Psychiatrists in Newell, NC

Photo of Esther Adedokun, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Esther Adedokun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newell, NC 28126
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric and mental health Nurse practitioner. I have worked in the field of mental health for several years, starting as a patient care coordinator of a mental health clinic. Later as a Psychiatric Registered nurse and proceeded to Vanderbilt University where I earned the MSN degree with a specialization in Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, some years back.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric and mental health Nurse practitioner. I have worked in the field of mental health for several years, starting as a patient care coordinator of a mental health clinic. Later as a Psychiatric Registered nurse and proceeded to Vanderbilt University where I earned the MSN degree with a specialization in Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, some years back.
(704) 396-5132 View (704) 396-5132
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Rashonda Wilson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newell, NC 28126  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling down, and depressed with low to no motivation? Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed, racing thoughts and/or trouble sleeping? Are you or a loved one struggling with staying on task, focusing, or remembering things? What about experiencing some increased stress and needing help with coping skills? No worries! I am here to help! My name is Rashonda Wilson, and I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed by the State of North Carolina and board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Are you tired of feeling down, and depressed with low to no motivation? Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed, racing thoughts and/or trouble sleeping? Are you or a loved one struggling with staying on task, focusing, or remembering things? What about experiencing some increased stress and needing help with coping skills? No worries! I am here to help! My name is Rashonda Wilson, and I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed by the State of North Carolina and board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
(980) 983-5591 View (980) 983-5591
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Glory Gilbert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Newell, NC 28126  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Glory and I am here to assist you with any needs or concerns based on my expertise. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I treat each person in the way I would like to be treated. Each person and/or needs are different. Therefore, I treat each person with an individualized treatment plan that is person-centered. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals.
Hello I'm Glory and I am here to assist you with any needs or concerns based on my expertise. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I treat each person in the way I would like to be treated. Each person and/or needs are different. Therefore, I treat each person with an individualized treatment plan that is person-centered. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals.
(910) 679-9295 View (910) 679-9295
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Ajith Abraham
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newell, NC 28126
Hi! This is Ajith Abraham. Are you struggling with mental health issues, feeling stressed, overwhelmed with emotions? Taking the first step can be the hardest and most challenging. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression or any of the other mental health diagnoses, there is hope. Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength.
Hi! This is Ajith Abraham. Are you struggling with mental health issues, feeling stressed, overwhelmed with emotions? Taking the first step can be the hardest and most challenging. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression or any of the other mental health diagnoses, there is hope. Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength.
(919) 769-3945 View (919) 769-3945
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Carla Sinclair
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newell, NC 28126  (Online Only)
My name is Carla Sinclair and I am the founder of Braintree Psychiatry. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 15 years of nursing experience.
My name is Carla Sinclair and I am the founder of Braintree Psychiatry. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 15 years of nursing experience.
(704) 666-9479 View (704) 666-9479
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Clearis Anujeh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newell, NC 28126  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Hope For All LLC is a general adult psychiatry practice. Currently, all services are provided via telehealth. Accepting clients ages 18-65 for psychiatric consultation and evaluation, individual psychotherapy, and/or medication management. our goal is to advocate for patients who struggle with mental illness to manage their treatment with compassion, understanding, a non-judgemental approach, and focus on holistic care.
Accepting New Clients. Hope For All LLC is a general adult psychiatry practice. Currently, all services are provided via telehealth. Accepting clients ages 18-65 for psychiatric consultation and evaluation, individual psychotherapy, and/or medication management. our goal is to advocate for patients who struggle with mental illness to manage their treatment with compassion, understanding, a non-judgemental approach, and focus on holistic care.
(336) 585-7134 View (336) 585-7134
Photo of Kareem Boles, MSN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kareem Boles
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Newell, NC 28126  (Online Only)
My name is Kareem Boles, PMHNP-BC. I received my master’s degree in nursing at the University of South Alabama in 2021; and I became board certified as a licensed nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2022. I have experience in a variety of settings since 2016 including intensive care, correctional facilities, long-term care, and outpatient services.
My name is Kareem Boles, PMHNP-BC. I received my master’s degree in nursing at the University of South Alabama in 2021; and I became board certified as a licensed nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2022. I have experience in a variety of settings since 2016 including intensive care, correctional facilities, long-term care, and outpatient services.
(919) 635-4429 View (919) 635-4429
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Mind & Body Renew
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ADN, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-c
Verified Verified
Newell, NC 28126
Mind & Body Renew is a Integrative Psych and Wellness practice focused on renewal of the mind, body and spirit . We offer packages personalized wellness packages for your health care needs . Like our name implies , we are here to help you feel better in your Mind and Body . Because of this we offer, Cognitive behavioral therapy services as part of our treatment and services . It’s our goal to help those who need customized , Weight loss & Nutrition plans , basic psychiatric medication management, and aesthetic services such as botox and hydra facials.
Mind & Body Renew is a Integrative Psych and Wellness practice focused on renewal of the mind, body and spirit . We offer packages personalized wellness packages for your health care needs . Like our name implies , we are here to help you feel better in your Mind and Body . Because of this we offer, Cognitive behavioral therapy services as part of our treatment and services . It’s our goal to help those who need customized , Weight loss & Nutrition plans , basic psychiatric medication management, and aesthetic services such as botox and hydra facials.
(984) 689-9010 View (984) 689-9010
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Amanda Culp-Roche
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newell, NC 28126  (Online Only)
Life is busy, and we often put off taking care of ourselves. Thank you for making your mental health a priority! I am Amanda Culp-Roche, a dual-board certified nurse practitioner (family practice and psychiatric mental health), licensed in North Carolina and Kentucky. I received my Master's and PhD degrees from the University of Kentucky.
Life is busy, and we often put off taking care of ourselves. Thank you for making your mental health a priority! I am Amanda Culp-Roche, a dual-board certified nurse practitioner (family practice and psychiatric mental health), licensed in North Carolina and Kentucky. I received my Master's and PhD degrees from the University of Kentucky.
(910) 460-6558 View (910) 460-6558

