Psychiatrists in 80230

Photo of Caitlin Kieltyka, MD, Psychiatrist
Caitlin Kieltyka
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80230
I decided to pursue medicine and specialize in psychiatry because I love talking to people about their life experiences. I treat adults experiencing the full spectrum of mental illness, and I also enjoy working with reproductive-age women who are navigating trying to conceive, pregnancy, and the postpartum period.
I decided to pursue medicine and specialize in psychiatry because I love talking to people about their life experiences. I treat adults experiencing the full spectrum of mental illness, and I also enjoy working with reproductive-age women who are navigating trying to conceive, pregnancy, and the postpartum period.
(720) 821-0830 View (720) 821-0830
Photo of Tracy Connor-Riddick, PA, Physician Assistant
Tracy Connor-Riddick
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80230
To prospective clients: I applaud you for taking the first step. Because of your bravery, I will take the second step to hear and see you. We can then work together to make you the best version of yourself that you want to be.
To prospective clients: I applaud you for taking the first step. Because of your bravery, I will take the second step to hear and see you. We can then work together to make you the best version of yourself that you want to be.
(720) 706-9176 View (720) 706-9176
Photo of Elizabeth Erickson, DO, Psychiatrist
Elizabeth Erickson
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80230
I received my medical degree from Des Moines University and completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Chicago. My care is centered around children and adults, and I have a strong background in eating disorders and children. I enjoy partnering and collaborating with each patient, using my medical training, their knowledge of themselves and their life experience to strategize the right path to healing.
I received my medical degree from Des Moines University and completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Chicago. My care is centered around children and adults, and I have a strong background in eating disorders and children. I enjoy partnering and collaborating with each patient, using my medical training, their knowledge of themselves and their life experience to strategize the right path to healing.
(720) 915-2258 View (720) 915-2258
Photo of undefined - Larson Mental Health, PMHNP, APN, RXN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Larson Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APN, RXN
Verified Verified
Lowry, CO 80230
Not accepting new clients
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority. I've been practicing since 2014, initially as an officer in the U.S. Army, and as a civilian since 2017. Treatment involves consistent communication and the consideration of your input. No one is immune from mental health concerns, but they don't have to derail your life. I have treated everyone from high school students, to successful professionals, to elite military officers. If you are struggling with feeling down, have experienced significant trauma, or feel like things aren't right, give me a call.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority. I've been practicing since 2014, initially as an officer in the U.S. Army, and as a civilian since 2017. Treatment involves consistent communication and the consideration of your input. No one is immune from mental health concerns, but they don't have to derail your life. I have treated everyone from high school students, to successful professionals, to elite military officers. If you are struggling with feeling down, have experienced significant trauma, or feel like things aren't right, give me a call.
(720) 650-7082 View (720) 650-7082
Photo of Sangeeta Patel, MD, Psychiatrist
Sangeeta Patel
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80230
I see my role as helping people navigate a relationship with the world and themselves that is more joyful and less constrained. Many of my patients have tried a variety of self help strategies or previous therapy with varying degrees of success and disappointment by the time they call me. My approach is to take a step back and try to understand you and your life in more detail and depth in order to help us build a more comprehensive and lasting solution to your troubles.
I see my role as helping people navigate a relationship with the world and themselves that is more joyful and less constrained. Many of my patients have tried a variety of self help strategies or previous therapy with varying degrees of success and disappointment by the time they call me. My approach is to take a step back and try to understand you and your life in more detail and depth in order to help us build a more comprehensive and lasting solution to your troubles.
(720) 463-1297 View (720) 463-1297
Photo of Alison Murphy, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Alison Murphy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80230  (Online Only)
Welcome to Murphy Mental Health. Some of the things I can help with include: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. I work together with my patients on improving wellness by listening and providing options rather than just telling someone what to do. I address care in a holistic manner, integrating use of therapy, positive lifestyle changes, traditional psychiatric medications, supplements and genetic testing-as appropriate.
Welcome to Murphy Mental Health. Some of the things I can help with include: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. I work together with my patients on improving wellness by listening and providing options rather than just telling someone what to do. I address care in a holistic manner, integrating use of therapy, positive lifestyle changes, traditional psychiatric medications, supplements and genetic testing-as appropriate.
(720) 513-6403 View (720) 513-6403
Photo of Benjamin Recca, MD, Psychiatrist
Benjamin Recca
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80230  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients (updated June 2022). Welcome! I am a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in general adult psychiatry with a subspecialty in addiction. My priority is to listen carefully and compassionately, and provide judgement-free, collaborative, high-quality care. I have extensive experience treating adults with a wide variety of mental health concerns and offer a personalized and personable treatment approach. I conduct a comprehensive evaluation to create a cohesive narrative that begins to make sense of what brought you in, with the goal of you living a happier, healthier, more meaningful life.
Accepting New Patients (updated June 2022). Welcome! I am a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in general adult psychiatry with a subspecialty in addiction. My priority is to listen carefully and compassionately, and provide judgement-free, collaborative, high-quality care. I have extensive experience treating adults with a wide variety of mental health concerns and offer a personalized and personable treatment approach. I conduct a comprehensive evaluation to create a cohesive narrative that begins to make sense of what brought you in, with the goal of you living a happier, healthier, more meaningful life.
View
Photo of Marlene Pino, APRN, PFMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Marlene Pino
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PFMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80230
I am accepting new clients! As an Integrative Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I have cared for hundreds clients across the lifespan. Nothing matters more to me than your health and comfort, which is why I’ve put in so much time and effort into advancing my medical practice and therapeutic techniques. In recognition that everyone has their own unique challenges and journeys towards achieving their personal definition of happy and healthy lives; I have developed Red Rocks Psychiatry to be a nurturing and safe place that fosters emotional healing, development and education to support resilient mental health.
I am accepting new clients! As an Integrative Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I have cared for hundreds clients across the lifespan. Nothing matters more to me than your health and comfort, which is why I’ve put in so much time and effort into advancing my medical practice and therapeutic techniques. In recognition that everyone has their own unique challenges and journeys towards achieving their personal definition of happy and healthy lives; I have developed Red Rocks Psychiatry to be a nurturing and safe place that fosters emotional healing, development and education to support resilient mental health.
(720) 710-7332 View (720) 710-7332

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 80230

< 10

Psychiatrists in 80230 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Medication Management
75% Sleep or Insomnia
75% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% Cigna and Evernorth
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 80230 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 80230?

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.