Vernon LaFreniere
Psychiatric Nurse, ARNP Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
I have a focus in providing TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for patients with difficult or treatment resistant depression.
Board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority, I am an experienced mental health specialist. I graduated from the University of Washington's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. I have a rich and diverse 30 years working in the mental health field. Together we will work out solutions that fit your specific needs. I never give up and no problems are overwhelming or too small. I support adult individuals in gaining greater insight, developing more effective coping skills, and through empowering clients to manage their life challenges.
(206) 429-6872
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Seattle, WA 98101
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I have a focus in providing TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for patients with difficult or treatment resistant depression.
Board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority, I am an experienced mental health specialist. I graduated from the University of Washington's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. I have a rich and diverse 30 years working in the mental health field. Together we will work out solutions that fit your specific needs. I never give up and no problems are overwhelming or too small. I support adult individuals in gaining greater insight, developing more effective coping skills, and through empowering clients to manage their life challenges.
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits in Washington state for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99.
(206) 590-7417
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Seattle, WA 98101
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Accepting new patients via telehealth visits in Washington state for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99.
Michele Tulk
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
I am passionate about providing mental health medication management to adult clients living with PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression. I am licensed, trained, and equipped to provide care to clients anywhere in WA state. Telepsychiatry allows anyone with Internet access and a smartphone/tablet/computer to be able to receive private and stigma-free care, without compromising high-quality care. It is safe, convenient, secure, comfortable, and fits your lifestyle. Check it out!
(360) 900-1861
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Seattle, WA 98101
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I am passionate about providing mental health medication management to adult clients living with PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression. I am licensed, trained, and equipped to provide care to clients anywhere in WA state. Telepsychiatry allows anyone with Internet access and a smartphone/tablet/computer to be able to receive private and stigma-free care, without compromising high-quality care. It is safe, convenient, secure, comfortable, and fits your lifestyle. Check it out!
Debbie Singh PMHNP / Ideal Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP, -BC Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
NOW TAKING NEW PATIENTS* Are you feeling overwhelmed, fatigue, irritable, unable to keep up with daily tasks, poor concentration, feeling sad and anxious, are you experiencing frequent mood swings and anger? Don't let these symptoms define you, get help, many times these symptoms may be related to your mental health and treatable in many cases. I work with adults and children who have a variety of mental health conditions and symptoms, such as Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Autism, ADHD, ODD, and Learning disabilities. I look forward to helping on your journey to wellness my name is Debbie Singh FNP, PMHNP-BC.
(206) 558-0121
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Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
NOW TAKING NEW PATIENTS* Are you feeling overwhelmed, fatigue, irritable, unable to keep up with daily tasks, poor concentration, feeling sad and anxious, are you experiencing frequent mood swings and anger? Don't let these symptoms define you, get help, many times these symptoms may be related to your mental health and treatable in many cases. I work with adults and children who have a variety of mental health conditions and symptoms, such as Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Autism, ADHD, ODD, and Learning disabilities. I look forward to helping on your journey to wellness my name is Debbie Singh FNP, PMHNP-BC.
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Wadsworth Psychiatric Services PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, JD Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Accepting new patients with appointments available in the same week. Treatment for children and adults with various conditions. Conditions treated but not limited to are: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD (children and adults), Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia, Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Dependence, and Dementia.
(425) 230-4447
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Seattle, WA 98101
Accepting new patients with appointments available in the same week. Treatment for children and adults with various conditions. Conditions treated but not limited to are: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD (children and adults), Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia, Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Dependence, and Dementia.
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Wade Reiner
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
Wait time: < 2 weeks | Request visit using website button | Work with a MD | Ages 18-55 | Use out-of-network benefits for reimbursement | No Medicare or Medicaid | My clients have many goals including addressing symptoms like depression or anxiety, working through losses and role transitions, improving functioning in relationships or work, etc. Credentials: Psychology at Johns Hopkins University, MD from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, & residency at the Washington University in St. Louis. I now work part-time at UW as a Clinical Assistant Professor and part time at West Coast Psychiatry. I look forward to connecting with you.
(206) 486-5225
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
Wait time: < 2 weeks | Request visit using website button | Work with a MD | Ages 18-55 | Use out-of-network benefits for reimbursement | No Medicare or Medicaid | My clients have many goals including addressing symptoms like depression or anxiety, working through losses and role transitions, improving functioning in relationships or work, etc. Credentials: Psychology at Johns Hopkins University, MD from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, & residency at the Washington University in St. Louis. I now work part-time at UW as a Clinical Assistant Professor and part time at West Coast Psychiatry. I look forward to connecting with you.
