Psychiatrists in Everett, WA

Photo of May Gemilo - Therapeutic Alliances, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Everett, WA
May Gemilo - Therapeutic Alliances
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98201
I'm drawn to clients facing a spectrum of mental health challenges—be it ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, or other psychiatric issues. My ideal clients are those seeking support, understanding, and effective treatment tailored to their unique needs. They come to me with goals like achieving symptom relief, enhancing coping mechanisms, and overall well-being. What they want is a therapeutic partnership, trusting in my expertise to guide them toward mental wellness. It's about providing personalized care, fostering trust, and helping them navigate a path to a healthier, more balanced life.
I'm drawn to clients facing a spectrum of mental health challenges—be it ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, or other psychiatric issues. My ideal clients are those seeking support, understanding, and effective treatment tailored to their unique needs. They come to me with goals like achieving symptom relief, enhancing coping mechanisms, and overall well-being. What they want is a therapeutic partnership, trusting in my expertise to guide them toward mental wellness. It's about providing personalized care, fostering trust, and helping them navigate a path to a healthier, more balanced life.
(425) 426-2353 View (425) 426-2353
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Mind and Behavior Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, ARNP, MN
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98201
Specializing in medication management with therapy for ADHD, Anxiety, Mood, Addiction, and Co-occurring Disorder treatment. Hyesoon Choi ARNP likes to see herself a little differently, right now she’s at the peak of her life. One of her beliefs is "Knowledge is not the power. Practiced knowledge is the power". She likes to share her knowledge and hopes that her audience will practice that knowledge to find their happiness within.
Specializing in medication management with therapy for ADHD, Anxiety, Mood, Addiction, and Co-occurring Disorder treatment. Hyesoon Choi ARNP likes to see herself a little differently, right now she’s at the peak of her life. One of her beliefs is "Knowledge is not the power. Practiced knowledge is the power". She likes to share her knowledge and hopes that her audience will practice that knowledge to find their happiness within.
(425) 332-7502 View (425) 332-7502
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Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98201  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(425) 600-1669 View (425) 600-1669
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Elizabeth Bielstein
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everett, WA 98208
As a seasoned nurse practitioner with 30 years of nursing experience in multiple specialties, I have focused my professional attention on the evaluation and integrative treatment of mild to severe mental health disorders since 2011. I have a special interest in mood & trauma related disorders, existential / life transitions and health care professionals. I incorporate a creative approach to mental health care. While medication management is often what initially draws patients to my practice, they often stay for the support which has been tailored to their unique health and wellness goals.
As a seasoned nurse practitioner with 30 years of nursing experience in multiple specialties, I have focused my professional attention on the evaluation and integrative treatment of mild to severe mental health disorders since 2011. I have a special interest in mood & trauma related disorders, existential / life transitions and health care professionals. I incorporate a creative approach to mental health care. While medication management is often what initially draws patients to my practice, they often stay for the support which has been tailored to their unique health and wellness goals.
(425) 320-5077 View (425) 320-5077
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Pacific Wellness & Lactation
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, FNP-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98204  (Online Only)
BreAnne Marcucci ARNP, FNP-C, PMH-C is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who is Perinatal Mental Health Certified. She specializes in medication management for anxiety and depression in pregnancy and postpartum. She specializes in Postpartum Depression and Anxiety and incorporates Wellness Care Planning as part of the treatment plan to support whole person care. Wellness Care Planning focuses on short term goals and is centered on sleep, nutrition, lactation/infant feeding and partner transitions. BreAnne does not treat ADHD at this time.
BreAnne Marcucci ARNP, FNP-C, PMH-C is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who is Perinatal Mental Health Certified. She specializes in medication management for anxiety and depression in pregnancy and postpartum. She specializes in Postpartum Depression and Anxiety and incorporates Wellness Care Planning as part of the treatment plan to support whole person care. Wellness Care Planning focuses on short term goals and is centered on sleep, nutrition, lactation/infant feeding and partner transitions. BreAnne does not treat ADHD at this time.
(425) 517-1981 View (425) 517-1981
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Susan J Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everett, WA 98201
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working in partnership with individuals to improve quality of life by addressing overall mental, emotional, relational and physical health. I specialize in combining focused psychotherapy with life style changes and medication if indicated. I have experience and special interest in helping clients building resilence, self awareness and self advocacy after trauma and loss, using those experiences to inform the present and improve the future. For those that want it, incorporating mindfulness, prayer and spiritual direction is available.
