Telepsychiatry for Williamsburg, VA

Photo of Lori L Ball, PMHCNS, FNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lori L Ball
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHCNS, FNP, BC
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185  (Online Only)
Hello. I'm Lori Ball with Williamsburg Counseling. As a dually certified Advance Practice Nurse(Nurse Practitioner), I provide comprehensive bio-psycho-social evaluations, prescribe and manage psychotropics. My professional history extends back to 1985 when I entered the world of psychiatry as a young registered nurse. 39 years later I find myself collaborating with patients across the lifespan who graciously share their stories and seek out new solutions to the demands of life. Medications are only one tool. There's so much more, so together lets discover and embrace genuine lasting change for a better tomorrow!
Hello. I'm Lori Ball with Williamsburg Counseling. As a dually certified Advance Practice Nurse(Nurse Practitioner), I provide comprehensive bio-psycho-social evaluations, prescribe and manage psychotropics. My professional history extends back to 1985 when I entered the world of psychiatry as a young registered nurse. 39 years later I find myself collaborating with patients across the lifespan who graciously share their stories and seek out new solutions to the demands of life. Medications are only one tool. There's so much more, so together lets discover and embrace genuine lasting change for a better tomorrow!
(757) 859-0359 View (757) 859-0359
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Sarah Yowell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, FNP-C, MSN
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23188  (Online Only)
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have a background of working in an Emergency Department as a registered nurse and recently for the past few years have worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a family practice. I attended Shenandoah University for my undergraduate and graduate degree in nursing and as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health from Liberty University. I volunteer at the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County on the Access to Care Committee.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have a background of working in an Emergency Department as a registered nurse and recently for the past few years have worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a family practice. I attended Shenandoah University for my undergraduate and graduate degree in nursing and as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health from Liberty University. I volunteer at the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County on the Access to Care Committee.
(757) 835-3865 x1 View (757) 835-3865 x1
Photo of Kevina R. Boone, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kevina R. Boone
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Kevina received her bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and Master’s degree from Walden University. She has 20+ years of experience as an RN. Kevina specialize in medication management. Treatment should always include therapeutic techniques along with medication. She enjoys team collaboration and providing holistic care.
Kevina received her bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and Master’s degree from Walden University. She has 20+ years of experience as an RN. Kevina specialize in medication management. Treatment should always include therapeutic techniques along with medication. She enjoys team collaboration and providing holistic care.
(757) 720-7792 View (757) 720-7792
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Dr. Chantz Bury
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23185
I understand the challenges of life's different phases that you may experience. Finding time for yourself to seek treatment in a safe space where you can be open about your feelings is important for understanding that it is okay to be unwell. Seeking treatment is a wonderful step should you ever be ready. I am here to help.
I understand the challenges of life's different phases that you may experience. Finding time for yourself to seek treatment in a safe space where you can be open about your feelings is important for understanding that it is okay to be unwell. Seeking treatment is a wonderful step should you ever be ready. I am here to help.
(757) 859-0678 View (757) 859-0678
Photo of Rita Ososanya, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Rita Ososanya
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Rita Ososanya is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia who has been practicing since 2019. Rita conducts thorough assessments to gather information about a client's mental health status, medical history, family history, and current symptoms. She uses their clinical skills to diagnose mental health disorders based on established diagnostic criteria. Rita develops personalized treatment plans tailored to each client's unique needs. These plans may include a combination of therapy, medication, lifestyle modifications, and other interventions.
Rita Ososanya is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia who has been practicing since 2019. Rita conducts thorough assessments to gather information about a client's mental health status, medical history, family history, and current symptoms. She uses their clinical skills to diagnose mental health disorders based on established diagnostic criteria. Rita develops personalized treatment plans tailored to each client's unique needs. These plans may include a combination of therapy, medication, lifestyle modifications, and other interventions.
(757) 720-2392 View (757) 720-2392
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Mimi Tyson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, VA 23188
We are accepting New Clients. We see patients Mondays through Fridays. We offer Medication Management and Counseling/Psychotherapy Face to face or via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Virginia and Maryland. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
We are accepting New Clients. We see patients Mondays through Fridays. We offer Medication Management and Counseling/Psychotherapy Face to face or via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Virginia and Maryland. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
(301) 392-7120 View (301) 392-7120
Online Psychiatrists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.