Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C
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"Having training and experience in mental health, I am able to diagnose and treat a broad range of mood disorders. I see myself as a professional in the promotion of making life a pleasurable and fulfilling experience being mentally heaIthy! The quality of your mental health enables you to cope with life’s inevitable challenges and losses. I specialize in individualized treatment of anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, dementia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and PTSD. My approach is collaborative, compassionate, and respectful. The use of medications is carefully considered and done in a safe and evidence based manner."
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"Having training and experience in mental health, I am able to diagnose and treat a broad range of mood disorders. I see myself as a professional in the promotion of making life a pleasurable and fulfilling experience being mentally heaIthy! The quality of your mental health enables you to cope with life’s inevitable challenges and losses. I specialize in individualized treatment of anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, dementia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and PTSD. My approach is collaborative, compassionate, and respectful. The use of medications is carefully considered and done in a safe and evidence based manner."

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 98422 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

98422 Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in 98422 specialize in age groups (so check for 98422 child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in 98422). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in 98422, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. 98422 Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to the find the right psychiatrist in 98422, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in 98422, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in 98422 as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( 98422). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in 98422, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.