Psychiatrists in 07104

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Ofmeme Psychiatric Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07104
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, ADHD, PTSD and substance use disorder, let Ofmeme Psychiatric Care provide you with services that are specific to your needs. Dr. Udofia offers comprehensive assessment, medication management and a range of treatment opportunities aimed at restoring patients back to optimal health. At Ofmeme Psychiatric Care, we also provide psychiatric evaluation for bariatric surgery.
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, ADHD, PTSD and substance use disorder, let Ofmeme Psychiatric Care provide you with services that are specific to your needs. Dr. Udofia offers comprehensive assessment, medication management and a range of treatment opportunities aimed at restoring patients back to optimal health. At Ofmeme Psychiatric Care, we also provide psychiatric evaluation for bariatric surgery.
(973) 891-4333 View (973) 891-4333
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Dr. Henrietta Okpala
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, MSN, B SN
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm Dr. Henrietta O. Okpala, your friendly neighborhood Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I'm all about giving you the kind of mental health care that feels like it's made just for you and your loved ones. My mission? To be there for everyone who needs help, especially those in tough spots like shelters or with limited means. My nursing career kicked off with top honors, and I didn't stop there—I went on to master the world of psychiatry and even got my Doctorate. But it's not just about the diplomas on my wall; it's about making sure you get the latest and greatest in mental health care.
Hello there! I'm Dr. Henrietta O. Okpala, your friendly neighborhood Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I'm all about giving you the kind of mental health care that feels like it's made just for you and your loved ones. My mission? To be there for everyone who needs help, especially those in tough spots like shelters or with limited means. My nursing career kicked off with top honors, and I didn't stop there—I went on to master the world of psychiatry and even got my Doctorate. But it's not just about the diplomas on my wall; it's about making sure you get the latest and greatest in mental health care.
(347) 427-5120 View (347) 427-5120
Access Psychiatric And Behavioral Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104
I have 33 years experience in treating clients. I believe in connecting with my clients and making them relaxed and comfortable. My care is individualized to soothe my clients needs at an affordable cost. I have vast experience in Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy especially CBT, Behavioral Modification and Interpersonal Therapies, Addiction Treatment and Forensic Psychiatry.
I have 33 years experience in treating clients. I believe in connecting with my clients and making them relaxed and comfortable. My care is individualized to soothe my clients needs at an affordable cost. I have vast experience in Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy especially CBT, Behavioral Modification and Interpersonal Therapies, Addiction Treatment and Forensic Psychiatry.
(908) 345-2118 View (908) 345-2118
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Ann Nolan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104
ADHD and Autism spectrum testing and screening "included in the initial evaluation." Online virtual and office appointments available. Schedule appointments directly at Mentis-Psychiatry.com - Treating children, adolescents, and adults. Ann is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings many years of professional mental health experience to the care of her patients. Treating patients across the lifespan - offering consultation, evaluation, and medication management for ages six through seniors. The practice is affiliated with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and Princeton House.
ADHD and Autism spectrum testing and screening "included in the initial evaluation." Online virtual and office appointments available. Schedule appointments directly at Mentis-Psychiatry.com - Treating children, adolescents, and adults. Ann is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings many years of professional mental health experience to the care of her patients. Treating patients across the lifespan - offering consultation, evaluation, and medication management for ages six through seniors. The practice is affiliated with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and Princeton House.
(609) 853-5330 View (609) 853-5330
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Adedoyin Asimolowo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Adedoyin Asimolowo is board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Adedoyin provides culturally competent care to clients with various mental health problems. Clients go to Adedoyin to receive the best care possible and be at ease to discuss their medical, psychological difficulties. He is pleased to support them through their recovery, and bring knowledge and compassionate perspectives to the client’s care. He provides holistic care utilizing psychotherapy and psychopharmacology treatment to achieve optimal recovery and functioning. His specialties include providing assessment, diagnosis, and therapy for general mental health.
Adedoyin Asimolowo is board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Adedoyin provides culturally competent care to clients with various mental health problems. Clients go to Adedoyin to receive the best care possible and be at ease to discuss their medical, psychological difficulties. He is pleased to support them through their recovery, and bring knowledge and compassionate perspectives to the client’s care. He provides holistic care utilizing psychotherapy and psychopharmacology treatment to achieve optimal recovery and functioning. His specialties include providing assessment, diagnosis, and therapy for general mental health.
(862) 858-2932 View (862) 858-2932
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Virtual Psychiatric Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
I'm a dual certified FNP/ PMHNP. Taking a holistic approach is important to me and I feel this approach is of most benefit for my clients. I enjoy helping all types of clients but I gravitate towards working with individuals who are reaching out for help for the first time. This is because I feel I offer a positive initial encounter that will encourage them to continue seeking help in order to reach their goals but I will work with any client that needs assistance. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Accepting some insurances.
I'm a dual certified FNP/ PMHNP. Taking a holistic approach is important to me and I feel this approach is of most benefit for my clients. I enjoy helping all types of clients but I gravitate towards working with individuals who are reaching out for help for the first time. This is because I feel I offer a positive initial encounter that will encourage them to continue seeking help in order to reach their goals but I will work with any client that needs assistance. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Accepting some insurances.