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Dianna Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNPBC, ARNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Hi, are you ready to feel better sooner? I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner currently seeing patients virtually in IL, WA, OR, and NC with BlueSky Telepsych. We specialize in PTSD, Depression, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Anxiety, Anger Management, Panic Disorders, Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Grief, Bereavement, ADHD, Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Personality Disorders, and More. Book an appointment today and feel better sooner.
Hi, are you ready to feel better sooner? I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner currently seeing patients virtually in IL, WA, OR, and NC with BlueSky Telepsych. We specialize in PTSD, Depression, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Anxiety, Anger Management, Panic Disorders, Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Grief, Bereavement, ADHD, Psychotherapy, Medication Management, Personality Disorders, and More. Book an appointment today and feel better sooner.
(630) 755-3480 View (630) 755-3480
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Mary Beck
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
As a PMHNP I have worked in outpatient, PHP, IOP, inpatient and residential settings across four states and have worked with patients ages 4 to 90 from all walks of life. I have experience treating a variety of mental health disorders including but not limited to depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance use disorders through medication management and supportive therapy techniques.
As a PMHNP I have worked in outpatient, PHP, IOP, inpatient and residential settings across four states and have worked with patients ages 4 to 90 from all walks of life. I have experience treating a variety of mental health disorders including but not limited to depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance use disorders through medication management and supportive therapy techniques.
(704) 486-9398 View (704) 486-9398
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Brea Washington
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, AGPCNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing holistic telepsychiatry care to improve the management of symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, grief, and daily life stressors. I offer psychotherapy, remote ADHD testing, medication management, as well as guidance with self-care practices, healthy nutrition, and staying physically active for overall wellness.
I specialize in providing holistic telepsychiatry care to improve the management of symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, grief, and daily life stressors. I offer psychotherapy, remote ADHD testing, medication management, as well as guidance with self-care practices, healthy nutrition, and staying physically active for overall wellness.
(704) 459-3930 View (704) 459-3930
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Sakina Alston
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
I have always had an innate passion to treat not the disease, but rather to assist individuals in living up to their desired level of optimal functioning despite health or sociological barriers they face. Twelve years of nursing experience allowed me to treat and gain familiarity with people from all walks of life; I also had the opportunity to understand their barriers to functioning at their best. I have cared for adolescents, children and babies when they were in crisis in the emergency department providing reassurance and safety.
I have always had an innate passion to treat not the disease, but rather to assist individuals in living up to their desired level of optimal functioning despite health or sociological barriers they face. Twelve years of nursing experience allowed me to treat and gain familiarity with people from all walks of life; I also had the opportunity to understand their barriers to functioning at their best. I have cared for adolescents, children and babies when they were in crisis in the emergency department providing reassurance and safety.
(704) 270-3702 View (704) 270-3702
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Solari Mental & Behavioral Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN, MSN, MBA, CRRN
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Consistent and reliable evidenced based care within the framework of strict confidentiality, commitment to solutions, empowerment, psychoeducation, and understanding. Practice approach utilizes the best combination of medication management and psychotherapy if/as indicated.
Consistent and reliable evidenced based care within the framework of strict confidentiality, commitment to solutions, empowerment, psychoeducation, and understanding. Practice approach utilizes the best combination of medication management and psychotherapy if/as indicated.
(704) 936-0200 View (704) 936-0200
Photo of Solange Adams, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Solange Adams
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Solange is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Texas. With over a decade of experience as a registered nurse, she has worked in various clinical settings from surgery to home health. For the past three years, Solange served as a Family Nurse Practitioner focused on pain management. Through this work, she recognized the interconnectedness of comorbid conditions and mental health. This inspired her to pursue post-master’s training as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the University of Texas Rio Grande.
Solange is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Texas. With over a decade of experience as a registered nurse, she has worked in various clinical settings from surgery to home health. For the past three years, Solange served as a Family Nurse Practitioner focused on pain management. Through this work, she recognized the interconnectedness of comorbid conditions and mental health. This inspired her to pursue post-master’s training as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the University of Texas Rio Grande.
