Psychiatrists in Fairfield, OH

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Harmony Mamutse
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Fairfield, OH 45014  (Online Only)
Mental health does not define who you are, it does not have to take over your life. We all fight our inner - battles differently. Some need help to navigate through different emotional roadblocks. You should know there is hope for you to guide you and help you overcome your struggles whether you have depression, anxiety, PTSD or other mental health diseases. I will work with you to address the inner emotional issues that you experience. We will work together to analyze root cause, modify, treat and manage the behavioral health struggles you go through. I currently offer Telehealth psych services ONLY
Mental health does not define who you are, it does not have to take over your life. We all fight our inner - battles differently. Some need help to navigate through different emotional roadblocks. You should know there is hope for you to guide you and help you overcome your struggles whether you have depression, anxiety, PTSD or other mental health diseases. I will work with you to address the inner emotional issues that you experience. We will work together to analyze root cause, modify, treat and manage the behavioral health struggles you go through. I currently offer Telehealth psych services ONLY
(513) 717-5366 View (513) 717-5366
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Dr. Cleopatra Enakhena
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, OH 45014  (Online Only)
Are you an individual needing treatment for a mental health disorder? then, you are in the right Place. I serve a large population of mental health individuals. I am very passionate about providing the best care, including participating in the development of a safe and healthy environment that is people friendly and free of stigma's. I am compassionate, caring, empathetic, and a good listener. My goal is to keep utilizing my advanced skills to improve mental health and wellness in the society.
Are you an individual needing treatment for a mental health disorder? then, you are in the right Place. I serve a large population of mental health individuals. I am very passionate about providing the best care, including participating in the development of a safe and healthy environment that is people friendly and free of stigma's. I am compassionate, caring, empathetic, and a good listener. My goal is to keep utilizing my advanced skills to improve mental health and wellness in the society.
(513) 951-7379 View (513) 951-7379
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Angela Marie Strotman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fairfield, OH 45014
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone’s path to wellness can look much different. I view each person as an individual and create a plan that is unique to you and your struggles. I believe that anyone who takes the path to wellness deserves to have a voice and to be treated with respect and empowerment. I treat patients of all ages from 5+. I enjoy working with both children and adults. I am currently pursuing specialty certification in Perinatal Mental Health to treat women both during and after their pregnancy. I have also been certified in pediatrics and critical care as an RN. I strive to help patient's with their overall health.
Everyone’s path to wellness can look much different. I view each person as an individual and create a plan that is unique to you and your struggles. I believe that anyone who takes the path to wellness deserves to have a voice and to be treated with respect and empowerment. I treat patients of all ages from 5+. I enjoy working with both children and adults. I am currently pursuing specialty certification in Perinatal Mental Health to treat women both during and after their pregnancy. I have also been certified in pediatrics and critical care as an RN. I strive to help patient's with their overall health.
(513) 447-6083 View (513) 447-6083
Karen Harris
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-BC, FAAN
Verified
Fairfield, OH 45014
When you are hurting and unable to focus due to anxiety, depression, addiction or whatever the problem, be it your own or someone else's, you want relief. You are not alone. I want to help you to navigate to the best form of you and then help that to get even better. You want to be able to breath, drive, relate and be heard. I feel your pain and I am here to help.
When you are hurting and unable to focus due to anxiety, depression, addiction or whatever the problem, be it your own or someone else's, you want relief. You are not alone. I want to help you to navigate to the best form of you and then help that to get even better. You want to be able to breath, drive, relate and be heard. I feel your pain and I am here to help.
(513) 613-9783 View (513) 613-9783
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Helene Muhirwa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Fairfield, OH 45014
Immediate openings both virtual and in person with over 8 years of experience working with children, teens and adults. We provide medication management for Mental Health and Substance Use. We can help you or your loved one achieve full potential of mental Illness or become free of addiction. Please feel free to share what you are going through. In certain situations, you may think of an Urgent Care location for physical ailments such as a severe asthma or allergies. However, this clinic is specifically designed for behavioral issues such as panic attacks, severe depressions or substance use crisis.
Immediate openings both virtual and in person with over 8 years of experience working with children, teens and adults. We provide medication management for Mental Health and Substance Use. We can help you or your loved one achieve full potential of mental Illness or become free of addiction. Please feel free to share what you are going through. In certain situations, you may think of an Urgent Care location for physical ailments such as a severe asthma or allergies. However, this clinic is specifically designed for behavioral issues such as panic attacks, severe depressions or substance use crisis.
(614) 756-5649 View (614) 756-5649
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LeeSide Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified
Fairfield, OH 45014  (Online Only)
Dr. Schauseil has a dual master’s degree in counseling education and nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Her doctorate project was on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and she has a passion for working with people of all ages struggling with symptoms related to ADHD and other mental health issues. She is dual board certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner. She sees children, adolescents, and adults in our Mason office and through virtual visits.
Dr. Schauseil has a dual master’s degree in counseling education and nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Her doctorate project was on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and she has a passion for working with people of all ages struggling with symptoms related to ADHD and other mental health issues. She is dual board certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner. She sees children, adolescents, and adults in our Mason office and through virtual visits.
(513) 647-9426 View (513) 647-9426
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A Crystal Mind
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, OH 45011
Start YOUR Journey to Inner Peace!! A Crystal Mind's goal is to expand access to mental healthcare while assisting patients on their journeys to become the best versions of themselves. We use a variety of evidenced-based practices to provide a holistic, client-centered, culturally-sensitive approach. We will listen to your unique story and come up with a comprehensive plan that best fits your personal needs. The experienced provider is a dual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has over 20yrs of nursing experience and has worked in various clinical settings.
Start YOUR Journey to Inner Peace!! A Crystal Mind's goal is to expand access to mental healthcare while assisting patients on their journeys to become the best versions of themselves. We use a variety of evidenced-based practices to provide a holistic, client-centered, culturally-sensitive approach. We will listen to your unique story and come up with a comprehensive plan that best fits your personal needs. The experienced provider is a dual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has over 20yrs of nursing experience and has worked in various clinical settings.
(513) 434-6344 View (513) 434-6344

