Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrists in Darien, CT

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Kaity Schmidt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP-C, APRN
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I am well versed in anxiety disorders-including OCD, depressive disorders, ADHD spectrum, bipolar spectrum, ODD.
Currently offering a limited number of telemedicine appointments- now with offices in both Windsor and Greenwich.What if you had a professional in your corner that actually 'heard' your symptoms and did something about them in an unpretentious manner? What if you left the office feeling 'lighter'? I would be happy to help with that and more, particularly if you feel you have been misdiagnosed. Utilizing a holistic approach to help my patients feel heard, empowered, and ultimately work toward achieving their goals and seeing positive results through med management and alternative natural approaches. Let's get the results you deserve!
(860) 530-2955
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Darien, CT 06820
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Thuraya Abdi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRNP
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Thuraya Abdi, APRN-P, is an experienced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over thirty-five years of experience. She deals with problems such as: stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder , insomnia , anger management, panic attacks, and ADHD. She has always been inclined toward the holistic and healing nature of Nursing, but is able to provide FDA approved medications if indicated.
(203) 987-6203
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Darien, CT 06820
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Coastal Green Healing, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
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Seeking help for mental health and substance abuse disorders can be a very scary and anxiety-provoking task. Coastal Green Healings' goal is to help you feel comfortable in a down to earth and relaxed setting. Psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive, intimidating or impossible to access. We maintain a warm, open and non-judgmental space for all individuals .Coastal Green Healing offers mental health services for clients suffering with bipolar disorder , depression, anxiety/panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleeping disorders, and binge eating disorder.
(914) 350-4953
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Darien, CT 06820
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Tasneem Khan
Psychiatrist, MD
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My practice is geared for patients who are looking for evening and weekend appointments. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder , ADHD or substance abuse issues and have difficulty making your appointments during working hours, this is the right place for you. You will be seen in a compassionate, confidential and professional environment.
(203) 697-8239
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Darien, CT 06820
Kasey Spoonamore
Psychiatrist, MD
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As a psychiatrist in Greenwich, Connecticut (CT), I specialize in treating an array of mental disorders and illnesses, including addiction disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders and depressive disorders. My training is in Relational Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Treatments consist of: Neuropsychopharmacology, certification in Buprenorphine (Suboxone), Naltrexone maintenance therapy and Psychotherapy. I am dedicated to providing my patients with the highest level of personalized, authentic and therapeutic care. My goal is to build collaborative relationships with patients that creates a platform for greater insight into ones self understanding, which in turn leads to goal achievement.
(203) 433-5469
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Darien, CT 06820
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Jacqueline Rugg
Psychiatric Nurse, APRN, MSN, PMHCNS-, BC
I have over 35 years experience in the field of psychiatry. Anxiety and depression limit one's ability to pursue and have satisfying relationships and feel comfortable with themselves. I provide adult clients comprehensive psychotherapy and medication evaluation and treatment for the full range disorders. As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) I am licensed to prescribe medication. I use the DNA Typing System for diagnosis and prevention of adverse drug reactions. I have a special interest working with clients experiencing long term medical conditions and their emotional, behavioral and cognitive responses.
(203) 212-9428
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Darien, CT 06820
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Deborah A. Deliyannides
Psychiatrist, MD
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I've treated a broad range of people over the years, many with biologic mood/anxiety problems who benefit primarily from medication and many with relationship problems who benefit primarily from talk therapy, especially in a couples' setting. I am pragmatic and eclectic in approach.
(203) 706-4872
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Darien, CT 06820
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Dr. Merrill Mathew
Psychiatrist
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Welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step! Simply put, my practice philosophy is treating the whole person and doing what is in the best interest of the patient. I understand that each individual is unique so it is important to take the time with each person to discuss their goals, and understand their strengths and challenges. My approach is to provide compassionate and collaborative care, developing a personalized treatment plan that works specifically for you. We will work together to explore your mental, physical, and emotional health.
(203) 496-4670
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Darien, CT 06820
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Jacob Kannarkat
Psychiatrist, MD
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Kannarkat has experience working with adults of all ages who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , PTSD, substance use disorders, and many other conditions.
Dr. Jacob T. Kannarkat is an adult psychiatrist. Dr. Kannarkat's practice focuses on medication management. In his visits, he uses an integrative approach, blending an empathic, problem-solving orientation with an understanding that the reasons for an individual's condition can be complex. He has experience dealing with many forms of mental illness and works collaboratively with his patients in making a plan for recovery.
(203) 541-0067
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Stamford, CT 06901
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Nidhi Sharoha
Psychiatrist, DO
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She has a genuine interest in treating a vast array of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, post traumatic stress disorders and obsessive compulsive and related disorders.