I enjoy working in partnership with individuals to improve quality of life by addressing overall mental, emotional, relational and physical health. I specialize in combining focused psychotherapy with life style changes and medication if indicated. I have experience and special interest in helping clients building resilence, self awareness and self advocacy after trauma and loss, using those experiences to inform the present and improve the future. For those that want it, incorporating mindfulness, prayer and spiritual direction is available.
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Elizabeth Adebayo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC, ARNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98203  (Online Only)
Life can bring challenges that impact our mental well-being, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. At New Dawn Behavioral Innovations PLLC, we’re here to guide you through those tough times. Our experienced team specializes in addressing a range of symptoms, from anxiety and depression to more complex conditions. Through personalized care and evidence-based approaches, we’re dedicated to helping you navigate your journey toward healing and growth. The symptoms we treat include the following: Anxiety Depression Insomnia PTSD Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia Substance Abuse/Addiction ocd ADHD Eating Disorders And many more…
Life can bring challenges that impact our mental well-being, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. At New Dawn Behavioral Innovations PLLC, we’re here to guide you through those tough times. Our experienced team specializes in addressing a range of symptoms, from anxiety and depression to more complex conditions. Through personalized care and evidence-based approaches, we’re dedicated to helping you navigate your journey toward healing and growth. The symptoms we treat include the following: Anxiety Depression Insomnia PTSD Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia Substance Abuse/Addiction ocd ADHD Eating Disorders And many more…
(425) 537-6746 View (425) 537-6746
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Sandy Grewal
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, MA, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98201
My name is Sandy Grewal. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I graduated from Maryville University (St. Louis MO) in 2020. My passion is mental health and serving those in need of mental health services. I approach care by looking at the individual as a whole and not as just a set of symptoms. My mental health services include psychiatric evaluations, psychoeducation, and medication management for depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Treatment plans are individualized for each client, 13 years and older. I will always take the time to explain what the best course of action is going to look like.
My name is Sandy Grewal. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I graduated from Maryville University (St. Louis MO) in 2020. My passion is mental health and serving those in need of mental health services. I approach care by looking at the individual as a whole and not as just a set of symptoms. My mental health services include psychiatric evaluations, psychoeducation, and medication management for depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Treatment plans are individualized for each client, 13 years and older. I will always take the time to explain what the best course of action is going to look like.
(425) 585-4841 View (425) 585-4841
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Laura Perez
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everett, WA 98201
My 11 years of experience caring for patients as a Nurse at the UW Medical Center has given me a unique understanding of the importance of the patient provider relationship. Trust, honesty & caring in addition to sound, evidenced based psychiatric and mental health care is essential in creating a treatment plan that works for you. You need to trust that your plan is in your best interest. Only you can decide to participate. As your provider, I will be honest with you. And you can be certain that I do really care about how you are doing.
My 11 years of experience caring for patients as a Nurse at the UW Medical Center has given me a unique understanding of the importance of the patient provider relationship. Trust, honesty & caring in addition to sound, evidenced based psychiatric and mental health care is essential in creating a treatment plan that works for you. You need to trust that your plan is in your best interest. Only you can decide to participate. As your provider, I will be honest with you. And you can be certain that I do really care about how you are doing.
(425) 615-6835 View (425) 615-6835
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Spectrum Psychiatry Asociates
Psychiatric Nurse, ARNP, MSN, RN
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98201
As most patients come for their initial visit in some distress, the first two goals are building a mutual understanding of the the distress and focus on symptom relief. I practice as a psychotherapist and I prescribe medication. Some people come for medication and therapy wanting to gain insight into their feelings, change patterns in relationships, confront addiction. Often people come to me for evalution or to continue medications they were previously stable on. Whatever the reason you are visiting Psychology Today, my advice is to focus on building a trusting relationship with whomever you work with.
