Psychiatrists in 07960

Photo of Shannon Bucciarelli, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 07960, NJ
Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, B-C
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
(973) 798-9979 View (973) 798-9979
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Edena Walden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-B
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
(973) 240-5604 View (973) 240-5604
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Harmony Bay
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
(973) 798-9062 View (973) 798-9062
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Dr. Andrea Papa
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
(973) 352-0498 View (973) 352-0498
Photo of Edward Ratush, Psychiatrist in 07960, NJ
Edward Ratush
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960
If you know that you need Suboxone to get clean. If you believe that you need anxiety treatment to stay sober. If you hope that long term psychotherapy can improve your navigation through life. If you are open to learning about meditation and want to try yoga. If you have been to rehab only to realize that it was a waste of money. If you want to design your own recovery with the best available evidence for success. If you see that investing in improving your mental health will pay dividends in life. These are all good reasons to meet Dr. Ratush. If cost and frequency of visits is restraining then Dr. Ratush may not be good fit.
If you know that you need Suboxone to get clean. If you believe that you need anxiety treatment to stay sober. If you hope that long term psychotherapy can improve your navigation through life. If you are open to learning about meditation and want to try yoga. If you have been to rehab only to realize that it was a waste of money. If you want to design your own recovery with the best available evidence for success. If you see that investing in improving your mental health will pay dividends in life. These are all good reasons to meet Dr. Ratush. If cost and frequency of visits is restraining then Dr. Ratush may not be good fit.
(917) 512-6082 View (917) 512-6082
Photo of Mark Rosato, Psychiatrist in 07960, NJ
Mark Rosato
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960
I have many years of experience engaging with children, adolescents and their families. I have dealt with all mental health issues affecting that population. At Pegasus Psychiatry Associates, I use my experience to focus on treating patients and their families with the compassionate, active listening and evidence-based approach I have found to be the most effective. After an extensive evaluation combined with appropriate objective measures, a comprehensive treatment plan is implemented. Judicious use of medication with or without therapy is offered. I encourage patients and their families to participate in their treatment planning.
I have many years of experience engaging with children, adolescents and their families. I have dealt with all mental health issues affecting that population. At Pegasus Psychiatry Associates, I use my experience to focus on treating patients and their families with the compassionate, active listening and evidence-based approach I have found to be the most effective. After an extensive evaluation combined with appropriate objective measures, a comprehensive treatment plan is implemented. Judicious use of medication with or without therapy is offered. I encourage patients and their families to participate in their treatment planning.
(201) 809-9398 View (201) 809-9398
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Arif Noorbaksh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
(973) 397-5984 View (973) 397-5984
Catherine D'Aprix Heffner
Psychiatrist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960
ONE STOP SHOPPING. That is right! You can see me for all of your mental health and wellness needs vs seeing a separate doctor for medications, another therapist for psychotherapy and possibly even a third person as a coach or for basic nutrition/fitness. One appointment/one hour per week vs 3-4?! What a time saver and ultimately, what a money saver, especially in the long run!!! If you are ready to start on a path of healing or self-discovery, with a practitioner who is warm and caring yet firm when needed, please call. You deserve it!!
ONE STOP SHOPPING. That is right! You can see me for all of your mental health and wellness needs vs seeing a separate doctor for medications, another therapist for psychotherapy and possibly even a third person as a coach or for basic nutrition/fitness. One appointment/one hour per week vs 3-4?! What a time saver and ultimately, what a money saver, especially in the long run!!! If you are ready to start on a path of healing or self-discovery, with a practitioner who is warm and caring yet firm when needed, please call. You deserve it!!
(646) 760-6838 View (646) 760-6838
Photo of Tom Zaubler, Psychiatrist in 07960, NJ
Tom Zaubler
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
I combine my decades of experience in academic psychiatry and my extensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic methods and psychopharmacology with empathy, focused listening and a caring responsiveness to provide personalized care to the patients in my practice, Pegasus Psychiatry Associates (www.PegasusPsych.com). I was Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry at Morristown Medical Center (NJ's #1 rated hospital) for 21 years and am a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University's Medical School. I am widely published, have national recognition for my research and have served on state-wide mental health committees.
I combine my decades of experience in academic psychiatry and my extensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic methods and psychopharmacology with empathy, focused listening and a caring responsiveness to provide personalized care to the patients in my practice, Pegasus Psychiatry Associates (www.PegasusPsych.com). I was Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry at Morristown Medical Center (NJ's #1 rated hospital) for 21 years and am a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University's Medical School. I am widely published, have national recognition for my research and have served on state-wide mental health committees.
(973) 532-6930 View (973) 532-6930
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Allen Ogram
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APN, PMHNP-B
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
I would like a client that is perhaps hesitant to utilize mental health treatment. I feel reducing the stigma often attached to this treatment is vital. Having someone trust me enough to work with me and achieve a positive outcome would be my ideal client.
I would like a client that is perhaps hesitant to utilize mental health treatment. I feel reducing the stigma often attached to this treatment is vital. Having someone trust me enough to work with me and achieve a positive outcome would be my ideal client.
(973) 447-8814 View (973) 447-8814
Photo of Dr. Lily Arora, Psychiatrist in 07960, NJ
Dr. Lily Arora
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960
My goal is to help you become your best self. I believe in personalized, holistic care taking into account not only your symptoms but their impact on your daily life in context of your relationship and career goals. My approach to treatment involves forming a partnership with you to not only work towards healing your symptoms but to help you recognize and implement modes of thinking and behavior that lend themselves to a more harmonious and fulfilling lifestyle.
