Sexual Abuse Psychiatrists in West Lake Hills, TX

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Shannon Skolaut
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, SANE-CA, PMHNP
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Currently accepting new patients with immediate openings - Shannon Skolaut is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who embraces a holistic and humanistic approach to healthcare. Shannon believes that the body and mind must be treated together as one. She encompasses an approach toward wellness that must be individualized, and each person must be treated based off their individual strengths, abilities, and treatment goals. Shannon embraces an empathetic, compassionate, non-discriminatory, and culturally centered approach to medicine and care.
(737) 234-7884
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West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Alyssa Lucas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
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I love helping those who are seeking answers and solutions to their mental health struggles. With my background as an instructor at the University of Texas at Austin, I believe in education when it comes to people’s health. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety and eating disorders, but can help with a variety of problems and illnesses.
(737) 210-5526
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West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Justin Scaffa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
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I am looking for those people who don't understand why they feel the way they do because one of my greatest pleasures is to help you find answers and the steps to get better. I enjoy teaching my patients and can often make the complex disorders understandable. I like to empower my patients to choose the best treatments for them. I have experience with the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, substance use, personality disorders and schizophrenia. I am up to date on the latest treatments but I also love when I can help people off of their medications for good.
(512) 229-9406
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West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Gregory Scott Brown
Psychiatrist, MD, FAIHM
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I am an integrative psychiatrist, and director of the Center for Green Psychiatry in Austin, Texas. My approach is evidence-based holistic mental health care and I have authored a book called "The Self-Healing Mind: An Essential Five-Step Practice for Overcoming Anxiety and Depression and Revitalizing Your Life." I do prescribe medications, but we'll also discuss nutrition, mind-body therapies like yoga and meditation, spiritual supports, physical activity, and community engagement. I treat patients ages 13 to 65 and see patients primarily via telemedicine.
(512) 559-1236
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Michael Alan Schwartz
Psychiatrist, MD
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I'm a Board-Certified Psychiatrist practicing in West Lake Hills, Texas. In my office, or through telepsychiatry, I treat adults, adolescents, couples and families using a broad variety of methods and techniques, and, most importantly, an empathic and non-judgmental approach. My practice is collaborative, person-centered and holistic. Working with you, I will provide psychotherapy and, when appropriate, medication management. I will take the time and strive with you to develop a plan tailored to your individual needs and wishes and to provide the best solution and the best result.
(844) 909-1693
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West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Esther Fires
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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I have eight years of nursing experience and have treated patients across a diverse range of settings. My hospital nursing experience includes working on medical-surgical floors, inpatient psychiatry crisis stabilization, an oncology floor, and orthopedic/neurological surgical floors. I have also has spent significant time in developing countries providing humanitarian aid which enables me to understand the role that things like culture, religion, and background can play in mental health and the process of seeking out treatment for mental health illnesses.
(737) 252-6978
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Ghadeer Okayli
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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I am Dr. Ghadeer Okayli, an adult psychiatrist in Central Austin,Tx. I have 22years of experience in treating adults with a large spectrum of psychiatric conditions like Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and ADHD to mention a few. I was privileged to be trained in top psychiatric programs, by world renowned psychiatrists and researchers like Drs. Herbert Y Meltzer, Joe Calabrese, Brian Roth, Ned Kalin, and others. The training provided a strong foundation to build my practice on. I have continued to consult with my mentors throughout the past 22years. I am equipped with state of the art knowledge.
(512) 948-3752
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West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Mohammad Amjad Khan
Psychiatrist, MD
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My vision of care includes identifying strengths, weaknesses, unique abilities and challenges of the person. This helps me to develop a comprehensive individualized plan in an integrative holistic model of care. I like to follow evidence based treatment approach. As every person’s need is unique, I try to develop a plan of care which best addresses this need and it ranges from just talk therapy to talk therapy plus medication management or only medication management.
(512) 982-4058
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West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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Lauren Fiske Holistic Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am a holistic psychiatrist and psychotherapist seeing individuals and couples. My relationship with my clients is central to the process of healing; I have deep respect for the work required to come home to oneself. My style is warm, empathic, active, and engaging. I provide a safe space where we can understand and change patterns that no longer serve you, support you through life transitions, and help you reach your fullest potential in all aspects of life. I specialize in complex developmental trauma and EMDR and offer compassionate care for those who have previously struggled in therapy and in the medical system.
(512) 601-4253
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Tracy Figlan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
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It takes strength and courage to reach out for assistance. Thank you for taking that first step towards self-discovery and creating the life you have envisioned. Each person has an individualistic life experience, therefore each treatment plan is personalized and may include supportive medication, therapy or both. I work with clients 18 years and older, who have depression, PTSD, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, addiction and other mental health diagnoses. As a veteran, I understand the military community and our combat veterans.
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Austin, TX 78731
