Psychiatrists in Rosemount, MN

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Kristin Oscarson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Rosemount, MN 55068
I enjoy working alongside clients and appreciate the complexity of each individual in the ups and down of life. Treatment plans are individualized to meet clients’ needs and can include medication, supplements, referrals to specific therapies, and lifestyle modification. As a Christian, I integrate faith into my practice for clients who are interested. Providing psychiatric evaluations, treatment and supportive therapy with a holistic and integrative approach for ages 14-64, I aim to collaborate and meet clients where they are at to support them in leading a healthy, fulfilling life.
I enjoy working alongside clients and appreciate the complexity of each individual in the ups and down of life. Treatment plans are individualized to meet clients’ needs and can include medication, supplements, referrals to specific therapies, and lifestyle modification. As a Christian, I integrate faith into my practice for clients who are interested. Providing psychiatric evaluations, treatment and supportive therapy with a holistic and integrative approach for ages 14-64, I aim to collaborate and meet clients where they are at to support them in leading a healthy, fulfilling life.
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Mountain & Valley Sojourning
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, ANCC BC
Verified Verified
Rosemount, MN 55068  (Online Only)
Life is hard. There are days and moments when we all could use someone to sojourn alongside us through the mountains and valleys that come our way. Someone to remind us that we are not alone, we are in this together and together we can make progress. Progress towards the greater good, progress towards your individual goals, progress in your own health and well-being. I believe that you can gain power over the valleys and develop handles to help you find purpose, hope, and healing. It is my privilege and passion to walk beside you and I find great hope and joy in your personal success! Let’s make it happen.
Life is hard. There are days and moments when we all could use someone to sojourn alongside us through the mountains and valleys that come our way. Someone to remind us that we are not alone, we are in this together and together we can make progress. Progress towards the greater good, progress towards your individual goals, progress in your own health and well-being. I believe that you can gain power over the valleys and develop handles to help you find purpose, hope, and healing. It is my privilege and passion to walk beside you and I find great hope and joy in your personal success! Let’s make it happen.
(507) 533-3136 View (507) 533-3136

