Psychiatrists in Casselberry, FL

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Complexity Care Mental Health Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707  (Online Only)
My journey to becoming a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) took a nontraditional route. Initially leaving school to work in construction, I later earned my GED, driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact in people’s lives. This realization led me to pursue and obtain my degree from Vanderbilt University, marking the beginning of my career in mental health.
My journey to becoming a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) took a nontraditional route. Initially leaving school to work in construction, I later earned my GED, driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact in people’s lives. This realization led me to pursue and obtain my degree from Vanderbilt University, marking the beginning of my career in mental health.
(321) 342-1281 View (321) 342-1281
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Ruby Odamtten
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707
Ruby is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to across the lifespan. Ruby possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by natural ability to build a trusting relationship with patients and families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. As a PMHNP, Ruby’s role is multifaceted, providing mentorship integrated with supportive therapy to her clients.
Ruby is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to across the lifespan. Ruby possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by natural ability to build a trusting relationship with patients and families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. As a PMHNP, Ruby’s role is multifaceted, providing mentorship integrated with supportive therapy to her clients.
(407) 993-6917 View (407) 993-6917
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Zoelife Psychiatric Services - Dr. Rose Ampadu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-C, FPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707
** REGISTERED OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH PROVIDER FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA ** Untreated mental illness can unravel one’s life causing stress, loss of hope, loss of relationships, loss of employment, and sadly the loss of one's life. As a Family Psychiatrist Nurse Practitioner, I pride myself in partnership with my patients to provide high-quality individualized medication and symptomatology management. http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth
** REGISTERED OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH PROVIDER FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA ** Untreated mental illness can unravel one’s life causing stress, loss of hope, loss of relationships, loss of employment, and sadly the loss of one's life. As a Family Psychiatrist Nurse Practitioner, I pride myself in partnership with my patients to provide high-quality individualized medication and symptomatology management. http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth
(407) 214-4581 View (407) 214-4581
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Francisco Rodriguez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32730
Dr. Rodriguez is a caring and compassionate physician who has practiced in the field of psychiatry for over 35 years. Dr. Rodriguez earned his Bachelor's degree with a concentration in pre-medicine from Pedro Enriquez Urena National University in 1978. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in 1981. He completed three years of residency training in Psychiatry at Bergen Pines County Hospital in 1990. Finally, in 1992 he completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Medical College with Metropolitan Hospital.
Dr. Rodriguez is a caring and compassionate physician who has practiced in the field of psychiatry for over 35 years. Dr. Rodriguez earned his Bachelor's degree with a concentration in pre-medicine from Pedro Enriquez Urena National University in 1978. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in 1981. He completed three years of residency training in Psychiatry at Bergen Pines County Hospital in 1990. Finally, in 1992 he completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Medical College with Metropolitan Hospital.
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Juan Balaguer
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32730
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, graduated from Ponce school of medicine in 1987, completed psychiatry residency at temple university hospital in 1991, has been in private group practice in Orlando, Florida since 1991, board certified since 1992, fellow of the American psychiatric association for over 20 years, selected as one of the top psychiatrist in Orlando by both the Orlando magazine and the Orlando style magazine.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, graduated from Ponce school of medicine in 1987, completed psychiatry residency at temple university hospital in 1991, has been in private group practice in Orlando, Florida since 1991, board certified since 1992, fellow of the American psychiatric association for over 20 years, selected as one of the top psychiatrist in Orlando by both the Orlando magazine and the Orlando style magazine.
(321) 978-0409 View (321) 978-0409
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Laura Grant
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32730
Laura works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Laura believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Laura works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Laura believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
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Orange Psychiatric Associates
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
My mission is to serve children, teenagers, and adults by providing experienced, compassionate, individualized psychiatric care that helps my patients achieve maximum wellbeing. My intention is to awaken the hope and belief in my patients that they can achieve improved mental health that leads to a more fulfilling life. I am continuously humbled by my patients' courage in facing their problems and asking for help. I am committed to being worthy of the trust and confidence my patients place in me.
