Psychiatrists in Dacula, GA

Photo of Dr. Ann Marie Buchanan-Cummings - Welina Psychiatric Health Services, LLC, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Welina Psychiatric Health Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Dacula, GA 30019  (Online Only)
VIRTUAL appointments in CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, NM, NY, UT, VT, WA, OR, MD, IA, & MT. Dr. Ann Marie Buchanan-Cummings is a doctoral prepared, board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with 18 years of experience in the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Dr. Buchanan-Cummings earned a BS in Nursing from the College of New Rochelle, NY, a Master of Science in Nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina. Our prescriber can prescribe all medications excluding Controlled Substances such as Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Ritalin, Adderall, and others in some states.
VIRTUAL appointments in CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, NM, NY, UT, VT, WA, OR, MD, IA, & MT. Dr. Ann Marie Buchanan-Cummings is a doctoral prepared, board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with 18 years of experience in the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Dr. Buchanan-Cummings earned a BS in Nursing from the College of New Rochelle, NY, a Master of Science in Nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina. Our prescriber can prescribe all medications excluding Controlled Substances such as Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Ritalin, Adderall, and others in some states.
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Photo of Cinandra Sweatman, DNP, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Cinandra Sweatman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Dacula, GA 30019  (Online Only)
Cinandra is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) specializing in a variety of disorders including anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorder, and behavioral disturbance. Cinandra's primary goal is to establish relationships with her patients that are both empowering as well as educational. Cinandra treats both adolescents as well as adults, covering the various issues experienced across the lifespan. Her role as a PMHNP is a multifaceted one, in which Cinandra works as an advocate, educator, and collaborator.
Cinandra is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) specializing in a variety of disorders including anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorder, and behavioral disturbance. Cinandra's primary goal is to establish relationships with her patients that are both empowering as well as educational. Cinandra treats both adolescents as well as adults, covering the various issues experienced across the lifespan. Her role as a PMHNP is a multifaceted one, in which Cinandra works as an advocate, educator, and collaborator.
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Photo of Debra D Harvey Stewart - JS Healthcare, LLC, MHA, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
JS Healthcare, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MHA, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dacula, GA 30019
Same or Next Day appointments available. Our experienced mental health professionals work closely with you to find the most effective medication plan. Regular follow-ups, whether in person or via telehealth, ensure your treatment is continuously optimized for your well-being. For those requiring injectable medications, we provide a safe and comfortable setting for administration. Our licensed therapists offer individual and family therapy sessions. We address a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. Our therapeutic approaches are evidence-based. Call Today!
Same or Next Day appointments available. Our experienced mental health professionals work closely with you to find the most effective medication plan. Regular follow-ups, whether in person or via telehealth, ensure your treatment is continuously optimized for your well-being. For those requiring injectable medications, we provide a safe and comfortable setting for administration. Our licensed therapists offer individual and family therapy sessions. We address a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. Our therapeutic approaches are evidence-based. Call Today!
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Photo of Shakera Kathleen Snelling, PMHNP, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Shakera Kathleen Snelling
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
23 Endorsed
Dacula, GA 30019
Hello! You’re seeking help because it is needed. That’s huge! Many people don’t seek treatment or therapy but you’re already on this path. Some folks don’t find the path. You’ve got some idea of what you need and are ready for someone to be along with you on this journey. We both know humans succeed in a team not so much when we are alone. First, give yourself credit because it takes a lot of courage to not do things alone and to be willing to open up to someone you do not know. Your courage is where our journey together starts. It would be an honor to be a part of your team in life, for life!
Hello! You’re seeking help because it is needed. That’s huge! Many people don’t seek treatment or therapy but you’re already on this path. Some folks don’t find the path. You’ve got some idea of what you need and are ready for someone to be along with you on this journey. We both know humans succeed in a team not so much when we are alone. First, give yourself credit because it takes a lot of courage to not do things alone and to be willing to open up to someone you do not know. Your courage is where our journey together starts. It would be an honor to be a part of your team in life, for life!
