Psychiatrists in Miami, FL

Photo of Vivian Lockett, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Vivian Lockett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling anxious, unhappy, and overwhelmed? Have you been in therapy, and considering adding or changing medications to improve your symptoms? I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, who focuses on the whole person, with a foundation in Christian principles. I do not prescribe controlled substances, and I am happy to help you find alternative options as it relates to medication management. My goal is to help you manage conditions including help depression, mood disorder, and anxiety, to name a few keeping the whole person in mind, individualizing a personalized plan based on medical history,
Have you been feeling anxious, unhappy, and overwhelmed? Have you been in therapy, and considering adding or changing medications to improve your symptoms? I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, who focuses on the whole person, with a foundation in Christian principles. I do not prescribe controlled substances, and I am happy to help you find alternative options as it relates to medication management. My goal is to help you manage conditions including help depression, mood disorder, and anxiety, to name a few keeping the whole person in mind, individualizing a personalized plan based on medical history,
(786) 886-1344 View (786) 886-1344
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Envision Mindcare LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137
Lemoya Bennett, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. She is a compassionate and dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, who is committed to empowering and advocating for her patients. She firmly believes that mental health is as crucial as physical health and places great value on the unique experiences and perspectives of each patient. Her commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment allows her clients to openly express their concerns and challenges.
Lemoya Bennett, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. She is a compassionate and dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, who is committed to empowering and advocating for her patients. She firmly believes that mental health is as crucial as physical health and places great value on the unique experiences and perspectives of each patient. Her commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment allows her clients to openly express their concerns and challenges.
(786) 220-1969 View (786) 220-1969
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Anabel Ruiz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
Clients should know that, as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I possess the necessary qualifications, experience, and skills to provide comprehensive mental health care. I prioritize a holistic and collaborative approach, tailoring treatment to meet each individual's needs and preferences in a patient-centered environment. Committed to continuous professional development and ethical practices, my ultimate goal is to help clients achieve improved mental well-being and support them on their path to wellness.
Clients should know that, as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I possess the necessary qualifications, experience, and skills to provide comprehensive mental health care. I prioritize a holistic and collaborative approach, tailoring treatment to meet each individual's needs and preferences in a patient-centered environment. Committed to continuous professional development and ethical practices, my ultimate goal is to help clients achieve improved mental well-being and support them on their path to wellness.
(786) 829-1168 View (786) 829-1168
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Dr. Thamar Maurice-Butler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
Dr. Maurice-Butler, Thamar DNP, PMHNP- BC ARNP, FNP- BC. As a Psychiatric provider, it is my goal to identify, address, and modify conditions, restricting patterns and behaviors that impede function and inhibit growth. My philosophy is Bio-psycho-social; I recognize the dynamic nature of the human condition and maintain the express purpose of promoting personal responsibility, growth, and development. I view each therapeutic session as an opportunity to facilitate a process of increasing awareness and consciousness. We believe that illuminating obstacles is the first step to removing them.
Dr. Maurice-Butler, Thamar DNP, PMHNP- BC ARNP, FNP- BC. As a Psychiatric provider, it is my goal to identify, address, and modify conditions, restricting patterns and behaviors that impede function and inhibit growth. My philosophy is Bio-psycho-social; I recognize the dynamic nature of the human condition and maintain the express purpose of promoting personal responsibility, growth, and development. I view each therapeutic session as an opportunity to facilitate a process of increasing awareness and consciousness. We believe that illuminating obstacles is the first step to removing them.
(786) 686-8392 View (786) 686-8392
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Martina J Nankivell
Physician Assistant, MMS, PA-C, CAQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33137  (Online Only)
Initial visits: $150. Follow up visits: $99. We also accept Cigna/Evernorth, Tricare, and Medicare. Appointment times: Mon-Sat 7AM-7PM ET. Book your first visit now at forallmentalhealth.com. See a psychiatric board certified PA within the next 3 days to help get you back to thriving and living your best life now! Martina, at For All Mental Health (FAMh), prescribes medication for anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, grief, alcohol use disorder and more. Join the FAMh today!
