Telepsychiatry for Ruston, LA

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Reframing For Life, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, APRN, PMHNP, BC
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 
Ruston, LA 71270
Offers video visits
Photo of Shrieka Ta’Rease Evans, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ruston, LA
Shrieka Ta’Rease Evans
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
(318) 232-6984 
Ruston, LA 71270
Offers video visits

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Online Therapy Psychiatrists
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in Ruston, this list of teletherapists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in Ruston listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.

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.