As most patients come for their initial visit in some distress, the first two goals are building a mutual understanding of the the distress and focus on symptom relief. I practice as a psychotherapist and I prescribe medication. Some people come for medication and therapy wanting to gain insight into their feelings, change patterns in relationships, confront addiction. Often people come to me for evalution or to continue medications they were previously stable on. Whatever the reason you are visiting Psychology Today, my advice is to focus on building a trusting relationship with whomever you work with.
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Agnes Ndiritu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everett, WA 98208
Mental illness is a shrouded enemy that often unveils itself only when those plagued by it, reach a breaking point. Left untreated, mental illness will permeate work, home and social environments, destroying confidence, hope, ambitions, and any sense of purpose. As I've navigated mental health treatment, I've witnessed first hand the insufferable pain, untreated mental illness can cause on patients' lives. I've conversely seen patients thrive with treatment and support. I have an 8.5 year experience as an PMHNP, and have also been incredibly blessed with a keen sense of compassion! So, don't suffer alone. Please call or email me.
Mental illness is a shrouded enemy that often unveils itself only when those plagued by it, reach a breaking point. Left untreated, mental illness will permeate work, home and social environments, destroying confidence, hope, ambitions, and any sense of purpose. As I've navigated mental health treatment, I've witnessed first hand the insufferable pain, untreated mental illness can cause on patients' lives. I've conversely seen patients thrive with treatment and support. I have an 8.5 year experience as an PMHNP, and have also been incredibly blessed with a keen sense of compassion! So, don't suffer alone. Please call or email me.
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Alexandra J Pales
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, RN, MSN
Verified Verified
30 Endorsed
Everett, WA 98208
I enjoy helping others on their path towards self discovery and healing. Working with others through active listening, empathy, understanding, and using a client centered approach. I enjoy working with those looking for relief from their depression, anxiety, or PTSD. I have focused my work on helping those who have been labeled as treatment resistant, or those needing extra care in their life. I help those who set their own goals, and we work together to achieve them. I'm here to listen and understand how to best help you.
I enjoy helping others on their path towards self discovery and healing. Working with others through active listening, empathy, understanding, and using a client centered approach. I enjoy working with those looking for relief from their depression, anxiety, or PTSD. I have focused my work on helping those who have been labeled as treatment resistant, or those needing extra care in their life. I help those who set their own goals, and we work together to achieve them. I'm here to listen and understand how to best help you.
(206) 743-9286 View (206) 743-9286
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Jana Robison
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everett, WA 98201
Currently accepting new med management clients (updated 5/10/2024). I welcome children, teens, and young adults into my office, regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. I look forward to learning from my clients and their families, encouraging them all to live a life to their fullest potential with their most authentic self. My sincerest goal is to partner with you in getting where your child wants to be so that your child can live their best life! There is always hope. There is no room for blame, shame, or stigma in my office.
Currently accepting new med management clients (updated 5/10/2024). I welcome children, teens, and young adults into my office, regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. I look forward to learning from my clients and their families, encouraging them all to live a life to their fullest potential with their most authentic self. My sincerest goal is to partner with you in getting where your child wants to be so that your child can live their best life! There is always hope. There is no room for blame, shame, or stigma in my office.
(425) 437-3043 View (425) 437-3043
Photo of Rozina Lakhani, Psychiatrist in Everett, WA
Rozina Lakhani
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everett, WA 98208
Are you suffering from Depression that is not as evident and acceptable to others like a fracture, yet way more debilitating in many ways? I can help! I am a board certified Psychiatrist ( i.e a Medical Doctor with specialization in Psychiatry) with more than 15 years of experience. Although I treat full range of psychiatric problems, I am passionate about helping people suffering from resistant Depression ( i.e depression that has not responded to at least one full trial of an antidepressant), using advanced treatments like Spravato and TMS.
Are you suffering from Depression that is not as evident and acceptable to others like a fracture, yet way more debilitating in many ways? I can help! I am a board certified Psychiatrist ( i.e a Medical Doctor with specialization in Psychiatry) with more than 15 years of experience. Although I treat full range of psychiatric problems, I am passionate about helping people suffering from resistant Depression ( i.e depression that has not responded to at least one full trial of an antidepressant), using advanced treatments like Spravato and TMS.
(425) 654-3508 View (425) 654-3508
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Northwest Child Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98208
Not accepting new clients
NO Longer Accepting new patients at this time. My area of interest is working with children and adolescents, ages 3-18, with a particular interest in managing the care of those with Autism and ADHD. I firmly believe caring for your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health in terms of achieving optimal health and function. I value the importance of using evidence-based methods, in addition to collaborating with my patients and their families to create the most successful plan of care and outcomes for each individual.
