Psychiatrists in North Haven, CT

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BE VEry Resilient, L.L.C.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Haven, CT 06473
The mission of BE VEry Resilient is to foster resilience by encouraging, uplifting, restoring, and renewing emotional strength, promoting balanced and stable emotions. Our goal for each individual is to cultivate therapeutic skills that enhance mental well-being and empower effective management of daily challenges. Sheneese, the owner/founder of BE VEry Resilient, brings over 10 years of experience in the nursing field, with a significant focus on mental health. Having practiced as a mental health provider in community outpatient settings, Sheneese has dedicated her career to supporting adults from diverse backgrounds.
The mission of BE VEry Resilient is to foster resilience by encouraging, uplifting, restoring, and renewing emotional strength, promoting balanced and stable emotions. Our goal for each individual is to cultivate therapeutic skills that enhance mental well-being and empower effective management of daily challenges. Sheneese, the owner/founder of BE VEry Resilient, brings over 10 years of experience in the nursing field, with a significant focus on mental health. Having practiced as a mental health provider in community outpatient settings, Sheneese has dedicated her career to supporting adults from diverse backgrounds.
(203) 350-7077 View (203) 350-7077
Dr Lal Cares
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
North Haven, CT 06473  (Online Only)
I want to first work with my patients in a comprehensive way to come to a preliminary diagnosis and not ask them to fill out a form, in mental health, there is no cookie-cutter diagnosis. Once we have established a diagnosis we will work together to come up with the treatment plan which will take into account the unique person they are using latest diagnostic testing which will guide what medications will work best for them. My biggest struggle with practicing in other settings have been the changes in the guidelines and clinic setting which prevents building of long-term therapeutic relationships.
I want to first work with my patients in a comprehensive way to come to a preliminary diagnosis and not ask them to fill out a form, in mental health, there is no cookie-cutter diagnosis. Once we have established a diagnosis we will work together to come up with the treatment plan which will take into account the unique person they are using latest diagnostic testing which will guide what medications will work best for them. My biggest struggle with practicing in other settings have been the changes in the guidelines and clinic setting which prevents building of long-term therapeutic relationships.
(203) 433-6407 View (203) 433-6407
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Raymond Gunn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, APRN-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Haven, CT 06473  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a broad background in sociology. In my approach to treatment, I explore how culture, gender, and identity intersect with personality and neurochemical imbalances to produce psychiatric symptoms that impede daily functioning and interpersonal activities. Together with my clients, we determine the best pharmacological interventions to provide relief of these symptoms. I offer psychiatric evaluations, medication management, assessment for post-traumatic stress disorder, Connecticut state registration for eligible clients for medical marijuana, and Suboxone treatment.
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a broad background in sociology. In my approach to treatment, I explore how culture, gender, and identity intersect with personality and neurochemical imbalances to produce psychiatric symptoms that impede daily functioning and interpersonal activities. Together with my clients, we determine the best pharmacological interventions to provide relief of these symptoms. I offer psychiatric evaluations, medication management, assessment for post-traumatic stress disorder, Connecticut state registration for eligible clients for medical marijuana, and Suboxone treatment.
(475) 234-0096 View (475) 234-0096
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Willow Treatment and Associates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
North Haven, CT 06473  (Online Only)
Willow Treatment and Associates is a private practice offering therapy and medication management for teens through elders. We are a team of licensed social workers, professional counselors and advanced practice registered nurses who pride ourselves in working together to give each patient individualized complete care.
Willow Treatment and Associates is a private practice offering therapy and medication management for teens through elders. We are a team of licensed social workers, professional counselors and advanced practice registered nurses who pride ourselves in working together to give each patient individualized complete care.
(475) 267-1865 View (475) 267-1865
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Wholistic Perspective
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, NP
Verified Verified
North Haven, CT 06473
Unresolved emotional conflicts lie at the core of human suffering and at times life can be unusually painful, scary and confusing. We may feel anxious, sad, discouraged and alone and not know what to do. Talking things out with someone can help us become clearer about who we are, our strengths and also our self-defeating ways so we can move forward with an improved sense of self and direction. As a Mental Health Practitioners, we are trained to provide mental health treatment via psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Here at Wholisitic Perspective, we have providers that have experience with children, adolescent and adult populations. At Wholistic Perspective we believe the patient is the expert and emphasize collaboration and communication to find the best treatment for you! We take a holistic approach to treatment and collaborate with other providers to ensure safety and accomplishment of treatment goals. We provide psychiatric evaluations to better understand diagnoses and medication management. We are also certified to provide evaluations for medical marijuana for posttraumatic stress disorder in adults.
Unresolved emotional conflicts lie at the core of human suffering and at times life can be unusually painful, scary and confusing. We may feel anxious, sad, discouraged and alone and not know what to do. Talking things out with someone can help us become clearer about who we are, our strengths and also our self-defeating ways so we can move forward with an improved sense of self and direction. As a Mental Health Practitioners, we are trained to provide mental health treatment via psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Here at Wholisitic Perspective, we have providers that have experience with children, adolescent and adult populations. At Wholistic Perspective we believe the patient is the expert and emphasize collaboration and communication to find the best treatment for you! We take a holistic approach to treatment and collaborate with other providers to ensure safety and accomplishment of treatment goals. We provide psychiatric evaluations to better understand diagnoses and medication management. We are also certified to provide evaluations for medical marijuana for posttraumatic stress disorder in adults.
(203) 433-6890 View (203) 433-6890

