Psychiatrists in 07450

Photo of Carolyn Grace Certo Gnerre, Psychiatrist in 07450, NJ
Carolyn Grace Certo Gnerre
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatrist with specialized training to see children and adolescents, and adults. I can provide prudent medication management, therapy alone, or a combination. For more information please visit cgmentalhealth.com
I am a psychiatrist with specialized training to see children and adolescents, and adults. I can provide prudent medication management, therapy alone, or a combination. For more information please visit cgmentalhealth.com
(551) 292-7740 View (551) 292-7740
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Steven Jay Wruble
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Here at the Venn Center, we offer patients a unique therapeutic experience. I conduct psychiatric evaluations and assessments, as well as provide both individual and group psychotherapy to clients of all ages. I also offer pharmacotherapy and medication management when appropriate. That being said, 25% of my patients are not on any medication since I employ non-medicinal interventions that help remediate psychiatric symptoms whenever possible. Offering these complementary services allows the clients I work with to feel empowered in their desire for change toward a healthier way of being.
Here at the Venn Center, we offer patients a unique therapeutic experience. I conduct psychiatric evaluations and assessments, as well as provide both individual and group psychotherapy to clients of all ages. I also offer pharmacotherapy and medication management when appropriate. That being said, 25% of my patients are not on any medication since I employ non-medicinal interventions that help remediate psychiatric symptoms whenever possible. Offering these complementary services allows the clients I work with to feel empowered in their desire for change toward a healthier way of being.
(201) 870-0910 View (201) 870-0910
Ashish Anand
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
In my work as a psychiatrist I recognize that my patients are more than a list of symptoms. My goal is to offer a consultation and assessment that is tailored to my patient’s needs.
In my work as a psychiatrist I recognize that my patients are more than a list of symptoms. My goal is to offer a consultation and assessment that is tailored to my patient’s needs.
(201) 701-2961 View (201) 701-2961
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Rita Jane Grogan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450  (Online Only)
I am a Cornell trained psychiatrist who is Board Certified with over 25 years of experience treating adults. I have an expertise in psychotherapy and psychiatric medication treatment. My emphasis is on establishing a safe, empathetic relationship where you can express your thoughts, feelings and memories in a nonjudgmental environment. My goal is helping you develop a richer emotional life by exploring current relationships as well as past experiences that may prevent you from reaching your full potential.
I am a Cornell trained psychiatrist who is Board Certified with over 25 years of experience treating adults. I have an expertise in psychotherapy and psychiatric medication treatment. My emphasis is on establishing a safe, empathetic relationship where you can express your thoughts, feelings and memories in a nonjudgmental environment. My goal is helping you develop a richer emotional life by exploring current relationships as well as past experiences that may prevent you from reaching your full potential.
(201) 340-5082 View (201) 340-5082
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Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Victory Bay offers a variety of client-centered programs treating Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health. We help our clients successfully detox from drugs and alcohol in a comfortable inpatient or outpatient setting. Accommodations will be made for 24 hour staffing and clients will be cared for by licensed staff including Psychiatrists, APN, RN, etc. Detox is an individualized process, and we have found that a holistic approach is ideal when trying to successfully treat substance use disorder.
Victory Bay offers a variety of client-centered programs treating Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health. We help our clients successfully detox from drugs and alcohol in a comfortable inpatient or outpatient setting. Accommodations will be made for 24 hour staffing and clients will be cared for by licensed staff including Psychiatrists, APN, RN, etc. Detox is an individualized process, and we have found that a holistic approach is ideal when trying to successfully treat substance use disorder.
(551) 243-6468 View (551) 243-6468
Bergen Psychiatric Care, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA, FASAM
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I am an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and an American Board of Addiction Medicine certified Chief Psychiatrist who works in a distinguished Psychiatric Facility in NJ. I have extensive experience in managing a myriad of Psychiatric Disorders which include : Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Addiction Disorders and Bipolar Disorder etc. My treatment ideology is patient driven , empathetic and compassionate Psychiatric care. I am knowledgeable and thoroughly familiar with all the novel Psychopharmacological interventions that are FDA approved . I offer my patients personalized comprehensive Psychiatric Treatment in a comfortable and confidential setting. My staff is approachable and willing to accommodate patients and their special needs.
