Psychiatrists in Montclair, NJ

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Marcel Kaganovskaya
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07043
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner I focus on giving you the tools to achieve the best version of yourself. Times may be hard, but I am here to help. I enjoy working with various communities such as LGBTQI+ & see patients of all ages. I assist clients with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention- Deficit/Hyperactive Disorders (ADHD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), daily stress and other mental health needs. I accept most insurances in NY & NJ. Feel free to make an appointment today & visit my website at: www.mindfulcognition.com
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner I focus on giving you the tools to achieve the best version of yourself. Times may be hard, but I am here to help. I enjoy working with various communities such as LGBTQI+ & see patients of all ages. I assist clients with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention- Deficit/Hyperactive Disorders (ADHD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), daily stress and other mental health needs. I accept most insurances in NY & NJ. Feel free to make an appointment today & visit my website at: www.mindfulcognition.com
(973) 545-7125 View (973) 545-7125
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Darian Kopp
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Darian and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Anxiety, Burnout, Bipolar, Chronic illness and Depression. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Darian and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Anxiety, Burnout, Bipolar, Chronic illness and Depression. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(862) 356-0796 View (862) 356-0796
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Khadija Ibeh, MD, MPH, PA
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Khadija Ibeh, MD, MPH. If you found this page, I am so excited for you!!! You are taking steps towards a brighter tomorrow. I can imagine that you are hesitant about who you can trust with your problems. Let me tell you a little about myself to make the choice easier. I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over a decade of clinical experience. I hold advanced degrees from Wellesley College, YaIe University, and Stony Brook School of Medicine. I believe in the combination of psychotherapy and medication for a rapid return of functioning.
Hello, my name is Khadija Ibeh, MD, MPH. If you found this page, I am so excited for you!!! You are taking steps towards a brighter tomorrow. I can imagine that you are hesitant about who you can trust with your problems. Let me tell you a little about myself to make the choice easier. I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over a decade of clinical experience. I hold advanced degrees from Wellesley College, YaIe University, and Stony Brook School of Medicine. I believe in the combination of psychotherapy and medication for a rapid return of functioning.
(732) 654-0718 View (732) 654-0718
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Elizabeth Mulwa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Dr. Liz Mulwa based in NJ. English & Swahili speaking Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a doctor of Dental medicine degree background. Graduated at Fairleigh Dickson University.
Hi, I am Dr. Liz Mulwa based in NJ. English & Swahili speaking Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a doctor of Dental medicine degree background. Graduated at Fairleigh Dickson University.
(973) 791-6355 View (973) 791-6355
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Salvatore Zullo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Salvatore and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Anxiety, Burnout, Bipolar, Depression, Family Issues, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Stress Management.. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Salvatore and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Anxiety, Burnout, Bipolar, Depression, Family Issues, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Stress Management.. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(973) 874-2811 View (973) 874-2811
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Total Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, P, M, H, N
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
Total Wellness Center is psychiatry and counseling practice that offers treatment both in-person and via Telehealth. With offices in New Jersey and Connecticut, all of our doctors come from Ivy league schools. We offer evening and weekends appointments and accept major insurance plans such as Horizon, Cigna, Aetna and others. Not all doctors and therapists are in-network with all insurances, please contact our office for more information on how to book an appointment. Aside from Medication management and Psychotherapy. we provide Hypnotherapy, Group therapy and divorce mediation.
Total Wellness Center is psychiatry and counseling practice that offers treatment both in-person and via Telehealth. With offices in New Jersey and Connecticut, all of our doctors come from Ivy league schools. We offer evening and weekends appointments and accept major insurance plans such as Horizon, Cigna, Aetna and others. Not all doctors and therapists are in-network with all insurances, please contact our office for more information on how to book an appointment. Aside from Medication management and Psychotherapy. we provide Hypnotherapy, Group therapy and divorce mediation.
(862) 263-7056 x1 View (862) 263-7056 x1
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Paul Oniwe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Paul and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD and PTSD. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Paul and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD and PTSD. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(201) 879-6586 View (201) 879-6586
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Sarah Fajgenbaum-Teslja
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
Does this sound familiar? You're a professional who's plagued with anxiety. You worry about your kids, your spouse, your aging parents and your finances. You're overwhelmed by responsibility and have trouble focusing. Racing thoughts keep you up at night. You aim for perfection and always feel you're falling short. You are everything to everyone and have no time for yourself. Or you're a young adult struggling to figure out who you are and find your place in an unpredictable world. You're overwhelmed by school stress, relationship problems and career decisions.