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Rory Condon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MA, MSN, APRN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
Rory Condon APRN is a board-certified lifespan psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. He has been active in mental health care for over a decade in a variety of different patient centered roles. Rory's previous professional experience has been with individuals across the spectrum of psychiatric care from those requiring acute stabilization to ongoing maintenance care. He worked at Yale Psychiatric Hospital, the Yale Crisis Intervention Unit, and High Watch Recovery Center among other settings. Rory received the Outstanding Newcomer Award from Yale New Haven Health System, being named one of the best APRNs hired in 2018.
Rory Condon APRN is a board-certified lifespan psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. He has been active in mental health care for over a decade in a variety of different patient centered roles. Rory's previous professional experience has been with individuals across the spectrum of psychiatric care from those requiring acute stabilization to ongoing maintenance care. He worked at Yale Psychiatric Hospital, the Yale Crisis Intervention Unit, and High Watch Recovery Center among other settings. Rory received the Outstanding Newcomer Award from Yale New Haven Health System, being named one of the best APRNs hired in 2018.
(203) 580-6483 View (203) 580-6483
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Ryan Dillon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405
I take a safe, comfortable, and multifaceted approach towards treatment. I have experience and have been trained in family psychiatry. Therefore, I treat all ages and populations. My primary area of focus is that of diagnostic evaluation and psychiatric medication management. However, I believe that psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment. I will provide this type of services if I feel I can help! If not, I will refer you to the appropriate therapist. Accordingly, communicating and involving treatment from other providers and "looking at the big picture" is essential!
I take a safe, comfortable, and multifaceted approach towards treatment. I have experience and have been trained in family psychiatry. Therefore, I treat all ages and populations. My primary area of focus is that of diagnostic evaluation and psychiatric medication management. However, I believe that psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment. I will provide this type of services if I feel I can help! If not, I will refer you to the appropriate therapist. Accordingly, communicating and involving treatment from other providers and "looking at the big picture" is essential!
(203) 433-2550 View (203) 433-2550
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Beatrice Peku
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518
Mental and behavioral health are integral parts of our overall health and wellbeing. If you are one of over 57 million Americans suffering from mental illness, Thorough Immersion Health is here to help. Our approach to restoring health and wellbeing is patient centered, holistic, and culturally sensitive. We prioritize fleshing out each patient’s unique underlying biological, environmental, and socioeconomic factors to inform diagnosis and direct treatment. We offer both in-person and virtual consults for convenience.
Mental and behavioral health are integral parts of our overall health and wellbeing. If you are one of over 57 million Americans suffering from mental illness, Thorough Immersion Health is here to help. Our approach to restoring health and wellbeing is patient centered, holistic, and culturally sensitive. We prioritize fleshing out each patient’s unique underlying biological, environmental, and socioeconomic factors to inform diagnosis and direct treatment. We offer both in-person and virtual consults for convenience.
(203) 904-2576 View (203) 904-2576
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Stéphane P Clermont
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patient. Experience working with a broad range of psychiatric issues specializing in medication management with an integrative treatment approach. As a Doctorally-prepared Double Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), My extensive work history providing care to patients with comorbid psychiatric issues (Anxiety, OCD, Mood Disorders, Depression including postpartum depression, PTSD, Bipolar) and medical conditions has contributed to my ability to assess each patient from a holistic view while focusing on the treatment of mental health.
Accepting New Patient. Experience working with a broad range of psychiatric issues specializing in medication management with an integrative treatment approach. As a Doctorally-prepared Double Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), My extensive work history providing care to patients with comorbid psychiatric issues (Anxiety, OCD, Mood Disorders, Depression including postpartum depression, PTSD, Bipolar) and medical conditions has contributed to my ability to assess each patient from a holistic view while focusing on the treatment of mental health.
(860) 431-3331 View (860) 431-3331
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Shriya Kaneriya
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06510  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm an integrative psychiatrist who is passionate about combining traditional psychiatric approaches with evidence-informed holistic methods to help adults overcome anxiety, depression, trauma and life stressors to live more joyful & fulfilling lives. I incorporate judicious use of medication, solution-oriented psychotherapy, mind-body practices, nutritional supplementation, and lifestyle coaching (i.e. sleep-diet-exercise) into a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan that aligns with your goals. Find more information and request to schedule a free preliminary phone call at my practice website: www.ikigaipsychiatry.com.
