Psychiatrists in 06810

Photo of Lindsay Macri, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lindsay Macri
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810
ANCC Board certified nurse practitioner with 9 years of nursing experience in both the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Providing highest quality of mental health services with psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children ages 6+. Offering holistic and comprehensive treatment plans which are individually tailored to the patient's condition and needs. Providing medication management, individual psychotherapy, as well as couple and family counseling.
ANCC Board certified nurse practitioner with 9 years of nursing experience in both the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Providing highest quality of mental health services with psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children ages 6+. Offering holistic and comprehensive treatment plans which are individually tailored to the patient's condition and needs. Providing medication management, individual psychotherapy, as well as couple and family counseling.
(475) 265-6234 View (475) 265-6234
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Janet Yager
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Danbury, CT 06810
Janet “Jan” Yager is a board certified nurse practitioner with over 20 years of nursing experience in psychiatric, adult, and family health. After earning her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Stony Brook University, Jan took special interest in the disconnect between physical and mental health services. With a desire to provide a bridge between these aspects of care,
Janet “Jan” Yager is a board certified nurse practitioner with over 20 years of nursing experience in psychiatric, adult, and family health. After earning her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Stony Brook University, Jan took special interest in the disconnect between physical and mental health services. With a desire to provide a bridge between these aspects of care,
(475) 256-6936 View (475) 256-6936
Photo of Heather Morrison, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Heather Morrison
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in mental health care for children in PreK-12 grade.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in mental health care for children in PreK-12 grade.
(203) 654-3405 View (203) 654-3405
Photo of Aura Ardon - Altura Medical spa and Wellness center, MD, Psychiatrist
Altura Medical spa and Wellness center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810
Are you tired of struggling with weight gain and feeling like you've tried everything without success? We understand that achieving a healthy weight involves more than just counting calories—it's about addressing the psychological aspects that play a crucial role in your well-being. The role of medication, behavior modification, and an individualized plan are all crucial elements to the holistic approach leading to your transformation. Are you tired of night time eating "night time eating disorder" , craving foods all the time? we can help you.
Are you tired of struggling with weight gain and feeling like you've tried everything without success? We understand that achieving a healthy weight involves more than just counting calories—it's about addressing the psychological aspects that play a crucial role in your well-being. The role of medication, behavior modification, and an individualized plan are all crucial elements to the holistic approach leading to your transformation. Are you tired of night time eating "night time eating disorder" , craving foods all the time? we can help you.
(475) 255-6997 View (475) 255-6997
Photo of Jennifer Marie Ross, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Marie Ross
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810
I am an ANCC board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), with over 10 years of nursing and clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient care. Offering patient-centered psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for children ages 5+, adolescents, adults, including couple and family counseling. I work in collaboration with various treatment providers from a holistic standpoint that is evidenced-based, while respecting the autonomy of the client. A compassionate therapeutic relationship is part of my practice that focuses on positive aspects to promote the healing process for various disorders..
I am an ANCC board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), with over 10 years of nursing and clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient care. Offering patient-centered psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for children ages 5+, adolescents, adults, including couple and family counseling. I work in collaboration with various treatment providers from a holistic standpoint that is evidenced-based, while respecting the autonomy of the client. A compassionate therapeutic relationship is part of my practice that focuses on positive aspects to promote the healing process for various disorders..
(475) 473-9653 View (475) 473-9653
Photo of Ted Hendrickson, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ted Hendrickson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) based in Connecticut. I have spent the last 8 years training and working in the mental health space.
Hi! I am a Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) based in Connecticut. I have spent the last 8 years training and working in the mental health space.
