Psychiatrists in 98040

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Rebekah Vigileos
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Rebekah is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner from Mercer Island, Washington. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Washington University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Rebekah is an outspoken advocate for social justice and equality and has worked with several nonprofits including those that manage food and clothing donations, connect individuals to community resources, and serve migrant populations.
Rebekah is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner from Mercer Island, Washington. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Washington University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Rebekah is an outspoken advocate for social justice and equality and has worked with several nonprofits including those that manage food and clothing donations, connect individuals to community resources, and serve migrant populations.
(206) 589-5542 View (206) 589-5542
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Krista Meeks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mercer Island, WA 98040
As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I will work with you to diagnose and explore solutions and medication management for conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, disordered eating, OCD, ADHD, ASD, dissociative disorders, substance use disorders, and other mental health challenges. I believe that there is depth and dimension in someone’s unique story, and I aim to consider a broader picture, and a fuller understanding of a person and their struggles as we collaborate to create an individual treatment plan.
As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I will work with you to diagnose and explore solutions and medication management for conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, disordered eating, OCD, ADHD, ASD, dissociative disorders, substance use disorders, and other mental health challenges. I believe that there is depth and dimension in someone’s unique story, and I aim to consider a broader picture, and a fuller understanding of a person and their struggles as we collaborate to create an individual treatment plan.
(425) 441-3282 View (425) 441-3282
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Travis Albers
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Mercer Island, WA 98040  (Online Only)
Hey There, Ready to Kick Mental Health's Ass? Trav Has Your Back! Alright, let's cut the BS and get real for a minute. Life can be a total rollercoaster, am I right? From the endless mind chatter to those sleepless nights and that damn anxiety that just won't quit, it's like a never-ending battle sometimes. But guess what? You don't have to face it alone. I’m Trav, your no-nonsense Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who's here to help you kick mental health's ass and reclaim your life. Trav doesn’t do fancy medical talk or judgmental vibes—nah, Trav’s all about keeping it real and meeting you right where you're at. -(Telehealth Only)-
Hey There, Ready to Kick Mental Health's Ass? Trav Has Your Back! Alright, let's cut the BS and get real for a minute. Life can be a total rollercoaster, am I right? From the endless mind chatter to those sleepless nights and that damn anxiety that just won't quit, it's like a never-ending battle sometimes. But guess what? You don't have to face it alone. I’m Trav, your no-nonsense Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who's here to help you kick mental health's ass and reclaim your life. Trav doesn’t do fancy medical talk or judgmental vibes—nah, Trav’s all about keeping it real and meeting you right where you're at. -(Telehealth Only)-
(206) 736-4381 View (206) 736-4381
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Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Mental health is brain health. We need to appreciate the human being as a complex organism in a complex environment. Our practice is centered on prioritizing health and true perspective, allowing problems to be better defined, and real solutions developed. This is the Revolution. In addition to general psychiatric evaluation and management, we employ IV NAD+ for safe outpatient detoxification from alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. Because of its natural healing effects, NAD+ is also used to optimize health, mental and physical, and therefore treats other neurodegenerative disorders.
Mental health is brain health. We need to appreciate the human being as a complex organism in a complex environment. Our practice is centered on prioritizing health and true perspective, allowing problems to be better defined, and real solutions developed. This is the Revolution. In addition to general psychiatric evaluation and management, we employ IV NAD+ for safe outpatient detoxification from alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. Because of its natural healing effects, NAD+ is also used to optimize health, mental and physical, and therefore treats other neurodegenerative disorders.
(425) 399-5842 View (425) 399-5842
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Ryan M. Fugate
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
**Currently accepting patients for telemedicine/teletherapy only** I'm experienced with a broad range of psychiatric conditions but, have particular focus in the areas of bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD and post-traumatic stress. I believe in a multi-faceted approach to care and often recommend elements of lifestyle modification, nutrition/supplementation, mindfulness and mind-body practices, in addition to psychotherapy and prescription medication. I try to emphasize a collaborative treatment approach, involving the patient and their entire healthcare team to optimize treatment efficacy and quality of care.
**Currently accepting patients for telemedicine/teletherapy only** I'm experienced with a broad range of psychiatric conditions but, have particular focus in the areas of bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD and post-traumatic stress. I believe in a multi-faceted approach to care and often recommend elements of lifestyle modification, nutrition/supplementation, mindfulness and mind-body practices, in addition to psychotherapy and prescription medication. I try to emphasize a collaborative treatment approach, involving the patient and their entire healthcare team to optimize treatment efficacy and quality of care.
