Psychiatrists in 83709

Photo of Aaron Thomason, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 83709, ID
Aaron Thomason
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83709
Aaron is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. He specializes in Psychiatry. Aaron is passionate about educating his patients and helping patients develop an individualized evidence-based plan of care. He believes in the importance of a patient-provider partnership and working with a team to treat the different factors that affect our mental health. Aaron is also open to identifying alternative ways to manage mental health struggles through more natural ways. He is both experienced and thorough in his care.
Aaron is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. He specializes in Psychiatry. Aaron is passionate about educating his patients and helping patients develop an individualized evidence-based plan of care. He believes in the importance of a patient-provider partnership and working with a team to treat the different factors that affect our mental health. Aaron is also open to identifying alternative ways to manage mental health struggles through more natural ways. He is both experienced and thorough in his care.
(208) 487-8773 View (208) 487-8773
Photo of Steven K Elrod, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 83709, ID
Steven K Elrod
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709  (Online Only)
Do you need Medication or Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Anger, PTSD, Sleep? A Comprehensive Mental Health Evaluation and Research Approved Treatment options including medication and psychotherapy can put you Back on the Path to Recovery!
Do you need Medication or Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Anger, PTSD, Sleep? A Comprehensive Mental Health Evaluation and Research Approved Treatment options including medication and psychotherapy can put you Back on the Path to Recovery!
(208) 886-1976 View (208) 886-1976
Photo of Sami Phuyal, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 83709, ID
Sami Phuyal
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83709
Are you seeking the best psychiatrist near you? Look no further, we are accepting new patients. Our practice in Meridian warmly welcomes new patients, dedicated to providing top-tier mental health care. We understand the significance of accessible mental health help and offer a range of services including ADHD testing, anxiety, depression testing, and treatment for children. We see patients of all ages 7 years and up.
Are you seeking the best psychiatrist near you? Look no further, we are accepting new patients. Our practice in Meridian warmly welcomes new patients, dedicated to providing top-tier mental health care. We understand the significance of accessible mental health help and offer a range of services including ADHD testing, anxiety, depression testing, and treatment for children. We see patients of all ages 7 years and up.
(208) 291-1621 View (208) 291-1621
Photo of Mental Health Clinic Of Idaho, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 83709, ID
Mental Health Clinic Of Idaho
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83709
Are you seeking the best psychiatrist near you? Look no further, we are accepting new patients. Our practice in Meridian warmly welcomes new patients, dedicated to providing top-tier mental health care. We understand the significance of accessible mental health help and offer a range of services including ADHD testing, anxiety, depression testing, and treatment for children. We see patients of all ages 7 years and up.
Are you seeking the best psychiatrist near you? Look no further, we are accepting new patients. Our practice in Meridian warmly welcomes new patients, dedicated to providing top-tier mental health care. We understand the significance of accessible mental health help and offer a range of services including ADHD testing, anxiety, depression testing, and treatment for children. We see patients of all ages 7 years and up.
(208) 486-0065 View (208) 486-0065
Photo of John Carr, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 83709, ID
John Carr
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709
Mental health problems can come out of nowhere or build slowly over time. They can cause major disruptions in life or persistently make every day more difficult to get through. As a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I will help you to create a plan to understand and manage those problems.
Mental health problems can come out of nowhere or build slowly over time. They can cause major disruptions in life or persistently make every day more difficult to get through. As a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I will help you to create a plan to understand and manage those problems.
(208) 271-8341 View (208) 271-8341
Photo of Katie 'griffy' Harp, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 83709, ID
Katie 'griffy' Harp
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709
(208) 675-9668 View (208) 675-9668

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 83709

< 10

Psychiatrists in 83709 who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Medication Management
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bipolar Disorder
67% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Optum
80% Blue Cross

How Psychiatrists in 83709 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Male
25% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 83709?

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.