Child Psychiatrists in Durango, CO

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Colorado Psychiatric
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psych, NP
Verified
Currently scheduling new patients for psychiatric evaluation and medication management for children , teens, adults and seniors 65+, living independently.
Although carefully chosen medications can quickly achieve much needed relief of anxiety, depression, insomnia and trauma symptoms, a thorough evaluation can also identify many opportunities for improvement without medications. The most effective treatment plan may include work-life balance, nutrition and sleep strategies, addressing, avoiding or adapting to triggers, in addition to multiple psychotherapies. When needed, medications with the lowest side effects, easiest to use, most predictably effective & not addictive are recommended. Ultimately, it is up to each person to decide which strategies they will use to achieve wellness.
(719) 839-7321 
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Durango, CO 81301
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Sarah Alsgaard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
Dr. Sarah Alsgaard is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia and other psychiatric diagnoses. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2017 from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Following, she joined the Durango, Colorado community and has practice psychiatric care across the lifespan in multiple settings for patients ages 12 and older.
(970) 293-9212 
Durango, CO 81301
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Terri Leigh Squires Licensed Medical Provider
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NBCC, LPC, FNP-BC, PNP-BC
Verified
Triple Boarded Licensed Medical Provider Psychiatry in four states for 20 years and 30 years of post-master’s experience (four yrs of training in a Clinical Psychologist program in the late 1980’s). Thirty years of experience working in the psychiatry field as a Psychotherapist and as a Licensed Medical Provider utilizing an Integrative/Holistic approach when prescribing medications; triple boarded in Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Clinical Psychology; emphasis on mindfulness techniques Buddhist Psychology strategies for difficult to treat anxiety, difficult to treat depression, ADHD, mood swings.
(808) 201-3104 
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Durango, CO 81301
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Lifespan Psychiatry of Colorado
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNS
Verified
Our provider, Carrie Shahbahrami, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, PMHNP-BC, is dually boarded in medical and psychiatric care allowing a comprehensive assessment of each client's needs. Carrie began her nursing career in 2000 focusing on the needs of patients within the acute hospital setting. Upon furthering her education at Johns Hopkins University and University of Cincinnati, Carrie chose to focus on client's needing specialized psychiatric care and treatment. Carrie's passion is serving the underrepresented while reducing the stigma associated with mental health.
(970) 426-0925 
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Durango, CO 81302

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Alyssa Jennings
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, MSN, APRN
Verified
Accepting New Patients! Now accepting Anthem, Colorado Medicaid, and Self-Pay clients! Specializing in all ages from children to adults with mental health concerns. I have worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, attention disorders, trauma disorders, eating disorders, and a variety of other mood disorders. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient care.
(970) 627-4370 
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Montrose, CO 81403
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Child Psychiatrists
Child psychiatrists in Durango use their medical experience to diagnose and treat disorders of thinking and feeling, as well as behavior affecting children and their families.

A child can see a psychiatrist for a range of issues from depression and anxiety, to eating disorders and trauma. The psychiatrist will look for the best treatment for a child and their family, and can help the child effectively resolve issues and cope with life’s stresses. Treatment may involve medication, which a child psychiatrist can offer to can help correct chemical imbalances in the brain, control moods, and change negative and destructive behaviors.



About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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