Psychiatrists in New Hudson, MI

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Mfon Essien
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
New Hudson, MI 48165
Essien Mfon is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan with one year of experience. She earned a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Nursing from Walden. Essien believes it is important to be able to assess, treat, and modify treatments as necessary to meet each client's potential goals. In her spare time, Essien enjoys reading, dancing, singing, and travelling.
Essien Mfon is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan with one year of experience. She earned a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Nursing from Walden. Essien believes it is important to be able to assess, treat, and modify treatments as necessary to meet each client's potential goals. In her spare time, Essien enjoys reading, dancing, singing, and travelling.
(810) 678-6300 View (810) 678-6300
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Jenna Chambless
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
New Hudson, MI 48165
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a certified nurse-midwife. I have been working with women through the hardest of times for around 15 years. My passion is to help women who are struggling with anxiety and depression and the changes of life before pregnancy, during pregnancy and throughout motherhood. My philosophy is to use a holistic approach to help women reach optimal mental resilience. I love approaching mental health support by taking a whole person approach to treating symptoms of anxiety and depression, through lifestyle modifications, nutrition, sleep, community and medication management.
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a certified nurse-midwife. I have been working with women through the hardest of times for around 15 years. My passion is to help women who are struggling with anxiety and depression and the changes of life before pregnancy, during pregnancy and throughout motherhood. My philosophy is to use a holistic approach to help women reach optimal mental resilience. I love approaching mental health support by taking a whole person approach to treating symptoms of anxiety and depression, through lifestyle modifications, nutrition, sleep, community and medication management.
(810) 888-0928 View (810) 888-0928
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Ekuevugbe Onosode
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
New Hudson, MI 48165
Ekus Onosode is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan with six months of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oakland University School of Nursing and a PMHNP from Frontier Nursing University. Ekus believes in listening and understanding a patient's health concerns while being an avid educator skilled in teaching prevention methods and promoting self-care. She takes the time to get to know patients and their family's health history to manage existing mental illnesses and teach coping skills to help patients be functional and independent as possible.
Ekus Onosode is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Michigan with six months of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oakland University School of Nursing and a PMHNP from Frontier Nursing University. Ekus believes in listening and understanding a patient's health concerns while being an avid educator skilled in teaching prevention methods and promoting self-care. She takes the time to get to know patients and their family's health history to manage existing mental illnesses and teach coping skills to help patients be functional and independent as possible.
(810) 371-3890 View (810) 371-3890
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Chiamaka Uzoma
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
New Hudson, MI 48165
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who graduated from Walden University. I believe in providing individualized care to my patients by acknowledging their unique situations, providing compassionate and good care
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who graduated from Walden University. I believe in providing individualized care to my patients by acknowledging their unique situations, providing compassionate and good care
(810) 642-4367 View (810) 642-4367
Heather Anthony
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
New Hudson, MI 48165
My name is Heather Anthony, PMHNP-BC. I have been a Registered Nurse since 2007. I have professional experience as a psychiatric nurse since 2011. I have professional experience as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner since 2019. I performed my BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) undergraduate studies at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. I performed my MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) graduate studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. I have experience treating children, adolescent & adult populations with various mental health goals and past experiences.
My name is Heather Anthony, PMHNP-BC. I have been a Registered Nurse since 2007. I have professional experience as a psychiatric nurse since 2011. I have professional experience as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner since 2019. I performed my BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) undergraduate studies at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. I performed my MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) graduate studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. I have experience treating children, adolescent & adult populations with various mental health goals and past experiences.
(810) 442-0624 View (810) 442-0624

