Psychiatrists in Bluffton, SC

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Katherine Tharp
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909
Life can be challenging and difficult. All of us are vulnerable to feelings of sadness/worry when life's stressors become too much. Sometimes these issues can develop into more serious mental illness, such as clinical depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, even psychosis. ​ If your mood is interfering with your ability to enjoy life or reach your goals, it's time to seek help. If your struggles with trauma or feeling broken are making it impossible to experience life to its fullest or even just function day-to-day, it is well past time start moving forward. If in Texas or South Carolina, reach out! (Emailed preferred.)
Life can be challenging and difficult. All of us are vulnerable to feelings of sadness/worry when life's stressors become too much. Sometimes these issues can develop into more serious mental illness, such as clinical depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, even psychosis. ​ If your mood is interfering with your ability to enjoy life or reach your goals, it's time to seek help. If your struggles with trauma or feeling broken are making it impossible to experience life to its fullest or even just function day-to-day, it is well past time start moving forward. If in Texas or South Carolina, reach out! (Emailed preferred.)
(254) 455-5344 View (254) 455-5344
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Kasara Helou
Physician Assistant, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, MPH
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29909
Kasara provides effective evidence-based medication management and brief therapeutic counseling for adults, adolescents and children. She treats a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, insomnia, ADHD and autism. She coordinates care by working closely with psycho-therapists, counselors, and other health care providers. She has a strong background working with children and adolescents alongside Dr. Julie Jensen, but also has a longstanding history caring for adults, the elderly and underserved.
Kasara provides effective evidence-based medication management and brief therapeutic counseling for adults, adolescents and children. She treats a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, insomnia, ADHD and autism. She coordinates care by working closely with psycho-therapists, counselors, and other health care providers. She has a strong background working with children and adolescents alongside Dr. Julie Jensen, but also has a longstanding history caring for adults, the elderly and underserved.
(912) 470-5951 View (912) 470-5951

