Telepsychiatry for Buffalo Grove, IL

Photo of Sky Espe, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sky Espe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089  (Online Only)
I believe in creating an accessible and personalized treatment approach, and recognize the value and strengths of the neurodivergent community and the importance of listening to lived experiences.
I believe in creating an accessible and personalized treatment approach, and recognize the value and strengths of the neurodivergent community and the importance of listening to lived experiences.
(847) 429-3507 View (847) 429-3507
Photo of Andrea Fried, APRN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Andrea Fried
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Andrea is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who strives to provide an all-inclusive, safe, and open space for patients across the lifespan. Andrea offers compassionate and comprehensive mental health assessments and medication management visits for adults, adolescents, and children who have a variety of mental health conditions and concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and OCD.
Andrea is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who strives to provide an all-inclusive, safe, and open space for patients across the lifespan. Andrea offers compassionate and comprehensive mental health assessments and medication management visits for adults, adolescents, and children who have a variety of mental health conditions and concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and OCD.
(847) 349-4455 View (847) 349-4455
Photo of Darrin Coulter,  PA-C, Physician Assistant
Darrin Coulter
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
My clients are motivated to improve and I meet them where they are. They prioritize their mental health and are motivated because they understand that there is a better path forward. Every session we work together to create a new path toward healing.
My clients are motivated to improve and I meet them where they are. They prioritize their mental health and are motivated because they understand that there is a better path forward. Every session we work together to create a new path toward healing.
(847) 796-8607 View (847) 796-8607
Photo of Anna M Phillips,  PA-C, Physician Assistant
Anna M Phillips
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
My clients are looking for medication management, but also are motivated to work towards better life choices. We will collaborate to find ways to start or continue your healing journey and move towards an enrichment journey.
My clients are looking for medication management, but also are motivated to work towards better life choices. We will collaborate to find ways to start or continue your healing journey and move towards an enrichment journey.
(847) 686-3254 View (847) 686-3254
Photo of Eric Martinez, FNP-BC, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Eric Martinez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
I'm Eric Martinez, a seasoned family nurse practitioner with a passion for holistic patient care. Over the years, I've dedicated myself to enhancing my expertise, transitioning to specialize in mental health as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. My journey has been driven by a desire to address the multifaceted needs of my patients, recognizing that true well-being encompasses both physical and mental health. In my practice, I strive to empower individuals to make meaningful changes in their lives.
I'm Eric Martinez, a seasoned family nurse practitioner with a passion for holistic patient care. Over the years, I've dedicated myself to enhancing my expertise, transitioning to specialize in mental health as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. My journey has been driven by a desire to address the multifaceted needs of my patients, recognizing that true well-being encompasses both physical and mental health. In my practice, I strive to empower individuals to make meaningful changes in their lives.
(708) 859-7031 View (708) 859-7031
Photo of Paul Berkowitz, MD, FACLP, FAPA, Psychiatrist
Paul Berkowitz
Psychiatrist, MD, FACLP, FAPA
Verified Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
I am a double board certified psychiatrist (general psychiatry and consultation-liaison pyschiatry) with 23 years of experience providing psychiatric care in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I see adult patients to address a number of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and OCD.
I am a double board certified psychiatrist (general psychiatry and consultation-liaison pyschiatry) with 23 years of experience providing psychiatric care in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I see adult patients to address a number of psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and OCD.
(847) 865-9054 View (847) 865-9054

Online Psychiatrists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.