(206) 785-2609 View (206) 785-2609
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Jesse P McClelland
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
I want to personally invite new clients to my psychiatry practice. I am a board-certified psychiatrist dedicated to providing innovative, insightful care to my clients. I enjoy collaborating with adult clients with mental health issues who are serious about taking control of their life's journey. I relate personally to you. I understand your struggles, having been diagnosed and treated for ADHD myself. Not surprisingly, my special emphasis in my practice is treating ADHD/ADD, as I believe I have a unique insight into the treatment and therapy that might work best.
I want to personally invite new clients to my psychiatry practice. I am a board-certified psychiatrist dedicated to providing innovative, insightful care to my clients. I enjoy collaborating with adult clients with mental health issues who are serious about taking control of their life's journey. I relate personally to you. I understand your struggles, having been diagnosed and treated for ADHD myself. Not surprisingly, my special emphasis in my practice is treating ADHD/ADD, as I believe I have a unique insight into the treatment and therapy that might work best.
(206) 966-4774 View (206) 966-4774
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Geoff Fong
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MS, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
I am seeing new and existing clients via telehealth. I believe in collaborating with parents, family, and other mental health professionals to bring a team of support and care to my patients. I offer psychiatric consultations, psychiatric evaluations, and medication management. I treat patients of most ages, ranging from young children (4 and up) to adolescents and adults. **Please note, I do not treat addiction or substance abuse. To learn more about my treatment philosophy and determine if I would be a good fit for your needs, please visit my personal webpage.
I am seeing new and existing clients via telehealth. I believe in collaborating with parents, family, and other mental health professionals to bring a team of support and care to my patients. I offer psychiatric consultations, psychiatric evaluations, and medication management. I treat patients of most ages, ranging from young children (4 and up) to adolescents and adults. **Please note, I do not treat addiction or substance abuse. To learn more about my treatment philosophy and determine if I would be a good fit for your needs, please visit my personal webpage.
(206) 743-9366 View (206) 743-9366
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Kevin Clinton Kerrick
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who takes a holistic approach to treating patients. I recognize that people are more than of their parts. Maximizing wellness is the goal when working with clients, and to this end, exploration into complex biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors is important to gain a full view of the client's needs. Clients often seek mental health treatment to alleviate distress. It is incumbent on the provider to work with clients to uncover sources of distress and develop actionable means to empower clients to improve their lives.
I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who takes a holistic approach to treating patients. I recognize that people are more than of their parts. Maximizing wellness is the goal when working with clients, and to this end, exploration into complex biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors is important to gain a full view of the client's needs. Clients often seek mental health treatment to alleviate distress. It is incumbent on the provider to work with clients to uncover sources of distress and develop actionable means to empower clients to improve their lives.
(206) 312-4273 View (206) 312-4273
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Angels Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, MA
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
As a board certified mental health provider I guide clients in their mental health journeys with empathy and expertise. Through a patient-centric approach, I create a safe, non-judgmental environment where people feel comfortable expressing themselves. By combining evidence-based therapies like psychotherapy and medication management, I empower patients to overcome challenges and achieve well-being. I am dedicated to ongoing learning, keeping up with psychiatry advancements, and collaborating with fellow healthcare professionals for comprehensive care. Ultimately, I strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those I serve.
As a board certified mental health provider I guide clients in their mental health journeys with empathy and expertise. Through a patient-centric approach, I create a safe, non-judgmental environment where people feel comfortable expressing themselves. By combining evidence-based therapies like psychotherapy and medication management, I empower patients to overcome challenges and achieve well-being. I am dedicated to ongoing learning, keeping up with psychiatry advancements, and collaborating with fellow healthcare professionals for comprehensive care. Ultimately, I strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those I serve.
(425) 537-6287 View (425) 537-6287
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Zachary Feldman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
I believe mental health results from a complex constellation of past and present interpersonal, intrapersonal, and bio-physiologic influence. My approach is toward narrative and understanding within a safe, dyadic relationship. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and judicious prescribing in a small, referral-based psychiatric private practice. I concurrently maintain a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington, am a clinical associate at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and work as an attending psychiatrist at Overlake Medical Center.
I believe mental health results from a complex constellation of past and present interpersonal, intrapersonal, and bio-physiologic influence. My approach is toward narrative and understanding within a safe, dyadic relationship. I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and judicious prescribing in a small, referral-based psychiatric private practice. I concurrently maintain a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington, am a clinical associate at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and work as an attending psychiatrist at Overlake Medical Center.
