Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists in Independence, OH

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Photo of Scott Christian Rohrbaugh, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Independence, OH
Scott Christian Rohrbaugh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CNP
Verified
Verified
Clients suffering with depression and anxiety, specifically young adults. I like to help clients set tangible goals while keeping them engaged in their treatment through active listening and motivational interviewing.
(216) 600-0102
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Independence, OH 44131
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Melissa Lopez-Larson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Lopez-Larson is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and received her MD from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. She performed her adult and child psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School training sites including Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital and Cambridge Hospital, respectively. She has been practicing for over 15 years in a variety of settings including academic research, inpatient, residential and outpatient psychiatric services.
(216) 626-7742
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Independence, OH 44131
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Dawn Whitehair
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Verified
Dawn is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specializing in both adult and pediatric psychiatry. She has experience in outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as having dedicated 10+ years to cancer research prior to her nursing career in several specialties. During her nursing career, she was a recipient of the DAISY award. Dawn brings empathy, compassion, an easygoing communication style, and a sweet sense of humor, making it easy for her to engage with her patients and their family members. She is licensed to prescribe medications all across the lifespan and has full prescriptive authority.
(440) 598-5044
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Independence, OH 44131
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Cross My Heart Wellness, LLC Mental Health Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-C
Verified
Verified
Accepting new Patients! linktr.ee/crossmyheartwellness Copy and paste this link to schedule your appointment today! Dr. Brandy McKinney is now welcoming New Clients for in-person and video appointments. As a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, her goal is to establish therapeutic relationships with her clients to ensure they are comfortable and feel free of judgment. She specializes in providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments and treatment for anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and ADD/ADHD.
(440) 553-8687
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Independence, OH 44131
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Jodie Skillicorn
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I integrate conventional psychiatric treatment options of psychotherapy with researched based complementary modalities including mindfulness, breath-work, yoga, biofeedback, imagery, EMDR, hypnosis, nutrition, exercise, and supplements, along with prescriptions, if and only if, absolutely necessary. Conditions treated include depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, as well as fatigue, pain and other general health issues that often have a stress induced component. For more information about my approach check out my book Healing Depression without Medications: A Psychiatrist's Guide to Balancing Mind, Body, and Soul.
(330) 679-8477
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Cleveland, OH 44101
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Jennifer M. Suffridge
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRNCNP, PMHNPBC
Verified
Verified
I am trained in the use of psychotropic medications to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders, including mood disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder), Anxiety Disorders (Panic Attacks, OCD, GAD, and PTSD ), Psychotic Disorders, as well as ADHD, Autism Spectrum, and sexual problems.
My treatment philosophy starts with the fact that I believe that every human being is unique, and deserves to be happy and to be treated with dignity. I have been working for my entire adult life in the medical field. I worked for many years as a critical care nurse, treating men and women suffering from severe, life-threatning illnesses. As I saw individuals and families struggling with pain and illness, I became gradually more interested in focusing on people's inner, mental well-being. I was fortunate to be able to train as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am availabe to treat any patients in the State of Ohio.
(513) 953-4459
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Cleveland, OH 44101
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Aspire Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
One of my passions is trauma and how it can impact our physical and emotional well being.
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I am licensed to treat mental illness with medication management. It is my goal to help people who feel like they have been looked over or have lost hope. I approach each individual with empathy and compassion and provide a non-judgmental, safe space for them to discuss their needs and mental health concerns. I look at the whole person and assess their needs and will provide access and referrals to various services as needed to ensure their mental, physical and social needs are cared for. At On Demand we offer both in person and telehealth services for your convenience.
(234) 233-7760
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Cleveland, OH 44113
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Alex McCormick
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently Accepting New Patients. I help those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma , substance abuse, or illness that keeps them from fulfilling their full potential. My approach is to optimize wellness by combining integrative and holistic principles with the traditional practice of psychiatry. As an osteopathic physician, my foundation is based on principles of treating the whole person, incorporating mind, body, and spirit; acknowledging that the body is capable of self-regulation and self-healing; and realizing that structure and function are reciprocally related.
(216) 279-8394
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Beachwood, OH 44122
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Kimberly Cromer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
Her special areas of interest are OCD, Bipolar, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD and PTSD .
Kimberly Cromer PMHNP-BC, has over 18 years of clinical experience in inpatient, outpatient, addiction, ECT, Ketamine, and medical services. She has experience in IOP, dual diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse. She received her BSN from Ohio University and Master Degree from Eastern Kentucky University.
(440) 732-4441
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Cleveland, OH 44111
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Brittany Lute
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brittany is trained to treat a variety of psychiatric conditions across the lifespan including: Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Immigrant/Refugee Mental Health Care Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Panic Disorder, Perinatal/Postpartum, PTSD , and trauma .
