Psychiatrists in Charlottesville City County, VA

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Sam Howard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
As a provider, I seek to walk alongside patients as we work to achieve care goals together. This process requires openness, honesty, and trust that I hope to earn over time. We arrive at a collaborative treatment plan focusing on psychotherapy, diet, exercise, mindfulness, and medication if it is necessary. This whole-person approach hopes to achieve wellness while providing the opportunity to learn skills to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
As a provider, I seek to walk alongside patients as we work to achieve care goals together. This process requires openness, honesty, and trust that I hope to earn over time. We arrive at a collaborative treatment plan focusing on psychotherapy, diet, exercise, mindfulness, and medication if it is necessary. This whole-person approach hopes to achieve wellness while providing the opportunity to learn skills to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
(434) 533-7427 View (434) 533-7427
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Mimi Tyson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH
Verified Verified
I am a friendly and insightful psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who provides compassionate, empathetic care tailored to your concerns. I am trained in the use of both psychotherapy and medication management to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. I have developed expertise in anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder.
I am a friendly and insightful psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who provides compassionate, empathetic care tailored to your concerns. I am trained in the use of both psychotherapy and medication management to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. I have developed expertise in anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder.
(301) 392-7120 View (301) 392-7120
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
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Danielle Free
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Danielle offers a holistic, person-centered approach to working with patients who experience life disruptions from depression, anxiety, disorganized attention, stress, relationship dynamics, trauma, mood dysregulation, and grief. Her treatment philosophy is centered on a patient-provider partnership with a goal of cultivating mental wellness through empathic support, emotional awareness, and balancing techniques. She aims to prescribe medications in a conservative, effective and safe manner.
Danielle offers a holistic, person-centered approach to working with patients who experience life disruptions from depression, anxiety, disorganized attention, stress, relationship dynamics, trauma, mood dysregulation, and grief. Her treatment philosophy is centered on a patient-provider partnership with a goal of cultivating mental wellness through empathic support, emotional awareness, and balancing techniques. She aims to prescribe medications in a conservative, effective and safe manner.
(434) 280-3003 View (434) 280-3003
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Dr. Morgan Alexander
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
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Couples Psychotherapy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Psychodynamic couples therapy is an exploratory kind of therapy. Adults carry within themselves the lessons and feelings from a lifetime of experiences. Some of these are obvious, and some are located outside of one’s awareness. All these experiences and feelings can potentially affect the situation which brings a couple to therapy. Concerns about intimacy and sexual connection can have psychodynamic underpinnings and may also be explored in this therapy. Some couples note that they are having the same quarrel over and over, and they feel stuck and unable to change this pattern. Some are unsure if they wish to stay together.
Psychodynamic couples therapy is an exploratory kind of therapy. Adults carry within themselves the lessons and feelings from a lifetime of experiences. Some of these are obvious, and some are located outside of one’s awareness. All these experiences and feelings can potentially affect the situation which brings a couple to therapy. Concerns about intimacy and sexual connection can have psychodynamic underpinnings and may also be explored in this therapy. Some couples note that they are having the same quarrel over and over, and they feel stuck and unable to change this pattern. Some are unsure if they wish to stay together.
(434) 433-8553 View (434) 433-8553
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Christopher A Rowley
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
In addition to treating general psychiatric illnesses, I work with those struggling with addictive substances including opioids, alcohol, methamphetamine, cannabis, among others. Recognizing that you will have your own unique goals, I will help you create an individualized treatment plan to serve as a compass on your journey toward healing. I recognize that while medications can be of immense benefit, they are not always a cure-all and are often only part of the solution. I do my best to stay current on the latest treatment interventions, and have even trained in the field of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
In addition to treating general psychiatric illnesses, I work with those struggling with addictive substances including opioids, alcohol, methamphetamine, cannabis, among others. Recognizing that you will have your own unique goals, I will help you create an individualized treatment plan to serve as a compass on your journey toward healing. I recognize that while medications can be of immense benefit, they are not always a cure-all and are often only part of the solution. I do my best to stay current on the latest treatment interventions, and have even trained in the field of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
(434) 216-6324 View (434) 216-6324
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David V Hamilton Md
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that good mental health is a product of treating the whole person. This approach often includes psychotherapy and sometimes medication, as well as mindfulness meditation, exercise, and a healthy diet. In my experience, a whole-person centered approach can decrease reliance on medications and help the patient achieve a sense of agency in their psychological wellness.