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Lonnie T Scarborough
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hilton Head, SC 29926
I've been a psychiatrist for over 30 years and have worked in many areas within the field. I trained during the era when psychiatrists still saw people in psychotherapy and treated them with medications when necessary. Gradually, the psychiatrist's role has shifted away from one as a psychotherapist toward one as a specialist in biological interventions, usually medications. Certainly not every patient asking for help from mental health professionals needs medication, but most patients who need medication or who can benefit from medication can also benefit from focused psychotherapy. I still have this perspective and utilize it as much as possible.
I've been a psychiatrist for over 30 years and have worked in many areas within the field. I trained during the era when psychiatrists still saw people in psychotherapy and treated them with medications when necessary. Gradually, the psychiatrist's role has shifted away from one as a psychotherapist toward one as a specialist in biological interventions, usually medications. Certainly not every patient asking for help from mental health professionals needs medication, but most patients who need medication or who can benefit from medication can also benefit from focused psychotherapy. I still have this perspective and utilize it as much as possible.
(912) 244-7659 View (912) 244-7659
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Reaghan Hicks
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Dr. Reaghan Hicks is a double board-certified psychiatrist in General and Addiction Psychiatry. She completed her undergraduate training at The College of Charleston followed by medical school at The University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Hicks completed Residency in General Psychiatry at The University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville followed by Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at The Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Reaghan Hicks is a double board-certified psychiatrist in General and Addiction Psychiatry. She completed her undergraduate training at The College of Charleston followed by medical school at The University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Hicks completed Residency in General Psychiatry at The University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville followed by Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at The Medical University of South Carolina.
(904) 267-1629 View (904) 267-1629
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Megen Barber
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928  (Online Only)
My approach integrates conventional psychiatry with holistic health. My experience in emergency medicine, critical care, and inpatient psychiatry allow me to provide a thorough evaluation that considers all elements of psychological imbalance. I provide diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, prescribe and manage psychotropic medications, and/or psychotherapy. Advanced laboratory testing is often recommended to address the root causes of imbalance.
My approach integrates conventional psychiatry with holistic health. My experience in emergency medicine, critical care, and inpatient psychiatry allow me to provide a thorough evaluation that considers all elements of psychological imbalance. I provide diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, prescribe and manage psychotropic medications, and/or psychotherapy. Advanced laboratory testing is often recommended to address the root causes of imbalance.
(844) 983-4794 View (844) 983-4794
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Felicia M Heyward
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Are you struggling with everyday life? Or just not able to push through to find your happy place again? I am a nurse practitioner, board certified in both Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health, with over 28 years of experience in many areas of healthcare. I am committed to helping patients restore balance by achieving optimal psychological well-being. With extensive experience, my focus is the care of patients with mood and personality disorders, PTSD, and a special focus on mental health conditions in college students. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AVAILABLE w/ weekends & evenings.
Are you struggling with everyday life? Or just not able to push through to find your happy place again? I am a nurse practitioner, board certified in both Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health, with over 28 years of experience in many areas of healthcare. I am committed to helping patients restore balance by achieving optimal psychological well-being. With extensive experience, my focus is the care of patients with mood and personality disorders, PTSD, and a special focus on mental health conditions in college students. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING AVAILABLE w/ weekends & evenings.
(803) 921-8953 View (803) 921-8953
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Holly Clark
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926  (Online Only)
Dr. Clark is a board certified adult psychiatrist. She is fellowship trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has been in practice for 11 years. Dr. Clark focuses on working with patients to create an environment where they feel comfortable and supported. She focuses on medication management along with supportive therapy. Normally visits are 30 minute follow ups to allow time to focus on areas of support needed. If additional therapy is recommended she will request a therapist will be added into your care team to meet all of your needs.
Dr. Clark is a board certified adult psychiatrist. She is fellowship trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has been in practice for 11 years. Dr. Clark focuses on working with patients to create an environment where they feel comfortable and supported. She focuses on medication management along with supportive therapy. Normally visits are 30 minute follow ups to allow time to focus on areas of support needed. If additional therapy is recommended she will request a therapist will be added into your care team to meet all of your needs.
