Psychiatrists in 85388

Photo of Dr. Barbara Baumgardner, PhD, PMHNP, IBCLC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Barbara Baumgardner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP, IBCLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85388  (Online Only)
Telehealth appointments are available! As both a Nurse Practitioner and a Psychologist, I bring a relatively rare combination of skills and ways of thinking about problems to the therapy process. I am keenly interested in helping you feel better both emotionally and physically as well as helping you be successful in the relationships that matter most to you. My goal is to provide seamless care so that as your doctor who knows you best, through therapy, I'm also managing the medications that are part of our collaborative treatment plan.
Telehealth appointments are available! As both a Nurse Practitioner and a Psychologist, I bring a relatively rare combination of skills and ways of thinking about problems to the therapy process. I am keenly interested in helping you feel better both emotionally and physically as well as helping you be successful in the relationships that matter most to you. My goal is to provide seamless care so that as your doctor who knows you best, through therapy, I'm also managing the medications that are part of our collaborative treatment plan.
(855) 582-9251 View (855) 582-9251
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Samantha Swartz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85388
Hello, I'm Samantha Swartz, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a deep passion for maternal mental health. As a mother of three children myself, ranging in ages from 1 to 8, I intimately understand the unique challenges and joys that come with motherhood.
Hello, I'm Samantha Swartz, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a deep passion for maternal mental health. As a mother of three children myself, ranging in ages from 1 to 8, I intimately understand the unique challenges and joys that come with motherhood.
(623) 280-1728 View (623) 280-1728
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85388  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(623) 343-8116 View (623) 343-8116
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Taylor English
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85388  (Online Only)
My goal is to provide individualized treatment in order to help patients achieve long term success. I am qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe for children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with individuals who are working toward being their best self. This frequently involves prescribing medications to target the specific symptoms that a patient may be experiencing. I want to help my patients overcome issues with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and several other mental health disorders.
My goal is to provide individualized treatment in order to help patients achieve long term success. I am qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe for children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with individuals who are working toward being their best self. This frequently involves prescribing medications to target the specific symptoms that a patient may be experiencing. I want to help my patients overcome issues with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and several other mental health disorders.
(602) 536-5810 View (602) 536-5810
Photo of Laura Ross, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Laura Ross
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85388
Telemed and in-person appointments are available. I am a board-certified Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner treating patients over lifespan, child, adolescent/teen, and adult. My treatment approach is evidence based and collaborative. I like to meet you where you are. Each person has their own unique needs and background and, that is where I start. By using medications and non-med options, my patients have a variety of treatment modalities to choose from. I am here to help guide you back to “the real you”.
Telemed and in-person appointments are available. I am a board-certified Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner treating patients over lifespan, child, adolescent/teen, and adult. My treatment approach is evidence based and collaborative. I like to meet you where you are. Each person has their own unique needs and background and, that is where I start. By using medications and non-med options, my patients have a variety of treatment modalities to choose from. I am here to help guide you back to “the real you”.
(480) 923-4778 View (480) 923-4778
Photo of Dr. Elizabeth Metzger, DNP, PMHNP, PMH-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Elizabeth Metzger
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85388  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Dr. Elizabeth Metzger, your compassionate mental health guide! Are you battling persistent sadness, overwhelming anxiety, or feelings of hopelessness? Perhaps you’re struggling with inattention, anger, or mood changes? Whether you’re an expectant mother, a parent seeking help for your child, or on a wellness journey, my expertise can guide you toward healing and empowerment. As a dedicated Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I offer personalized and holistic mental health care.
Hello! I’m Dr. Elizabeth Metzger, your compassionate mental health guide! Are you battling persistent sadness, overwhelming anxiety, or feelings of hopelessness? Perhaps you’re struggling with inattention, anger, or mood changes? Whether you’re an expectant mother, a parent seeking help for your child, or on a wellness journey, my expertise can guide you toward healing and empowerment. As a dedicated Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I offer personalized and holistic mental health care.
(623) 462-3158 View (623) 462-3158
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Courtney Tafoya
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85388
I am an experienced board-certified Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have experience caring for ages 10 and up. I began my nursing career two decades ago as a cardiac/critical care nurse. After several years, I began working with Veterans at the VA hospital. While there, I developed a passion for helping patients with mental illness, PTSD/trauma, and substance use. I use medication and holistic approaches in treatment.
I am an experienced board-certified Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have experience caring for ages 10 and up. I began my nursing career two decades ago as a cardiac/critical care nurse. After several years, I began working with Veterans at the VA hospital. While there, I developed a passion for helping patients with mental illness, PTSD/trauma, and substance use. I use medication and holistic approaches in treatment.
(602) 806-7699 View (602) 806-7699

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 85388

< 10

Psychiatrists in 85388 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
86% ADHD
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Sleep or Insomnia
71% Medication Management

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
80% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in 85388 see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 85388?

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.