Psychiatrists in 98223

Photo of Sharon Clifner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sharon Clifner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223
I believe healing and recovery are possible for many mental health conditions. Other mental health concerns can be effectively managed so that you can lead a more fulfilling, and productive life. So many people struggle alone not knowing who to turn to for help with depression, anxiety, trauma, and severe attention deficits that impair success in life. As an empathetic listener and compassionate provider, I can help you in a very sensitive and confidential manner both online and in person with the issues that you are struggling with so that you may achieve a happier more joy filled life.
I believe healing and recovery are possible for many mental health conditions. Other mental health concerns can be effectively managed so that you can lead a more fulfilling, and productive life. So many people struggle alone not knowing who to turn to for help with depression, anxiety, trauma, and severe attention deficits that impair success in life. As an empathetic listener and compassionate provider, I can help you in a very sensitive and confidential manner both online and in person with the issues that you are struggling with so that you may achieve a happier more joy filled life.
(360) 614-2145 View (360) 614-2145
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Bridge Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
I am a board certified, doctorally-prepared psychiatric nurse practitioner who treats a variety of mental health conditions primarily using medications. I believe developing a safe, trusting, and respectful therapeutic relationship between client and provider to be essential to the treatment process and facilitates optimal treatment outcomes. I take a "marathon not a sprint" treatment approach, take the time necessary during sessions, and do not rush important clinical decisions. I listen intently which results in accurate diagnoses and honor client treatment preferences which results in appropriate, effective treatments.
I am a board certified, doctorally-prepared psychiatric nurse practitioner who treats a variety of mental health conditions primarily using medications. I believe developing a safe, trusting, and respectful therapeutic relationship between client and provider to be essential to the treatment process and facilitates optimal treatment outcomes. I take a "marathon not a sprint" treatment approach, take the time necessary during sessions, and do not rush important clinical decisions. I listen intently which results in accurate diagnoses and honor client treatment preferences which results in appropriate, effective treatments.
(360) 641-7414 View (360) 641-7414
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Cafjad Behavioral Healthcare Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, WA 98223
My name is Christopher Ajadi a passionate and dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I strive to provide holistic care to individuals facing mental health challenges. With a strong family background from Nigeria, and an unwavering commitment to patient well-being, I prioritize empathy, compassion, and evidence-based practices in my work. My goal is to create a safe and therapeutic environment where individuals can overcome obstacles and experience positive mental health outcomes. I am driven to make a profound impact in the lives of my patients and contribute to the advancement of psychiatric care in the community.
My name is Christopher Ajadi a passionate and dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I strive to provide holistic care to individuals facing mental health challenges. With a strong family background from Nigeria, and an unwavering commitment to patient well-being, I prioritize empathy, compassion, and evidence-based practices in my work. My goal is to create a safe and therapeutic environment where individuals can overcome obstacles and experience positive mental health outcomes. I am driven to make a profound impact in the lives of my patients and contribute to the advancement of psychiatric care in the community.
(360) 530-9865 View (360) 530-9865
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Amy Skordal
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223
Are you struggling with depression, irritability, anxiety, focus problems or mood swings that get in the way with living your best life? Is it effecting your relationships? Career? Ability to truly enjoy life? Have you wondered if psychiatric medications might help? Or wondered if the psychiatric medications that you are currently on are the right ones for you? Consider coming in for a full Psychiatric Evaluation and learning what your options are.
Are you struggling with depression, irritability, anxiety, focus problems or mood swings that get in the way with living your best life? Is it effecting your relationships? Career? Ability to truly enjoy life? Have you wondered if psychiatric medications might help? Or wondered if the psychiatric medications that you are currently on are the right ones for you? Consider coming in for a full Psychiatric Evaluation and learning what your options are.
(360) 386-5082 View (360) 386-5082
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Dr. Ronil Shah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223
Dr. Shah is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a Board-certified M.D. psychiatrist, he specializes in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD and other psychiatric issues. A holistic provider, he combines non-pharmacologic approaches - including psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy - in addition to medication. He utilizes such therapeutic modalities in medication management appointments as well as dedicated therapy sessions. Consequently, patients benefit from well-integrated treatment that is both systematic and thorough.
Dr. Shah is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a Board-certified M.D. psychiatrist, he specializes in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD and other psychiatric issues. A holistic provider, he combines non-pharmacologic approaches - including psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy - in addition to medication. He utilizes such therapeutic modalities in medication management appointments as well as dedicated therapy sessions. Consequently, patients benefit from well-integrated treatment that is both systematic and thorough.
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Rafael Achacoso
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Arlington, WA 98223  (Online Only)
Accepting clients w/ immediate openings .As a dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, my mission is to offer a safe, warm, and inviting space where your mental health is the priority. I provide comprehensive medication management, ensuring that any medications prescribed are effectively addressing your symptoms while minimizing side effects. My current role as a provider in a hospital, supporting individuals in acute crisis, enriches my clinical knowledge.
Accepting clients w/ immediate openings .As a dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, my mission is to offer a safe, warm, and inviting space where your mental health is the priority. I provide comprehensive medication management, ensuring that any medications prescribed are effectively addressing your symptoms while minimizing side effects. My current role as a provider in a hospital, supporting individuals in acute crisis, enriches my clinical knowledge.
(425) 584-6015 View (425) 584-6015

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 98223

< 10

Psychiatrists in 98223 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Medication Management
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Stress
67% ADHD
67% Grief

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% Premera
80% Regence

How Psychiatrists in 98223 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 98223?

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.