Psychiatrists in Alpharetta, GA

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Lindsay Blair Fuson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alpharetta, GA 30009
You are knowledgable, seek out information and desire to be actively involved in your mental health care, but every time you talk to your healthcare provider it feels like they really aren't hearing you or you are being hurried through appointments. Maybe you have experienced side effects or are apprehensive about medications altogether. You are interested in a more natural approach or a more individualized treatment plan. We are now offering ADHD testing and treatment both in office and virtually.
You are knowledgable, seek out information and desire to be actively involved in your mental health care, but every time you talk to your healthcare provider it feels like they really aren't hearing you or you are being hurried through appointments. Maybe you have experienced side effects or are apprehensive about medications altogether. You are interested in a more natural approach or a more individualized treatment plan. We are now offering ADHD testing and treatment both in office and virtually.
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Ayman Fareed
Psychiatrist
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30005
My name is Ayman Fareed and I am a board-certified, Harvard-trained clinical psychiatrist taking new clients at our Alpharetta location. I worked as an Associate Professor and Director of Addiction Fellowship Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. I currently hold the title of Staff Psychiatrist/Medical Director at Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC).
My name is Ayman Fareed and I am a board-certified, Harvard-trained clinical psychiatrist taking new clients at our Alpharetta location. I worked as an Associate Professor and Director of Addiction Fellowship Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. I currently hold the title of Staff Psychiatrist/Medical Director at Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC).
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Kate Swartz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Kate’s clinical approach is rooted in the core nursing principle of caring. She believes that medication often plays a crucial role but seldom serves as the sole solution. Mental health issues usually require a broad, collaborative effort, and Kate will partner with you to pursue the best therapeutic strategy.
Kate’s clinical approach is rooted in the core nursing principle of caring. She believes that medication often plays a crucial role but seldom serves as the sole solution. Mental health issues usually require a broad, collaborative effort, and Kate will partner with you to pursue the best therapeutic strategy.
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Angelo Sambunaris
Psychiatrist, MD, CPI
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Dr. Angelo Sambunaris, MD, CPI established Atlanta Institute for Medical Research in 1998, which transitioned into Institute for Advanced Medical Research. Based on his over two decades of experience in neuropharmacology, he expanded his services to include treating patients on a private practice basis. Dr. Sambunaris & Associates specializes in Depression and Anxiety; IV Ketamine & intranasal Ketamine; Substance dependence treatment; PTSD; and Insomnia. After over 20 years of groundbreaking research, Dr. Sambunaris expanded and opened a private practice in order to incorporate ketamine treatment for both depression and anxiety.
Dr. Angelo Sambunaris, MD, CPI established Atlanta Institute for Medical Research in 1998, which transitioned into Institute for Advanced Medical Research. Based on his over two decades of experience in neuropharmacology, he expanded his services to include treating patients on a private practice basis. Dr. Sambunaris & Associates specializes in Depression and Anxiety; IV Ketamine & intranasal Ketamine; Substance dependence treatment; PTSD; and Insomnia. After over 20 years of groundbreaking research, Dr. Sambunaris expanded and opened a private practice in order to incorporate ketamine treatment for both depression and anxiety.
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Dana Reid
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30022
I am a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of various psychiatric conditions including ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral and emotional problems and relationship issues. My approach is comprehensive, thoughtful and highly individualized. I will take the time to get to know you and understand your specific concerns and goals. Together we will work to address your goals so you can have more fulfilling relationships and life experiences.
I am a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of various psychiatric conditions including ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral and emotional problems and relationship issues. My approach is comprehensive, thoughtful and highly individualized. I will take the time to get to know you and understand your specific concerns and goals. Together we will work to address your goals so you can have more fulfilling relationships and life experiences.
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Alexis Kessen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Dr. Kessen graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Utah. She enjoys taking a personalized approach to each patient she sees, taking into account their unique life experiences. Dr. Kessen focuses on medication management of adult patients ages 18 and older with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as others falling under general psychiatry. Dr. Kessen is known to be a good listener who cares greatly for her patients. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and traveling.
Dr. Kessen graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Utah. She enjoys taking a personalized approach to each patient she sees, taking into account their unique life experiences. Dr. Kessen focuses on medication management of adult patients ages 18 and older with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as others falling under general psychiatry. Dr. Kessen is known to be a good listener who cares greatly for her patients. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and traveling.
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Diana Woodall
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alpharetta, GA 30009  (Online Only)