NO Longer Accepting new patients at this time. My area of interest is working with children and adolescents, ages 3-18, with a particular interest in managing the care of those with Autism and ADHD. I firmly believe caring for your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health in terms of achieving optimal health and function. I value the importance of using evidence-based methods, in addition to collaborating with my patients and their families to create the most successful plan of care and outcomes for each individual.
(425) 242-5057 View (425) 242-5057
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Dr T Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98208  (Online Only)
In these times of COVID-19 Are you feeling Anxious and WORRIED? Do you feel depressed? Have your previous treatments failed? Are you experiencing problems remembering things and maintaining a normal weight? Do you suffer from panic attacks, anxiety, trauma issues? Do you experience painful shyness? Are you haunted by unexplained physical symptoms and the doctors have said that "it is all in your head?" I am here to help you.
In these times of COVID-19 Are you feeling Anxious and WORRIED? Do you feel depressed? Have your previous treatments failed? Are you experiencing problems remembering things and maintaining a normal weight? Do you suffer from panic attacks, anxiety, trauma issues? Do you experience painful shyness? Are you haunted by unexplained physical symptoms and the doctors have said that "it is all in your head?" I am here to help you.
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Sandra F. Carrier
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, ARNP
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98201
Welcome! I am an adult psychiatric nurse practitioner in private practice. I provide evaluations, medication management, and individual therapy. I require ALL POTENTIAL NEW CLIENTS TO ASK THEIR CURRENT PROVIDER TO SEND A REFERRAL BY FAX to 1-425-449-4091. I am accepting FAXED REFERRALS ONLY. Emails through Psychology Today will NOT receive a response.
Welcome! I am an adult psychiatric nurse practitioner in private practice. I provide evaluations, medication management, and individual therapy. I require ALL POTENTIAL NEW CLIENTS TO ASK THEIR CURRENT PROVIDER TO SEND A REFERRAL BY FAX to 1-425-449-4091. I am accepting FAXED REFERRALS ONLY. Emails through Psychology Today will NOT receive a response.
(425) 598-0327 View (425) 598-0327
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Kateryna Kuzmychova
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP
Verified Verified
Everett, WA 98208
My name is Kateryna Kuzmychova. I know, I know my name is a mouth full, and I have my Russian and Ukrainian background to thank for it. I specialize in treating adults, 18 years old and older, on a broad spectrum of mental health disorders. I am a strong believer that every person has an abundant source of self-efficacy and self- resilience, and I, as a Nurse Practitioner, am there to unlock that potential. I listen carefully to all of my patients and their experiences, and then collaborate with them and find the best course of action for their betterment.
My name is Kateryna Kuzmychova. I know, I know my name is a mouth full, and I have my Russian and Ukrainian background to thank for it. I specialize in treating adults, 18 years old and older, on a broad spectrum of mental health disorders. I am a strong believer that every person has an abundant source of self-efficacy and self- resilience, and I, as a Nurse Practitioner, am there to unlock that potential. I listen carefully to all of my patients and their experiences, and then collaborate with them and find the best course of action for their betterment.
(425) 320-3740 View (425) 320-3740
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Leah Haddad
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Everett, WA 98204
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/WA
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/WA
(425) 532-5954 View (425) 532-5954
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Jack Mkroyan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Everett, WA 98203
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide holistic online psychiatry services (telemedicine), so that you can conveniently be seen in the comfort of your home for appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as in-person visits and I will address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness beyond a standard psychiatry visit. My aim is for you to truly thrive at your best! You can conveniently self-schedule a holistic psychiatry video appointment right now at: pwpsychiatry.com/WA
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide holistic online psychiatry services (telemedicine), so that you can conveniently be seen in the comfort of your home for appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as in-person visits and I will address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness beyond a standard psychiatry visit. My aim is for you to truly thrive at your best! You can conveniently self-schedule a holistic psychiatry video appointment right now at: pwpsychiatry.com/WA
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Everett, WA

70+

Average cost per session

$215

Psychiatrists in Everett, WA who prioritize treating:

99% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Bipolar Disorder
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Medication Management
76% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
68% ADHD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
73% Premera

How Psychiatrists in Everett, WA see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Everett?

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.