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Photo of Kammy L Brown, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Chicago, IL
Kammy L Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, MS, PMHNP, FNP
Verified
Verified
Aujah means beautiful. And, here at Aujah Way, we are dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate life to find their own path- a beautiful path- using their inner strengths. Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a certified expert is the best way to put things into perspective. As a committed, professional Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health provider your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority. I’m happy to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve. The Aujah Way.
(708) 419-3436
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Chicago, IL 60607
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Photo of Amber Altidor, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Chicago, IL
Amber Altidor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression at home, at school, at work or socially? Have you become frustrated with not meeting your goals in these settings because of how you're feeling emotionally? Are you experiencing trouble concentrating or sleeping? Are you hoping to develop new coping strategies that support your lifestyle and functioning? I am able to provide medication management with psychotherapy to treat your symptoms so that you can start to or get back to enjoying your life and meeting your goals.
(773) 917-1067
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Chicago, IL 60661
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Elizabeth Wengel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Verified
Verified
Family Nurse Practitioner, Liz Wengel, earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University. With over ten years of experience, Liz has experience with psychiatric evaluations, both in person and telehealth.
(312) 624-6997
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Luke Swift
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, PMHNPBC
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling unwell? Do you feel like you do not have a voice when it comes to your own mental health and wellness? Have you ever felt like your medications are continually increased or new medications added without any improvement in your symptoms? The humanity we share is more important than the mental illness we may not. As a practitioner, I strive to bring focus back to treating you as a whole rather than an isolated disorder. My focus in treatment is to provide a holistically dynamic integration of therapy and medication management with the goal of helping you lead a life unhindered by your mental health.
(312) 766-8451 x2
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Jacqueline Arant
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
I put patients at ease by creating a comfortable, supportive space to address their concerns. I want patients to leave feeling good about the treatment they receive and look forward to returning. Throughout my career, I worked in hospital systems and clinics helping people cope with complex neurological and behavioral conditions. I serve adult clients struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and more.
(872) 704-8521
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Photo of Sarah Tisser, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Chicago, IL
Sarah Tisser
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarah Tisser was born and raised in France and lived in Israel for 10 years. She is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children and adults. She has experience treating all psychiatric disorders, including perinatal mental health: She is PSI certified. Sarah also treats patients with sexual dysfunction due to anxiety and depression, and would adjust medications to avoid sexual side effects. She sees clients aged 6 years and up.
(708) 719-6273
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Chicago, IL 60655
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Jonathan Kolakowski
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Jonathan Kolakowski is an Illinois native who earned his medical degree at The University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his adult psychiatric training at the University of Chicago, where he also obtained additional specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Kolakowski is dedicated to evidence-based diagnostics
(872) 713-5019
Chicago, IL 60613
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Kimberly Lopez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Kimberly Lopez, and I am a psychiatric and family nurse practitioner. I love working with all age groups, from pediatric to geriatric. I have almost two years of experience in the nurse practitioner role, but I have a little over 10 years of critical care nursing before I became a nurse practitioner. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL, where I still reside. I am the first in my family to graduate from college.
(312) 561-9596
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Chicago, IL 60654
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Sahar Eftekhar
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Dr. Eftekhar is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry. She obtained her subspecialist training in Addiction Psychiatry at UCLA in Los Angeles, working at Cedar Sinai Medical Center and the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Eftekhar completed her psychiatric residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Michigan State University.
(312) 663-8104
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Endia Mcdonald
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
Endia McDonald is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who graduated from University of California San Francisco with a post master’s certificate and an MSN degree from DePaul University. She has several years of experience working as a nurse in various emergency department thought Illinois and California; during this time she cared for those with various mental health disorders including Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and many other mental health disorder. Her approach to client care is one that is collaborative and client centered.
(773) 232-5914
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Pooja Patel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified
Verified
I have come across many individuals that are currently going through mental health problems and requires guidance to get help or to be treated. Mental health is as important as other medical issues. Mental health plays an important role in the way we deal with daily life stress, how we relate to others, and the decisions that we make reflects to our daily lives. Without positive mental health, it will be almost impossible to realize your full potential, work productively, make a meaningful contribution to yourself and a family, or handle the stress that comes with life.
