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Psychiatrists in San Luis Obispo County

June Kramer, Psychiatrist  in San Luis Obispo
“I have a deep conviction about the importance and value of therapy, of taking the time to know your inner world and understand what may underlie symptoms, such as anxiety or depression, or repetitive problematic behavior, such as repeated failed relationships. Psychodynamic or psychoanalytic therapy approaches are particularly helpful in bringing to awareness such underlying patterns and their origins, so that it is then possible to change them. All types of life problems and diagnoses respond well to these approaches.
(805) 918-5886
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in San Luis Obispo County is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

San Luis Obispo County Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in San Luis Obispo County specialize in age groups (so check for San Luis Obispo County child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in San Luis Obispo County). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurses in San Luis Obispo County, or mental health nurses, specialize in nursing care for people with mental illness or mental distress. San Luis Obispo County Psychiatric nurses receive training in psychological therapies (such as CBT), building therapeutic alliance with clients and dealing with challenging behavior. Importantly, they are trained to administer psychiatric medication (or 'psychiatric meds') and, in very limited ways, to prescribe meds.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on meds so that clients can make informed choices about their use.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult the find the right psychiatrist in San Luis Obispo County, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in San Luis Obispo County, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in San Luis Obispo County as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( San Luis Obispo County). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in San Luis Obispo County, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.