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Hope & Faith Wellness Clinic
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Dacula, GA 30019  (Online Only)
The ultimate goal of patients with mental illness and substance abuse is to achieve the optimal level of their functionality. My practice aims at helping patients achieve their goals by promoting comprehensive care focusing on the whole person at all ages and stages of life. Providing a caring and compassionate care is paramount to our practice. I am a Licensed Psychiatrist with over 20 years experience & the Medical Director of Hope & Faith Wellness Clinic. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Clark Atlanta University & my Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN.
The ultimate goal of patients with mental illness and substance abuse is to achieve the optimal level of their functionality. My practice aims at helping patients achieve their goals by promoting comprehensive care focusing on the whole person at all ages and stages of life. Providing a caring and compassionate care is paramount to our practice. I am a Licensed Psychiatrist with over 20 years experience & the Medical Director of Hope & Faith Wellness Clinic. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Clark Atlanta University & my Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN.
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Photo of Joanne Patterson - Dr Joanne Psychiatry NP, DNP, PMHNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr Joanne Psychiatry NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Dacula, GA 30019  (Online Only)
We are always accepting new patients! Patients can self schedule at drjoannepsychiatry.com/book-now. Dr. Patterson offers modern, quality mental health treatment using a secure telepsychiatry platform. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she believes that the most important aspect of care is listening to the client's unique story. Dr. Patterson will assess your genetics, reproductive hormonal events, as well as life events/stressors and responses to them. Dr. Patterson also specializes in child and adolescent mental health.
We are always accepting new patients! Patients can self schedule at drjoannepsychiatry.com/book-now. Dr. Patterson offers modern, quality mental health treatment using a secure telepsychiatry platform. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she believes that the most important aspect of care is listening to the client's unique story. Dr. Patterson will assess your genetics, reproductive hormonal events, as well as life events/stressors and responses to them. Dr. Patterson also specializes in child and adolescent mental health.
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Photo of Clara Huff - Visionary Behavioral Health Services, LLC, MSN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Visionary Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winder, GA 30680
It is my pleasure and divine intervention to work with individuals in the community that have dealt with disparities in care for treatment of mental health disorders, substance abuse treatment, and struggles with addiction. I want to revolutionize the way mental health care is delivered, and provide each individual with an exceptional experience. I am a licensed prescriber in the State of Georgia, some of the conditions I treat are, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD. Currently offering, initiation of medication therapy, medication management, MAT, and Psychotherapy.
It is my pleasure and divine intervention to work with individuals in the community that have dealt with disparities in care for treatment of mental health disorders, substance abuse treatment, and struggles with addiction. I want to revolutionize the way mental health care is delivered, and provide each individual with an exceptional experience. I am a licensed prescriber in the State of Georgia, some of the conditions I treat are, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD. Currently offering, initiation of medication therapy, medication management, MAT, and Psychotherapy.
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Photo of Deborah Obinwa - Deborah Obinwa @ Psychiatric and Wellness Connect , PMHNP, APRN, MSN, MHA, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Deborah Obinwa @ Psychiatric and Wellness Connect
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN, MSN, MHA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, GA 30046  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified PMHNP, and I am currently accepting new patients virtually in GA, WA, & FL. I treat patients across the lifespan with a greater emphasis on adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. At Psychiatric and Wellness Connect, our mission is to empower individuals and families on their journey to mental wellness by providing evidence-based, compassionate, and personalized psychiatric care, fostering resilience, and promoting a holistic approach to mental well-being. Some of the conditions I treat include Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar, psychosis, Substance Use, and Sleep Disorders.
I am a board-certified PMHNP, and I am currently accepting new patients virtually in GA, WA, & FL. I treat patients across the lifespan with a greater emphasis on adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. At Psychiatric and Wellness Connect, our mission is to empower individuals and families on their journey to mental wellness by providing evidence-based, compassionate, and personalized psychiatric care, fostering resilience, and promoting a holistic approach to mental well-being. Some of the conditions I treat include Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar, psychosis, Substance Use, and Sleep Disorders.
