Psychiatrists in 92801

Photo of Nalleli Garrido, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nalleli Garrido
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Nalleli Garrido, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Nalleli graduated from California State University, Long Beach. Nalleli has over 7+ years of experience working with underserved communities with diverse mental health diagnoses. She loves to navigate new hobbies first hand in order to ensure patients gain meaningful coping skills. Her priority is to help patients take control of their mental health through patient education, psychotherapy and medication management.
Nalleli Garrido, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Nalleli graduated from California State University, Long Beach. Nalleli has over 7+ years of experience working with underserved communities with diverse mental health diagnoses. She loves to navigate new hobbies first hand in order to ensure patients gain meaningful coping skills. Her priority is to help patients take control of their mental health through patient education, psychotherapy and medication management.
(714) 909-1592 View (714) 909-1592
Paul Choi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Paul Choi is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and also holds a Board Certification for Family Practice. With over a decade of experience as a nurse practitioner and registered nurse, Paul brings a holistic approach to patients of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual identities. He firmly believes that quality mental health needs to be easily accessible. Paul emphasizes the importance of incorporating the recovery model into his day-to-day practice. He provides compassionate care that is evidence-based and personalized to each client’s needs.
Paul Choi is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and also holds a Board Certification for Family Practice. With over a decade of experience as a nurse practitioner and registered nurse, Paul brings a holistic approach to patients of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual identities. He firmly believes that quality mental health needs to be easily accessible. Paul emphasizes the importance of incorporating the recovery model into his day-to-day practice. He provides compassionate care that is evidence-based and personalized to each client’s needs.
(657) 286-4727 View (657) 286-4727
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Sima Aman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
In the midst of uncertainty with ADHD, PTSD, trauma, bipolar, depression, or anxiety? My ideal client seeks more than just coping – they aim for real healing and clarity. They're determined to navigate life's hurdles, find serenity, and reclaim their vitality. Recognizing that profound change begins with a simple dialogue, they're ready for a transformative journey. I treat individuals of ALL Ages with the use of Medication Management and Psychotherapy! Together, let's illuminate the path to your best self
In the midst of uncertainty with ADHD, PTSD, trauma, bipolar, depression, or anxiety? My ideal client seeks more than just coping – they aim for real healing and clarity. They're determined to navigate life's hurdles, find serenity, and reclaim their vitality. Recognizing that profound change begins with a simple dialogue, they're ready for a transformative journey. I treat individuals of ALL Ages with the use of Medication Management and Psychotherapy! Together, let's illuminate the path to your best self
(714) 248-0605 View (714) 248-0605
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Sima Aman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
If you've been struggling emotionally and relationally and find you are having difficulty handling life on your own anymore, I am here to help you. Whether you're feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, upset, lonely, or hopeless, it doesn't have to be this way. Together we will work to improve the quality of your life. My name is Sima and i am a Masters Prepared Nurse Practitioner that specialized in Psychiatry and Mental Health. I have specialty training treating most major mental health conditions including ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, OCD, Trauma, Stress and other mental health conditions.
If you've been struggling emotionally and relationally and find you are having difficulty handling life on your own anymore, I am here to help you. Whether you're feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, upset, lonely, or hopeless, it doesn't have to be this way. Together we will work to improve the quality of your life. My name is Sima and i am a Masters Prepared Nurse Practitioner that specialized in Psychiatry and Mental Health. I have specialty training treating most major mental health conditions including ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, OCD, Trauma, Stress and other mental health conditions.
(714) 924-3816 View (714) 924-3816
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Alice Kim
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Alice Kim is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Alice has many years' experience in psychiatry in an acute inpatient and outpatient. She believes that mental health is essential, but is often a forgotten or invisible part of healthcare. She wants to be an advocate and caregiver for the vulnerable population in a compassionate, empathetic, and nonjudgmental approach. Alice has made it her life’s passion to utilize her skills to help others aware of their illness, offer patients and their family quality of care, support, and guidance during a time of difficulty. Alice is bilingual and fluent in Korean
Alice Kim is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Alice has many years' experience in psychiatry in an acute inpatient and outpatient. She believes that mental health is essential, but is often a forgotten or invisible part of healthcare. She wants to be an advocate and caregiver for the vulnerable population in a compassionate, empathetic, and nonjudgmental approach. Alice has made it her life’s passion to utilize her skills to help others aware of their illness, offer patients and their family quality of care, support, and guidance during a time of difficulty. Alice is bilingual and fluent in Korean
(657) 530-5804 View (657) 530-5804
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Parvathi Nanjundiah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Anaheim, CA 92801
Dr. Nanjundiah is an expert in the treatment of adult and geriatric psychiatric disorders. She is board-certified and acknowledged as a Diplomate by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Nanjundiah has extensive experience in treating major mental health disorders with compassion and evidence based treatment plans.
