Psychiatrists in Roanoke, TX

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Dr. Kelly Quakenbush
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roanoke, TX 76262
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.
(682) 204-6276 View (682) 204-6276
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Ajijala Nanna
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roanoke, TX 76262  (Online Only)
Ajijala is a board-certified PMHNP in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She has 12 years of nursing experience in Rehabilitation and psychiatric. Ajijala’s focus is to treat the whole person, not just individual symptoms. Every person is unique, with differing circumstances, motivations, experiences, and life factors.
Ajijala is a board-certified PMHNP in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She has 12 years of nursing experience in Rehabilitation and psychiatric. Ajijala’s focus is to treat the whole person, not just individual symptoms. Every person is unique, with differing circumstances, motivations, experiences, and life factors.
(737) 299-0923 View (737) 299-0923
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Dykstra Freeman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Roanoke, TX 76262
Dykstra Freeman, APRN has more than 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field. In addition to APRN, he has served as an RN and an MHT. Education is fundamental to his work and his expertise. He has a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Walden University, two Bachelor’s degrees (biology and nursing) from Northwestern State University at LA, and an Associate’s in Nursing from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University of LA.
Dykstra Freeman, APRN has more than 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field. In addition to APRN, he has served as an RN and an MHT. Education is fundamental to his work and his expertise. He has a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Walden University, two Bachelor’s degrees (biology and nursing) from Northwestern State University at LA, and an Associate’s in Nursing from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University of LA.
(214) 307-8342 View (214) 307-8342
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Dr. Malgorzata Witek
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Roanoke, TX 76262
I am a Psychiatrist and have been providing mental health services for 26 years in outpatient and in home settings. I completed my general psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City as well as child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at New York University. I am board certified in child, adolescent, adult psychiatry, and addiction medicine. I see Individuals and address Addiction/Substance Abuse, Buprenorphine/Suboxone/Sublocade, Mood Disorder, Psychosis. I evaluate and treat a broad range of psychiatric disorders including anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.
I am a Psychiatrist and have been providing mental health services for 26 years in outpatient and in home settings. I completed my general psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City as well as child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at New York University. I am board certified in child, adolescent, adult psychiatry, and addiction medicine. I see Individuals and address Addiction/Substance Abuse, Buprenorphine/Suboxone/Sublocade, Mood Disorder, Psychosis. I evaluate and treat a broad range of psychiatric disorders including anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.
(682) 327-0146 View (682) 327-0146
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Dr. Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Roanoke, TX 76262
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
(817) 438-2686 View (817) 438-2686
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Inemesit Sampson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-C, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roanoke, TX 76262
Inemesit Sampson is a double board certified nurse practitioner
Inemesit Sampson is a double board certified nurse practitioner
(469) 461-7426 View (469) 461-7426
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Neogen Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Roanoke, TX 76262
Compassionate and Empathetic Adult and Child Psychiatrist who provides evidence based Psychiatric solutions for patients seeking to balance and normalize their mental health. Patients may be seeking help with Depression, Anxiety, Adjusting to Situational Stressors, ADHD, Psychosis, Bipolar D/O, recent trauma or mental health issues related to substance abuse. (Not Addiction Medicine Fellowship trained)
Compassionate and Empathetic Adult and Child Psychiatrist who provides evidence based Psychiatric solutions for patients seeking to balance and normalize their mental health. Patients may be seeking help with Depression, Anxiety, Adjusting to Situational Stressors, ADHD, Psychosis, Bipolar D/O, recent trauma or mental health issues related to substance abuse. (Not Addiction Medicine Fellowship trained)
(817) 241-4010 View (817) 241-4010

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NPJ Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Keller, TX 76244
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner with 12 years experience treating Adults/Adolescents & Geriatrics/Dementia. I realize that no two people are the same, so I collaborate with you to tailor treatment/ therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. I love helping people understand the things that are holding them back with an in-depth approach. You can fully realize your strengths & adjust certain behaviors/thoughts to see things differently in a healthier way. A holistic approach to get you on track to leading a happier fulfilled life by equipping you with the tools you need to be a better you.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner with 12 years experience treating Adults/Adolescents & Geriatrics/Dementia. I realize that no two people are the same, so I collaborate with you to tailor treatment/ therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. I love helping people understand the things that are holding them back with an in-depth approach. You can fully realize your strengths & adjust certain behaviors/thoughts to see things differently in a healthier way. A holistic approach to get you on track to leading a happier fulfilled life by equipping you with the tools you need to be a better you.
