Psychiatrists in 78756

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Carly Melancon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78756
My specialty is working with ages 3-17 and in 4.5 years have become very comfortable working with ADHD, autism, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also have experience working with young people in the juvenile justice system, adopted children and/or those who have been in foster care. I cherish working with a diverse population including folks of many religious, racial, ethnic, sexual, gender, and ability orientations. I invite your whole self into the space of our therapeutic relationship and will honor all aspects of your identity. I have recently expanded the ages I work with to include up to age 40.
My specialty is working with ages 3-17 and in 4.5 years have become very comfortable working with ADHD, autism, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also have experience working with young people in the juvenile justice system, adopted children and/or those who have been in foster care. I cherish working with a diverse population including folks of many religious, racial, ethnic, sexual, gender, and ability orientations. I invite your whole self into the space of our therapeutic relationship and will honor all aspects of your identity. I have recently expanded the ages I work with to include up to age 40.
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Kristin Miselis
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78756
Dr. Kristin Miselis was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She took a non-traditional path to a career in medicine that enabled her to augment her medical practice with a broad range of life experiences. She specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with a specific expertise in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. She is proud to be serving the youth and families of Austin and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Kristin Miselis was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She took a non-traditional path to a career in medicine that enabled her to augment her medical practice with a broad range of life experiences. She specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with a specific expertise in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. She is proud to be serving the youth and families of Austin and the surrounding communities.
(512) 379-6769 View (512) 379-6769
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Abby Riggs
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78756
As a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I provide high quality, affordable mental health care for children and adults. My approach to care is collaborative, which means that you will ALWAYS have an active voice in the treatment. Not all mental health concerns require medication, of course, but if we do decide that medication may be helpful, my philosophy is always to "start low and go slow." My goal is to help clients achieve full remission of symptoms and an optimal level of functioning with as little medication as possible.
As a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I provide high quality, affordable mental health care for children and adults. My approach to care is collaborative, which means that you will ALWAYS have an active voice in the treatment. Not all mental health concerns require medication, of course, but if we do decide that medication may be helpful, my philosophy is always to "start low and go slow." My goal is to help clients achieve full remission of symptoms and an optimal level of functioning with as little medication as possible.
(512) 843-8586 View (512) 843-8586
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Leading edge behavioural health and services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself facing challenges in life that leave you feeling unfulfilled? Do you feel less understood and less alone in your daily struggles? As a child, were you the victim of abuse or neglect? Do you frequently feel down, grumpy, angry, tense, or uninspired? Do you lack self-assurance and worry that you aren't good enough? Is it hard for you to believe people? Do you struggle with mental health or relationships? I can help". Do you occasionally use excessive eating, diet restrictions, or drug use to cope? I have assisted many in overcoming these regular human challenges.
Do you find yourself facing challenges in life that leave you feeling unfulfilled? Do you feel less understood and less alone in your daily struggles? As a child, were you the victim of abuse or neglect? Do you frequently feel down, grumpy, angry, tense, or uninspired? Do you lack self-assurance and worry that you aren't good enough? Is it hard for you to believe people? Do you struggle with mental health or relationships? I can help". Do you occasionally use excessive eating, diet restrictions, or drug use to cope? I have assisted many in overcoming these regular human challenges.
(936) 215-8216 View (936) 215-8216
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Emily Ashley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78756
Emily is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a doctoral degree in nursing practice. She specializes in the holistic treatment of adults suffering from trauma, mood, anxiety, thought disorders including co-occurring substance use disorders. She values high quality, evidence-based, holistic mental health care. While providing psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, medication management, and psychoeducation, Emily ensures the client is at the center of decision making. She adheres to a compassionate and non-judgemental approach when managing mental health.
Emily is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a doctoral degree in nursing practice. She specializes in the holistic treatment of adults suffering from trauma, mood, anxiety, thought disorders including co-occurring substance use disorders. She values high quality, evidence-based, holistic mental health care. While providing psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, medication management, and psychoeducation, Emily ensures the client is at the center of decision making. She adheres to a compassionate and non-judgemental approach when managing mental health.
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Kurt L. Cousins
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78756
Kurt Cousins, MD, MBA is a fellowship-trained, double board-certified psychiatrist, practicing general psychiatry and subspecializing in child and adolescent psychiatry in Austin, TX. Dr. Cousins completed residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine - Sheppard Pratt Hospital (#6 in Psychiatry, U.S. News & World Report); and fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, The Menninger Clinic (#5 in Psychiatry) and Texas Children’s Hospital (#4 in Pediatrics). He completed additional training in addiction psychiatry at the Betty Ford Clinic, Rancho Mirage, CA.
Kurt Cousins, MD, MBA is a fellowship-trained, double board-certified psychiatrist, practicing general psychiatry and subspecializing in child and adolescent psychiatry in Austin, TX. Dr. Cousins completed residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine - Sheppard Pratt Hospital (#6 in Psychiatry, U.S. News & World Report); and fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, The Menninger Clinic (#5 in Psychiatry) and Texas Children’s Hospital (#4 in Pediatrics). He completed additional training in addiction psychiatry at the Betty Ford Clinic, Rancho Mirage, CA.
(737) 204-6960 View (737) 204-6960

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 78756

< 10

Psychiatrists in 78756 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Medication Management
67% ADHD
67% Eating Disorders
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in 78756 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 78756?

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.