Initial visits: $150. Follow up visits: $99. We also accept Cigna/Evernorth, Tricare, and Medicare. Appointment times: Mon-Sat 7AM-7PM ET. Book your first visit now at forallmentalhealth.com. See a psychiatric board certified PA within the next 3 days to help get you back to thriving and living your best life now! Martina, at For All Mental Health (FAMh), prescribes medication for anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, grief, alcohol use disorder and more. Join the FAMh today!
(786) 743-5386 View (786) 743-5386
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Jacinta Okeke
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
I have a dual board certification in both Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. I have over 25 years of experience in the medical field and over 5 years of experience as a Nurse practitioner. I am a talented, dedicated, and patient-focused provider who believes in treating patients as an individual and not a group. I specialize in treating patients with Anxiety, depression, panic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia, and other mental health disorders.
I have a dual board certification in both Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. I have over 25 years of experience in the medical field and over 5 years of experience as a Nurse practitioner. I am a talented, dedicated, and patient-focused provider who believes in treating patients as an individual and not a group. I specialize in treating patients with Anxiety, depression, panic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia, and other mental health disorders.
(786) 589-4036 View (786) 589-4036
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Brave Health
Psychiatrist, MD, LCSW, MSW, FNP-C, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33136  (Online Only)
Brave Health is a virtual mental health provider dedicated to helping people thrive by engaging them in high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible mental health care. Our diverse clinical staff includes licensed psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and therapists with expertise in treating mental health and substance use disorders. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your health. We’ll work together to create a customized treatment plan for your needs. Our programs are evidence-based, drawing on approaches to treatment that are clinically proven to be effective.
Brave Health is a virtual mental health provider dedicated to helping people thrive by engaging them in high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible mental health care. Our diverse clinical staff includes licensed psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and therapists with expertise in treating mental health and substance use disorders. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your health. We’ll work together to create a customized treatment plan for your needs. Our programs are evidence-based, drawing on approaches to treatment that are clinically proven to be effective.
(786) 453-7206 View (786) 453-7206
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New Age Psychiatry - ADHD Anxiety Depression
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33180
Can't Focus? Anxious? Depressed? Medication Management only $179.99, and follow ups/refills priced at $99.99, Counseling at $79 per hour visit after one time intake fee. New Age Psychiatry is the innovative way to get the mental healthcare you need. With our telemedicine platform that can be accessed across Florida, we make it much more convenient for you to have access to psychiatric care from compassionate providers. Our staff is dedicated towards providing high-quality treatment with an attitude of understanding so you feel comfortable communicating openly about your needs. Fort Lauderdale and Orlando locations available.
Can't Focus? Anxious? Depressed? Medication Management only $179.99, and follow ups/refills priced at $99.99, Counseling at $79 per hour visit after one time intake fee. New Age Psychiatry is the innovative way to get the mental healthcare you need. With our telemedicine platform that can be accessed across Florida, we make it much more convenient for you to have access to psychiatric care from compassionate providers. Our staff is dedicated towards providing high-quality treatment with an attitude of understanding so you feel comfortable communicating openly about your needs. Fort Lauderdale and Orlando locations available.
(561) 468-3546 View (561) 468-3546
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Envision Mindcare LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137
Laura Pinero, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. Laura speaks both English and Spanish fluently. This linguistic proficiency, coupled with her innate empathy, has been instrumental in her ability to connect with and provide comprehensive care to patients from various cultural backgrounds. Her dedication, empathy, and commitment to cultural competence make her a valued healthcare provider in the vibrant and diverse city of Miami.
Laura Pinero, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. Laura speaks both English and Spanish fluently. This linguistic proficiency, coupled with her innate empathy, has been instrumental in her ability to connect with and provide comprehensive care to patients from various cultural backgrounds. Her dedication, empathy, and commitment to cultural competence make her a valued healthcare provider in the vibrant and diverse city of Miami.
