Bret Guidry
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
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Dr. Bret Guidry graduated from LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He completed his psychiatry residency training in Augusta Georgia. He is uniquely qualified a psychiatrist and a surgeon. Dr. Guidry is board certified in Psychiatry and OBGYN. His specialties include the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, anger management, sexual assault, and trauma. Dr. Guidry is a combat veteran, who retired from the United States Army after 25 years of service.
(980) 447-2694
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Charlotte, NC 28210
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Dr. Bret Guidry graduated from LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He completed his psychiatry residency training in Augusta Georgia. He is uniquely qualified a psychiatrist and a surgeon. Dr. Guidry is board certified in Psychiatry and OBGYN. His specialties include the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, anger management, sexual assault, and trauma. Dr. Guidry is a combat veteran, who retired from the United States Army after 25 years of service.
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Sakina Alston
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269
Offers video visits
For the past two years, I have also treated individuals aged 7 through over 65 in the acute care psychiatric setting including substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other mental health-related issues.
I have always had an innate passion to treat not the disease, but rather to assist individuals in living up to their desired level of optimal functioning despite health or sociological barriers they face. Twelve years of nursing experience allowed me to treat and gain familiarity with people from all walks of life; I also had the opportunity to understand their barriers to functioning at their best. I have cared for adolescents, children, and babies when they were in crisis in the emergency department providing reassurance and safety.
(704) 327-5334
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Charlotte, NC 28269
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For the past two years, I have also treated individuals aged 7 through over 65 in the acute care psychiatric setting including substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other mental health-related issues.
I have always had an innate passion to treat not the disease, but rather to assist individuals in living up to their desired level of optimal functioning despite health or sociological barriers they face. Twelve years of nursing experience allowed me to treat and gain familiarity with people from all walks of life; I also had the opportunity to understand their barriers to functioning at their best. I have cared for adolescents, children, and babies when they were in crisis in the emergency department providing reassurance and safety.
Three Strand Wellness LLC
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Offers video visits
If you are looking for a Mental Health care that focuses on all of you, using a wholistic approach- Three Strand Wellness is for you. Mind, Body and Spirit is our focus- providing therapy and medication management for Depression and Anxiety; Massage therapy; Personal Fitness training; Yoga; Meditation and Nutrition Wellness in a beautiful, private setting. I have gathered a team of specialists. When my hours are full, my Psychiatric NP-Camellia Douglas is an amazing Psychopharmacologist and may prescribe the medications that you need. Our Fitness trainer, Josh Carter is the best- as are our massage, yoga, and nutrition specialists.
(704) 327-2663
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Charlotte, NC 28209
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If you are looking for a Mental Health care that focuses on all of you, using a wholistic approach- Three Strand Wellness is for you. Mind, Body and Spirit is our focus- providing therapy and medication management for Depression and Anxiety; Massage therapy; Personal Fitness training; Yoga; Meditation and Nutrition Wellness in a beautiful, private setting. I have gathered a team of specialists. When my hours are full, my Psychiatric NP-Camellia Douglas is an amazing Psychopharmacologist and may prescribe the medications that you need. Our Fitness trainer, Josh Carter is the best- as are our massage, yoga, and nutrition specialists.
Melissa Shepard
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
Not accepting new clients
I have dealt with anxiety and depression and know how hard it can be.
Hi, I'm Melissa (aka Dr. Shepard)! Since deciding to pursue psychiatry, I've made it my mission to end mental health stigma and make psychiatry less scary. My goal is to provide you with clinical expertise in a warm and relatable way and to get you back to feeling like yourself again.
(980) 414-3189
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Charlotte, NC 28211
Not accepting new clients
I have dealt with anxiety and depression and know how hard it can be.
Hi, I'm Melissa (aka Dr. Shepard)! Since deciding to pursue psychiatry, I've made it my mission to end mental health stigma and make psychiatry less scary. My goal is to provide you with clinical expertise in a warm and relatable way and to get you back to feeling like yourself again.
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Kelly Miller
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Offers video visits
I worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner for 5 years prior to pursuing my second certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I obtained my Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am currently pursuing my Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree from Regis College in Massachusetts with a graduation date of December 2021. I am especially interested in treating pediatric and adult patients with anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I strive to provide each patient with empathetic and evidence-based care.
(704) 459-2869
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Charlotte, NC 28210
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I worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner for 5 years prior to pursuing my second certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I obtained my Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am currently pursuing my Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree from Regis College in Massachusetts with a graduation date of December 2021. I am especially interested in treating pediatric and adult patients with anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I strive to provide each patient with empathetic and evidence-based care.
