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Reframing For Life, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
I am an ANCC board-certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner with a PhD in Family Nursing Research. I am also a certified autism specialist. My goals are to exceed the expectations for quality care and my desired population foci is assessing and treating pediatric, adolescent, and young adult populations ages 2 to 26 years of age. I have over 25 years of nursing and healthcare experience and 19 years as a nursing professor and leader in higher education.
(318) 239-7713 
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Ruston, LA 71270
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Shrieka Ta’Rease Evans
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
(318) 232-6984 
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Ruston, LA 71270
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Abigail Speights Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, MSN
Verified
Abigail has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, both psychiatric and medical. As an experienced healthcare provider, Abigail utilizes her 8 years of experience to assist her patients in improving their quality of life and decreasing their current symptoms. Abigail provides medication management and support to help identify the root causes of her patient’s current symptoms.  Abigail has developed a referral network with reliable and trusted therapists when ongoing treatment is indicated. Abigail believes that working together as a team is the best approach to gain successful outcomes for her patients.
(318) 558-8303 
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Shreveport, LA 71106
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Charlisa Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified
Hello! I'm a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My practice is focused on empowering individuals and helping them navigate the complexities of life. I believe in building partnerships and creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment. I’m especially committed to providing compassionate, holistic care that is patient centered and based on your unique needs and concerns.
(318) 707-0510 
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Shreveport, LA 71107
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Laura Bates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
I believe in a holistic, individualized approach to mental health treatment. There are no cookie-cutter boxes when it comes to psychiatric diagnoses or treatment plans. I take the time to listen to my patients, so that I am assessing the right problems that are important to them. I believe that it is crucial for the patient and mental healthcare provider to develop trust and healthy communication. The patient can achieve the best results for themselves when they are adequately educated and included in the treatment options.
(318) 225-7130 
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Farmerville, LA 71241
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BlueCross BlueShield Psychiatrists
BlueCross BlueShield insurance provides coverage for behavioral health services in Ruston. BCBS HMO-style plans cover in-network providers while PPO plans provide a benefit that can be applied to either in-network or out-of-network providers. Blue Cross Blue Shield may not require a referral from your primary care practitioner for covered behavioral health services.

Some BCBS Psychiatrists in Ruston only have room for a few insurance slots in their schedule, so it's important to confirm in-network availability when you book your first appointment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are independently owned and community-based healthcare insurers. BCBS is the largest health insurer in the US, covering 110 million members in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 1.7 million health care providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Here’s a link to more information on how insurance works to cover behavioral health benefits.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Ruston 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 Ruston 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 Ruston, 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. Ruston Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.