Anxiety Psychiatrists in Columbus, OH

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Photo of Dr. Kimberly M. Gilbert, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Columbus, OH
Dr. Kimberly M. Gilbert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified
Columbus, OH 43219  (Online Only)
I treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia/psychotic disorders, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, and more from the safety and comfort of your home.
I am an experienced board certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a graduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. I have been practicing for more than 12 years and hold multi-state licensures. As a doctoral candidate, I have an affinity for education and thus, continue to expand my research and knowledge to provide exceptional treatment for optimal patient outcomes using evidence-based practice. It is my mission to promote life-long wellness by integrating spirituality in Christianity into my comprehensive model of psychiatric care, advocacy, and support for each of my patients.
I treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia/psychotic disorders, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, and more from the safety and comfort of your home.
I am an experienced board certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a graduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. I have been practicing for more than 12 years and hold multi-state licensures. As a doctoral candidate, I have an affinity for education and thus, continue to expand my research and knowledge to provide exceptional treatment for optimal patient outcomes using evidence-based practice. It is my mission to promote life-long wellness by integrating spirituality in Christianity into my comprehensive model of psychiatric care, advocacy, and support for each of my patients.
(740) 640-6648 View (740) 640-6648
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Lacey Kolb (Nau)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHCNS-
Verified
Columbus, OH 43219
Her areas of specialty include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma.
Lacey Kolb is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. She received her master's degree in nursing from The Ohio State University and her bachelor's degree from Walsh University. She is certified through the American Nursing Credential Center. She previously worked in a community mental health outpatient practice and with Stonewall Columbus, helping to provide care to individuals in the LGTBQ+ community. She sees adults and adolescents ages 15 and up, with special interest in working with young adults. She provides a holistic approach to treatment and provides medication management services.
Her areas of specialty include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma.
Lacey Kolb is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. She received her master's degree in nursing from The Ohio State University and her bachelor's degree from Walsh University. She is certified through the American Nursing Credential Center. She previously worked in a community mental health outpatient practice and with Stonewall Columbus, helping to provide care to individuals in the LGTBQ+ community. She sees adults and adolescents ages 15 and up, with special interest in working with young adults. She provides a holistic approach to treatment and provides medication management services.
(740) 276-3598 View (740) 276-3598
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Edena Walden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-B, APN
Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
If you have been suffering with anxiety or depression, unable to get a restful nights sleep, or just feel like you are not reaching your full potential, contact me.
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
If you have been suffering with anxiety or depression, unable to get a restful nights sleep, or just feel like you are not reaching your full potential, contact me.
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
(380) 210-4640 View (380) 210-4640
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Elizabeth Passino
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
I believe in building therapeutic relationships with my patients, utilizing evidence-based approaches, and partnering with patients to find the best interventions for their individual needs. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders. I am currently accepting new patients, both adults and adolescents ages 16 and older.
I believe in building therapeutic relationships with my patients, utilizing evidence-based approaches, and partnering with patients to find the best interventions for their individual needs. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders. I am currently accepting new patients, both adults and adolescents ages 16 and older.
(380) 205-3786 View (380) 205-3786
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Kelly LaPointe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, PMHNP-
Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
Kelly's focus is the care of patients with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, personality disorders and substance abuse, and chronic mental illness through assessment, medication management, interprofessional collaboration, and brief psychotherapeutic intervention.
Kelly LaPointe is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master's of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from The Ohio State University, a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing, and an Associate of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. Kelly has more than 2 decades of nursing experience in the psychiatric field, ranging from child to adult inpatient care to community mental health crisis stabilization as well as many years in medical critical care settings.
Kelly's focus is the care of patients with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, personality disorders and substance abuse, and chronic mental illness through assessment, medication management, interprofessional collaboration, and brief psychotherapeutic intervention.
Kelly LaPointe is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master's of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from The Ohio State University, a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing, and an Associate of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. Kelly has more than 2 decades of nursing experience in the psychiatric field, ranging from child to adult inpatient care to community mental health crisis stabilization as well as many years in medical critical care settings.
(614) 482-2848 View (614) 482-2848
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Columbus, OH 43215  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients for telehealth visits in Ohio for psych evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. Affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Also Accepting some insurance plans.
Accepting new patients for telehealth visits in Ohio for psych evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. Affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Also Accepting some insurance plans.
(614) 347-0826 View (614) 347-0826
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Sarah Craycraft
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Columbus, OH 43215
I specialize in treating individuals with depression, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and other psychotic disorders.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a variety of mental health conditions. My previous experience includes working with adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. I work collaboratively with individuals to create a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your unique needs through medication management and therapeutic interventions.
I specialize in treating individuals with depression, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and other psychotic disorders.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a variety of mental health conditions. My previous experience includes working with adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. I work collaboratively with individuals to create a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your unique needs through medication management and therapeutic interventions.