(425) 276-1590 View (425) 276-1590
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DeGrate + Co PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CHPN
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
At DeGrate + Co (www.degrate.co), we utilize the latest science to springboard you into the future with reverence and respect for your past. We specialize in navigating transitions, tough conversations, and believe in trauma-informed care. We are gentle guides as you progress and willing witnesses to your next right step. You can find us at the corner of behavioral health and wellness. Reach out if you’re ready to grow.
At DeGrate + Co (www.degrate.co), we utilize the latest science to springboard you into the future with reverence and respect for your past. We specialize in navigating transitions, tough conversations, and believe in trauma-informed care. We are gentle guides as you progress and willing witnesses to your next right step. You can find us at the corner of behavioral health and wellness. Reach out if you’re ready to grow.
(253) 523-3953 View (253) 523-3953
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Heramba Mental Healthcare, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
We accept new clients every day throughout the year. We are opened Mondays through Saturdays. We accept all insurances, Medicaid, and Medicare. We do have telepsychiatry, telemedicine, or telehealth availability. We are opened every day, include Saturdays and Sundays. Mental health disorders impact people from a broad spectrum of the population. We love to help and support people. We are passionate about our patients’ psychiatric health and wellbeing. We spend time listening to our clients. We take into considerations our clients’ preferences and complaints.
We accept new clients every day throughout the year. We are opened Mondays through Saturdays. We accept all insurances, Medicaid, and Medicare. We do have telepsychiatry, telemedicine, or telehealth availability. We are opened every day, include Saturdays and Sundays. Mental health disorders impact people from a broad spectrum of the population. We love to help and support people. We are passionate about our patients’ psychiatric health and wellbeing. We spend time listening to our clients. We take into considerations our clients’ preferences and complaints.
(360) 227-6060 View (360) 227-6060
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Cheryl Cooke
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, DNP, ARNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mercer Island, WA 98040  (Online Only)
I am primarily seeing folks for therapy. I am familiar with the challenges experienced by communities of Color, academics, women at transitions in life, and individuals experiencing parenting and relationship challenges. I also see children with anxiety, depression, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 5 & 12.
I am primarily seeing folks for therapy. I am familiar with the challenges experienced by communities of Color, academics, women at transitions in life, and individuals experiencing parenting and relationship challenges. I also see children with anxiety, depression, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 5 & 12.
(360) 889-8850 View (360) 889-8850
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Gabriel Obu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Are you experiencing depression? Be aware that innovative treatment options are now available, promising relief from depressive symptoms within weeks. These are not SSRI's or SNRI's, but they are covered by insurance and do not require significant out-of-pocket expenses. There is help and hope available for you. No Waitlist. Appointments are within 24-48 hours. My treatment philosophy is rooted in a holistic, integrative, and collaborative approach to achieving my patient holistic goals.
Are you experiencing depression? Be aware that innovative treatment options are now available, promising relief from depressive symptoms within weeks. These are not SSRI's or SNRI's, but they are covered by insurance and do not require significant out-of-pocket expenses. There is help and hope available for you. No Waitlist. Appointments are within 24-48 hours. My treatment philosophy is rooted in a holistic, integrative, and collaborative approach to achieving my patient holistic goals.
(425) 517-1711 View (425) 517-1711
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Maricopa Christian Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RNP, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients. Mrs. Santiago is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provides medication management with psychotherapy to ages seven and older. She is passionate about mental health and specializes in attention difficulties, mood challenges, anxiety, psychosis, personality disorders, sleep, and trauma. Afternoon/Evening Appointments are available. Our goal is to provide you and your family with non-judgmental high-quality evidence-based care. Christian values can be incorporated into your care if you wish. Call us today or leave your contact information on our website: www.mcpgpsychiatry.com.
Accepting New Patients. Mrs. Santiago is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provides medication management with psychotherapy to ages seven and older. She is passionate about mental health and specializes in attention difficulties, mood challenges, anxiety, psychosis, personality disorders, sleep, and trauma. Afternoon/Evening Appointments are available. Our goal is to provide you and your family with non-judgmental high-quality evidence-based care. Christian values can be incorporated into your care if you wish. Call us today or leave your contact information on our website: www.mcpgpsychiatry.com.
