Psychiatrists in Easley, SC

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Total Care Psychiatry LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Easley, SC 29640  (Online Only)
As a telehealth company, Total Care Psychiatry focuses on providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment to patients in the comfort of their home. We will work closely with your primary care provider to assure quality care and limit the over prescribing of medications. We aim to provide evidence-based care with proven positive outcomes. Forensic Psychiatry services are also available by a board-certified Forensic Psychiatrist. A board-certified clinical pharmacist, Dr. Katie Touma, is also available for medication consultation and to review your response to medications.
As a telehealth company, Total Care Psychiatry focuses on providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment to patients in the comfort of their home. We will work closely with your primary care provider to assure quality care and limit the over prescribing of medications. We aim to provide evidence-based care with proven positive outcomes. Forensic Psychiatry services are also available by a board-certified Forensic Psychiatrist. A board-certified clinical pharmacist, Dr. Katie Touma, is also available for medication consultation and to review your response to medications.
(864) 572-7687 View (864) 572-7687
Keeley Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Easley, SC 29640  (Online Only)
Accepting patients starting July 2024.
Accepting patients starting July 2024.
(864) 202-4797 View (864) 202-4797
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Timothy Allen Naumann
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Easley, SC 29640
I am a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. My career in medicine began when I joined the United States Army as a Medic. I earned a Bachelors of Nursing Science from University of South Carolina. While working as a Registered Nurse for inpatient facility I earned a Masters of Nursing Science from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While working as a Family Nurse Practitioner i gained experience and a passion for helping patients with acute and chronic mental health diagnoses. I also have a passion for helping the men and women who wear the uniform, whether as a first responder or in defense of our nation.
I am a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. My career in medicine began when I joined the United States Army as a Medic. I earned a Bachelors of Nursing Science from University of South Carolina. While working as a Registered Nurse for inpatient facility I earned a Masters of Nursing Science from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While working as a Family Nurse Practitioner i gained experience and a passion for helping patients with acute and chronic mental health diagnoses. I also have a passion for helping the men and women who wear the uniform, whether as a first responder or in defense of our nation.
(864) 514-5881 View (864) 514-5881
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M. Brian Hendricks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Easley, SC 29642
I concentrate on integrative psychiatry to understand you as a whole person. This allows you and I the ability to identify and treat the underlying causes of your condition, so we can move beyond just covering up symptoms with psychiatric medications and achieve profound life changes. We will often concentrate on nutrition, stress management, sleep and rest, work-life balance, movement, spirituality, relationships and community, personal development, mind-body connection, and healthy environment as ways to decrease polypharmacy.
I concentrate on integrative psychiatry to understand you as a whole person. This allows you and I the ability to identify and treat the underlying causes of your condition, so we can move beyond just covering up symptoms with psychiatric medications and achieve profound life changes. We will often concentrate on nutrition, stress management, sleep and rest, work-life balance, movement, spirituality, relationships and community, personal development, mind-body connection, and healthy environment as ways to decrease polypharmacy.
(864) 668-8193 View (864) 668-8193

