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Psychiatrists in Saint Lucie County

Sandra Jaffe Colvett, Psychiatric Nurse  in Port Saint Lucie
Verified by Psychology Today
Psychiatric Nurse, EdD, ARNP, CNS-BC, CAP, SAP
“My private practice is incorporated in the name of Namaste One that means "I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me." This is a way of saying "I recognize that we are all equal." The ability to impart Hope to individuals who have the courage to seek treatment has been the greatest gift I have received from over 30 years experience as a board certified psychotherapist, clinical nurse specialist in psychiatry and addictions professional. I work in collaboration with each patient to help bring positive changes and a greater sense of meaning in their life.
(772) 202-2923
“I have noted with great concern the explosion of prescription opiate drug abuse in south Florida and subsequently the number of addicted and disfunctional persons who suffer from this terrible disorder. My practice is oriented towards substitution of Suboxone for prescription opiates. You will receive careful monitoring and medical management with individual evaluation, urine screening, program and group referrals with a reasonable tapering of the Suboxone over a period of weeks or months in accordance with federal oversight guidelines.
(772) 675-1237
Joanna VanVleet, Psychiatrist  in Port Saint Lucie
“I am dedicated to providing the expert care you need with the personal touch you want. My goal is to partner with my patients to empower their treatment decisions and provide exceptional outpatient mental health care for the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches. My ideal patient is one who is willing to be responsible for their health by participating in decisions regarding their care, who regularly takes their medications as indicated by the treatment plan, and who provides me and my staff with prompt, honest feedback about their progress.
(772) 646-4901
Lynn Morrison Williams, Psychiatric Nurse  in Fort Pierce
“As a Clinical Health Psychologist AND a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I am able to partner with my clients in a collaborative relationship to help them achieve maximum emotional health. As a Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I am able to prescribe psychotropic medications for my clients in the following States where I am licensed: Florida, California, Arizona, and Washington State. A Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is able to prescribe psychiatric medications for persons of all ages from children up to the elderly. I offer telepsychiatry services with my patients utilizing a venue that is HIPPA protected and secured.
(772) 234-4511
Office is near:
Fort Pierce, Florida 34951
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Saint Lucie County is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Saint Lucie 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 Saint Lucie County specialize in age groups (so check for Saint Lucie County child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Saint Lucie 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 Saint Lucie County, or mental health nurses, specialize in nursing care for people with mental illness or mental distress. Saint Lucie 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 Saint Lucie 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 Saint Lucie County, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Saint Lucie County as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Saint Lucie County). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Saint Lucie 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.