(224) 268-0631 x105
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Chicago, IL 60619
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Monica Stout
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-C
Verified
Verified
Accepting new patients: Are you experiencing: mood swings, anxiety, fatigue, suffering from overwhelming work stress, feeling depressed, having sleep difficulties, lack motivation or any other mental health issues? I am dedicated to supporting you in achieving all of your wellness goals. I am a Doctor of Nursing practice dual board-certified Psychiatric mental health and Family nurse practitioner with over 20 years in healthcare, I provide comprehensive evidence-based, holistic healthcare utilizing both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. I believe your treatment is a collaborative effort where your input is essential in creating
(773) 985-2711
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Chicago, IL 60619
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David Banayan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in the empowerment of people through health education and collaborative problem solving. One of my goals as a psychiatrist is to help individuals better understand themselves and their experiences, in the world in which they live. Ultimately, my hope is the help people flourish in their lives, in whatever ways are meaningful to them and to remove the barriers created by psychiatric or psychological illness. I chose psychiatry as a profession because I enjoy working with people, celebrating their victories and being a support during times of difficulty.
(312) 584-2672
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Chicago, IL 60606
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Kalyan N Rao
Psychiatrist, MD
I am a board certified psychiatrist with a specialization in addiction psychiatrist. I collaboratively work with my patients to provide the most personalized care directed toward their overall wellbeing using a holistic approach deploying all the modern tools available including but not limited to medication when appropriate, individual supportive psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing.
(312) 219-9195
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Courtney Potempa
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
Verified
I focused on addiction medicine and mental health in PA school and continue to have a special interest in addressing the root causes of addiction, including PTSD, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I'm excited to grow with Advanced Psych Solutions in making mental health and ketamine easily accessible and acceptable to all who need it.
(773) 557-7203
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Chicago, IL 60603
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Ajit Kalayil
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, MSN
Verified
Verified
Appointments available as soon as 24 hours. Ajit Kalayil is trained to use both medication and talk therapy to treat all psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and perinatal mental health. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of emotional and mental health conditions at his clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Kalayil works with patients from a broad range of backgrounds. He also has a particular interest and experience in LGBTQIA+ issues. All patients are treated equally and in a non-judgemental, warm, and strictly confidential environment.
(773) 692-9070
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Chicago, IL 60613
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Donna Czech
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-BC
Verified
Verified
I have been a nurse practitioner for more than 20 years, but in the last several years, I have found my true passion in psychiatric nursing - and I consider it my calling in life. I feel privileged to hear about my client's personal journey, and their willingness to share their unique story. I am ready to support clients who are struggling with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, as well as struggles with ADHD, OCD, and mild psychosis. I have helped many clients to live happier, more productive lives through a combination of psychiatric medications and therapy.
(312) 376-8537
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Chicago, IL 60607
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Kailee Lenczycki
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Verified
Kailee Lenczycki is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Kailee has experience treating a diverse range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorders, substance use disorders, and more. She understands her patients are dealing with their mental health while trying to fulfill their responsibilities at work and home. Kailee uses a holistic treatment approach, seeking not only to minimize illness, but to maximize wellness.
(872) 278-6412
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Sunshine Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Verified
*****NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS**** Whether you need psychiatric evaluation and treatment for addiction, anxiety, depression, a mood disorder, ADHD, PTSD, or another mental health problem, as your provider, my goal is to help you get the solutions that will let you feel better soon. The belief in giving help with deep caring, and my style of listening, form the soul of my practice today. I see all patients as unique in their own way, and I value the privilege of giving the best care that my private practice in psychiatric medicine can provide.
(708) 367-3780
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Chicago, IL 60612
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Photo of Keith Carter, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Chicago, IL
Keith Carter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN
Verified
Verified
Everyone experiences some form of mental distress throughout their lives, and one must not underestimate the importance of having someone to go to. While it may seem uncomfortable talking about your stressors, this is often the first step towards healing. Balancing what life has to offer should not be done alone. Efforts will be made in collaboration to support you in overcoming these difficulties through a strength-based culturally sensitive approach.
(773) 819-6917
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Chicago, IL 60607
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Chicago is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Chicago Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Chicago has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Chicago, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Chicago Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.

How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in Chicago, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Chicago, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Chicago as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Chicago). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.