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Dana Wiley
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29601
As a psychiatrist who can prescribe medication, I also appreciate the importance of therapy in helping patients improve. While I do incorporate supportive therapy in my sessions, for those patients who may need more intensive counseling, I have both male & female therapists in my practice and work with a psychologist, Dr. Yadira Baez-Lockard who treats children, adults & families in addition to psychological testing, DSS & forensic work. I treat the most common psychiatric disorders, but also have Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who appreciate the interface between medical and psychiatric disorders.
As a psychiatrist who can prescribe medication, I also appreciate the importance of therapy in helping patients improve. While I do incorporate supportive therapy in my sessions, for those patients who may need more intensive counseling, I have both male & female therapists in my practice and work with a psychologist, Dr. Yadira Baez-Lockard who treats children, adults & families in addition to psychological testing, DSS & forensic work. I treat the most common psychiatric disorders, but also have Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who appreciate the interface between medical and psychiatric disorders.
(864) 506-8517 View (864) 506-8517
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Taral Sharma, MD -Spartanburg, Greenville & Seneca
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA, FAPA, FABPM
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29613
Exceptional evidence based patient care
Exceptional evidence based patient care
(864) 844-9432 View (864) 844-9432
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Upstate Mental Health, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29601
Now Accepting New Patients with Primary Care Provider Referral: Upstate Mental Health, LLC is owned and operated by a Professional Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, ANCC Board Certified, serving patients with a range of mental health diagnoses in an outpatient setting. Beyond outpatient services, we also offer free collaboration with local therapist and psychologist for the better care of patients within our community.
Now Accepting New Patients with Primary Care Provider Referral: Upstate Mental Health, LLC is owned and operated by a Professional Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, ANCC Board Certified, serving patients with a range of mental health diagnoses in an outpatient setting. Beyond outpatient services, we also offer free collaboration with local therapist and psychologist for the better care of patients within our community.
(864) 971-3740 View (864) 971-3740
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Luron Fleming
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
Not accepting new clients
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My medical career began when I joined the United States Army Reserve as a Medic. I then went on to finish my Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Wofford College. After leaving active duty in 2002, I did full-time ministry as a Church Administrator, Music Director, Youth Director, Outreach Director, and Director of Addictions Ministry. This has led to have a profound commitment to the mental health profession.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My medical career began when I joined the United States Army Reserve as a Medic. I then went on to finish my Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Wofford College. After leaving active duty in 2002, I did full-time ministry as a Church Administrator, Music Director, Youth Director, Outreach Director, and Director of Addictions Ministry. This has led to have a profound commitment to the mental health profession.
(864) 514-5662 View (864) 514-5662
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Steven Krozer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, BSN, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
Not accepting new clients
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner that specializes in psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy. I received my education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and am proficient in treating clients across the lifespan, starting at age 10. I have experience working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and have managed both acute and chronic mental health diagnoses. I am SAMSHA trained and certified to prescribe to and manage clients with suboxone / buprenorphine and substance abuse backgrounds. I look forward to working with you!
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner that specializes in psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy. I received my education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and am proficient in treating clients across the lifespan, starting at age 10. I have experience working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and have managed both acute and chronic mental health diagnoses. I am SAMSHA trained and certified to prescribe to and manage clients with suboxone / buprenorphine and substance abuse backgrounds. I look forward to working with you!
(864) 372-6926 View (864) 372-6926
Dr. Vanessa Thompson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, GNP-BC
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29601
Are you feeling overwhelmed or constantly worried about your life. I am here to collaborate with you to establish an individualized plan of care that will help you restore and maintain your mental fitness. I am a Spartanburg native, and I received my graduate education from Clemson University, the University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Anderson University. I have been a nurse practitioner for over a decade, and I hold dual board certifications in geriatrics and psychiatric mental healthcare. I have a diverse clinical background that includes gerontology, neurology, and psychiatry.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or constantly worried about your life. I am here to collaborate with you to establish an individualized plan of care that will help you restore and maintain your mental fitness. I am a Spartanburg native, and I received my graduate education from Clemson University, the University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Anderson University. I have been a nurse practitioner for over a decade, and I hold dual board certifications in geriatrics and psychiatric mental healthcare. I have a diverse clinical background that includes gerontology, neurology, and psychiatry.
(864) 263-2653 View (864) 263-2653
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Dr. Asa T Briggs
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29601
Not accepting new clients
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 12 years of experience treating adults from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of mental health related illnesses.
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 12 years of experience treating adults from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of mental health related illnesses.
(864) 606-6762 View (864) 606-6762
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Jennifer Burger
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piedmont, SC 29673
Choosing a provider may be overwhelming and difficult. My goal is to offer a secure and accessible environment for patients to discuss their mental health concerns. I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with full prescriptive authority.
Choosing a provider may be overwhelming and difficult. My goal is to offer a secure and accessible environment for patients to discuss their mental health concerns. I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with full prescriptive authority.
(864) 351-4618 View (864) 351-4618
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Amanda Groome
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, AGNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
Hello, I am a certified AGNP and PMHNP (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner). I am honored to have now been in the nursing field for over fifteen years. I have always held an interest in the mind and human behavior. Working in the adult outpatient program (PHP) program taught me a lot about the intertwined roles of nursing and social work, as well as allowed me the opportunity to teach coping skill classes (e.g., guided imagery, self-esteem, sleep hygiene, and medication adherence). Serving both private practice and elderly care clients, I specialize in treating ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and dementia.
