Psychiatrists in Bel Air, MD

Photo of Anastasia L Tusa, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bel Air, MD
Anastasia L Tusa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP-P, CRNP-AG
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
Ms. Tusa provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management services to adolescents and adults. Her approach is conservative and evidence-based and she stays current with the latest developments in psychiatry and neuroscience. Research indicates that the best treatment response occurs when medication is combined with therapy, and as a nurse practitioner, she is very comfortable with, and believes strongly in, a multidisciplinary approach.
Ms. Tusa provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management services to adolescents and adults. Her approach is conservative and evidence-based and she stays current with the latest developments in psychiatry and neuroscience. Research indicates that the best treatment response occurs when medication is combined with therapy, and as a nurse practitioner, she is very comfortable with, and believes strongly in, a multidisciplinary approach.
(410) 696-7891 View (410) 696-7891
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Alison Ann McLaughlin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
I have a passion for helping people specifically as related to mental health. I have worked for many years with people of all ages and diagnosis. I started my career working with children but have since expanded to adults and seniors. I treat a variety of psychiatric disorders including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, psychosis and much more.
I have a passion for helping people specifically as related to mental health. I have worked for many years with people of all ages and diagnosis. I started my career working with children but have since expanded to adults and seniors. I treat a variety of psychiatric disorders including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, psychosis and much more.
(410) 638-1900 View (410) 638-1900
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Crescent Behavioral Health Clinic, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
Accepting new patients ages 16-99! Specializes in Anxiety disorder, geriatric psychiatry, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, psychosis, insomnia, etc. Our providers will provide psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and behavioral health needs. We will be working with you so that you can live a fulfilled life. Available for virtual and in person appointments. Evening and some weekends are available for appointments. Fax no. is 443-589-8198.
Accepting new patients ages 16-99! Specializes in Anxiety disorder, geriatric psychiatry, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, psychosis, insomnia, etc. Our providers will provide psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and behavioral health needs. We will be working with you so that you can live a fulfilled life. Available for virtual and in person appointments. Evening and some weekends are available for appointments. Fax no. is 443-589-8198.
(443) 446-4964 View (443) 446-4964
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Christopher McCracken
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
I specialize in adolescent and young adult patients (ages 16 and older), and I treat adult patients of any age. Prospective patients with any mental health need or previous diagnosis are welcome. I practice in the Harford Health & Wellness office in Bel Air, MD. My background includes 6 years of acute inpatient behavioral health experience, where I cared for patients with needs ranging from minor depression to severe mental illness. I have further training and experience in special education (K-12). During my MSN program, I was the recipient of the Excellence in Practice Award for the distinguished delivery of quality patient care.
I specialize in adolescent and young adult patients (ages 16 and older), and I treat adult patients of any age. Prospective patients with any mental health need or previous diagnosis are welcome. I practice in the Harford Health & Wellness office in Bel Air, MD. My background includes 6 years of acute inpatient behavioral health experience, where I cared for patients with needs ranging from minor depression to severe mental illness. I have further training and experience in special education (K-12). During my MSN program, I was the recipient of the Excellence in Practice Award for the distinguished delivery of quality patient care.
(443) 296-5977 View (443) 296-5977
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Harford Health & Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP, CRNP
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
There are many individuals that are suffering today. Many are concerned and uncertain about the present, what the future holds, and overall everyday life. This becomes stressful and very overwhelming which translates to emotional distress which impacts life drastically.
There are many individuals that are suffering today. Many are concerned and uncertain about the present, what the future holds, and overall everyday life. This becomes stressful and very overwhelming which translates to emotional distress which impacts life drastically.
(443) 238-1154 View (443) 238-1154
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Wellness Legacy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** My ideal client is someone who understands that psychiatric illnesses are complex. They come from biological, environmental and genetic stressors that can be very difficult in treating but with time and resolve can hopefully be figured out. It can be a short or lengthy process, but I will never give up in trying to help you achieve your goals and needs. I work with adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of psychiatric symptoms. I believe in providing collaborative care, and would like to involve clients and their families to provide best available treatment.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** My ideal client is someone who understands that psychiatric illnesses are complex. They come from biological, environmental and genetic stressors that can be very difficult in treating but with time and resolve can hopefully be figured out. It can be a short or lengthy process, but I will never give up in trying to help you achieve your goals and needs. I work with adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of psychiatric symptoms. I believe in providing collaborative care, and would like to involve clients and their families to provide best available treatment.
(443) 232-9033 View (443) 232-9033
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Sandra Anoruo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21015
Mental Health and Wellness requires individualized approach. My goal of treatment is to collaborate with the client, identify and improve client's strengths while working with them to identify and work on areas of weakness. There is no magic pill to take away stress, but it’s effect on our mental health can be effectively managed using joint effort. Limitations exist solely within us, we can realize our full potential with adequate support and the right mind-set.
