Psychiatrists in 96816

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SynCare Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Honolulu, HI 96816
Aloha! My name is Henry and I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 4 years of psychiatric medication management experience. My practice, SynCare Behavioral Health, is an outpatient mental health private practice with a mission to provide high quality mental health care. We are located in Oahu but delivering care via telehealth. We treat adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorders, insomnia, and personality disorders. Visit www.syncarebh.com for more information.
Aloha! My name is Henry and I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 4 years of psychiatric medication management experience. My practice, SynCare Behavioral Health, is an outpatient mental health private practice with a mission to provide high quality mental health care. We are located in Oahu but delivering care via telehealth. We treat adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorders, insomnia, and personality disorders. Visit www.syncarebh.com for more information.
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Sara Haack, MD -- Sound Mind Psychiatry LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Honolulu, HI 96816  (Online Only)
I am a board certified psychiatrist with training and experience in both academic and community practice settings. I believe mental healthcare is a partnership between doctor and patient. My strength is the ability to offer recommendations based on medical training and knowledge. Your role is to engage in discussion with me to come up with the best next steps that will work for you and your life.
I am a board certified psychiatrist with training and experience in both academic and community practice settings. I believe mental healthcare is a partnership between doctor and patient. My strength is the ability to offer recommendations based on medical training and knowledge. Your role is to engage in discussion with me to come up with the best next steps that will work for you and your life.
(808) 204-4676 View (808) 204-4676
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Holly Holbrooks
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Honolulu, HI 96816  (Online Only)
I have particular interest in working with individuals whose mental health has been impacted by marginalization, discrimination, racism, historical and cultural trauma, and other forms of oppression. Encountering the mental health care system has been and continues to be difficult and traumatic for many, and I deeply appreciate the opportunity to work with those who are willing to engage with me.
I have particular interest in working with individuals whose mental health has been impacted by marginalization, discrimination, racism, historical and cultural trauma, and other forms of oppression. Encountering the mental health care system has been and continues to be difficult and traumatic for many, and I deeply appreciate the opportunity to work with those who are willing to engage with me.
(808) 649-3350 View (808) 649-3350
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Kim Nguyen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Honolulu, HI 96816  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients - Intake slots are available within 2 weeks (updated 5/7/24). Optimal mental health is the goal, not just the absence of disease. The body, mind, and environment operate as a whole. You can’t treat a symptom without addressing the root cause. Extra time allows me to be thorough, listen to your story without interrupting, and discuss treatment plans in detail. This allows me to provide higher quality care and enables you to feel heard and understood in a way you may never have felt before.
Accepting New Patients - Intake slots are available within 2 weeks (updated 5/7/24). Optimal mental health is the goal, not just the absence of disease. The body, mind, and environment operate as a whole. You can’t treat a symptom without addressing the root cause. Extra time allows me to be thorough, listen to your story without interrupting, and discuss treatment plans in detail. This allows me to provide higher quality care and enables you to feel heard and understood in a way you may never have felt before.
(808) 207-9145 View (808) 207-9145
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Garrett Milo Halweg
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Honolulu, HI 96816
Dr. Garrett Halweg began a quest for improving brain health at the completion of his residency from University of Hawaii, Queens Medical Center in 2003. He headed up a private practice in Southern California working on common disorders like depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Dr. Halweg survived multi-system organ failure because of a Leptospirosis infection from a local waterfall in November 2013, which prompted a renewed interest in optimizing physical health and mental awareness. This experience taught him lessons that shaped his life and now wants to share his story with others.
Dr. Garrett Halweg began a quest for improving brain health at the completion of his residency from University of Hawaii, Queens Medical Center in 2003. He headed up a private practice in Southern California working on common disorders like depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Dr. Halweg survived multi-system organ failure because of a Leptospirosis infection from a local waterfall in November 2013, which prompted a renewed interest in optimizing physical health and mental awareness. This experience taught him lessons that shaped his life and now wants to share his story with others.
(808) 664-1402 View (808) 664-1402
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Thomas Cook
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Honolulu, HI 96816
I am a board certified psychiatrist taking new patients in Honolulu. I specialize in the rapid treatment of depression, and in the transition to more effective alternatives, such as TMS, ketamine, medical cannabis, and more. Taking pills everyday is at times indicated, but often there are more sensible options. I sometimes prescribe books, and my style is upfront, down to earth, out of the box, and interactive. Please visit --> www.drcook.org.
I am a board certified psychiatrist taking new patients in Honolulu. I specialize in the rapid treatment of depression, and in the transition to more effective alternatives, such as TMS, ketamine, medical cannabis, and more. Taking pills everyday is at times indicated, but often there are more sensible options. I sometimes prescribe books, and my style is upfront, down to earth, out of the box, and interactive. Please visit --> www.drcook.org.
(808) 670-3475 View (808) 670-3475
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Dr. Jay Nichols
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Honolulu, HI 96816  (Online Only)
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck, I invite you to take the first step towards a brighter future! I specialize in helping professionals who are experiencing burnout in their careers due to depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I am a board-certified psychiatrist and have extensive experience working with professionals such as CEO’s, lawyers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to find renewed balance and reconnect with purpose in their lives. I also have experience in working with the LGBTQ+ community who might be struggling with sexual identity and are ready to start experiencing their true authentic life.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck, I invite you to take the first step towards a brighter future! I specialize in helping professionals who are experiencing burnout in their careers due to depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I am a board-certified psychiatrist and have extensive experience working with professionals such as CEO’s, lawyers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to find renewed balance and reconnect with purpose in their lives. I also have experience in working with the LGBTQ+ community who might be struggling with sexual identity and are ready to start experiencing their true authentic life.
(808) 736-5912 View (808) 736-5912
Photo of Joan Parker Dias - Xplor Counseling, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 96816, HI
Joan Parker Dias - Xplor Counseling
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, CNS, RN
Verified Verified
Honolulu, HI 96816
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
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H. K. Blaisdell Brennan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Honolulu, HI 96816
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Blaisdell-Brennan is a Board Certified Medical Doctor trained at Harvard, JABSOM, and UCLA (not accepting new patients).
Dr. Blaisdell-Brennan is a Board Certified Medical Doctor trained at Harvard, JABSOM, and UCLA (not accepting new patients).
(808) 427-2589 View (808) 427-2589

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 96816

< 10

Psychiatrists in 96816 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Medication Management
67% ADHD
67% Bipolar Disorder
67% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Hawaii Medical Services Association
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% University Health Alliance

How Psychiatrists in 96816 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

56% Female
44% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 96816?

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.