Psychiatrists in West Orange, NJ

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Psychiatric Arts of New Jersey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APN-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
Sylvana Garcia, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC, is a compassionate bilingual psychiatric nurse practitioner and founder of Psychiatric Arts of New Jersey. She has over 10 years of experience in psychiatry as both a psychiatric registered nurse and nurse practitioner. She believes each individual has their own story, challenges and perspectives that influence their mental health. Her goal is to improve her patients quality of life by providing active listening and compassionate care through a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. For more information, please visit us at www.PsychiatricArtsofNJ.com and learn more about the practice.
Sylvana Garcia, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC, is a compassionate bilingual psychiatric nurse practitioner and founder of Psychiatric Arts of New Jersey. She has over 10 years of experience in psychiatry as both a psychiatric registered nurse and nurse practitioner. She believes each individual has their own story, challenges and perspectives that influence their mental health. Her goal is to improve her patients quality of life by providing active listening and compassionate care through a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. For more information, please visit us at www.PsychiatricArtsofNJ.com and learn more about the practice.
(973) 221-9142 View (973) 221-9142
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Constance Health and Behavioral Consult
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APN
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
As a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, my heart is fully committed to nurturing and providing gentle, comprehensive mental health care. I deeply empathize with the intricate challenges of psychiatric conditions and passionately embrace a patient-centered approach in my treatment plans. My focus is always on recognizing and honoring the unique journey and needs of each individual. I warmly invite you to learn more about my compassionate practice and how we can walk together towards healing at www.constancehbc.org.
As a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, my heart is fully committed to nurturing and providing gentle, comprehensive mental health care. I deeply empathize with the intricate challenges of psychiatric conditions and passionately embrace a patient-centered approach in my treatment plans. My focus is always on recognizing and honoring the unique journey and needs of each individual. I warmly invite you to learn more about my compassionate practice and how we can walk together towards healing at www.constancehbc.org.
(973) 846-1545 View (973) 846-1545
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Veronica M Jensen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, APNC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
Hello, my name is Veronica Jensen, DNP, MSN, APNC, PMHNP-BC. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. I am the founder of Pathway to Wellness LLC. I have over 8 years of experience in prescribing psychotropic medications and over 15 years in the psychiatric field. I am very comfortable with complex, acute, and chronic cases. I have worked in various settings of mental health such as inpatient psychiatric units, emergency rooms, outpatient, acute outpatient services, and nursing home Dementia/Alzheimer units. I also provide consultation services for area nursing homes.
Hello, my name is Veronica Jensen, DNP, MSN, APNC, PMHNP-BC. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. I am the founder of Pathway to Wellness LLC. I have over 8 years of experience in prescribing psychotropic medications and over 15 years in the psychiatric field. I am very comfortable with complex, acute, and chronic cases. I have worked in various settings of mental health such as inpatient psychiatric units, emergency rooms, outpatient, acute outpatient services, and nursing home Dementia/Alzheimer units. I also provide consultation services for area nursing homes.
(908) 867-0284 View (908) 867-0284
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Christianah Adelakun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, ANP BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
As a psychiatric healthcare worker, my ideal client is someone who is motivated to work on their mental health and willing to participate in the therapy process. They may struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health conditions that impact their daily functioning. Their needs may include emotional support, tools to manage their symptoms, drugs, and non-judgmental space to process their thoughts and feelings. They may also benefit from understanding the root cause of their issues and learning how to cope with life's stressors. Goals include reducing symptoms, improving relationships, and achieving personal growth.
As a psychiatric healthcare worker, my ideal client is someone who is motivated to work on their mental health and willing to participate in the therapy process. They may struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health conditions that impact their daily functioning. Their needs may include emotional support, tools to manage their symptoms, drugs, and non-judgmental space to process their thoughts and feelings. They may also benefit from understanding the root cause of their issues and learning how to cope with life's stressors. Goals include reducing symptoms, improving relationships, and achieving personal growth.