(203) 457-3120 View (203) 457-3120
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Beenu Karun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BHMS , DNP , PMHNP
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
I consider myself lucky to work in a progressive age of healthcare, and strongly believe that mental healthcare especially relies on a culture of acceptance and openness. As a Healthcare provider I not only care for patients, but share good practices in empathy and understanding. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, my goal is to advocate for patients who struggle to be heard or respected, and to manage their treatment with compassion, understanding, and attention to holistic care
I consider myself lucky to work in a progressive age of healthcare, and strongly believe that mental healthcare especially relies on a culture of acceptance and openness. As a Healthcare provider I not only care for patients, but share good practices in empathy and understanding. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, my goal is to advocate for patients who struggle to be heard or respected, and to manage their treatment with compassion, understanding, and attention to holistic care
(475) 231-4484 View (475) 231-4484
Photo of Marilyn Batista, APRN, Psychiatric Nurse
Marilyn Batista
Psychiatric Nurse, APRN
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
Are you a new mother navigating the complexities of postpartum life, overwhelmed by the challenges of balancing motherhood, personal well-being, and mental health? Are you struggling to manage anxiety or depression? Are you yearning for a compassionate ally on your journey to rediscovering balance and joy? Marilyn understands the unique struggles women face during these transformative times. She is here to guide you to optimal mental well-being with understanding and empathy. Marilyn believes in the healing power of support and aims to be a compassionate guide on the path to mental well-being. I speak Spanish.
Are you a new mother navigating the complexities of postpartum life, overwhelmed by the challenges of balancing motherhood, personal well-being, and mental health? Are you struggling to manage anxiety or depression? Are you yearning for a compassionate ally on your journey to rediscovering balance and joy? Marilyn understands the unique struggles women face during these transformative times. She is here to guide you to optimal mental well-being with understanding and empathy. Marilyn believes in the healing power of support and aims to be a compassionate guide on the path to mental well-being. I speak Spanish.
(203) 456-6989 View (203) 456-6989
Photo of Violet Moses -  Light Of Mind Psychiatric Services , MSN , FNP-C, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Light Of Mind Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN , FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
Violet Moses MSN APRN FNP-C PMHNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner with dual Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner living in Massachusetts. Currently, her focus is in psychiatry with specialties in addiction medicine and eating disorders. She has experience in treating adolescents and adults with dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar, substance use disorder, binge eating disorder, and many other common mental health conditions.https://headway.co/providers/violet-moses?utm_source=pem&utm_medium=direct_link&utm_campaign=22260
Violet Moses MSN APRN FNP-C PMHNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner with dual Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner living in Massachusetts. Currently, her focus is in psychiatry with specialties in addiction medicine and eating disorders. She has experience in treating adolescents and adults with dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar, substance use disorder, binge eating disorder, and many other common mental health conditions.https://headway.co/providers/violet-moses?utm_source=pem&utm_medium=direct_link&utm_campaign=22260
(413) 240-3650 View (413) 240-3650
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Dr. Aura Ardon - Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
Now accepting new Patients. Are you struggling to create meaningful relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed by the stressors of work and daily living? Do you have trouble caring for yourself because of your mental health? Is your family life unmanageable because of mental illness? You want to get your mental health back under control but feel stuck. As time passes you feel further and further from your goals. It’s time to find real solutions because you have a life to live. You don’t have to manage this alone. Working with a mental health expert who believes in a holistic approach to mental and physical wellness may be the missing
Now accepting new Patients. Are you struggling to create meaningful relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed by the stressors of work and daily living? Do you have trouble caring for yourself because of your mental health? Is your family life unmanageable because of mental illness? You want to get your mental health back under control but feel stuck. As time passes you feel further and further from your goals. It’s time to find real solutions because you have a life to live. You don’t have to manage this alone. Working with a mental health expert who believes in a holistic approach to mental and physical wellness may be the missing
(203) 456-6989 View (203) 456-6989
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Suboxone Buprenorphine Treatment of Danbury
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810
Welcome to Suboxone/Buprenorphine Treatment of Danbury. Opioid/Heroin Addiction is a national epidemic and our mission is to provide outpatient Suboxone/Buprenorphine treatment for patients with opioid dependence in a discreet manner. We also have state of the art therapist and counselors. Dr Varinder Rathore MD (“DR V”) is Double Board Certified in Adult & Addiction Psychiatry and an expert in MAT(Medication Assisted Treatment). We are conveniently located a mile from Danbury Hospital at 72 North Street, Danbury, CT 06810. https://www.suboxonedoctorny.com/
Welcome to Suboxone/Buprenorphine Treatment of Danbury. Opioid/Heroin Addiction is a national epidemic and our mission is to provide outpatient Suboxone/Buprenorphine treatment for patients with opioid dependence in a discreet manner. We also have state of the art therapist and counselors. Dr Varinder Rathore MD (“DR V”) is Double Board Certified in Adult & Addiction Psychiatry and an expert in MAT(Medication Assisted Treatment). We are conveniently located a mile from Danbury Hospital at 72 North Street, Danbury, CT 06810. https://www.suboxonedoctorny.com/
(203) 794-7784 View (203) 794-7784
Photo of Thamara Jonathas, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Thamara Jonathas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatry. I have 13 years of experience working in healthcare, providing care to patients of all ages. I am dedicated to delivering high-quality, evidence-based care and building strong relationships with my patients to ensure their overall health and well-being. I am passionate about patient education and empowerment. I am committed to staying current on the latest advancements in healthcare and to provide the best possible care for my patients.