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Anthony C. Patterson
Psychiatrist, MD, MA Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Offers video visits
If you are considering psychiatric treatment, you are very likely in emotional pain, such as depression, fear, or anger.
Many people experiencing emotional distress seek a conversation about whether medication or psychotherapy might be a good idea to include in their treatment plan. The conversation begins with building a trusting relationship, followed by the most accurate diagnosis possible. My approach is one of restraint, and my default is to base the treatment primarily on skills and lifestyle changes that evolve in psychotherapy. I love to see pharmacology prove to be an only temporary part of the recovery process.
(980) 319-1865
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Charlotte, NC 28210
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If you are considering psychiatric treatment, you are very likely in emotional pain, such as depression, fear, or anger.
Many people experiencing emotional distress seek a conversation about whether medication or psychotherapy might be a good idea to include in their treatment plan. The conversation begins with building a trusting relationship, followed by the most accurate diagnosis possible. My approach is one of restraint, and my default is to base the treatment primarily on skills and lifestyle changes that evolve in psychotherapy. I love to see pharmacology prove to be an only temporary part of the recovery process.
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Janet l Cross
Psychiatric Nurse, APRN, LCAS Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Offers video visits
I have enjoyed providing individual therapy for adults with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder and any type of addiction for over 20 years.
I specialize in providing therapy to individuals with mental health and addiction concerns. I can help you to feel more in control of your emotions, concerns, and your life. We will work together so you can achieve your life goals.
(704) 288-3441
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Charlotte, NC 28226
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I have enjoyed providing individual therapy for adults with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder and any type of addiction for over 20 years.
I specialize in providing therapy to individuals with mental health and addiction concerns. I can help you to feel more in control of your emotions, concerns, and your life. We will work together so you can achieve your life goals.
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Tamara Alford Neely
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-C, MSN Verified
Charlotte, NC 28227
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We treat individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD and PTSD.
As a medical provider, I am here to assist you by providing quality services with a unique emphasis on the mental health and well-being of the whole person with easy access to care from the comfort of your home. Our clinic focuses on health promotion, health education, mental health and counseling. We provide care in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment by taking time to listen. We are ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
(980) 399-5417
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Charlotte, NC 28227
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We treat individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD and PTSD.
As a medical provider, I am here to assist you by providing quality services with a unique emphasis on the mental health and well-being of the whole person with easy access to care from the comfort of your home. Our clinic focuses on health promotion, health education, mental health and counseling. We provide care in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment by taking time to listen. We are ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
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Allan Foodman
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
I attended the University of Miami Medical School and I am a graduate of the Menninger School of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis I have been in private practice for approximately 40 years. My focus is diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescence and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder and associated developmental delays. I also treat people with depression and anxiety. You can learn more about me at my web site, allan foodman md charlotte.
(704) 946-8516
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Charlotte, NC 28210
I attended the University of Miami Medical School and I am a graduate of the Menninger School of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis I have been in private practice for approximately 40 years. My focus is diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescence and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder and associated developmental delays. I also treat people with depression and anxiety. You can learn more about me at my web site, allan foodman md charlotte.
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Sergio Badel
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
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I am a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. I specialize in medical treatment and psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, anger issues, self-esteem issues, challenges with emotional intimacy, problems coping with stress, and obsessions. These symptoms often present themselves when individuals describe feeling "stuck" in their lives. They may have difficulties avoiding repetitive and unhealthy patterns that cause emotional turmoil and distress. I have found it is most therapeutic and cost-effective to provide psychotherapy combined with medication management (when appropriate).
(954) 662-0422
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Charlotte, NC 28270
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I am a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. I specialize in medical treatment and psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, anger issues, self-esteem issues, challenges with emotional intimacy, problems coping with stress, and obsessions. These symptoms often present themselves when individuals describe feeling "stuck" in their lives. They may have difficulties avoiding repetitive and unhealthy patterns that cause emotional turmoil and distress. I have found it is most therapeutic and cost-effective to provide psychotherapy combined with medication management (when appropriate).
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Nathan Carter
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28204
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Substance use (including alcohol/amphetamine/opiates).
Dr. Nathan Carter is currently Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. In addition, he is currently Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Carter is well aware that substance abuse and dependence are among today's greatest public health problems. His certifications compliment his desire to be a conduit of recovery to his patients from their addictions and mental illnesses. Dr. Carter practices psychiatry both in the inpatient and outpatient settings and has a vast understanding of patient needs.
(980) 238-3988
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Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28204
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Substance use (including alcohol/amphetamine/opiates).