Dr. Nidhi Sharoha is a double board certified psychiatrist in Psychiatry and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. She completed her undergraduate training at Stony Brook University followed by medical school at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has completed both a Residency in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Sharoha has held academic appointment at Stony Brook University Hospital practicing as a consultant psychiatrist as well as Associate Director of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship.
(203) 541-0067
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Stamford, CT 06901
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Steve Atkins
Psychiatrist, MD
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He particularly enjoys working with patients dealing with life or role transitions, older adults, and patients with bipolar or other affective disorders.
Dr. Atkins is a staff psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He is board-certified in adult psychiatry and has been in practice for the past 2 years. Dr. Atkins has focused his practice primarily on medication management. He combines medication management with a therapeutic style that is a blend of supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. While Dr. Atkins is trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques, he works collaboratively with therapists and may recommend their inclusion as part of your treatment team depending on your individualized treatment plan.
(475) 242-8531
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Stamford, CT 06901
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Daniel Weiss
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Weiss is a board-certified Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions including: depression and bipolar spectrum disorders; anxiety; stress and adjustment problems; insomnia; ADD/ADHD; maternal mental health; OCD; and other disorders. He has extensive experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, college and graduate students, creative professionals, and the range of working adults. For the past decade, and prior to joining the staff of Talkiatry, Dr. Weiss worked at The New School as the university’s staff psychiatrist.
(203) 541-0067
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Stamford, CT 06901
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Thayanne Delima-Tokarz
Psychiatrist, DO
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Dr. Delima-Tokarz is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Lifestyle medicine. She has more than five years of experience treating patients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, Bipolar , OCD, ADHD, and other mental health issues. She employs pharmacotherapy along with supportive therapy and integrative approaches. Her philosophy includes a healing-oriented approach that considers the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. Dr. Delima-Tokarz is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
(475) 256-5003
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Stamford, CT 06901
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Raviv Berlin
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am a board-certified psychiatrist with advanced training in child and adolescent psychiatry and clinical expertise working with college students and young adults. I am licensed to practice medicine in New York and Connecticut. I specialize in treating adolescents and young adults with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, and challenging life transitions. My style is guided by warmth, compassion, and flexibility and I work collaboratively with patients to create treatment plans individualized to their specific needs.
(929) 205-5081
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Stamford, CT 06904
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Meredith Hobart
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP, PMHNP-, BC
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I am an Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in medication management. I received my graduate degree from Yale University School of Nursing in 2006. In addition to being a Nurse Practitioner, I have been a psychiatric RN for 35 years. Prior to entering Yale, I worked for 7 years on a major Harvard Medical School psychiatric teaching unit. I am a conservative prescriber and believe in using the smallest possible dosages of medication to treat a client's symptoms. I do very thorough initial evaluations with my clients and work with them closely until they are stable on their medications.
(646) 491-8704
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Norwalk, CT 06853
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Cecilia Fitz-Gerald
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Cecilia Fitz-Gerald is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in adult psychiatry and consultation-liaison psychiatry, formerly known as psychosomatic medicine. She has extensive experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency psychiatry. In addition, she specializes in working with patients with acute and chronic medical conditions that may be affecting their mental health, such as cancer, stroke, or a heart condition. She provides patient-centered care using a collaborative approach in order to help her patients reach their goals.
(475) 325-5412
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Stamford, CT 06901
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Francis J Hamilton
Psychiatrist, MD
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I have been in solo private practice since 1998 after retiring from Norwalk Hospital, where I had a range of experiences, specializing in the Consultation Service to medical patients, including the Whittingham Cancer Center. My focus now is on anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and psychosomatic issues. I also see senior patients. I enjoy the challenge of identifying the various factors which combine to create emotional crisis and disorder.
(203) 399-0683
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Stamford, CT 06905
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Geoffrey Peckover
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Peckover is a Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry. He has been practicing for three and a half years. Dr. Peckover provides patient-centered care with an emphasis on medication management, psychoeducational, and lifestyle adjustments. He typically provides supportive or integrative therapy along with medication management, but some cases will require the addition of a therapist to the treatment team.
(203) 541-0067
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Stamford, CT 06901
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David Whitehouse
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Whitehouse is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with a strong background in neuroscience and psychopharmacology who has been in practice for over 25 years. At the heart of Dr. Whitehouse’s clinical approach is a strong emphasis on establishing trust, building a therapeutic relationship to help patients achieve their goals, and helping people better understand their brain, its strengths, and vulnerabilities and how to use assessment and training to maximize everyone’s unique emotional and cognitive capacity.
(475) 253-5307
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Stamford, CT 06901
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Jan Vincent Samson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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Vincent Samson is a board-certified Staff Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Talkiatry. He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of California Berkeley, and worked as a clinical research associate at the University of California San Francisco for several years before pursuing a career in nursing. He received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing with an induction to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. He has experience working with a diverse patient population struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders.
(203) 541-0067
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Stamford, CT 06901
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Bipolar Disorder Psychiatrists

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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