Psychiatry

If you’re concerned about you or a loved one’s mental or emotional well-being, turn to the experienced and supportive psychiatry team at Essentia. We will help you meet your goals for personal growth, healthy relationships, independence, and emotional well-being.

What's a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. They can prescribe medication and perform medical treatments like electroconvulsive therapy.

When to See a Specialist?

Talk to your primary care provider if any of the following affect your daily life:

  • Feeling sad, anxious, hopeless, or guilty
  • Frequent crying
  • Lack of motivation or energy
  • Lost off interest or enjoyment in activities or hobbies
  • Avoiding spending time with others
  • Changes in your eating or sleeping habits
  • Difficulty focusing or making decisions
  • Compulsive behavior or intrusive thoughts
  • Agitation, anger, or paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Your primary care doctor may refer you to our psychiatry team if they feel you need specialized care and may benefit from medication. 

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.

Conditions

Coordinated Care

Your care team will be led by your psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner who will work with you to develop a personalized care plan. Depending on your needs, you may see more than one type of mental health professional.

Your care may include visiting with a psychologist or psychotherapist who has an advanced degree in psychology—the science of mind and behavior. Psychologists can diagnosis and treat mental illnesses and they use talk therapy to help you understand your thoughts and behavior patterns. They are sometimes referred to as therapists and cannot prescribe medications.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.