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Dr. Benjamin S. Foreman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Liberty Township, OH 45011
Welcome! My name is Dr. Benjamin Foreman and I am a board-certified psychiatrist accepting new patients in the Mason/Liberty Township area. I received my undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and completed medical training at University of Toledo. I then completed a 4-year adult psychiatry residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Welcome! My name is Dr. Benjamin Foreman and I am a board-certified psychiatrist accepting new patients in the Mason/Liberty Township area. I received my undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and completed medical training at University of Toledo. I then completed a 4-year adult psychiatry residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
(513) 450-3094 View (513) 450-3094
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Cultivating Mind LLC.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Indian Springs, OH 45011  (Online Only)
Our mission is to help patients understand and manage their psychiatric diagnosis, in order to function at their fullest potential.
Our mission is to help patients understand and manage their psychiatric diagnosis, in order to function at their fullest potential.
(513) 506-0168 View (513) 506-0168
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Sirona Mental Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, FNP, PMHNP, NCMP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, OH 45011
I believe that individuals deserve a safe, nonjudgmental space to talk openly about their story. The health and medical world can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. I work toward creating a warm and inviting environment where the client is an expert on self and the provider is an expert in support. Together, we explore health and mental wellness, pathways for progress, and best-fit care plans. Mental wellness is a journey, not a destination. My goal is to be a tool to each client through preventive and routine mental wellness, and each triumph and tribulation that they experience. - Dr. Cathleen McKnight
I believe that individuals deserve a safe, nonjudgmental space to talk openly about their story. The health and medical world can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. I work toward creating a warm and inviting environment where the client is an expert on self and the provider is an expert in support. Together, we explore health and mental wellness, pathways for progress, and best-fit care plans. Mental wellness is a journey, not a destination. My goal is to be a tool to each client through preventive and routine mental wellness, and each triumph and tribulation that they experience. - Dr. Cathleen McKnight
(513) 866-3753 View (513) 866-3753
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Modern Psychiatry and Wellness LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Hamilton, OH 45011
Our God-given mission is to provide holistic, evidence-based, and compassionate treatment to those who suffer from mental illness, emotional pain, and addiction. Our team consist of a psychiatrist, therapist/counselors, nurse practitioners, and nurses to help clients achieve real outcomes with their mental health and addiction recovery.
Our God-given mission is to provide holistic, evidence-based, and compassionate treatment to those who suffer from mental illness, emotional pain, and addiction. Our team consist of a psychiatrist, therapist/counselors, nurse practitioners, and nurses to help clients achieve real outcomes with their mental health and addiction recovery.
(513) 657-1718 View (513) 657-1718
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Keshia Nichole Jordan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP, CARN-AP, FNP-BC
Verified
Hamilton, OH 45011
At Most Hope Treatment Center, we will help our clients with their mental health and addiction needs by providing convenient, compassionate, care and making their success the number one priority at our practice.
At Most Hope Treatment Center, we will help our clients with their mental health and addiction needs by providing convenient, compassionate, care and making their success the number one priority at our practice.
(513) 654-6327 View (513) 654-6327
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Daniel S Hardy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, PMGT-BC
Verified
West Chester, OH 45011
Most of my clients are queer, neurodivergent, chronically ill, and/or disabled. They may seek help with transition concerns, psychiatric medication, identifying/confirming a diagnosis, or therapy/support for living in a society that's a poor fit. Whatever their need, they're seeking someone comfortable with the diversity of experiences that our identities bring and how these intersect in society.
Most of my clients are queer, neurodivergent, chronically ill, and/or disabled. They may seek help with transition concerns, psychiatric medication, identifying/confirming a diagnosis, or therapy/support for living in a society that's a poor fit. Whatever their need, they're seeking someone comfortable with the diversity of experiences that our identities bring and how these intersect in society.
(513) 845-3284 View (513) 845-3284
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Cassandra Hazelrig
