting new patients! I treat adolescents ages 14 and up as well as adults struggling with mental health disorders such as depression, Alcohol Use Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety diorders, and ADHD to name a few. I have been a nurse for over 27 years, and my multiple deployments as an Air Force Flight Nurse and intensive care nurse have given me a wide range of experience in caring for others who have endured significant physical and mental trauma. My office is a private environment designed to give you compassionate care and implement a treatment plan to help you to live your best life of mental health and wellness.
Accepting new patients! I treat adolescents ages 14 and up as well as adults struggling with mental health disorders such as depression, Alcohol Use Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety diorders, and ADHD to name a few. I have been a nurse for over 27 years, and my multiple deployments as an Air Force Flight Nurse and intensive care nurse have given me a wide range of experience in caring for others who have endured significant physical and mental trauma. My office is a private environment designed to give you compassionate care and implement a treatment plan to help you to live your best life of mental health and wellness.
(830) 423-5640 View (830) 423-5640
Photo of Julia C Jackson, Psychiatrist in 78006, TX
Julia C Jackson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
Not accepting new clients
I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with 22 years of experience treating kids and teens struggling with a variety of childhood disorders of thinking, feeling, & behavior. As a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with 25 years of service I've had the opportunity to evaluate and treat children & teens from many parts of the country & world. One thing that remains true is that patients want to be heard and understood, regardless of age. I find this to be one of the most rewarding & privileged aspects of psychiatry. It is healing in many ways in and of itself, though requires time. This is why I chose private practice.
I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with 22 years of experience treating kids and teens struggling with a variety of childhood disorders of thinking, feeling, & behavior. As a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with 25 years of service I've had the opportunity to evaluate and treat children & teens from many parts of the country & world. One thing that remains true is that patients want to be heard and understood, regardless of age. I find this to be one of the most rewarding & privileged aspects of psychiatry. It is healing in many ways in and of itself, though requires time. This is why I chose private practice.
(210) 455-0444 View (210) 455-0444
Photo of Jennifer Hill, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78006, TX
Jennifer Hill
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
I am a licensed a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner interested in providing comprehensive, compassionate and exceptional mental health care for adults and adolescents. I incorporate both psychiatric medicine and psychotherapy into my practice. I employ evidence-based practice unified with clinical experience, education, and patient observation to provide the best treatment on a patient-by- patient basis. I believe in treating all patients with the dignity and respect they deserve and strive to build excellent rapport with both the patient and their family.
I am a licensed a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner interested in providing comprehensive, compassionate and exceptional mental health care for adults and adolescents. I incorporate both psychiatric medicine and psychotherapy into my practice. I employ evidence-based practice unified with clinical experience, education, and patient observation to provide the best treatment on a patient-by- patient basis. I believe in treating all patients with the dignity and respect they deserve and strive to build excellent rapport with both the patient and their family.
(210) 899-7176 View (210) 899-7176
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Tara Arevalo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
Not accepting new clients
We offer personalized and effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We offer telehealth and in-office appointments as needed. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals so that you may begin the healing process and find your true self again.
We offer personalized and effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We offer telehealth and in-office appointments as needed. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals so that you may begin the healing process and find your true self again.
(830) 476-7941 View (830) 476-7941
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Yajaira Yuri Paparone
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006  (Online Only)
Dr. Paparone is an experienced psychiatrist specializing in family systems, attachment disorders, PTSD, treatment resistant depression, ADHD, post partum depression and adjustment disorders. Dr. Paparone has trained and worked closely alongside experts in the field of psychoanalytic therapy, family therapy and psychopharmacology. She has over a decade of treating patients in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
Dr. Paparone is an experienced psychiatrist specializing in family systems, attachment disorders, PTSD, treatment resistant depression, ADHD, post partum depression and adjustment disorders. Dr. Paparone has trained and worked closely alongside experts in the field of psychoanalytic therapy, family therapy and psychopharmacology. She has over a decade of treating patients in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
(210) 934-1105 View (210) 934-1105
Photo of Sarah Casola, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78006, TX
Sarah Casola
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
Hi there! Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, have low energy, and low motivation? Is it hard to find joy even in the things you would normally enjoy doing? Do you constantly worry or have fears that hold you back? Or maybe you find yourself struggling with frequent unwanted thoughts, or have compulsions you cannot control? You do not have to face this alone. Let's work together!