(973) 355-7812 View (973) 355-7812
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Murla Ecclesiaste
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, AGNP, MSN
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
Greetings! I am Murla Ecclesiaste, a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive mental health care. I am also dual certified in Adult Gerontology. I have a passion for helping others and strive to empower individuals in their journey towards mental well-being. I have over 10 years of experience managing different areas in healthcare. I understand that seeking help can be daunting, and I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where individuals can express themselves freely. Trust, empathy and respect are the cornerstone of my practice..
Greetings! I am Murla Ecclesiaste, a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive mental health care. I am also dual certified in Adult Gerontology. I have a passion for helping others and strive to empower individuals in their journey towards mental well-being. I have over 10 years of experience managing different areas in healthcare. I understand that seeking help can be daunting, and I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where individuals can express themselves freely. Trust, empathy and respect are the cornerstone of my practice..
(973) 604-4255 View (973) 604-4255
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Michael Lozovatsky
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
Welcome to Psychiatric Arts of New Jersey, where quality care meets accessibility. We understand that seeking mental health support is a crucial step towards a happier and healthier life, which is why we prioritize your well-being by offering appointments available within two weeks.
Welcome to Psychiatric Arts of New Jersey, where quality care meets accessibility. We understand that seeking mental health support is a crucial step towards a happier and healthier life, which is why we prioritize your well-being by offering appointments available within two weeks.
(973) 846-5957 View (973) 846-5957
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Indra Cidambi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
Dr. Cidambi is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (ABAM). She completed her residency in Psychiatry from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine from NYU/Bellevue. Dr. Cidambi was the Director of Chemical Dependency at New Jersey's oldest inpatient mental health/substance abuse hospital. In 2010, Dr. Cidambi started her own substance abuse treatment facility, Center for Network Therapy (RecoveryCNT.com), providing outpatient detoxification from alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates and suboxone, and partial care and IOP programs. The Center for Network Therapy is in-network with most major private health insurance providers.
Dr. Cidambi is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (ABAM). She completed her residency in Psychiatry from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine from NYU/Bellevue. Dr. Cidambi was the Director of Chemical Dependency at New Jersey's oldest inpatient mental health/substance abuse hospital. In 2010, Dr. Cidambi started her own substance abuse treatment facility, Center for Network Therapy (RecoveryCNT.com), providing outpatient detoxification from alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates and suboxone, and partial care and IOP programs. The Center for Network Therapy is in-network with most major private health insurance providers.
(973) 358-4128 View (973) 358-4128
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Akinlabi Sanusi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to patients. I completed a residency training in General and Adult Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York, an affiliate program of the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York. My treatment approach is based on the understanding that every individual is unique in their needs. After a careful assessment of your symptoms, I will work with you in creating the treatment plan that suits you best. I believe in the combination of medication management and psychotherapy for a quick return to functioning.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to patients. I completed a residency training in General and Adult Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York, an affiliate program of the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York. My treatment approach is based on the understanding that every individual is unique in their needs. After a careful assessment of your symptoms, I will work with you in creating the treatment plan that suits you best. I believe in the combination of medication management and psychotherapy for a quick return to functioning.
(732) 627-2660 View (732) 627-2660
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Akinlabi Sanusi
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to patients. I completed a residency training in General and Adult Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York, an affiliate program of the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York. My treatment approach is based on the understanding that every individual is unique in their experience and needs. After a careful assessment of your symptoms, I will work with you in creating the treatment plan that suits you best.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to patients. I completed a residency training in General and Adult Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York, an affiliate program of the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York. My treatment approach is based on the understanding that every individual is unique in their experience and needs. After a careful assessment of your symptoms, I will work with you in creating the treatment plan that suits you best.
(848) 206-3679 View (848) 206-3679
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Michael Zornitzer
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA
Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am a psychiatrist with over 30 years experience in private practice, board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I work with patients with depression, anxiety, panic, substance abuse, ADD, OCD, bipolar disorder, marital and relationship issues as well as most other problems for which people seek professional help.
