Psychiatrists in Pine Castle, FL

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Freedom Psychiatry Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pine Castle, FL 32809  (Online Only)
Are you feeling worthless about yourself and hopeless about your future? Are you feeling anxious and scared to be in a public place? Do you have trouble focusing much better on your task at work and in school? You are not alone. We are here to help you balance your physical and mental health and improve your performance at your work place. We treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, panic attack, bipolar disorder, and many more. We are currently accepting new patients. Please, check out what others are saying about us at: provider.kareo.com/paul-okoronkwo
Are you feeling worthless about yourself and hopeless about your future? Are you feeling anxious and scared to be in a public place? Do you have trouble focusing much better on your task at work and in school? You are not alone. We are here to help you balance your physical and mental health and improve your performance at your work place. We treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, panic attack, bipolar disorder, and many more. We are currently accepting new patients. Please, check out what others are saying about us at: provider.kareo.com/paul-okoronkwo
(702) 842-0625 View (702) 842-0625

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Tulsie Patel
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Dr. Tulsie Patel. I am a board certified psychiatrist. I graduated Cum Laude from Drexel University and attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. I completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Southwestern and served as Chief Resident. After graduation, I worked at clinics in California and Florida. I have experience in medication management, individual/group therapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. I am dedicated to providing personalized, patient-centered, and continuously evolving treatment.
Hello, my name is Dr. Tulsie Patel. I am a board certified psychiatrist. I graduated Cum Laude from Drexel University and attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. I completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Southwestern and served as Chief Resident. After graduation, I worked at clinics in California and Florida. I have experience in medication management, individual/group therapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. I am dedicated to providing personalized, patient-centered, and continuously evolving treatment.
(929) 447-2803 View (929) 447-2803
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Veona P Sinanon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
When envisioning my ideal client, I see someone who is courageous and committed to their journey of mental health and well-being. My ideal client recognizes the importance of seeking support and is ready to engage in the therapeutic process with openness and honesty. Their issues may vary, ranging from anxiety and depression to more complex psychiatric conditions. However, what sets them apart is their willingness to confront these challenges head-on and work towards positive change.
When envisioning my ideal client, I see someone who is courageous and committed to their journey of mental health and well-being. My ideal client recognizes the importance of seeking support and is ready to engage in the therapeutic process with openness and honesty. Their issues may vary, ranging from anxiety and depression to more complex psychiatric conditions. However, what sets them apart is their willingness to confront these challenges head-on and work towards positive change.
(352) 496-8911 View (352) 496-8911
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Eboni Brown Freeman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Mental Health is not a destination, it is a journey and a process” (Happiness360). My name is Dr. Eboni Freeman (DNP) and I specialize in psycho-pharmacologic management of mental health symptoms. Everyone is unique in their treatment needs and as a result, the approach to one's Psychiatric Treatment Plan should be an individualized one. I believe in a collaborative approach to practice and am looking forward to working with you in developing the best treatment plan with the goal of optimizing your overall quality of life
Mental Health is not a destination, it is a journey and a process” (Happiness360). My name is Dr. Eboni Freeman (DNP) and I specialize in psycho-pharmacologic management of mental health symptoms. Everyone is unique in their treatment needs and as a result, the approach to one's Psychiatric Treatment Plan should be an individualized one. I believe in a collaborative approach to practice and am looking forward to working with you in developing the best treatment plan with the goal of optimizing your overall quality of life
(862) 319-3428 View (862) 319-3428
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Sabrina Ghim
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Dr. Ghim is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who focuses on building a strong therapeutic and collaborative environment with patients who are struggling with depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety including social, obsessive compulsive, and generalized anxiety disorders, amongst others. Dr. Ghim provides primarily psychiatric medication management, in conjunction with supportive, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions, and other modalities of therapeutic treatment.
Dr. Ghim is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who focuses on building a strong therapeutic and collaborative environment with patients who are struggling with depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety including social, obsessive compulsive, and generalized anxiety disorders, amongst others. Dr. Ghim provides primarily psychiatric medication management, in conjunction with supportive, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions, and other modalities of therapeutic treatment.
(929) 203-8510 View (929) 203-8510
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All Around Health And Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32835  (Online Only)
Welcome to All Around Health And Wellness! We are a specialty clinic for the treatments of Psychiatric, Mental Health, and Family Medicine. 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. Schedule an appointment today!
Welcome to All Around Health And Wellness! We are a specialty clinic for the treatments of Psychiatric, Mental Health, and Family Medicine. 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. Schedule an appointment today!
(321) 231-7332 View (321) 231-7332
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Angel Avila-Garcia
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34744  (Online Only)
