Psychiatrists in Starkville, MS

Photo of Dr. Chenhang Zou, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
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Photo of James (Cade) Henderson, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
James (Cade) Henderson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
(601) 895-1959 View (601) 895-1959
Photo of Kerri Whittington, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kerri Whittington
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
(662) 780-1886 View (662) 780-1886
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Dr. Glenn Ellis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in North Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in North Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
(662) 503-8669 View (662) 503-8669
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Katie Ann G Ray
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Katie, a board-certified family nurse practitioner. My journey began in the hospital, where I cared for patients with traumatic brain injuries and various neurological events, including seizures and strokes. I also gained valuable experience in pediatrics through years of dedicated service at a children's hospital. My passion lies in assisting individuals through a blend of holistic practices and modern medicine. I thrive on crafting personalized treatment plans and collaborating as a cohesive team.
Hello, I'm Katie, a board-certified family nurse practitioner. My journey began in the hospital, where I cared for patients with traumatic brain injuries and various neurological events, including seizures and strokes. I also gained valuable experience in pediatrics through years of dedicated service at a children's hospital. My passion lies in assisting individuals through a blend of holistic practices and modern medicine. I thrive on crafting personalized treatment plans and collaborating as a cohesive team.
(228) 338-2388 View (228) 338-2388
Photo of Katie Ann G. Ray, FNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Katie Ann G. Ray
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Katie, a board-certified family nurse practitioner. My journey began in the hospital, where I cared for patients with traumatic brain injuries and various neurological events, including seizures and strokes. I also gained valuable experience in pediatrics through years of dedicated service at a children's hospital. My passion lies in assisting individuals through a blend of holistic practices and modern medicine. I thrive on crafting personalized treatment plans and collaborating as a cohesive team.
Hello, I'm Katie, a board-certified family nurse practitioner. My journey began in the hospital, where I cared for patients with traumatic brain injuries and various neurological events, including seizures and strokes. I also gained valuable experience in pediatrics through years of dedicated service at a children's hospital. My passion lies in assisting individuals through a blend of holistic practices and modern medicine. I thrive on crafting personalized treatment plans and collaborating as a cohesive team.
(228) 567-4459 View (228) 567-4459
Photo of Stephen Pannel, DO, ABPN, ABAM, Psychiatrist
Stephen Pannel
Psychiatrist, DO, ABPN, ABAM
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759
When a child or teenager has mental-health needs, our first goal is getting to know this young person and understanding where he or she is coming from. Each individual brings a unique combination of biological, psychological and social factors. We explore those three dimensions as we learn about a young person’s mental-health needs and whether they will be best served by therapy, medication, or a combination of both. At Right Track Medical Group we understand the importance of privacy in mental healthcare, and design our clinics with our patients’ privacy in mind.
When a child or teenager has mental-health needs, our first goal is getting to know this young person and understanding where he or she is coming from. Each individual brings a unique combination of biological, psychological and social factors. We explore those three dimensions as we learn about a young person’s mental-health needs and whether they will be best served by therapy, medication, or a combination of both. At Right Track Medical Group we understand the importance of privacy in mental healthcare, and design our clinics with our patients’ privacy in mind.
(662) 498-1900 View (662) 498-1900
Photo of Kelli Pruitt, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kelli Pruitt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759  (Online Only)
I'm Kelli, a Dual Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I've spent many years working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. I've developed a strong interest in mental health, and my goal is to offer high-quality, compassionate mental health and primary care services to people of all age groups.
