Psychiatrists in Solon, OH

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Emilia Chinenye Mba
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNS, BSN
Verified Verified
Solon, OH 44139
Emilia Mba, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across lifespan. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. She follows evidence-based guidelines. She brings a humanistic philosophy of holistic care and she values interdisciplinary collaboration. She is culturally sensitive, empathetic and very particular about involving her clients in every step of their care because she believes that this approach is synonymous with the best
Emilia Mba, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across lifespan. She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. She follows evidence-based guidelines. She brings a humanistic philosophy of holistic care and she values interdisciplinary collaboration. She is culturally sensitive, empathetic and very particular about involving her clients in every step of their care because she believes that this approach is synonymous with the best
(440) 635-3962 View (440) 635-3962
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Dr Moussavand Tranquility Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Solon, OH 44139
Each individual is unique with unique personality and unique needs. Therefore we provide individual treatment customized for you or your child. Multiculturalism also informs our practice. We are a full-service mental health practice with the capacity to serve adults, children, teens and their parents.
Each individual is unique with unique personality and unique needs. Therefore we provide individual treatment customized for you or your child. Multiculturalism also informs our practice. We are a full-service mental health practice with the capacity to serve adults, children, teens and their parents.
(440) 482-7719 View (440) 482-7719
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Jennifer Tucker Rosenberg
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Solon, OH 44139
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
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 View (216) 223-6312
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Amanda Lambert at Revive Counseling and Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Solon, OH 44139
Hi! My name is Amanda! I am committed to helping improve the mental health of my patients through both medication management and therapeutic intervention. My approach to mental health treatment focuses on treating each patient as an individual by diving into their personal history, concerns with medication, and goals of treatment to improve the patient’s overall quality of life.
Hi! My name is Amanda! I am committed to helping improve the mental health of my patients through both medication management and therapeutic intervention. My approach to mental health treatment focuses on treating each patient as an individual by diving into their personal history, concerns with medication, and goals of treatment to improve the patient’s overall quality of life.
(216) 294-3692 View (216) 294-3692
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Daniel Gonzalez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Solon, OH 44139
Accepting new patients! My name is Dr. Daniel Gonzalez. I'm a Cleveland native who completed undergraduate at Miami University of Ohio before going into medical school at the University of Toledo. After obtaining my medical degree (M.D.), I then completed my Adult Psychiatry residency at Cleveland Clinic. I am currently board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Adult Psychiatry. I work exclusively with adults (18+), and while I have a special interest in mood and anxiety disorders I see the full spectrum of psychiatric illnesses. I also particularly enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ population.
Accepting new patients! My name is Dr. Daniel Gonzalez. I'm a Cleveland native who completed undergraduate at Miami University of Ohio before going into medical school at the University of Toledo. After obtaining my medical degree (M.D.), I then completed my Adult Psychiatry residency at Cleveland Clinic. I am currently board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Adult Psychiatry. I work exclusively with adults (18+), and while I have a special interest in mood and anxiety disorders I see the full spectrum of psychiatric illnesses. I also particularly enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ population.
(216) 369-6523 View (216) 369-6523
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DeBalzo, Elgudin, Levine, Risen LLC
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD, CNS, LPCC, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Solon, OH 44139
We are a comprehensive psychiatric and mental health practice offering a wide spectrum of evidence-based therapies. We provide services to children/adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our services include psychiatric evaluation and medication management, individual psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, psychological testing, genomic testing for medication sensitivity, and evaluation and therapy for sexual and gender-related concerns. We offer ADHD assessment with the QbTest which is a FDA cleared computer based objective test.
We are a comprehensive psychiatric and mental health practice offering a wide spectrum of evidence-based therapies. We provide services to children/adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our services include psychiatric evaluation and medication management, individual psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, psychological testing, genomic testing for medication sensitivity, and evaluation and therapy for sexual and gender-related concerns. We offer ADHD assessment with the QbTest which is a FDA cleared computer based objective test.
(216) 831-2900 View (216) 831-2900
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Kara Forte-Sullen PMHNP - Seasons Of Wellness, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Solon, OH 44139  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Kara! I am currently accepting new patients in Ohio seeking telehealth visits. Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or even skeptical about Mental Health care? Are you ready to open up about the emotional pain you are experiencing? I believe open communication and active listening are crucial to understanding a persons struggles and making a accurate diagnosis. I collaborate closely with my patients, crafting personalized treatment plans that incorporate therapy, medication, or a blend of both, tailored to their needs. My goal is to help you become your best self. Let's accomplish this as a team together!
Hello, I'm Kara! I am currently accepting new patients in Ohio seeking telehealth visits. Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or even skeptical about Mental Health care? Are you ready to open up about the emotional pain you are experiencing? I believe open communication and active listening are crucial to understanding a persons struggles and making a accurate diagnosis. I collaborate closely with my patients, crafting personalized treatment plans that incorporate therapy, medication, or a blend of both, tailored to their needs. My goal is to help you become your best self. Let's accomplish this as a team together!
(216) 347-8498 View (216) 347-8498