Hello, I am a certified AGNP and PMHNP (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner). I am honored to have now been in the nursing field for over fifteen years. I have always held an interest in the mind and human behavior. Working in the adult outpatient program (PHP) program taught me a lot about the intertwined roles of nursing and social work, as well as allowed me the opportunity to teach coping skill classes (e.g., guided imagery, self-esteem, sleep hygiene, and medication adherence). Serving both private practice and elderly care clients, I specialize in treating ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and dementia.
(864) 668-6311 View (864) 668-6311
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Gundu Reddy
Psychiatrist, MD, MBBS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29601  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist in South Carolina. I have trained in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family and Marital therapy, as well as Psychiatric Medication Management. I have always believed that brain health is the key to every form of well being and every individual regardless of their diagnosis or symptoms has the potential to be healthier. Whether your reasons for seeking treatment include treatment-resistant hallucinations, persistent irritability, dysphoria, insomnia, wanting to perform better at work- the core principles of treatment are often similar.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist in South Carolina. I have trained in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family and Marital therapy, as well as Psychiatric Medication Management. I have always believed that brain health is the key to every form of well being and every individual regardless of their diagnosis or symptoms has the potential to be healthier. Whether your reasons for seeking treatment include treatment-resistant hallucinations, persistent irritability, dysphoria, insomnia, wanting to perform better at work- the core principles of treatment are often similar.
(843) 920-4592 View (843) 920-4592
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Meagan Totman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Piedmont, SC 29673
My personal philosophy stems from my own mental health issues and struggles. My values are an integration of integrity, connecting, compassion, and trustworthiness. My passion involves taking care of others with a positive impact in the lives of others. My personal philosophy is grounded with dignity, service, and evidence based practice. It is focused on holistic wellness and empowerment of each patient while upholding respect regardless or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, or life choices.
My personal philosophy stems from my own mental health issues and struggles. My values are an integration of integrity, connecting, compassion, and trustworthiness. My passion involves taking care of others with a positive impact in the lives of others. My personal philosophy is grounded with dignity, service, and evidence based practice. It is focused on holistic wellness and empowerment of each patient while upholding respect regardless or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, or life choices.
(864) 732-6936 View (864) 732-6936
Anacorita Ellisor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29617
Anacorita completed her Masters Degree in Nursing at the University of Phoenix and obtained her Post Masters Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is a Board Certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner. She has a passion for Mental Health Awareness and is a strong believer in breaking the stigma of Mental Health/ Addiction. She was also a Covid-19 front liner who went to New York to provide aid when the pandemic first broke out.
Anacorita completed her Masters Degree in Nursing at the University of Phoenix and obtained her Post Masters Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is a Board Certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner. She has a passion for Mental Health Awareness and is a strong believer in breaking the stigma of Mental Health/ Addiction. She was also a Covid-19 front liner who went to New York to provide aid when the pandemic first broke out.
(864) 803-3287 View (864) 803-3287
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Kimberly G Kinard
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29601  (Online Only)
Now taking new patients! If you're ready to stop suffering and maximize the potential of your medication regimen, I'm the psychiatrist for you. I won't stop trying until we find the right treatment personalized for your needs. I specialize in online telepsychiatry for all mental health diagnoses including depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, and postpartum mood disorders. I have 16 years of experience practicing psychiatry and I am skilled at finding the right medications in as few appointments as possible.
Now taking new patients! If you're ready to stop suffering and maximize the potential of your medication regimen, I'm the psychiatrist for you. I won't stop trying until we find the right treatment personalized for your needs. I specialize in online telepsychiatry for all mental health diagnoses including depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, and postpartum mood disorders. I have 16 years of experience practicing psychiatry and I am skilled at finding the right medications in as few appointments as possible.
(803) 913-3347 View (803) 913-3347
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Rielle Walker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29611
My ideal client is one that is honest about where they are so that I can meet them there, open to the process of working as a team to explore their needs and goals, and motivated to do the work necessary for their self-improvement and healing.
My ideal client is one that is honest about where they are so that I can meet them there, open to the process of working as a team to explore their needs and goals, and motivated to do the work necessary for their self-improvement and healing.
(864) 319-0923 View (864) 319-0923
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Kimberly Parker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-BC, APRN
Verified Verified
18 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29601
It's important to find the right provider, who you can trust to walk with you. I'm open, caring, and create a nonjudgmental, empathetic space to work through life. Receiving the correct diagnosis, and understanding your symptoms and diagnosis will help you manage life better. My treatment takes a holistic approach. Sleep, nutrients, stress management, and exercise all affect our physical and mental health. I can prescribe medications and also recommend supplements to help improve symptoms. I've been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years, working with varying health conditions and clients across the lifespan.
It's important to find the right provider, who you can trust to walk with you. I'm open, caring, and create a nonjudgmental, empathetic space to work through life. Receiving the correct diagnosis, and understanding your symptoms and diagnosis will help you manage life better. My treatment takes a holistic approach. Sleep, nutrients, stress management, and exercise all affect our physical and mental health. I can prescribe medications and also recommend supplements to help improve symptoms. I've been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years, working with varying health conditions and clients across the lifespan.
(864) 774-5432 View (864) 774-5432
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Clay Watson
Physician Assistant, PA-C, CAQ-Psy
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29601
Hello! I look forward to meeting you! My name is Clay and I am a board certified physician assistant in the state of South Carolina. I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, College & Graduate Student Mental Health, Depression, Family Issues, Relationship Issues, Religion & Spirituality, Seasonal Affective Disorder and Stress Management. My goal of treatment is to help completely resolve current symptoms and also prevent future symptoms from occurring. My approach is compassionate, thoughtful and relaxed - aiming to put you at ease.
Hello! I look forward to meeting you! My name is Clay and I am a board certified physician assistant in the state of South Carolina. I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, College & Graduate Student Mental Health, Depression, Family Issues, Relationship Issues, Religion & Spirituality, Seasonal Affective Disorder and Stress Management. My goal of treatment is to help completely resolve current symptoms and also prevent future symptoms from occurring. My approach is compassionate, thoughtful and relaxed - aiming to put you at ease.
(864) 581-3186 x730 View (864) 581-3186 x730

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Easley, SC

< 10

Psychiatrists in Easley, SC who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Easley, SC see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Male
34% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Easley?

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.