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Dr Nadia Bening - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Nadia Bening is a Psychiatrist and Certified Brain Health Coach in addition to wife and mom of 3 boys. She has over a decade of experience in the traditional psychiatric clinical setting and was Medical Director at a substance abuse rehabilitation center for the past 3 years.
(737) 777-9743
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Austin, TX 78759
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Chi Med Psych PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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Christine Chioma, MSN, APRN-BC, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has over 18 years of experience in psychiatry. She works with children, adolescents, and adults. Christine earned her BSN through The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Her exposure as a psychiatric Registered Nurse persuaded her to pursue a master’s degree in psychiatry through Walden University. Hence, she has an immense passion to help people cut ties with mental illness, and gain health and wellness via a holistic approach which is her philosophy
(512) 768-9738
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Austin, TX 78731
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Dr. Michael Millstone - Brain and Behavior, PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
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I know your time is valuable. Initial consultative evaluation appointments are available for scheduling WITHIN 1-2 WEEKS, unless I am not accepting new patients at that time. I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist with Fellowships in Psychoanalysis and Mindfulness based treatments. I provide individualized treatment for those dealing with concerns about mood, anxiety, or struggles in one or more areas of life. While I offer short sessions of psychiatric care, my area of expertise is long sessions integrating treatments such as psychoanalysis talk therapy, exercise, mindfulness, and medications when indicated.
(512) 861-8929
Austin, TX 78759
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Dr. Sandra Dunkin (Formerly Van Wyk)
Psychiatrist, MD
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I believe that one approach does NOT fit all and that you are unique with your own story, family history, genetics, life style and goals. I take all these factors into consideration and allows for a plan that addresses each of these areas. I believe that comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and innovative therapeutic approaches designed specifically for you will provide the best possible outcome. I have many tools in my evidence-based approach including medications, supplements to address biological deficits, herbs instead of psychotropic medications when requested and appropriate, psychotherapy, and life style changes.
(737) 206-8671
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Austin, TX 78732
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Seeta Patel
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Seeta Patel is a Harvard-trained, board-certified adult psychiatrist. She provides evidence-based medication management for adults (18 years and older). She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma related concerns. She works with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds and have seen how trauma can cause lifelong suffering. We often do not reach out until aspects of our life have already been affected in a negative way - for instance, when our relationships have fallen apart, or when we have lost a job. Reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather it is a sign of strength.
(571) 474-3261
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Austin, TX 78701
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Mistee J Jefferies
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
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I work across the life spectrum providing psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy to help patients live their best lives.
(512) 667-7506
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Austin, TX 78757
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Victoria Nettles
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Nettles is a board certified adult psychiatrist who enjoys working with a wide variety of adult psychiatric disorders, and especially exploring the interface between physical and mental wellness. Just as our physical wellbeing has an impact on our mood, emotional distress can manifest in a variety of ways in the body. Dr. Nettles aims to provide holistic care, working with clients to address whole body wellness via nutrition, exercise, sleep, meditative practices, and if needed, medication. She believes in a collaborative approach, working alongside therapists and other team members.
(512) 778-0381
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Austin, TX 78704
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Shani Alam
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
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I have been practicing general adult psychiatry since 1997 and have extensive expertise in evaluating and treating individuals of all ages, as well as treating a wide variety of emotional and mental conditions that range from mood/anxiety disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and eating disorders to consulting with clients about grief, trauma, work stress, relationship problems, adoption, legal cases, disability, and other major life changing events. I utilize biopsychosocial approach to mental illness that takes into account each individual's physical health, environment, and psychological experiences throughout their life.
(512) 686-2315
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Austin, TX 78758
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Jennifer Wood
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified
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Jennifer Wood received her Licensed Vocational Nursing Degree from Texarkana College in 1998. In 2004 she obtained her Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Northeast Texas Community College. In 2013 she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2018 she completed her Master of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, specializing as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner across the lifespan. She is board-certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (PMHNP-BC).
(682) 327-1181
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Austin, TX 78746
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Lovette Okoh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
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Accepting new clients within 48 hours. We offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals so that you may begin the healing process and find your true self again. Our licensed and board-certified collaborating Psychiatrist , Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants have rigorous training and credentialing in the specialty area of child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.
(214) 624-6005
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Austin, TX 78704
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Sexual Abuse Psychiatrists

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

West Lake Hills 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 West Lake Hills 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 West Lake Hills, 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. West Lake Hills Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.