Psychiatrists in Cleburne, TX

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Adeline Abam
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cleburne, TX 76033  (Online Only)
Are you scared, suffering, and feeling lonely? Do you want someone to talk to you? Someone to listen? I am here. You don’t have to walk Your health journey alone. Let me be your Provider. Mental health is REAL. I will listen. Together, we will make a plan that works for you. A plan to target your needs. I will treat you as an individual and make a customized plan just for you. I have over 7 years experience as a health care provider with diverse skills and experience . I have experience in both medical problems and psychiatric problems. I am a dual-licensed NP as PMHNP & FNP. I also work closely with a Clinical therapist
Are you scared, suffering, and feeling lonely? Do you want someone to talk to you? Someone to listen? I am here. You don’t have to walk Your health journey alone. Let me be your Provider. Mental health is REAL. I will listen. Together, we will make a plan that works for you. A plan to target your needs. I will treat you as an individual and make a customized plan just for you. I have over 7 years experience as a health care provider with diverse skills and experience . I have experience in both medical problems and psychiatric problems. I am a dual-licensed NP as PMHNP & FNP. I also work closely with a Clinical therapist
(817) 934-7335 View (817) 934-7335
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Dr Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cleburne, TX 76033
Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Which emotions stem from genetics and which are rooted in circumstances? How can you even begin to accurately express yourself? How much change is even possible? What if medications change you for the worse? These uncertainties can leave us in a never ending struggle that keeps us from achieving our true potential. If you’re finally ready to find out answers, then you need Evolve Psychiatry to navigate you out of this maze.
Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Which emotions stem from genetics and which are rooted in circumstances? How can you even begin to accurately express yourself? How much change is even possible? What if medications change you for the worse? These uncertainties can leave us in a never ending struggle that keeps us from achieving our true potential. If you’re finally ready to find out answers, then you need Evolve Psychiatry to navigate you out of this maze.
(817) 904-5308 View (817) 904-5308
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Dr. Perez @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cleburne, TX 76033  (Online Only)
Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Which emotions stem from genetics and which are rooted in circumstances? How can you even begin to accurately express yourself? How much change is even possible? What if medications change you for the worse? These uncertainties can leave us in a never ending struggle that keeps us from achieving our true potential. If you’re finally ready to find out answers, then you need Evolve Psychiatry to navigate you out of this maze.
Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Which emotions stem from genetics and which are rooted in circumstances? How can you even begin to accurately express yourself? How much change is even possible? What if medications change you for the worse? These uncertainties can leave us in a never ending struggle that keeps us from achieving our true potential. If you’re finally ready to find out answers, then you need Evolve Psychiatry to navigate you out of this maze.
(817) 646-0754 View (817) 646-0754

