Sahar Eftekhar
Psychiatrist, DO Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers video visits
Dr. Eftekhar is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry. She obtained her subspecialist training in Addiction Psychiatry at UCLA in Los Angeles, working at Cedar Sinai Medical Center and the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Eftekhar completed her psychiatric residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Michigan State University.
(312) 663-8104
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Eftekhar is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry. She obtained her subspecialist training in Addiction Psychiatry at UCLA in Los Angeles, working at Cedar Sinai Medical Center and the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Eftekhar completed her psychiatric residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Michigan State University.
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Kalyan N Rao
Psychiatrist, MD
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers video visits
When someone has an addiction problem, they have usually started abusing substances in order to self medicate some underlying disorder.
I am a board certified psychiatrist with a specialization in addiction psychiatrist. I collaboratively work with my patients to provide the most personalized care directed toward their overall wellbeing using a holistic approach deploying all the modern tools available including but not limited to medication when appropriate, individual supportive psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing.
(312) 219-9195
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Chicago, IL 60611
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When someone has an addiction problem, they have usually started abusing substances in order to self medicate some underlying disorder.
I am a board certified psychiatrist with a specialization in addiction psychiatrist. I collaboratively work with my patients to provide the most personalized care directed toward their overall wellbeing using a holistic approach deploying all the modern tools available including but not limited to medication when appropriate, individual supportive psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing.
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Andreea Seicean
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD, MPH Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers video visits
She treats depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD / trauma, irritability, stress, binger eating, chronic pain, alcohol and other substance use disorders.
Andreea Seicean, MD, PhD, MPH, completed her training at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She has extensive experience treating mood and anxiety disorders and addiction in teens and adults. Dr. Seicean has published more than forty articles and been the recipient of multiple awards from: The National Institute of Mental Health, The American Psychiatric Association and The American Association of Neurological Surgeons. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she continues to be active in research and teaches psychopharmacology
(847) 242-2764
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Chicago, IL 60601
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She treats depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD / trauma, irritability, stress, binger eating, chronic pain, alcohol and other substance use disorders.
Andreea Seicean, MD, PhD, MPH, completed her training at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She has extensive experience treating mood and anxiety disorders and addiction in teens and adults. Dr. Seicean has published more than forty articles and been the recipient of multiple awards from: The National Institute of Mental Health, The American Psychiatric Association and The American Association of Neurological Surgeons. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she continues to be active in research and teaches psychopharmacology
Jeffrey David Roth
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers video visits
As a group psychotherapist and addiction psychiatrist, I am available to work with you on any phase of recovery from addictions, compulsive behaviors and the effects of being in a relationship with an addict (whether parent, sibling, partner or child). I understand addiction as a broad disease, including substances (alcohol, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, sedatives and other drugs), food, sex, money, work and codependence. I often work in collaboration with individual therapists and mutual support groups to enhance the effectiveness of each intervention.
(312) 516-2341
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Chicago, IL 60602
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As a group psychotherapist and addiction psychiatrist, I am available to work with you on any phase of recovery from addictions, compulsive behaviors and the effects of being in a relationship with an addict (whether parent, sibling, partner or child). I understand addiction as a broad disease, including substances (alcohol, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, sedatives and other drugs), food, sex, money, work and codependence. I often work in collaboration with individual therapists and mutual support groups to enhance the effectiveness of each intervention.
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Andreea Seicean
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD, MPH Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers video visits
She treats depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD / trauma, irritability, stress, binger eating, chronic pain, alcohol and other substance use disorders.
Andreea Seicean, MD, PhD, MPH, completed her training at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She has extensive experience treating mood and anxiety disorders and addiction in teens and adults. Dr. Seicean has published more than forty articles and been the recipient of multiple awards from: The National Institute of Mental Health, The American Psychiatric Association and The American Association of Neurological Surgeons. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she continues to be active in research and teaches psychopharmacology.
(202) 949-7827
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
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She treats depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD / trauma, irritability, stress, binger eating, chronic pain, alcohol and other substance use disorders.
Andreea Seicean, MD, PhD, MPH, completed her training at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She has extensive experience treating mood and anxiety disorders and addiction in teens and adults. Dr. Seicean has published more than forty articles and been the recipient of multiple awards from: The National Institute of Mental Health, The American Psychiatric Association and The American Association of Neurological Surgeons. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she continues to be active in research and teaches psychopharmacology.
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Amelia Mari Merz
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers video visits
Merz has expertise in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, and substance use disorders in adults including LGBTQ individuals and women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
Dr. Amelia Merz strives to provide compassionate, patient-focused care in a collaborative process with you and your therapist to achieve recovery from mental health problems and substance abuse. She is board certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and uses an evidence-based approach in her practice. She was trained at the University of Minnesota where she completed both medical school and residency. Dr. Merz has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, residential treatment centers and inpatient psychiatric hospitals. She treats patients age 17-70.