(480) 696-5179 View (480) 696-5179
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Helen Zhang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040  (Online Only)
I am a physician (MD) specializing in psychotherapy. I also offer medication management alone or in combination with therapy, as well as psychiatric consultation and evaluation services. My focus is on psychodynamic psychotherapy, though I draw from a broad foundation, including interpersonal and existential therapies, as well as evidence-based modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I have a special interest in multicultural psychotherapy, intersectional identities, racial/ethnic identity formation, attachment trauma, and family of origin issues.
I am a physician (MD) specializing in psychotherapy. I also offer medication management alone or in combination with therapy, as well as psychiatric consultation and evaluation services. My focus is on psychodynamic psychotherapy, though I draw from a broad foundation, including interpersonal and existential therapies, as well as evidence-based modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I have a special interest in multicultural psychotherapy, intersectional identities, racial/ethnic identity formation, attachment trauma, and family of origin issues.
(425) 243-4371 View (425) 243-4371
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Kyl Dinsio, MD, PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040
If you find yourself internet searching for a psychiatrist, you're probably asking questions like: why aren’t things (jobs/relationships/goals) working out for me? How do I balance what I want and what I need? How do I even KNOW what I need? Why do I fall into the same relationship patterns with family, friends, bosses, and intimate partners? Of course you feel overwhelmed, these are tough questions! Perhaps you’ve sought help for anxiety or depression, but haven't found medications to be helpful, or helpful enough.
If you find yourself internet searching for a psychiatrist, you're probably asking questions like: why aren’t things (jobs/relationships/goals) working out for me? How do I balance what I want and what I need? How do I even KNOW what I need? Why do I fall into the same relationship patterns with family, friends, bosses, and intimate partners? Of course you feel overwhelmed, these are tough questions! Perhaps you’ve sought help for anxiety or depression, but haven't found medications to be helpful, or helpful enough.
(206) 701-7896 View (206) 701-7896
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Psychiatry of Seattle
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040  (Online Only)
Welcome to Seattle's Premier Online ADHD Medical Practice! Discover a personalized approach to managing ADHD right from the comfort of your home with our cutting-edge online medical practice in Seattle. At Psychiatry of Seattle, we understand the unique challenges that come with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and we're here to provide compassionate care tailored to your individual needs.
Welcome to Seattle's Premier Online ADHD Medical Practice! Discover a personalized approach to managing ADHD right from the comfort of your home with our cutting-edge online medical practice in Seattle. At Psychiatry of Seattle, we understand the unique challenges that come with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and we're here to provide compassionate care tailored to your individual needs.
(206) 207-9450 View (206) 207-9450
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Frederick Duennebier, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mercer Island, WA 98040  (Online Only)
Hello! I am accepting new clients, having recently moved to Seattle. As an adult, adolescent & child psychiatrist, I am privileged to work with individuals of all ages. If you or your child struggles with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, relationship conflicts, professional and academic concerns, existential distress or similar issues, then consider this a safe harbor. A place based on mutual respect, compassion, patience, and unconditional regard.
Hello! I am accepting new clients, having recently moved to Seattle. As an adult, adolescent & child psychiatrist, I am privileged to work with individuals of all ages. If you or your child struggles with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, relationship conflicts, professional and academic concerns, existential distress or similar issues, then consider this a safe harbor. A place based on mutual respect, compassion, patience, and unconditional regard.
(206) 208-7637 View (206) 208-7637
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Dr. Emma Nauman @Prisma Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PHMNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Hello, I'm Emma! I'm a Doctorate level Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I focused my Doctoral research on behavioral interventions for substance use and I believe that success in mental healthcare comes from shared decision making, treating you as a whole individual and creating sustainable treatment plans for a lifelong change. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and I am a long-time resident of Seattle. I have worked extensively in community mental health and homeless services and I have addressed a wide range of mental health concerns from my past work as a case manager and registered nurse.
Hello, I'm Emma! I'm a Doctorate level Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I focused my Doctoral research on behavioral interventions for substance use and I believe that success in mental healthcare comes from shared decision making, treating you as a whole individual and creating sustainable treatment plans for a lifelong change. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and I am a long-time resident of Seattle. I have worked extensively in community mental health and homeless services and I have addressed a wide range of mental health concerns from my past work as a case manager and registered nurse.
(425) 217-5176 View (425) 217-5176

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 98040

20+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in 98040 who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
86% Medication Management
76% ADHD
76% Trauma and PTSD
62% Stress
57% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Premera
77% Aetna
77% Regence

How Psychiatrists in 98040 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

55% Male
45% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 98040?

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.