Online Psychiatrists

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Oladayo (Dayo) Farodoye
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
Current wait time: 1-2 weeks. Welcome! As a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a focus on medication management and an integrative approach, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health care to individuals seeking support, inner peace and balance in their lives. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I am here to assist you. If you have already embarked on a journey to improve your well-being but are seeking a collaborative partner to help navigate the complexities of medication management, I would like to help you.
Current wait time: 1-2 weeks. Welcome! As a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a focus on medication management and an integrative approach, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health care to individuals seeking support, inner peace and balance in their lives. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I am here to assist you. If you have already embarked on a journey to improve your well-being but are seeking a collaborative partner to help navigate the complexities of medication management, I would like to help you.
(469) 224-1202 View (469) 224-1202
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Munira Jiwani
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Carrollton, TX 75010  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm glad you've found my profile. My name is Munira Jiwani, and I've just opened more slots at Legion Psychiatry to welcome new clients. I work with most major insurance carriers, such as Cigna, Aetna, United, and more. My schedule fills up fast, but currently, I can see new patients as early as next week on Mondays and Tuesdays (morning and afternoon).
Hello! I'm glad you've found my profile. My name is Munira Jiwani, and I've just opened more slots at Legion Psychiatry to welcome new clients. I work with most major insurance carriers, such as Cigna, Aetna, United, and more. My schedule fills up fast, but currently, I can see new patients as early as next week on Mondays and Tuesdays (morning and afternoon).
(972) 945-8498 View (972) 945-8498
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Sharonda Clark
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75071  (Online Only)
Dr. Clark is a double board-certified psychiatrist specializing in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and subsequent child fellowship at UT Health Science Center of Houston. She has provided quality patient-centered care in various community mental health, inpatient, outpatient, residential, consult liaison and emergency room settings in Texas and New Jersey. Additionally, Dr. Clark has held volunteer academic appointments where she instructed medical students, residents & fellows at Baylor College of Medicine, UT Southwestern and Rutgers.
Dr. Clark is a double board-certified psychiatrist specializing in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and subsequent child fellowship at UT Health Science Center of Houston. She has provided quality patient-centered care in various community mental health, inpatient, outpatient, residential, consult liaison and emergency room settings in Texas and New Jersey. Additionally, Dr. Clark has held volunteer academic appointments where she instructed medical students, residents & fellows at Baylor College of Medicine, UT Southwestern and Rutgers.
(512) 643-6474 View (512) 643-6474
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Dr. Aman @ Brightstar Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bedford, TX 76021
Dr. Aman specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He treats children ages 4 to 17 years of age, He uses his vast academic and clinical experience to use medication as a last resort for children and adolescents. With nearly two decades of expertise he treats childhood, anxiety disorders, childhood depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, substance use disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has granted Dr. Aman board certification. He has earned his degrees with dedication, hard work, and a great deal of passion for helping.
Dr. Aman specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He treats children ages 4 to 17 years of age, He uses his vast academic and clinical experience to use medication as a last resort for children and adolescents. With nearly two decades of expertise he treats childhood, anxiety disorders, childhood depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, substance use disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has granted Dr. Aman board certification. He has earned his degrees with dedication, hard work, and a great deal of passion for helping.
(817) 354-5200 x3 View (817) 354-5200 x3
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Stewart Keller
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Born in Florida, but have lived in Texas for 36 years. Have been in private practice, education and inpatient medical director previously. I enjoy working with adults and providing medication management and supportive and/or solution-focused psychotherapy.
Born in Florida, but have lived in Texas for 36 years. Have been in private practice, education and inpatient medical director previously. I enjoy working with adults and providing medication management and supportive and/or solution-focused psychotherapy.
(817) 873-6772 View (817) 873-6772
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Geoffrey Agwata
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063  (Online Only)
Geoffrey Agwata, ANCC board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with profound experience in the management and treatment of mental health illness in all ages.
Geoffrey Agwata, ANCC board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with profound experience in the management and treatment of mental health illness in all ages.
(682) 243-5105 View (682) 243-5105
Doctor Ronald Moore
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76708
Dr. Moore is a Christian practitioner board certified in both Psychiatry and Family Practice and specializes in psychiatric medication management. Although Dr. Moore treats patients across the lifespan, he has a special interest in treating the geriatric population.
Dr. Moore is a Christian practitioner board certified in both Psychiatry and Family Practice and specializes in psychiatric medication management. Although Dr. Moore treats patients across the lifespan, he has a special interest in treating the geriatric population.
(737) 371-9760 View (737) 371-9760
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Pacificah Nyangau Doctor Of Nursing Practice