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Photo of Brooke Kern, AGNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Brooke Kern
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, AGNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeville, MN 55044
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or irritable? Are you currently seeing a psychiatrist or your primary for medications but don't feel like you're being heard? I am here for you! Accepting new clients for in-person or telehealth visits at Minnesota WellCare. I am an Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in mental wellness and medications. My practice focuses on empowerment and hope. I am here to help you be your best self. I see clients ages 15 and over for depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, PTSD, insomnia, and other conditions.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or irritable? Are you currently seeing a psychiatrist or your primary for medications but don't feel like you're being heard? I am here for you! Accepting new clients for in-person or telehealth visits at Minnesota WellCare. I am an Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in mental wellness and medications. My practice focuses on empowerment and hope. I am here to help you be your best self. I see clients ages 15 and over for depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, PTSD, insomnia, and other conditions.
(952) 295-4039 View (952) 295-4039
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Pinnacle Behavioral Healthcare
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Pinnacle Behavioral Healthcare provides a comprehensive service for individuals with a variety of psychiatric and psychological problems. The mission of our company is to provide top-notch patient-centered services to individuals with mental health needs in a dignifying and compassionate manner. We are committed to excellence in helping our patients improve the quality of their lives in a timely manner. We welcome new patients and are always happy to accept referrals from various sources. We provide assessments and evaluations of mental illnesses, Crisis management, Medication management, Individual and group psychotherapy (talking through problems).
Pinnacle Behavioral Healthcare provides a comprehensive service for individuals with a variety of psychiatric and psychological problems. The mission of our company is to provide top-notch patient-centered services to individuals with mental health needs in a dignifying and compassionate manner. We are committed to excellence in helping our patients improve the quality of their lives in a timely manner. We welcome new patients and are always happy to accept referrals from various sources. We provide assessments and evaluations of mental illnesses, Crisis management, Medication management, Individual and group psychotherapy (talking through problems).
(952) 314-4594 View (952) 314-4594
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Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Lakeville, MN 55044  (Online Only)
NOW TAKING NEW PATIENTS! ONLINE VIDEO APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Appointments are available within 7 days or less. We also have extended evening hours. Our providers have over 30 years of combined healthcare experience with degrees in kinesiology, public health, pharmacology, and nursing. We bring a holistic and collaborative approach to psychiatric care. We believe that individuals require transparency, compassion, genuineness, and empathy from their medical providers.
NOW TAKING NEW PATIENTS! ONLINE VIDEO APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Appointments are available within 7 days or less. We also have extended evening hours. Our providers have over 30 years of combined healthcare experience with degrees in kinesiology, public health, pharmacology, and nursing. We bring a holistic and collaborative approach to psychiatric care. We believe that individuals require transparency, compassion, genuineness, and empathy from their medical providers.
(952) 955-4110 View (952) 955-4110
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Madeline Jacobs
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55306  (Online Only)
Madeline Jacobs is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University and has been working in the psychiatric field since 2015. She has worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the largest LGBT Center in the country, and would love the opportunity to broaden the reach of LGBTQ+ affirming mental health care through telepsychiatry. She is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), an evidence-based trauma therapy. She takes a trauma-informed perspective on mental health care.
Madeline Jacobs is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University and has been working in the psychiatric field since 2015. She has worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the largest LGBT Center in the country, and would love the opportunity to broaden the reach of LGBTQ+ affirming mental health care through telepsychiatry. She is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), an evidence-based trauma therapy. She takes a trauma-informed perspective on mental health care.
(503) 836-5120 x2 View (503) 836-5120 x2
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Alicia Ciliezar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Lakeville, MN 55044
Need URGENT psychiatric care? Call 888-877-7022 now to start your healing journey. We understand how stress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, & overwhelming emotions can prevent you from living your best life. At AB Holistic, we believe in a compassionate, integrative approach. We offer personalized treatment plans that include traditional medications, therapy, counseling & holistic therapies to address the root causes of your distress. We're dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. Find the relief you deserve. We're conveniently located, offer flexible hours, and have telehealth options available. Call today.
Need URGENT psychiatric care? Call 888-877-7022 now to start your healing journey. We understand how stress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, & overwhelming emotions can prevent you from living your best life. At AB Holistic, we believe in a compassionate, integrative approach. We offer personalized treatment plans that include traditional medications, therapy, counseling & holistic therapies to address the root causes of your distress. We're dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. Find the relief you deserve. We're conveniently located, offer flexible hours, and have telehealth options available. Call today.
(952) 243-2659 View (952) 243-2659
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Barb Bryant
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, CNP
Verified Verified
Lakeville, MN 55044  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety and/or sleep issues you are one step closer to feeling better by searching for a provider like myself who can treat your mental health needs. If you are looking to make changes towards a more balanced, calm, productive and healthy you, I can help....