SAME/ NEXT Week Appointments - I am a board certified psychiatrist committed to providing individualized care to each patient, with an emphasis on empathetic listening and collaboration. My goal in working with patients is to empower each individual to harness their unique strengths and to foster self-actualization and resiliency. My treatment approach is integrative, often combining various modalities including medications, psychotherapy, medical/diagnostic labwork, nutrition, exercise, and other wellness focused approaches catered to each individual's values.
SAME/ NEXT Week Appointments - I am a board certified psychiatrist committed to providing individualized care to each patient, with an emphasis on empathetic listening and collaboration. My goal in working with patients is to empower each individual to harness their unique strengths and to foster self-actualization and resiliency. My treatment approach is integrative, often combining various modalities including medications, psychotherapy, medical/diagnostic labwork, nutrition, exercise, and other wellness focused approaches catered to each individual's values.
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Jacqueline Williams
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Jacqueline Williams, PMHNP Jacqueline Williams is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Charleston, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marymount University, a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Howard University, and a Post Master's Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University.
Jacqueline Williams, PMHNP Jacqueline Williams is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Charleston, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marymount University, a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Howard University, and a Post Master's Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University.
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Ray Cooper
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alpharetta, GA 30004
We are a Mental Health Practice with a great passion for comprehensive and patient centered care. As psychiatric Nurse practitioners, we are able to diagnose and treat a multitude of mental health disorders. We utilize a variety of strategies and techniques to treat the patient as a whole; as we believe treatment for mental health is beyond medication management alone.
We are a Mental Health Practice with a great passion for comprehensive and patient centered care. As psychiatric Nurse practitioners, we are able to diagnose and treat a multitude of mental health disorders. We utilize a variety of strategies and techniques to treat the patient as a whole; as we believe treatment for mental health is beyond medication management alone.
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Yvonne Walcott
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, CNS, RN
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30022
I worked as a registered nurse for several years before returning to school for my nurse practitioner degree. As a nurse I gained a wealth of experience understanding the evolving science of medication therapy and its benefits in the healing process. My goal as a nurse practitioner is to utilize all available resources to help individuals cope with their emotions distress and help them understand that as overwhelming as their challenges may be, with help, the turmoil will pass and the events need not be cataclysmic.
I worked as a registered nurse for several years before returning to school for my nurse practitioner degree. As a nurse I gained a wealth of experience understanding the evolving science of medication therapy and its benefits in the healing process. My goal as a nurse practitioner is to utilize all available resources to help individuals cope with their emotions distress and help them understand that as overwhelming as their challenges may be, with help, the turmoil will pass and the events need not be cataclysmic.
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Omoye Ehizuelen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Alpharetta, GA 30004  (Online Only)
Life gets busy, as a working professional, you are doing your best, however things can get pretty overwhelming and you may need some additional support. I am here to help. Accepting new patients 18 and up, anywhere in Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Iowa and New Mexico! I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and alcohol use among working professionals and students.
Life gets busy, as a working professional, you are doing your best, however things can get pretty overwhelming and you may need some additional support. I am here to help. Accepting new patients 18 and up, anywhere in Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Iowa and New Mexico! I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and alcohol use among working professionals and students.
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Katie Coe
Physician Assistant, MPAS, PA-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Katie is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in an integrative approach to treating psychiatric disorders. Katie believes in a more compassionate, in-depth approach to mental health and overall well-being. Using an evidence-based approach, she believes in a combination of integrative medicine and conventional medicine. She focuses on nutrition, exercise, and mind-body practices to help heal the whole person rather than strictly treating symptoms. She has a special interest in women who are peripartum and postpartum.
Katie is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in an integrative approach to treating psychiatric disorders. Katie believes in a more compassionate, in-depth approach to mental health and overall well-being. Using an evidence-based approach, she believes in a combination of integrative medicine and conventional medicine. She focuses on nutrition, exercise, and mind-body practices to help heal the whole person rather than strictly treating symptoms. She has a special interest in women who are peripartum and postpartum.
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Atlanta Plus ADHD Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Our Psychiatrists treat Depression, Anxiety and ADHD patients across lifespan. They are passionate to provide comprehensive evidence based specialist approach to treatment of ADHD, Depression and Anxiety. We embrace treatment philosophy of personalized care to bring remarkable positive change in professional and personal life of our patients.
Our Psychiatrists treat Depression, Anxiety and ADHD patients across lifespan. They are passionate to provide comprehensive evidence based specialist approach to treatment of ADHD, Depression and Anxiety. We embrace treatment philosophy of personalized care to bring remarkable positive change in professional and personal life of our patients.
