Sarah Ritter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, APRN Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92105
Not accepting new clients
Sarah has over 10 years of experience in various mental health roles and 5 years of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She attended University of Illinois at Chicago for her nursing education, and is board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center in Psychiatry. She is trained in psychotropic medication therapy as well as psychotherapy (talk therapy/counseling). Sarah believes in establishing a warm and caring relationship with her patients while utilizing a collaborative approach to treatment planning.
(408) 583-6276
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92105
Not accepting new clients
Sarah has over 10 years of experience in various mental health roles and 5 years of experience as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She attended University of Illinois at Chicago for her nursing education, and is board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center in Psychiatry. She is trained in psychotropic medication therapy as well as psychotherapy (talk therapy/counseling). Sarah believes in establishing a warm and caring relationship with her patients while utilizing a collaborative approach to treatment planning.

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego, 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. San Diego Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.