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Rooted Health and Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN , PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
My practice focuses on Depression, Anxiety, Social Phobia, Substance Abuse, ADHD, Mood Disorders, PTSD + Trauma.
**ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: NEXT DAY APPOINTMENTS** Thank you for the interest in my remote private practice. I am passionate about helping others. I have been a Nurse for over 10 years, with extensive clinical experience in Pediatrics, Intensive Care and Psychiatry. My training specializes in Psychiatry, Medication Management as well as mindfulness + Meditation Therapy. I have an MSN with a focus on Psychiatry and Mental Health of all lifespans. And was Board Certified by the ANCC.
(425) 264-8682
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
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My practice focuses on Depression, Anxiety, Social Phobia, Substance Abuse, ADHD, Mood Disorders, PTSD + Trauma.
**ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: NEXT DAY APPOINTMENTS** Thank you for the interest in my remote private practice. I am passionate about helping others. I have been a Nurse for over 10 years, with extensive clinical experience in Pediatrics, Intensive Care and Psychiatry. My training specializes in Psychiatry, Medication Management as well as mindfulness + Meditation Therapy. I have an MSN with a focus on Psychiatry and Mental Health of all lifespans. And was Board Certified by the ANCC.
Balance Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, DNP, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
She specializes in ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma and transgender-related mental health care.
Balance Psychiatric Services provides online psychiatric services children and adults in the states of AK, AZ, FL, ID, IA, ME, MA, MN, MT, NV, NH, NM, NJ, OR, PA, DC, WA, UT, and VT. We have several nurse practitioners available to treat your specific mental health needs. Dr. Davonna Wilson DNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing for over 12 years. Dr. Wilson specializes in eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, LGBTQ+, as a veteran of the US Army, she has experience in Military Related Trauma and PTSD. Dr. Wilson is now accepting new patients of all ages in AZ, FL, ID, IA, ME, NM, DC, & WA.
(878) 206-6269
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
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She specializes in ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma and transgender-related mental health care.
Balance Psychiatric Services provides online psychiatric services children and adults in the states of AK, AZ, FL, ID, IA, ME, MA, MN, MT, NV, NH, NM, NJ, OR, PA, DC, WA, UT, and VT. We have several nurse practitioners available to treat your specific mental health needs. Dr. Davonna Wilson DNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing for over 12 years. Dr. Wilson specializes in eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, LGBTQ+, as a veteran of the US Army, she has experience in Military Related Trauma and PTSD. Dr. Wilson is now accepting new patients of all ages in AZ, FL, ID, IA, ME, NM, DC, & WA.
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Advanced Wellness Mental Health, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN/Ed, MSN, ARNP, PMHNPBC Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
We are currently accepting new clients for psychiatric medication management ages 5-100+. We have experience treating depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, schizophrenia, OCD, attention disorders, sleep issues, treatment-resistant disorders and more. Our therapeutic approach includes a combination of holistic health promotion, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral and humanistic therapy that is tailored to each individual. Our primary office in Maple Valley is a Telehealth practice which serves all Washington state residents. To schedule an initial appointment, please visit our website at and fill out the contact form.
(425) 310-4239
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
We are currently accepting new clients for psychiatric medication management ages 5-100+. We have experience treating depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, schizophrenia, OCD, attention disorders, sleep issues, treatment-resistant disorders and more. Our therapeutic approach includes a combination of holistic health promotion, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral and humanistic therapy that is tailored to each individual. Our primary office in Maple Valley is a Telehealth practice which serves all Washington state residents. To schedule an initial appointment, please visit our website at and fill out the contact form.
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Brightside Health
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Depression can feel overwhelming and confusing. At Brightside we’re here to help you find your way with comprehensive care on your terms. We offer step-by-step treatment including medication, therapy, and self care—all from the privacy of your home. We evaluate your symptoms, prescribe the right regimen, and have your medication delivered to your door. Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) lessons can be completed at your own pace, and help you learn simple skills that have a big impact.
(360) 526-8601
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Depression can feel overwhelming and confusing. At Brightside we’re here to help you find your way with comprehensive care on your terms. We offer step-by-step treatment including medication, therapy, and self care—all from the privacy of your home. We evaluate your symptoms, prescribe the right regimen, and have your medication delivered to your door. Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) lessons can be completed at your own pace, and help you learn simple skills that have a big impact.