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Pat Jones
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHCNS-, BC
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30004
I am expert in helping people change negative behaviors Also help with stress management and effective timely coping measures to live life more fully. I have over 25 years experience in mental health working with individuals, couples and families. I strongly focus on inner growth and improved life management. I utilize several modalities including insight oriented psychotherapy, behavioral management, hypnosis and medication management. The reviews on my web site www.aliveinthe.moment.com describe my patient's experiences with my work. I am also a Wellness Coach with Execuliv, a high level executive coaching business.
I am expert in helping people change negative behaviors Also help with stress management and effective timely coping measures to live life more fully. I have over 25 years experience in mental health working with individuals, couples and families. I strongly focus on inner growth and improved life management. I utilize several modalities including insight oriented psychotherapy, behavioral management, hypnosis and medication management. The reviews on my web site www.aliveinthe.moment.com describe my patient's experiences with my work. I am also a Wellness Coach with Execuliv, a high level executive coaching business.
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Lakia Davis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30005
I developed a passion for caring for others at a very young age and knew very early on in life that I wanted to be a healthcare provider. I have experience as a medical/surgical nurse and also have many years of experience as a critical care nurse. However, throughout my years of nursing, I developed a love for psychiatry and decided to pursue an advanced nursing degree specializing in psychiatry. I truly enjoy helping people feel better mentally, physically, and emotionally.
I developed a passion for caring for others at a very young age and knew very early on in life that I wanted to be a healthcare provider. I have experience as a medical/surgical nurse and also have many years of experience as a critical care nurse. However, throughout my years of nursing, I developed a love for psychiatry and decided to pursue an advanced nursing degree specializing in psychiatry. I truly enjoy helping people feel better mentally, physically, and emotionally.
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Shahnaz Mulla
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30009
I graduated as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2021. I’ve also worked as a mental health nurse at a psychiatric facility for more than 13 years. I’m skilled in diagnosing psychiatric illnesses, initiating and management of psychiatric medications in patients across the lifespan.
I graduated as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2021. I’ve also worked as a mental health nurse at a psychiatric facility for more than 13 years. I’m skilled in diagnosing psychiatric illnesses, initiating and management of psychiatric medications in patients across the lifespan.
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Adventist Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30004
My name is Dr. Pristella. Ohanaja, DNP, PMHNP-BC and FNP-C, licensed to provide services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families.
My name is Dr. Pristella. Ohanaja, DNP, PMHNP-BC and FNP-C, licensed to provide services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families.
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Elevated Mental Health and Wellness center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alpharetta, GA 30004  (Online Only)
We are a Mental Health Practice with a great passion for comprehensive and patient centered care. As psychiatric Nurse practitioners, we are able to diagnose and treat a multitude of mental health disorders. We utilize a variety of strategies and techniques to treat the patient as a whole; as we believe treatment for mental health is beyond medication management alone.
We are a Mental Health Practice with a great passion for comprehensive and patient centered care. As psychiatric Nurse practitioners, we are able to diagnose and treat a multitude of mental health disorders. We utilize a variety of strategies and techniques to treat the patient as a whole; as we believe treatment for mental health is beyond medication management alone.
(470) 516-2300 View (470) 516-2300
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Amelia Mathew
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30009
I have a special interest and training in integrating live style changes and the use of supplements in the overall treatment plan. I believe better mental health is not just isolated to brain health, it involves the body as a whole and emotional resilience.
I have a special interest and training in integrating live style changes and the use of supplements in the overall treatment plan. I believe better mental health is not just isolated to brain health, it involves the body as a whole and emotional resilience.
(770) 766-3731 View (770) 766-3731
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MD Psychiatry Clinic
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Alpharetta, GA 30022
My long standing passion for working with children, adolescents and young adults, which allow me to develop and grow long-term relationships with patients and their families.Among the many groups of children with whom I have had the pleasure of working particularly is children/adolescents with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder .
My long standing passion for working with children, adolescents and young adults, which allow me to develop and grow long-term relationships with patients and their families.Among the many groups of children with whom I have had the pleasure of working particularly is children/adolescents with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder .
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Number of Psychiatrists in Alpharetta, GA

50+

Average cost per session

$155

Psychiatrists in Alpharetta, GA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Medication Management
70% ADHD
70% Bipolar Disorder
57% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
71% Humana

How Psychiatrists in Alpharetta, GA see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Alpharetta?

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.