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Photo of Dr. Diana Woodall, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Diana Woodall
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, GA 30043  (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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Photo of Marva Calder, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Marva Calder
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30043  (Online Only)
Marva Calder is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 22 years of experience. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other conditions in adults and seniors.
Marva Calder is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 22 years of experience. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other conditions in adults and seniors.
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Photo of Dr. Diana Jubilee Awuah, DNP, PMNP-BC, FNP-C, CME, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Diana Jubilee Awuah
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMNP-BC, FNP-C, CME
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30046  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Dr. Diana Jubilee Awuah. I am the founder of Jubilee Healthcare Providers LLC. I have over 11 years of combined experience as a healthcare provider. Do you feel pulled in many directions and unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work, and health? Are you feeling lost? I help men, women, and children who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, and other mental health problems to finally get a breakthrough so they can reclaim their joy, restore their confidence, and improve their overall health. Together, we can identify what is not working and get you back to balance.
Hi there, I'm Dr. Diana Jubilee Awuah. I am the founder of Jubilee Healthcare Providers LLC. I have over 11 years of combined experience as a healthcare provider. Do you feel pulled in many directions and unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work, and health? Are you feeling lost? I help men, women, and children who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, and other mental health problems to finally get a breakthrough so they can reclaim their joy, restore their confidence, and improve their overall health. Together, we can identify what is not working and get you back to balance.
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Photo of Gifty Ntiamoah, APRN, FNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Gifty Ntiamoah
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30046  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Gifty Ntiamoah, a dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialized in depression, anxiety and weight loss. With years of experience, I've had the privilege of providing comprehensive care to individuals across all stages of life—from the vibrant energy of children to the rich wisdom of our elders. My journey in healthcare has been diverse, allowing me to hone my skills in both primary and behavioral health.
Welcome! I'm Gifty Ntiamoah, a dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner and Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialized in depression, anxiety and weight loss. With years of experience, I've had the privilege of providing comprehensive care to individuals across all stages of life—from the vibrant energy of children to the rich wisdom of our elders. My journey in healthcare has been diverse, allowing me to hone my skills in both primary and behavioral health.
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Photo of Valentina Asamaigor, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Valentina Asamaigor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Valentina Asamaigor is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2021. She is a graduate of Walden University, South University, and Herzing University. She earned an MSN and specialized in Psychiatry. Valentina believes in providing care with a premier focus on safety. In her spare time, Valentina enjoys outdoor activities, especially gardening and hiking.
Valentina Asamaigor is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2021. She is a graduate of Walden University, South University, and Herzing University. She earned an MSN and specialized in Psychiatry. Valentina believes in providing care with a premier focus on safety. In her spare time, Valentina enjoys outdoor activities, especially gardening and hiking.
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David Klein
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Dr. Klein is a proponent of the biological-psychological-social model to well-being and provides adult patients with comprehensive psychiatric care including general consultations, initial psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy. Treatment is available for issues including, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia and psychiatric issues due to medical conditions. In Dr. Klein's spare time, he enjoys reading, running, and playing video games. Originally from the mid-west, he relocated to escape the winter weather.
Dr. Klein is a proponent of the biological-psychological-social model to well-being and provides adult patients with comprehensive psychiatric care including general consultations, initial psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy. Treatment is available for issues including, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia and psychiatric issues due to medical conditions. In Dr. Klein's spare time, he enjoys reading, running, and playing video games. Originally from the mid-west, he relocated to escape the winter weather.
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Photo of Dr. Chasity J Carswell, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Chasity J Carswell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Dr. Chasity J. Carswell is a double board certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner with over 9 years of experience. She is the founder and owner of Collaborating Minds LLC. Dr. Chasity received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner in May 2014. She then went on to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in August 2019. Dr. Chasity has worked in a variety of settings to include outpatient, inpatient crisis stabilization units, substance abuse detoxification and psychiatric consult liaison.
