Psychiatrists in 02101

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David J Schopick
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101
The goal of my practice is helping people get their lives back. Restoring mental health can be a tricky road to navigate, but with perseverance and treatment, change is possible. I enjoy working with people, and from long years of experience, have a good sense of what it takes to help my patients return to productive, healthy lives. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult, adolescent, and child psychiatry. Dr. David Schopick primarily serves New Hampshire, southern Maine and northern Massachusetts, but is also available for telemedicine appointments.
The goal of my practice is helping people get their lives back. Restoring mental health can be a tricky road to navigate, but with perseverance and treatment, change is possible. I enjoy working with people, and from long years of experience, have a good sense of what it takes to help my patients return to productive, healthy lives. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult, adolescent, and child psychiatry. Dr. David Schopick primarily serves New Hampshire, southern Maine and northern Massachusetts, but is also available for telemedicine appointments.
(603) 967-4466 View (603) 967-4466
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Glenne Fletcher
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BSN, MEd
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101
If you struggle with sexuality or intimacy, you need a therapist who is an expert in the medical, cultural, psychological, spiritual and relational issues specific to this area. As a registered nurse I am able to bridge the world of medicine and therapy to assist you in moving past your issue. I work quickly and provide a non judgemental environment so you can have confidence in yourself and experience pleasure.
If you struggle with sexuality or intimacy, you need a therapist who is an expert in the medical, cultural, psychological, spiritual and relational issues specific to this area. As a registered nurse I am able to bridge the world of medicine and therapy to assist you in moving past your issue. I work quickly and provide a non judgemental environment so you can have confidence in yourself and experience pleasure.
(267) 493-1272 View (267) 493-1272
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Katrina Sivo-Souza
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
You deserve to have a provider who is compassionate, caring and knowledgable. I provide flexible, evening and weekend medication management services to clients in RI/ MA and CT. I am a nurse practitioner who treats adolescents and adults ages 15 years and older for multiple psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, schizophrenia and many more.
You deserve to have a provider who is compassionate, caring and knowledgable. I provide flexible, evening and weekend medication management services to clients in RI/ MA and CT. I am a nurse practitioner who treats adolescents and adults ages 15 years and older for multiple psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, schizophrenia and many more.
(401) 208-0465 View (401) 208-0465
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Vishal Biala
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101
“Accepting new patients” - I am a board certified psychiatrist with extensive experience in wide range of psychiatric disorders. I work with both adolescents and adults struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, ADHD, substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders.
“Accepting new patients” - I am a board certified psychiatrist with extensive experience in wide range of psychiatric disorders. I work with both adolescents and adults struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, ADHD, substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders.
(339) 220-0088 View (339) 220-0088
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Dr. John Seymour Howland
Psychiatrist, MD
Not Verified Not Verified
Boston, MA 02101
I want to be as helpful as I can to people in need and in distress. I have a rather extensive history in psychiatric medicine and look forward to treat those with complex and problematic issues as well as people with less challenging complaints and issues. I want to help people move to increased self confidence and a more positive future. I am licensed in Connecticut and in Massachusetts. Unfortunately I cannot accept patients who live in other states.
I want to be as helpful as I can to people in need and in distress. I have a rather extensive history in psychiatric medicine and look forward to treat those with complex and problematic issues as well as people with less challenging complaints and issues. I want to help people move to increased self confidence and a more positive future. I am licensed in Connecticut and in Massachusetts. Unfortunately I cannot accept patients who live in other states.
(203) 489-9909 View (203) 489-9909
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Andrea Conway
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101
My ideal client would be someone who wants to take the journey with me to improve their overall wellbeing and set a path to achieve their personal goals. Let us explore the root causes of your mental health needs to identify if psychiatric medications or natural supplements could be of benefit. Medication may be part of your needs as well as holistic treatment including activity level, nutrition, relationships and health issues. All which help one to achieve a more content life.
My ideal client would be someone who wants to take the journey with me to improve their overall wellbeing and set a path to achieve their personal goals. Let us explore the root causes of your mental health needs to identify if psychiatric medications or natural supplements could be of benefit. Medication may be part of your needs as well as holistic treatment including activity level, nutrition, relationships and health issues. All which help one to achieve a more content life.
(508) 406-7566 View (508) 406-7566
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Jenna Wessels
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Jenna has a strong understanding of the complex nature of eating disorders, including their physical, psychological, and social implications. She is skilled in assessing patients' needs and collaborating with them to develop individualized treatment plans that address their unique needs.
Accepting New Clients! Jenna has a strong understanding of the complex nature of eating disorders, including their physical, psychological, and social implications. She is skilled in assessing patients' needs and collaborating with them to develop individualized treatment plans that address their unique needs.
(978) 780-2406 View (978) 780-2406
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Dr. Julie West
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
I strive to provide judegment free, culturally sensitive, and inclusive care for those with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am able to establish meaningful therapeutic relationships with patients. By fostering a safe environment, I aim to create a space where individuals feel heard, understood, and validated. I provide therapy, medication management, and at-home ketamine services to my patients and encourage them the autonomy to direct their own care. I believe that effective communication and basic human connection is essential in building trust and promoting healing.
