Psychiatrists in Jericho, NY

Photo of Olanike O Kekere, MSN, APRN, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Olanike O Kekere
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jericho, NY 11753
I am a Yale University-trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner with over 18 years of experience in Mental Health. I am lifespan board-certified to treat ages 5 to 70years old. I have subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry and clinical research. I treat all psychiatric conditions including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, Panic Disorder, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD and abuse survivors, OCD, Eating Disorders, and ODD. I provide culturally sensitive integrative and holistic psychiatric services that are tailored to each individual patient's needs.
I am a Yale University-trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner with over 18 years of experience in Mental Health. I am lifespan board-certified to treat ages 5 to 70years old. I have subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry and clinical research. I treat all psychiatric conditions including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, Panic Disorder, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD and abuse survivors, OCD, Eating Disorders, and ODD. I provide culturally sensitive integrative and holistic psychiatric services that are tailored to each individual patient's needs.
(929) 362-5934 View (929) 362-5934
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Dr. Chenen Hsieh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Jericho, NY 11853
Navigating the path toward mental health wellness is a deeply personal journey, often filled with challenges. Adopting a patient-centered treatment approach, I tailor recommendations according to the latest scientific evidence. My prescribing philosophy prioritizes optimizing patients' medication regimens, ensuring each medicine or supplement serves a clear purpose.
Navigating the path toward mental health wellness is a deeply personal journey, often filled with challenges. Adopting a patient-centered treatment approach, I tailor recommendations according to the latest scientific evidence. My prescribing philosophy prioritizes optimizing patients' medication regimens, ensuring each medicine or supplement serves a clear purpose.
(516) 216-9893 View (516) 216-9893
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Olanike Idowu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNPBC, APRN, NP
Verified Verified
Jericho, NY 11753
I am a Yale University-trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner with over 18 years of experience in Mental Health. I am lifespan board-certified to treat ages 5 to 70years old. I have subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry and clinical research. I treat all psychiatric conditions including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, Panic Disorder, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD and abuse survivors, OCD, Eating Disorders, and ODD. I provide culturally sensitive integrative and holistic psychiatric services that are tailored to each individual patient's needs.
I am a Yale University-trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner with over 18 years of experience in Mental Health. I am lifespan board-certified to treat ages 5 to 70years old. I have subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry and clinical research. I treat all psychiatric conditions including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, Panic Disorder, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD and abuse survivors, OCD, Eating Disorders, and ODD. I provide culturally sensitive integrative and holistic psychiatric services that are tailored to each individual patient's needs.
(475) 255-6394 View (475) 255-6394
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Samantha Shue
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Jericho, NY 11853  (Online Only)
Samantha Shue is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in adult and children services. She has experience working in a Residential Treatment Center and Therapeutic Family Foster Care agency with young children and adolescents, as well as experience working in outpatient mental health treatment, telepsychiatry, addiction services and the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP).
Samantha Shue is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in adult and children services. She has experience working in a Residential Treatment Center and Therapeutic Family Foster Care agency with young children and adolescents, as well as experience working in outpatient mental health treatment, telepsychiatry, addiction services and the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP).
(551) 257-2692 View (551) 257-2692
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S Easo NP in Family Health and Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Jericho, NY 11753
Shiny Easo, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC: I am a dual board-certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry and family medicine, with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. I started working as a nurse practitioner since 2013 and have a genuine interest in treating a vast array of psychiatric disorders including anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorders, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders. I have experience in treating patients with medical comorbidities and has training in issues related to primary health. I believes in the principle that body and mind are interconnected which allows me to provide comprehensive care to all of my patients.
Shiny Easo, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC: I am a dual board-certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry and family medicine, with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. I started working as a nurse practitioner since 2013 and have a genuine interest in treating a vast array of psychiatric disorders including anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorders, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders. I have experience in treating patients with medical comorbidities and has training in issues related to primary health. I believes in the principle that body and mind are interconnected which allows me to provide comprehensive care to all of my patients.
(516) 614-4582 View (516) 614-4582

