Psychiatrists in 98146

Photo of Ugonna Rose Okafor, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ugonna Rose Okafor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98146  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provides diagnostic services, medication management and Psychotherapy to individuals from 13 years old to older adults via telehealth in Texas, Washington and Arizona. I utilize evidence based practice and patient preference to give all my patient the best care possible. I have more than 7 years extensive psychiatric experience in various setting. At this time, I am only providing virtual visits. At every visit, Ugonna provides individualized therapy that is specific and tailored to your treatment goals.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provides diagnostic services, medication management and Psychotherapy to individuals from 13 years old to older adults via telehealth in Texas, Washington and Arizona. I utilize evidence based practice and patient preference to give all my patient the best care possible. I have more than 7 years extensive psychiatric experience in various setting. At this time, I am only providing virtual visits. At every visit, Ugonna provides individualized therapy that is specific and tailored to your treatment goals.
(425) 600-9329 View (425) 600-9329
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George H. Glade
Psychiatric Nurse, MC, MN, ARNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burien, WA 98146
I am currently accepting new clients. Most problems have a solution, most illnesses are treatable. Change begins with a first step toward doing things differently than you have done them before. I believe the purpose of therapy is ultimately not to be in therapy but to aquire new skills to support positive change. I am not a therapist who will sit back quietly, nod and give you an occassional 'Uh-huh'. I have Master's degrees in both Counseling and Nursing. I work in the ER at Harborview, at my office practice, and with the psychiatric needs of older adults. I come from an integrative medicine perspective when I prescribe med.s
I am currently accepting new clients. Most problems have a solution, most illnesses are treatable. Change begins with a first step toward doing things differently than you have done them before. I believe the purpose of therapy is ultimately not to be in therapy but to aquire new skills to support positive change. I am not a therapist who will sit back quietly, nod and give you an occassional 'Uh-huh'. I have Master's degrees in both Counseling and Nursing. I work in the ER at Harborview, at my office practice, and with the psychiatric needs of older adults. I come from an integrative medicine perspective when I prescribe med.s
(206) 745-0905 View (206) 745-0905
Photo of Jacqueline Marcell-Koledin - Jacqueline Marcell-Koledin | TMS, PMHNP, ARNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jacqueline Marcell-Koledin | TMS
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, ARNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burien, WA 98146
We are a very experienced mental health practice and have an extensive background in working with those with mood challenges, including those seeking help when medication and/or therapy may not be working. TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is FDA-approved and is an effective treatment with a high rate of response and remission. It can be helpful for mood challenges such as: Depression; Anxiety; OCD; Addiction; Bipolar/Depression; ADHD; PTSD; tinnitus; smoking cessation. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals and optimal wellness.
We are a very experienced mental health practice and have an extensive background in working with those with mood challenges, including those seeking help when medication and/or therapy may not be working. TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is FDA-approved and is an effective treatment with a high rate of response and remission. It can be helpful for mood challenges such as: Depression; Anxiety; OCD; Addiction; Bipolar/Depression; ADHD; PTSD; tinnitus; smoking cessation. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals and optimal wellness.
(206) 673-2408 View (206) 673-2408
Photo of Ethiopia Wudma Zerfu, PMHNP, BC, Post, Masters, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ethiopia Wudma Zerfu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, Post, Masters
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Burien, WA 98146
Ethiopia Zerfu is a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with two decades of experience providing high-impact healthcare in Washington State. Ms. Zerfu earned her bachelor’s from the University of Washington. Her master’s degree & education from Temple & Walden University. She is doing her postmaster's degree. She has worked in various specialties and has found her passion in psychiatry. Crafting her therapeutic alliances to be free of judgment and full of support, Zerfu caters to the whole-person whilst implementing evidence-based practices. She greatly values patient-center care.
Ethiopia Zerfu is a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with two decades of experience providing high-impact healthcare in Washington State. Ms. Zerfu earned her bachelor’s from the University of Washington. Her master’s degree & education from Temple & Walden University. She is doing her postmaster's degree. She has worked in various specialties and has found her passion in psychiatry. Crafting her therapeutic alliances to be free of judgment and full of support, Zerfu caters to the whole-person whilst implementing evidence-based practices. She greatly values patient-center care.
(253) 544-4368 View (253) 544-4368
Photo of Pamela Handran, ARNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Pamela Handran
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Burien, WA 98146  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a nationally board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) licensed in Washington state. I earned my Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University with a specialization in psychiatric and mental health. Prior to this, I received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Western Governors University. I have been in healthcare since 1998, transitioning to mental health in 2016. I have worked with both adults and adolescents in the inpatient psychiatric setting. My experience includes the management of acute exacerbations of existing mental health conditions and treating newer concerns.
I am a nationally board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) licensed in Washington state. I earned my Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University with a specialization in psychiatric and mental health. Prior to this, I received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Western Governors University. I have been in healthcare since 1998, transitioning to mental health in 2016. I have worked with both adults and adolescents in the inpatient psychiatric setting. My experience includes the management of acute exacerbations of existing mental health conditions and treating newer concerns.
(206) 539-1147 View (206) 539-1147
Photo of Emily David Serenity Mental Healthcare Pllc, ARNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Emily David Serenity Mental Healthcare Pllc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Burien, WA 98146
I am a licensed and certified psychiatric Nurse practitioner treating patients who are at least 15 years (15 years to 75 years). I provide comprehensive online psychiatry services (telehealth), you can conveniently be seen in the comfort of your home for appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same mental services as in-person visits and I will address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness beyond a standard psychiatry visit. Currently accepting new clients for psychiatric evaluation, medication management and individual therapy, You can book a video appointment right now.
I am a licensed and certified psychiatric Nurse practitioner treating patients who are at least 15 years (15 years to 75 years). I provide comprehensive online psychiatry services (telehealth), you can conveniently be seen in the comfort of your home for appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same mental services as in-person visits and I will address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness beyond a standard psychiatry visit. Currently accepting new clients for psychiatric evaluation, medication management and individual therapy, You can book a video appointment right now.
(253) 316-8596 View (253) 316-8596

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 98146

< 10

Psychiatrists in 98146 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
83% ADHD
83% Bipolar Disorder
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Psychosis
67% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
80% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 98146 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 98146?

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.