Psychiatrists in Granbury, TX

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Kyle Smith
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Granbury, TX 76048
My mission in the practice is to provide high quality evidence-based modern psychiatric care with the goal of improving functioning and performance in your professional, personal or athletic life along with your everyday experience.
My mission in the practice is to provide high quality evidence-based modern psychiatric care with the goal of improving functioning and performance in your professional, personal or athletic life along with your everyday experience.
(817) 760-2405 View (817) 760-2405
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Sylvie Djoumessi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Granbury, TX 76049
Feeling stuck and unable to break free? Does it seem like there is no light at the end of the tunnel? I understand that asking for help can be daunting. Are you searching for some relief, from your struggles longing for a listener? I aim to customize treatments to meet each person's needs; my objective is to empower patients by educating them about their options thus fostering wellbeing in an understanding environment. My goal is to assist you in taking control of your health bridging the gap, between where you're now and where you want to be. No waiting lists here. Let's collaborate and make progress together!
Feeling stuck and unable to break free? Does it seem like there is no light at the end of the tunnel? I understand that asking for help can be daunting. Are you searching for some relief, from your struggles longing for a listener? I aim to customize treatments to meet each person's needs; my objective is to empower patients by educating them about their options thus fostering wellbeing in an understanding environment. My goal is to assist you in taking control of your health bridging the gap, between where you're now and where you want to be. No waiting lists here. Let's collaborate and make progress together!
(682) 424-6043 View (682) 424-6043
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Wholesome Mind Psychiatry and Wellness Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Granbury, TX 76049
Accepting NEW Clients TODAY. SAME-DAY appointments are available. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available. Currently in-network with BCBS, UHC/Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Private Pay rates made affordable. My approach to providing care as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based care.
Accepting NEW Clients TODAY. SAME-DAY appointments are available. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available. Currently in-network with BCBS, UHC/Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Private Pay rates made affordable. My approach to providing care as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based care.
(682) 327-1054 View (682) 327-1054
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Satang Ann
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Granbury, TX 76049  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients TODAY. SAME-DAY appointments are available. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available. Currently in-network with BCBS, Superior Medicaid, UHC/Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, and Medicare in Texas. Private Pay rates made affordable. I value meeting my clients where they are WITHOUT making them feel judged. During our initial session, we will talk about what led you to me, and at the end of the session, we will come up with a treatment plan that best suits your needs. The goal is to develop the best therapeutic relationship possible to ease any stress related to having appointments.
Accepting NEW Clients TODAY. SAME-DAY appointments are available. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available. Currently in-network with BCBS, Superior Medicaid, UHC/Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, and Medicare in Texas. Private Pay rates made affordable. I value meeting my clients where they are WITHOUT making them feel judged. During our initial session, we will talk about what led you to me, and at the end of the session, we will come up with a treatment plan that best suits your needs. The goal is to develop the best therapeutic relationship possible to ease any stress related to having appointments.
(432) 535-3743 View (432) 535-3743
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I & E Family and Psychiatry Practice
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Granbury, TX 76048
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma related to relationships or family, help is not far away and the time to seek help is now. I will work with you and help you regain control of your life and find lasting relief from your symptoms. We will work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. Many clients experience significant improvement within the first month of treatment, and I will work with you to ensure that you continue to make progress over time.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma related to relationships or family, help is not far away and the time to seek help is now. I will work with you and help you regain control of your life and find lasting relief from your symptoms. We will work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. Many clients experience significant improvement within the first month of treatment, and I will work with you to ensure that you continue to make progress over time.
(817) 646-3897 View (817) 646-3897
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Olivier Bertrand Djoumessi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MPH, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Granbury, TX 76049
I am a board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialization in Psychiatry with experience treating and managing various mental health and addiction disorders. My clinical expertise is with children, adults, elders, and veterans presenting with psychiatric conditions (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia) and addiction. I know that accurate wellness means treating our bodies and minds with care. We built a safe environment for clients. We provide telehealth and in-person appointments to fit all needs. Book your Appointment.
I am a board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialization in Psychiatry with experience treating and managing various mental health and addiction disorders. My clinical expertise is with children, adults, elders, and veterans presenting with psychiatric conditions (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia) and addiction. I know that accurate wellness means treating our bodies and minds with care. We built a safe environment for clients. We provide telehealth and in-person appointments to fit all needs. Book your Appointment.
(682) 688-3726 View (682) 688-3726