I am an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and an American Board of Addiction Medicine certified Chief Psychiatrist who works in a distinguished Psychiatric Facility in NJ. I have extensive experience in managing a myriad of Psychiatric Disorders which include : Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Addiction Disorders and Bipolar Disorder etc. My treatment ideology is patient driven , empathetic and compassionate Psychiatric care. I am knowledgeable and thoroughly familiar with all the novel Psychopharmacological interventions that are FDA approved . I offer my patients personalized comprehensive Psychiatric Treatment in a comfortable and confidential setting. My staff is approachable and willing to accommodate patients and their special needs.
(201) 949-7625 View (201) 949-7625
First Choice Recovery Center, PC
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA, FASAM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
First Choice Recovery Center, PC: Our mission is to provide high quality care for all patients. The treatment we provide is person centered, strength based and culturally competent. Our helpful staff are knowledgeable and experienced in assisting Addiction Patients and the unique struggles that they face.
First Choice Recovery Center, PC: Our mission is to provide high quality care for all patients. The treatment we provide is person centered, strength based and culturally competent. Our helpful staff are knowledgeable and experienced in assisting Addiction Patients and the unique struggles that they face.
(551) 210-9151 View (551) 210-9151
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Arista Psychological & Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse, PhD, APRN
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
ARISTA is a private mental health and chemical dependency practice which has been serving Manhattan and Bergen County, New Jersey, for over 25 years. Our health care professionals include licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, and counselors with expertise in marriage, family, adults, teens, children, hypnotherapy and addictions. Arista's warm, highly qualified psychotherapists will ensure that you receive individualized care in a comfortable, confidential setting. Our goal is to match you with a therapist who has achieved success with patients who have problems similar to yours.
ARISTA is a private mental health and chemical dependency practice which has been serving Manhattan and Bergen County, New Jersey, for over 25 years. Our health care professionals include licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, and counselors with expertise in marriage, family, adults, teens, children, hypnotherapy and addictions. Arista's warm, highly qualified psychotherapists will ensure that you receive individualized care in a comfortable, confidential setting. Our goal is to match you with a therapist who has achieved success with patients who have problems similar to yours.
(201) 383-1582 View (201) 383-1582
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Dr. Tony Issac
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Dr. Issac is an experienced addiction and general psychiatrist with eight years of experience. He has helped many overcome their mental health challenges. Issac evaluates, diagnoses, and treats people based on their medical pathology, nutritional, and hormonal health. People suffering from addictions, or with other mental health challenges, such as anxiety, and depression, can recover with the correct diagnosis and treatment. Combining medications with psychotherapy, Dr. Issac considers various medical factors to treat his patients; he plans comprehensive treatments. His warmth and compassion are welcoming and supportive.
Dr. Issac is an experienced addiction and general psychiatrist with eight years of experience. He has helped many overcome their mental health challenges. Issac evaluates, diagnoses, and treats people based on their medical pathology, nutritional, and hormonal health. People suffering from addictions, or with other mental health challenges, such as anxiety, and depression, can recover with the correct diagnosis and treatment. Combining medications with psychotherapy, Dr. Issac considers various medical factors to treat his patients; he plans comprehensive treatments. His warmth and compassion are welcoming and supportive.
(201) 482-3451 View (201) 482-3451
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William D Becker
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I am Board-Certified in both Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I have 25 years experience doing evaluations, psychopharmacology, and/or psychotherapy. I have expertise working with most psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, Depression, Suicide Risk Assessment, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Psychosis.
I am Board-Certified in both Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I have 25 years experience doing evaluations, psychopharmacology, and/or psychotherapy. I have expertise working with most psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, Depression, Suicide Risk Assessment, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Psychosis.
(201) 849-1667 View (201) 849-1667
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Sylvia E Flescher
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
At the present time, my practice is closed to referrals........ After practicing for over forty years, I still love my work. It is a privilege to become closely involved with my patients and their challenges. I believe I bring a special blend of intellectual rigor and emotional warmth into every treatment. No two patients are the same, therefore each treatment has to be tailor-made to your individual needs. I much prefer to do "talk therapy", combined, if needed, with medication, rather than psychopharmacology alone.
At the present time, my practice is closed to referrals........ After practicing for over forty years, I still love my work. It is a privilege to become closely involved with my patients and their challenges. I believe I bring a special blend of intellectual rigor and emotional warmth into every treatment. No two patients are the same, therefore each treatment has to be tailor-made to your individual needs. I much prefer to do "talk therapy", combined, if needed, with medication, rather than psychopharmacology alone.