(201) 212-6834 View (201) 212-6834
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Ayodele Green
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. After I completed Medical School at Temple University in PA, I matriculated to a Psychiatry Residency at Harlem Hospital, NY and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship in Newark, NJ. I have been seeing both adults, Children and Adolescents providing psychotherapy as well as medication management.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. After I completed Medical School at Temple University in PA, I matriculated to a Psychiatry Residency at Harlem Hospital, NY and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship in Newark, NJ. I have been seeing both adults, Children and Adolescents providing psychotherapy as well as medication management.
(862) 375-4992 View (862) 375-4992
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Nerisa Bryan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
I grew up witnessing people with mental illness being teased and physically abused on the streets by the people around them. Seeing some of our most vulnerable population being mistreated in this way left an indelible impression on me and I believe that experience, in part, influenced my decision to enter a profession that was all about caring for others.
I grew up witnessing people with mental illness being teased and physically abused on the streets by the people around them. Seeing some of our most vulnerable population being mistreated in this way left an indelible impression on me and I believe that experience, in part, influenced my decision to enter a profession that was all about caring for others.
(862) 375-4585 View (862) 375-4585
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Dr. Fausat Funmilola Odubiyi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC, APRN
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104
I'm a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in working with adults in behavioral health. Funmi's experience in adults diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, mood, and anxiety disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and PTSD. I have devoted 21 years of experience in treating patients with mental health. Practicing kindness and compassion has been essential. Able health care accepting Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna Optum UBH, Oxford Health Plan, Compsych, Maritain, Multiplan for New York, and self cash payment.
I'm a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in working with adults in behavioral health. Funmi's experience in adults diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, mood, and anxiety disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and PTSD. I have devoted 21 years of experience in treating patients with mental health. Practicing kindness and compassion has been essential. Able health care accepting Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna Optum UBH, Oxford Health Plan, Compsych, Maritain, Multiplan for New York, and self cash payment.
(718) 550-7759 View (718) 550-7759
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Marisa Savic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Marisa, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in New Jersey. Specializing in virtual sessions, I bring expertise in medication management and therapy designed to offer you invaluable support on your unique mental health journey.
Hello! I'm Marisa, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in New Jersey. Specializing in virtual sessions, I bring expertise in medication management and therapy designed to offer you invaluable support on your unique mental health journey.
(856) 898-3250 View (856) 898-3250
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Henry Ibitokun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104
I am currently accepting new patients, and an ideal client is a patient seeking psychiatric care and mental health services who is willing to be dedicated, devoted, and involved in their treatment plan and overall success. I am a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Family Nurse practitioner, and Adult and Gerontology Nurse practitioner, focusing on providing evidence-based, patient-centered, and culturally appropriate care to all patients.
I am currently accepting new patients, and an ideal client is a patient seeking psychiatric care and mental health services who is willing to be dedicated, devoted, and involved in their treatment plan and overall success. I am a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Family Nurse practitioner, and Adult and Gerontology Nurse practitioner, focusing on providing evidence-based, patient-centered, and culturally appropriate care to all patients.
(908) 651-9974 View (908) 651-9974
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Fatmata Raymond
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Hello, Do you feel stressed, less motivated, tired and struggling to keep up with life's challenges? It's okay not to be okay, your struggles do not define you. Taking the first step towards improving your mental well-being can feel daunting, but by reaching out, you've already displayed tremendous courage. I understand that finding the right path to recovery can be overwhelming, which is why I am here to help you.
Hello, Do you feel stressed, less motivated, tired and struggling to keep up with life's challenges? It's okay not to be okay, your struggles do not define you. Taking the first step towards improving your mental well-being can feel daunting, but by reaching out, you've already displayed tremendous courage. I understand that finding the right path to recovery can be overwhelming, which is why I am here to help you.
(609) 451-7786 View (609) 451-7786
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Dr. Michael Olukotun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Mental illness can be debilitating and negatively impact the lives of individuals. I believe treatment and healing can occur, if individuals are given the proper care and support. My goal is that every individual receives care in a collaborative and supportive context, which will empower them and produce positive treatment outcomes.
Mental illness can be debilitating and negatively impact the lives of individuals. I believe treatment and healing can occur, if individuals are given the proper care and support. My goal is that every individual receives care in a collaborative and supportive context, which will empower them and produce positive treatment outcomes.
(609) 806-5527 View (609) 806-5527
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Calvin George
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients throughout New Jersey! Do you ever wonder if what you're feeling is normal? Are you getting forgetful? Do you find it hard to concentrate, or get easily distracted? Or maybe it's hard to get out of bed in the morning. Do you lack motivation to participate in life activities? Are you sometimes tearful for no reason? Is it hard to fall asleep? Do you wake up multiple times at night which leaves you feeling exhausted the next day? Have you experienced trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? You do not have to face these challenges alone! I would love to help. I can provide that hand to support you.