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , APRN-RN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Athens, TX 75751
I understand life brings challenges that at some point can be very overwhelming to handle alone, leading to the inability to maintain mental calmness and happiness to live to our fullest potential. My Mission is to provide a warm, calm, and compassionate environment for us to walk on the journey together to see you reach your goals. You are not just a number, to me, you are a very special person, so I am here to listen to you and together we will develop a partnership that will help us to evaluate, diagnose, and develop an individualized treatment plan best suited for you to achieve optimal outcomes.
I understand life brings challenges that at some point can be very overwhelming to handle alone, leading to the inability to maintain mental calmness and happiness to live to our fullest potential. My Mission is to provide a warm, calm, and compassionate environment for us to walk on the journey together to see you reach your goals. You are not just a number, to me, you are a very special person, so I am here to listen to you and together we will develop a partnership that will help us to evaluate, diagnose, and develop an individualized treatment plan best suited for you to achieve optimal outcomes.
(832) 957-9499 View (832) 957-9499
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Gopan Pillai
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CPT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75072
*Telemedicine available* Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and NSCA certified personal trainer specializing in treating and prescribing medications when appropriate for anxiety, depression, ADHD, and mood/bipolar disorders. I focus on quality of care, outcomes, and have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I value active listening and not prematurely jumping to conclusions. Your opinion truly matters to me so I will include you in the decision-making process every step of the way especially when it deals with medications. I look forward to partnering with you on your journey to success.
*Telemedicine available* Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and NSCA certified personal trainer specializing in treating and prescribing medications when appropriate for anxiety, depression, ADHD, and mood/bipolar disorders. I focus on quality of care, outcomes, and have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I value active listening and not prematurely jumping to conclusions. Your opinion truly matters to me so I will include you in the decision-making process every step of the way especially when it deals with medications. I look forward to partnering with you on your journey to success.
(214) 978-6429 View (214) 978-6429
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Delphine Fru
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76006  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients all over Texas! With over 14 years of experience in healthcare, Delphine is an open-minded and solution-oriented Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care. I am committed to working collaboratively with my patients to identify practical and effective strategies for their unique needs. My holistic approach is geared towards instilling a sense of hope and optimism as we work to bridge the gap between mental well-being and overall health. I ensure that every client leave their appointment feeling that their concern was heard and addressed.
Accepting New Patients all over Texas! With over 14 years of experience in healthcare, Delphine is an open-minded and solution-oriented Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care. I am committed to working collaboratively with my patients to identify practical and effective strategies for their unique needs. My holistic approach is geared towards instilling a sense of hope and optimism as we work to bridge the gap between mental well-being and overall health. I ensure that every client leave their appointment feeling that their concern was heard and addressed.
(281) 962-7827 View (281) 962-7827
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Karen Contreras
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Karen J. Contreras is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2023. Karen allows her clients space to talk and listens to how they feel. She offers reassurance that they can be helped. Karen is patient and empathetic with all her clients. Outside of work, Karen enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing with her family and enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids. She likes to travel and enjoys being by the ocean.
Karen J. Contreras is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2023. Karen allows her clients space to talk and listens to how they feel. She offers reassurance that they can be helped. Karen is patient and empathetic with all her clients. Outside of work, Karen enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing with her family and enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids. She likes to travel and enjoys being by the ocean.
(817) 631-5698 View (817) 631-5698
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Mercygrace Mental Wellness, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76006
Mercy graduated from Texas State University with an M.S. in Nursing and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mercy has over 8 years of expertise in psychiatric nursing and specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety problems in adults and adolescents. Mercy, as a provider, takes a nonjudgmental, sympathetic approach and believes that every individual has the ability to reach his or her full potential. Mercy adds wellness therapies such as healthy sleep, exercise, diet, mindfulness, and social connectedness into her clients' treatment programs in addition to medication management.
Mercy graduated from Texas State University with an M.S. in Nursing and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mercy has over 8 years of expertise in psychiatric nursing and specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety problems in adults and adolescents. Mercy, as a provider, takes a nonjudgmental, sympathetic approach and believes that every individual has the ability to reach his or her full potential. Mercy adds wellness therapies such as healthy sleep, exercise, diet, mindfulness, and social connectedness into her clients' treatment programs in addition to medication management.
(972) 895-7369 View (972) 895-7369