Dr. Nathan Carter is currently Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. In addition, he is currently Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Carter is well aware that substance abuse and dependence are among today's greatest public health problems. His certifications compliment his desire to be a conduit of recovery to his patients from their addictions and mental illnesses. Dr. Carter practices psychiatry both in the inpatient and outpatient settings and has a vast understanding of patient needs.
Shawn Faust
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28201
Offers video visits
Dr. Faust, DNP, PMHNP-BC provides telepsychiatry services through Talkspace (online or phone app). He offers medication management for the full range of psychiatric ailments, such as Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar. Additionally, patients can work in conjunction with a therapist for “talk-therapy.” Dr. Faust schedules 60-minutes for initial appointments and 30-minutes for follow ups.
(520) 210-5629
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Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28201
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Dr. Faust, DNP, PMHNP-BC provides telepsychiatry services through Talkspace (online or phone app). He offers medication management for the full range of psychiatric ailments, such as Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar. Additionally, patients can work in conjunction with a therapist for “talk-therapy.” Dr. Faust schedules 60-minutes for initial appointments and 30-minutes for follow ups.
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Maria MacDougall
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC Verified
Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28201
Offers video visits
I have a wide range of experience in private practice with adult patients treating depression, anxiety disorders, and attention challenges.
Maria MacDougall is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management services. After working at a psychiatric facility as an inpatient nurse, she entered and graduated from the nurse practitioner program at Anderson University. She is currently accepting new patients at Amica Mental Health, a practice based in Asheville that serves Western North Carolina. She specializes in medication management for adults.
(828) 332-5291
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Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28201
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I have a wide range of experience in private practice with adult patients treating depression, anxiety disorders, and attention challenges.
Maria MacDougall is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management services. After working at a psychiatric facility as an inpatient nurse, she entered and graduated from the nurse practitioner program at Anderson University. She is currently accepting new patients at Amica Mental Health, a practice based in Asheville that serves Western North Carolina. She specializes in medication management for adults.
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Mariah Hazen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28201
Offers video visits
Mariah Hazen is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients across the lifespan. Her integrative approach to treatment allows her to deliver care that is holistic and patient-centered. She has over 16 years in the nursing field and has a special interest in treating bipolar disorders in addition to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD symptoms. She believes that spirituality is an integral part of health that often gets overlooked. Her goal is to bridge the gap between spiritual faith and traditional medicine.
(910) 606-4088
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Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28201
Offers video visits
Mariah Hazen is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients across the lifespan. Her integrative approach to treatment allows her to deliver care that is holistic and patient-centered. She has over 16 years in the nursing field and has a special interest in treating bipolar disorders in addition to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD symptoms. She believes that spirituality is an integral part of health that often gets overlooked. Her goal is to bridge the gap between spiritual faith and traditional medicine.
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Charmaine Singleton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP Verified
Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28208
Offers video visits
If you are struggling with mental health concerns – anxiety, depression, memory lapses, psychosis, etc.
My practice focuses on the adult population. I treat various mental health conditions to various mood disorders, anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders. I love getting to know my patients and taking a collaborative approach to care. I find when a patient plays an active role in their treatment, we achieve better outcomes. I love to treat my patients looking at their overall health. Medical health, and lifestyle play an important role in psychiatric treatment. My goal is helping my patients achieve their best quality of life.
(910) 832-9424
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Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28208
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If you are struggling with mental health concerns – anxiety, depression, memory lapses, psychosis, etc.
My practice focuses on the adult population. I treat various mental health conditions to various mood disorders, anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders. I love getting to know my patients and taking a collaborative approach to care. I find when a patient plays an active role in their treatment, we achieve better outcomes. I love to treat my patients looking at their overall health. Medical health, and lifestyle play an important role in psychiatric treatment. My goal is helping my patients achieve their best quality of life.
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Shawn Willson
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28205
Not accepting new clients
Ever left the office of a Psychiatrist loaded with medications, more confused and not feeling heard. That is how over 50% of people feel. It is time to make a significant change in this model. With your insights I will get to the root(s) of your limitations so you can find your essence. This is the INTEGRATED approach to your mental health. Traditional and alternative treatments used together or alone depending on what you choose. I want your story and lifestyle. I obtain screening for any severe Depression, Bipolar or Anxiety. As well as thyroid, cortisol, and sex hormones, important vitamin, mineral and amino acid levels.