I am a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience treating adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders. My goal is Whole-Person Wellness through medication management and psychotherapy. I practice holistic care; I help people achieve their goals by assessing their physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. I believe Whole-Person Wellness is best achieved when medication management and therapy are used in combination. Book a free 15 minutes consultation and commence a life-changing journey toward a brighter future. Hablo español.
I am a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience treating adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders. My goal is Whole-Person Wellness through medication management and psychotherapy. I practice holistic care; I help people achieve their goals by assessing their physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. I believe Whole-Person Wellness is best achieved when medication management and therapy are used in combination. Book a free 15 minutes consultation and commence a life-changing journey toward a brighter future. Hablo español.
(407) 204-9914 View (407) 204-9914
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Spark Wellness Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32827
Spark Wellness Group works to provide compassionate and personalized care for all of our patients. We conduct psychiatric evaluations and offer medication management services for children, adolescents, and adult patients.
Spark Wellness Group works to provide compassionate and personalized care for all of our patients. We conduct psychiatric evaluations and offer medication management services for children, adolescents, and adult patients.
(321) 450-8257 View (321) 450-8257
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Laura Grant
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
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.
(407) 955-5655 View (407) 955-5655
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Harmony United Psychiatric Care
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32812
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing 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 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.
(321) 248-1612 View (321) 248-1612
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Maria Carvajal Ramirez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Dr. Maria Tresa Carvajal is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, BronxCare Health System and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Northwell Health in New York. She has experience working in various settings including inpatient, outpatient, and the emergency department. Dr. Carvajal has submitted and presented work in the American Psychiatric Association and has also collaborated in a book publication.
Dr. Maria Tresa Carvajal is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, BronxCare Health System and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Northwell Health in New York. She has experience working in various settings including inpatient, outpatient, and the emergency department. Dr. Carvajal has submitted and presented work in the American Psychiatric Association and has also collaborated in a book publication.
(646) 687-7428 View (646) 687-7428
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Kalvin K Kapoor
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
SHEDULING TIP: PLEASE CLICK WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE LEFT TO SCHEDULE. I am dual board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. People come to treatment for all sorts of reasons — ADHD, anxiety, depression, difficulty functioning at work or school, family conflict, challenges in relationships, low self-esteem, or simply a desire to learn more about themselves. As a psychiatrist with expertise in both medication management and psychotherapy, I can help patients develop a treatment plan that meets their needs. My style is guided by warmth and flexibility, with the goals of helping patients build insight and reduce symptoms.
SHEDULING TIP: PLEASE CLICK WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE LEFT TO SCHEDULE. I am dual board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. People come to treatment for all sorts of reasons — ADHD, anxiety, depression, difficulty functioning at work or school, family conflict, challenges in relationships, low self-esteem, or simply a desire to learn more about themselves. As a psychiatrist with expertise in both medication management and psychotherapy, I can help patients develop a treatment plan that meets their needs. My style is guided by warmth and flexibility, with the goals of helping patients build insight and reduce symptoms.
(954) 758-8702 View (954) 758-8702
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Specialized Psychiatric Care, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ANP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32814
Practice focus: the diagnosis, medical treatment & med management of psychiatric disorders and underlying medical conditions. Dedicated provider with 20 years of practice experience as both a psychiatric & medical NP provider. Alum of Yale University -dual speciality, Adult Health/Internal Med & Psych/MH. 10yrs prior private practice, as PCP & Psych provider & contracted hospital ED, ICU, med-surge & SNF psychiatric consult service provider, N. London Hosp, NH; Psych In/Out Pt & Primary care NP at Catholic Med Center, NH; 6 yrs Instructor for FSC, NP program while FT NP provider at LRH Family Health Clinic, Lakeland, FL
Practice focus: the diagnosis, medical treatment & med management of psychiatric disorders and underlying medical conditions. Dedicated provider with 20 years of practice experience as both a psychiatric & medical NP provider. Alum of Yale University -dual speciality, Adult Health/Internal Med & Psych/MH. 10yrs prior private practice, as PCP & Psych provider & contracted hospital ED, ICU, med-surge & SNF psychiatric consult service provider, N. London Hosp, NH; Psych In/Out Pt & Primary care NP at Catholic Med Center, NH; 6 yrs Instructor for FSC, NP program while FT NP provider at LRH Family Health Clinic, Lakeland, FL
(941) 241-3821 View (941) 241-3821
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Carative Psychiatry PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Chelsia Burkes-Brown is a Board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who sees clients in Oregon, Maryland, Washington, Maryland and Florida. She has over eleven years of nursing experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric care across the lifespan. She is committed to providing both competent and compassionate care to her clients. She places high value on a client’s full participation in the development of each treatment plan to encourage compliance and believes everyone deserves to have access to high-quality mental health care. She specializes in children, teenagers, and young adults.
