Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Athens, Alabama 35614
"At North Alabama Family Psychiatry and Counseling we strive to provide compassionate, excellent care across the life span. Our staff takes into account the social, familial and occupational realms of our clients and consider this in our whole-person treatment approach. We welcome parent, pediatrician and teacher input to the treatment plan for children/ adolescents. The clinic's focus is on medication management of psychiatric disorders with referral to in house counselors for interpersonal therapy as appropriate. We offer GeneSight testing as a personalized medicine tool to ensure the safest, most effective medication choices."
(256) 740-3461
Verified
Office is near:
Athens, Alabama 35614
"At North Alabama Family Psychiatry and Counseling we strive to provide compassionate, excellent care across the life span. Our staff takes into account the social, familial and occupational realms of our clients and consider this in our whole-person treatment approach. We welcome parent, pediatrician and teacher input to the treatment plan for children/ adolescents. The clinic's focus is on medication management of psychiatric disorders with referral to in house counselors for interpersonal therapy as appropriate. We offer GeneSight testing as a personalized medicine tool to ensure the safest, most effective medication choices."
Michelle Pratt, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CRNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Athens, Alabama 35611
"My goal is to help you get back on an even playing field with the rest of the world through better mental health. I welcome diversity of cultures and lifestyles. My part of treatment can be considered treating the brain & symptoms, whereas the psychotherapist could be seen as tending more to the mind and coping strategies for situations. Ultimately, I believe you should have some sense of control in managing your treatment. I will work with you to find a balance in medication and your personal needs. Treatment shouldn't have to be unpleasant."
(256) 782-9216
Verified
Office is near:
Athens, Alabama 35611
"My goal is to help you get back on an even playing field with the rest of the world through better mental health. I welcome diversity of cultures and lifestyles. My part of treatment can be considered treating the brain & symptoms, whereas the psychotherapist could be seen as tending more to the mind and coping strategies for situations. Ultimately, I believe you should have some sense of control in managing your treatment. I will work with you to find a balance in medication and your personal needs. Treatment shouldn't have to be unpleasant."

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Athens 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 Athens specialize in age groups (so check for Athens child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Athens). 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 Athens, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Athens 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 Athens, 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 Athens, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Athens as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Athens). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Athens, 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.