(201) 445-0322 View (201) 445-0322
Photo of Veronica Rojas, Psychiatrist in 07450, NJ
Veronica Rojas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
It is a privilege to do what I do on a daily basis; working with the "body/mind connection". I love working with people and going through their life stages together; adolescents, college students, young adults and then adults. I believe that the modality of treatment should be suited to the patient's needs. I have trained through different schools and continue to do so. Once we work together on identifying their issues, we work on them with a "tailored treatment", that said; individual psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, complementary treatment with vitamins, exercises and if needed medication.
It is a privilege to do what I do on a daily basis; working with the "body/mind connection". I love working with people and going through their life stages together; adolescents, college students, young adults and then adults. I believe that the modality of treatment should be suited to the patient's needs. I have trained through different schools and continue to do so. Once we work together on identifying their issues, we work on them with a "tailored treatment", that said; individual psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, complementary treatment with vitamins, exercises and if needed medication.
(917) 746-1415 View (917) 746-1415
Photo of Yissell Delvalle, Psychiatrist in 07450, NJ
Yissell Delvalle
Psychiatrist, MD, FASAM
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Dr. Yissell Delvalle is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, Board Certified Addiction Medicine Doctor, who graduated from UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School in Newark. She particularly treats patients with addiction, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, psychosis and women with post-partum depression.
Dr. Yissell Delvalle is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, Board Certified Addiction Medicine Doctor, who graduated from UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School in Newark. She particularly treats patients with addiction, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, psychosis and women with post-partum depression.
(201) 864-4897 View (201) 864-4897
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Allison M. R. Lee
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I am committed to helping people address symptoms and difficulties compassionately and in ways that are tailored to the individual. I will listen carefully to you and make every effort to understand your unique preferences and needs. I have expertise in both psychotherapy and medication treatments and I will work with you to find the treatment plan that suits you best. My aim in psychotherapy is to help individuals relieve painful symptoms, achieve emotional freedom, and improve interpersonal relationships.
I am committed to helping people address symptoms and difficulties compassionately and in ways that are tailored to the individual. I will listen carefully to you and make every effort to understand your unique preferences and needs. I have expertise in both psychotherapy and medication treatments and I will work with you to find the treatment plan that suits you best. My aim in psychotherapy is to help individuals relieve painful symptoms, achieve emotional freedom, and improve interpersonal relationships.
(347) 354-1960 View (347) 354-1960
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Lydie-Danielle Frederic
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450  (Online Only)
Lydie-Danielle Frederic, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant with over a decade of experience treating complex neurological conditions. PA Frederic stays up-to-date with recent research, ensuring her patients a rapid return to the quality of life they are seeking. She is committed to ensuring his patients have a detailed evaluation and prides herself on exploring the best holistic and medication management options available that best suit each unique patient. PA Frederic works to ensure each patient has a treatment plan that is individually tailored to their needs
Lydie-Danielle Frederic, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant with over a decade of experience treating complex neurological conditions. PA Frederic stays up-to-date with recent research, ensuring her patients a rapid return to the quality of life they are seeking. She is committed to ensuring his patients have a detailed evaluation and prides herself on exploring the best holistic and medication management options available that best suit each unique patient. PA Frederic works to ensure each patient has a treatment plan that is individually tailored to their needs
(609) 359-0543 View (609) 359-0543
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Joseph Siragusa
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I am a board-certified psychiatrist and have been providing high-quality psychiatric treatment in NJ for several years. I distinguish myself by having a down-to-earth, collaborative approach to treatment. My practice is in an ultra-private, peaceful location and offer 24/7 accessibility to my clients. You deal with me and only me - not secretaries or administrators. My philosophy in treating clients is to establish a relationship based on mutual respect and understanding. Most of my clients have been with me for years as my dedication to their wellness is paramount to me. I am in this to help people - plain and simple.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist and have been providing high-quality psychiatric treatment in NJ for several years. I distinguish myself by having a down-to-earth, collaborative approach to treatment. My practice is in an ultra-private, peaceful location and offer 24/7 accessibility to my clients. You deal with me and only me - not secretaries or administrators. My philosophy in treating clients is to establish a relationship based on mutual respect and understanding. Most of my clients have been with me for years as my dedication to their wellness is paramount to me. I am in this to help people - plain and simple.