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Behavioral Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Syosset, NY 11791
Dr. Thertus completed medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, followed by residency and fellowship in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She has broad experience treating a variety of psychiatric conditions, patients from diverse backgrounds and is double board certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. She emphasizes shared decision making , encouraging personal input in goal setting and the recovery process.
Dr. Thertus completed medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, followed by residency and fellowship in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She has broad experience treating a variety of psychiatric conditions, patients from diverse backgrounds and is double board certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. She emphasizes shared decision making , encouraging personal input in goal setting and the recovery process.
(516) 586-0861 View (516) 586-0861
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Long Island Mind
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Syosset, NY 11791
Finding a great psychiatrist can be difficult. Finding one that can see you soon can be even harder. Dr. Lynn provides compassionate and personalized care when you need it most. He strives to become a trusted partner in helping you achieve a life filled with joy and purpose. Dr. Lynn treats both adults and young adults, ages 14+ in a wide array of conditions, including depression, anxiety, panic, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, phobias, stress, sleep issues, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. He will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan consisting of therapy, lifestyle changes, and/or prescription medications.
Finding a great psychiatrist can be difficult. Finding one that can see you soon can be even harder. Dr. Lynn provides compassionate and personalized care when you need it most. He strives to become a trusted partner in helping you achieve a life filled with joy and purpose. Dr. Lynn treats both adults and young adults, ages 14+ in a wide array of conditions, including depression, anxiety, panic, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, phobias, stress, sleep issues, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. He will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan consisting of therapy, lifestyle changes, and/or prescription medications.
(516) 980-5728 View (516) 980-5728
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Lee Anne Nadell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC, MSN
Verified Verified
Syosset, NY 11791
I have spent years working with a range of clients all struggling with some aspect of their lives ranging from anxiety and stress to depression. These clients initially present feeling frustrated and powerless due to a seemingly outsized challenge but with the necessary treatment positive outcomes have come out of conflict and have served for opportunities for growth. Working in collaboration with quality therapists and using pharmacological treatment when appropriate the implications can be boosted self-esteem, untangled emotional dilemmas, support during grief or trauma, or the discovery of courage after a loss, divorce or illness
I have spent years working with a range of clients all struggling with some aspect of their lives ranging from anxiety and stress to depression. These clients initially present feeling frustrated and powerless due to a seemingly outsized challenge but with the necessary treatment positive outcomes have come out of conflict and have served for opportunities for growth. Working in collaboration with quality therapists and using pharmacological treatment when appropriate the implications can be boosted self-esteem, untangled emotional dilemmas, support during grief or trauma, or the discovery of courage after a loss, divorce or illness
(516) 266-2127 View (516) 266-2127
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Teresa T. Lee
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA, CGP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Syosset, NY 11791  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling "stuck" or even "paralyzed" in your career, daily life, or relationships (in areas even beyond romantic) are often why people seek me. My culturally open approach means we will understand how your past and present relationships, ideas, and feelings shape who you are today. I primarily use psychodynamic and relational modalities with a sprinkle in CBT and DBT. Talk therapy can lead to deep and lasting changes, and medications, when thoughtfully prescribed, can lessen the intensity of pain and suffering. With my medical and therapy resources, we will create an approach that helps with personal growth.
Feeling "stuck" or even "paralyzed" in your career, daily life, or relationships (in areas even beyond romantic) are often why people seek me. My culturally open approach means we will understand how your past and present relationships, ideas, and feelings shape who you are today. I primarily use psychodynamic and relational modalities with a sprinkle in CBT and DBT. Talk therapy can lead to deep and lasting changes, and medications, when thoughtfully prescribed, can lessen the intensity of pain and suffering. With my medical and therapy resources, we will create an approach that helps with personal growth.
(646) 969-3984 View (646) 969-3984
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Marie C. Patton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hicksville, NY 11801  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Self-care is important to the overall wellbeing and health of an individual. Seeking assistance in sorting out day-to-day issues that impact your ability to attain your goals is the first step in working toward them. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, worried and sometimes depressed? I understand. Have a child or teen who is afraid, overwhelmed, moody and sometimes irritable? I understand that also. We all have experiences that have shaped who we are today. You are important and you have a story to tell. I am here to listen to yours and to be of service to you.
