Susan Dawson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, EdD , PMHNP Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Offers video visits
I am a licensed and board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, in practice for over 25yrs. I have served as a Professor, Dean and Director of nursing programs. My passion is in helping people in need of substantial management of mental health issues. Helping patients with addiction and adult psychiatry issues is essential for the success of those in these situations. I'm looking forward to serving patients who are ready to deal with their mental health issues, head on. If you need a provider who cares, believes in being honest and trustworthy consider care here is the place.
(314) 730-1975
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Saint Louis, MO 63129
Offers video visits
I am a licensed and board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, in practice for over 25yrs. I have served as a Professor, Dean and Director of nursing programs. My passion is in helping people in need of substantial management of mental health issues. Helping patients with addiction and adult psychiatry issues is essential for the success of those in these situations. I'm looking forward to serving patients who are ready to deal with their mental health issues, head on. If you need a provider who cares, believes in being honest and trustworthy consider care here is the place.

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Black and African American Psychiatrists
If you're looking for African American therapy in Saint Louis or for a Saint Louis African American therapist these professionals provide therapy, psychotherapy and counseling that's sensitive to African American cultural issues. They include African American therapists, African American psychologists, African American marriage counselors and African American counselors. Sometimes we refer to them as black therapists in Saint Louis or Saint Louis black psychologists, black marriage counselors or black counselors in Saint Louis. They provide African American counseling in Saint Louis or black counseling in Saint Louis and are sensitive to black couples and black marriages in Saint Louis.

Note: This term is sometimes spelled as 'African-American'.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis, 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. Saint Louis Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.