Does this sound familiar? You're a professional who's plagued with anxiety. You worry about your kids, your spouse, your aging parents and your finances. You're overwhelmed by responsibility and have trouble focusing. Racing thoughts keep you up at night. You aim for perfection and always feel you're falling short. You are everything to everyone and have no time for yourself. Or you're a young adult struggling to figure out who you are and find your place in an unpredictable world. You're overwhelmed by school stress, relationship problems and career decisions.
(973) 975-4352 View (973) 975-4352
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Marina Atesle
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
As a certified functional medicine practitioner with a deep passion for wellness, I am committed to providing a personalized approach to your mental health care. I will carefully listen to your concerns and create a customized treatment plan that fits your specific needs. This individualized strategy is aimed at addressing not just symptoms, but the underlying causes of your mental health challenges, ensuring a more holistic and effective path to well-being.
As a certified functional medicine practitioner with a deep passion for wellness, I am committed to providing a personalized approach to your mental health care. I will carefully listen to your concerns and create a customized treatment plan that fits your specific needs. This individualized strategy is aimed at addressing not just symptoms, but the underlying causes of your mental health challenges, ensuring a more holistic and effective path to well-being.
(973) 847-2948 View (973) 847-2948
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Linda Logang
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
I am Dr. Linda Logang a dual board-certified doctorate prepared Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) currently licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey. I completed my dual bachelor’s degree in biology and nursing with highest honors at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR. I then earned 2 Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) family focus and psychiatric mental health focus and Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) with honors at Rutgers School of Nursing in Newark, NJ and Wilkes University in PA.
I am Dr. Linda Logang a dual board-certified doctorate prepared Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) currently licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey. I completed my dual bachelor’s degree in biology and nursing with highest honors at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR. I then earned 2 Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) family focus and psychiatric mental health focus and Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) with honors at Rutgers School of Nursing in Newark, NJ and Wilkes University in PA.
(973) 791-7064 View (973) 791-7064
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Cherie Elfenbein
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042
I am board certified in adult psychiatry and I work with clients to attain mental wellness in all areas of one life. My practice is collaborative and integrates psychopharmacology with my interest/training in nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, exercise, and mindbody therapies. My areas of expertise are in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, trauma. I search for the underlying physiologic causes that can contribute to your symptoms or challenges. Supplements, vitamins, and herbs may be recommended along with or instead of medicine. Genetic testing is offered to individualize treatment. Women’s health is another area of expertise.
I am board certified in adult psychiatry and I work with clients to attain mental wellness in all areas of one life. My practice is collaborative and integrates psychopharmacology with my interest/training in nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, exercise, and mindbody therapies. My areas of expertise are in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, trauma. I search for the underlying physiologic causes that can contribute to your symptoms or challenges. Supplements, vitamins, and herbs may be recommended along with or instead of medicine. Genetic testing is offered to individualize treatment. Women’s health is another area of expertise.
(973) 333-4087 View (973) 333-4087
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Denise Huebler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Denise and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Burnout, Binge Eating Disorder, Chronic Illness, College & Graduate Student Mental Health, Depression, Family Issues, Insomnia- Sleep Issues, LGBTQIA+, Gender & Sexuality Topics, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement, OCD, PTSD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Stress Management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Denise and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Burnout, Binge Eating Disorder, Chronic Illness, College & Graduate Student Mental Health, Depression, Family Issues, Insomnia- Sleep Issues, LGBTQIA+, Gender & Sexuality Topics, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement, OCD, PTSD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Stress Management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(973) 834-6233 View (973) 834-6233
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John R Cooke
Psychiatrist, MD, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
I graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and am board-certified in psychiatry. My background in medicine is diverse; I have also been an emergency physician. It is my professional conviction that one can live a meaningful and fulfilling life only through addressing the health of both the mind and the body. Thus, effective psychiatry must assess all aspects of a patient's condition.
I graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and am board-certified in psychiatry. My background in medicine is diverse; I have also been an emergency physician. It is my professional conviction that one can live a meaningful and fulfilling life only through addressing the health of both the mind and the body. Thus, effective psychiatry must assess all aspects of a patient's condition.
