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Psychiatrists in Waterbury

Sheryl LaCoursiere, Psychiatric Nurse  in Waterbury
Verified by Psychology Today
Psychiatric Nurse, PhD, PMHNP, FNP-BC, APRN
“I am an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with both a psychiatric-mental health and medical background. My focus is a holistic approach using medication management and psychotherapy, aiming for wellness and life functioning. On your first appointment, we will complete a thorough examination of mental health problems as well as medical issues that might be causing interference in your life. I will then recommend treatment. For those of you who have had chronic difficulty in finding the right medication, I also offer genetic testing. This testing sheds light on nerve chemistry that might interfere with psychiatric medication effectiveness.
(203) 617-0986
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
Todd A Perkins, Psychiatric Nurse  in Waterbury
Verified by Psychology Today
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
“As a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Nurse Practitioner, I offer you the mental health and medical background to answer the important questions about your psychiatric symptoms and relief. This is step-one in a process of wellness that may include prescribing medication to you, psychotherapy, or both. I have been in Advanced Practice for 10 years, following nearly 10 years of patient care as an RN.
(203) 779-6797
Office is near:
Waterbury, Connecticut 06705
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Waterbury, 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.