Online Psychiatrists

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Jesse Tucker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, CARN-AP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76012
Jesse Tucker is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner that has been board certified in Psychiatric-Mental Health nursing, both for pediatric and adult populations. Jesse also obtained his post-graduate certification in addiction nursing. He enjoys working with those that are open to growth and ready for change. Vulnerability is embraced while still supporting accountability in the journey of wellness. He has almost 20 years of professional experience in the mental health industry and has been committed to helping others with passion.
Jesse Tucker is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner that has been board certified in Psychiatric-Mental Health nursing, both for pediatric and adult populations. Jesse also obtained his post-graduate certification in addiction nursing. He enjoys working with those that are open to growth and ready for change. Vulnerability is embraced while still supporting accountability in the journey of wellness. He has almost 20 years of professional experience in the mental health industry and has been committed to helping others with passion.
(817) 789-4623 View (817) 789-4623
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KND Behavioral Health Clinic PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
I am a board certified Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialization in Psychiatry with several years of experience treating and managing various mental health disorders. My clinical experience is with children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric disorders including - anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and many other disorders. I know that true wellness means treating our bodies and minds with care. We built an environment that is beneficial for all clients that offers telehealth and in person sessions. We have available appointments to fit all needs.
I am a board certified Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialization in Psychiatry with several years of experience treating and managing various mental health disorders. My clinical experience is with children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric disorders including - anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and many other disorders. I know that true wellness means treating our bodies and minds with care. We built an environment that is beneficial for all clients that offers telehealth and in person sessions. We have available appointments to fit all needs.
(214) 239-3731 View (214) 239-3731
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Beenu Karun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BHMS , DNP , PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, TX 75182  (Online Only)
I consider myself lucky to work in a progressive age of healthcare, and strongly believe that mental healthcare especially relies on a culture of acceptance and openness. As a Healthcare provider I not only care for patients, but share good practices in empathy and understanding. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, my goal is to advocate for patients who struggle to be heard or respected, and to manage their treatment with compassion, understanding, and attention to holistic care
I consider myself lucky to work in a progressive age of healthcare, and strongly believe that mental healthcare especially relies on a culture of acceptance and openness. As a Healthcare provider I not only care for patients, but share good practices in empathy and understanding. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, my goal is to advocate for patients who struggle to be heard or respected, and to manage their treatment with compassion, understanding, and attention to holistic care
(475) 231-4484 View (475) 231-4484
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Alexis Kropf
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75071  (Online Only)
Dr. Alexis Kropf is a board-certified adult psychiatrist beginning her practice at Talkiatry after four years of clinical experience in residency. Dr. Kropf primarily focuses on providing medication management during 30-minute follow-up visits, weaving in elements of supportive therapy according to the needs of her clients. When additional therapy is indicated to promote recovery, Dr. Kropf may recommend that her clients work with a therapist as part of the treatment team.
Dr. Alexis Kropf is a board-certified adult psychiatrist beginning her practice at Talkiatry after four years of clinical experience in residency. Dr. Kropf primarily focuses on providing medication management during 30-minute follow-up visits, weaving in elements of supportive therapy according to the needs of her clients. When additional therapy is indicated to promote recovery, Dr. Kropf may recommend that her clients work with a therapist as part of the treatment team.
(469) 457-2628 View (469) 457-2628
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Deborah Solomon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Deborah Solomon is a compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with over 3 years of experience delivering care focused on the body-mind-social wellbeing of individuals ages 16 and older.
Deborah Solomon is a compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with over 3 years of experience delivering care focused on the body-mind-social wellbeing of individuals ages 16 and older.
(469) 535-7524 View (469) 535-7524
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Chika Getrude Agina
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mesquite, TX 75181  (Online Only)
Persons with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar, and adolescent issues who are seeking good mental health providers to help them will be in good hands with me.
Persons with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar, and adolescent issues who are seeking good mental health providers to help them will be in good hands with me.
(972) 430-5547 View (972) 430-5547
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Mindset Psychiatric PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Desoto, TX 75115
Beatrice May is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with extensive training in mental health and chemical dependency with over ten years of clinical experience. She is licensed in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, & Arizona. She is available in person in Colorado or virtually -Telehealth- in CO, TX, NM & AZ . Education: Bachelors of Science in Nursing - UT Arlington; Masters of Nursing Degree - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Walden University. Ms. May applies evidence-based practices that are based on current research to promote optimum outcomes and quality of life for her patients.
Beatrice May is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with extensive training in mental health and chemical dependency with over ten years of clinical experience. She is licensed in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, & Arizona. She is available in person in Colorado or virtually -Telehealth- in CO, TX, NM & AZ . Education: Bachelors of Science in Nursing - UT Arlington; Masters of Nursing Degree - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Walden University. Ms. May applies evidence-based practices that are based on current research to promote optimum outcomes and quality of life for her patients.
