Psychiatrists in Erie, PA

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Youeun Song
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erie, PA 16508
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Song has a very kind and gentle nature and takes the time to get to know each patient, working hard to provide individualized treatment in which patients feel listened to, cared for, and responded to in a timely fashion.
Dr. Song has a very kind and gentle nature and takes the time to get to know each patient, working hard to provide individualized treatment in which patients feel listened to, cared for, and responded to in a timely fashion.
(814) 631-6343 View (814) 631-6343
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Cognitive Behavior Institute
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16510  (Online Only)
Welcome to Cognitive Behavior Institute! We are committed to providing the best care possible through established treatment methods. These treatment methods are proven to be effective for a wide range of mental health diagnoses and psychological distresses. Cognitive Behavior Institute (CBI) is proud to employ adept licensed clinicians, board-certified psychiatrists, and compassionate administrative staff with diverse experience in their respective fields.
Welcome to Cognitive Behavior Institute! We are committed to providing the best care possible through established treatment methods. These treatment methods are proven to be effective for a wide range of mental health diagnoses and psychological distresses. Cognitive Behavior Institute (CBI) is proud to employ adept licensed clinicians, board-certified psychiatrists, and compassionate administrative staff with diverse experience in their respective fields.
(814) 648-6701 View (814) 648-6701
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Dr. Joshua C Taylor
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16505
Do you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, concentration issues, or even generally wondering if there is something limiting your ability to enjoy life? If so, it may be time to consider a psychiatric evaluation. The past few years have seen so many changes in the world around us and as a result a shift in the nature of our mental health. These hard times don’t need to be faced alone. It’s up to all of us to ensure that we seek the treatment and support necessary to fully enjoy life.
Do you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, concentration issues, or even generally wondering if there is something limiting your ability to enjoy life? If so, it may be time to consider a psychiatric evaluation. The past few years have seen so many changes in the world around us and as a result a shift in the nature of our mental health. These hard times don’t need to be faced alone. It’s up to all of us to ensure that we seek the treatment and support necessary to fully enjoy life.
(814) 648-6128 View (814) 648-6128
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Dr. Kirsten George
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16508
Not accepting new clients
I am in network with Highmark, Blue Cross PPO, and UPMC insurances. I am committed to providing high quality, individualized, evidenced-based treatment to adults with mental health issues. I place great value on the relationship between the doctor and patient and strive to understand the needs of my patients in order to make decisions based on their treatment goals. I approach patients with a holistic mindset, taking into account the myriad of factors that may be causing mental health symptoms, including lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, relationship issues, and medical conditions.
I am in network with Highmark, Blue Cross PPO, and UPMC insurances. I am committed to providing high quality, individualized, evidenced-based treatment to adults with mental health issues. I place great value on the relationship between the doctor and patient and strive to understand the needs of my patients in order to make decisions based on their treatment goals. I approach patients with a holistic mindset, taking into account the myriad of factors that may be causing mental health symptoms, including lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, relationship issues, and medical conditions.
(814) 267-8502 View (814) 267-8502
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Donald Cramer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16501
I am a Board Certified Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Psychiatry trained across the lifespan. I have experience in outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization and Intensive outpatient services. 10+ years as a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatry and 17+ years as a nurse in Critical Care Units, Cardiology, Pediatric Medical Psychiatry, Emergency Departments, Telemetry, and many levels of Behavioral Health care. I very much enjoy working with patients across the lifespan from age 6- 70 years.
I am a Board Certified Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Psychiatry trained across the lifespan. I have experience in outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization and Intensive outpatient services. 10+ years as a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatry and 17+ years as a nurse in Critical Care Units, Cardiology, Pediatric Medical Psychiatry, Emergency Departments, Telemetry, and many levels of Behavioral Health care. I very much enjoy working with patients across the lifespan from age 6- 70 years.
(484) 759-7485 View (484) 759-7485
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Uchenna Joseph Ekeabu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DBA, MBA, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Erie, PA 16502  (Online Only)
Central to my professional ethos is the belief in holistic and patient-centered care, recognizing the multifaceted nature of individuals and their unique healthcare needs. By approaching patients with cultural sensitivity and an empathetic demeanor, I aim to foster a therapeutic environment that empowers patients to actively participate in their care decisions. As the cornerstone of my practice, each patient is regarded as a vital partner in their treatment journey. I will invest ample time to comprehend their individual circumstances, listen attentively to their concerns, and collaborate closely to develop tailored treatment plans.