(708) 304-9936
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
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Merz has expertise in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, and substance use disorders in adults including LGBTQ individuals and women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
Dr. Amelia Merz strives to provide compassionate, patient-focused care in a collaborative process with you and your therapist to achieve recovery from mental health problems and substance abuse. She is board certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and uses an evidence-based approach in her practice. She was trained at the University of Minnesota where she completed both medical school and residency. Dr. Merz has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, residential treatment centers and inpatient psychiatric hospitals. She treats patients age 17-70.
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Kirsten Book, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, FNP-BC Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers video visits
I enjoy working with adolescents above the age of 12 and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, trauma, self-harm behaviors, and mood disorders.
**Please email me to schedule an appointment** I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My treatment philosophy includes a combination of evidence-based psychopharmacologic management, psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and other cognitive modalities to aid in recovery. I am confident that combining medication with other treatments is more effective than medication alone. I also believe a multidisciplinary treatment team approach with therapists and other professionals is optimal for the patient's recovery.
(630) 454-1490
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
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I enjoy working with adolescents above the age of 12 and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, trauma, self-harm behaviors, and mood disorders.
**Please email me to schedule an appointment** I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My treatment philosophy includes a combination of evidence-based psychopharmacologic management, psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and other cognitive modalities to aid in recovery. I am confident that combining medication with other treatments is more effective than medication alone. I also believe a multidisciplinary treatment team approach with therapists and other professionals is optimal for the patient's recovery.
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Helena Radomska
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers video visits
Dr. Helena Radomska is a Medical Doctor, specializing in Psychiatry. Practicing in Chicago area since 1999 with strong background in General medicine, Neuropsychiatry and Sleep medicine. She is holistically approaching every Patient concern. She is Addiction medicine specialist for any form of addiction. Her passion is treating Relationship trauma, Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome and Complex PTSD. Also has experience in treatment Post-partum Depression, Depression due to hormonal changes, PMDD, and menopause.
(872) 219-1818
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Helena Radomska is a Medical Doctor, specializing in Psychiatry. Practicing in Chicago area since 1999 with strong background in General medicine, Neuropsychiatry and Sleep medicine. She is holistically approaching every Patient concern. She is Addiction medicine specialist for any form of addiction. Her passion is treating Relationship trauma, Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome and Complex PTSD. Also has experience in treatment Post-partum Depression, Depression due to hormonal changes, PMDD, and menopause.
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Sherann Ivy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FPA Verified
Chicago, IL 60612
Offers video visits
*****NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS**** Whether you need psychiatric evaluation and treatment for addiction, anxiety, depression, a mood disorder, ADHD, PTSD, or another mental health problem, as your psychiatrist, my goal is to help you get the solutions that will let you feel better soon. The belief in giving help with deep caring, and my style of listening, form the soul of my practice today. I see all patients as unique in their own way, and I value the privilege of giving the best care that my private practice in psychiatric medicine can provide.
(708) 367-3780
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Chicago, IL 60612
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*****NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS**** Whether you need psychiatric evaluation and treatment for addiction, anxiety, depression, a mood disorder, ADHD, PTSD, or another mental health problem, as your psychiatrist, my goal is to help you get the solutions that will let you feel better soon. The belief in giving help with deep caring, and my style of listening, form the soul of my practice today. I see all patients as unique in their own way, and I value the privilege of giving the best care that my private practice in psychiatric medicine can provide.
Mindful Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MD Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
Offers video visits
Mindful Care is a revolutionary psychiatry practice that provides the residents of Chicago with exceptional treatment for both mental health concerns and addiction. We deliver same daycare to those who need it most, while remaining cost-effective. Mindful Care is open to adults across the lifespan, teenagers, and children ages 12 and up.
(872) 246-7186
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Chicago, IL 60607
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Mindful Care is a revolutionary psychiatry practice that provides the residents of Chicago with exceptional treatment for both mental health concerns and addiction. We deliver same daycare to those who need it most, while remaining cost-effective. Mindful Care is open to adults across the lifespan, teenagers, and children ages 12 and up.
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Krista Bedells
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers video visits
SohoMD is not a good fit if you suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or have a substance abuse problem.
SohoMD offers online sessions with board-certified clinicians to evaluate, diagnose, and treat Anxiety, Depression, and ADHD. Our tele therapy and tele psychiatry services make appointments easy. All you need is a smartphone to access our therapist or prescribers. We are in-network with Cigna and Optum insurances but please be advised that we require all our patients to be frequently seen especially during the first month to customize your care for success.