My mission is to serve children, teenagers, and adults by providing experienced, compassionate, individualized psychiatric care that helps my patients achieve maximum wellbeing. My intention is to awaken the hope and belief in my patients that they can achieve improved mental health that leads to a more fulfilling life. I am continuously humbled by my patients' courage in facing their problems and asking for help. I am committed to being worthy of the trust and confidence my patients place in me.
(407) 675-3220 View (407) 675-3220
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Harmony United Psychiatric care
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing in our network of clinics and online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing in our network of clinics and online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
(352) 431-3940 View (352) 431-3940
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Dr. Morgan Alexander
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
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Healing Psychiatry of Florida
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Call Us Today! We accept New patients, Adolescents, Adults in Office and Telemedicine! No wait time! specialize in the treatment of all types of trauma (recent, longterm, childhood, etc.) and its resulting symptoms. Conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, sudden anger and poor relationships often stem from trauma. I offer the following services in my practice: Therapy for Depression and Anxiety •Trauma •Adult ADHD •PTSD •Family Counseling •Parenting Support •Grief Counseling •Work and Career issues •Stress Management •Transitional •Conflict Resolution •Marriage Therapy.
Call Us Today! We accept New patients, Adolescents, Adults in Office and Telemedicine! No wait time! specialize in the treatment of all types of trauma (recent, longterm, childhood, etc.) and its resulting symptoms. Conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, sudden anger and poor relationships often stem from trauma. I offer the following services in my practice: Therapy for Depression and Anxiety •Trauma •Adult ADHD •PTSD •Family Counseling •Parenting Support •Grief Counseling •Work and Career issues •Stress Management •Transitional •Conflict Resolution •Marriage Therapy.
(321) 972-9215 View (321) 972-9215
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Harmony United Psychiatric Care
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing in our network of clinics and online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing in our network of clinics and online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
(352) 268-9087 View (352) 268-9087
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Laura Casey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32779
Are you struggling with feelings of hopelessness, disconnection, or chronic stress? Are you beginning to feel that mental wellness is an unobtainable goal in today's hectic world? Hello and welcome! I’m Laura, a Board Certified Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Integrative Mental-Health provider based in Florida. I work primarily with adults with depression, anxiety, and OCD. Additionally, I have professional and personal experience working with and caring for neurodivergent individuals.
Are you struggling with feelings of hopelessness, disconnection, or chronic stress? Are you beginning to feel that mental wellness is an unobtainable goal in today's hectic world? Hello and welcome! I’m Laura, a Board Certified Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Integrative Mental-Health provider based in Florida. I work primarily with adults with depression, anxiety, and OCD. Additionally, I have professional and personal experience working with and caring for neurodivergent individuals.
(407) 842-8293 View (407) 842-8293
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Denise Barnard
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Dr Denise Barnard is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. She has been successfully practicing in the Central Florida Area for over 30 years, proudly serving patients from the ages of 4 years old to 60. Dr Barnard graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She believes in a team treatment approach with focus on illnesses such as ADD, ADHD, mood disorders and anxiety, just to name a few. On her spare time Denise Barnard enjoys travelling, gardening and volunteering.
Dr Denise Barnard is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. She has been successfully practicing in the Central Florida Area for over 30 years, proudly serving patients from the ages of 4 years old to 60. Dr Barnard graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She believes in a team treatment approach with focus on illnesses such as ADD, ADHD, mood disorders and anxiety, just to name a few. On her spare time Denise Barnard enjoys travelling, gardening and volunteering.
(386) 766-7231 View (386) 766-7231
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All Around Health And Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32779
Welcome to All Around Health And Wellness! We are a specialty clinic for the treatments of Psychiatric, Mental Health, Family Medicine and Wellness. We treat patients from age 12 and up, through a combination of medication management and individual/family therapy. Our multidisciplinary team consists of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners,physician assistant and therapists. We provide professional outpatient services telehealth and In office. Schedule an appointment today!
Welcome to All Around Health And Wellness! We are a specialty clinic for the treatments of Psychiatric, Mental Health, Family Medicine and Wellness. We treat patients from age 12 and up, through a combination of medication management and individual/family therapy. Our multidisciplinary team consists of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners,physician assistant and therapists. We provide professional outpatient services telehealth and In office. Schedule an appointment today!
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Shar Webb
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Winter Springs, FL 32708
My ideal client is a courageous young individual navigating the complexities of substance use challenges. They may be struggling with feelings of isolation, low self-esteem, or difficulty managing stressors in their lives. Their needs are multifaceted, encompassing not only the physical aspects of addiction but also the emotional and psychological toll it takes. My ideal client is motivated for change, seeking a path towards healing and reclaiming control over their life. They aspire to break free from the grip of substance use, to rediscover their strengths, passions, and dreams.