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Stacy Edosonmwan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104  (Online Only)
A key component of my practice is the emphasis on progressively improving patient outcomes. This involves not only addressing immediate concerns, but also equipping patients with the tools and strategies necessary for long-term resilience and self-efficacy. I prioritize building a collaborative relationship with my patients, fostering a safe and non-judgmental space where they can openly explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
A key component of my practice is the emphasis on progressively improving patient outcomes. This involves not only addressing immediate concerns, but also equipping patients with the tools and strategies necessary for long-term resilience and self-efficacy. I prioritize building a collaborative relationship with my patients, fostering a safe and non-judgmental space where they can openly explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(817) 623-4730 View (817) 623-4730
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Recovery Mind Behavioral Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75201  (Online Only)
Olubukola (Olu) Yoade is an ANCC board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. She's licensed to practice in TX, AZ, and WA. Olu has more than a decade of experience in Psychiatric nursing with various patient age groups. She graduated from Walden University with a Master of Science in Nursing. Olu understands that mental health disorders can be overwhelming for the patient and can negatively impact the quality of life. Therefore, her daily goal is to help her clients live meaningful lives. In treatment with Olu, you will find a thoughtful, warm, and nonjudgmental atmosphere. She creates effective, individualized treatment plan
Olubukola (Olu) Yoade is an ANCC board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. She's licensed to practice in TX, AZ, and WA. Olu has more than a decade of experience in Psychiatric nursing with various patient age groups. She graduated from Walden University with a Master of Science in Nursing. Olu understands that mental health disorders can be overwhelming for the patient and can negatively impact the quality of life. Therefore, her daily goal is to help her clients live meaningful lives. In treatment with Olu, you will find a thoughtful, warm, and nonjudgmental atmosphere. She creates effective, individualized treatment plan
(469) 809-4965 View (469) 809-4965
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MindWell Urgent Care
Psychiatrist, MD, FAACAP
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75247  (Online Only)
MindWell Urgent Care is a revolutionary, first of its kind psychiatric practice that provides the residents of Texas with state of the art, same-day psychiatric care for a wide range of mental health issues. Currently, we are offering same-day psychiatric and telepsychiatry services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We are also offering telepsychiatry services throughout the states of Texas, Oklahoma and New Jersey.
MindWell Urgent Care is a revolutionary, first of its kind psychiatric practice that provides the residents of Texas with state of the art, same-day psychiatric care for a wide range of mental health issues. Currently, we are offering same-day psychiatric and telepsychiatry services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We are also offering telepsychiatry services throughout the states of Texas, Oklahoma and New Jersey.
(682) 356-3277 View (682) 356-3277
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Whole Life Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse, DNP, PMHNP, BC, MSN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Irving, TX 75038
Dr. Kim Tubbs, DNP - Whole Life Psychiatry - offering holistic psychiatry, medication management, yoga-based therapy, and energy psychology. I enjoy working with kids, teens, and adults who are ready to get to the bottom of why they are struggling. I take a holistic approach to psychiatry, looking to uncover the root of the problem. Together we will examine the situation and presenting symptoms to determine what course of action will be best. This may include medication, a change in diet, changes in environment, new coping skills, or all of the above. Please be aware that I do NOT prescribe stimulants such as Adderall/Vyvanse.
Dr. Kim Tubbs, DNP - Whole Life Psychiatry - offering holistic psychiatry, medication management, yoga-based therapy, and energy psychology. I enjoy working with kids, teens, and adults who are ready to get to the bottom of why they are struggling. I take a holistic approach to psychiatry, looking to uncover the root of the problem. Together we will examine the situation and presenting symptoms to determine what course of action will be best. This may include medication, a change in diet, changes in environment, new coping skills, or all of the above. Please be aware that I do NOT prescribe stimulants such as Adderall/Vyvanse.
(972) 992-7682 View (972) 992-7682
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Jacinta Madu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I am the lead board-certified family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), at GOFAN Healthcare Services LLC. I have a passion for mental health. As a PMHNP, I work with clients through compassion, empathy, respect, humility, and hope to restore dignity and reduce mental health stigma. I enjoy treating patients with all kinds of mental illness including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adhd, bipolar, and schizophrenia. My compassion and nonjudgmental approach working with individuals and families builds hope and reduces mental health sigma.
I am the lead board-certified family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), at GOFAN Healthcare Services LLC. I have a passion for mental health. As a PMHNP, I work with clients through compassion, empathy, respect, humility, and hope to restore dignity and reduce mental health stigma. I enjoy treating patients with all kinds of mental illness including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adhd, bipolar, and schizophrenia. My compassion and nonjudgmental approach working with individuals and families builds hope and reduces mental health sigma.
(972) 945-0448 View (972) 945-0448

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Number of Psychiatrists in Cleburne, TX

< 10

Psychiatrists in Cleburne, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Geriatric and Seniors
100% Grief
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in Cleburne, TX see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Cleburne?

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.