I believe that good mental health is a product of treating the whole person. This approach often includes psychotherapy and sometimes medication, as well as mindfulness meditation, exercise, and a healthy diet. In my experience, a whole-person centered approach can decrease reliance on medications and help the patient achieve a sense of agency in their psychological wellness.
(434) 326-0587 View (434) 326-0587
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Robert Johnston, MD - Centerspace Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice focuses on the mental health of children, families, and young adults. I have experience with a wide range of presenting issues, with the most common including learning difficulties, ADHD, autism, anxiety, and mood disorders.
My practice focuses on the mental health of children, families, and young adults. I have experience with a wide range of presenting issues, with the most common including learning difficulties, ADHD, autism, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(434) 215-0998 View (434) 215-0998
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Justin Smith
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
As a board certified psychiatrist I am comfortable treating adolescent and adult patients who are searching for outpatient psychiatric evaluation and medication management. My approach to psychiatric treatment follows the biopsychosocial formulation, in essence attempting to understand all of the factors that contribute to a patient's situation and developing a treatment plan that may address these factors.
As a board certified psychiatrist I am comfortable treating adolescent and adult patients who are searching for outpatient psychiatric evaluation and medication management. My approach to psychiatric treatment follows the biopsychosocial formulation, in essence attempting to understand all of the factors that contribute to a patient's situation and developing a treatment plan that may address these factors.
(434) 201-7938 View (434) 201-7938
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Maura Constance
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MPH, PMHNP, FNP, BC
Verified Verified
I am a warm, compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner devoted to helping people overcome difficulties and thrive. I employ a humanistic approach that looks at the whole person to understand how elements in the past and factors in the present environment can contribute to your current challenges. I listen deeply and work with you to find the right mix of evidence-based therapies and medications to address your particular needs. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, personality disorders, addiction issues, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia
I am a warm, compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner devoted to helping people overcome difficulties and thrive. I employ a humanistic approach that looks at the whole person to understand how elements in the past and factors in the present environment can contribute to your current challenges. I listen deeply and work with you to find the right mix of evidence-based therapies and medications to address your particular needs. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, personality disorders, addiction issues, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia
(301) 392-7120 View (301) 392-7120
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Dr. Phan-Huy treats adults of all walks of life. Backed by medical and specialty training from the University of Michigan coupled with broad clinical experience, she provides bespoke care for various psychiatric concerns, including anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and trauma-related disorders. Her treatment philosophy is to combine medication where indicated with psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. This integrative approach sets the foundation for healing and life-long well-being.
Dr. Phan-Huy treats adults of all walks of life. Backed by medical and specialty training from the University of Michigan coupled with broad clinical experience, she provides bespoke care for various psychiatric concerns, including anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and trauma-related disorders. Her treatment philosophy is to combine medication where indicated with psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. This integrative approach sets the foundation for healing and life-long well-being.
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Adhd Aid
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902  (Online Only)
Finally, Covid is almost over. I am Accepting New Patients. No more waiting for months. Suppose you are a student or professional and struggling with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression. Make an appointment, get tested, and enjoy life. Today, you are one step closer to a new you. I offer comprehensive ADHD testing accepted at schools and workplaces for ADA accommodations like extra time on tests. Anxiety and Sleep issues can feel like ADHD. Untreated Depression & Mood Ups and Downs all share the symptoms of ADHD, so let's investigate together.
Finally, Covid is almost over. I am Accepting New Patients. No more waiting for months. Suppose you are a student or professional and struggling with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression. Make an appointment, get tested, and enjoy life. Today, you are one step closer to a new you. I offer comprehensive ADHD testing accepted at schools and workplaces for ADA accommodations like extra time on tests. Anxiety and Sleep issues can feel like ADHD. Untreated Depression & Mood Ups and Downs all share the symptoms of ADHD, so let's investigate together.
(540) 210-1083 View (540) 210-1083
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Alexis Ryan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Alexis Ryan is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with her Master’s of Science in Nursing acquired from Vanderbilt University’s No. 1 ranked program in the country. She combines expertise and evidence-based approaches to care with an unflagging commitment to compassion and kindness in order to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders with particular proficiency in mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Alexis utilizes psychotherapy, creates treatment plans, prescribes clinically-supported medications, and provides diagnostic clarity and education.