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Christopher Adam Schuman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
*** Accepting new patients starting in Mid-June 2021 *** I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and earned my Masters of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. I completed a psychiatry fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I provide comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based medication management, and supportive therapy. I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar, PTSD, disturbed sleep, ADHD, psychosis, alcohol problems, and drug problems. I meet clients where they are and accompany them on the road to recovery.
(509) 233-4528
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
*** Accepting new patients starting in Mid-June 2021 *** I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and earned my Masters of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. I completed a psychiatry fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I provide comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based medication management, and supportive therapy. I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar, PTSD, disturbed sleep, ADHD, psychosis, alcohol problems, and drug problems. I meet clients where they are and accompany them on the road to recovery.
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Nathan Schmidt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
Ketamine is effective for many treatment resistant conditions including major depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder.
Trauma/trans-generational trauma is at the root of much of our suffering. We often develop maladaptive coping strategies and enact the same repeated dysfunctional patterns unconsciously until our insight and awareness increases. I work with clients who are ready for deep physical, spiritual and psychological transformation. My clients have tried multiple medication cocktails, endless hours of psychotherapy, and are still struggling with severe emotional distress. They are tired of the biochemical model (medication only-bandaids on bullet wounds approach) and wish to be treated holistically to meet their individual needs.
(206) 785-1931
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
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Ketamine is effective for many treatment resistant conditions including major depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder.
Trauma/trans-generational trauma is at the root of much of our suffering. We often develop maladaptive coping strategies and enact the same repeated dysfunctional patterns unconsciously until our insight and awareness increases. I work with clients who are ready for deep physical, spiritual and psychological transformation. My clients have tried multiple medication cocktails, endless hours of psychotherapy, and are still struggling with severe emotional distress. They are tired of the biochemical model (medication only-bandaids on bullet wounds approach) and wish to be treated holistically to meet their individual needs.
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Brett Yamane
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
My practice provides adults with psychotherapy and medication-based treatments for common conditions including anxiety disorders, stress, depression, and phase of life transitions. I believe in compassionate and collaborative care to help you achieve better function and alleviation of symptoms. My hope is our work together will both help you recognize your personal strengths as well as identify patterns that contribute to your symptoms. This can then lead to developing a wider range of coping skills, make more informed choices and take an active role in your life's course, and increase your sense of confidence and self-agency.
(206) 539-0991
Verified

Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
My practice provides adults with psychotherapy and medication-based treatments for common conditions including anxiety disorders, stress, depression, and phase of life transitions. I believe in compassionate and collaborative care to help you achieve better function and alleviation of symptoms. My hope is our work together will both help you recognize your personal strengths as well as identify patterns that contribute to your symptoms. This can then lead to developing a wider range of coping skills, make more informed choices and take an active role in your life's course, and increase your sense of confidence and self-agency.
Berenese B Canady
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
Dr Canady specializes in adult bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mobile Psych is a psychiatric practice established by Alfonso Canady and Dr Berenese Canady, DNP with a goal of providing compassionate and affordable mental health treatment. We take time to understand your needs, and partner with you to develop a course of treatment to help you function at your best. Situated in East Memphis, we are conveniently located near the I-240 and Popular Ave exit, with easy access.
(901) 350-6749
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dr Canady specializes in adult bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Mobile Psych is a psychiatric practice established by Alfonso Canady and Dr Berenese Canady, DNP with a goal of providing compassionate and affordable mental health treatment. We take time to understand your needs, and partner with you to develop a course of treatment to help you function at your best. Situated in East Memphis, we are conveniently located near the I-240 and Popular Ave exit, with easy access.
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Nobu Buckley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with Prescriptive Authority. I provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments, medication management, and brief therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of special interest include ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety disorders, and Depression. Before nursing, Nobu was a high school chemistry and physics teacher in the Lake Washington School District. She brings knowledge and experience with school accommodations to her work as a provider.
(425) 949-0204
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
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I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with Prescriptive Authority. I provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments, medication management, and brief therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My areas of special interest include ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety disorders, and Depression. Before nursing, Nobu was a high school chemistry and physics teacher in the Lake Washington School District. She brings knowledge and experience with school accommodations to her work as a provider.
