Psychiatrists in 78640

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Greater Austin Psychiatry & Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
At Greater Austin Psychiatry & Wellness, we understand that mental illness does not define who you are. Much like patients diagnosed with Hypertension or Diabetes, mental illness is not a choice, but a medical condition benefiting from treatment. We believe in considering the entire person, as each aspect is intimately interconnected and relevant to the whole. We offer medication management and wellness services.
(512) 643-9763
Office is near:
Kyle, TX 78640
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Christine Kilkenny
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
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1 Endorsed
I’m a psychiatric nurse practitioner with over 10 years experience working in the mental health field. I believe in having my patients involved in the decision making process regarding their care. I collaborate closely with my patients and additional medical professionals involved in their care. My goal is to effectively treat patients using the fewest amount of medications possible at the individuals lowest therapeutic dose.
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Office is near:
Kyle, TX 78640
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Zack Lazar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
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Zack provides holistic person-centered care as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in an outpatient (non-crisis) setting. His past work includes behavioral therapy with children/adolescents (eg. anxiety, trauma, autism, etc.), community mental health, and addiction treatment (eg. harm reduction related to the chronic benzodiazepine or "benzo" use epidemic).
(512) 489-9720
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Office is near:
Kyle, TX 78640
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 78640 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

78640 Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in 78640 has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in 78640, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. 78640 Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in 78640, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in 78640, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in 78640 as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( 78640). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.