I am a psychiatrist with over 30 years experience in private practice, board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I work with patients with depression, anxiety, panic, substance abuse, ADD, OCD, bipolar disorder, marital and relationship issues as well as most other problems for which people seek professional help.
(973) 567-3510 View (973) 567-3510
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Alison Weiner MD PC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
4 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
Insurances accepted CIGNA. All other insurances are billed Out of Network I am a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental, psychiatric, and behavioral health disorders in adults. I have been practicing for over 20 years and am experienced in treating mood, anxiety, psychotic, obsessive compulsive and attention deficit symptoms. After completing a psychiatric evaluation and ordering appropriate laboratory tests, I will provide you with a diagnosis and prescribe the necessary medications to alleviate your symptoms.
Insurances accepted CIGNA. All other insurances are billed Out of Network I am a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental, psychiatric, and behavioral health disorders in adults. I have been practicing for over 20 years and am experienced in treating mood, anxiety, psychotic, obsessive compulsive and attention deficit symptoms. After completing a psychiatric evaluation and ordering appropriate laboratory tests, I will provide you with a diagnosis and prescribe the necessary medications to alleviate your symptoms.
(973) 671-1266 View (973) 671-1266
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Wellness Direct LLC (Dr. Winful)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, MSN, PHMNP, APRNBC, DNP
Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
Linda Winful serves as a goal oriented Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Wellness Direct private practice office. Linda functions with over seven years of experience in mental health services using many modality of treatments and also specializes in substance abuse. Linda works to accommodate individual patient's schedules, such as weekends and late nights. She provides evaluation, treatment planning, pharmacologic management, and referrals as needed for patients. Linda, teaches Patient's and others about intended effects and potential adverse effects of treatment options.
Linda Winful serves as a goal oriented Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Wellness Direct private practice office. Linda functions with over seven years of experience in mental health services using many modality of treatments and also specializes in substance abuse. Linda works to accommodate individual patient's schedules, such as weekends and late nights. She provides evaluation, treatment planning, pharmacologic management, and referrals as needed for patients. Linda, teaches Patient's and others about intended effects and potential adverse effects of treatment options.
(973) 755-1548 View (973) 755-1548
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Prompt Solutions Health And Wellness Center LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
Philip Ofosu-Mensah, DNP, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC, is a compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner and founder of Prompt Solutions Health and Wellness Center, LLC. Philip has over 12 years of experience in psychiatry as both a psychiatric registered nurse and nurse practitioner. He believes each individual has their own story, challenges and perspectives that influence their mental health and works to accommodate individual patient's schedules. His goal is to improve his patient’s quality of life by providing active listening and compassionate care through a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.
Philip Ofosu-Mensah, DNP, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC, is a compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner and founder of Prompt Solutions Health and Wellness Center, LLC. Philip has over 12 years of experience in psychiatry as both a psychiatric registered nurse and nurse practitioner. He believes each individual has their own story, challenges and perspectives that influence their mental health and works to accommodate individual patient's schedules. His goal is to improve his patient’s quality of life by providing active listening and compassionate care through a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.
(973) 858-5423 View (973) 858-5423
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Julian Fils
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, MSN, APN
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052
I am accepting new client's in NJ. Do you sometimes wonder if what you're feeling is normal? Do you wonder why you are so forgetful, why it's so hard to concentrate, or why you easily get distracted? Or maybe it's hard to get out of bed in the morning, you lack the motivation to participate in life anymore, and you can sometimes be tearful for no reason? Is it hard to fall asleep at night or do you wake up multiple times which leaves you feeling exhausted the next day? Have you experienced trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? You do not have to go through these challenges alone! I would like to help.
I am accepting new client's in NJ. Do you sometimes wonder if what you're feeling is normal? Do you wonder why you are so forgetful, why it's so hard to concentrate, or why you easily get distracted? Or maybe it's hard to get out of bed in the morning, you lack the motivation to participate in life anymore, and you can sometimes be tearful for no reason? Is it hard to fall asleep at night or do you wake up multiple times which leaves you feeling exhausted the next day? Have you experienced trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? You do not have to go through these challenges alone! I would like to help.