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Melissa Hendriks, MD, PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Northville, MI 48167
I am double board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General (Adult) Psychiatry. I specialize in the care of children, teens, and young adults with mental health concerns including ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, OCD, and stress. I serve families from all backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. I believe that care should center around the patient and family, using evidence-based practices which may include recommendations for medication and/or psychotherapy. I enjoy a collaborative approach that includes working with families, schools, and other members of the treatment team.
I am double board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General (Adult) Psychiatry. I specialize in the care of children, teens, and young adults with mental health concerns including ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, OCD, and stress. I serve families from all backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. I believe that care should center around the patient and family, using evidence-based practices which may include recommendations for medication and/or psychotherapy. I enjoy a collaborative approach that includes working with families, schools, and other members of the treatment team.
(734) 619-6960 View (734) 619-6960
Nicole Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48374
We have immediate openings anywhere in Michigan for child, adolescent & adult psychiatric and counseling services at times that work for you. Dr Lemmen, Kristi Ramirez and I will provide comprehensive assessments to help you make informed decisions regarding your best treatment options. For many problems medication can be an extremely helpful tool. We specialize in finding the right medication(s) and ongoing collaboration with you to find the right dose to help you to feel and function at your best. If counseling is needed we can refer you to one of our Best Fit Counseling specialists.
We have immediate openings anywhere in Michigan for child, adolescent & adult psychiatric and counseling services at times that work for you. Dr Lemmen, Kristi Ramirez and I will provide comprehensive assessments to help you make informed decisions regarding your best treatment options. For many problems medication can be an extremely helpful tool. We specialize in finding the right medication(s) and ongoing collaboration with you to find the right dose to help you to feel and function at your best. If counseling is needed we can refer you to one of our Best Fit Counseling specialists.
(734) 548-9953 View (734) 548-9953
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Dominic Misiak
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48375
Dominic Misiak, DO is a psychiatrist located in Novi, Michigan. Dr. Misiak completed his undergraduate at the University of Michigan in 2013 with a degree in neuroscience, completed his doctorate at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019, and completed his residency at the Trinity Health Livonia Hospital psychiatry residency program in 2023. He advocates for an individual-centered, non-judgmental approach to treating a wide variety of mental health issues in adults, with an emphasis on therapy as well as medication when needed.
Dominic Misiak, DO is a psychiatrist located in Novi, Michigan. Dr. Misiak completed his undergraduate at the University of Michigan in 2013 with a degree in neuroscience, completed his doctorate at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019, and completed his residency at the Trinity Health Livonia Hospital psychiatry residency program in 2023. He advocates for an individual-centered, non-judgmental approach to treating a wide variety of mental health issues in adults, with an emphasis on therapy as well as medication when needed.
(248) 671-6513 View (248) 671-6513
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Priscilla Ann Everett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMNHPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Novi, MI 48374
Why choose her or us? Because her expertise is combined with compassionate, personalized care. Treatment with Priscilla is a 2 way collaboration. She works with patients in terms of prescribing psychiatric medications, understanding that every person & situation are unique & that while she may understand the science behind the medications, each person’s response may differ. Her experience with patients living with many disorders such as PTSD/C-PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Impulse control issues & Addiction.
Why choose her or us? Because her expertise is combined with compassionate, personalized care. Treatment with Priscilla is a 2 way collaboration. She works with patients in terms of prescribing psychiatric medications, understanding that every person & situation are unique & that while she may understand the science behind the medications, each person’s response may differ. Her experience with patients living with many disorders such as PTSD/C-PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Impulse control issues & Addiction.
(734) 600-9106 View (734) 600-9106
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Green Arbor Video Psych
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48374
I maintain openings within a week. See openings and book an online appointment at AnnArborPsych.com. FOCUS: ADHD, Anxiety, Mood, PTSD. While I employ research based diagnostic and treatment modalities, my training goes far beyond this to encompass expertise both on the medical side and psychiatric side. I have additional trainings, including with Dr. Akash Kumar MD known for his multi layered diagnostic approach to assess nutritional, medical, psychiatric, and cognitive dimensions. Because of my background, I am uniquely able to identify oft missed root causes of subtle medical conditions that contribute to emotional difficulty.
I maintain openings within a week. See openings and book an online appointment at AnnArborPsych.com. FOCUS: ADHD, Anxiety, Mood, PTSD. While I employ research based diagnostic and treatment modalities, my training goes far beyond this to encompass expertise both on the medical side and psychiatric side. I have additional trainings, including with Dr. Akash Kumar MD known for his multi layered diagnostic approach to assess nutritional, medical, psychiatric, and cognitive dimensions. Because of my background, I am uniquely able to identify oft missed root causes of subtle medical conditions that contribute to emotional difficulty.
