Psychiatrists in 78732

Photo of Deborah de Sant'anna, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78732, TX
Deborah de Sant'anna
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78732
Deborah de Sant'Anna is a is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Masters Degree of Science in Nursing from University of South Alabama. Ms. Sant'Anna has experience treating adults and adolescents 13 years and older with an array of mental health issues. She has practice experience medication management and therapy in the inpatient and outpatient services. She is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Deborah de Sant'Anna is a is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Masters Degree of Science in Nursing from University of South Alabama. Ms. Sant'Anna has experience treating adults and adolescents 13 years and older with an array of mental health issues. She has practice experience medication management and therapy in the inpatient and outpatient services. She is fluent in Portuguese and English.
(737) 510-7825 View (737) 510-7825
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Pondworks - Bernard Kim MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78732
I am a board certified, general adult psychiatrist, offering medication management--alone or in combination with psychotherapy--for adults. We schedule new patient appointments through a form on our website. Please provide the requested information, and a member of our staff will respond promptly!
I am a board certified, general adult psychiatrist, offering medication management--alone or in combination with psychotherapy--for adults. We schedule new patient appointments through a form on our website. Please provide the requested information, and a member of our staff will respond promptly!
(512) 765-9578 View (512) 765-9578
Photo of Timothy D. Sheehan, Psychiatrist in 78732, TX
Timothy D. Sheehan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78732
My goal as a psychiatrist is to provide education and tools to deal with issues that will inevitably arise. I encourage clients to participate in mindfulness exercises as awareness is the first step in understanding our patterns of behavior and coping strategies. Ultimately, individuals come to see me when these coping strategies have broken down. Both medication and therapy can be beneficial as one attempts to change their style of thinking and realize options. I believe that hope is lost when one feels a profound lack of options. For example, this is very common with depression as individuals thinking shades to the negative.
My goal as a psychiatrist is to provide education and tools to deal with issues that will inevitably arise. I encourage clients to participate in mindfulness exercises as awareness is the first step in understanding our patterns of behavior and coping strategies. Ultimately, individuals come to see me when these coping strategies have broken down. Both medication and therapy can be beneficial as one attempts to change their style of thinking and realize options. I believe that hope is lost when one feels a profound lack of options. For example, this is very common with depression as individuals thinking shades to the negative.
(512) 842-6414 View (512) 842-6414
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Brent Turnipseed
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78732
At Roots Behavioral Health, access to care and affordability of care are our touchstone values. I co-founded Roots with the goal of honoring these values in our community. By using a model of working with physician assistants, we are able to help more people in need. And to make care more affordable, our clinics accept most forms of commercial health insurance. As our Medical Director, I'm continually striving to elevate our standard of care.
At Roots Behavioral Health, access to care and affordability of care are our touchstone values. I co-founded Roots with the goal of honoring these values in our community. By using a model of working with physician assistants, we are able to help more people in need. And to make care more affordable, our clinics accept most forms of commercial health insurance. As our Medical Director, I'm continually striving to elevate our standard of care.
(512) 872-3138 View (512) 872-3138
Photo of David Walsh, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78732, TX
David Walsh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78732  (Online Only)
My primary area of interest is in working with individuals and families struggling with addiction, and supporting those in recovery through smart medication management and ongoing therapy. My belief in the recovery model informs my empathic yet pragmatic approach to behavioral healthcare.
My primary area of interest is in working with individuals and families struggling with addiction, and supporting those in recovery through smart medication management and ongoing therapy. My belief in the recovery model informs my empathic yet pragmatic approach to behavioral healthcare.
(512) 842-4487 View (512) 842-4487
Photo of Dr. Lauren Williams, Psychiatrist in 78732, TX
Dr. Lauren Williams
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78732
The ideal client is an adult grappling with mental health challenges, seeking more than just symptom management. They desire comprehensive care that addresses their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. These individuals recognize the limitations of conventional treatments and are looking for integrative, holistic and innovative therapies. They are curious about evidence based treatment not skewed by external entities. They aspire to overcome deep-seated traumas and achieve a sustained sense of joy and fulfillment in their lives. Please note we do not accept insurance but do help patients get compensated from their insurance!
The ideal client is an adult grappling with mental health challenges, seeking more than just symptom management. They desire comprehensive care that addresses their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. These individuals recognize the limitations of conventional treatments and are looking for integrative, holistic and innovative therapies. They are curious about evidence based treatment not skewed by external entities. They aspire to overcome deep-seated traumas and achieve a sustained sense of joy and fulfillment in their lives. Please note we do not accept insurance but do help patients get compensated from their insurance!
(737) 250-7096 View (737) 250-7096
Photo of Dr. Sandra Dunkin (Formerly Van Wyk), Psychiatrist in 78732, TX
Dr. Sandra Dunkin (Formerly Van Wyk)
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78732
Welcome to BrainWell, where your mental health journey is met with compassion and carefully tailored solutions. I'm Dr. Sandra Dunkin, and I specialize in providing personalized psychiatric care to individuals in Bastrop and its surrounding communities. I understand that everyone's path to wellness is unique, shaped by their individual story, family history, genetics, lifestyle, and goals. That's why I believe in a personalized approach, where all these factors are taken into consideration to create a treatment plan that's uniquely yours.
Welcome to BrainWell, where your mental health journey is met with compassion and carefully tailored solutions. I'm Dr. Sandra Dunkin, and I specialize in providing personalized psychiatric care to individuals in Bastrop and its surrounding communities. I understand that everyone's path to wellness is unique, shaped by their individual story, family history, genetics, lifestyle, and goals. That's why I believe in a personalized approach, where all these factors are taken into consideration to create a treatment plan that's uniquely yours.
(737) 206-8671 View (737) 206-8671
Photo of Compassion Behavioral Health Inc., Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78732, TX
Compassion Behavioral Health Inc.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78732  (Online Only)
We want our clients to understand that they are not alone regardless of what their condition may sound or look like rather be rest assured that Compassion Behavioral Health will provide interventions to restore hopes.
We want our clients to understand that they are not alone regardless of what their condition may sound or look like rather be rest assured that Compassion Behavioral Health will provide interventions to restore hopes.
(972) 332-5551 View (972) 332-5551

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 78732

< 10

Psychiatrists in 78732 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Sleep or Insomnia
88% ADHD
88% Bipolar Disorder
88% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Cigna and Evernorth
60% Humana

How Psychiatrists in 78732 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

62% Male
38% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 78732?

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.