(786) 220-1969 View (786) 220-1969
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Diana Lankenau
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP, FNP-BC, MSN
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33155
Diana Lankenau is a board-certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specialized in psychiatric mental health at Lankenau Health Services. In her own words: “Life is a journey. We all struggle in understanding our own thoughts, emotions, insecurities, perceptions, and behaviors. Often times, we compare ourselves to others in search for the self”. Diana attempts to help others in understanding that mental health conflicts are very common. Showing emotion during these hard times is not a sign of weakness, or vulnerability but inner strength.
Diana Lankenau is a board-certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specialized in psychiatric mental health at Lankenau Health Services. In her own words: “Life is a journey. We all struggle in understanding our own thoughts, emotions, insecurities, perceptions, and behaviors. Often times, we compare ourselves to others in search for the self”. Diana attempts to help others in understanding that mental health conflicts are very common. Showing emotion during these hard times is not a sign of weakness, or vulnerability but inner strength.
(786) 743-4825 View (786) 743-4825
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Monica Pimentel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33186  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Monica Pimentel, and I am a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for helping adults and the geriatric population navigate their mental health journeys. I have had the privilege of supporting many individuals in achieving greater mental well-being and improving their quality of life. My approach to mental health care is holistic and patient centered. I believe that each person’s experience with mental health is unique. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that empowers you to thrive.
Hello! My name is Monica Pimentel, and I am a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for helping adults and the geriatric population navigate their mental health journeys. I have had the privilege of supporting many individuals in achieving greater mental well-being and improving their quality of life. My approach to mental health care is holistic and patient centered. I believe that each person’s experience with mental health is unique. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that empowers you to thrive.
(786) 746-7384 View (786) 746-7384
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Linda Collado MD PA
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33155
Dr. Collado graduated from Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami with a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Collado is an Affiliated Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital where she teaches and supervises medical students and psychiatrists in training. Dr. Collado is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and American Medical Association.
Dr. Collado graduated from Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami with a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Collado is an Affiliated Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital where she teaches and supervises medical students and psychiatrists in training. Dr. Collado is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and American Medical Association.
(786) 882-1025 View (786) 882-1025
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Envision Mindcare, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137
Dianelys Rodriguez, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. I am a bilingual Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in treating a wide range of mental health disorders in both adults and children. I ensure effective communication and culturally sensitive care for all patients. I am passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those struggling with mental illness.
Dianelys Rodriguez, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. I am a bilingual Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in treating a wide range of mental health disorders in both adults and children. I ensure effective communication and culturally sensitive care for all patients. I am passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those struggling with mental illness.
(786) 220-1969 View (786) 220-1969
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Envision Mindcare LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137
Dianelys Rodriguez, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. I am a bilingual Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in treating a wide range of mental health disorders in both adults and children. I ensure effective communication and culturally sensitive care for all patients. I am passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those struggling with mental illness.
Dianelys Rodriguez, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. I am a bilingual Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in treating a wide range of mental health disorders in both adults and children. I ensure effective communication and culturally sensitive care for all patients. I am passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those struggling with mental illness.
(786) 220-1969 View (786) 220-1969
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Glenda Garcia
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33186
My name is Glenda Garcia, In today's fast-paced world, mental health has started to gain awareness as it begins to affect lives more and more. Reaching out for help can feel overwhelming and at times, terrifying. However, continuing to live with symptoms that can be debilitating can feel equally as overwhelming. Finding a provider who cares and hears you is imperative to build trust and feel confident in the treatment you are receiving. Having worked in the mental health field for several years, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in how care was perceived and received.