I'm Kelli, a Dual Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I've spent many years working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. I've developed a strong interest in mental health, and my goal is to offer high-quality, compassionate mental health and primary care services to people of all age groups.
(601) 688-7398 View (601) 688-7398
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Brandy Rutland
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping people that genuinely want to be a better version of themselves. I like to be a part of making people feel happier and feel successful. I like to be a part of the journey with the client as we find the right medication regimen. It is good to be open to the fact that it can be a process finding the right medication regimen.
I enjoy helping people that genuinely want to be a better version of themselves. I like to be a part of making people feel happier and feel successful. I like to be a part of the journey with the client as we find the right medication regimen. It is good to be open to the fact that it can be a process finding the right medication regimen.
(601) 751-8323 View (601) 751-8323
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Felicia Gathings
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Starkville, MS 39759
Are you feeling stressed? Are you isolating from friends and family? Sadness, anxiousness and feelings of just wanting to give up seem to not go away? Are you finding it difficult to get going in the morning, to get through the day, or even sleep through the night? Never dealt with trauma or past experiences? Are these things affecting your family, friends, work, school or interest? Are you wondering if medication could help? I’m here to help you along this journey because things can get better.
Are you feeling stressed? Are you isolating from friends and family? Sadness, anxiousness and feelings of just wanting to give up seem to not go away? Are you finding it difficult to get going in the morning, to get through the day, or even sleep through the night? Never dealt with trauma or past experiences? Are these things affecting your family, friends, work, school or interest? Are you wondering if medication could help? I’m here to help you along this journey because things can get better.
(662) 339-6845 View (662) 339-6845
Photo of Kelli Pruit, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kelli Pruit
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759  (Online Only)
I'm Kelli, a Dual Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I've spent many years working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. I've developed a strong interest in mental health, and my goal is to offer high-quality, compassionate mental health and primary care services to people of all age groups.
I'm Kelli, a Dual Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I've spent many years working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. I've developed a strong interest in mental health, and my goal is to offer high-quality, compassionate mental health and primary care services to people of all age groups.
(601) 804-3135 View (601) 804-3135
Photo of Betty Dobbs - Yeates Consulting, LLC, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Yeates Consulting, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Starkville, MS 39759
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS OF ALL AGES! Anxiety, sadness, irritability, and poor sleep are just a few symptoms of mental illness that can affect our quality of life, create unwanted distress, and steal the joy out of life. You may be facing difficult challenges that affect your mood and function, which cause dread of day to day life. There is hope. Regardless of the stage of life you are in, I am an empathetic provider who is looking forward to helping you through the difficult times that affect your ability to enjoy life.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS OF ALL AGES! Anxiety, sadness, irritability, and poor sleep are just a few symptoms of mental illness that can affect our quality of life, create unwanted distress, and steal the joy out of life. You may be facing difficult challenges that affect your mood and function, which cause dread of day to day life. There is hope. Regardless of the stage of life you are in, I am an empathetic provider who is looking forward to helping you through the difficult times that affect your ability to enjoy life.
(662) 339-8897 View (662) 339-8897
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Paige Pounds
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759
I provide medication management services with brief therapy to those suffering with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sleep disorders, ADHD, binge-eating disorder, and other issues related to mental health.
I provide medication management services with brief therapy to those suffering with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sleep disorders, ADHD, binge-eating disorder, and other issues related to mental health.
(662) 430-3265 View (662) 430-3265

