Below is a list of the top and leading Psychiatrists in Phoenix. To help you find the best psychiatrist located near you in Phoenix, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
The top rated Psychiatrists in Phoenix are:
- Kathryn Kanner – Arizona Psychiatric Health
- Josiah Nwaokwa – Psych ZenHealth
- Melissa Ramirez – Future Forward Wellness
Joel Parker – Biltmore Psychiatric Group
Kathryn Kanner is a board-certified adult psychiatrist practicing in private practice in North Central Phoenix. She treats each client as an individual with his/her own unique history, story, and mental health needs. Her approach is collaborative, compassionate and respectful. She very much enjoys helping clients discover that they can bring about changes in the here-and-now by building a therapeutic alliance and challenging their old ways of thinking and behaving. The use of medications is carefully considered and done in a safe and evidence based manner.
Evaluations, Consultations, Medication Management Visits, Psychotherapy, Labwork/Genesight Testing, Referrals/Collaboration
“Dr. Kathryn Kanner has been my provider for more than 5 years. I was seeing her at her previous facility and followed her to the new practice. I cannot convey how much she has helped me. She truly listens and asks questions to understand my concerns. She does not rush me or make me feel like I am just a number, which so often happens when visiting doctors. She has gone above and beyond to make sure I understand my condition and that I receive the tools I need to improve and maintain my mental well-being. She and her front desk staff are professional, courteous, and consistent. She has exceeded my expectations and is truly exceptional at what she does.” – Katie T
“I can’t say enough how much I loved Dr kanner. I left feeling so relaxed and relieved that things were going to be okay. He is very calm and makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable, had a great experience and would highly recommend him!” – M D
Josiah Nwaokwa, MSN, PMHNP-BC has been a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Arizona State for 2 years. He studied nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing and has worked as a Psychiatric nurse for many years in New York. It was during his nursing career that he realized his passion for treating individuals with mental health disorder and behavioral problems.
Josiah Nwaokwa received his Master of Science in Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. He has worked both in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as in addiction treatment center. He specialized in providing services to adolescents, adults and geriatric population.
Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Personality, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Medication Management, Narcissistic Personality, Personality disorders, Dissociative disorder, Psychotic disorders, Stress management, Phobias, Suicidal Ideation, Behavioral Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Opioid and alcohol dependence
“I cannot recommend this practice enough, I travel at least 45 minutes to get to the office and sitting in traffic is worth it. I’ve seen a few different psychiatric nurse practitioners and psychiatrists over the past few years, and finally found a fit with this office. The reception desk is kind and accommodating, I feel welcomed when I walk in for my monthly appointment. Josiah is knowledgable, attentive, kind, and truly wants the best for his patients. He is not caught up in the ego trap of being a medical professional, he is genuinely focused on service and will listen to what a patient has to say. If you’re looking for a provider who has your best interests at heart, this is the one.” – Amy Axelrod
“Love this office! The doctor is Godly and focused on treating you not diagnosing you. A great psychiatrist here! I am not disappointed and have already referred a patient. Definitely would recommend an appointment with him!” – Dana Oberhansly
Future Forward Wellness
Dr. Melissa Ramirez is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She provides inpatient and outpatient care for children and adults utilizing thorough evaluations and a caring, sensitive approach to treatment. She also has expertise in treating Filipino families. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Biology, at The University of Texas at Austin. She obtained her medical degree at The University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She completed one year of internship at Makati Medical Center, also in Manila.
Dr. Ramirez completed her General Psychiatry residency at Maricopa Integrated Health System where she then completed her fellowship for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is committed to providing the best care possible to her patients. Her passion about her field is evident in her dedication to improve the quality of life of patients dealing with a variety of mental health issues in different populations.
Comprehensive evaluations ; Individualized treatment planning; Medication management; Individual psychotherapy; ADHD assessment: QB Test; Brainsway Deep TMS; Psychotherapy / EMDR
“I’ve really enjoyed the counseling I received here. Karen is extremely kind and an advocate for me (even sometimes when I’m not!) and I feel very safe with her. The environment here is very professional and the staff is great.” – Brianne Brenneman
Biltmore Psychiatric Group
Joel Parker, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, with a special interest in Forensic Psychiatry.
He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Stanford University and an MD degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed a one-year internship in Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco, CA and a three-year residency in Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO. He has been in Private Practice since 1992.
Provides individualized treatment for mental health conditions in a private outpatient setting; focuses on accurate diagnosis and appropriate medication management; and provide some psychotherapy services.
“Dr. Fitzpatrick is amazing. I’m so sad she doesn’t accept my new imsuinsur. She changed my life.” – David Boley
“Very Good group of Doctors. Calming atmosphere.” – Becka Macswan
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.