Self-care is important to the overall wellbeing and health of an individual. Seeking assistance in sorting out day-to-day issues that impact your ability to attain your goals is the first step in working toward them. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, worried and sometimes depressed? I understand. Have a child or teen who is afraid, overwhelmed, moody and sometimes irritable? I understand that also. We all have experiences that have shaped who we are today. You are important and you have a story to tell. I am here to listen to yours and to be of service to you.
(631) 318-4996 View (631) 318-4996
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Annette Jarrett-Graham
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Westbury, NY 11590  (Online Only)
I am a board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Family Health Nurse Practitioner. Central to my professional philosophy is the commitment to enhance both behavioral and medical health, while effectively managing diseases and medications. Working with a diverse range of patients throughout my career has enabled me to communicate effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds.
I am a board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Family Health Nurse Practitioner. Central to my professional philosophy is the commitment to enhance both behavioral and medical health, while effectively managing diseases and medications. Working with a diverse range of patients throughout my career has enabled me to communicate effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds.
(631) 641-8858 View (631) 641-8858
RK NP in Psychiatry and NP in Family health PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Westbury, NY 11590  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified NP in Psychiatry and Family Health. I am accepting patients with mental health disorders for psych evaluations, and meds management. I have four years of experience in psychiatry and 9 years of experience in Internal medicine.
I am a Board Certified NP in Psychiatry and Family Health. I am accepting patients with mental health disorders for psych evaluations, and meds management. I have four years of experience in psychiatry and 9 years of experience in Internal medicine.
(516) 916-7634 View (516) 916-7634
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Natalie Gayle Psychiatric, NP, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Hicksville, NY 11801
Have life stressors got you feeling sad, angry, anxious causing you difficulty to function. Are you feeling "stuck", having excessive worrying, and difficulty focusing? Don't worry, I am here to assist you. These are some mental health conditions that I can formulate a treatment plan together to get you back on track to a better you. Your mental wellness is important, so I can partner with you to achieve your goals.
Have life stressors got you feeling sad, angry, anxious causing you difficulty to function. Are you feeling "stuck", having excessive worrying, and difficulty focusing? Don't worry, I am here to assist you. These are some mental health conditions that I can formulate a treatment plan together to get you back on track to a better you. Your mental wellness is important, so I can partner with you to achieve your goals.
(631) 519-9003 View (631) 519-9003
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Lisa Marie Persad
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Westbury, NY 11590  (Online Only)
Lisa embraces a humanistic and holistic approach to care with a commitment to individualization and collaboration. She believes many episodes of depression and anxiety are rooted in underlying emotional wounds related to sexual, physical, and/or emotional trauma, including direct and indirect abuse or neglect. Lisa is committed to evidence-based medication management. She emphasizes the complementary role of psycho-pharmacological treatment in establishing and maintaining functionality while "doing the work in therapy".
Lisa embraces a humanistic and holistic approach to care with a commitment to individualization and collaboration. She believes many episodes of depression and anxiety are rooted in underlying emotional wounds related to sexual, physical, and/or emotional trauma, including direct and indirect abuse or neglect. Lisa is committed to evidence-based medication management. She emphasizes the complementary role of psycho-pharmacological treatment in establishing and maintaining functionality while "doing the work in therapy".
(347) 321-9835 View (347) 321-9835
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Dimple Sodhi
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified Verified
Syosset, NY 11791
I am dual board certified in Child/Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry. I received my Adult Psychiatry training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and obtained my Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship from Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. I treat a vast array of psychiatric ailments including but not limited to attention problems, mood issues, poor self esteem, PTSD, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, social awkwardness and behavioral problems.
I am dual board certified in Child/Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry. I received my Adult Psychiatry training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and obtained my Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship from Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. I treat a vast array of psychiatric ailments including but not limited to attention problems, mood issues, poor self esteem, PTSD, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, social awkwardness and behavioral problems.
(516) 858-3302 View (516) 858-3302
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Diverse Mind Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Hicksville, NY 11801  (Online Only)
Fahimir Jean-Baptiste, is an ANCC board certified Psychiatrist Mental Nurse Practitioner. Fahimir has her Master of science in Nursing from Hofstra University School and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Molloy College. Her clinical career took her on a journey through the healthcare system, from inpatient to outpatient settings. She manages and treats a wide range of mental health concerns including Major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and ADHD.