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John Kamin
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
I am a Harvard trained psychiatrist with 20 years of experience working with teens, adults and families. I offer psychiatric consultation and psychotherapy for a broad range of mental health struggles and addictions. I reject superficial diagnosing and medication over-use. My practice is devoted to providing in-depth evaluation and ongoing care integrating psychotherapy, judicious use of medications and behavioral strategies. I do not do "med management" for clients looking only for prescriptions. My focus is integrating therapy and general psychiatric consultation, with an eye towards minimizing the use of psychiatric medications. 
(206) 900-9640
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Seattle, WA 98101
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I am a Harvard trained psychiatrist with 20 years of experience working with teens, adults and families. I offer psychiatric consultation and psychotherapy for a broad range of mental health struggles and addictions. I reject superficial diagnosing and medication over-use. My practice is devoted to providing in-depth evaluation and ongoing care integrating psychotherapy, judicious use of medications and behavioral strategies. I do not do "med management" for clients looking only for prescriptions. My focus is integrating therapy and general psychiatric consultation, with an eye towards minimizing the use of psychiatric medications. 
Julie A Lord
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
I am a board certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience. I treat a wide variety of conditions including life adjustment issues, relationship difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions. I specialize in adult psychiatry and psychotherapy, utilizing a strengths-based approach and medications when indicated. As in my general psychiatric practice, my approach with athletes incorporates positive psychology and cognitive behavioral strategies.
(206) 866-2281
Verified

Seattle, WA 98101
I am a board certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience. I treat a wide variety of conditions including life adjustment issues, relationship difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions. I specialize in adult psychiatry and psychotherapy, utilizing a strengths-based approach and medications when indicated. As in my general psychiatric practice, my approach with athletes incorporates positive psychology and cognitive behavioral strategies.
Mark Koenen
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
I treat adult patients who are dealing with a variety of psychiatric conditions. Everyone who comes to my office has a unique history and needs, and together we work out an individualized treatment plan. For some, our sessions are primarily focused on psychotherapy, problem solving and encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. For others, we focus more on medication management. Regardless of the approach, the goal is to reduce suffering and improve functioning so that people are better able to lead their lives.
(206) 535-1266
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Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
I treat adult patients who are dealing with a variety of psychiatric conditions. Everyone who comes to my office has a unique history and needs, and together we work out an individualized treatment plan. For some, our sessions are primarily focused on psychotherapy, problem solving and encouraging healthy lifestyle changes. For others, we focus more on medication management. Regardless of the approach, the goal is to reduce suffering and improve functioning so that people are better able to lead their lives.
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Birchwood Telepsychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
Much like FaceTime or Skype, we handle our appointments via a secure telehealth platform. Your appointment will be a face to face appointment from anywhere you choose! We use the latest technology to make your appointment convenient, discreet, and all about you! With a simple click of a link you will be connected with your provider and have a 'regular' appointment. We value your time and eliminate commutes & waiting rooms. You can participate from anywhere you feel comfortable. This leaves you with more time to focus on what's really important - YOU! Offering evening & weekend appointments!
(509) 385-0318
Verified

Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
Much like FaceTime or Skype, we handle our appointments via a secure telehealth platform. Your appointment will be a face to face appointment from anywhere you choose! We use the latest technology to make your appointment convenient, discreet, and all about you! With a simple click of a link you will be connected with your provider and have a 'regular' appointment. We value your time and eliminate commutes & waiting rooms. You can participate from anywhere you feel comfortable. This leaves you with more time to focus on what's really important - YOU! Offering evening & weekend appointments!
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Tiffane Staley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers video visits
My treatment approach includes you and I working together to reach specific goals to meet your specific mental health needs. I view medication as a tool within the toolbox of mental health interventions. Medication management will be tailored to your needs with compassion and expertise. Counseling is another tool that when used together with medication can have very positive results. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse population that have a range of mental health needs, including but not limited to, substance use disorder, mood disorders, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders.
(360) 526-0224
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Office is near:
Seattle, WA 98101
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My treatment approach includes you and I working together to reach specific goals to meet your specific mental health needs. I view medication as a tool within the toolbox of mental health interventions. Medication management will be tailored to your needs with compassion and expertise. Counseling is another tool that when used together with medication can have very positive results. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse population that have a range of mental health needs, including but not limited to, substance use disorder, mood disorders, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders.

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Depression Psychiatrists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression psychiatrists in 98101. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 98101 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

98101 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 98101 has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for 98101 child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in 98101). 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 98101, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. 98101 Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.