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Danny Miller
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beachwood, OH 44122  (Online Only)
Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain (Matt Haig). Danny is, above all, fully engaged in optimizing your well-being. He believes it is crucial to be totally engaged in patient interactions to really connect with you and provide the best care possible. When you see Danny for medication management, you have his undivided attention. As a patient-centered prescriber, he emphasizes practical, positive medical outcomes.
Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain (Matt Haig). Danny is, above all, fully engaged in optimizing your well-being. He believes it is crucial to be totally engaged in patient interactions to really connect with you and provide the best care possible. When you see Danny for medication management, you have his undivided attention. As a patient-centered prescriber, he emphasizes practical, positive medical outcomes.
(234) 657-4657 View (234) 657-4657
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Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, B-C
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
(216) 284-5146 View (216) 284-5146
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Noah L Miller
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
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.
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 View (216) 250-9339
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The Evolution through Mind, Body, and Spirit, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, MHA, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
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.
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 View (440) 577-5984
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Karen Steffes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Karen Steffes is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has six years of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse and over two years as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her both her master's degree in nursing and her bachelor's degree in nursing from University of Akron. She has worked with patients who range in age from 6-75 in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. She works with both individuals and families to provide medication management and patient education with a goal of achieving optimal mental health.
Karen Steffes is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has six years of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse and over two years as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her both her master's degree in nursing and her bachelor's degree in nursing from University of Akron. She has worked with patients who range in age from 6-75 in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. She works with both individuals and families to provide medication management and patient education with a goal of achieving optimal mental health.
(234) 595-2118 View (234) 595-2118
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Anna Popova
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CNP/PM
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Anna Popova, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC Anna Popova is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Akron, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ursuline College, is a Licensed Practical Nurse through ATS Institute of Technology, is a Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is ANCC certified as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She treats children as young as 4 years old, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Anna Popova, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC Anna Popova is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Akron, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ursuline College, is a Licensed Practical Nurse through ATS Institute of Technology, is a Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the Ohio Board of Nursing and is ANCC certified as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She treats children as young as 4 years old, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
(216) 446-8635 View (216) 446-8635
Scott F. Martin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44118
Greetings! I provide a full range of psychiatric care, focused on individuals' needs and often consisting of psychotherapy and/or medication treatment. I welcome your inquiries and would recommend meeting for an assessment and to establish a plan on how we can work together. My psychotherapeutic background is in psychodynamic and relational work with a holistic and humanistic approach. I have a particular interest in wellness practices and in the integration of psychedelics with medicine to expand the potential for psychotherapy.
Greetings! I provide a full range of psychiatric care, focused on individuals' needs and often consisting of psychotherapy and/or medication treatment. I welcome your inquiries and would recommend meeting for an assessment and to establish a plan on how we can work together. My psychotherapeutic background is in psychodynamic and relational work with a holistic and humanistic approach. I have a particular interest in wellness practices and in the integration of psychedelics with medicine to expand the potential for psychotherapy.
(216) 859-4304 View (216) 859-4304
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Edena Walden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, MSN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
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.
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.
(216) 716-2592 View (216) 716-2592
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Deanna Berry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, MSN, RN
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Deanna Berry is a nurse practitioner dually certified in psychiatric and mental health as well as adult-geriatric primary care. She has 20 years experience as nurse. She received her bachelor's degree, master's degree and post-master's certification in nursing from Ursuline College in Cleveland, OH and is certified through the American Nursing Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Deanna Berry is a nurse practitioner dually certified in psychiatric and mental health as well as adult-geriatric primary care. She has 20 years experience as nurse. She received her bachelor's degree, master's degree and post-master's certification in nursing from Ursuline College in Cleveland, OH and is certified through the American Nursing Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
(440) 762-6239 View (440) 762-6239
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VirtualPsych™
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44122
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 (216) 238-3555 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 (216) 238-3555 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.
(216) 238-3555 View (216) 238-3555
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Ascension Counseling and Therapy Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Do anxiety, stress, depression, anger or even mood swings interrupt you realizing your best self? Is talk therapy by itself just not enough? If you experience sleep difficulties, disturbing traumatic memories or even panic attacks, you may need some additional support. Medication management is one option, however, sometimes people may see this as the only option. Many people are better served when treated by a specialist who is trained to carefully consider a person’s unique personality, life stressors and even family history before issuing a prescription. I also offer genetic testing to help inform best treatment options.
Do anxiety, stress, depression, anger or even mood swings interrupt you realizing your best self? Is talk therapy by itself just not enough? If you experience sleep difficulties, disturbing traumatic memories or even panic attacks, you may need some additional support. Medication management is one option, however, sometimes people may see this as the only option. Many people are better served when treated by a specialist who is trained to carefully consider a person’s unique personality, life stressors and even family history before issuing a prescription. I also offer genetic testing to help inform best treatment options.
(216) 930-6350 View (216) 930-6350
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Dr. Mallery Neff
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Beachwood, OH 44122
Triple board-certified physician in child psychiatry, pediatrics, and adult psychiatry specializing in guiding youth through challenging mental health challenges. If your child is acting out, expressing suicidal thoughts, or has experienced trauma, but lacks a formal diagnosis, I am here to help. By offering both diagnosis and targeted treatment, we ensure each teen receives the personalized care they need in a structured, nurturing environment.
Triple board-certified physician in child psychiatry, pediatrics, and adult psychiatry specializing in guiding youth through challenging mental health challenges. If your child is acting out, expressing suicidal thoughts, or has experienced trauma, but lacks a formal diagnosis, I am here to help. By offering both diagnosis and targeted treatment, we ensure each teen receives the personalized care they need in a structured, nurturing environment.
(216) 340-9591 View (216) 340-9591
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Areum Kim
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44125
Dr. Kim graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Psychology. She completed medical school at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Kim was chief resident during her adult psychiatry training at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She continued on at OSUWMC for her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in affiliation with Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was actively involved in the recruitment and education of medical students, residents, and fellows and also served as chief fellow in her final year of training.
Dr. Kim graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Psychology. She completed medical school at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Kim was chief resident during her adult psychiatry training at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She continued on at OSUWMC for her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in affiliation with Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was actively involved in the recruitment and education of medical students, residents, and fellows and also served as chief fellow in her final year of training.
(216) 867-6166 View (216) 867-6166

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Number of Psychiatrists in Solon, OH

< 10

Psychiatrists in Solon, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Medication Management
86% ADHD
86% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in Solon, OH see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Solon?

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.