Alexis Ryan is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with her Master’s of Science in Nursing acquired from Vanderbilt University’s No. 1 ranked program in the country. She combines expertise and evidence-based approaches to care with an unflagging commitment to compassion and kindness in order to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders with particular proficiency in mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Alexis utilizes psychotherapy, creates treatment plans, prescribes clinically-supported medications, and provides diagnostic clarity and education.
(571) 568-8035 View (571) 568-8035
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Dr. Benjamin Pumphrey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Deep understanding of the nature and history of symptoms is necessary to guide treatment and generate lasting improvements. Engaging in mental health care requires patience, a curious mind, and an honest desire to make changes. I provide psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy with a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach. I received my medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed my psychiatry residency through the University of Pennsylvania.
Deep understanding of the nature and history of symptoms is necessary to guide treatment and generate lasting improvements. Engaging in mental health care requires patience, a curious mind, and an honest desire to make changes. I provide psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy with a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach. I received my medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed my psychiatry residency through the University of Pennsylvania.
(540) 516-4640 View (540) 516-4640
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Benjamin Stephens
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
As a board certified psychiatrist, I can offer help with clarifying diagnoses and provide recommendations on evidence-based treatment, including medication and therapy approaches.
As a board certified psychiatrist, I can offer help with clarifying diagnoses and provide recommendations on evidence-based treatment, including medication and therapy approaches.
(434) 425-7514 View (434) 425-7514
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Mindful Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Easily schedule appointment online today 24/7 @ www.mindfulmh.com
Easily schedule appointment online today 24/7 @ www.mindfulmh.com
(276) 208-9462 View (276) 208-9462
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Dillon Kayser
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am from Charlottesville originally and moved back to town in 2018 following completion of medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Following medical school I completed four years of psychiatry residency training at UVA. I specialize in treating adult patients with a particular interest in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and mood/substance disorders. My research interests include medical health disparities, with specific focus on social determinants of health
I am from Charlottesville originally and moved back to town in 2018 following completion of medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Following medical school I completed four years of psychiatry residency training at UVA. I specialize in treating adult patients with a particular interest in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and mood/substance disorders. My research interests include medical health disparities, with specific focus on social determinants of health
(434) 425-7536 View (434) 425-7536
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Jonathan Mills
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22902  (Online Only)
Jonathan Mills is a board-certified, psychiatric nurse practitioner providing patient-centered care to children, adolescents and young adults. He completed his graduate work at Yale School of Nursing and clinical training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. He has experience in a range of treatment settings providing medication and therapeutic services to young people, families, and adults.
Jonathan Mills is a board-certified, psychiatric nurse practitioner providing patient-centered care to children, adolescents and young adults. He completed his graduate work at Yale School of Nursing and clinical training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. He has experience in a range of treatment settings providing medication and therapeutic services to young people, families, and adults.
(434) 252-3848 View (434) 252-3848
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Better Mental Health & Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MEd, APRN, PMHNP, CNE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to Better Mental Health & Wellness, an integrated mental health practice owned and operated by Dr. Lee Moore, PMHNP-BC. We offer psychiatric services to Virginia residents via telehealth or in-person meetings. While we have focused experience working alongside LGBTQ+-identifying individuals, individuals with trauma histories, and individuals managing substance use concerns, we welcome ALL individuals seeking support and direction. Dr. Moore has experience working within a wide range of settings and with individuals across every spectrum, offering a unique perspective on care.
Welcome to Better Mental Health & Wellness, an integrated mental health practice owned and operated by Dr. Lee Moore, PMHNP-BC. We offer psychiatric services to Virginia residents via telehealth or in-person meetings. While we have focused experience working alongside LGBTQ+-identifying individuals, individuals with trauma histories, and individuals managing substance use concerns, we welcome ALL individuals seeking support and direction. Dr. Moore has experience working within a wide range of settings and with individuals across every spectrum, offering a unique perspective on care.
(804) 294-4811 View (804) 294-4811

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Number of Psychiatrists in Charlottesville City County, VA

20+

Average cost per session

$142

Psychiatrists in Charlottesville City County, VA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Bipolar Disorder
81% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
77% Trauma and PTSD
65% ADHD
65% Medication Management

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Anthem | Elevance
75% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Charlottesville City County, VA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

58% Male
42% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Charlottesville City County?

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.