(380) 600-8783 View (380) 600-8783
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Connie Hirsh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
Connie K. Hirsh, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been practicing psychiatry since 1988. She has special interests in the psychopharmacology of mood, anxiety, and adult attention deficit disorders. Before moving to Columbus in 2004, she worked as a psychiatrist in Muncie, Indiana and Detroit, Michigan. Past professional work includes private practice, community mental health, inpatient, consultation/liaison and emergency psychiatry. At Henry Ford Hospital she was the Director of Emergency Psychiatry, and taught psychopharmacology and interviewing skills to resident physicians.
Connie K. Hirsh, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been practicing psychiatry since 1988. She has special interests in the psychopharmacology of mood, anxiety, and adult attention deficit disorders. Before moving to Columbus in 2004, she worked as a psychiatrist in Muncie, Indiana and Detroit, Michigan. Past professional work includes private practice, community mental health, inpatient, consultation/liaison and emergency psychiatry. At Henry Ford Hospital she was the Director of Emergency Psychiatry, and taught psychopharmacology and interviewing skills to resident physicians.
(380) 777-8620 View (380) 777-8620
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Dauntrica Wallstrum
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
Her areas of specialties include mood disorders, diversity/cultural issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, relaxation techniques, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Dauntrica Wallstrum is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her master's degree from The Ohio State University and dual bachelor's degrees from Ashland University. She has previous history working with mental health in the community setting and working with varying psychiatric diagnoses. She sees children, ages 5 and up, adolescents, and adults. Her focus is on the individual as a whole to help work towards achieving wellness.
Her areas of specialties include mood disorders, diversity/cultural issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, relaxation techniques, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
Dauntrica Wallstrum is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her master's degree from The Ohio State University and dual bachelor's degrees from Ashland University. She has previous history working with mental health in the community setting and working with varying psychiatric diagnoses. She sees children, ages 5 and up, adolescents, and adults. Her focus is on the individual as a whole to help work towards achieving wellness.
(380) 208-1844 View (380) 208-1844
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Michelle McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse, APN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Columbus, OH 43220
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
(380) 666-4640 View (380) 666-4640
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Suban A Warsame
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Columbus, OH 43231
My name is Suban Warsame. I graduated with my Master’s in Nursing with the specialty of Psychiatry and Mental Health from Northern Kentucky University. I have a passion for mental health and love working with individuals from all age groups. I specialize in depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD. I am passionate about women’s mental health especially post postpartum depression.
My name is Suban Warsame. I graduated with my Master’s in Nursing with the specialty of Psychiatry and Mental Health from Northern Kentucky University. I have a passion for mental health and love working with individuals from all age groups. I specialize in depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD. I am passionate about women’s mental health especially post postpartum depression.
(614) 412-1087 View (614) 412-1087
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Nina Roslovic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, RN
Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
Do you feel like you've got one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake? Know where you want to go, but can't seem to get there? As a board-certified nurse practitioner, I provide therapy and medication for challenges including anxiety, low energy, depression, trouble sleeping, and grief. Office hours include evenings and weekends, and I offer a free 20-minute session if you'd like to see if we're a good fit. Check out my website: www.cooperativechange.com for more information.
Do you feel like you've got one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake? Know where you want to go, but can't seem to get there? As a board-certified nurse practitioner, I provide therapy and medication for challenges including anxiety, low energy, depression, trouble sleeping, and grief. Office hours include evenings and weekends, and I offer a free 20-minute session if you'd like to see if we're a good fit. Check out my website: www.cooperativechange.com for more information.
(614) 654-4954 View (614) 654-4954
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Kara Tarr
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Columbus, OH 43235  (Online Only)
Throughout my career, I've had the opportunity to work extensively with individuals battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders, and personality disorders.
Hello there! I'm Kara Tarr, a dedicated mental health professional with over 15 years of varied medical experience. My journey in the medical field began with education as a cardiovascular perfusionist, armed with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. From there, I found my calling in nursing and earned a Bachelors degree in the field from Duquesne University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My skills and knowledge have been put to test in a number of challenging environments including intensive care, surgery, and IT nursing.
Throughout my career, I've had the opportunity to work extensively with individuals battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders, and personality disorders.
Hello there! I'm Kara Tarr, a dedicated mental health professional with over 15 years of varied medical experience. My journey in the medical field began with education as a cardiovascular perfusionist, armed with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. From there, I found my calling in nursing and earned a Bachelors degree in the field from Duquesne University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My skills and knowledge have been put to test in a number of challenging environments including intensive care, surgery, and IT nursing.
(614) 881-5653 View (614) 881-5653
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Dr. Arif Noorbaksh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Columbus, OH 43221
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
(614) 350-3470 View (614) 350-3470
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Jill Pate
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43210
Special Interest Populations: anxiety, depression, sexual & erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, helping those in the military acclimate to civilian life Workplace trauma and burnout (including working with health care providers, police, and fire professions), connecting the gap between physical and mental health.