(940) 315-7890 View (940) 315-7890
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Rahman Farishta
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN , PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lewisville, TX 75027
Are you suffering from ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, or any other mental health issue? Are you tired of waiting to see a mental health provider? Do you need medication management for an already diagnosed issue? Are you seeking a second opinion or an advice? Are you tired of trying/taking several medicines? Pinnacle Psychiatry can help provide immediate treatment. Call 940-629-7201 for more information. Schedule an appointment online with just a few clicks at www.pinnacle-psychiatry.com. We provide virtual/telemedicine visits to adults but can also accommodate an in-person visit.
Are you suffering from ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, or any other mental health issue? Are you tired of waiting to see a mental health provider? Do you need medication management for an already diagnosed issue? Are you seeking a second opinion or an advice? Are you tired of trying/taking several medicines? Pinnacle Psychiatry can help provide immediate treatment. Call 940-629-7201 for more information. Schedule an appointment online with just a few clicks at www.pinnacle-psychiatry.com. We provide virtual/telemedicine visits to adults but can also accommodate an in-person visit.
(469) 529-8016 View (469) 529-8016
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Anastasia Kimanthi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Argyle, TX 76226
Hello, I am Anastasia. I am excited to be a part of your care team. I am Board-Certified as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. I am employed by Keturah Health. Keturah Health employs experienced nurse practitioners that bring a wealth of knowledge, clinical experience, and skills to their role at Keturah Health. Keturah Health integrates health and wellness into each patient’s everyday life, with an approach that yields excellent results. Keturah Health is built on the foundation of top-quality patient care with compassion, care, and customization.
Hello, I am Anastasia. I am excited to be a part of your care team. I am Board-Certified as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. I am employed by Keturah Health. Keturah Health employs experienced nurse practitioners that bring a wealth of knowledge, clinical experience, and skills to their role at Keturah Health. Keturah Health integrates health and wellness into each patient’s everyday life, with an approach that yields excellent results. Keturah Health is built on the foundation of top-quality patient care with compassion, care, and customization.
(817) 934-6584 View (817) 934-6584
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Suboxone Keller/Alliance/Southlake/Fort Worth TX
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MS, FNP-c
Verified Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76244
Philip is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with almost a decade of experience in working with individuals struggling with addiction. Addiction effects all parts of a person and as such requires treatment that addresses each of these parts. Medication assisted sobriety encompasses certain medications that help to work on the parts of the brain that either cause an individual to be more prone to addiction or to help block the reward centers of the brain in order to minimize cravings and desire to use.
Philip is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with almost a decade of experience in working with individuals struggling with addiction. Addiction effects all parts of a person and as such requires treatment that addresses each of these parts. Medication assisted sobriety encompasses certain medications that help to work on the parts of the brain that either cause an individual to be more prone to addiction or to help block the reward centers of the brain in order to minimize cravings and desire to use.
(817) 764-1353 View (817) 764-1353
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Milena Djuric
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Trophy Club, TX 76262  (Online Only)
Patients come for various reasons to see a psychiatrist -depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, acute stress, relationships, family, identity problems. My goal is to establish a trusted relationship and supportive environment in order to help my patients to meet their needs, build coping skills, enhance their strengths and resolve symptoms. I strongly believe in compassionate and nonjudgemental approach. I enjoy working with patients of all different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations. My approach is patient centered and individualized.