(843) 890-8361 View (843) 890-8361
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Cindy S Wright
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928  (Online Only)
Dr. Wright has been practicing psychiatry for over 25 years. Her patients appreciate the time, attention and expertise that she provides each of her patients. Dr. Wright has had many years of experience working in Family Medicine and Psychiatry and treats the whole person and not just the symptoms. She believes that patients should have a role in their treatment plan. NOW SCHEDULING VIDEO CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Dr. Wright has been practicing psychiatry for over 25 years. Her patients appreciate the time, attention and expertise that she provides each of her patients. Dr. Wright has had many years of experience working in Family Medicine and Psychiatry and treats the whole person and not just the symptoms. She believes that patients should have a role in their treatment plan. NOW SCHEDULING VIDEO CONFERENCE SESSIONS
(904) 490-6506 View (904) 490-6506
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Patrick Wiita, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
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Go to https://wiitamd.com/ to request a consultation.
(843) 865-2867 View (843) 865-2867
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Dr. Phillip Smith
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head, SC 29928  (Online Only)
Accepting new patient. Request appointment at kibunhealth.com. I am a psychiatrist medical doctor (MD). I will offer you my approach as a physician throughout your treatment journey. I understand the difficulties you face, whether it's battling depression, can't sleep, struggling with inattention, coping with psychosis, or fighting substance use disorders. If your goal is to find relief from these acute and chronic mental health conditions, and I am here to prioritize your journey towards remission.
Accepting new patient. Request appointment at kibunhealth.com. I am a psychiatrist medical doctor (MD). I will offer you my approach as a physician throughout your treatment journey. I understand the difficulties you face, whether it's battling depression, can't sleep, struggling with inattention, coping with psychosis, or fighting substance use disorders. If your goal is to find relief from these acute and chronic mental health conditions, and I am here to prioritize your journey towards remission.
(704) 734-9620 View (704) 734-9620
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Gabriella Farkas Md Phd
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928  (Online Only)
I love helping my patients feel healthy and happy, no matter where they need to start. I offer evidence-based diagnostic and medication management services. I welcome second opinion, medication revision, deprescribing inquiries. My services are conducted through a secure video application so you have access to them from the privacy and convenience of your home. I welcome residents of New York and South Carolina in my new practice. Please go to my website to complete your booking: drgabbyfarkas.com. I am looking forward to working with you.
I love helping my patients feel healthy and happy, no matter where they need to start. I offer evidence-based diagnostic and medication management services. I welcome second opinion, medication revision, deprescribing inquiries. My services are conducted through a secure video application so you have access to them from the privacy and convenience of your home. I welcome residents of New York and South Carolina in my new practice. Please go to my website to complete your booking: drgabbyfarkas.com. I am looking forward to working with you.
(843) 960-3684 View (843) 960-3684
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Stephanie Price
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926  (Online Only)
Dr. Stephanie Price is a board-certified psychiatrist. Her practice focuses on medication management and supportive therapy. She believes in a collaborative approach to treatment planning because shared decision-making helps provide the best outcome for patients. She went to college at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY and received her degree in Microbiology. She completed her medical education at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, SC, and completed her residency training at Creighton University School of Medicine-Valleywise Health in Phoenix, AZ.
Dr. Stephanie Price is a board-certified psychiatrist. Her practice focuses on medication management and supportive therapy. She believes in a collaborative approach to treatment planning because shared decision-making helps provide the best outcome for patients. She went to college at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY and received her degree in Microbiology. She completed her medical education at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, SC, and completed her residency training at Creighton University School of Medicine-Valleywise Health in Phoenix, AZ.
(843) 380-2759 View (843) 380-2759
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Dr. Phillip Smith
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatrist medical doctor (MD). I will offer you my approach as a physician throughout your treatment journey. I understand the difficulties you face, whether it's battling depression, can't sleep, struggling with inattention, coping with psychosis, or fighting substance use disorders. If your goal is to find relief from these acute and chronic mental health conditions, and I am here to prioritize your journey towards remission.
I am a psychiatrist medical doctor (MD). I will offer you my approach as a physician throughout your treatment journey. I understand the difficulties you face, whether it's battling depression, can't sleep, struggling with inattention, coping with psychosis, or fighting substance use disorders. If your goal is to find relief from these acute and chronic mental health conditions, and I am here to prioritize your journey towards remission.
(205) 551-0367 View (205) 551-0367
Photo of Laura S Rosenbaum-Bloom, MD, Psychiatrist
Laura S Rosenbaum-Bloom
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 751-4488 View (843) 751-4488