Fahimir Jean-Baptiste, is an ANCC board certified Psychiatrist Mental Nurse Practitioner. Fahimir has her Master of science in Nursing from Hofstra University School and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Molloy College. Her clinical career took her on a journey through the healthcare system, from inpatient to outpatient settings. She manages and treats a wide range of mental health concerns including Major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and ADHD.
(516) 217-4842 View (516) 217-4842
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Long Island Psychiatrist Online and Office visits
Psychiatrist, MD, MBBS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Syosset, NY 11791  (Online Only)
I am a board certified Psychiatrist practicing in Long Island, NY. I provide both office visits and telepsychiatry visits ( please visit my website at gaba.healthcare). I have trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, family and marital therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as medication management. Whatever your reasons for seeing a psychiatrist? whether you are suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, attention problems dysphoria or just wanting to perform better at work, I strongly believe that everyone has the potential to feel and be better, and everyone deserves optimal care.
I am a board certified Psychiatrist practicing in Long Island, NY. I provide both office visits and telepsychiatry visits ( please visit my website at gaba.healthcare). I have trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, family and marital therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as medication management. Whatever your reasons for seeing a psychiatrist? whether you are suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, attention problems dysphoria or just wanting to perform better at work, I strongly believe that everyone has the potential to feel and be better, and everyone deserves optimal care.
(516) 701-3494 View (516) 701-3494
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Harsimran Brar
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Plainview, NY 11803
My practice philosophy is treating a person as a whole. I provide confidential and comprehensive assessment based on you and/or your child’s personal needs. I am an Adult, Child and Adolescent psychiatrist and part of faculty practice at South Oaks Hospital Amityville. I offer evidence-based diagnostic and medication management services and incorporate healthier diet and lifestyle changes that will help you to be a better version of yourself. I treat mood, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, OCD, depression and other related mental health disorders. I specialize in dialectal behavioral therapy, specifically for people struggling with self harm.
My practice philosophy is treating a person as a whole. I provide confidential and comprehensive assessment based on you and/or your child’s personal needs. I am an Adult, Child and Adolescent psychiatrist and part of faculty practice at South Oaks Hospital Amityville. I offer evidence-based diagnostic and medication management services and incorporate healthier diet and lifestyle changes that will help you to be a better version of yourself. I treat mood, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, OCD, depression and other related mental health disorders. I specialize in dialectal behavioral therapy, specifically for people struggling with self harm.
(631) 480-8956 View (631) 480-8956
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Dr. DeSarbo / ED-180 Treatment Progams
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Syosset, NY 11791
Dr. DeSarbo is a Board Certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of EATING DISORDERS and general psychiatry including mood disorders, anxiety issues, ADHD, OCD, relationship issues. In addition to psychopharmacology, he also practices CBT and existential therapy. He is the Medical Director of ED-180 Eating Disorder Treatment Programs which provides custom intensive treatment programs for patients in the Long Island/NYC area. He is also an author, a lecturer and the founder and host of the annual Long Island Conference on Eating Disorders. He oversees a full staff of therapists and clinicians at his offices.
Dr. DeSarbo is a Board Certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of EATING DISORDERS and general psychiatry including mood disorders, anxiety issues, ADHD, OCD, relationship issues. In addition to psychopharmacology, he also practices CBT and existential therapy. He is the Medical Director of ED-180 Eating Disorder Treatment Programs which provides custom intensive treatment programs for patients in the Long Island/NYC area. He is also an author, a lecturer and the founder and host of the annual Long Island Conference on Eating Disorders. He oversees a full staff of therapists and clinicians at his offices.
(516) 414-2545 View (516) 414-2545
Patricia Janson, NP, PC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Syosset, NY 11791
Patricia Janson is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She has many years of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families with expertise in treating a broad range of emotional and behavioral problems.
Patricia Janson is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She has many years of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families with expertise in treating a broad range of emotional and behavioral problems.
(917) 960-8048 View (917) 960-8048

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Number of Psychiatrists in Jericho, NY

< 10

Psychiatrists in Jericho, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
80% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
80% Anger Management
80% Bipolar Disorder
80% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Oxford

How Psychiatrists in Jericho, NY see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Jericho?

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.