Hello, I am a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatry. I have 13 years of experience working in healthcare, providing care to patients of all ages. I am dedicated to delivering high-quality, evidence-based care and building strong relationships with my patients to ensure their overall health and well-being. I am passionate about patient education and empowerment. I am committed to staying current on the latest advancements in healthcare and to provide the best possible care for my patients.
(203) 599-0864 View (203) 599-0864
Photo of Tarique Perera Contemporary Care, MD, Psychiatrist
Tarique Perera Contemporary Care
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810
Struggling with depression, anxiety, or debilitating symptoms? Traditional treatments might not always work. I offer advanced options: psychopharmacology, TMS therapy, ketamine infusions, and the latest Spravato esketamine treatments, combined with psychotherapy. Trained at Harvard, with a residency at New York Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, I am recognized as one of America's Top Psychiatrists. My approach focuses on full symptom remission, treating you as a whole. Welcome to a new chapter in your mental health journey at my practice.
Struggling with depression, anxiety, or debilitating symptoms? Traditional treatments might not always work. I offer advanced options: psychopharmacology, TMS therapy, ketamine infusions, and the latest Spravato esketamine treatments, combined with psychotherapy. Trained at Harvard, with a residency at New York Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, I am recognized as one of America's Top Psychiatrists. My approach focuses on full symptom remission, treating you as a whole. Welcome to a new chapter in your mental health journey at my practice.
(203) 403-6235 View (203) 403-6235
Photo of Keisha Asante, APRN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Keisha Asante
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
Are you grappling with mental health challenges, seeking understanding, compassion, and personalized care? Have you tried navigating anxiety, and depression, but can’t seem to get a firm grasp? Perhaps you have tried medications in the past, but don’t see the changes you envision. You long for a professional who can truly connect with your unique journey. Taking the necessary steps to optimal mental wellness doesn’t have to be difficult. Keisha at Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts is ready to listen and provide you with a solid plan of action to achieve a more fulfilling life
Are you grappling with mental health challenges, seeking understanding, compassion, and personalized care? Have you tried navigating anxiety, and depression, but can’t seem to get a firm grasp? Perhaps you have tried medications in the past, but don’t see the changes you envision. You long for a professional who can truly connect with your unique journey. Taking the necessary steps to optimal mental wellness doesn’t have to be difficult. Keisha at Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts is ready to listen and provide you with a solid plan of action to achieve a more fulfilling life
(203) 456-6989 View (203) 456-6989
Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts
Psychiatrist, MD, APRN, LPC
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810
Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts: Empowering, comprehensive mental health care for people of all ages in Connecticut. At Mar y Sol Mental Health Experts, we provide outpatient mental health care that works. We empower our patients across their lifespans to live the lives they want through individualized, holistic mental health treatment. Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts is the pinnacle of mental health treatment because we treat your entire being in ways that enhance happiness so you can reach your goals.
Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts: Empowering, comprehensive mental health care for people of all ages in Connecticut. At Mar y Sol Mental Health Experts, we provide outpatient mental health care that works. We empower our patients across their lifespans to live the lives they want through individualized, holistic mental health treatment. Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts is the pinnacle of mental health treatment because we treat your entire being in ways that enhance happiness so you can reach your goals.
