Psychiatrists in Fort Washington, PA

Photo of Elizabeth Pak- Impak Psychiatry, CRNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth Pak- Impak Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Accepting clients with Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, Highmark, Cigna, and Optum! As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide psychiatric medication management for treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, postpartum mental conditions, PMDD, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, among other conditions for ages 18 to 65. During the 60 minute initial evaluation, we will discuss history and symptoms to gain clarity on diagnosis to guide our treatment plan moving forward. During the 30 minute follow ups, we will discuss medication efficacy, side effects and risks/benefits in continuing medications. Please visit my website at impakpsychiatry.com.
Accepting clients with Aetna, Capital Blue Cross, Highmark, Cigna, and Optum! As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide psychiatric medication management for treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, postpartum mental conditions, PMDD, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, among other conditions for ages 18 to 65. During the 60 minute initial evaluation, we will discuss history and symptoms to gain clarity on diagnosis to guide our treatment plan moving forward. During the 30 minute follow ups, we will discuss medication efficacy, side effects and risks/benefits in continuing medications. Please visit my website at impakpsychiatry.com.
(267) 214-5505 View (267) 214-5505
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Scott A Fleischer, MD, PC, & Associates
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fort Washington, PA 19034
At Scott A. Fleischer, M.D., P.C., & Associates we provide a non- drug treatment for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy. TMS is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment which uses magnetic pulses similar to MRI technology to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain that regulates mood to decrease depression and OCD symptoms. Unfortunately, antidepressant medications are only effective some of the time. In our practice we have seen over a 70% success in decreasing depression symptoms after completing TMS.
At Scott A. Fleischer, M.D., P.C., & Associates we provide a non- drug treatment for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy. TMS is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment which uses magnetic pulses similar to MRI technology to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain that regulates mood to decrease depression and OCD symptoms. Unfortunately, antidepressant medications are only effective some of the time. In our practice we have seen over a 70% success in decreasing depression symptoms after completing TMS.
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Lacy Clayton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Waitlist for new clients
At this time Lacy Clayton Wellness is at full capacity. You may reach out via our website to be added to our waitlist. Thank you. Hello, I'm Lacy and I am glad you are here. Are you looking for a medication provider who considers you as an individual? Listening, compassion, understanding, and clinical expertise are the cornerstones of my practice. It is a privilege to be part of someone’s mental health care and my promise to you is to make every effort to ensure you feel heard, supported, and actively engaged in your health care. I value getting to know you as an individual and tailoring a treatment plan specifically for you.
At this time Lacy Clayton Wellness is at full capacity. You may reach out via our website to be added to our waitlist. Thank you. Hello, I'm Lacy and I am glad you are here. Are you looking for a medication provider who considers you as an individual? Listening, compassion, understanding, and clinical expertise are the cornerstones of my practice. It is a privilege to be part of someone’s mental health care and my promise to you is to make every effort to ensure you feel heard, supported, and actively engaged in your health care. I value getting to know you as an individual and tailoring a treatment plan specifically for you.
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Wendy Pecorella
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fort Washington, PA 19034
I am a child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist specializing in psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, when needed, in a private practice setting.
I am a child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist specializing in psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, when needed, in a private practice setting.
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Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-B, B-C
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
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.
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Nichelle Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , PMHNP
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique goals. They seek a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique goals. They seek a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
(267) 762-1493 View (267) 762-1493
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Sheila Jourdain
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Levittown, PA 19056  (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.
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Brittany D'Aurizio
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
Give yourself a pat on the back. If you are reading this, you are likely on your way to starting, or you are on your way to continuing, the journey to improve your mental health. This takes courage- "the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty" (Merriam-Webster). The key to cognitive wellness is to first recognize, acknowledge, and understand the difficulties that life may throw our way, and how YOU as an individual have responded to such.
Give yourself a pat on the back. If you are reading this, you are likely on your way to starting, or you are on your way to continuing, the journey to improve your mental health. This takes courage- "the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty" (Merriam-Webster). The key to cognitive wellness is to first recognize, acknowledge, and understand the difficulties that life may throw our way, and how YOU as an individual have responded to such.
(215) 515-8549 View (215) 515-8549
Care Counseling & Children's Services, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
Accepting New Clients - Age range 12yrs to Adult. I have been in filed of treating mental health disorders for 20 + years as a psychiatrist. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve more of what they want in their life by providing the best care for their mental health. I provide in person and Telehealth Psychiatric appointments.
Accepting New Clients - Age range 12yrs to Adult. I have been in filed of treating mental health disorders for 20 + years as a psychiatrist. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve more of what they want in their life by providing the best care for their mental health. I provide in person and Telehealth Psychiatric appointments.
(610) 822-9287 View (610) 822-9287
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Javier G. Taboada
Psychiatrist, MD, FACP, FAAN
Not Verified Not Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
Dr. Javier G. Taboada, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and has his practice in Yardley, PA. He specializes in Adult and Child Psychiatry. He provides outpatient psychiatric evaluations, consultations and follow-up to adults and children. Fellow, American College of Physicians. Member of the American Medical Assoc. Member of the New Jersey Medical Society. Listed in ABMS, Compendium.
Dr. Javier G. Taboada, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and has his practice in Yardley, PA. He specializes in Adult and Child Psychiatry. He provides outpatient psychiatric evaluations, consultations and follow-up to adults and children. Fellow, American College of Physicians. Member of the American Medical Assoc. Member of the New Jersey Medical Society. Listed in ABMS, Compendium.
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Dr. Michael Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
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.
(215) 712-8995 View (215) 712-8995
Photo of Allen Masry - Harmony Bay, MD, Psychiatrist
Harmony Bay
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
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Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
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Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
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Photo of Allen Masry - Harmony Bay, MD, Psychiatrist
Harmony Bay
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
Harmony Bay is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
Harmony Bay is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
(215) 996-7119 View (215) 996-7119
Photo of Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
(215) 770-0128 View (215) 770-0128
Photo of Dr. Allen Masry, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(215) 974-0175 View (215) 974-0175
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Nichelle Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique and goals. They are looking for a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique and goals. They are looking for a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
(267) 214-8636 View (267) 214-8636
Photo of Dr. Michael Rosen, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Michael Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
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.
(267) 356-5521 View (267) 356-5521
Photo of Ann Nolan, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ann Nolan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Langhorne, PA 19047
Accepting NJ & PA insurance and out-of-network. Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. Treating a broad spectrum of mental health diagnoses, specializing in ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorders. Office & Online psychiatric services available. Treating children, adolescents, and adults, Ann is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings many years of professional mental health experience to the care of her patients. The practice is affiliated with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and Princeton House.
Accepting NJ & PA insurance and out-of-network. Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. Treating a broad spectrum of mental health diagnoses, specializing in ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorders. Office & Online psychiatric services available. Treating children, adolescents, and adults, Ann is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings many years of professional mental health experience to the care of her patients. The practice is affiliated with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and Princeton House.
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Number of Psychiatrists in Fort Washington, PA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Fort Washington, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Anxiety
75% ADHD
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Bipolar Disorder
75% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Fort Washington, PA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Fort Washington?

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.