(281) 729-0116 View (281) 729-0116
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Beth Dudley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Beth is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a focus on delivering high-quality mental health care. She embraces the use of telehealth to deliver safe, discreet, convenient, patient-centered care supported by evidence. Specializing in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment and management of a variety of mental health disorders, Beth is an empathetic listener who believes that each patient requires unique attention. While all individuals can benefit from psychotherapy and some from psychotropic medication in their therapy plan, Beth can explore all effective treatment options with you.
Beth is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a focus on delivering high-quality mental health care. She embraces the use of telehealth to deliver safe, discreet, convenient, patient-centered care supported by evidence. Specializing in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment and management of a variety of mental health disorders, Beth is an empathetic listener who believes that each patient requires unique attention. While all individuals can benefit from psychotherapy and some from psychotropic medication in their therapy plan, Beth can explore all effective treatment options with you.
(630) 381-6186 View (630) 381-6186
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Susan Curtis
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262
Susan Edwards Curtis, MD is a Psychiatrist with nearly 20 years of experience specializing in General Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Curtis has experience in both medication management and insight- oriented therapy modalities. Her goal is to work with clients in a wellness-based model, with an approach that emphasizes self-empowering compassion and care. In her free time, Dr. Curtis enjoys spending time singing, running (or walking) 5K races, doing various crafts, and spending time at home with her family and dogs.
Susan Edwards Curtis, MD is a Psychiatrist with nearly 20 years of experience specializing in General Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Curtis has experience in both medication management and insight- oriented therapy modalities. Her goal is to work with clients in a wellness-based model, with an approach that emphasizes self-empowering compassion and care. In her free time, Dr. Curtis enjoys spending time singing, running (or walking) 5K races, doing various crafts, and spending time at home with her family and dogs.
(704) 457-7836 View (704) 457-7836
Photo of Caroline Gamble, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Caroline Gamble
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Caroline Gamble is a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who treats adolescents and adults. Caroline began her career in mental health working as an inpatient psychiatric mental health nurse at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Master’s degree, she joined BlueSky Telepsych.
Caroline Gamble is a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who treats adolescents and adults. Caroline began her career in mental health working as an inpatient psychiatric mental health nurse at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Master’s degree, she joined BlueSky Telepsych.
(630) 912-7206 View (630) 912-7206
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Dr. Timothy Newsome
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28223
Timothy is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, advocating for holistic healthcare that encompasses the mind, body, soul, and spirit. His objective is to deliver evidence-based, compassionate, and non-judgmental care through collaboration with clients, helping them overcome mental health challenges with the aid of medication management and a therapeutic partnership.
Timothy is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, advocating for holistic healthcare that encompasses the mind, body, soul, and spirit. His objective is to deliver evidence-based, compassionate, and non-judgmental care through collaboration with clients, helping them overcome mental health challenges with the aid of medication management and a therapeutic partnership.
(919) 364-6814 View (919) 364-6814
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IJK Mental Health Solutions, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Leke Atabong is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been working as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner since 2019. As an NP in mental health, I provide care to patient with ages 18 years and older with mental health diagnosis to include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, anger mnagement. My practice is engaging a holistic approach to care, where I see the patient as a sum of several different moving parts that have to be in unison for the patient to achieve homeostasis.
Leke Atabong is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been working as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner since 2019. As an NP in mental health, I provide care to patient with ages 18 years and older with mental health diagnosis to include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, anger mnagement. My practice is engaging a holistic approach to care, where I see the patient as a sum of several different moving parts that have to be in unison for the patient to achieve homeostasis.
(980) 385-4182 View (980) 385-4182

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Number of Psychiatrists in Newell, NC

< 10

Psychiatrists in Newell, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
78% Bipolar Disorder
67% ADHD
67% Trauma and PTSD
44% Grief
44% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Other

How Psychiatrists in Newell, NC see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Newell?

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.