If you are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety and/or sleep issues you are one step closer to feeling better by searching for a provider like myself who can treat your mental health needs. If you are looking to make changes towards a more balanced, calm, productive and healthy you, I can help....
(952) 243-5531 View (952) 243-5531
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Joanne Howden-Rich
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Lakeville, MN 55044
Hello, I'm Joanne, a dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner committed to providing compassionate mental health care to individuals of all ages, with a particular focus on children and adolescents. I offer the convenience of both in-office and telehealth appointments, ensuring you can access care in a way that best suits your needs. My approach is holistic, combining medication where necessary with therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral issues. I am not just a provider but a partner in your mental health journey.
Hello, I'm Joanne, a dedicated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner committed to providing compassionate mental health care to individuals of all ages, with a particular focus on children and adolescents. I offer the convenience of both in-office and telehealth appointments, ensuring you can access care in a way that best suits your needs. My approach is holistic, combining medication where necessary with therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral issues. I am not just a provider but a partner in your mental health journey.
(763) 951-1277 View (763) 951-1277
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AB Holistic Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Lakeville, MN 55044
Need URGENT psychiatric care? Call 888-877-7022 now to start your healing journey. We understand how stress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, & overwhelming emotions can prevent you from living your best life. At AB Holistic, we believe in a compassionate, integrative approach. We offer personalized treatment plans that include traditional medications, therapy, counseling & holistic therapies to address the root causes of your distress. We're dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. Find the relief you deserve. We're conveniently located, offer flexible hours, and have telehealth options available. Call today.
Need URGENT psychiatric care? Call 888-877-7022 now to start your healing journey. We understand how stress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, & overwhelming emotions can prevent you from living your best life. At AB Holistic, we believe in a compassionate, integrative approach. We offer personalized treatment plans that include traditional medications, therapy, counseling & holistic therapies to address the root causes of your distress. We're dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. Find the relief you deserve. We're conveniently located, offer flexible hours, and have telehealth options available. Call today.
(763) 710-3772 View (763) 710-3772
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Ample Grace Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eagan, MN 55120
We are currently accepting new patients for ADHD Neuropsychological testing. Think you have ADHD? No problem! We offer ADHD Objective Testing that can be used to guide ADHD diagnosis for patients. The testing can also be done at the office and via telehealth. We also offer adult autism assessment and DBT informed therapy. At Ample Grace Psychiatry, we offer a custom approach for each client! We start with understanding where you are now and your challenges. We help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. We offer an inclusive, safe space with visits to suit your schedule.
We are currently accepting new patients for ADHD Neuropsychological testing. Think you have ADHD? No problem! We offer ADHD Objective Testing that can be used to guide ADHD diagnosis for patients. The testing can also be done at the office and via telehealth. We also offer adult autism assessment and DBT informed therapy. At Ample Grace Psychiatry, we offer a custom approach for each client! We start with understanding where you are now and your challenges. We help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. We offer an inclusive, safe space with visits to suit your schedule.
(503) 461-9447 View (503) 461-9447
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James Fiske
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Greetings, my name is James Tutu Fiske, a doctoral nurse practitioner with three years of experience in acute psychiatric crisis management, and outpatient treatment of substance abuse and comorbid psychiatric conditions. I am calm and empathetic. All my patients are aware that my work is more than just a job, which is why I also focus on teaching about what I diagnose and what I will propose to treat. Patients will have the final decision to choose from viable options presented to them. I make referrals when they are needed and discussed with the patient.
Greetings, my name is James Tutu Fiske, a doctoral nurse practitioner with three years of experience in acute psychiatric crisis management, and outpatient treatment of substance abuse and comorbid psychiatric conditions. I am calm and empathetic. All my patients are aware that my work is more than just a job, which is why I also focus on teaching about what I diagnose and what I will propose to treat. Patients will have the final decision to choose from viable options presented to them. I make referrals when they are needed and discussed with the patient.
(651) 412-3479 View (651) 412-3479
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Michelle Kotte
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Michelle Kotte specializes in depression, anxiety, and insomnia. She takes a holistic approach to your treatment. Michelle is solution based and loves helping her patients meet their treatment and life goals. Michelle has had training in cognitive behavioral therapy from the Beck Institute. Michelle works with patients between the ages of 18-55. She treats patients with anxiety, depression, insomnia, poor concentration, and interpersonal issues. Michelle is a warm provider who uses a direct approach. She is goal-centered and enjoys working with her patients to meet those goals.
Michelle Kotte specializes in depression, anxiety, and insomnia. She takes a holistic approach to your treatment. Michelle is solution based and loves helping her patients meet their treatment and life goals. Michelle has had training in cognitive behavioral therapy from the Beck Institute. Michelle works with patients between the ages of 18-55. She treats patients with anxiety, depression, insomnia, poor concentration, and interpersonal issues. Michelle is a warm provider who uses a direct approach. She is goal-centered and enjoys working with her patients to meet those goals.
(651) 448-8613 View (651) 448-8613
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Jacob Robinson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55120