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, OH 45011
Welcoming New Patients to Encounter Wellness Mental Health Services! "And still, I rise.” —  Maya Angelou. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms, or maybe you just do not feel like yourself? We are here to help you. Hello, I am Cassandra Hazelrig, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. My work experience includes hospital and community mental health settings, serving patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, and other conditions.
Welcoming New Patients to Encounter Wellness Mental Health Services! "And still, I rise.” —  Maya Angelou. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms, or maybe you just do not feel like yourself? We are here to help you. Hello, I am Cassandra Hazelrig, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. My work experience includes hospital and community mental health settings, serving patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, and other conditions.
(513) 717-8149 View (513) 717-8149
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Not Alone, Inc. Opiate Recovery
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Hamilton, OH 45011
Trauma and loneliness can bring women to substance dependence. It can be a struggle to stay healthy and strong in recovery. We want to learn about your life goals and help you reach them. We can help you avoid relapse, cravings and medication side effects.
Trauma and loneliness can bring women to substance dependence. It can be a struggle to stay healthy and strong in recovery. We want to learn about your life goals and help you reach them. We can help you avoid relapse, cravings and medication side effects.
(513) 440-6228 View (513) 440-6228
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Hamilton, OH 45011  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients for telehealth visits in Ohio for psych evaluation 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 evaluation 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.
(513) 434-6732 View (513) 434-6732
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Sarah (Reid) Red Specializing In Anxiety
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, BSN, RN
Verified
17 Endorsed
West Chester, OH 45011
Seeking help is hard. Here getting care is easy. - - Immediate openings for new patients - - Too often we are beaten down and we feel defeated, lose our self-confidence and our connection to others. It is important to me to restore that connection. I not only treat the mind - but also nurture the spirit - in a safe setting where you feel heard and receive compassionate, attentive care. Here you will have time to talk, and you will receive coaching and feedback from someone who listens and is invested in your success.
Seeking help is hard. Here getting care is easy. - - Immediate openings for new patients - - Too often we are beaten down and we feel defeated, lose our self-confidence and our connection to others. It is important to me to restore that connection. I not only treat the mind - but also nurture the spirit - in a safe setting where you feel heard and receive compassionate, attentive care. Here you will have time to talk, and you will receive coaching and feedback from someone who listens and is invested in your success.
(380) 600-9930 View (380) 600-9930
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VirtualPsych™
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Hamilton, OH 45011
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 also cover most Medicaid and Medicare plans as well. 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 (513) 540-2851 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 also cover most Medicaid and Medicare plans as well. 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 (513) 540-2851 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.
(513) 540-2851 View (513) 540-2851
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Adrienne McCray
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Hamilton, OH 45011
Adrienne Y. McCray, DO Adrienne Y. McCray is a Psychiatrist in Ohio who has been practicing since 1998. She graduated from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Adrienne believes in a treatment approach that incorporates a biopsychosocial philosophy. In her spare time, Adrienne enjoys travel and reading.
Adrienne Y. McCray, DO Adrienne Y. McCray is a Psychiatrist in Ohio who has been practicing since 1998. She graduated from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Adrienne believes in a treatment approach that incorporates a biopsychosocial philosophy. In her spare time, Adrienne enjoys travel and reading.
(513) 654-6673 View (513) 654-6673
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Dr. Morgan Alexander
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, OH 45011  (Online Only)
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
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Number of Psychiatrists in Fairfield, OH

< 10

Psychiatrists in Fairfield, OH who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Bipolar Disorder
57% ADHD
57% Borderline Personality (BPD)

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Fairfield, OH see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Fairfield?

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.