My name is Glenda Garcia, In today's fast-paced world, mental health has started to gain awareness as it begins to affect lives more and more. Reaching out for help can feel overwhelming and at times, terrifying. However, continuing to live with symptoms that can be debilitating can feel equally as overwhelming. Finding a provider who cares and hears you is imperative to build trust and feel confident in the treatment you are receiving. Having worked in the mental health field for several years, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in how care was perceived and received.
(305) 570-4608 View (305) 570-4608
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Celeste Boyd
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33173
Dr. Celeste Boyd is the Founder and CEO of Metamorphosis Psyche. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) from the University of Miami. She is licensed and dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She Possesses a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology from Gallaudet University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida State University.
Dr. Celeste Boyd is the Founder and CEO of Metamorphosis Psyche. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) from the University of Miami. She is licensed and dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She Possesses a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology from Gallaudet University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida State University.
(321) 386-2658 View (321) 386-2658
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Envision Mindcare LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33137
Laura Pinero, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. Laura speaks both English and Spanish fluently. This linguistic proficiency, coupled with her innate empathy, has been instrumental in her ability to connect with and provide comprehensive care to patients from various cultural backgrounds. Her dedication, empathy, and commitment to cultural competence make her a valued healthcare provider in the vibrant and diverse city of Miami.
Laura Pinero, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and currently assisting patient's needs in Envision Mindcare with our focus on mental health and wellness. Laura speaks both English and Spanish fluently. This linguistic proficiency, coupled with her innate empathy, has been instrumental in her ability to connect with and provide comprehensive care to patients from various cultural backgrounds. Her dedication, empathy, and commitment to cultural competence make her a valued healthcare provider in the vibrant and diverse city of Miami.
(786) 220-1969 View (786) 220-1969
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Envision Mindcare, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33137
Lourdes E. Velazquez Perez, ARNP, FNP B-C, PMHNP-BC is a professionally trained Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a strong background in psychiatric services. She is a foreign Medical Doctor who graduated in Cuba from the University of Medicine of Havana, “Calixto Garcia.” She has more than eight years of experience in the medical field. She treats patients with psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and other mental health diagnoses. She is passionate and dedicated to her work and patients’ health outcomes.
Lourdes E. Velazquez Perez, ARNP, FNP B-C, PMHNP-BC is a professionally trained Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a strong background in psychiatric services. She is a foreign Medical Doctor who graduated in Cuba from the University of Medicine of Havana, “Calixto Garcia.” She has more than eight years of experience in the medical field. She treats patients with psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and other mental health diagnoses. She is passionate and dedicated to her work and patients’ health outcomes.
(786) 220-1969 View (786) 220-1969
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Brave Health
Psychiatrist, MD, LCSW, MSW, FNP-C, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33136  (Online Only)
Brave Health is a virtual mental health provider dedicated to helping people thrive by engaging them in high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible mental health care. Our diverse clinical staff includes licensed psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and therapists with expertise in treating mental health and substance use disorders. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your health. We’ll work together to create a customized treatment plan for your needs.
Brave Health is a virtual mental health provider dedicated to helping people thrive by engaging them in high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible mental health care. Our diverse clinical staff includes licensed psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and therapists with expertise in treating mental health and substance use disorders. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your health. We’ll work together to create a customized treatment plan for your needs.
(786) 828-5399 View (786) 828-5399
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Dr. Ernesto L. Sarduy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33156
Great to meet you! My name is Dr. Sarduy and I'm a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Florida International University with a Doctorate degree. I offer fully virtual behavioral health practice and provide support for a wide range of mental health needs (anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and many other conditions).
Great to meet you! My name is Dr. Sarduy and I'm a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Florida International University with a Doctorate degree. I offer fully virtual behavioral health practice and provide support for a wide range of mental health needs (anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and many other conditions).
(786) 833-8036 View (786) 833-8036

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Miami, FL

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Psychiatrists in Miami, FL who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
82% Bipolar Disorder
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% ADHD
73% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
68% Medication Management

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% Cigna and Evernorth
90% Aetna
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Miami, FL see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Miami?

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.