Psychiatrists in 96815

Photo of Alan Wolfson, Psychiatrist in 96815, HI
Alan Wolfson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Honolulu, HI 96815  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Finding the courage to reach out for help probably wasn't easy, but it means you already found the inner-strength it takes to face your struggles and precipitate change. Those struggles may include anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder or any number of complications that make life just that: complicated. I'm here to help. He uses an evidence-based, comprehensive approach and integrates medicine with preventative and alternative interventions such as diet, exercise, meditation, and supplement use.
Finding the courage to reach out for help probably wasn't easy, but it means you already found the inner-strength it takes to face your struggles and precipitate change. Those struggles may include anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder or any number of complications that make life just that: complicated. I'm here to help. He uses an evidence-based, comprehensive approach and integrates medicine with preventative and alternative interventions such as diet, exercise, meditation, and supplement use.
(808) 670-1316 View (808) 670-1316
Photo of Joan Parker Dias - Xplor Counseling, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 96815, HI
Joan Parker Dias - Xplor Counseling
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, CNS, RN
Verified Verified
Honolulu, HI 96815
If you or your child/adolescent are struggling to overcome/manage anxiety, depression, or trauma, then you know how easy it can be to get "stuck" in behavior patterns that keep you from living the life you want. At times, it may even seem impossible to gain traction and move forward. But, with the right help, you CAN start to make positive behavior changes and actually shift the way you view the world around you. That's where I can help--when I work with clients, I consider it a "team effort," during which we work together to find a way forward. Former clients would say I'm warm, trustworthy, and professional--and always have the best interests of my clients in mind.
If you or your child/adolescent are struggling to overcome/manage anxiety, depression, or trauma, then you know how easy it can be to get "stuck" in behavior patterns that keep you from living the life you want. At times, it may even seem impossible to gain traction and move forward. But, with the right help, you CAN start to make positive behavior changes and actually shift the way you view the world around you. That's where I can help--when I work with clients, I consider it a "team effort," during which we work together to find a way forward. Former clients would say I'm warm, trustworthy, and professional--and always have the best interests of my clients in mind.
(808) 824-4045 View (808) 824-4045
Photo of Colleen Sanders Alford, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 96815, HI
Colleen Sanders Alford
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN-Rx, PMHNP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Honolulu, HI 96815
Are you struggling with mental health issues related to periods, menopause or getting pregnant, pregnancy and postpartum? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of these life changes. I’m a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Honolulu,with an additional certification in perinatal mental health through postpartum support international
Are you struggling with mental health issues related to periods, menopause or getting pregnant, pregnancy and postpartum? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of these life changes. I’m a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Honolulu,with an additional certification in perinatal mental health through postpartum support international
(808) 500-7620 View (808) 500-7620
Monika Do Valle
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 378-7589 View (808) 378-7589

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 96815

< 10

Psychiatrists in 96815 who prioritize treating:

75% Anxiety
50% Depression
50% Parenting
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Other
50% Bipolar Disorder
50% Peer Relationships

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% TRICARE
75% Optum

How Psychiatrists in 96815 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 96815?

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.