(734) 203-7855 View (734) 203-7855
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Aaron Zalewski
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milford, MI 48381
Hello, it is an honor to be able to meet you and truly listen to your story. You are so much more than your past, your trauma, a diagnosis, or a label. Mental illness thrives in isolation, so I want to partner with you so that you feel heard. As a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC), I am experienced in the evidence-based diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental illness.
Hello, it is an honor to be able to meet you and truly listen to your story. You are so much more than your past, your trauma, a diagnosis, or a label. Mental illness thrives in isolation, so I want to partner with you so that you feel heard. As a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC), I am experienced in the evidence-based diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental illness.
(586) 488-4632 View (586) 488-4632
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Davita Burkhead-Weiner
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48375
Davita Burkhead-Weiner, MD, is a board certified Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before establishing a private practice, Dr. Burkhead-Weiner was an outpatient psychiatrist at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through the University of Michigan in 2014.
Davita Burkhead-Weiner, MD, is a board certified Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before establishing a private practice, Dr. Burkhead-Weiner was an outpatient psychiatrist at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through the University of Michigan in 2014.
(734) 366-4884 View (734) 366-4884
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Bruce L Roth
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Dr. Roth has over 25 years of experience as a board certified adult and child psychiatrist. He is also an adult psychoanalyst affiliated with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and a Qualified Medical Evaluator in psychiatry for injured workers in the State of California. At CPS we have psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurse practitioner professionals providing the highest quality of mental health care to our clients. At CPS we offer a range of treatment from symptom focused counseling and medications to deeper psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis.
Dr. Roth has over 25 years of experience as a board certified adult and child psychiatrist. He is also an adult psychoanalyst affiliated with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and a Qualified Medical Evaluator in psychiatry for injured workers in the State of California. At CPS we have psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurse practitioner professionals providing the highest quality of mental health care to our clients. At CPS we offer a range of treatment from symptom focused counseling and medications to deeper psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis.
(810) 309-8989 View (810) 309-8989
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Julie Kuebler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48374  (Online Only)
Julie Kuebler is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with 20 years of experience. Julie has a broad range of experiences including both inpatient and outpatient care and has worked in a variety of settings including medication management of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, women's health, adolescent psychiatry.
Julie Kuebler is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with 20 years of experience. Julie has a broad range of experiences including both inpatient and outpatient care and has worked in a variety of settings including medication management of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, women's health, adolescent psychiatry.
(248) 453-9247 View (248) 453-9247
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Best Fit Counseling & Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48374
We have immediate openings anywhere in Michigan for child, adolescent or adult psychiatric and counseling services at times that work for you. Nicole Jones, Dr Lemmen and I will provide comprehensive assessments to help you make informed decisions regarding your best treatment options. For many problems medication can be an extremely helpful tool. We specialize in finding the right medication(s) and ongoing collaboration with you to find the right dose to help you to feel and function at your best. Counseling may also be needed and we collaborate with our Best Fit Counseling specialists to meet your needs.
We have immediate openings anywhere in Michigan for child, adolescent or adult psychiatric and counseling services at times that work for you. Nicole Jones, Dr Lemmen and I will provide comprehensive assessments to help you make informed decisions regarding your best treatment options. For many problems medication can be an extremely helpful tool. We specialize in finding the right medication(s) and ongoing collaboration with you to find the right dose to help you to feel and function at your best. Counseling may also be needed and we collaborate with our Best Fit Counseling specialists to meet your needs.
(734) 294-5918 View (734) 294-5918
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Peace of Mind, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Novi, MI 48375
I am board certified Child and Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a passion for wellness and integrative care of psychopharmacology with psychotherapy. I utilize a holistic, client centric approach to mental health where compassionate and supportive care are fostered. I am well-versed in working with clients individually and therapeutically treating diverse concerns that include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, post traumatic stress disorders and ADHD. Evidence-based techniques are employed in treatment to equip patients with the ability to cope and succeed in daily life and achieve optimal wellness.