My ideal client is a courageous young individual navigating the complexities of substance use challenges. They may be struggling with feelings of isolation, low self-esteem, or difficulty managing stressors in their lives. Their needs are multifaceted, encompassing not only the physical aspects of addiction but also the emotional and psychological toll it takes. My ideal client is motivated for change, seeking a path towards healing and reclaiming control over their life. They aspire to break free from the grip of substance use, to rediscover their strengths, passions, and dreams.
(321) 379-5711 View (321) 379-5711
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Renew Psychiatric Group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
Now Accepting New Patients- Hello, I'm Dr. Meyers. I’m double-board-certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and as a family nurse practitioner, though I practice exclusively in psychiatry. My background and clinical experience in family practice and psychiatry gives me a well-rounded perspective of both physical and mental well-being. I treat patients ages 5-64. I enjoy working with patients with a variety of diagnoses across the spectrum of mental health disorders. I look forward to working with you to improve your mental health.
Now Accepting New Patients- Hello, I'm Dr. Meyers. I’m double-board-certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and as a family nurse practitioner, though I practice exclusively in psychiatry. My background and clinical experience in family practice and psychiatry gives me a well-rounded perspective of both physical and mental well-being. I treat patients ages 5-64. I enjoy working with patients with a variety of diagnoses across the spectrum of mental health disorders. I look forward to working with you to improve your mental health.
(407) 337-2587 View (407) 337-2587
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Kelly Walker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
Kelly Walker is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. Kelly offers clients experienced, empathetic, and compassionate care. When she is not working, Kelly enjoys solo traveling, reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and hanging out with her dogs.
Kelly Walker is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. Kelly offers clients experienced, empathetic, and compassionate care. When she is not working, Kelly enjoys solo traveling, reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and hanging out with her dogs.
(407) 891-4843 View (407) 891-4843
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Trinity Psychiatric Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Dr. Sherry Gergis is a child/adolescent psychiatrist and is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and American Academy of Child Psychiatry. She is also the owner Trinity Psychiatric which has become one the top psychiatric counseling centers in the Orlando Florida area. Dr. Gergis has successfully treated thousands of patients of all ages and continues to do so with proven psychiatric therapies at her beautiful private practice in Lake Mary, FL. Trinity Psychiatric's passion starts with Dr. Gergis and her valuing a strong therapeutic relationship with patients.
Dr. Sherry Gergis is a child/adolescent psychiatrist and is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, and American Academy of Child Psychiatry. She is also the owner Trinity Psychiatric which has become one the top psychiatric counseling centers in the Orlando Florida area. Dr. Gergis has successfully treated thousands of patients of all ages and continues to do so with proven psychiatric therapies at her beautiful private practice in Lake Mary, FL. Trinity Psychiatric's passion starts with Dr. Gergis and her valuing a strong therapeutic relationship with patients.
(407) 324-0484 View (407) 324-0484
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Shannon Meyers
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oviedo, FL 32765
Now Accepting New Patients- Hello, I'm Dr. Meyers. I’m double-board-certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and as a family nurse practitioner, though I practice exclusively in psychiatry. My background and clinical experience in family practice and psychiatry gives me a well-rounded perspective of both physical and mental well-being. I treat patients ages 5-64. I enjoy working with patients with a variety of diagnoses across the spectrum of mental health disorders. I look forward to working with you to improve your mental health.
Now Accepting New Patients- Hello, I'm Dr. Meyers. I’m double-board-certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and as a family nurse practitioner, though I practice exclusively in psychiatry. My background and clinical experience in family practice and psychiatry gives me a well-rounded perspective of both physical and mental well-being. I treat patients ages 5-64. I enjoy working with patients with a variety of diagnoses across the spectrum of mental health disorders. I look forward to working with you to improve your mental health.
(407) 337-2587 View (407) 337-2587
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Healing Psychiatry Of Florida
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Call us today! We accept new patients, Adults and Adolescents! NO wait time! Healing Psychiatry of Florida is a growing psychiatric services in Central Florida. Sad? Anxious? Relationship issues? We have available counselors and Nurse Practitioners to help you with medication management and counseling. If you or your loved one is struggling with a mental health issue, we can help. Our approach and techniques reflect evidence-based improvements over the last 25 years in mental health treatment technology.
Call us today! We accept new patients, Adults and Adolescents! NO wait time! Healing Psychiatry of Florida is a growing psychiatric services in Central Florida. Sad? Anxious? Relationship issues? We have available counselors and Nurse Practitioners to help you with medication management and counseling. If you or your loved one is struggling with a mental health issue, we can help. Our approach and techniques reflect evidence-based improvements over the last 25 years in mental health treatment technology.
(689) 232-3708 View (689) 232-3708

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Casselberry, FL

< 10

Psychiatrists in Casselberry, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Medication Management
83% Bipolar Disorder
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Casselberry, FL see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Casselberry?

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.