Psychiatric Nurse, APRNBC, CNS, CEDS
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Pelham, Alabama 35124
"As a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, I utilize an individualized therapeutic approach unique to each individual's needs. I want to clients improve their quality of life by finding meaning and purpose, confidence, self-esteem, improved interpersonal relationships, and hope. I work with males and females, adults and adolescents. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and have treated eating disorders for 20 plus years in a variety of settings. Other areas of focus include depression, panic and anxiety, grief, self-esteem, trauma, and improving coping skills. I enjoy working with clients who want to enhance their quality of life."
(205) 386-5249
Verified
Office is near:
Pelham, Alabama 35124
"As a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, I utilize an individualized therapeutic approach unique to each individual's needs. I want to clients improve their quality of life by finding meaning and purpose, confidence, self-esteem, improved interpersonal relationships, and hope. I work with males and females, adults and adolescents. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and have treated eating disorders for 20 plus years in a variety of settings. Other areas of focus include depression, panic and anxiety, grief, self-esteem, trauma, and improving coping skills. I enjoy working with clients who want to enhance their quality of life."

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Pelham 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 Pelham has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for Pelham child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Pelham). 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 (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Pelham, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a few years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose some mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Pelham Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have some basic training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

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

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