Dr. Nanjundiah is an expert in the treatment of adult and geriatric psychiatric disorders. She is board-certified and acknowledged as a Diplomate by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Nanjundiah has extensive experience in treating major mental health disorders with compassion and evidence based treatment plans.
(657) 837-0157 View (657) 837-0157
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Karen Rightler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MFT
Verified Verified
Anaheim, CA 92801
Are you seeking a new mental health provider? If so, I am happy to help. I provide a safe space and personalized treatment for anyone who is struggling to manage their anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, relationship issues, and more. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with additional education and training in marriage and family therapy, my approach is tailored to your specific needs. I am trained to provide individual psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management.
Are you seeking a new mental health provider? If so, I am happy to help. I provide a safe space and personalized treatment for anyone who is struggling to manage their anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, relationship issues, and more. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with additional education and training in marriage and family therapy, my approach is tailored to your specific needs. I am trained to provide individual psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management.
(714) 924-3028 View (714) 924-3028
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Tyisha Renee Fletcher
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
I am a dual-certified in family and psychiatric mental health care as a Nurse Practitioner. She believes in treating patients with respect and compassion. I have practiced for over six years in a variety of settings, including internal medicine, family medicine, and mental health. I enjoy working with diverse people from different cultures. I specialize in working with people of color by providing a safe space to focus on complete mental health.
I am a dual-certified in family and psychiatric mental health care as a Nurse Practitioner. She believes in treating patients with respect and compassion. I have practiced for over six years in a variety of settings, including internal medicine, family medicine, and mental health. I enjoy working with diverse people from different cultures. I specialize in working with people of color by providing a safe space to focus on complete mental health.
(562) 554-4967 View (562) 554-4967
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Renewed Mental Health Group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MD, PMHNP, LMFT, ADHD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Are you or your loved ones struggling with sadness, anxiety, concentration or another mental health concern that is negatively impacting your work, health, or personal life? If so, you have made the first step towards making a positive change. At Renewed Mental Health Group, we have specialty providers trained in treating ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, OCD, & other mental health disorders. We place emphasis with treating each client and their family with respect, comfort, and professionalism. We focus on the needs of our patients and tailors our treatment plan to keep everyone informed.
Are you or your loved ones struggling with sadness, anxiety, concentration or another mental health concern that is negatively impacting your work, health, or personal life? If so, you have made the first step towards making a positive change. At Renewed Mental Health Group, we have specialty providers trained in treating ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, OCD, & other mental health disorders. We place emphasis with treating each client and their family with respect, comfort, and professionalism. We focus on the needs of our patients and tailors our treatment plan to keep everyone informed.
(714) 364-0718 View (714) 364-0718
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Taryn Joyce
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Do you struggle with getting your work done on time? Do you feel like if only you had an extra 5 hours in the day, how much more you can get done? Are you struggling at work/school, home, and/or socially with meeting deadlines, completing chores, and showing up for your friends? Do you feel like you avoid certain places/situations because you’ll say or do something wrong? With everything at your fingertips these days, it can become overwhelming when you’re trying to keep up with work/school and maintain a social life while also ensuring that you’re taking care of your needs.
Do you struggle with getting your work done on time? Do you feel like if only you had an extra 5 hours in the day, how much more you can get done? Are you struggling at work/school, home, and/or socially with meeting deadlines, completing chores, and showing up for your friends? Do you feel like you avoid certain places/situations because you’ll say or do something wrong? With everything at your fingertips these days, it can become overwhelming when you’re trying to keep up with work/school and maintain a social life while also ensuring that you’re taking care of your needs.
(657) 571-4128 View (657) 571-4128
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Brittany Cadiz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Are you seeking a new mental health professional? If so, I am here to assist you on your journey. I provide a safe space and emphasize personalized treatment for anyone who is struggling to manage their anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, relationship issues, and more. As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, my approach is aim to focus on your specific needs. I am trained to provide individual supportive psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management for all psychiatric-mental health disorders.
