Psychiatrists in Cookeville, TN

Photo of Amber Gipson Matheney, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Cookeville, TN
Amber Gipson Matheney
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I have treated patients of all ages with diagnoses ranging from ADHD to Schizophrenia in various settings including inpatient, outpatient, and correctional facilities. I provide medication management with brief supportive psychotherapy/motivational interviewing. My practice offers telehealth appointments and evenings/weekend appointments. I will soon be offering MAT (buprenorphine) for addiction---coming June 2022. I look forward to helping my patients restore their minds! NO INSURANCE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. SELF-PAY ONLY.
(931) 271-5115 
Office is near:
Cookeville, TN 38501
Offers video visits
Photo of Eric Avent, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Cookeville, TN
Eric Avent
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Eric Avent is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. His training and experience qualify him to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for patients across the lifespan. Eric's primary focus is to deliver evidence-based mental health care services and provide quality resources for patients involved. He offers telemedicine services. Some of his practice specialties include (but not limited to): ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, and support for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
(615) 802-6239 
Office is near:
Cookeville, TN 38502
Offers video visits

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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