Hi! I'm an integrative psychiatrist who is passionate about combining traditional psychiatric approaches with evidence-informed holistic methods to help adults overcome anxiety, depression, trauma and life stressors to live more joyful & fulfilling lives. I incorporate judicious use of medication, solution-oriented psychotherapy, mind-body practices, nutritional supplementation, and lifestyle coaching (i.e. sleep-diet-exercise) into a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan that aligns with your goals. Find more information and request to schedule a free preliminary phone call at my practice website: www.ikigaipsychiatry.com.
(475) 251-4381 View (475) 251-4381
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Emily Friedman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06501  (Online Only)
With more than 8 years of experience working in the mental health field helping clients achieve their vision of wellness, stability and peace, I offer a safe, affirming, nonjudgmental space to share where you've been and envision where you'd like to go. I have worked in substance use disorder programs as well as intensive outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings.
With more than 8 years of experience working in the mental health field helping clients achieve their vision of wellness, stability and peace, I offer a safe, affirming, nonjudgmental space to share where you've been and envision where you'd like to go. I have worked in substance use disorder programs as well as intensive outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings.
(475) 897-5578 View (475) 897-5578
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Cecilia Fitz-Gerald
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06501  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (475) 325-5412
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New Leaf Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
At New Leaf Psychiatry, we provide psychiatric mental health care to adults. We believe in a holistic and patient centered approach and encourage our patients to be active participants in their treatment.
At New Leaf Psychiatry, we provide psychiatric mental health care to adults. We believe in a holistic and patient centered approach and encourage our patients to be active participants in their treatment.
(203) 349-6832 View (203) 349-6832
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Johnson-Allen Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06502  (Online Only)
My name is Deon and I’m YOUR Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-practicing in the Hartford County and NYC. I try to find +ve meaning in everyday's life events, even amidst chaos and stress. I utilize mindfulness and spirituality and integrating it with psychiatric treatments ,incl. complementary approaches to helping people manage depression, anxiety, PTSD and stress, and to live happier and more fulfilling lives. Through stories of human resilience, the power of love and support, I have come to believe that you can achieve anything. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgemental space for you to receive excellent care. BELIEVE !
My name is Deon and I’m YOUR Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-practicing in the Hartford County and NYC. I try to find +ve meaning in everyday's life events, even amidst chaos and stress. I utilize mindfulness and spirituality and integrating it with psychiatric treatments ,incl. complementary approaches to helping people manage depression, anxiety, PTSD and stress, and to live happier and more fulfilling lives. Through stories of human resilience, the power of love and support, I have come to believe that you can achieve anything. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgemental space for you to receive excellent care. BELIEVE !
(475) 255-7411 View (475) 255-7411
Photo of Traci Marando- Holistic Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in North Haven, CT
Traci Marando- Holistic Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Haven, CT 06501  (Online Only)
As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with over 20 years experience in the field, I’ve had the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and in a variety of treatment settings. Specialty areas are recovery from narcissistic abuse/domestic violence, attachment styles/traumas, OCD/anxiety, depression, grief/loss, anger management, postpartum, divorce/separation, and codependency. At my private practice, Family Psychiatric Services, I provide a holistic approach, utilizing intensive therapy, nutrition, and medication management, with the goal of helping patients become medication free (as appropriate).
As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with over 20 years experience in the field, I’ve had the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and in a variety of treatment settings. Specialty areas are recovery from narcissistic abuse/domestic violence, attachment styles/traumas, OCD/anxiety, depression, grief/loss, anger management, postpartum, divorce/separation, and codependency. At my private practice, Family Psychiatric Services, I provide a holistic approach, utilizing intensive therapy, nutrition, and medication management, with the goal of helping patients become medication free (as appropriate).
(203) 403-6580 View (203) 403-6580
Photo of Fredo J Clermont, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in North Haven, CT
Fredo J Clermont
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting New Patient on a limited basis. Experience working with a broad range of psychiatric issues specializing in medication management with an integrative treatment approach. As a Doctorally-prepared Double Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), My extensive work history providing care to patients with comorbid psychiatric issues (Anxiety, OCD, Mood Disorders, Depression including postpartum depression, PTSD, Bipolar) and medical conditions has contributed to my ability to assess each patient from a holistic view while focusing on the treatment of mental health.
Accepting New Patient on a limited basis. Experience working with a broad range of psychiatric issues specializing in medication management with an integrative treatment approach. As a Doctorally-prepared Double Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), My extensive work history providing care to patients with comorbid psychiatric issues (Anxiety, OCD, Mood Disorders, Depression including postpartum depression, PTSD, Bipolar) and medical conditions has contributed to my ability to assess each patient from a holistic view while focusing on the treatment of mental health.
