Psychiatrists in Philadelphia, PA

Photo of Jessica Plocher, Psychiatric Nurse in Philadelphia, PA
Jessica Plocher
Psychiatric Nurse, CRNP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am currently scheduling new patients for initial psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We additionally have psychotherapists (within our network at Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates) whom we collaborate with if indicated. I have over a decade of experience working in the mental health field, including working as a mental health resource specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital (2003-2008), The Johns Hopkins Hospital in both clinical and supervisor roles (2009-2012) and have instructed at The University of Pennsylvania (where I completed my training including certification to prescribe psychiatric medications).
(267) 331-4799
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Michelle McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse, APN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
(267) 641-2202
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Harshasu Barot
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Dr. Barot is a board-certified adult psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. He has practiced in a variety of settings, both inpatient and outpatient, encompassing both rural and urban populations. Dr. Barot's practice focuses primarily on medication management. Typically, he offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. However, occasionally Dr. Barot may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best possible outcomes.
(215) 486-0341
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Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Erica Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Erica Johnson is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia, P.A. She recieved her Masters of Nursing in Psychiatry from Walden University. She has over 11 years in the field of Nursing.
(215) 598-6780
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Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Paula Bu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
When depression, anxiety, or trauma overshadows your thoughts, it can be difficult to even imagine how life could be different. Whether you are struggling with work-life balance, relationships, or life transitions, I offer new ways of thinking and a personalized treatment plan that empowers you to live your most meaningful life. I also have significant experience treating college students, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people of color.
(484) 207-6264
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Karen (Yang) Chen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, MSN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates is a network of over 20 psychiatric providers including Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and Psychotherapists. We offer in-office and Virtual Telehealth appointments in Philadelphia, The Main Line of Philadelphia and Virtually to NJ, NY and FL. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in medication management for a variety of mental health conditions in adults ages 18+, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, PMDD, bipolar disorder, and more.
(215) 770-3879
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Marlene Chelso
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, MSN, PMHCNS
Verified
Verified
I have had a private medication management practice for 21 years in several locations; am currently licensed in Connecticut and New Jersey, but am able to do telehealth wherever you are located. My experience is in multiple settings: inpatient, outpatient, and crisis intervention. I have also served as a consultant to patients with mental health concerns in a neurology practice and in an HIV clinic. I have held faculty positions at several universities, and currently serve as an associate professor at UPENN's School of Nursing.
(215) 709-8970
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Philadelphia, PA 19128
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Sophia Monsour
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
Dr. Sophia Monsour holds the position of Chief Psychiatrist for Pennsylvania at Talkiatry. After completing residency in 2013 at Albany Medical Center, she has spent the past 9 years fulfilling her passion for integrated and specialty care for adults suffering from mental illness. Her years of experience has included working as an integrated care Psychiatrist at a community health center, a medical director of a Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Program (PHP/IOP), and also working for an Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) specializing in the Serious Mentally Ill (SMI) population.
(215) 309-9517
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Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Chris Pagnani MD PC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Founder and Medical Director of Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates - a network of over 20 psychiatric providers that are academically focused and utilize evidence based practice. In-office (Philadelphia, and The Main Line in Paoli, PA) and virtual Telehealth psychiatric appointments. We treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD. Child and adolescent psychiatric appointments. Fee for service practice, treating moderate levels of psychiatric illness for safety purposes (we do not have admitting privileges or a 24 hour emergency line). Board Certified and licensed in PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, FL, CA. Visit www.RittenhousePA.com.
(267) 415-8618
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Jeffrey Seley
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Jeffrey Seley is board certified in adult psychiatry. He has been in practice for over 21 years. Dr. Seley's practice focuses on medication management in conjunction with supportive therapy and psychoeducation in 20-30 minute follow-up visits. At times, Dr. Seley may recommend additional therapy and ask that you bring another therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
(267) 329-0144
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Philadelphia, PA 19125
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John G Wilson III
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
I am a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who works hard to practice psychotherapy and psychopharmacology in both a private & supportive setting. While I strongly believe in pharmacologic interventions backed by empirical evidence, I am a firm believer in the value of therapy & more holistic interventions (exercise, diet, meditation, mindfulness). I understand the importance of shoring up wellness rather than treating illness, and you can expect to spend a significant amount of time discussing the importance of sleep, fitness and nutrition, in addition to tackling deeper psychological issues.
