Psychiatrists in Jeffersonville, IN

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Sarah Schirmer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
I offer psychiatric-mental health evaluations and medication management services to people who are currently in therapy and hopeful that psychotropic medication and other evidence-based strategies might aid in recovery and healing. I work with patients to devise holistic treatment recommendations and plans, offer connection to resources and other clinicians, all the while maintaining focus on patients' strengths, values, and goals. I provide patients with supportive therapy highlighting and reinforcing patients' use of CBT, exposure-based therapy, ACT and relational skills.
(502) 237-1376 
Office is near:
Jeffersonville, IN 47129
Offers video visits

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Jeffersonville 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 Jeffersonville 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 Jeffersonville, 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. Jeffersonville 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 Jeffersonville, 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 Jeffersonville, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Jeffersonville as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Jeffersonville). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.