Patients come for various reasons to see a psychiatrist -depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, acute stress, relationships, family, identity problems. My goal is to establish a trusted relationship and supportive environment in order to help my patients to meet their needs, build coping skills, enhance their strengths and resolve symptoms. I strongly believe in compassionate and nonjudgemental approach. I enjoy working with patients of all different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations. My approach is patient centered and individualized.
(682) 647-5867 View (682) 647-5867
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PsychiatryMD - Frisco & Flower Mound
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA, FASAM
Not Verified Not Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75022
Mind Matters PsychiatryMD brings forth Interventional Psychiatry & Evidence Based Psychiatric Treatments in ADHD in Adult and Children, Neuro-Addiction, Ketamine & TMS Neuro-Stimulation. Dr. Oladele Adebogun, Medical Director of Mind Matters PsychiatryMD, partnered management by his wife Ashley Adebogun. He moved from England to complete Residency at Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He holds distinguished appointments as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Mind Matters PsychiatryMD brings forth Interventional Psychiatry & Evidence Based Psychiatric Treatments in ADHD in Adult and Children, Neuro-Addiction, Ketamine & TMS Neuro-Stimulation. Dr. Oladele Adebogun, Medical Director of Mind Matters PsychiatryMD, partnered management by his wife Ashley Adebogun. He moved from England to complete Residency at Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He holds distinguished appointments as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine.
(972) 221-7900 View (972) 221-7900
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DFW TMS and The Costello Clinic
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Highland Village, TX 75077
The Costello Clinic and DFW TMS in Highland Village is a full service mental health clinic. We offer a complete array of therapeutic interventions from medication-psychotherapy combined sessions to Interventional Psychiatric care (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Esketamine (Spravato) care services when indicated). We use a lifestyle medicine approach in order to provide comprehensive care in collaboration with a team of caregivers and works to help each individual to create as joyful, meaningful, and functional a life as that person's strengths will allow.
The Costello Clinic and DFW TMS in Highland Village is a full service mental health clinic. We offer a complete array of therapeutic interventions from medication-psychotherapy combined sessions to Interventional Psychiatric care (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Esketamine (Spravato) care services when indicated). We use a lifestyle medicine approach in order to provide comprehensive care in collaboration with a team of caregivers and works to help each individual to create as joyful, meaningful, and functional a life as that person's strengths will allow.
(972) 810-7523 View (972) 810-7523
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Compassionate Psychiatric Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
Hello, I’m Dr. Mohammed, Medical Director of Compassionate Psychiatric services. I finished Residency in Psychiatry through The University of Tennessee, Memphis-TN in the year 2004. Besides being Chief Resident during this Program, I was the top performer in PRITE(Psychiatry Residents In-Service Exam). I am board certified in General Adult Psychiatry and has extensive experience practicing Psychiatry since 2004. I was an affiliate Asst.Professor of Psychiatry at Loyola Medical School, Hines- IL.
Hello, I’m Dr. Mohammed, Medical Director of Compassionate Psychiatric services. I finished Residency in Psychiatry through The University of Tennessee, Memphis-TN in the year 2004. Besides being Chief Resident during this Program, I was the top performer in PRITE(Psychiatry Residents In-Service Exam). I am board certified in General Adult Psychiatry and has extensive experience practicing Psychiatry since 2004. I was an affiliate Asst.Professor of Psychiatry at Loyola Medical School, Hines- IL.
(972) 846-8314 View (972) 846-8314
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Restore Brain
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Colleyville, TX 76034
We are experts at dealing with patients who suffer from depression of any type. We understand co-occurring disorders and addiction. Patients that need cognitive therapy, treatment from depression, bipolar, anxiety, ptsd. and ADHD.Our staff is experienced and highly credentialed in these areas.
We are experts at dealing with patients who suffer from depression of any type. We understand co-occurring disorders and addiction. Patients that need cognitive therapy, treatment from depression, bipolar, anxiety, ptsd. and ADHD.Our staff is experienced and highly credentialed in these areas.
