Psychiatrists in Portsmouth, RI

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Lisa Marie DeJesus
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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Lisa DeJesus is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed in both MA and RI. She has been a registered nurse since 2011, working in several areas of practice including substance use treatment, mental health and palliative care. Lisa graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2018, with a MSN and completed a Post Masters Certification from Regis College in 2020, launching her career as a PMHNP. She holds a strong interest to meeting the treatment needs of mental and behavioral health conditions. She is passionate about improving the lives of individuals and families with psychotic diagnosis.
(401) 583-6212 
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Portsmouth, RI 02871
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Claire Cayer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Claire Cayer, APRN
Verified
(401) 205-3531 
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Portsmouth, RI 02871

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth, 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. Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Portsmouth as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Portsmouth). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.