Brittany Lute is a board certified, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with training and experience treating individuals of all ages. She obtained her master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Her training includes integrated primary care, developmental pediatrics, reproductive psychiatry, and general adult and pediatric psychiatry.
(440) 291-2196
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Beachwood, OH 44122
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Dr. Elise Bonder
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Bonder is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of mental health issues such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Mood disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Trauma Related Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders. She has expertise in the management of patients from childhood through young adulthood.
(216) 369-1124
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Beachwood, OH 44122
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Not accepting new clients
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Cortney A Kohberger
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I treat adults between the ages of 18 and 65 for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma , bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, and adjusting to life transitions.
(216) 284-5963
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Beachwood, OH 44122
Not accepting new clients
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Steve Pessefall
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Steve’s area of specialization includes mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD , schizophrenia, ADHD, childhood behavioral disorders, and a range of other disorders.
Steve is Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (CNP) with a focus on providing treatment for a broad-spectrum of mental health disorders. He earned his Master of Science in Nursing Degree from The University of Akron and is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He has experience in inpatient, outpatient, as well as community mental health settings as a Nurse Practitioner and over 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse working in psychiatric / behavioral health hospitals. Steve has also earned his credential for Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) from The University of Maryland.
(440) 530-6462
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Brecksville, OH 44141
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The Evolution through Mind, Body, and Spirit, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, MHA, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified
Verified
My name is Nicole Berry, and I am a dual Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. If you are currently experiencing anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, or even an addiction to substances, I am here for you. My experience as a Nurse Practitioner includes, a variety of assessments for proper diagnosing, pharmacological management, group and individual therapies, and much more. With my vast experience, my goal is to assist you in becoming the best you, you can become, holistically.
(440) 577-5984
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Beachwood, OH 44122
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Jennifer Tucker Rosenberg
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work together with my patients to discover the emotional pain they are experiencing. I feel open communication and listening is crucial to both making a diagnosis and to understanding a person and their struggles. I work closely with my patients to establish a diagnosis and the course of treatment. I find that therapy and medication alone or in combination can be very helpful. I work with people who struggle with life challenges included but not limited to anxiety, depression,life transitions,divorce, adhd, trauma ,depression, anxiety,anxiety and depression in pregnancy and postpartum,infertility,relationship issues
(216) 223-6312 x2
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Beachwood, OH 44122
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Amy Mattern
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Her clinical interests include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, OCD, and ADHD.
Dr. Mattern is board certified in Adult psychiatry. Her approach to mental health is integrative, with utilization of complementary and alternative treatments such as yoga, lifestyle changes, and nutritional interventions in addition to traditional medication management and therapy. Dr. Mattern prefers to focus on the overall health and well-being of an individual, rather than just treating symptoms. Dr. Mattern’s practice focuses on medication management along with elements of therapy from different modalities, such as supportive and cognitive behavioral therapy that are patient-tailored.
(513) 327-5057
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Cleveland, OH 44101
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Anjuli Maharaj Shah
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Anjuli Maharaj Shah, D.O. is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a holistic psychiatrist, she integrates non-pharmacologic approaches in addition to medication in her approach to treatment. She has a particular interest in nutritional psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Shah has had focused training in various therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma -focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. She utilizes such therapeutic approaches in medication management appointments as well as dedicated therapy sessions.
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Cleveland, OH 44106
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Noah L Miller
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am board certified in both general psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry. As such, I not only see children and adolescents but also young adults. I prefer to work with this age group but I will consider working with middle-aged adults as long as it is a good "fit" for my practice. Also please know that my practice is not in any insurance networks, though we will submit all billing to your insurance so that you can collect any out-of-network benefits. I am comfortable diagnosing and treating ADHD & behavioral disorders, depression & other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD , and autism spectrum disorder.
(216) 250-9339
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Beachwood, OH 44122
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Sheila Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Sheila Jones, PMHNP Sheila Jones is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. She has an Associate's Degree in Surgical Technology from The University of Akron, an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing from Cuyahoga Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Akron, and a Masters in Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. Shelia believes that as Confucius said, "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
(440) 565-2213
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Cleveland, OH 44111
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Jess Levy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Good psychiatric care happens during visits as well as between visits. And yet when it comes to psychiatry, 15-minute med checks once every few months is the norm. It's no wonder why so many patients are overwhelmed, frustrated, and skeptical about psychiatric care! (Don't even get me started If you have multiple conditions like ADHD and anxiety!) What if instead you worked with a psychiatrist who is open-minded, experienced, and will take the take the time to get to know you (or your child)?
(216) 616-5766
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Beachwood, OH 44122
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Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Independence is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Independence Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Independence has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Independence, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Independence Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.