Central to my professional ethos is the belief in holistic and patient-centered care, recognizing the multifaceted nature of individuals and their unique healthcare needs. By approaching patients with cultural sensitivity and an empathetic demeanor, I aim to foster a therapeutic environment that empowers patients to actively participate in their care decisions. As the cornerstone of my practice, each patient is regarded as a vital partner in their treatment journey. I will invest ample time to comprehend their individual circumstances, listen attentively to their concerns, and collaborate closely to develop tailored treatment plans.
(509) 563-8571 View (509) 563-8571
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Funmilayo Whitaker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16501  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed and pulled in different directions, unable to be happy? Are you struggling to keep up with your daily activities, relationship, work, and health? Is it hard to be good to yourself and breathe in and out?
Do you feel overwhelmed and pulled in different directions, unable to be happy? Are you struggling to keep up with your daily activities, relationship, work, and health? Is it hard to be good to yourself and breathe in and out?
(215) 608-2803 View (215) 608-2803
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Sherifat Forcey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erie, PA 16501
I am currently accepting patients in need of mental health assistance via telehealth and in-person in Pennsylvania and Minnesota and I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My specialty is in medication management, and I look forward to working with clients who are interested in a client-centered, caring approach to treatment.
I am currently accepting patients in need of mental health assistance via telehealth and in-person in Pennsylvania and Minnesota and I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My specialty is in medication management, and I look forward to working with clients who are interested in a client-centered, caring approach to treatment.
(717) 482-6062 View (717) 482-6062
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Sheila Jourdain
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16501  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients! I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides a holistic approach in the treatment of mental challenges and conditions. I specialize in the treatment of adults in providing motivational talk psychotherapy, medication management, consulting, and alternative treatments when applicable. I develop comprehensive and thorough treatment plans. I am eager and excited to assist patients in achieving their individual goals for their mental health. I like to work alongside my patients as a guide to help them decide the best treatment options for their diagnosis.
Accepting New Patients! I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides a holistic approach in the treatment of mental challenges and conditions. I specialize in the treatment of adults in providing motivational talk psychotherapy, medication management, consulting, and alternative treatments when applicable. I develop comprehensive and thorough treatment plans. I am eager and excited to assist patients in achieving their individual goals for their mental health. I like to work alongside my patients as a guide to help them decide the best treatment options for their diagnosis.
(610) 995-6204 View (610) 995-6204
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16509  (Online Only)
We are board-certified to treat Children and Adults. Accepting new patients in Pennsylvania via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment online today. Evening and weekend hours available. Affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Also accepting some insurances.
We are board-certified to treat Children and Adults. Accepting new patients in Pennsylvania via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment online today. Evening and weekend hours available. Affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Also accepting some insurances.
(833) 303-0897 View (833) 303-0897
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Morgan Pontillo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erie, PA 16509  (Online Only)
Everyone's mental health journey is an individual experience and their mental health treatment should reflect that. My education and training as a PMHNP allows me to provide medication management and basic psychotherapy to help individuals better manage bothersome symptoms and mental health conditions. I pride myself on being relaxed and approachable and I prioritize creating an environment where you feel at ease and safe. I treat ages 6+. Let me support you on your journey to a happier, healthier life.
Everyone's mental health journey is an individual experience and their mental health treatment should reflect that. My education and training as a PMHNP allows me to provide medication management and basic psychotherapy to help individuals better manage bothersome symptoms and mental health conditions. I pride myself on being relaxed and approachable and I prioritize creating an environment where you feel at ease and safe. I treat ages 6+. Let me support you on your journey to a happier, healthier life.
(717) 973-8578 View (717) 973-8578
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Dr. Axeline Johnson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16507
Dr. Johnson is bilingual (Spanish and English) and a Board-certified psychiatrist. She is welcoming new patients seeking professional help for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD and other mental health concerns. With medical education at UCLA and specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania, she combines knowledge of psychopharmacology with a nuanced understanding of patients' concerns and experiences with medications. She is particularly cognizant of therapeutic inertia, and works with her patients to ensure that medications are effective and not over-used.
Dr. Johnson is bilingual (Spanish and English) and a Board-certified psychiatrist. She is welcoming new patients seeking professional help for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD and other mental health concerns. With medical education at UCLA and specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania, she combines knowledge of psychopharmacology with a nuanced understanding of patients' concerns and experiences with medications. She is particularly cognizant of therapeutic inertia, and works with her patients to ensure that medications are effective and not over-used.
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16507
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
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Dr. Baron Takayuki Denniston
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Erie, PA 16509
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Online Psychiatrists