(719) 416-5894 View (719) 416-5894
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Hope Psychiatry & Associates, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75035
Hope Psychiatry & Associates is a Nurse Practitioner driven outpatient mental health clinic managed by our licensed-board certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Bernard K. Marfo. Our provider collaborates with an experienced Psychiatrist to provide client-centered mental health services for children, adolescent, and adult. We pride ourselves in providing culturally competent individualized psychiatric and behavioral services through medication management and brief therapy. Let us help you feel the very best and live a happier life by taking the first step today.
Hope Psychiatry & Associates is a Nurse Practitioner driven outpatient mental health clinic managed by our licensed-board certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Bernard K. Marfo. Our provider collaborates with an experienced Psychiatrist to provide client-centered mental health services for children, adolescent, and adult. We pride ourselves in providing culturally competent individualized psychiatric and behavioral services through medication management and brief therapy. Let us help you feel the very best and live a happier life by taking the first step today.
(972) 433-9774 View (972) 433-9774
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Peace Way Psychiatry - Navdip Kaur
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75035  (Online Only)
Peace Way psychiatrist will reach you where you are because your comfort and safety is our priority. One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means you were put to the test, and you didn’t fall apart. I am here with you in this journey which will be full of miracles and accomplishments. Peace Way team will bring your smiles and success back to your lives that you deserve. Your stories will inspire others and Peace Way Psychiatrist will advocate her clients recognizing strength in the aftermath of their emotional recovery.
Peace Way psychiatrist will reach you where you are because your comfort and safety is our priority. One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means you were put to the test, and you didn’t fall apart. I am here with you in this journey which will be full of miracles and accomplishments. Peace Way team will bring your smiles and success back to your lives that you deserve. Your stories will inspire others and Peace Way Psychiatrist will advocate her clients recognizing strength in the aftermath of their emotional recovery.
(972) 430-7886 View (972) 430-7886
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Tonika Collins LaFlora
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75240  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) based in Texas. I received my Masters at Walden University and I have been practicing for 4 years. I specialize in diagnosing and treatment of all mental illnesses.
Hi! I’m a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) based in Texas. I received my Masters at Walden University and I have been practicing for 4 years. I specialize in diagnosing and treatment of all mental illnesses.
(214) 919-3644 View (214) 919-3644
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Dreamwork Infusion and Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75070
Dreamwork Infusion and Wellness Center is a most technologically advanced treatment center in North Texas for all your Mental Health needs. We are the center of Highly Certified Specialist. We aim to empower individuals to reclaim their mental well-being and thrive through compassionate care, innovative therapies and personalized support. A place where Every individual can embrace their full potential.
Dreamwork Infusion and Wellness Center is a most technologically advanced treatment center in North Texas for all your Mental Health needs. We are the center of Highly Certified Specialist. We aim to empower individuals to reclaim their mental well-being and thrive through compassionate care, innovative therapies and personalized support. A place where Every individual can embrace their full potential.
(469) 812-5410 View (469) 812-5410
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Dr. Kelly Quakenbush
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Argyle, TX 76226
Take charge of your health. Whether it is depression, anxiety, or ADHD, we can help you. See an actual physician, not a random "provider" assigned to you with an online-only company. You deserve a qualified physician to oversee your treatment. Intentional Life Psychiatry is a medical practice and you are the priority.
Take charge of your health. Whether it is depression, anxiety, or ADHD, we can help you. See an actual physician, not a random "provider" assigned to you with an online-only company. You deserve a qualified physician to oversee your treatment. Intentional Life Psychiatry is a medical practice and you are the priority.
(940) 277-7373 View (940) 277-7373
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Jessy Cecil
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ED, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75254
Hi! I am a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Texas. I received my Master's in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix in 2010 and I received post master's degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) from Herzing University in 2022. I have been a registered nurse for 36 years and have been working as PMHNP for more than a year. I help all age groups from 5 years to 100 years who are struggling with mental health problems.
Hi! I am a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Texas. I received my Master's in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix in 2010 and I received post master's degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) from Herzing University in 2022. I have been a registered nurse for 36 years and have been working as PMHNP for more than a year. I help all age groups from 5 years to 100 years who are struggling with mental health problems.
(281) 751-6383 View (281) 751-6383
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Dr. Terry Eagan - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75287
*** ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS WITH A WAIT TIME OF 1 WEEK OR LESS *** Suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions can be debilitating and hold you back from leading a happy and balanced life. We invite you to learn more about your treatment options to recover. Call for a Free Confidential assessment and schedule an appointment today.
*** ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS WITH A WAIT TIME OF 1 WEEK OR LESS *** Suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions can be debilitating and hold you back from leading a happy and balanced life. We invite you to learn more about your treatment options to recover. Call for a Free Confidential assessment and schedule an appointment today.
(972) 382-5179 View (972) 382-5179

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Granbury, TX

< 10

Psychiatrists in Granbury, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
83% ADHD
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Psychosis

Average years in practice

2 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in Granbury, TX see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Granbury?

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.