Psychiatrists in 78757

Photo of Robert J. Buchanan, Psychiatrist in 78757, TX
Robert J. Buchanan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78757
I am the only physician fully trained and Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Neurosurgery. I think that it is important for a physician to understand that each human person is unique and the result of a melding of Brain, Mind, and Spirit. I see patients that have primary Psychiatric disease and those with neurological disease manifesting psychiatric symptoms. Patients that have a neurological disease with psychiatric symptoms need to be treated with full understanding of what brain areas will and will NOT respond to various medications. My practice employs both medication management and Neurologically informed psychotherapy.
I am the only physician fully trained and Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Neurosurgery. I think that it is important for a physician to understand that each human person is unique and the result of a melding of Brain, Mind, and Spirit. I see patients that have primary Psychiatric disease and those with neurological disease manifesting psychiatric symptoms. Patients that have a neurological disease with psychiatric symptoms need to be treated with full understanding of what brain areas will and will NOT respond to various medications. My practice employs both medication management and Neurologically informed psychotherapy.
(512) 598-6475 View (512) 598-6475
Photo of Melanie Foutz, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78757, TX
Melanie Foutz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
In today's world, many of us find ourselves navigating the complex terrain of mental health, dealing with the everyday struggles associated with conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, etc. Feeling overwhelmed by your current situation? Feeling isolated or fatigued? If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms like feeling consistently sad or down, grappling with excessive worries or fear, or are enduring extreme mood swings, I am here to offer guidance and collaboratively problem solve. I want to empower you to actively participate in treatment planning so that we can best meet your needs.
In today's world, many of us find ourselves navigating the complex terrain of mental health, dealing with the everyday struggles associated with conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, etc. Feeling overwhelmed by your current situation? Feeling isolated or fatigued? If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms like feeling consistently sad or down, grappling with excessive worries or fear, or are enduring extreme mood swings, I am here to offer guidance and collaboratively problem solve. I want to empower you to actively participate in treatment planning so that we can best meet your needs.
(737) 232-5971 View (737) 232-5971
Photo of Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare, Psychiatrist in 78757, TX
Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78757
The challenges that may arise as a part of aging can be baffling for senior adults, their loved ones, and their doctors. Mental health illness, the loss of a loved one, or the development of dementia can turn lives upside down and leave older adults and their families feeling helpless. Solutions to the unique problems faced by senior adults and their families require special skill, dedication, and compassion. Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare (SASH) strives to improve our patient’s quality of life and their families through our care.
The challenges that may arise as a part of aging can be baffling for senior adults, their loved ones, and their doctors. Mental health illness, the loss of a loved one, or the development of dementia can turn lives upside down and leave older adults and their families feeling helpless. Solutions to the unique problems faced by senior adults and their families require special skill, dedication, and compassion. Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare (SASH) strives to improve our patient’s quality of life and their families through our care.
(512) 643-5722 View (512) 643-5722
Photo of Laura Katie Maxwell - Maxwell Psychiatry, Psychiatrist in 78757, TX
Laura Katie Maxwell - Maxwell Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757
Not accepting new clients
My primary goal is to create an environment where you feel safe, accepted, and understood. I am an adult psychiatrist offering treatment with both medications and psychotherapy. Medications can be helpful, but medicine is never the sole answer to our problems. As a psychiatrist who also does psychotherapy, I will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan which includes the role of physical activity, relationships, nutrition and work/life balance. I treat adults with depression, anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), mood disorders, and ADHD.
My primary goal is to create an environment where you feel safe, accepted, and understood. I am an adult psychiatrist offering treatment with both medications and psychotherapy. Medications can be helpful, but medicine is never the sole answer to our problems. As a psychiatrist who also does psychotherapy, I will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan which includes the role of physical activity, relationships, nutrition and work/life balance. I treat adults with depression, anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), mood disorders, and ADHD.
(737) 204-8085 View (737) 204-8085
Photo of Kendall Kayworth - Altaffer, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78757, TX
Kendall Kayworth - Altaffer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78757
I am a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. I moved to Austin in 2011 after graduating from Baylor University’s School of Nursing and worked as a pediatric nurse at Dell Children’s Medical Center before obtaining my master's degree. I have treated children and adults in both a hospital setting as well as an outpatient clinic setting. I have experience treating anxiety disorders, mood disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and behavioral concerns.
I am a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. I moved to Austin in 2011 after graduating from Baylor University’s School of Nursing and worked as a pediatric nurse at Dell Children’s Medical Center before obtaining my master's degree. I have treated children and adults in both a hospital setting as well as an outpatient clinic setting. I have experience treating anxiety disorders, mood disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and behavioral concerns.
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Photo of Mistee J Jefferies, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78757, TX
Mistee J Jefferies
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78757
I work across the life spectrum providing psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy to help patients live their best lives.
I work across the life spectrum providing psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy to help patients live their best lives.
(512) 667-7506 View (512) 667-7506
Photo of Josh Ingleby, Physician Assistant in 78757, TX
Josh Ingleby
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757
I am a board-certified psychiatric physician assistant with prescribing authority. I offer medication management, alone or in combination with psychotherapy, to adults. We schedule new patient appointments through a secure form on our website. Please provide the requested information, and a member of our staff will respond promptly! www.pondworkspsychiatry.com
I am a board-certified psychiatric physician assistant with prescribing authority. I offer medication management, alone or in combination with psychotherapy, to adults. We schedule new patient appointments through a secure form on our website. Please provide the requested information, and a member of our staff will respond promptly! www.pondworkspsychiatry.com
(512) 991-8774 View (512) 991-8774
Photo of Candyce Willis, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 78757, TX
Candyce Willis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with prescribing authority. I offer medication management, alone or in combination with psychotherapy, to adults. We schedule new patient appointments through a secure form on our website. Please provide the requested information, and a member of our staff will respond promptly! www.pondworkspsychiatry.com
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with prescribing authority. I offer medication management, alone or in combination with psychotherapy, to adults. We schedule new patient appointments through a secure form on our website. Please provide the requested information, and a member of our staff will respond promptly! www.pondworkspsychiatry.com
(737) 201-0724 View (737) 201-0724
Photo of Dr Cheryl L Hodges, MD, PLLC, Psychiatrist in 78757, TX
Dr Cheryl L Hodges, MD, PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD, ABPN
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 428-8580 View (512) 428-8580

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 78757

< 10

Psychiatrists in 78757 who prioritize treating:

78% Depression
78% Anxiety
67% Bipolar Disorder
67% Medication Management
56% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
56% Trauma and PTSD
56% Behavioral Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% BlueCross and BlueShield
33% Cigna and Evernorth
33% ComPsych

How Psychiatrists in 78757 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 78757?

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.