(860) 901-0520 View (860) 901-0520
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Michael Skolnick
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06501  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello I'm Michael. I am a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner committed to helping people lead fulfilling lives. My approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration, as I believe that every person has the innate capacity to heal and grow. I have had the privilege of working with adults of all backgrounds, addressing a wide range of mental health concerns. I am especially well suited to helping patients with depression and anxiety. I also have a keen interest in treating young adults with ADHD. My passion lies in helping individuals find hope, healing, and resilience.
Hello I'm Michael. I am a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner committed to helping people lead fulfilling lives. My approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration, as I believe that every person has the innate capacity to heal and grow. I have had the privilege of working with adults of all backgrounds, addressing a wide range of mental health concerns. I am especially well suited to helping patients with depression and anxiety. I also have a keen interest in treating young adults with ADHD. My passion lies in helping individuals find hope, healing, and resilience.
(475) 400-9665 x101 View (475) 400-9665 x101
Photo of Sofia Loran, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in North Haven, CT
Sofia Loran
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Woodbridge, CT 06525  (Online Only)
Therapeutic Health and Wellness, LLC is a private practice owned by Sofia Loran, who is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. At Therapeutic Health and Wellness, LLC we believe in a nonjudgmental approach to individualized care. Medication might not be for you and is not required for treatment. We can help you to build on your strengths to empower you to achieve your goals. Our goal is to help create a therapeutic balance for every individual with respect, compassion, and professionalism.
Therapeutic Health and Wellness, LLC is a private practice owned by Sofia Loran, who is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. At Therapeutic Health and Wellness, LLC we believe in a nonjudgmental approach to individualized care. Medication might not be for you and is not required for treatment. We can help you to build on your strengths to empower you to achieve your goals. Our goal is to help create a therapeutic balance for every individual with respect, compassion, and professionalism.
(475) 224-4729 View (475) 224-4729
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Holistic Psychiatry CT
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
New Haven, CT 06513
My practice style is holistic, collaborative, trauma informed, evidence based, and socially conscious. While my work is grounded in my medical training at Yale, I believe that DSM diagnoses can't capture the complexity of human experience. I explore alternative understandings of mental health alongside my clients. I treat people with depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma (including race and identity based traumas), and bipolar disorder. I also enjoy working with people who hear voices or see things. My clients are motivated to explore a broad range of tools for wellness, with medication as one tool in the toolbox.
My practice style is holistic, collaborative, trauma informed, evidence based, and socially conscious. While my work is grounded in my medical training at Yale, I believe that DSM diagnoses can't capture the complexity of human experience. I explore alternative understandings of mental health alongside my clients. I treat people with depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma (including race and identity based traumas), and bipolar disorder. I also enjoy working with people who hear voices or see things. My clients are motivated to explore a broad range of tools for wellness, with medication as one tool in the toolbox.
(203) 408-6396 View (203) 408-6396
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Dayna Leigh Giordano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
My realization from working with mental health, addiction & chronic pain plays an enormous role in my patient's quality of life. I combine my knowledge with strict protocols to keep my patients free of pain without the stigma of addiction. I am also looking at the most innovative new treatments for treatment resistant depression (Esketamine and ketamine troches) and Buprenorphine for chronic pain, Alpha-stim for anxiety, depression, & insomnia and NextWave device for chronic debilitating pelvic floor pain. Call for evaluation today! Open Mon-Thursday 10-6 pm. daynagiordanoaprn@gmail.com. Office 203-481-5556 fax 203-481-5553.
My realization from working with mental health, addiction & chronic pain plays an enormous role in my patient's quality of life. I combine my knowledge with strict protocols to keep my patients free of pain without the stigma of addiction. I am also looking at the most innovative new treatments for treatment resistant depression (Esketamine and ketamine troches) and Buprenorphine for chronic pain, Alpha-stim for anxiety, depression, & insomnia and NextWave device for chronic debilitating pelvic floor pain. Call for evaluation today! Open Mon-Thursday 10-6 pm. daynagiordanoaprn@gmail.com. Office 203-481-5556 fax 203-481-5553.
(203) 481-5556 View (203) 481-5556

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Number of Psychiatrists in North Haven, CT

< 10

Psychiatrists in North Haven, CT who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder
80% Medication Management
60% Addiction
60% Psychosis

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Medicaid

How Psychiatrists in North Haven, CT see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in North Haven?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.