I strive to provide judegment free, culturally sensitive, and inclusive care for those with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am able to establish meaningful therapeutic relationships with patients. By fostering a safe environment, I aim to create a space where individuals feel heard, understood, and validated. I provide therapy, medication management, and at-home ketamine services to my patients and encourage them the autonomy to direct their own care. I believe that effective communication and basic human connection is essential in building trust and promoting healing.
(339) 329-8045 View (339) 329-8045
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Eustache Marie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Board Certified Psych Nurse Practitioner with great experience in the field. I provide diagnostic assessments and medication management to patients across the lifespan using holistic approach. I have experience working with adult and children(14+) with a variety of mental health needs. I have a primary clinical interest in anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD and Pre and/or Postpartum related mood disorders.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Board Certified Psych Nurse Practitioner with great experience in the field. I provide diagnostic assessments and medication management to patients across the lifespan using holistic approach. I have experience working with adult and children(14+) with a variety of mental health needs. I have a primary clinical interest in anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD and Pre and/or Postpartum related mood disorders.
(339) 329-8704 View (339) 329-8704
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Executive Home Detox
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, MSN, CARN
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101
Executive Home Detox is a national Private Duty Registered Nurse prog for the client who wants private, competent & convenient tx. in the comfort of their home. Our focus is on safety & comfort. An RN, expert in medical detox, travels to the client & remains with the client in their home for the duration of the medical detox. The RN monitors the client's vital signs & hydration, manages physician prescribed medication, and assesses the medication efficacy. The RN also begins a process of recovery coaching & suggests ongoing continued care options to sustain recovery. This is a self-pay program geared to the high net worth client.
Executive Home Detox is a national Private Duty Registered Nurse prog for the client who wants private, competent & convenient tx. in the comfort of their home. Our focus is on safety & comfort. An RN, expert in medical detox, travels to the client & remains with the client in their home for the duration of the medical detox. The RN monitors the client's vital signs & hydration, manages physician prescribed medication, and assesses the medication efficacy. The RN also begins a process of recovery coaching & suggests ongoing continued care options to sustain recovery. This is a self-pay program geared to the high net worth client.
(781) 205-1056 View (781) 205-1056
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Curated Psychiatric Solutions
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
Curated Psychiatric Solutions offers unparalleled support, psychiatric expertise, and therapy services. Bennett Wechsler, MD, has a particular focus in neuromodulation and psychopharmacology, with specific expertise in treating treatment-resistant depression. He is dedicated to helping our patients achieve their mental health goals and live their best lives. Please visit www.bennettwechslermd.com
Curated Psychiatric Solutions offers unparalleled support, psychiatric expertise, and therapy services. Bennett Wechsler, MD, has a particular focus in neuromodulation and psychopharmacology, with specific expertise in treating treatment-resistant depression. He is dedicated to helping our patients achieve their mental health goals and live their best lives. Please visit www.bennettwechslermd.com
(617) 609-0762 View (617) 609-0762
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Tonya Watkins
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
As of 3/25/24 I have daytime availability! I have been a nurse practitioner for over 10 years, helping my clients to become their healthiest and best selves. I practice primarily as a women's health psychiatric nurse practitioner, focusing on treating issues including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorders, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, women's issues, chronic pain, and eating issues. I particularly enjoy working with college students, so if you're in that group, please reach out!
As of 3/25/24 I have daytime availability! I have been a nurse practitioner for over 10 years, helping my clients to become their healthiest and best selves. I practice primarily as a women's health psychiatric nurse practitioner, focusing on treating issues including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorders, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, women's issues, chronic pain, and eating issues. I particularly enjoy working with college students, so if you're in that group, please reach out!
(603) 691-2075 View (603) 691-2075
Photo of Aslynn J. Romano, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 02101, MA
Aslynn J. Romano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101
Serving Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire via Telehealth as well as in our Concord, NH office. Offering diagnostic evaluations for adults who are questioning if they may be Autistic (and medication management / general psychiatric care - in NH only). As a Neurodivergent & LGTBQIA-identified professional, I try to validate/normalize our shared human experiences while using evidence-based treatments to support my patient in their mental health journey.
Serving Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire via Telehealth as well as in our Concord, NH office. Offering diagnostic evaluations for adults who are questioning if they may be Autistic (and medication management / general psychiatric care - in NH only). As a Neurodivergent & LGTBQIA-identified professional, I try to validate/normalize our shared human experiences while using evidence-based treatments to support my patient in their mental health journey.
(603) 691-3834 View (603) 691-3834
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CircleCare Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with knowledge in working with clients of all ages and backgrounds including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. I have experience in psychiatric treatment and management of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorders, ADHD and substance abuse. I use a person-centered, individualized approach to treatment and rely on evidence-based practices that recommend the combination of medication management and a commitment to psychotherapy to improve treatment outcomes.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with knowledge in working with clients of all ages and backgrounds including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. I have experience in psychiatric treatment and management of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorders, ADHD and substance abuse. I use a person-centered, individualized approach to treatment and rely on evidence-based practices that recommend the combination of medication management and a commitment to psychotherapy to improve treatment outcomes.