(908) 356-5893 View (908) 356-5893
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Amity Healthcare Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, PMHNP
Verified
West Orange, NJ 07052
Benedicta Akpahu, MSN, APN, and PMHNP-BC, goal-oriented and compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Benedicta has over 23 years of experience in Psychiatric and mental health as a nurse and she has many years of Nursing home experience working with elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease and other health issues. Benedicta obtained her bachelor's from the University of Phoenix and Master of Science with a focus on Psychiatric Mental Health throughout life span from Walden University. Benedicta is board-certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC).
Benedicta Akpahu, MSN, APN, and PMHNP-BC, goal-oriented and compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Benedicta has over 23 years of experience in Psychiatric and mental health as a nurse and she has many years of Nursing home experience working with elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease and other health issues. Benedicta obtained her bachelor's from the University of Phoenix and Master of Science with a focus on Psychiatric Mental Health throughout life span from Walden University. Benedicta is board-certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC).
(908) 860-8822 View (908) 860-8822
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Mental Clarity Outpatient Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Orange, NJ 07052  (Online Only)
Syndie Volcy, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC, is a seasoned and compassionate nurse practitioner committed to helping individuals achieve lasting emotional well-being and mental clarity. With 15 years of experience in the medical field, she has had the privilege of guiding countless individuals on their journeys toward healthier, more fulfilling lives.
Syndie Volcy, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC, is a seasoned and compassionate nurse practitioner committed to helping individuals achieve lasting emotional well-being and mental clarity. With 15 years of experience in the medical field, she has had the privilege of guiding countless individuals on their journeys toward healthier, more fulfilling lives.
(973) 553-4061 View (973) 553-4061

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Sarah Fajgenbaum-Teslja
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
3 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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Denise Huebler
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
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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Alice Chang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Essex Fells, NJ 07021  (Online Only)
Are you feeling empty or frustrated in your daily life? Your work is good, or good enough, but stressful or unfulfilling. Or you want your child to be happy and healthy, not sad or anxious, losing friends or their grades falling, instead more confident in social and academic situations. Or both. Despite your best efforts so far, nothing seems to work. You may feel powerless-but you already have all the tools you need to help yourself, or your child. You're the most important person in their lives (and your own), so I make sure you’re getting support and validation you need at home, at work, and/or in your child’s school system.
Are you feeling empty or frustrated in your daily life? Your work is good, or good enough, but stressful or unfulfilling. Or you want your child to be happy and healthy, not sad or anxious, losing friends or their grades falling, instead more confident in social and academic situations. Or both. Despite your best efforts so far, nothing seems to work. You may feel powerless-but you already have all the tools you need to help yourself, or your child. You're the most important person in their lives (and your own), so I make sure you’re getting support and validation you need at home, at work, and/or in your child’s school system.
(215) 647-0105 View (215) 647-0105
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Lilian Kordie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP, APRN
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Orange, NJ 07018
I'm a seasoned and compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with two years of invaluable experience in the realm of mental health care. My journey into the world of healthcare was ignited by a profound commitment to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those navigating the intricate terrain of mental well-being. With a heart brimming with empathy and a mind fueled by a thirst for knowledge, I believe that the mental health of every individual is an integral facet of their overall wellness. My experience has reinforced my belief in the transformative power of effective psychiatric care.
I'm a seasoned and compassionate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with two years of invaluable experience in the realm of mental health care. My journey into the world of healthcare was ignited by a profound commitment to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those navigating the intricate terrain of mental well-being. With a heart brimming with empathy and a mind fueled by a thirst for knowledge, I believe that the mental health of every individual is an integral facet of their overall wellness. My experience has reinforced my belief in the transformative power of effective psychiatric care.
(973) 529-8069 View (973) 529-8069

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in West Orange, NJ

10+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in West Orange, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
94% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
94% Medication Management
88% Bipolar Disorder
81% Trauma and PTSD
75% Psychosis

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Cigna and Evernorth
86% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in West Orange, NJ see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in West Orange?

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.