Nick Banker, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
New York, New York 10176
"I am a NYU graduate and a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I believe in the power of psychotherapy and, if needed, medications. I work with clients throughout the lifespan and with varying diagnoses. It is of utmost importance to understand the client's world when forming a therapeutic relationship in order to treat effectively."
Elders (65+)
(646) 374-4216
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Office is near:
New York, New York 10176
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Elders (65+)
"I am a NYU graduate and a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I believe in the power of psychotherapy and, if needed, medications. I work with clients throughout the lifespan and with varying diagnoses. It is of utmost importance to understand the client's world when forming a therapeutic relationship in order to treat effectively."

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Elders (65+) (65+, Seniors) Psychiatrists
The psychiatrists listed here have identified their interest in elder therapy in 10176 or help for 10176 elderly people in therapy. Psychiatrists who work with elders (for instance, elderly parents, elderly women or even elderly abuse) handle a broad range of issues especially as they relate to caring for the elderly and homes for the elderly in 10176. Elderly depression is a common problem that can be helped by therapy for elderly people. Psychiatrists who work with the elderly are sometimes referred to as 10176 geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in 10176 is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

10176 Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in 10176 specialize in age groups (so check for 10176 child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in 10176). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in 10176, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. 10176 Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.