(475) 255-3775 View (475) 255-3775
Photo of Margaret Mary Scalia, APRN, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Margaret Mary Scalia
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, BC
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety , lack of focus , insomnia and perhaps some unresolved past issues and trauma ? Do you feel alone, unheard ,overwhelmed taking care of a loved elder or recently lost someone or your job or part of your identity? I have almost 30 years in the medical field almost a third dedicated to Hospice , palliative ,elder care and chronic diseases You need emotional support , psychotherapy and perhaps medications I can help I’m also well versed in issues related to marriage , divorce , empty nest, health and wellness For all the stages of life I can assist and or refer to the best care possible
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety , lack of focus , insomnia and perhaps some unresolved past issues and trauma ? Do you feel alone, unheard ,overwhelmed taking care of a loved elder or recently lost someone or your job or part of your identity? I have almost 30 years in the medical field almost a third dedicated to Hospice , palliative ,elder care and chronic diseases You need emotional support , psychotherapy and perhaps medications I can help I’m also well versed in issues related to marriage , divorce , empty nest, health and wellness For all the stages of life I can assist and or refer to the best care possible
(475) 207-4208 View (475) 207-4208
Sterling Institute Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810
Sterling Institute welcomes you to our customer service oriented practice where your health, comfort and well-being are always a priority.
Sterling Institute welcomes you to our customer service oriented practice where your health, comfort and well-being are always a priority.
(475) 255-2105 x3 View (475) 255-2105 x3
Photo of Emily Chelso, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Emily Chelso
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
The way in which you see a medical doctor for a broken bone or stomach ache, I believe the same should be done when you are experiencing difficulties with mental health, without the fear of being judged. I have a strong passion for understanding the ups and downs of life that all humans experience, and I believe everyone deserves to be heard in a compassionate, understanding, and nonjudgemental manner. My personal goal is to remove the stigma surrounding seeking mental health treatment, to foster a safe and efficient avenue for clients to access care, and to assist my clients in their journey to health and recovery.
The way in which you see a medical doctor for a broken bone or stomach ache, I believe the same should be done when you are experiencing difficulties with mental health, without the fear of being judged. I have a strong passion for understanding the ups and downs of life that all humans experience, and I believe everyone deserves to be heard in a compassionate, understanding, and nonjudgemental manner. My personal goal is to remove the stigma surrounding seeking mental health treatment, to foster a safe and efficient avenue for clients to access care, and to assist my clients in their journey to health and recovery.
(475) 255-2019 View (475) 255-2019
Photo of Yvonne Amune, PMHNP, APRN-BC, MSN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Yvonne Amune
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN-BC, MSN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Danbury, CT 06810  (Online Only)
My clinical focus is on holistic and patient centered care for adults and adolescents, with special attention given to treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress related disorders, as well as substance use disorder. Further, I am trained in motivational interviewing which I find to be effective tools in understanding and treating these issues. I believe in taking a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach to helping my patients reach their goals. My practice emphasizes the importance of creating a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship to facilitate the process of healing.
My clinical focus is on holistic and patient centered care for adults and adolescents, with special attention given to treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress related disorders, as well as substance use disorder. Further, I am trained in motivational interviewing which I find to be effective tools in understanding and treating these issues. I believe in taking a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach to helping my patients reach their goals. My practice emphasizes the importance of creating a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship to facilitate the process of healing.
(860) 846-4337 View (860) 846-4337
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Elevate Medical - Spravato Treatment Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Danbury, CT 06810
We provide mental wellness for everyone by making it affordable. We specialize in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry with several top New York City Psychiatric Providers to choose from. We are also a Certified Spravato Treatment Center for those who have treatment resistant depression. We are in-network with major insurance carriers and have low-fee pay options for those who prefer self-pay.
We provide mental wellness for everyone by making it affordable. We specialize in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry with several top New York City Psychiatric Providers to choose from. We are also a Certified Spravato Treatment Center for those who have treatment resistant depression. We are in-network with major insurance carriers and have low-fee pay options for those who prefer self-pay.
(646) 461-3895 View (646) 461-3895
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 06810

50+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in 06810 who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
87% Anxiety
79% ADHD
69% Bipolar Disorder
63% Trauma and PTSD
62% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
54% Medication Management

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Cigna and Evernorth
87% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 06810 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 06810?

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.