Jill Pate is a dual-certified nurse practitioner in family medicine and psychiatry/mental health. She has experience in Emergency Medicine, Urology, and Psychiatry. She loves learning and is known for making strong connections with her patients. Jill enjoys striving to enhance her knowledge in order to better the lives of the patients she serves. Jill's goal is to ensure her patients receive personalized, evidence-based care. She strives to improve positive self-image and improve overall functioning and well-being. She works with clients to ensure they are happy, healthy, & living as the best version of themselves.
Special Interest Populations: anxiety, depression, sexual & erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, helping those in the military acclimate to civilian life Workplace trauma and burnout (including working with health care providers, police, and fire professions), connecting the gap between physical and mental health.
Jill Pate is a dual-certified nurse practitioner in family medicine and psychiatry/mental health. She has experience in Emergency Medicine, Urology, and Psychiatry. She loves learning and is known for making strong connections with her patients. Jill enjoys striving to enhance her knowledge in order to better the lives of the patients she serves. Jill's goal is to ensure her patients receive personalized, evidence-based care. She strives to improve positive self-image and improve overall functioning and well-being. She works with clients to ensure they are happy, healthy, & living as the best version of themselves.
(614) 756-2143 View (614) 756-2143
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CFF Medical & Behavioral Health, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43231  (Online Only)
Ernestine is a dual board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner. I have over Nineteen years of nursing experience and over four years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. I am experienced in treating patients with chronic conditions, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, and addictions. Besides treating mental illnesses, she also treats medical conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Asthma, arthritis, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Bronchitis, Flu, Pneumonia, & many acute illnesses saving you time and a long wait in emergency rooms and Urgent care centers.
Ernestine is a dual board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner. I have over Nineteen years of nursing experience and over four years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. I am experienced in treating patients with chronic conditions, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, and addictions. Besides treating mental illnesses, she also treats medical conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Asthma, arthritis, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Bronchitis, Flu, Pneumonia, & many acute illnesses saving you time and a long wait in emergency rooms and Urgent care centers.
(614) 963-9533 View (614) 963-9533
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Richelle Sheets
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified
Columbus, OH 43213
She has a special interest in depression and anxiety disorders.
Richelle Sheets, Certified Nurse Practitioner, has worked in the field of psychiatry for over 8 years, with previous experience as a charge nurse at Harding Hospital. She has experience in inpatient and acute crisis psychiatry. Richelle graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing. Richelle has received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing from Harding Hospital and is an active member of the Ohio Nursing Association (ONA). She is ANCC board-certified and currently treats adults, 18 and older, in general psychiatry.
She has a special interest in depression and anxiety disorders.
Richelle Sheets, Certified Nurse Practitioner, has worked in the field of psychiatry for over 8 years, with previous experience as a charge nurse at Harding Hospital. She has experience in inpatient and acute crisis psychiatry. Richelle graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing. Richelle has received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing from Harding Hospital and is an active member of the Ohio Nursing Association (ONA). She is ANCC board-certified and currently treats adults, 18 and older, in general psychiatry.
(380) 205-0838 View (380) 205-0838
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VirtualPsych™
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43215
VirtualPsych allows for telepsych healthcare remotely in an easy to use environment. Our physicians specialize in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder and have over 30 years of experience in psychiatry and mental health. We accept a variety of insurance plans from providers including Aetna, CareSource and United Healthcare. We have appointments available on a daily basis and the time to see a physician is typically less than a few days. Please call us at (614) 502-3491 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.
VirtualPsych allows for telepsych healthcare remotely in an easy to use environment. Our physicians specialize in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder and have over 30 years of experience in psychiatry and mental health. We accept a variety of insurance plans from providers including Aetna, CareSource and United Healthcare. We have appointments available on a daily basis and the time to see a physician is typically less than a few days. Please call us at (614) 502-3491 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.
(614) 502-3491 View (614) 502-3491
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Amy Ogden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Columbus, OH 43212
She treats individuals, ages 18 and older, with mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, and addiction.
Amy Ogden is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Master of Nursing degree from The Ohio State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Capital University. She has over 10 years of combined experience as a psychiatric nurse and nurse practitioner, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
She treats individuals, ages 18 and older, with mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, and addiction.
Amy Ogden is a board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Master of Nursing degree from The Ohio State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Capital University. She has over 10 years of combined experience as a psychiatric nurse and nurse practitioner, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
(380) 208-0687 View (380) 208-0687
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Cynthia Richards
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Columbus, OH 43219
She also treats mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, psychosis and ADHD.
Dr. Cynthia Richards is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with more than 25 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient, residential and private practice psychiatry working with adults and children. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has a BS in chemistry. She earned her medical degree from the University of South Dakota. She did a transitional residency and general psychiatry residency at the University of South Dakota. She did a residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at Napa State Hospital.
She also treats mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, psychosis and ADHD.
Dr. Cynthia Richards is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with more than 25 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient, residential and private practice psychiatry working with adults and children. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has a BS in chemistry. She earned her medical degree from the University of South Dakota. She did a transitional residency and general psychiatry residency at the University of South Dakota. She did a residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at Napa State Hospital.
(740) 715-4130 View (740) 715-4130

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Anxiety Psychiatrists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.