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Kelli Ruby
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Butler, PA 16001
The best way to reach out is to call my office at the number listed, and speak to our lovely front desk staff to schedule an intake! They can help you assess your insurance coverage and book you with me quickly. Currently I'm booking within 1-2 weeks.
The best way to reach out is to call my office at the number listed, and speak to our lovely front desk staff to schedule an intake! They can help you assess your insurance coverage and book you with me quickly. Currently I'm booking within 1-2 weeks.
(412) 435-4725 View (412) 435-4725
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Jason Benton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, CPHom, CST-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portersville, PA 16051
Psychiatric medications are life-saving and effective, yet also come with immediate and long-term risks. I can help those who are looking to reduce side effects, find medication options more suitable, or avoid the risks of conventional meds altogether. Overall, when prescribing, I aim to find a balance which allows for personal growth, vitality, and autonomy.
Psychiatric medications are life-saving and effective, yet also come with immediate and long-term risks. I can help those who are looking to reduce side effects, find medication options more suitable, or avoid the risks of conventional meds altogether. Overall, when prescribing, I aim to find a balance which allows for personal growth, vitality, and autonomy.
(724) 307-4722 View (724) 307-4722
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Patricia Webb
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Kane, PA 16735
Hello, I'm Dr. Patricia Webb, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a broad background in holistic mental health care. My private practice is a client-centered, safe space where you can find in-depth, whole-person care offered with respect for you and compassion for your experiences. I partner with you and draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, which we tailor to match your unique priorities and concerns. Together, we'll identify your goals and construct a path toward the life you seek.
Hello, I'm Dr. Patricia Webb, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a broad background in holistic mental health care. My private practice is a client-centered, safe space where you can find in-depth, whole-person care offered with respect for you and compassion for your experiences. I partner with you and draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, which we tailor to match your unique priorities and concerns. Together, we'll identify your goals and construct a path toward the life you seek.
(814) 926-0124 View (814) 926-0124
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Amanda Hillen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in treating clients aged 18 and older, my focus is on addressing a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. Central to my approach is the establishment of a fair and trusting patient/provider relationship, where individuals feel respected, heard, and empowered in their journey towards mental wellness. Recognizing the unique needs of each client, I employ a comprehensive approach that combines medication management with therapeutic interventions.
As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in treating clients aged 18 and older, my focus is on addressing a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. Central to my approach is the establishment of a fair and trusting patient/provider relationship, where individuals feel respected, heard, and empowered in their journey towards mental wellness. Recognizing the unique needs of each client, I employ a comprehensive approach that combines medication management with therapeutic interventions.
(412) 455-8438 View (412) 455-8438
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Dr. Michael Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
The ideal client is quite simply someone who truly wants help. Someone who is willing to work where the goal is to live the best life, reach the goals one seeks, and to enjoy the journey. The details of how that is done of course depends on the individual's station at the time one seeks help.
The ideal client is quite simply someone who truly wants help. Someone who is willing to work where the goal is to live the best life, reach the goals one seeks, and to enjoy the journey. The details of how that is done of course depends on the individual's station at the time one seeks help.
(724) 492-4056 View (724) 492-4056
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Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
I am a Psychiatrist with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. I focus on treating the whole individual with psychotherapy and medication when appropriate, and after careful assessment. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
I am a Psychiatrist with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. I focus on treating the whole individual with psychotherapy and medication when appropriate, and after careful assessment. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
(724) 870-4294 View (724) 870-4294

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Erie, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$162

Psychiatrists in Erie, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
93% Trauma and PTSD
86% Anxiety
86% Bipolar Disorder
71% Medication Management
57% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Highmark
83% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in Erie, PA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

63% Female
37% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Erie?

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.