Are you seeking a new mental health professional? If so, I am here to assist you on your journey. I provide a safe space and emphasize personalized treatment for anyone who is struggling to manage their anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, relationship issues, and more. As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, my approach is aim to focus on your specific needs. I am trained to provide individual supportive psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management for all psychiatric-mental health disorders.
(714) 844-5252 View (714) 844-5252
Photo of Michelle Del Rosario, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Michelle Del Rosario
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Anaheim, CA 92801
Are you looking for guidance or treatment to address you or your loved one’s mental health needs? If so, I am your person and would love to help you or your loved ones. I provide a safe space and provide patient-centered treatment for anyone struggling to manage their anxiety, depression, mood disorder, ADHD, PTSD, relationship issues, and more. As a practitioner specializing in psychiatric-mental health, I tailor my treatment plan based on you. I utilize both individualized supportive psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management into my practice.
Are you looking for guidance or treatment to address you or your loved one’s mental health needs? If so, I am your person and would love to help you or your loved ones. I provide a safe space and provide patient-centered treatment for anyone struggling to manage their anxiety, depression, mood disorder, ADHD, PTSD, relationship issues, and more. As a practitioner specializing in psychiatric-mental health, I tailor my treatment plan based on you. I utilize both individualized supportive psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management into my practice.
(714) 613-8567 View (714) 613-8567
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Amanda Seif
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Anaheim, CA 92801  (Online Only)
Dr. Seif is a board certified psychiatrist with a subspecialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and integrative mental health. As an integrative psychiatrist, she looks with her patients and looks at the roots of their problems. Instead of addressing the illness itself only, Dr. Seif’s approach is proactive. Her goal is to find the deep cause of the current mental state of her patients, to better understand their thought process and to prevent future illness and setbacks. Dr. Seif’s journey, her education, and her passion for helping others have led her to develop a patient-centered outlook in her line of work.
Dr. Seif is a board certified psychiatrist with a subspecialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and integrative mental health. As an integrative psychiatrist, she looks with her patients and looks at the roots of their problems. Instead of addressing the illness itself only, Dr. Seif’s approach is proactive. Her goal is to find the deep cause of the current mental state of her patients, to better understand their thought process and to prevent future illness and setbacks. Dr. Seif’s journey, her education, and her passion for helping others have led her to develop a patient-centered outlook in her line of work.
(714) 844-0239 View (714) 844-0239
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Renewed ADHD Treatment Center
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Do you suspect you or your loved ones have ADHD? Are you struggling with attention, focus, or hyperactivity? Are your symptoms starting to negatively impact your performance at school, work or even in your relationship with others? Our Board Certified Doctorate Prepared Providers provide comprehensive ADHD assessments and evaluations, including ADHD testing, and provide treatment options for you and your family. We provide psychiatric assessment and management for Children ages 4+ and Adults. Our Doctorate Prepared Providers also treat other disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, ptsd and more.
Do you suspect you or your loved ones have ADHD? Are you struggling with attention, focus, or hyperactivity? Are your symptoms starting to negatively impact your performance at school, work or even in your relationship with others? Our Board Certified Doctorate Prepared Providers provide comprehensive ADHD assessments and evaluations, including ADHD testing, and provide treatment options for you and your family. We provide psychiatric assessment and management for Children ages 4+ and Adults. Our Doctorate Prepared Providers also treat other disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, ptsd and more.
(714) 862-1349 View (714) 862-1349
Photo of Medard Sison, DNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Medard Sison
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Anaheim, CA 92801
Are you or your loved ones struggling with depression, anxiety, focus, attention issues, or other issues affecting your work, health, or personal life? If so, you have made the first step in the right direction to make a positive change. Medard Sison, DNP is a Doctorate Prepared Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treating ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, OCD, & other mental health disorders. Dr. Sison believes in treating each client and their family with respect, care, and professionalism. Medard focuses on your needs and tailors his treatment plan to keep you informed.
Are you or your loved ones struggling with depression, anxiety, focus, attention issues, or other issues affecting your work, health, or personal life? If so, you have made the first step in the right direction to make a positive change. Medard Sison, DNP is a Doctorate Prepared Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treating ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, OCD, & other mental health disorders. Dr. Sison believes in treating each client and their family with respect, care, and professionalism. Medard focuses on your needs and tailors his treatment plan to keep you informed.