Mental Health and Wellness requires individualized approach. My goal of treatment is to collaborate with the client, identify and improve client's strengths while working with them to identify and work on areas of weakness. There is no magic pill to take away stress, but it’s effect on our mental health can be effectively managed using joint effort. Limitations exist solely within us, we can realize our full potential with adequate support and the right mind-set.
(240) 220-9204 x1001 View (240) 220-9204 x1001
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Favor Mental Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Do you feel hopeless helpless, or as if your life has no purpose? Do you have thoughts that you are not good enough? Are you confused with your life situations? Do you have trouble falling and staying asleep? If this is you, it is important that you realize you are not alone. With over 17 years experience in the healthcare industry, we are happy to help you find the answers, insights and purposes for which you are searching. At Favor Mental Health Services our aim is to work collaboratively with you to find what will work best to resolve the issues which most concern you
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Do you feel hopeless helpless, or as if your life has no purpose? Do you have thoughts that you are not good enough? Are you confused with your life situations? Do you have trouble falling and staying asleep? If this is you, it is important that you realize you are not alone. With over 17 years experience in the healthcare industry, we are happy to help you find the answers, insights and purposes for which you are searching. At Favor Mental Health Services our aim is to work collaboratively with you to find what will work best to resolve the issues which most concern you
(410) 609-9745 View (410) 609-9745
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Deborah Cline
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Deborah but I go by Deb. I have 12 + years of nursing experience and am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who is passionate about providing compassionate client-centered mental health care and medication management.
Hi there! My name is Deborah but I go by Deb. I have 12 + years of nursing experience and am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who is passionate about providing compassionate client-centered mental health care and medication management.
(240) 384-3460 View (240) 384-3460
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Mika Riley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015  (Online Only)
Are you tired of old feelings and patterns getting in the way and preventing you from achieving your goals? Are you ready to work hard and make changes, but you’re not sure where to start? I can help guide you. I work with adolescents and adults who want to take risks and live meaningful lives and are open to looking at past patterns that just aren’t working anymore. I will help you figure out where you want to get to, what is holding you back and how to get there.
Are you tired of old feelings and patterns getting in the way and preventing you from achieving your goals? Are you ready to work hard and make changes, but you’re not sure where to start? I can help guide you. I work with adolescents and adults who want to take risks and live meaningful lives and are open to looking at past patterns that just aren’t working anymore. I will help you figure out where you want to get to, what is holding you back and how to get there.
(443) 339-8983 View (443) 339-8983
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Sikira Mukaila
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
am a dedicated Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has a strong commitment to providing compassionate healthcare services to those experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges. With over 15 years in healthcare, I possess a profound comprehension of mental healthcare and an unwavering commitment to improving the overall well-being of my clients. I have acquired the requisite proficiencies to cultivate meaningful rapport with clients, tailor individualized treatment methodologies, and employ a diverse array of therapeutic modalities, including non-pharmacological interventions such as motivational interviews and meditation.
am a dedicated Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has a strong commitment to providing compassionate healthcare services to those experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges. With over 15 years in healthcare, I possess a profound comprehension of mental healthcare and an unwavering commitment to improving the overall well-being of my clients. I have acquired the requisite proficiencies to cultivate meaningful rapport with clients, tailor individualized treatment methodologies, and employ a diverse array of therapeutic modalities, including non-pharmacological interventions such as motivational interviews and meditation.
(443) 252-8263 View (443) 252-8263
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David Stewart
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
I believe in a holistic and personalized approach to mental health treatment. I provide a broad array of quality psychiatric services, including medication management, substance use services, therapy for individuals, groups, and couples. I am now accepting new clients. Day, evening, and some limited weekend appointments are available.
I believe in a holistic and personalized approach to mental health treatment. I provide a broad array of quality psychiatric services, including medication management, substance use services, therapy for individuals, groups, and couples. I am now accepting new clients. Day, evening, and some limited weekend appointments are available.
(410) 941-3310 View (410) 941-3310
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Thorayia Maraheel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015  (Online Only)
Struggling with your mental health? You're not alone. Let's work together to find the support and solutions you need. I offer empathetic support and evidence-based solutions tailored to your needs. Whether it's medication management or coping strategies, I'm here to guide you toward lasting wellness.
Struggling with your mental health? You're not alone. Let's work together to find the support and solutions you need. I offer empathetic support and evidence-based solutions tailored to your needs. Whether it's medication management or coping strategies, I'm here to guide you toward lasting wellness.
(443) 241-9206 View (443) 241-9206
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Robert Timothy Paine
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