I am board certified Child and Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a passion for wellness and integrative care of psychopharmacology with psychotherapy. I utilize a holistic, client centric approach to mental health where compassionate and supportive care are fostered. I am well-versed in working with clients individually and therapeutically treating diverse concerns that include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, post traumatic stress disorders and ADHD. Evidence-based techniques are employed in treatment to equip patients with the ability to cope and succeed in daily life and achieve optimal wellness.
(947) 222-6152 View (947) 222-6152
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VirtualPsych™
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48375
VirtualPsych allows for telepsych healthcare remotely in an easy to use environment. Our physicians specialize in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder and have over 30 years of experience in psychiatry and mental health. We accept a variety of insurance plans from providers including Aetna, CareSource and United Healthcare. We also cover most Medicaid and Medicare plans as well. We have appointments available on a daily basis and the time to see a physician is typically less than a few days. Please call us at (248) 422-0035 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.
VirtualPsych allows for telepsych healthcare remotely in an easy to use environment. Our physicians specialize in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder and have over 30 years of experience in psychiatry and mental health. We accept a variety of insurance plans from providers including Aetna, CareSource and United Healthcare. We also cover most Medicaid and Medicare plans as well. We have appointments available on a daily basis and the time to see a physician is typically less than a few days. Please call us at (248) 422-0035 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.
(248) 422-0035 View (248) 422-0035
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Robert DeMercurio
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48375
Dr. Robert DeMercruio, DO Dr. Robert DeMercruio is a Psychiatrist in Michigan who has been practicing since 1998. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the NBOME and graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. DeMercruio is a specialist in psychopharmacology. He evaluates, diagnoses, and treats people who may be struggling with psychiatric conditions. Though this often includes the use of medication, it is founded on an understanding of the many aspects of a person that make them who they are and contribute to why they are going through what they are going through.
Dr. Robert DeMercruio, DO Dr. Robert DeMercruio is a Psychiatrist in Michigan who has been practicing since 1998. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the NBOME and graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. DeMercruio is a specialist in psychopharmacology. He evaluates, diagnoses, and treats people who may be struggling with psychiatric conditions. Though this often includes the use of medication, it is founded on an understanding of the many aspects of a person that make them who they are and contribute to why they are going through what they are going through.
(248) 919-4502 View (248) 919-4502
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Christie Jo Flamini
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48374
Each person is as unique and individual as a fingerprint, which is why a one-sized approach doesn't work. I believe it is imperative to identify your personal goals of treatment to tailor a plan that will achieve them, otherwise it's not going to be effective. I primarily work with adults who are struggling with symptoms consistent with depressive, anxiety, and mood disorders. Because these symptoms may occur and overlap with a variety of diagnoses, I don't get hung up on the label. Instead, I look at a person with "fresh eyes" to ensure I am pinpointing and addressing their specific concerns.
Each person is as unique and individual as a fingerprint, which is why a one-sized approach doesn't work. I believe it is imperative to identify your personal goals of treatment to tailor a plan that will achieve them, otherwise it's not going to be effective. I primarily work with adults who are struggling with symptoms consistent with depressive, anxiety, and mood disorders. Because these symptoms may occur and overlap with a variety of diagnoses, I don't get hung up on the label. Instead, I look at a person with "fresh eyes" to ensure I am pinpointing and addressing their specific concerns.
(734) 526-6405 View (734) 526-6405
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Lee Diener
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, AGPCNP
Verified Verified
Novi, MI 48374  (Online Only)
I collaborate with teenagers, adults and older adults to work through a wide range of difficulties that are a part of the human experience: mood and anxiety related concerns, sleep difficulties, life transitions, identity questions, loss and grief, social anxiety, PTSD or traumatic events. I am in the credentialing process and as of 4/29/24 am in-network with Aetna, Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Virtual Network. I will update this weekly.
I collaborate with teenagers, adults and older adults to work through a wide range of difficulties that are a part of the human experience: mood and anxiety related concerns, sleep difficulties, life transitions, identity questions, loss and grief, social anxiety, PTSD or traumatic events. I am in the credentialing process and as of 4/29/24 am in-network with Aetna, Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Virtual Network. I will update this weekly.
(616) 449-2432 View (616) 449-2432

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Number of Psychiatrists in New Hudson, MI

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Psychiatrists in New Hudson, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Medication Management
100% Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
60% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Psychosis

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Humana

How Psychiatrists in New Hudson, MI see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in New Hudson?

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.