Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
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Sonoma, California 95476
"Summer Thompson, PMHNP-BC is an ANCC Board-Certified, Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been working in mental health for well over a decade helping members of the general public, veterans and active duty personnel to achieve their best possible selves. Summer encourages mental health through a holistic model of health care by treating the "whole " person, not simply symptoms and disease. She achieves this in partnership with her clients through shared decision making, medication management, diet, and exercise."
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Office is near:
Sonoma, California 95476
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"Summer Thompson, PMHNP-BC is an ANCC Board-Certified, Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been working in mental health for well over a decade helping members of the general public, veterans and active duty personnel to achieve their best possible selves. Summer encourages mental health through a holistic model of health care by treating the "whole " person, not simply symptoms and disease. She achieves this in partnership with her clients through shared decision making, medication management, diet, and exercise."

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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

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