(828) 782-3416
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Office is near:
Charlotte, NC 28205
Not accepting new clients
Ever left the office of a Psychiatrist loaded with medications, more confused and not feeling heard. That is how over 50% of people feel. It is time to make a significant change in this model. With your insights I will get to the root(s) of your limitations so you can find your essence. This is the INTEGRATED approach to your mental health. Traditional and alternative treatments used together or alone depending on what you choose. I want your story and lifestyle. I obtain screening for any severe Depression, Bipolar or Anxiety. As well as thyroid, cortisol, and sex hormones, important vitamin, mineral and amino acid levels.
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Gagne Behavioral Health Care PA
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Kelli, Gagne, APRN, PMHNP Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Offers video visits
For both the patient with dementia and their caregivers we provide symptom management and caregiver support services to improve quality of life and functional ability for individuals experiencing memory problems with a variety of symptoms including depression, anxiety, insomnia, and behavioral instability . Assisting caregivers as they navigate this dementia journey with their loved ones is our specialty! We educate our patients throughout each phase of treatment and focus on preventing decompensation. We are licensed to treat patients and provide consultation in the following states : AZ, FL, MD, ME, NC, NH, NV, SC, and VT
(980) 243-7737
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Charlotte, NC 28210
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For both the patient with dementia and their caregivers we provide symptom management and caregiver support services to improve quality of life and functional ability for individuals experiencing memory problems with a variety of symptoms including depression, anxiety, insomnia, and behavioral instability . Assisting caregivers as they navigate this dementia journey with their loved ones is our specialty! We educate our patients throughout each phase of treatment and focus on preventing decompensation. We are licensed to treat patients and provide consultation in the following states : AZ, FL, MD, ME, NC, NH, NV, SC, and VT
Heather Herman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C, PMH-C Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Offers video visits
Hi, I'm Heather, owner of Joy Spring Maternal Mental Health and a Nurse Practitioner for parents who are interested in optimizing their mental health during preconception, pregnancy, and early parenting. Whether you are just considering pregnancy, already pregnant, postpartum, or a mom-of-many, you can find more joy in your parenting journey! Depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, or general feelings of being overwhelmed, can lead to resentment and fatigue. These struggles affect self-confidence, relationships, and overall well-being.
(336) 360-5802
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Charlotte, NC 28203
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Hi, I'm Heather, owner of Joy Spring Maternal Mental Health and a Nurse Practitioner for parents who are interested in optimizing their mental health during preconception, pregnancy, and early parenting. Whether you are just considering pregnancy, already pregnant, postpartum, or a mom-of-many, you can find more joy in your parenting journey! Depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, or general feelings of being overwhelmed, can lead to resentment and fatigue. These struggles affect self-confidence, relationships, and overall well-being.
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Jungian Analytic Practice
Psychiatrist, MD, MA Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Offers video visits
An ideal client is an insightful adult that wants to explore the depth of his/her psyche. Treatment services include depression, anxiety, adjustment situations, changing paths, transitions of life, relationships, engagement issues, divorce and marital disputes, grief and loss, spiritual and religious issues and personal development issues.
(843) 536-0114
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Charlotte, NC 28277
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An ideal client is an insightful adult that wants to explore the depth of his/her psyche. Treatment services include depression, anxiety, adjustment situations, changing paths, transitions of life, relationships, engagement issues, divorce and marital disputes, grief and loss, spiritual and religious issues and personal development issues.
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Eric Semeko
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Semeko's clinical specialtiesinclude General Comprehensive Psychiatry Evaluation, Medication Management, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Addiction Psychiatry including Suboxone Therapy for Opiate Dependency Treatment, Behavioral Health, Anxiety, ADHD, and Mood Disorders.
Dr. Eric Semeko, MD is a Hospitalist in Psychiatry at one of Charlotte, North Carolina's local hospitals. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Semeko grew up in Ghana, Africa earning his Medical Degree in Volgograd, Russia, completing his residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. He was recently named one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors and has worked in a large metropolitan hospital clinic as lead physician. In addition to his hospital work Dr. Semeko owns a private practice on Park Road; Restoration Charlotte, PLLC.
(704) 870-0281
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Charlotte, NC 28209
Semeko's clinical specialtiesinclude General Comprehensive Psychiatry Evaluation, Medication Management, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Addiction Psychiatry including Suboxone Therapy for Opiate Dependency Treatment, Behavioral Health, Anxiety, ADHD, and Mood Disorders.
Dr. Eric Semeko, MD is a Hospitalist in Psychiatry at one of Charlotte, North Carolina's local hospitals. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Semeko grew up in Ghana, Africa earning his Medical Degree in Volgograd, Russia, completing his residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. He was recently named one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors and has worked in a large metropolitan hospital clinic as lead physician. In addition to his hospital work Dr. Semeko owns a private practice on Park Road; Restoration Charlotte, PLLC.

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

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