(657) 220-8068 View (657) 220-8068
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Cristian Cuevas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
It’s not easy. You’ve been feeling a bit different lately, these inner-changes leave you feeling uncomfortable… unpleasant… confused. You don’t understand what’s happening and it’s terrifying. You want to ask for help, but you can’t. You’ve somehow convinced yourself to believe that no one can help you, but the longer you go, the worse it gets. You want explanations, you want answers, the anxiety intensifies from your fear of the unknown. It might seem to you that getting better isn’t possible, but by reading this, you’ve already made your first step.
It’s not easy. You’ve been feeling a bit different lately, these inner-changes leave you feeling uncomfortable… unpleasant… confused. You don’t understand what’s happening and it’s terrifying. You want to ask for help, but you can’t. You’ve somehow convinced yourself to believe that no one can help you, but the longer you go, the worse it gets. You want explanations, you want answers, the anxiety intensifies from your fear of the unknown. It might seem to you that getting better isn’t possible, but by reading this, you’ve already made your first step.
(657) 571-4154 View (657) 571-4154
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Miguel Castellanos Jr
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Welcome! If you or a loved one struggles with ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, mood disturbances, trauma, depression, or anxiety, you've found the right place. My ideal client seeks both understanding and practical solutions. They may feel overwhelmed or misjudged, and they're eager to find balance and peace. Using a combination of medication management and therapeutic techniques, I strive to provide comprehensive care tailored to each individual's needs. Hablo español. Proudly serving clients aged 6 years and above. Let's journey together towards healing and growth.
Welcome! If you or a loved one struggles with ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, mood disturbances, trauma, depression, or anxiety, you've found the right place. My ideal client seeks both understanding and practical solutions. They may feel overwhelmed or misjudged, and they're eager to find balance and peace. Using a combination of medication management and therapeutic techniques, I strive to provide comprehensive care tailored to each individual's needs. Hablo español. Proudly serving clients aged 6 years and above. Let's journey together towards healing and growth.
(657) 571-1565 View (657) 571-1565
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Joseph Burwell
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Anaheim, CA 92801
Dr. Burwell specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in both adults and the geriatric population. His board certification in psychiatry serves as a testament to his expertise and unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier care.
Dr. Burwell specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in both adults and the geriatric population. His board certification in psychiatry serves as a testament to his expertise and unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier care.
(657) 300-5576 View (657) 300-5576
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Karen Rightler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Caught in life's storm? Need a helping hand? Whether you're grappling with ADHD, PTSD, trauma, depression, or anxiety, you're not alone. Imagine breaking through the fog and truly understanding the storm of emotions you feel. Picture a life not just built on coping, but flourishing from genuine healing. The journey to reclaiming your peace and navigating life's twists begins with a single step: a chat, a connection. No matter your age, if you're striving for deeper emotional clarity and a harmonious well-being, I'm here for you. Dive into a transformative experience with individual therapy and medication guidance for every age.
Caught in life's storm? Need a helping hand? Whether you're grappling with ADHD, PTSD, trauma, depression, or anxiety, you're not alone. Imagine breaking through the fog and truly understanding the storm of emotions you feel. Picture a life not just built on coping, but flourishing from genuine healing. The journey to reclaiming your peace and navigating life's twists begins with a single step: a chat, a connection. No matter your age, if you're striving for deeper emotional clarity and a harmonious well-being, I'm here for you. Dive into a transformative experience with individual therapy and medication guidance for every age.
(714) 487-0748 View (714) 487-0748
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Yasha Rastgar
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
Dr. Rastgar, an Adult Psychiatrist at Integrative Behavioral Health and Medicine, Inc., hails from South Jersey. He earned his MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed his General Psychiatry Residency at West Virginia University. During his residency, Dr. Rastgar excelled, being named Chief Resident and Resident of the Year for his exceptional care.
Dr. Rastgar, an Adult Psychiatrist at Integrative Behavioral Health and Medicine, Inc., hails from South Jersey. He earned his MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed his General Psychiatry Residency at West Virginia University. During his residency, Dr. Rastgar excelled, being named Chief Resident and Resident of the Year for his exceptional care.
(657) 837-2567 View (657) 837-2567
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 92801

40+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in 92801 who prioritize treating:

98% ADHD
95% Anxiety
93% Depression
93% Medication Management
85% Bipolar Disorder
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Stress

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% Cigna and Evernorth
97% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
97% Anthem | Elevance

How Psychiatrists in 92801 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 92801?

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.