Dr. Chasity J. Carswell is a double board certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner with over 9 years of experience. She is the founder and owner of Collaborating Minds LLC. Dr. Chasity received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner in May 2014. She then went on to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in August 2019. Dr. Chasity has worked in a variety of settings to include outpatient, inpatient crisis stabilization units, substance abuse detoxification and psychiatric consult liaison.
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Photo of Lori Darnelle Lewis - Manifesting Minds, LLC, PMHNP, APRN, MSN, MBA, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Manifesting Minds, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN, MSN, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceville, GA 30043  (Online Only)
I am Lori Lewis, a dedicated Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. For years, I have been committed to making a difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health challenges. With a diverse background in healthcare, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to my practice. My decision to specialize in mental health nursing came after a personal experience that transformed my life. As a survivor of sexual assault, I spent years running away from my own mental health struggles. As a mental health advocate, I strongly believe the significance of facing your fears while allowing yourself grace.
I am Lori Lewis, a dedicated Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. For years, I have been committed to making a difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health challenges. With a diverse background in healthcare, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to my practice. My decision to specialize in mental health nursing came after a personal experience that transformed my life. As a survivor of sexual assault, I spent years running away from my own mental health struggles. As a mental health advocate, I strongly believe the significance of facing your fears while allowing yourself grace.
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Photo of Evelyn Booker, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Evelyn Booker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30043  (Online Only)
Evelyn Booker is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who specializes in the treatment and management of ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health conditions in adolescents and adults. She looks forward to assisting you to reach your life goals and live your best life.
Evelyn Booker is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who specializes in the treatment and management of ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health conditions in adolescents and adults. She looks forward to assisting you to reach your life goals and live your best life.
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Photo of Karina Lydia, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Karina Lydia
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
I was born and grew up in Indonesia, and I am fluent in both Indonesian and English. I graduated with my BSN degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from the Kennesaw States University in 2014. After receiving my RN license, I worked as a bedside nurse for two different hospitals from 2014-2020. In August 2020, I received MSN degree (Master of Science in Nursing) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I received board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from ANCC in September 2020 and started working for LifeStance Health in December 2020. I work mainly with adults age 18 until 60-year-old.
I was born and grew up in Indonesia, and I am fluent in both Indonesian and English. I graduated with my BSN degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from the Kennesaw States University in 2014. After receiving my RN license, I worked as a bedside nurse for two different hospitals from 2014-2020. In August 2020, I received MSN degree (Master of Science in Nursing) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I received board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from ANCC in September 2020 and started working for LifeStance Health in December 2020. I work mainly with adults age 18 until 60-year-old.
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Dr. Ezinne Kanu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30046  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am happy to be in this wonderful and ever-expanding field of medicine. I am captivated by the exploration of the mental and behavioral factors that contribute to one’s unique makeup. I love this personal approach to medicine, and I hope to bring my love of this field to help as many people as I can.
Hello! I am happy to be in this wonderful and ever-expanding field of medicine. I am captivated by the exploration of the mental and behavioral factors that contribute to one’s unique makeup. I love this personal approach to medicine, and I hope to bring my love of this field to help as many people as I can.
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Photo of Tina Cherry - Cherry Psychiatry, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Cherry Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Suwanee, GA 30024
Tina Cherry MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Nursing Science degree in psychiatric mental health nursing from Walden University. She is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care honoring every individual's unique needs, strengths, and weaknesses. Tina Cherry specializes in providing psychotherapy and medication management services to individuals with psychiatric mental health issues.
Tina Cherry MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Nursing Science degree in psychiatric mental health nursing from Walden University. She is committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care honoring every individual's unique needs, strengths, and weaknesses. Tina Cherry specializes in providing psychotherapy and medication management services to individuals with psychiatric mental health issues.
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Dacula, GA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Dacula, GA who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

26 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Anthem | Elevance

How Psychiatrists in Dacula, GA see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Dacula?

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.