(856) 393-6559
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Voyage Healing PC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Voyage Healing is a unique Ketamine and Psychedelic -Assisted Therapy clinic in East Falls, opening November 15th, 2021. Founded by Dr. Gail Serruya, a psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in psychotherapy, Voyage Healing is building a team of therapists to offer Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, bipolar depression, and PTSD. While many Ketamine clinics are set-up in a sterile way, with little preparation for the actual Ketamine experience, we offer a warm and therapeutic milieu. We are focused on tailoring our treatment to best help you reach your individual goals.
(215) 478-6936
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Philadelphia, PA 19129
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Dr. Sam Seplow
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Verified
My passion is helping people with DEPRESSION. I want my patients to feel empowered because their symptoms leave them feeling powerless. One of my most important roles as a psychiatrist is to instill hope for my patients. Depression is treatable, and with TMS therapy along with medication management, we have even more options for patients who struggle.
(267) 356-4287
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Kristen Tollefson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Kirsten Tollefson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. She has been practicing for over 9 years. Her practice focuses on medication management, combined with brief psychotherapeutic interventions. Typically visits last 30 minutes. In certain cases, Dr. Tollefson may recommend that you engage in additional individual, or family, therapy, to provide the most effective treatment combination. She sees the goal of psychiatric treatment as restoring, to each person, an emotional balance that facilitates their living out their own, unique, life goals.
(267) 692-7851
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Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Jaclyn DeLauretis
Physician Assistant, PA-C, MHP
Verified
Verified
My ideal client would have a substance use disorder and/or a mood disorder, such as depression or anxiety. These clients would need medication management and therapy to alleviate their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Their goal would be to recover and live a life free from the grasp of substances and mental health issues. They would want to better their lives by furthering their education, getting a job, taking care of legal matters, and being there for their families and friends. Ultimately, these clients would want to be happier and healthier.
(267) 214-2588
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Ijeoma Njoku
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, LPN
Verified
Verified
People with mental health disorders are affected in many ways due to the nature of the problem. These individuals need stability and want to be well. My goal of treatment is to reduce their symptoms so that it will not impact their daily functioning and so they can live fruitful and healthy life.
(267) 490-4029
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-B, B-C
Verified
Verified
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.
(267) 389-6273
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Farah Ahmad-Stout
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Better understanding our relationships with others and with ourselves can allow us to develop new and healthier patterns. Understanding how your thoughts, feelings, and mood influence each other in less helpful ways (e.g. exacerbating symptoms) is a part of then being able to make positive change. I believe that medications, if indicated, can help improve quality of life and functioning. When considering potential benefits, I also strive to help you weigh all options in the context of your own personal goals, preferences, and possible ambivalence around taking medications. Often this is in conjunction with individual therapy.
(267) 214-2822
Philadelphia, PA 19109
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Photo of Elizabeth Milburn, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth Milburn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I currently have a wait list, but other providers at Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates have immediate availability! I see adults ages 18+ for initial evaluations and medication management. I have 10 years of experience in the mental health field, including providing medication management/therapy at a university counseling center, evaluating patients in a crisis response center, and providing medication management/therapy in outpatient private practice and community mental health settings. Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates is able to accommodate both in-office and Telemedicine Virtual Psychiatric Appointments.
(267) 460-4536
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Douglas Chen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Chen is a board-certified physician with well over twenty years experience helping people live happier, fuller lives. He holds active medical licenses in multiple states and has held numerous leadership and teaching positions, including being recognized as teacher of the year by psychiatry residents. He understands that experience and a deep knowledgebase matter, but that each individual is different, with circumstances, and will tailor his recommendations accordingly.
(646) 362-8660
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Philadelphia, PA 19125
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, 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. Philadelphia Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in Philadelphia, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Philadelphia, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Philadelphia as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Philadelphia). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.