Psychiatrists in Ada County, ID

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Photo of Paige Thacker, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Paige Thacker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified
Boise, ID 83705  (Online Only)
There is nothing worse than hearing that alarm clock day in and out, only to wake up feeling like you didn’t sleep at all. All the thoughts begin to flood in, your “to-do’s”, this or that meeting or appointment. You haven’t even made it out the door before feeling completely overwhelmed, defeated, or maybe even hopeless. Depressed, anxious, moody, or irritable may be words that describe how you’re feeling; perhaps your loved ones have said similar things. I have helped countless others like yourself, and I am confident that together we can get you feeling better. I treat a wide range of mental health disorders adolescents and adults
There is nothing worse than hearing that alarm clock day in and out, only to wake up feeling like you didn’t sleep at all. All the thoughts begin to flood in, your “to-do’s”, this or that meeting or appointment. You haven’t even made it out the door before feeling completely overwhelmed, defeated, or maybe even hopeless. Depressed, anxious, moody, or irritable may be words that describe how you’re feeling; perhaps your loved ones have said similar things. I have helped countless others like yourself, and I am confident that together we can get you feeling better. I treat a wide range of mental health disorders adolescents and adults
(208) 607-3709 View (208) 607-3709
Photo of Elisa M Salazar, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Elisa M Salazar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Boise, ID 83706
I am a board-certified Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am experienced assessing and treating patients age 16-65 for a variety of psychiatric conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and psychotic disorders. I have additional experience in treating late adolescents and young adults (age 16-25) in first onset of psychosis and other mental illness.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am experienced assessing and treating patients age 16-65 for a variety of psychiatric conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and psychotic disorders. I have additional experience in treating late adolescents and young adults (age 16-25) in first onset of psychosis and other mental illness.
(208) 408-1512 View (208) 408-1512
Photo of Kathryn Werner, Physician Assistant in Ada County, ID
Kathryn Werner
Physician Assistant, PA-C, MPAS, CAQ
Verified
6 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83705  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with depression, insomnia or anxiety? Have you been diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, or Bipolar disorder? Or maybe you don't know exactly what's going on, but you know something is definitely off. You desperately want to get to the bottom of what's going on and get back to feeling like your self ASAP. Or maybe you're just tired of feeling like your providers don't really get you or your needs, and you're ready to work with someone who truly cares about the entire picture and not just prescribing meds.
Do you struggle with depression, insomnia or anxiety? Have you been diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, or Bipolar disorder? Or maybe you don't know exactly what's going on, but you know something is definitely off. You desperately want to get to the bottom of what's going on and get back to feeling like your self ASAP. Or maybe you're just tired of feeling like your providers don't really get you or your needs, and you're ready to work with someone who truly cares about the entire picture and not just prescribing meds.
(208) 271-9557 View (208) 271-9557
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Wellspring Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Eagle, ID 83616
At Wellspring, we provide a holistic focus to care by incorporating psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, and prescribing mental health medications if indicated, for adults, adolescents, and school-aged children. With a humanistic approach, we encourage clients to actively participate in treatment decisions while providing a safe, supportive environment in order for clients to feel comfortable asking questions, addressing concerns and resolving conflicts.
At Wellspring, we provide a holistic focus to care by incorporating psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, and prescribing mental health medications if indicated, for adults, adolescents, and school-aged children. With a humanistic approach, we encourage clients to actively participate in treatment decisions while providing a safe, supportive environment in order for clients to feel comfortable asking questions, addressing concerns and resolving conflicts.