(646) 759-2638
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Chicago, IL 60611
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SohoMD is not a good fit if you suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or have a substance abuse problem.
SohoMD offers online sessions with board-certified clinicians to evaluate, diagnose, and treat Anxiety, Depression, and ADHD. Our tele therapy and tele psychiatry services make appointments easy. All you need is a smartphone to access our therapist or prescribers. We are in-network with Cigna and Optum insurances but please be advised that we require all our patients to be frequently seen especially during the first month to customize your care for success.
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Eappen Clinic
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Offers video visits
The issues I am best suited to treat are vast, and include diagnosis and treatment of mood/anxiety/psychotic disorders, child/adolescent psychiatric disorders, reduction of polypharmacy in patients receiving multiple psychiatric medicines, psychiatric diagnostic clarification, second opinion consultations, management of substance abuse disorders, psychiatric illness in the elderly and the medically ill, and more.
I am a board certified adult, child & adolescent psychiatrist. I completed medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, a general (adult) psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a child psychiatry fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. The training I received in residency and fellowship has prepared me to manage essentially any psychiatric issue that comes through my clinic doors, regardless of severity or complexity.
(844) 632-7736
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Chicago, IL 60622
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The issues I am best suited to treat are vast, and include diagnosis and treatment of mood/anxiety/psychotic disorders, child/adolescent psychiatric disorders, reduction of polypharmacy in patients receiving multiple psychiatric medicines, psychiatric diagnostic clarification, second opinion consultations, management of substance abuse disorders, psychiatric illness in the elderly and the medically ill, and more.
I am a board certified adult, child & adolescent psychiatrist. I completed medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, a general (adult) psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a child psychiatry fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. The training I received in residency and fellowship has prepared me to manage essentially any psychiatric issue that comes through my clinic doors, regardless of severity or complexity.
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Natalia J. Rysmanowska
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, -BC Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Offers video visits
Treatment of depression and anxiety, mood and psychotic disorders, substance use, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, and specialty treatments such as Spravato.
Dr. Natalia Rysmanowska is a board-certified psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner who graduated with a doctorate from Rush University. She is one of the many providers who specializes in ketamine and Spravato treatments at Elemental Center.
(872) 204-1205
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Treatment of depression and anxiety, mood and psychotic disorders, substance use, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, and specialty treatments such as Spravato.
Dr. Natalia Rysmanowska is a board-certified psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner who graduated with a doctorate from Rush University. She is one of the many providers who specializes in ketamine and Spravato treatments at Elemental Center.
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Deep Buch
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
My name is Deep Buch, and I have been working as a general psychiatrist for the past 5 years. I am from Chicago originally and have spent most of my life in/ around the city. Naturally, I am a Cubs fan and enjoy running in my spare time. I have spent time working all over the city from Lincoln Park to Humboldt Park with various types of patients. I specialize in working with people suffering from substance abuse issues, in particular opiate/heroin abuse. I have also worked with several veteran populations when fortunate enough to do so. I enjoy getting to know the patients I work with as I believe every human interactio
(708) 480-9985
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Chicago, IL 60643
My name is Deep Buch, and I have been working as a general psychiatrist for the past 5 years. I am from Chicago originally and have spent most of my life in/ around the city. Naturally, I am a Cubs fan and enjoy running in my spare time. I have spent time working all over the city from Lincoln Park to Humboldt Park with various types of patients. I specialize in working with people suffering from substance abuse issues, in particular opiate/heroin abuse. I have also worked with several veteran populations when fortunate enough to do so. I enjoy getting to know the patients I work with as I believe every human interactio
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Ann Hruby
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, PMHNP, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60647
Not accepting new clients
I have 26 years of experience providing mental health services and have clinical expertise and interest in depressive and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, trauma and PTSD, bipolar disorder, and ADHD.
As a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and licensed clinical professional counselor, I use a biopsychosocial approach to provide comprehensive services that meet patients' complex needs. I use a teamwork approach with patients, and I believe that building supportive relationships is of utmost importance. I value straightforward communication and provide patients with clear information and options. Although medication is something that patients often find useful in managing their symptoms, I also help patients make other positive changes in their lives that can improve their wellness.
(773) 877-3027
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60647
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I have 26 years of experience providing mental health services and have clinical expertise and interest in depressive and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, trauma and PTSD, bipolar disorder, and ADHD.
As a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and licensed clinical professional counselor, I use a biopsychosocial approach to provide comprehensive services that meet patients' complex needs. I use a teamwork approach with patients, and I believe that building supportive relationships is of utmost importance. I value straightforward communication and provide patients with clear information and options. Although medication is something that patients often find useful in managing their symptoms, I also help patients make other positive changes in their lives that can improve their wellness.