Online Psychiatrists

Photo of Casey Hester - Life Balance, PLLC, PMHMP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Life Balance, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHMP, BC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
Life Balance PLLC, located in Oxford, Mississippi, provides the community and surrounding area with high-quality psychiatric treatment for clients twelve years of age and up. Our clients include people throughout Northern Mississippi as well as Ole Miss students, faculty, and staff. While we provide medication management for mental health purposes, we also cooperate with other local medical providers and counselors to ensure that our clients enjoy well-balanced lives. Our family-owned and operated business has been in the making for a long time, and we are excited to serve all your mental health needs.
Life Balance PLLC, located in Oxford, Mississippi, provides the community and surrounding area with high-quality psychiatric treatment for clients twelve years of age and up. Our clients include people throughout Northern Mississippi as well as Ole Miss students, faculty, and staff. While we provide medication management for mental health purposes, we also cooperate with other local medical providers and counselors to ensure that our clients enjoy well-balanced lives. Our family-owned and operated business has been in the making for a long time, and we are excited to serve all your mental health needs.
(662) 339-4941 View (662) 339-4941
Photo of Summer Jennings, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Summer Jennings
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Tupelo, MS 38801
Summer is a master’s level and board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She is qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications to children, adolescents, and adults. Her specialties allow her to address an array of mental health issues across the life span. Her experience includes both inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment.
Summer is a master’s level and board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She is qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications to children, adolescents, and adults. Her specialties allow her to address an array of mental health issues across the life span. Her experience includes both inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment.
(662) 246-2544 View (662) 246-2544
Photo of Dr. Chenhang Zou, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
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Photo of Janet Higgins, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Janet Higgins
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MS 39095  (Online Only)
Dealing with mental illness and addiction can be extremely difficult. Imagine a place where your struggles with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and substance abuse are not just heard but deeply understood. At Tree of Life Mental Health, my approach to psychiatric care is centered on a collaborative and holistic treatment plan.
Dealing with mental illness and addiction can be extremely difficult. Imagine a place where your struggles with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and substance abuse are not just heard but deeply understood. At Tree of Life Mental Health, my approach to psychiatric care is centered on a collaborative and holistic treatment plan.
(662) 262-8228 View (662) 262-8228
Photo of Terkita Kennedy, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Terkita Kennedy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39305  (Online Only)
Book with me using my website link. My goal is to focus on holistic treatment to help alleviate problems that affect daily activities and to enhance clients' knowledge of mental disorders. The effect of mental illness can cause individuals to feel overwhelmed and alone.
Book with me using my website link. My goal is to focus on holistic treatment to help alleviate problems that affect daily activities and to enhance clients' knowledge of mental disorders. The effect of mental illness can cause individuals to feel overwhelmed and alone.
(601) 348-9870 View (601) 348-9870
Photo of Betty A Dobbs, CNP, PMHNP-B, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Betty A Dobbs
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Ackerman, MS 39735
My name is Betty Dobbs and I have been in the Nursing field for more than 20 years. It has always been my desire to help others. Since becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-BC, I have assisted numerous clients in achieving a better quality of life by decreasing their mental health symptoms. As a Provider, my goal is to always apply a Caring Approach to every aspect of my profession.
My name is Betty Dobbs and I have been in the Nursing field for more than 20 years. It has always been my desire to help others. Since becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-BC, I have assisted numerous clients in achieving a better quality of life by decreasing their mental health symptoms. As a Provider, my goal is to always apply a Caring Approach to every aspect of my profession.
(662) 705-3239 View (662) 705-3239
Photo of Lindsey J Rogers, MSN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lindsey J Rogers
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Meridian, MS 39305  (Online Only)
I have over 18 years of nursing experience with roughly ten of those years in the mental health field. I have gained experience by providing optimal care for diverse populations, managing various diagnoses, and incorporating multiple treatment modalities across vastly different cultures. My philosophy of care includes integrating therapeutic perspectives between each client, the clinician, family members or support persons, and the environment while accommodating fluctuation of mental states, stressors, financial status, social stigmas, and access to care.
I have over 18 years of nursing experience with roughly ten of those years in the mental health field. I have gained experience by providing optimal care for diverse populations, managing various diagnoses, and incorporating multiple treatment modalities across vastly different cultures. My philosophy of care includes integrating therapeutic perspectives between each client, the clinician, family members or support persons, and the environment while accommodating fluctuation of mental states, stressors, financial status, social stigmas, and access to care.
(601) 476-5756 View (601) 476-5756

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Starkville, MS

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Psychiatrists in Starkville, MS who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
92% ADHD
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Bipolar Disorder
69% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
69% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
91% Cigna and Evernorth
91% TRICARE

How Psychiatrists in Starkville, MS see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Starkville?

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.