(208) 537-2186 View (208) 537-2186
Photo of Stephan France , Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Stephan France
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified
Boise, ID 83702
The Benefits of Developing Mental Health Resilience: Improved coping mechanisms to reduce stress while pursuing life goals: Better equipped to handle difficult situations and bounce back from setbacks. Improve your mental health: Building mental health resilience can help protect against the development of mental health disrupters, such as intense anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Individuals that practice resilient mental health tend to have a greater sense of well-being and life satisfaction. Same-week appointments are available! resilienthealthpsychiatry.com
The Benefits of Developing Mental Health Resilience: Improved coping mechanisms to reduce stress while pursuing life goals: Better equipped to handle difficult situations and bounce back from setbacks. Improve your mental health: Building mental health resilience can help protect against the development of mental health disrupters, such as intense anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Individuals that practice resilient mental health tend to have a greater sense of well-being and life satisfaction. Same-week appointments are available! resilienthealthpsychiatry.com
(208) 856-6742 View (208) 856-6742
Photo of Elisha Ross, Physician Assistant in Ada County, ID
Elisha Ross
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, ID 83646
We haven’t met yet, but when we do, please trust that you are in good hands. It is my absolute pleasure to assist in your care. Whether you are new to mental health or you’ve been working on improving yourself for a while, it is my mission to help you achieve mental clarity, inner peace, and overall happiness. Although my training is in general psychiatry, addiction recovery, and psychotherapy, our work together will cover all aspects of your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.
We haven’t met yet, but when we do, please trust that you are in good hands. It is my absolute pleasure to assist in your care. Whether you are new to mental health or you’ve been working on improving yourself for a while, it is my mission to help you achieve mental clarity, inner peace, and overall happiness. Although my training is in general psychiatry, addiction recovery, and psychotherapy, our work together will cover all aspects of your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.
(208) 271-3257 View (208) 271-3257
Photo of John Carr, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
John Carr
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Meridian, ID 83642
Mental health problems can come out of nowhere or build slowly over time. They can cause major disruptions in life or persistently make every day more difficult to get through. As a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I will help you to create a plan to understand and manage those problems.
Mental health problems can come out of nowhere or build slowly over time. They can cause major disruptions in life or persistently make every day more difficult to get through. As a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I will help you to create a plan to understand and manage those problems.
(208) 271-8341 View (208) 271-8341
Photo of Matt Ackley, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Matt Ackley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Meridian, ID 83642
Matt Ackley is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in critical care and behavioral health settings. With a critical care and ICU nursing background, he possesses a unique perspective on the intersection of physical and mental health. Matt's experience working in psychiatric/behavioral facilities has allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of mental health conditions. He is dedicated to providing compassionate and evidence-based care to patients, specializing in clients 12 and older, who are struggling with mental health challenges.
Matt Ackley is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in critical care and behavioral health settings. With a critical care and ICU nursing background, he possesses a unique perspective on the intersection of physical and mental health. Matt's experience working in psychiatric/behavioral facilities has allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of mental health conditions. He is dedicated to providing compassionate and evidence-based care to patients, specializing in clients 12 and older, who are struggling with mental health challenges.
(208) 907-3920 View (208) 907-3920
Photo of Dawn Locey, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Dawn Locey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Meridian, ID 83642
My philosophy in nursing and psychiatry is to meet you where you are in your mental health journey and try to understand what brought you to where you are. I want to work with you and help you meet your mental health goals so you can live your best life. My goal is to use evidence-based and best practice to guide treatment and decision to support you and your own personal aspirations. By providing a safe and judgment free environment, you can start to grow and become your best you.
My philosophy in nursing and psychiatry is to meet you where you are in your mental health journey and try to understand what brought you to where you are. I want to work with you and help you meet your mental health goals so you can live your best life. My goal is to use evidence-based and best practice to guide treatment and decision to support you and your own personal aspirations. By providing a safe and judgment free environment, you can start to grow and become your best you.
(208) 745-3154 View (208) 745-3154
Photo of Steven K Elrod, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Steven K Elrod
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Meridian, ID 83646  (Online Only)
Do you need Medication or Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Anger, PTSD, Sleep? A Comprehensive Mental Health Evaluation and Research Approved Treatment options including medication and psychotherapy can put you Back on the Path to Recovery!
Do you need Medication or Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Anger, PTSD, Sleep? A Comprehensive Mental Health Evaluation and Research Approved Treatment options including medication and psychotherapy can put you Back on the Path to Recovery!
(208) 886-1976 View (208) 886-1976
Photo of Davonna Wilson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Davonna Wilson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing overwhelming negative emotions? Sadness, worry, shame, or guilt? You know you are ready for a change but you are unsure of how to start feeling better. Clients come to me looking for a provider who can offer a safe space to overcome individual challenges. Sessions with me will involve a true connection, this is my favorite part of working in mental health. I will earn your trust and together, we will develop a treatment plan that propels you towards wellness. As a nurse practitioner trained in both physical and mental health, your treatment plan will include personalized care for your whole being.