Accepting new patients throughout New Jersey! Do you ever wonder if what you're feeling is normal? Are you getting forgetful? Do you find it hard to concentrate, or get easily distracted? Or maybe it's hard to get out of bed in the morning. Do you lack motivation to participate in life activities? Are you sometimes tearful for no reason? Is it hard to fall asleep? Do you wake up multiple times at night which leaves you feeling exhausted the next day? Have you experienced trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? You do not have to face these challenges alone! I would love to help. I can provide that hand to support you.
(908) 498-9537 View (908) 498-9537
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Emmanuel Owusu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a board-certified psychiatric mental nurse practitioner. I have been a licensed nurse for the past 17 years and cared for various populations with diverse issues.
Hi, I am a board-certified psychiatric mental nurse practitioner. I have been a licensed nurse for the past 17 years and cared for various populations with diverse issues.
(609) 900-7567 View (609) 900-7567
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Phenita Mouzon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Take the first step. Imagine how much better life will be without feelings of depression or anxiety. I can help whether you are suffering from codependence, anxiety, depression, ADHD or self confidence. My goal is to always build trusting relationships with my clients. Providing an environment that is comforting and safe. I have helped many clients become the best version of themselves again. Treatment is always individualized to your specific needs, with a holistic approach. Together we can work to come up with a plan that works best for you. Looking forward to helping you too. Please feel to call 732-998-7191 for appointments.
Take the first step. Imagine how much better life will be without feelings of depression or anxiety. I can help whether you are suffering from codependence, anxiety, depression, ADHD or self confidence. My goal is to always build trusting relationships with my clients. Providing an environment that is comforting and safe. I have helped many clients become the best version of themselves again. Treatment is always individualized to your specific needs, with a holistic approach. Together we can work to come up with a plan that works best for you. Looking forward to helping you too. Please feel to call 732-998-7191 for appointments.
(732) 998-7191 View (732) 998-7191
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Ololade Ekwere
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Ololade "Lola" Ekwere is a Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over a decade of experience caring for patients in different capacities. She understands the interconnectedness of mental and physical health, and works collaboratively with each patient to prioritize and meet their mental health needs. She is empathetic, listens, and practices using evidence-based guidelines in order to provide the best care.
Ololade "Lola" Ekwere is a Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over a decade of experience caring for patients in different capacities. She understands the interconnectedness of mental and physical health, and works collaboratively with each patient to prioritize and meet their mental health needs. She is empathetic, listens, and practices using evidence-based guidelines in order to provide the best care.
(908) 460-1383 View (908) 460-1383
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Abimbola Otufale
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Abby. Are you constantly feeling like you're in the eye of a storm, with life's challenges pulling you in all directions? Is balancing your relationships, work, and personal well-being becoming increasingly difficult? Do you find it hard to give yourself the kindness and care you deserve? I guide people battling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, stress, and anger toward achieving a better quality of life. Together, we'll identify the aspects of your life that are causing distress and help set you back on the path toward balance.
Hi there, I'm Abby. Are you constantly feeling like you're in the eye of a storm, with life's challenges pulling you in all directions? Is balancing your relationships, work, and personal well-being becoming increasingly difficult? Do you find it hard to give yourself the kindness and care you deserve? I guide people battling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, stress, and anger toward achieving a better quality of life. Together, we'll identify the aspects of your life that are causing distress and help set you back on the path toward balance.
(973) 314-2502 View (973) 314-2502
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Rita Itondo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Dr. Rita Itondo, a doctoral prepared, dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Primary Care NP (ANP-C) based in New Jersey. I have over 13 years of experience as a provider. I completed my Master’s degree in Primary Health from UMDNJ and a Postgraduate certification in Psychiatric Nursing from Wilkes University, PA. I earned my Doctorate (DNP) with honors from Rutgers University.
Hi! I am Dr. Rita Itondo, a doctoral prepared, dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Primary Care NP (ANP-C) based in New Jersey. I have over 13 years of experience as a provider. I completed my Master’s degree in Primary Health from UMDNJ and a Postgraduate certification in Psychiatric Nursing from Wilkes University, PA. I earned my Doctorate (DNP) with honors from Rutgers University.
(973) 587-2804 View (973) 587-2804
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Glorious Dawn Mental Health Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Newark, NJ 07104
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner in New Jersey and New York. My passion is driven by my desire to see everyone do well. I have always been guided by my belief that I will only be judged by the success/recovery of my patients. My goal is to foster healing and provide quality evidence-based mental health care services for patients and their families. The core focus of our care is patient-driven.
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner in New Jersey and New York. My passion is driven by my desire to see everyone do well. I have always been guided by my belief that I will only be judged by the success/recovery of my patients. My goal is to foster healing and provide quality evidence-based mental health care services for patients and their families. The core focus of our care is patient-driven.
(908) 774-9062 View (908) 774-9062

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 07104

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in 07104 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
90% Depression
90% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
90% Bipolar Disorder
81% ADHD
62% Trauma and PTSD
43% Eating Disorders

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
90% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 07104 see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 07104?

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.