Psychiatrists in 78231

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Amber Mansoor
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Shavano Park, TX 78231
Dr. Amber Mansoor is a highly qualified and skilled double board certified psychiatrist , currently serving the city of San Antonio. She finished her psychiatry residency at UT health San Antonio and continued her training to further specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry in the same program. She is extremely passionate about helping families who are struggling with mental health problems and is committed to providing excellent care to her patients.
Dr. Amber Mansoor is a highly qualified and skilled double board certified psychiatrist , currently serving the city of San Antonio. She finished her psychiatry residency at UT health San Antonio and continued her training to further specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry in the same program. She is extremely passionate about helping families who are struggling with mental health problems and is committed to providing excellent care to her patients.
(210) 985-9181 View (210) 985-9181
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Optimal Life Care, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN, RN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shavano Park, TX 78231
I've had the very fortunate opportunity to work with patients from various backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, in the US and abroad. I can honestly say that the common theme is the desire for stability. We know that mental health stability is imperative, before we can successfully manage our home, relationships, jobs/careers. It all begins with understanding that our brain is the most important organ in our body, so its' imbalance affects our functionality. Are you ready enjoy life, travel and explore the world, or just have peace of mind? Let Optimal Life Care help you get on track to living your BEST life.
I've had the very fortunate opportunity to work with patients from various backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, in the US and abroad. I can honestly say that the common theme is the desire for stability. We know that mental health stability is imperative, before we can successfully manage our home, relationships, jobs/careers. It all begins with understanding that our brain is the most important organ in our body, so its' imbalance affects our functionality. Are you ready enjoy life, travel and explore the world, or just have peace of mind? Let Optimal Life Care help you get on track to living your BEST life.
(210) 864-6173 View (210) 864-6173
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Nicholas Gaultney
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shavano Park, TX 78231
Are you struggling to cope with the demands of daily life? Are you experiencing sadness or lack of joy, but you don’t know why? Do you lack the motivation to do things that you usually enjoy or find that the things that used to interest you are now uninteresting? Maybe you find yourself worrying all the time - about something specific or about anything and everything. Do you experience more stress than you need to because you put things off till the last minute? Perhaps you can’t stay focused long enough to finish all the things that you need to finish.
Are you struggling to cope with the demands of daily life? Are you experiencing sadness or lack of joy, but you don’t know why? Do you lack the motivation to do things that you usually enjoy or find that the things that used to interest you are now uninteresting? Maybe you find yourself worrying all the time - about something specific or about anything and everything. Do you experience more stress than you need to because you put things off till the last minute? Perhaps you can’t stay focused long enough to finish all the things that you need to finish.
(210) 934-2796 View (210) 934-2796
Photo of Julia C Jackson, Psychiatrist in 78231, TX
Julia C Jackson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Shavano Park, TX 78231
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

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Number of Psychiatrists in 78231

< 10

Psychiatrists in 78231 who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Optum
100% Oscar Health

How Psychiatrists in 78231 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 78231?

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.