Are you experiencing overwhelming negative emotions? Sadness, worry, shame, or guilt? You know you are ready for a change but you are unsure of how to start feeling better. Clients come to me looking for a provider who can offer a safe space to overcome individual challenges. Sessions with me will involve a true connection, this is my favorite part of working in mental health. I will earn your trust and together, we will develop a treatment plan that propels you towards wellness. As a nurse practitioner trained in both physical and mental health, your treatment plan will include personalized care for your whole being.
(208) 914-6756 View (208) 914-6756
Photo of Sean Haggerty, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Sean Haggerty
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Meridian, ID 83642
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a deep-rooted passion for helping individuals navigate their mental health journeys. My approach to care is person-centered, meaning that I prioritize the individual needs, preferences, and values of each client. I believe that every person is unique and that their treatment should reflect this individuality. Therefore, I work diligently to develop a treatment plan that fits the specific needs of each client, ensuring that they receive the most effective and personalized care possible. Your mental health is a priority to me.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a deep-rooted passion for helping individuals navigate their mental health journeys. My approach to care is person-centered, meaning that I prioritize the individual needs, preferences, and values of each client. I believe that every person is unique and that their treatment should reflect this individuality. Therefore, I work diligently to develop a treatment plan that fits the specific needs of each client, ensuring that they receive the most effective and personalized care possible. Your mental health is a priority to me.
(208) 428-5804 View (208) 428-5804
Photo of Mind and Body Medicine, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Mind and Body Medicine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Verified
Boise, ID 83706  (Online Only)
Dr. Tamara McDonald is board certified in both psychiatry and family medicine. After earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice/Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP/FNP) degree, she completed a year long post-graduate Adult Gerontology Primary Care Residency. She then went on to complete her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) post-graduate certification. Her medical background provides a comprehensive understanding of how mental health affects both the mind and the body. She opened Mind and Body Medicine to help others discover their path to better health.
Dr. Tamara McDonald is board certified in both psychiatry and family medicine. After earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice/Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP/FNP) degree, she completed a year long post-graduate Adult Gerontology Primary Care Residency. She then went on to complete her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) post-graduate certification. Her medical background provides a comprehensive understanding of how mental health affects both the mind and the body. She opened Mind and Body Medicine to help others discover their path to better health.
(208) 886-1959 View (208) 886-1959
Photo of Laura Ross, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Laura Ross
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83704
Telemed appointments are available. I am a board-certified Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner treating patients over lifespan, child, adolescent/teen, adult and geriatric. My treatment approach is evidence based and collaborative. I like to meet you where you are. Each person has their own unique needs and background and, that is where I start. By using medications and non-med options, my patients have a variety of treatment modalities to choose from. I am here to help guide you back to “the real you”.
Telemed appointments are available. I am a board-certified Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner treating patients over lifespan, child, adolescent/teen, adult and geriatric. My treatment approach is evidence based and collaborative. I like to meet you where you are. Each person has their own unique needs and background and, that is where I start. By using medications and non-med options, my patients have a variety of treatment modalities to choose from. I am here to help guide you back to “the real you”.
(208) 203-7722 View (208) 203-7722
Photo of Hope Mental Health, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Hope Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHCNS
Verified
Boise, ID 83706
Hi, I'm Satu Woodland and am the Clinic Owner and Clinician at Hope Mental Health. We are a mental health clinic providing psych evals, med management and psychotherapy. When you schedule with me, you will be signing up for a team. We have PMHNP interns that work with me. An intern will take your medical history and psychiatric history, then bring me in and together weI will create the treatment plan. On subsequent visits, you will see the intern and he/she will bring me on when the medication and/or treatment plan needs to be changed. All of us provide Integrative Psychiatry using the most recent medications and supplements.
