Psychiatrists in 98372

Photo of Dr. Veronica Abeh Forchu, DNP, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Veronica Abeh Forchu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98372
I am Dr. Veronica Forchu. I earned my Doctorate of Nursing Practice from UMass Global California with specialty in Psychiatry and Mental Health Across the Lifespan. I also earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing Ohio. I have experience in case management, serving patients of different age groups in home health, palliative care and hospice, managing anxiety, depression, dementia, psychotic episodes and pain at end-of-life. I bring with me over 10 years of experience working with patients and providing emotional support to their families and loved ones dealing with loss & grief.
I am Dr. Veronica Forchu. I earned my Doctorate of Nursing Practice from UMass Global California with specialty in Psychiatry and Mental Health Across the Lifespan. I also earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing Ohio. I have experience in case management, serving patients of different age groups in home health, palliative care and hospice, managing anxiety, depression, dementia, psychotic episodes and pain at end-of-life. I bring with me over 10 years of experience working with patients and providing emotional support to their families and loved ones dealing with loss & grief.
(360) 994-1307 View (360) 994-1307
Mikkadesh mental health care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98372
My mission as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is to deliver compassionate and comprehensive care, promoting holistic wellness and empowering patients to achieve their highest level of functioning. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment, ultimately making a meaningful impact on the lives of those I serve." I provide consultations that can take more than 15 minutes if needed
My mission as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is to deliver compassionate and comprehensive care, promoting holistic wellness and empowering patients to achieve their highest level of functioning. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment, ultimately making a meaningful impact on the lives of those I serve." I provide consultations that can take more than 15 minutes if needed
(253) 243-0613 View (253) 243-0613
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Dr. Daniel Njuguna
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98372
As a board certified PMHNP, my goal is to help you navigate the complexities of mental health. I specialize in providing comprehensive care for individuals dealing with a wide range of mental health challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and various mood disorders. My expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of psychiatric and mental health issues, allowing me to address the unique needs of each client effectively.
As a board certified PMHNP, my goal is to help you navigate the complexities of mental health. I specialize in providing comprehensive care for individuals dealing with a wide range of mental health challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and various mood disorders. My expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of psychiatric and mental health issues, allowing me to address the unique needs of each client effectively.
(253) 352-4342 View (253) 352-4342
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98372  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(253) 600-2115 View (253) 600-2115
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Touchstone TMS
Psychiatrist, MD, RET COL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98372
Our mission is to provide a path to remission for patients suffering from Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD, among other things. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to overcome depression and we strive to provide the most relevant and effective care under the leadership of Dr. Kris Peterson (our Psychiatrist & Medical Director), a Retired Army Colonel who served for 25 years. Before returning to civilian work, Dr. Peterson was the chief of Psychiatry at Madigan Army Medical Center and has been an ally to both civilian and military patients for nearly 3 decades.
Our mission is to provide a path to remission for patients suffering from Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD, among other things. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to overcome depression and we strive to provide the most relevant and effective care under the leadership of Dr. Kris Peterson (our Psychiatrist & Medical Director), a Retired Army Colonel who served for 25 years. Before returning to civilian work, Dr. Peterson was the chief of Psychiatry at Madigan Army Medical Center and has been an ally to both civilian and military patients for nearly 3 decades.
(253) 733-0259 View (253) 733-0259
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Ohana Holistic Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Puyallup, WA 98372
Welcome! I'm Kourtney Tapnio, a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a deep-seated commitment to providing holistic and empathetic care in the realm of mental health. With years of experience in the field, I specialize in devising comprehensive treatment plans that address the individual needs of my patients, ensuring a balanced approach to mental wellness. My practice is built on the cornerstone of compassion and the relentless pursuit of understanding the unique challenges faced by each person I have the privilege to work with.
Welcome! I'm Kourtney Tapnio, a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a deep-seated commitment to providing holistic and empathetic care in the realm of mental health. With years of experience in the field, I specialize in devising comprehensive treatment plans that address the individual needs of my patients, ensuring a balanced approach to mental wellness. My practice is built on the cornerstone of compassion and the relentless pursuit of understanding the unique challenges faced by each person I have the privilege to work with.
(346) 239-8809 View (346) 239-8809
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Harvey Hall
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-C, ARNP
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98372
Accepting New Patients, even on Saturday and can see patients through Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine, and we do have some evening appts available as well. Trained as a family and psychiatric nurse practitioner. Master’s trained from the University of Cincinnati and Touro University; also have degrees from Pacific Lutheran University in Nursing and the University of Oklahoma. I have a background in military medicine, and have served populations that have been diverse and underserved. I have also served in case management for Washington State DSHS, working with social workers and caregivers for and in behalf of foster children.
Accepting New Patients, even on Saturday and can see patients through Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine, and we do have some evening appts available as well. Trained as a family and psychiatric nurse practitioner. Master’s trained from the University of Cincinnati and Touro University; also have degrees from Pacific Lutheran University in Nursing and the University of Oklahoma. I have a background in military medicine, and have served populations that have been diverse and underserved. I have also served in case management for Washington State DSHS, working with social workers and caregivers for and in behalf of foster children.
(360) 375-7181 View (360) 375-7181
Photo of Kevin Clinton Kerrick, PMHNP, MSN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kevin Clinton Kerrick
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98372
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
Photo of Dr. Millicent Mbua, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, ARNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Millicent Mbua
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, ARNP
Verified Verified
Puyallup, WA 98372  (Online Only)
Now enrolling new clients, flexible scheduling, provide telepsychiatry/ telehealth. Dr. Millicent Mbua holds dual board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner. Graduated from University of Washington with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in family later completed psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program from the University of New Hampshire. I specialize in providing psychiatric healthcare, medication management and psychoeducation as well as connecting clients to resources available in their communities to support their journey towards healing and optimal wellness.
Now enrolling new clients, flexible scheduling, provide telepsychiatry/ telehealth. Dr. Millicent Mbua holds dual board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner. Graduated from University of Washington with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in family later completed psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program from the University of New Hampshire. I specialize in providing psychiatric healthcare, medication management and psychoeducation as well as connecting clients to resources available in their communities to support their journey towards healing and optimal wellness.
(253) 400-3349 View (253) 400-3349

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 98372

< 10

Psychiatrists in 98372 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
89% ADHD
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Bipolar Disorder
78% Sleep or Insomnia
78% Medication Management

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
88% Premera

How Psychiatrists in 98372 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Male
29% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 98372?

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.