(973) 509-1500 View (973) 509-1500
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Ami Lim
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
My practice consists of treating adolescents and adults with various mental health issues. These include generalized anxiety, depression, panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety disorder, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorders. Recently, I have been treating an increasing number of patients who have developed mental and emotional health issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Background: I have been practicing clinically for 27+ years. I completed my residency at New York State Psychiatric Institute and my Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.
My practice consists of treating adolescents and adults with various mental health issues. These include generalized anxiety, depression, panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety disorder, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorders. Recently, I have been treating an increasing number of patients who have developed mental and emotional health issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Background: I have been practicing clinically for 27+ years. I completed my residency at New York State Psychiatric Institute and my Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.
(973) 566-5774 View (973) 566-5774
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Dominique Pelote
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Dominique and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Dominique and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(973) 791-4800 View (973) 791-4800
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Rita Itondo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Dr. Rita Itondo, a doctoral prepared, dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Primary Care NP (ANP-C) based in New Jersey. I have over 13 years of experience as a provider. I completed my Master’s degree in Primary Health from UMDNJ and a Postgraduate certification in Psychiatric Nursing from Wilkes University, PA. I earned my Doctorate (DNP) with honors from Rutgers University.
Hi! I am Dr. Rita Itondo, a doctoral prepared, dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Primary Care NP (ANP-C) based in New Jersey. I have over 13 years of experience as a provider. I completed my Master’s degree in Primary Health from UMDNJ and a Postgraduate certification in Psychiatric Nursing from Wilkes University, PA. I earned my Doctorate (DNP) with honors from Rutgers University.
(973) 587-2804 View (973) 587-2804
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Jim Dorcely
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
I'm a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner based in New Jersey. I have over 10 years in the mental health system. I received my Masters from Fairleigh Dickinson University of New jersey 4 years ago and have been practicing since. I'm able to help individual with mental illness of any stage of the human lifespan development.
I'm a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner based in New Jersey. I have over 10 years in the mental health system. I received my Masters from Fairleigh Dickinson University of New jersey 4 years ago and have been practicing since. I'm able to help individual with mental illness of any stage of the human lifespan development.
(646) 212-1368 View (646) 212-1368
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Justin Capote
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
I am a board certified psychiatrist specializing in both adult psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. My areas of particular interest and expertise include medication simplification, issues related to chronic illness and death anxiety, as well as broader issues related to anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, anger, and relationships. My approach in session is largely integrative, heavily informed by psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and relational life therapy concepts. I am a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and have been recognized as one of New Jersey's Best in Medicine.
I am a board certified psychiatrist specializing in both adult psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. My areas of particular interest and expertise include medication simplification, issues related to chronic illness and death anxiety, as well as broader issues related to anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, anger, and relationships. My approach in session is largely integrative, heavily informed by psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and relational life therapy concepts. I am a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and have been recognized as one of New Jersey's Best in Medicine.
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Adutwumwaa Addo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Montclair, NJ 07042  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. I provide Adolescents and Adults mental health services. As a dedicated Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I am passionate about enhancing the mental well-being of individuals and communities. With a strong educational background and years of clinical experience, I am committed to providing patient-centered comprehensive, compassionate care in the field of mental health. My areas of specialization encompass the treatment of mood disorders, depression, and anxiety disorders among many others.
Accepting New Clients. I provide Adolescents and Adults mental health services. As a dedicated Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I am passionate about enhancing the mental well-being of individuals and communities. With a strong educational background and years of clinical experience, I am committed to providing patient-centered comprehensive, compassionate care in the field of mental health. My areas of specialization encompass the treatment of mood disorders, depression, and anxiety disorders among many others.
(973) 943-4462 View (973) 943-4462
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Vinod P. Suresh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Montclair, NJ 07042
I am a board-certified psychiatrist providing patient-centered care. I take pride in my ability to treat a variety of psychiatric conditions with evidence-based knowledge and novel methods. I have experience in working with healthcare professionals, students (college, graduate, law and medical), LGBT clients, and survivors of trauma. I am licensed in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist providing patient-centered care. I take pride in my ability to treat a variety of psychiatric conditions with evidence-based knowledge and novel methods. I have experience in working with healthcare professionals, students (college, graduate, law and medical), LGBT clients, and survivors of trauma. I am licensed in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts.
(551) 272-7103 View (551) 272-7103

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Montclair, NJ

90+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in Montclair, NJ who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
81% ADHD
80% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
80% Bipolar Disorder
70% Medication Management
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
94% Cigna and Evernorth
90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Montclair, NJ see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Montclair?

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.