Chelsia Burkes-Brown is a Board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who sees clients in Oregon, Maryland, Washington, Maryland and Florida. She has over eleven years of nursing experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric care across the lifespan. She is committed to providing both competent and compassionate care to her clients. She places high value on a client’s full participation in the development of each treatment plan to encourage compliance and believes everyone deserves to have access to high-quality mental health care. She specializes in children, teenagers, and young adults.
(971) 247-1393 View (971) 247-1393
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Riaz Rahman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32807
Dr. Riaz Rahman is a Board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and has a combined 24 years of experience practicing in both fields. Taking care of all ages and all spheres of mental illness including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, gender identity disorders etc. Dr. Rahman graduated from Dow medical university with honors, where he received his medical degree. after completing his two residencies, he served in directorship roles at various institutions, hospitals, and long term care facilities.
Dr. Riaz Rahman is a Board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and has a combined 24 years of experience practicing in both fields. Taking care of all ages and all spheres of mental illness including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, gender identity disorders etc. Dr. Rahman graduated from Dow medical university with honors, where he received his medical degree. after completing his two residencies, he served in directorship roles at various institutions, hospitals, and long term care facilities.
(321) 445-1725 View (321) 445-1725
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Transformation Psychiatry and Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MBA, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, Veteran
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients from anywhere in Florida! Are you feeling forgetful, unable to concentrate or easily distracted? Are you finding it hard to get out of bed, lack motivation, feel tearful or sad? Do you find it hard to fall asleep or wake up multiple times during the night making you feel uber tired the next day? Have you experienced trauma that sends your anxiety through the roof? Then it might be time to seek help. Remember, it's okay not to be okay. I will respond to your email within 48 hours. If you don't see an email from me, please don't forget to check your SPAM folder.
Accepting new patients from anywhere in Florida! Are you feeling forgetful, unable to concentrate or easily distracted? Are you finding it hard to get out of bed, lack motivation, feel tearful or sad? Do you find it hard to fall asleep or wake up multiple times during the night making you feel uber tired the next day? Have you experienced trauma that sends your anxiety through the roof? Then it might be time to seek help. Remember, it's okay not to be okay. I will respond to your email within 48 hours. If you don't see an email from me, please don't forget to check your SPAM folder.
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Pwint Phyu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
Dr. Pwint Phyu is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health disorders. She has a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind and works diligently to help her patients overcome their struggles and improve their overall well-being. Whether she is providing therapy, medication management, or other forms of treatment, Dr Phyu is committed to providing compassionate and effective care to all of her patients.
Dr. Pwint Phyu is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health disorders. She has a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind and works diligently to help her patients overcome their struggles and improve their overall well-being. Whether she is providing therapy, medication management, or other forms of treatment, Dr Phyu is committed to providing compassionate and effective care to all of her patients.
(850) 726-3019 View (850) 726-3019
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Professional Mental Health Wellness Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHN, BC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
I am the founder of Professional Mental Health Weness Services, LLC. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics. My educational background includes a Master of Science in Nursing and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization from Walden University.
I am the founder of Professional Mental Health Weness Services, LLC. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics. My educational background includes a Master of Science in Nursing and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization from Walden University.
(850) 446-4711 View (850) 446-4711
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Stacie Allen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32809  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients. Drop the rock you are carrying. We treat all mental health struggles. I treat the symptoms, not the diagnosis, holistically. As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I believe in taking a holistic approach to patient care, addressing the symptoms of mental illness and the underlying causes. This is a team approach to mental health treatment as I work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that may include medication management, therapy, and lifestyle changes. We are here to help you.
Accepting new patients. Drop the rock you are carrying. We treat all mental health struggles. I treat the symptoms, not the diagnosis, holistically. As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I believe in taking a holistic approach to patient care, addressing the symptoms of mental illness and the underlying causes. This is a team approach to mental health treatment as I work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that may include medication management, therapy, and lifestyle changes. We are here to help you.
(772) 362-3906 View (772) 362-3906
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Carrie Ademski
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Carrie and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of Florida. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Medication Management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Carrie and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of Florida. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Medication Management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(786) 681-0679 View (786) 681-0679

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Pine Castle, FL

< 10

Psychiatrists in Pine Castle, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Medication Management

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Medicare

How Psychiatrists in Pine Castle, FL see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Pine Castle?

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.