(201) 212-4487 View (201) 212-4487
Photo of Nika Dyakina, Psychiatrist in 07450, NJ
Nika Dyakina
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
As a Board Certified General Adult, as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, I specialize in helping children, adolescents, and young adults to overcome and cope with various obstacles throughout the developmental span. I completed my Child and Adolescent training at Columbia and Cornell Universities NYPH Fellowship and stayed on as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Columbia University Child Psychiatry Division. Currently, I am an Associate Director of Pediatric Psychiatry Emergency and Consultation-Liaison Services at Columbia University Medical Center. What I find most rewarding are the one to one clinical encounters with my patients.
As a Board Certified General Adult, as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, I specialize in helping children, adolescents, and young adults to overcome and cope with various obstacles throughout the developmental span. I completed my Child and Adolescent training at Columbia and Cornell Universities NYPH Fellowship and stayed on as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Columbia University Child Psychiatry Division. Currently, I am an Associate Director of Pediatric Psychiatry Emergency and Consultation-Liaison Services at Columbia University Medical Center. What I find most rewarding are the one to one clinical encounters with my patients.
(201) 561-7166 View (201) 561-7166
Photo of James Welch, Psychiatrist in 07450, NJ
James Welch
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I work with patients seeking relief from the distress of emotional and biological illness that is impairing their function in life. I have thirty years experience trying to understand the unique factors that describe each individual's circumstances and seeking to find practical solutions for his or her areas of concern. I received my M.D. from the University of Texas at San Antonio Medical School, and completed residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. I supervised and taught residents at Mount Sinai before relocating my practice to New Jersey in 2001.
I work with patients seeking relief from the distress of emotional and biological illness that is impairing their function in life. I have thirty years experience trying to understand the unique factors that describe each individual's circumstances and seeking to find practical solutions for his or her areas of concern. I received my M.D. from the University of Texas at San Antonio Medical School, and completed residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. I supervised and taught residents at Mount Sinai before relocating my practice to New Jersey in 2001.
(201) 898-0976 View (201) 898-0976
Photo of David A. Mitnick, Psychiatrist in 07450, NJ
David A. Mitnick
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
David Mitnick M.D. combines evidence-based psychiatric approaches with over two decades of patient-centered humanism treating children, teens and adults. Dr. Mitnick is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He treats a broad range of mental health issues, with particular interest in ADD/ADHD, Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Mitnick believes in a comprehensive, collaborative and holistic approach to assessment and treatment. He provides evaluation, psychotherapy and medications customized to the individual.
David Mitnick M.D. combines evidence-based psychiatric approaches with over two decades of patient-centered humanism treating children, teens and adults. Dr. Mitnick is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He treats a broad range of mental health issues, with particular interest in ADD/ADHD, Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Mitnick believes in a comprehensive, collaborative and holistic approach to assessment and treatment. He provides evaluation, psychotherapy and medications customized to the individual.
(201) 877-5505 View (201) 877-5505
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MedPsych Behavioral Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
At MedPsych Associates we provide the best possible comprehensive care by collaborating as a team. Our diverse and dynamic team of professionals has years of expertise working with children, adolescents, and adults in various environments such as schools, clinical practices, corporate environments, and teaching hospitals.
At MedPsych Associates we provide the best possible comprehensive care by collaborating as a team. Our diverse and dynamic team of professionals has years of expertise working with children, adolescents, and adults in various environments such as schools, clinical practices, corporate environments, and teaching hospitals.
(201) 862-4485 View (201) 862-4485

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 07450

30+

Average cost per session

$350

Psychiatrists in 07450 who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
83% ADHD
80% Bipolar Disorder
77% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Medication Management

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
60% Oxford

How Psychiatrists in 07450 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

54% Male
46% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 07450?

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.