As an osteopathic physician, my clinical approach is truly holistic, carefully considering the individual and families' strengths, areas of concern, and life stressors that have motivated their search for mental health support. My goal is to create a warm, supportive, and collaborative environment for children, adolescents, and adults seeking psychiatric care.
As an osteopathic physician, my clinical approach is truly holistic, carefully considering the individual and families' strengths, areas of concern, and life stressors that have motivated their search for mental health support. My goal is to create a warm, supportive, and collaborative environment for children, adolescents, and adults seeking psychiatric care.
(410) 428-0018 View (410) 428-0018
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Harford Health And Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014
At Harford Health & Wellness, we believe in a holistic and personalized approach to mental health treatment. We provide a broad array of quality psychiatric services, including medication management, substance use services, therapy for individuals, groups, and families.
At Harford Health & Wellness, we believe in a holistic and personalized approach to mental health treatment. We provide a broad array of quality psychiatric services, including medication management, substance use services, therapy for individuals, groups, and families.
(667) 201-6152 View (667) 201-6152
Photo of Wendy Strong, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bel Air, MD
Wendy Strong
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21015
** NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for Medication Management. Wendy is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, to include emergency department and outpatient clinics. Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from Walden University. Wendy has been a nurse for 14 years with most of her experience being in the emergency department taking care of the sickest of mental health patients.
** NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for Medication Management. Wendy is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, to include emergency department and outpatient clinics. Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from Walden University. Wendy has been a nurse for 14 years with most of her experience being in the emergency department taking care of the sickest of mental health patients.
(410) 304-7381 x5827 View (410) 304-7381 x5827
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Barbara Page
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, AGPNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21015  (Online Only)
Let's work together to accomplish the most successful outcome. We can develop and conquer both short-term and long-term goals. Collaboration has proven to be the best approach and key to success.
Let's work together to accomplish the most successful outcome. We can develop and conquer both short-term and long-term goals. Collaboration has proven to be the best approach and key to success.
(410) 304-7016 View (410) 304-7016
Photo of Hina Aamir, Psychiatrist in Bel Air, MD
Hina Aamir
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014
At Aspire Behavioral Health Center , we direct care achieving excellent mental health. I am (Hina Aamir MD) a Board Certified Adult psychiatrist practicing psychiatry and serving Harford county MD, in person and many remote areas of MD through telepsychiatry . I have been part of many esteemed local hospitals and Outpatient practices. I have unique experience of treating mental conditions in collaborative care model, treating as a whole person with Biopsychosocial aspect integration. I have expertise in special care treating Mood disorder, anxiety,PTSD, Neurocognitive disorders, Schizophrenia, Co occurring and all DSM 5 diagnosis.
At Aspire Behavioral Health Center , we direct care achieving excellent mental health. I am (Hina Aamir MD) a Board Certified Adult psychiatrist practicing psychiatry and serving Harford county MD, in person and many remote areas of MD through telepsychiatry . I have been part of many esteemed local hospitals and Outpatient practices. I have unique experience of treating mental conditions in collaborative care model, treating as a whole person with Biopsychosocial aspect integration. I have expertise in special care treating Mood disorder, anxiety,PTSD, Neurocognitive disorders, Schizophrenia, Co occurring and all DSM 5 diagnosis.
(410) 983-6151 View (410) 983-6151
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Dr. Temi Akinpetide
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
Mental health issues are a part of us. This doesn't make you weak, it just makes you human and what's important is that we get help and keep moving forward. Remember, you don't have to hold it all in, you're not alone in this journey. We are here to help, and you can share your experience with us anytime by scheduling a session with us.
Mental health issues are a part of us. This doesn't make you weak, it just makes you human and what's important is that we get help and keep moving forward. Remember, you don't have to hold it all in, you're not alone in this journey. We are here to help, and you can share your experience with us anytime by scheduling a session with us.
(410) 632-6481 View (410) 632-6481
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Nelly Kangethe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bel Air, MD 21014  (Online Only)
Hi there, I am Dr. Nelly. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, and unable to fit in the society? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work, and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I’m ready to help you manage anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and many other health problems to avoid losing the balance in your in your life. Together, we can identify what’s not working and get to back to balance. Will use the whole self-approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body, and spirit.
Hi there, I am Dr. Nelly. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, and unable to fit in the society? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work, and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I’m ready to help you manage anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and many other health problems to avoid losing the balance in your in your life. Together, we can identify what’s not working and get to back to balance. Will use the whole self-approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body, and spirit.
(410) 657-6707 View (410) 657-6707

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Bel Air, MD

40+

Average cost per session

$155

Psychiatrists in Bel Air, MD who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
84% Bipolar Disorder
82% ADHD
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Medication Management
71% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Cigna and Evernorth
79% Aetna
76% CareFirst

How Psychiatrists in Bel Air, MD see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Bel Air?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.