Telepsychiatry for Lacey, WA

Photo of Margie Williams - Elroi Mental Health Services PLLC, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Elroi Mental Health Services PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lacey, WA 98503
Finally, a provider of Christian faith, who understands and has a relationship with God. Great mental healthcare does not require you to sacrifice your faith. The practice treats the whole person. We at ElroiMHS are a BIPOC and LGBTQ+ supportive office. Margie Williams is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) qualified to practice psychiatry, diagnose, treat, and prescribe psychiatric medications across the lifespan, and provide Gene-Testing for medications. We are accepting new clients. We are here to provide a chance for you to get through life with positivity and greatness within yourself.
Finally, a provider of Christian faith, who understands and has a relationship with God. Great mental healthcare does not require you to sacrifice your faith. The practice treats the whole person. We at ElroiMHS are a BIPOC and LGBTQ+ supportive office. Margie Williams is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) qualified to practice psychiatry, diagnose, treat, and prescribe psychiatric medications across the lifespan, and provide Gene-Testing for medications. We are accepting new clients. We are here to provide a chance for you to get through life with positivity and greatness within yourself.
(253) 364-1771 View (253) 364-1771
Photo of Cheryl Dann - Caring Minds LLC , ARNP, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Caring Minds LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503  (Online Only)
I am a licensed, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the states of Washington and Oregon. I welcome adolescent and adult clients with mental health conditions. My approach in treatment is collaborative, partnering with clients in pursuit of their mental wellbeing. I incorporate the growing practice of nutrition psychiatry in my treatment plans as I see the benefits of natural remedies complementary with traditional treatments.
I am a licensed, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the states of Washington and Oregon. I welcome adolescent and adult clients with mental health conditions. My approach in treatment is collaborative, partnering with clients in pursuit of their mental wellbeing. I incorporate the growing practice of nutrition psychiatry in my treatment plans as I see the benefits of natural remedies complementary with traditional treatments.
(253) 400-1917 View (253) 400-1917
Photo of Michelle Lea Bajema, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Michelle Lea Bajema
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lacey, WA 98503
Accepting new patients! Are you ready to see a professional who will actively listen? Are you considering medications to ease your symptoms? I am a person-centered psychiatric nurse practitioner. I specialize in diagnosing mental health disorders & prescribing psychiatric medications. Sometimes, physical disorders cause mental suffering; I am medically trained to identify and differentiate between medical and psychological underlying factors. I respect your thoughts, feelings, beliefs & philosophy. I will treat you as a unique & deserving person.
Accepting new patients! Are you ready to see a professional who will actively listen? Are you considering medications to ease your symptoms? I am a person-centered psychiatric nurse practitioner. I specialize in diagnosing mental health disorders & prescribing psychiatric medications. Sometimes, physical disorders cause mental suffering; I am medically trained to identify and differentiate between medical and psychological underlying factors. I respect your thoughts, feelings, beliefs & philosophy. I will treat you as a unique & deserving person.
(360) 230-6660 View (360) 230-6660
Photo of Victoria A Wright, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP, FP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Victoria A Wright
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP, FP
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503
I offer Medication management of emotional disorders and psychiatric disorders. I have worked in medicine for nearly 35 years! Family practice, psychiatric medicines, and urgent care. My work history includes critical care at Harborview Medical Center, elsewhere oncology, Native American Tribes, and urgent care on a mobile unit in Central Florida while working with Healthcare for the Homeless. Board-certified in family practice and psychiatric medicines. Also a Doctorate in Nursing Practice.
I offer Medication management of emotional disorders and psychiatric disorders. I have worked in medicine for nearly 35 years! Family practice, psychiatric medicines, and urgent care. My work history includes critical care at Harborview Medical Center, elsewhere oncology, Native American Tribes, and urgent care on a mobile unit in Central Florida while working with Healthcare for the Homeless. Board-certified in family practice and psychiatric medicines. Also a Doctorate in Nursing Practice.
(360) 295-9408 View (360) 295-9408
Photo of Jalyn Benca, DNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jalyn Benca
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503
As a doctoral educated psychiatric nurse practitioner, I am trained with in depth knowledge of psychiatric disorders, pharmacology, and psychotherapeutic interventions coupled with a holistic healthcare approach. My approach to psychiatric care is rooted in empathy and compassion. I believe in treating individuals as unique beings by understanding their life experiences to tailor therapeutic interventions to meet their specific needs to bring them back to wellness. I firmly believe in the power of holistic care, addressing not only the symptoms but also the person as a whole.
