Finding Psychiatrists

Finding Psychiatrists in Boynton Beach FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Stuart, FL, and Wellington, FL

Psychiatrists are available at our clinics in Boynton Beach, FL, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL to help. If you believe you should be seeing a psychiatrist, or someone you love should, call us today to schedule your appointment. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you.

Psychiatrist Near Me in Boynton Beach FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Stuart, FL, and Wellington, FL
Psychiatrist Near Me in Boynton Beach FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Stuart, FL, and Wellington, FL

Table of Contents:

What exactly does a psychiatrist do?
How is a psychiatrist different from a psychologist?
When should you see a psychiatrist?
Can you self-refer to a psychiatrist?

What exactly does a psychiatrist do?


Psychiatrists offer diagnosis, treatments, and prevention methods for disorders that may include emotional, mental, and behavioral disorders within their clients. All psychiatrists will have completed their medical doctorate, and choose to work in their specialized field of mental health. Some of the many mental health disorders that psychiatrists will work with include:

Bipolar disorder
Depressive disorder
• Schizophrenia
• Trauma and stress disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
• Anxiety disorder
Eating disorder
• Elimination disorder
• Sexual dysfunction
• Gender dysphoria
• Sleep disorders
• Substance and addiction disorders
• Personality disorders

A psychiatrist will create a personalized plan which can involve a combination of treatments like:

• Psychotherapy
• Light therapy
• Medication
• Brain stimulation therapy

How is a psychiatrist different from a psychologist?


Psychiatrists have completed and achieved a medical doctorate; this allows them to prescribe medication to their patients. Psychiatrists often tend to focus solely on the body and mind as one. Often, psychiatrists will treat their patient’s mental health disorders with prescriptions, medications, and management.

Psychologists specialize in their patient’s mental and behavioral processes. They work to help their patients to learn and understand different life issues by handling them effectively while diagnosing their mental health conditions and providing treatments for their mental health disorders, behavioral issues, or learning disabilities.

When should you see a psychiatrist?


It is best to never self-diagnose yourself based on what internet searches may be telling you, or off of what friends or family have considered you may have. While many of these websites you land on will provide you with mental health disorder symptoms that you may also be experiencing, it does not mean that you actually fit into that category type.

We all deal with certain things occurring in our lives including financial worries, personal loss, professional setbacks, and failed relationships; however, if it ever gets to the point in your life that you notice it interfering with your daily living, or to the point it is starting to ruin relationships with others, you should take a step back and reflect honestly on your attitude and what has been happening around you, then you can self-refer yourself to a psychiatrist like ours at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches.

If you are unsure if you should visit a psychiatrist for an appointment, a few of the symptoms that are linked to mental health symptoms include:

• Sharp increase in intensity
• Sudden experience of feelings
• Long-standing anxiety
• Avoiding any responsibilities
• Patterns of interpersonal conflicts

A few of the signs to look for in acute mental health conditions (sporadic episodes that can negatively affect you and your quality of life) that should be a flag for you to seek immediate help from a psychiatrist include:

• Extreme anger
• Rage
• Depression
• Eating disorders
• Sleeping disorders
Debilitating anxiety
• Periods of extreme sadness
• Thoughts of suicide or harming yourself

Can you self-refer to a psychiatrist?


Yes, you are able to secure an appointment with a psychiatrist within the community you live in on your own without the need for a doctor’s referral. To do this, you can simply contact us through our online scheduling system on our website, or by calling us to book an appointment. Our clinic only provides appointment-only bookings, we do not accept walk-ins. We are able to provide services for depression, mood disorders, panic disorders, medication management, relationship coaching, mental wellness, women’s mental health, men’s mental health, bipolar disorder, ADHD, geriatric mental health, child psychiatry, couple’s counseling, OCD, social phobia treatment, eating disorders, PTSD, psychotic disorders, life coaching, TMS, telepsychiatry services, and so much more.

Our psychiatrists at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches are here to help by providing a correct diagnosis and treatment to our patients who seek our help with the symptoms they may be dealing with. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you. We serve patients from Boynton Beach FL, Palm Beach Gardens FL, Stuart, FL, Wellington, FL, Jupiter FL, Lake Worth FL, West Palm Beach FL, Delray Beach FL, Riviera Beach FL, Century Village FL, Lake Park FL, Forth Piece North, FL, Lakewood Park, FL, Westlake, FL, Loxahatchee Groves, FL and North Palm Beach FL.

Our Locations

Boynton Beach, FL

  • 8200 Jog Road, Suite 205 Boynton Beach, FL 33472
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  • 3365 Burns Road Suite 203 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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Stuart, FL

  • 1111 SE Federal Highway, Suite 330, Stuart, FL 34994
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Wellington, FL

  • 12797 Forest Hill Blvd Suite B Wellington, FL 33414
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