(339) 666-1892 View (339) 666-1892
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Holistic Behavioral Health M S
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101
At Holistic Behavioral Health Multi Services (HBHMS), We provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and assessments to adolescents and adults. We pride ourselves in offering compassionate mental health services to our patients dealing with Anxiety Depression Insomnia PTSD, ADHD and Mood Disorders. Our goal is to help and support each individual as they are going through their distressing experiences. Our board-certified professionals have the knowledge, experience, and desire to ensure that our patients receive the best quality care.
At Holistic Behavioral Health Multi Services (HBHMS), We provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and assessments to adolescents and adults. We pride ourselves in offering compassionate mental health services to our patients dealing with Anxiety Depression Insomnia PTSD, ADHD and Mood Disorders. Our goal is to help and support each individual as they are going through their distressing experiences. Our board-certified professionals have the knowledge, experience, and desire to ensure that our patients receive the best quality care.
(781) 287-8722 View (781) 287-8722
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Ashish Gupta
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
I can help address needs of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress disorder, OCD, mood swings or psychotic symptoms. I have been seeing clients via Telehealth and all my clients like the comfort and flexibility of Telehealth for medication management. I am only running a Tele health based platform at this time and there are no in person visits. I have medical licence for states of Massachusetts and North Carolina.
I can help address needs of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress disorder, OCD, mood swings or psychotic symptoms. I have been seeing clients via Telehealth and all my clients like the comfort and flexibility of Telehealth for medication management. I am only running a Tele health based platform at this time and there are no in person visits. I have medical licence for states of Massachusetts and North Carolina.
(781) 208-5936 View (781) 208-5936
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Jarrod A. Marks, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatrist. As a physician, I diagnose and treat a wide range of mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. I also work with people who are suffering in life from issues such as relationship or career concerns, grief and loss, life transitions, or identity issues. I will help you to know yourself better so you can experience life more fully.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist. As a physician, I diagnose and treat a wide range of mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. I also work with people who are suffering in life from issues such as relationship or career concerns, grief and loss, life transitions, or identity issues. I will help you to know yourself better so you can experience life more fully.
(315) 365-5586 View (315) 365-5586
Photo of Kerri Sullivan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 02101, MA
Kerri Sullivan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101
Over the course of the last two decades, I have had the opportunity to work collaboratively with many vulnerable populations with health disparities in the emergency setting. I completed my doctorate of nursing at the University of Massachusetts specializing in psychiatric mental health nursing and my doctoral research centered around improving communication among healthcare workers. I have a passion for perinatal psychiatry and supporting women/mothers.
Over the course of the last two decades, I have had the opportunity to work collaboratively with many vulnerable populations with health disparities in the emergency setting. I completed my doctorate of nursing at the University of Massachusetts specializing in psychiatric mental health nursing and my doctoral research centered around improving communication among healthcare workers. I have a passion for perinatal psychiatry and supporting women/mothers.
(508) 504-7760 View (508) 504-7760
Photo of Matthew R. Howe, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 02101, MA
Matthew R. Howe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I believe in an integrated approach to mental health, utilizing medication management alongside the development of healthy and sustainable skills to navigate the struggles we experience moving through life. I provide psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and medication management. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorder, as well as other mental health disorders. I strongly believe in staying current with the latest research and guidelines in psychopharmacology and neuroscience in order to best help my patients.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I believe in an integrated approach to mental health, utilizing medication management alongside the development of healthy and sustainable skills to navigate the struggles we experience moving through life. I provide psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and medication management. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorder, as well as other mental health disorders. I strongly believe in staying current with the latest research and guidelines in psychopharmacology and neuroscience in order to best help my patients.
(413) 300-6178 View (413) 300-6178
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Nadine Rousseau
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed in times of distress is common, but remember, there's always hope. If you're in pain or facing a crisis, I truly understand. As a Nurse Practitioner, I'm here to help with comprehensive psychiatric services tailored just for you. Your emotional well-being is my top priority. Whether you need an evaluation, medication review, or therapy, I ensure personalized care. Battling addiction? I'm here to guide you on every step, providing specialized treatments. Evenings and Saturdays, I'm here for you. Let's find your strength together and start your healing journey now.
Feeling overwhelmed in times of distress is common, but remember, there's always hope. If you're in pain or facing a crisis, I truly understand. As a Nurse Practitioner, I'm here to help with comprehensive psychiatric services tailored just for you. Your emotional well-being is my top priority. Whether you need an evaluation, medication review, or therapy, I ensure personalized care. Battling addiction? I'm here to guide you on every step, providing specialized treatments. Evenings and Saturdays, I'm here for you. Let's find your strength together and start your healing journey now.
(508) 257-7479 View (508) 257-7479

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 02101

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in 02101 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Medication Management
82% Bipolar Disorder
71% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
68% ADHD
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in 02101 see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
26% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 02101?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.