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Comprehensive Psych Solutions, Inc | Talha Baloch
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers video visits
The stigma around mental illness and addiction often causes individuals to forgo treatment.
At Comprehensive Psych Solutions, we strive to provide the highest level of care to our clients. To do this, our Board Certified Psychiatrists perform a comprehensive evaluation and assessment. This allows us to provide different treatment solutions, that we discuss in great detail with you, so you can make the most educated decision for your health. Dr. Baloch is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. We are pleased to offer In-Person appointments in Naperville, IL at The Estuary Center for Living and Healing Arts, along with virtual appointments! Please visit our website for more info.
(630) 228-9214
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
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The stigma around mental illness and addiction often causes individuals to forgo treatment.
At Comprehensive Psych Solutions, we strive to provide the highest level of care to our clients. To do this, our Board Certified Psychiatrists perform a comprehensive evaluation and assessment. This allows us to provide different treatment solutions, that we discuss in great detail with you, so you can make the most educated decision for your health. Dr. Baloch is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. We are pleased to offer In-Person appointments in Naperville, IL at The Estuary Center for Living and Healing Arts, along with virtual appointments! Please visit our website for more info.
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Renaissance Behavioral Medicine
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers video visits
Renaissance Behavioral Medicine provides psychotherapy and medication management services for children, teens and adults for various mental health conditions including but not limited to major depressive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, substance addiction and all anxiety disorders. Services are provided in person and via telehealth for Southern and Northern California residents.
(650) 447-2871
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60611
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Renaissance Behavioral Medicine provides psychotherapy and medication management services for children, teens and adults for various mental health conditions including but not limited to major depressive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, substance addiction and all anxiety disorders. Services are provided in person and via telehealth for Southern and Northern California residents.
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Central Texas Psychiatry, P.A.
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers video visits
I have been practicing general adult psychiatry since 1997 and have extensive expertise in evaluating and treating individuals of all ages, as well as treating a wide variety of emotional and mental conditions that range from mood/anxiety disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and eating disorders to consulting with clients about grief, trauma, work stress, relationship problems, adoption, legal cases, disability, and other major life changing events. I utilize biopsychosocial approach to mental illness that takes into account each individual's physical health, environment, and psychological experiences throughout their life.
(512) 686-2315
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
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I have been practicing general adult psychiatry since 1997 and have extensive expertise in evaluating and treating individuals of all ages, as well as treating a wide variety of emotional and mental conditions that range from mood/anxiety disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and eating disorders to consulting with clients about grief, trauma, work stress, relationship problems, adoption, legal cases, disability, and other major life changing events. I utilize biopsychosocial approach to mental illness that takes into account each individual's physical health, environment, and psychological experiences throughout their life.
Gregory Jasinski
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60634
Offers video visits
I have expertise in treating bipolar disorder, ADHD, depression, treatment resistant depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, psychosis, neurocognitive disorders, substance use disorders, and OCD.
I have years of experience working as a family physician and a psychiatrist. I understand that there are many important factors in assessing a patient's mental health status and use this information to make a more complete assessment. Specifically, as a psychiatrist, I understand that each person needs to have patient focused care and what might work for one patient will not work for the next patient. I look at each patient as an individual and make sure that they are receiving the best care. I monitor my patients closely to see how they are responding to treatment and assist them in improving their overall well-being.
(630) 791-5764
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60634
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I have expertise in treating bipolar disorder, ADHD, depression, treatment resistant depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, psychosis, neurocognitive disorders, substance use disorders, and OCD.
I have years of experience working as a family physician and a psychiatrist. I understand that there are many important factors in assessing a patient's mental health status and use this information to make a more complete assessment. Specifically, as a psychiatrist, I understand that each person needs to have patient focused care and what might work for one patient will not work for the next patient. I look at each patient as an individual and make sure that they are receiving the best care. I monitor my patients closely to see how they are responding to treatment and assist them in improving their overall well-being.
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TelepsychHealth
Psychiatrist, MD, NP, LCPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
Offers video visits
We are a group practice (of psychiatrists and therapists). We have availability the same week. Please take a look at our reviews on our website and feel free to call or message us to request an appointment: www.telepsychhealth.com
(628) 241-7003
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Chicago, IL 60607
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We are a group practice (of psychiatrists and therapists). We have availability the same week. Please take a look at our reviews on our website and feel free to call or message us to request an appointment: www.telepsychhealth.com

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Addiction Psychiatrists
A person with an addiction uses a substance, or engages in a behavior, for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeat the activity, despite detrimental consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine, and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling.

If you're looking for a Chicago addiction psychiatrist, these professionals provide addiction therapy and counseling in Chicago.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Chicago Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Chicago has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Chicago, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Chicago Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.