Jacob Robinson is a Nurse Practitioner in Minnesota who has been practicing since 2019. Jacob believes in a holistic and collaborative approach to mental health care. He specializes in ADHD (AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), depression, anxiety disorders, and insomnia. He works closely with his clients to develop personalized treatment plans that incorporate psychotherapy, medication management, lifestyle modifications, and complementary therapies as appropriate. Jacob emphasizes patient education and empowerment, striving to create a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where individuals feel heard and respected.
Jacob Robinson is a Nurse Practitioner in Minnesota who has been practicing since 2019. Jacob believes in a holistic and collaborative approach to mental health care. He specializes in ADHD (AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), depression, anxiety disorders, and insomnia. He works closely with his clients to develop personalized treatment plans that incorporate psychotherapy, medication management, lifestyle modifications, and complementary therapies as appropriate. Jacob emphasizes patient education and empowerment, striving to create a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where individuals feel heard and respected.
(651) 386-2256 View (651) 386-2256
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Hanan Health LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, CNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eagan, MN 55122
Hanan Health LLC seeks to help individuals struggling with mental health symptoms alleviate their concerns by assessing, diagnosing and finding the right treatment for their individual conditions. Specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and other mental health concerns.
Hanan Health LLC seeks to help individuals struggling with mental health symptoms alleviate their concerns by assessing, diagnosing and finding the right treatment for their individual conditions. Specialties includes Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and other mental health concerns.
(952) 592-9801 View (952) 592-9801
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Zenith Healthcare
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55121
Telehealth appointments are available on weekends. I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner that is passionate about mental health. I have over ten years' experience helping with your mental health concerns from ages 6 years and above. I am trained and qualified to diagnose and treat various psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. My focus is on providing quality, empathetic, and comprehensive mental health services to individuals across the lifespan. I am empathetic, a good listener, and willing to give an honest diagnosis and treatment plan irrespective of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Telehealth appointments are available on weekends. I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner that is passionate about mental health. I have over ten years' experience helping with your mental health concerns from ages 6 years and above. I am trained and qualified to diagnose and treat various psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. My focus is on providing quality, empathetic, and comprehensive mental health services to individuals across the lifespan. I am empathetic, a good listener, and willing to give an honest diagnosis and treatment plan irrespective of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
(952) 592-3987 View (952) 592-3987
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Minnesota Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55306
My name is Habon Mohamed I am a dual certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC). I specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating individuals with mental health disorders. With a keen understanding of psychiatric medications and therapeutic interventions and evidence-based practices, I am committed to providing patient-centered care to individuals facing mental health challenges. With a passion for improving the overall well-being of individuals and families, I strive to create a positive impact in the lives of her patients.
My name is Habon Mohamed I am a dual certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC). I specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating individuals with mental health disorders. With a keen understanding of psychiatric medications and therapeutic interventions and evidence-based practices, I am committed to providing patient-centered care to individuals facing mental health challenges. With a passion for improving the overall well-being of individuals and families, I strive to create a positive impact in the lives of her patients.
(952) 234-3614 View (952) 234-3614
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John E. Harrison
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNP, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55124
•UPDATE: Now scheduling appointments!• We recommend you self-schedule your appointment now on our website. •Capacity is limited•
•UPDATE: Now scheduling appointments!• We recommend you self-schedule your appointment now on our website. •Capacity is limited•
(763) 247-4510 View (763) 247-4510
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Farmington, MN 55024
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
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Afolake Adewumi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MPH, MSN, APRN, CNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Lakeville, MN 55044
Afolake is a board certified, advanced practice provider who is passionate about providing safe, and holistic care to clients across the lifespan. Afolake provides psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and on-going psychiatric care for patients of all ages. With her experience working in various care settings (inpatient, transitional, and outpatient populations) and a background in health and wellness coaching, Afolake, listens to help identify and prioritize the unique needs of each client.
Afolake is a board certified, advanced practice provider who is passionate about providing safe, and holistic care to clients across the lifespan. Afolake provides psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and on-going psychiatric care for patients of all ages. With her experience working in various care settings (inpatient, transitional, and outpatient populations) and a background in health and wellness coaching, Afolake, listens to help identify and prioritize the unique needs of each client.
(952) 592-2485 View (952) 592-2485

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Rosemount, MN

< 10

Psychiatrists in Rosemount, MN who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Sleep or Insomnia
50% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

1 Year

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
50% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Rosemount, MN see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Rosemount?

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.