Hi there! Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, have low energy, and low motivation? Is it hard to find joy even in the things you would normally enjoy doing? Do you constantly worry or have fears that hold you back? Or maybe you find yourself struggling with frequent unwanted thoughts, or have compulsions you cannot control? You do not have to face this alone. Let's work together!
(210) 796-5030 View (210) 796-5030
Photo of John T Pichot, Psychiatrist in 78006, TX
John T Pichot
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
Dr. John Pichot is located in Alamo Heights and is a graduate of the UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and specializes in psychotherapy with or without medications related to the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and substance use disorders. Dr Pichot is selected for the Best Doctors in America (Database of the top 5% physicians in the country. Specialists who have been chosen by peers in their specialty as best in their field). www.bestdoctors.com. He is licensed in both Texas and Colorado.
Dr. John Pichot is located in Alamo Heights and is a graduate of the UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and specializes in psychotherapy with or without medications related to the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and substance use disorders. Dr Pichot is selected for the Best Doctors in America (Database of the top 5% physicians in the country. Specialists who have been chosen by peers in their specialty as best in their field). www.bestdoctors.com. He is licensed in both Texas and Colorado.
(210) 871-1169 View (210) 871-1169
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Christine Joy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
Dr. Christine Joy is a double board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist currently accepting new patients with same week availability. A San Antonio native and third-generation healthcare professional, Dr. Joy leads her psychiatric practice with the belief that the doctor-patient relationship is fundamental for healing. She has over ten years of experience, including expertise with elderly, medically-complex, and veteran populations.
Dr. Christine Joy is a double board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist currently accepting new patients with same week availability. A San Antonio native and third-generation healthcare professional, Dr. Joy leads her psychiatric practice with the belief that the doctor-patient relationship is fundamental for healing. She has over ten years of experience, including expertise with elderly, medically-complex, and veteran populations.
(210) 853-2397 View (210) 853-2397
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Dr. Perez @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, TX 78006
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?
(210) 361-6840 View (210) 361-6840
Photo of Whitney Baskett, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78006, TX
Whitney Baskett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006  (Online Only)
I am a dual-certified family and mental health nurse practitioner. I have a background as a mental health nurse working with mental health patients of all ages since 2013. It was there I found my passion in the mental health field. I am so excited our society is finally shedding more light on these issues. There has been a stigma for far too long. I firmly believe that mental health disorders are one of the most difficult diseases to live with and can impact so many aspects of our lives. Disorders such as depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders can lead to poor physical health, & I am here to help prevent this from happening!
I am a dual-certified family and mental health nurse practitioner. I have a background as a mental health nurse working with mental health patients of all ages since 2013. It was there I found my passion in the mental health field. I am so excited our society is finally shedding more light on these issues. There has been a stigma for far too long. I firmly believe that mental health disorders are one of the most difficult diseases to live with and can impact so many aspects of our lives. Disorders such as depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders can lead to poor physical health, & I am here to help prevent this from happening!
(361) 541-6553 View (361) 541-6553
Photo of Dr. James T. Fuqua - Board Certified Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist in 78006, TX
Dr. James T. Fuqua - Board Certified Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients. Dr. Fuqua is a medical doctor certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, insomnia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and many other conditions. He started his practice with the goal of providing Texans with psychiatric care that is comprehensive and readily accessible. Visit our website for more information!
Accepting new patients. Dr. Fuqua is a medical doctor certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, insomnia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and many other conditions. He started his practice with the goal of providing Texans with psychiatric care that is comprehensive and readily accessible. Visit our website for more information!
(210) 880-2350 View (210) 880-2350
Photo of Dr Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry, Psychiatrist in 78006, TX
Dr Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fair Oaks, TX 78006
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?
(830) 396-5174 View (830) 396-5174
Dia Health PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 283-7718 View (830) 283-7718

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 78006

10+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in 78006 who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
93% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
87% Bipolar Disorder
87% Medication Management
80% Trauma and PTSD
67% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
88% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in 78006 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 78006?

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.