Online Psychiatrists

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Angel Oak Counseling
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Johns Island, SC 29455
Are you facing a personal problem? Perhaps you need help after a traumatic event? When you find yourself in situations like these, feel free to come and visit us at Angel Oak Counseling for assistance. We provide professional counseling services for individuals seeking support and guidance in dealing with significant life changes. We also evaluate your need for psychiatric medication and prescribe as needed. Allow us to help you in your time of need. Visit our counseling clinic in Johns Island, SC today to properly discuss your needs.
Are you facing a personal problem? Perhaps you need help after a traumatic event? When you find yourself in situations like these, feel free to come and visit us at Angel Oak Counseling for assistance. We provide professional counseling services for individuals seeking support and guidance in dealing with significant life changes. We also evaluate your need for psychiatric medication and prescribe as needed. Allow us to help you in your time of need. Visit our counseling clinic in Johns Island, SC today to properly discuss your needs.
(843) 507-4957 View (843) 507-4957
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John Ganz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
I recognize the importance of a client-centered medical experience, which inspires me to create strong and long-lasting bonds with each of my patients. It's a privilege to serve the community of Charleston by providing quality medical attention through sound therapeutic advice and evidence-based treatment. For years, patients have depended on me to provide therapy in combination with medication management to best treat a multitude of conditions. I offer this and other individualized options to clients in need of a Psychiatrist they can trust. I'm dedicated to building long-lasting relationships based on trust and medical integrity.
I recognize the importance of a client-centered medical experience, which inspires me to create strong and long-lasting bonds with each of my patients. It's a privilege to serve the community of Charleston by providing quality medical attention through sound therapeutic advice and evidence-based treatment. For years, patients have depended on me to provide therapy in combination with medication management to best treat a multitude of conditions. I offer this and other individualized options to clients in need of a Psychiatrist they can trust. I'm dedicated to building long-lasting relationships based on trust and medical integrity.
(843) 284-6165 View (843) 284-6165
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Dr. Juandalyn Peters
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified Verified
Charleston, SC 29412  (Online Only)
Are you happy with your life: your career, your relationships, and the way you feel about yourself? If not, then it may be time for us to talk. I can help you to overcome problems with sadness, worrying, stress and difficult past experiences that are holding you back. Whether you are a child, adolescent or adult, a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation can help determine the cause of your struggles. Then, we will work together using talk therapy and/or medications to help you get back on the road to a happy and successful life. Compassionate care will help you get there!
Are you happy with your life: your career, your relationships, and the way you feel about yourself? If not, then it may be time for us to talk. I can help you to overcome problems with sadness, worrying, stress and difficult past experiences that are holding you back. Whether you are a child, adolescent or adult, a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation can help determine the cause of your struggles. Then, we will work together using talk therapy and/or medications to help you get back on the road to a happy and successful life. Compassionate care will help you get there!
(786) 255-0347 View (786) 255-0347
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Victoria D. Simpson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, PMHNP-
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Victoria D. Simpson is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Master of Science Nursing (MSN), Summa Cum Laude, a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN), Summa Cum Laude, and an Associate in Applied Science, Nursing. With her thirty years of nursing experience, Victoria provides a non-judgmental environment to anyone struggling with any aspect of their mental health. Her role is multifaceted including educator, mental health advocate, and medication management.
Victoria D. Simpson is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Master of Science Nursing (MSN), Summa Cum Laude, a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN), Summa Cum Laude, and an Associate in Applied Science, Nursing. With her thirty years of nursing experience, Victoria provides a non-judgmental environment to anyone struggling with any aspect of their mental health. Her role is multifaceted including educator, mental health advocate, and medication management.
(843) 773-5030 View (843) 773-5030
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Stephanie L. Price, DO, LLC
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29407
Thank you for visiting my profile. I admire the strength in you who have been, or currently are, active in this treatment process. A special welcome to everyone on the verge of this journey-to achieve health and wellness. I am a board-certified psychiatrist and work with all ages, though extended training to focus on children, adolescents and young adults. I do not accept insurance, but I am currently accepting new clients! I have telepsychiatry capability, too.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I admire the strength in you who have been, or currently are, active in this treatment process. A special welcome to everyone on the verge of this journey-to achieve health and wellness. I am a board-certified psychiatrist and work with all ages, though extended training to focus on children, adolescents and young adults. I do not accept insurance, but I am currently accepting new clients! I have telepsychiatry capability, too.
(843) 306-4339 View (843) 306-4339
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MyNDSpace Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Charleston, SC 29407
At MyNDSpace, we endeavor to create a culture of mental health awareness and sensitivity, to reduce mental health disparities, and to bridge the gap between community organizations and mental health services.
At MyNDSpace, we endeavor to create a culture of mental health awareness and sensitivity, to reduce mental health disparities, and to bridge the gap between community organizations and mental health services.
(843) 890-0315 View (843) 890-0315

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Bluffton, SC

< 10

Psychiatrists in Bluffton, SC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Psychosis
100% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Bluffton, SC 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 Bluffton?

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.