Hi, I'm Satu Woodland and am the Clinic Owner and Clinician at Hope Mental Health. We are a mental health clinic providing psych evals, med management and psychotherapy. When you schedule with me, you will be signing up for a team. We have PMHNP interns that work with me. An intern will take your medical history and psychiatric history, then bring me in and together weI will create the treatment plan. On subsequent visits, you will see the intern and he/she will bring me on when the medication and/or treatment plan needs to be changed. All of us provide Integrative Psychiatry using the most recent medications and supplements.
(208) 925-1735 View (208) 925-1735
Photo of Tauna Young, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Tauna Young
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C
Verified
Boise, ID 83704
I am passionate about helping people achieve “total health” by assisting them to honor the connection between the emotional and physical impacts of all of life’s experiences. I believe that as a healthcare provider who is passionate about promoting total health, it is my duty and honor to provide a safe, judgement-free zone where patients can discuss their mental health concerns in a positive environment.
I am passionate about helping people achieve “total health” by assisting them to honor the connection between the emotional and physical impacts of all of life’s experiences. I believe that as a healthcare provider who is passionate about promoting total health, it is my duty and honor to provide a safe, judgement-free zone where patients can discuss their mental health concerns in a positive environment.
(986) 234-2679 View (986) 234-2679
Photo of Healthy Mind Behavioral Health Clinic, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Healthy Mind Behavioral Health Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83704
We are now offering medication management services through telehealth & inperson. Please contact us to learn more and see if you qualify.
We are now offering medication management services through telehealth & inperson. Please contact us to learn more and see if you qualify.
(208) 494-6005 View (208) 494-6005
Photo of Brig Panther, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Brig Panther
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, DNP
Verified
Boise, ID 83706
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with a variety of mental health concerns. I am passionate about mental health and firmly believe that working with vulnerable populations is my purpose. Although my focus is medication management, I believe improving mental health involves a holistic approach that addresses multiple lifestyle factors. I take pride in being a good listener. I genuinely want to understand where my patients come from so that I can develop a treatment plan that is evidence-based, holistic, and targeted to meet individual needs.
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with a variety of mental health concerns. I am passionate about mental health and firmly believe that working with vulnerable populations is my purpose. Although my focus is medication management, I believe improving mental health involves a holistic approach that addresses multiple lifestyle factors. I take pride in being a good listener. I genuinely want to understand where my patients come from so that I can develop a treatment plan that is evidence-based, holistic, and targeted to meet individual needs.
(208) 544-4478 View (208) 544-4478
Photo of Ryan Shackelford, Psychiatrist in Ada County, ID
Ryan Shackelford
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83705
Are you suffering with depression and/or anxiety? Have medications not been enough? Are you feeling stuck or keep hitting the same barriers in life? Difficulty in your relationships? Do you want to work in an accelerated and intensive manner with a knowledgeable and supportive therapist? If any of this is true or you have any range of emotional issues you need help with then please call me for help.
Are you suffering with depression and/or anxiety? Have medications not been enough? Are you feeling stuck or keep hitting the same barriers in life? Difficulty in your relationships? Do you want to work in an accelerated and intensive manner with a knowledgeable and supportive therapist? If any of this is true or you have any range of emotional issues you need help with then please call me for help.
(208) 427-3308 View (208) 427-3308
Photo of Michelle L. Chin, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ada County, ID
Michelle L. Chin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C, MSN, BSN
Verified
Boise, ID 83714
**Currently Accepting New Patients** "Listen to your patient, and 80% of the time, they will tell you what they need" (Former professor at Gonzaga University). I am a family nurse practitioner (FNP-C) specializing in medication management. I approach ALL patients as individuals and strive to minimize medications in an effort to maximize their overall health.
**Currently Accepting New Patients** "Listen to your patient, and 80% of the time, they will tell you what they need" (Former professor at Gonzaga University). I am a family nurse practitioner (FNP-C) specializing in medication management. I approach ALL patients as individuals and strive to minimize medications in an effort to maximize their overall health.
(208) 268-6486 View (208) 268-6486

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Number of Psychiatrists in Ada County, ID

70+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in Ada County, ID who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Medication Management
79% Trauma and PTSD
77% Bipolar Disorder
71% ADHD
70% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Cigna and Evernorth
79% Aetna
77% Blue Cross

How Psychiatrists in Ada County, ID see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
34% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Ada County?

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.