(817) 438-2868 View (817) 438-2868
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PsychiatryMD - WestBend Fort Worth & Flower Mound
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA, FASAM
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75022
Mind Matters PsychiatryMD brings forth Interventional Psychiatry & Evidence Based Psychiatric Treatments in ADHD in Adult and Children, Neuro-Addiction, Ketamine & TMS Neuro-Stimulation. Dr. Oladele Adebogun, Medical Director of Mind Matters PsychiatryMD, partnered management by his wife Ashley Adebogun. He moved from England to complete Residency at Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He holds distinguished appointments as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Mind Matters PsychiatryMD brings forth Interventional Psychiatry & Evidence Based Psychiatric Treatments in ADHD in Adult and Children, Neuro-Addiction, Ketamine & TMS Neuro-Stimulation. Dr. Oladele Adebogun, Medical Director of Mind Matters PsychiatryMD, partnered management by his wife Ashley Adebogun. He moved from England to complete Residency at Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He holds distinguished appointments as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine.
(469) 256-7738 View (469) 256-7738
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Dr. Joy Ichie Pmhnp-Bc Dnp
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, DNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76177  (Online Only)
Now accepting new patients with virtual flexible evening, and weekend availabilities across the state of Texas. I am a licensed and board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I have over 10 years of experience in psychiatry with all age groups in both outpatient and inpatient settings. If you have been feeling sad, angry, not sleeping well, unable to focus, anxious, or have experienced a traumatic event or any other concerns then give me a call. Let us work together and identify the proper treatment options for optimal functioning.
Now accepting new patients with virtual flexible evening, and weekend availabilities across the state of Texas. I am a licensed and board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I have over 10 years of experience in psychiatry with all age groups in both outpatient and inpatient settings. If you have been feeling sad, angry, not sleeping well, unable to focus, anxious, or have experienced a traumatic event or any other concerns then give me a call. Let us work together and identify the proper treatment options for optimal functioning.
(469) 772-4660 View (469) 772-4660
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Sante Outpatient Program
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75022
Santé's Intensive Outpatient Program is structured in 3 phases. Our philosophy is that the length of our program is dependent on goals achieved. Thus, some finish treatment in 16 weeks while others take a little longer. Phase One consists of 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks. Phase Two consists of 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks where different assignments & increase expectations around recovery behaviors are given. Phase Three consists of 3 sessions per week for 4 weeks. Our 16-week program includes group & individual therapy sessions spread through all the phases. Program completion dates & phases are individualized.
Santé's Intensive Outpatient Program is structured in 3 phases. Our philosophy is that the length of our program is dependent on goals achieved. Thus, some finish treatment in 16 weeks while others take a little longer. Phase One consists of 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks. Phase Two consists of 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks where different assignments & increase expectations around recovery behaviors are given. Phase Three consists of 3 sessions per week for 4 weeks. Our 16-week program includes group & individual therapy sessions spread through all the phases. Program completion dates & phases are individualized.
(940) 236-0672 View (940) 236-0672
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Preji Somar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, MSN, APRN, PHMNP, LPC
Verified Verified
Justin, TX 76247
Preji is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a graduate of Advanced Master Psychopharmacology Program from Neuroscience Education Institute accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Preji is also a LPC. After receiving her BA in Psychology from University of Texas at Dallas, she obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Abilene Christian University, she then became a registered nurse and obtained a Master's Degree in Family Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
Preji is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a graduate of Advanced Master Psychopharmacology Program from Neuroscience Education Institute accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Preji is also a LPC. After receiving her BA in Psychology from University of Texas at Dallas, she obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Abilene Christian University, she then became a registered nurse and obtained a Master's Degree in Family Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
(940) 355-0319 View (940) 355-0319

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Number of Psychiatrists in Roanoke, TX

< 10

Psychiatrists in Roanoke, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Medication Management
86% Trauma and PTSD
71% Bipolar Disorder
71% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in Roanoke, TX see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a psychiatrist in Roanoke?

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.