As a doctoral educated psychiatric nurse practitioner, I am trained with in depth knowledge of psychiatric disorders, pharmacology, and psychotherapeutic interventions coupled with a holistic healthcare approach. My approach to psychiatric care is rooted in empathy and compassion. I believe in treating individuals as unique beings by understanding their life experiences to tailor therapeutic interventions to meet their specific needs to bring them back to wellness. I firmly believe in the power of holistic care, addressing not only the symptoms but also the person as a whole.
(360) 284-2170 View (360) 284-2170
Photo of Matt Kilgore, DNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Matt Kilgore
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503
Accepting new patients! I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). My prior work history includes cardiac care, acute care, and acute inpatient detoxification units with a subspecialty in mental healthcare. I earned my Bachelor’s in Biology, my Master of Science (MSN), and my Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), all from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.
Accepting new patients! I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). My prior work history includes cardiac care, acute care, and acute inpatient detoxification units with a subspecialty in mental healthcare. I earned my Bachelor’s in Biology, my Master of Science (MSN), and my Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), all from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.
(360) 523-1686 View (360) 523-1686
Photo of David Penner, MD, Psychiatrist
David Penner
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lacey, WA 98516
I am a double board-certified Harvard-trained child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist specializing in treating hard-to-treat depression through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). For over ten years, I've treated adults and children with a wide range of acute and chronic mental illnesses and implemented TMS into my services when I saw the incredible results my patients were achieving.
I am a double board-certified Harvard-trained child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist specializing in treating hard-to-treat depression through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). For over ten years, I've treated adults and children with a wide range of acute and chronic mental illnesses and implemented TMS into my services when I saw the incredible results my patients were achieving.
(360) 339-8759 View (360) 339-8759
Photo of Amy Heckler - The Center of Mindful Healing, DNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
The Center of Mindful Healing
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503  (Online Only)
It takes a lot of trust to disclose that which affects us most intimately. While we have made strides over the years in mental health, stigma continues to have a stronghold in today's society, and it can be difficult to take that first step. We are happy to welcome Sandy Lindell, MSN, PMHNP-BC joining the practice and will be accepting patients with Premera, First Choice, Aetna and cash pay. She has over a decade of experience and specializes in ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD and mood disorders.
It takes a lot of trust to disclose that which affects us most intimately. While we have made strides over the years in mental health, stigma continues to have a stronghold in today's society, and it can be difficult to take that first step. We are happy to welcome Sandy Lindell, MSN, PMHNP-BC joining the practice and will be accepting patients with Premera, First Choice, Aetna and cash pay. She has over a decade of experience and specializes in ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD and mood disorders.
(360) 515-3370 View (360) 515-3370
Photo of Dr. Mark Chofla - Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy, DO, Psychiatrist
Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503  (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.
(509) 677-1686 View (509) 677-1686
Photo of Al Jerome Cruz, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Al Jerome Cruz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lacey, WA 98503
Al Jerome (AJ) is a dual board-certified Family & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in adult psychiatric medication management. He also offers Medical Weight loss and Nutritional Psychiatry services. He received his Doctoral degree and post-graduate psychiatric mental health certificate at Duke University. He utilizes a holistic, collaborative, and integrative approach to provide personalized, evidence-based, and non-judgmental psychiatric care. AJ highly values a therapeutic provider-client relationship built in trust, respect, and empathy.
Al Jerome (AJ) is a dual board-certified Family & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in adult psychiatric medication management. He also offers Medical Weight loss and Nutritional Psychiatry services. He received his Doctoral degree and post-graduate psychiatric mental health certificate at Duke University. He utilizes a holistic, collaborative, and integrative approach to provide personalized, evidence-based, and non-judgmental psychiatric care. AJ highly values a therapeutic provider-client relationship built in trust, respect, and empathy.
(360) 531-6869 View (360) 531-6869
Photo of Olufunke Mercy Jinadu - Mercygrace Mental Wellness, PLLC, PMHNP-B, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Mercygrace Mental Wellness, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503  (Online Only)
Mercy graduated from Texas State University with an M.S. in Nursing and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mercy has over 8 years of expertise in psychiatric nursing and specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety problems in adults and adolescents. Mercy, as a provider, takes a nonjudgmental, sympathetic approach and believes that every individual has the ability to reach his or her full potential. Mercy adds wellness therapies such as healthy sleep, exercise, diet, mindfulness, and social connectedness into her clients' treatment programs in addition to medication management.
Mercy graduated from Texas State University with an M.S. in Nursing and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mercy has over 8 years of expertise in psychiatric nursing and specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety problems in adults and adolescents. Mercy, as a provider, takes a nonjudgmental, sympathetic approach and believes that every individual has the ability to reach his or her full potential. Mercy adds wellness therapies such as healthy sleep, exercise, diet, mindfulness, and social connectedness into her clients' treatment programs in addition to medication management.
(206) 202-8325 View (206) 202-8325
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.