pic

Different Types of Providers

Different types of Mental Health Professionals at NOVAPSY-

Psychiatrists- Psychiatrists are physicians who completed college and then attended medical school to obtain a Doctor of Medicine degree. They must then complete a residency and/or fellowship in a particular field, such as Psychiatry, Child psychiatry, Addiction psychiatry, Geriatric psychiatry. Because they are also medical doctors, psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the psychiatric/psychological and physical aspects of psychiatric disorders.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner- Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner are nurses who have completed specialized post graduate training (generally 2-year duration) in treating psychiatric disorders. As they are trained in psychotherapy along with medication management, they can provide both these forms of treatments. In deference to Virginia state laws our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners work in collaborations with our psychiatrists to provide the best possible care to our patients.

Physician Assistants- Physician Assistants (PAs)are licensed clinicians who practice medicine in every specialty and setting. Trusted, rigorously educated and trained healthcare professionals, PAs are dedicated to expanding access to care and transforming health and wellness through patient-centered, team-based medical practice. They are trained in medication management and in deference to Virginia state laws our PAs work under direct supervision of our psychiatrists to provide the best possible care to our patients.

Psychologists- Psychologists have completed a doctoral program that is non-medical (PhD or PsyD). Psychologists at NOVAPSY specialize provide various types of individual psychotherapy and in deference to Virginia state laws prescribing medications is not in the scope practice of ou In deference to Virginia state laws our psychologists.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)- LCSW’s and LPC’s have completed post-graduate training in a master’s program. They specialize in providing individual psychotherapy, or counseling, to individuals, families, couples, or groups at NOVAPSY.

4.30189