My goal is to help you become your best self. I believe in personalized, holistic care taking into account not only your symptoms but their impact on your daily life in context of your relationship and career goals. My approach to treatment involves forming a partnership with you to not only work towards healing your symptoms but to help you recognize and implement modes of thinking and behavior that lend themselves to a more harmonious and fulfilling lifestyle.
(201) 512-5689 View (201) 512-5689
Photo of Shandel Douglas, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 07960, NJ
Shandel Douglas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, AGNP-BC, MAT-C, PMHNP
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
My ideal client would be someone seeking mental health support with a genuine commitment to their well-being and personal growth. Here are some characteristics, issues, needs, and goals of this client: Openness to therapy, mental health challenges, emotional support, self-improvement, stress management, relationship enhancement, coping skills, reducing symptoms, medication management, holistic approach, and long-term well-being. My ideal client is motivated, committed to their mental well-being, and seeking to improve their overall quality of life and achieve personal growth and self-awareness.
My ideal client would be someone seeking mental health support with a genuine commitment to their well-being and personal growth. Here are some characteristics, issues, needs, and goals of this client: Openness to therapy, mental health challenges, emotional support, self-improvement, stress management, relationship enhancement, coping skills, reducing symptoms, medication management, holistic approach, and long-term well-being. My ideal client is motivated, committed to their mental well-being, and seeking to improve their overall quality of life and achieve personal growth and self-awareness.
(973) 564-1774 View (973) 564-1774
Photo of Pattie James, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 07960, NJ
Pattie James
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
My ideal client is committed to accomplishing personal goals through a collaborative relationship built on trust, accountability, and communication. The ideal client is driven to explore the root cause of issues, recognize the work required to promote psychological well-being, and utilize available resources. Clients present with issues from past experiences and current stressors that impact their personal, professional, and social lives. My ideal client is willing to gain a broader understanding of these issues, desire personal growth, and develop effective coping skills that will manifest in an improved quality of life.
My ideal client is committed to accomplishing personal goals through a collaborative relationship built on trust, accountability, and communication. The ideal client is driven to explore the root cause of issues, recognize the work required to promote psychological well-being, and utilize available resources. Clients present with issues from past experiences and current stressors that impact their personal, professional, and social lives. My ideal client is willing to gain a broader understanding of these issues, desire personal growth, and develop effective coping skills that will manifest in an improved quality of life.
(973) 846-9786 View (973) 846-9786
Photo of Omar Canosa, Psychiatrist in 07960, NJ
Omar Canosa
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
I am board-certified in both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry, and do my best work with adolescent clients, and their families. I am intensively trained in DBT, and its principles inform my practice, even when the full model is not applied. I am also trained in medical acupuncture, and have practiced martial arts and meditative systems for over two decades. By virtue of this unique training, I am dedicated to an integrative approach which both addresses symptoms and problems, while also seeking to maximize the capacity for attaining and sustaining wellbeing. I am equally fluent in English and Spanish.
I am board-certified in both adult and child/adolescent psychiatry, and do my best work with adolescent clients, and their families. I am intensively trained in DBT, and its principles inform my practice, even when the full model is not applied. I am also trained in medical acupuncture, and have practiced martial arts and meditative systems for over two decades. By virtue of this unique training, I am dedicated to an integrative approach which both addresses symptoms and problems, while also seeking to maximize the capacity for attaining and sustaining wellbeing. I am equally fluent in English and Spanish.
(973) 552-2631 View (973) 552-2631
Photo of Amanda Guarnere, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 07960, NJ
Amanda Guarnere
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
There is no such thing as an "ideal client." Each individual is unique, and care will be tailored to fit patient needs.
There is no such thing as an "ideal client." Each individual is unique, and care will be tailored to fit patient needs.
(973) 828-8285 View (973) 828-8285
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Carol Smith
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
(973) 358-0428 View (973) 358-0428
Photo of Karen Yeboah-Norment, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 07960, NJ
Karen Yeboah-Norment
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
My ideal patient is one with multiple psychiatric co-morbidities looking for a treatment to improve one’s mood, energy, anxiety, and focus. Do you feel sad daily, stopped socializing with friends & family members, perform the bare minimum work tasks, call out of work frequently, and are failing college classes due to not completing school assignments & attendance? Have you been using cannabis to cope with one’s current mood symptoms? Have you failed numerous medications due to side effects & effectiveness? I will help you develop a treatment plan to help you meet your mental health goals and feel content & yourself again.
My ideal patient is one with multiple psychiatric co-morbidities looking for a treatment to improve one’s mood, energy, anxiety, and focus. Do you feel sad daily, stopped socializing with friends & family members, perform the bare minimum work tasks, call out of work frequently, and are failing college classes due to not completing school assignments & attendance? Have you been using cannabis to cope with one’s current mood symptoms? Have you failed numerous medications due to side effects & effectiveness? I will help you develop a treatment plan to help you meet your mental health goals and feel content & yourself again.
(973) 841-8760 View (973) 841-8760
Photo of Roger B. Granet, Psychiatrist in 07960, NJ
Roger B. Granet
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
Roger Granet MD blends cutting edge academic psychiatry with years of empathic clinical practice. Dr. Granet is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Consultant at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Division and Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Granet is author of: If You Think You Have Depression (Dell,1998), If you Think You Have Panic Disorder (Dell, 1998), Is it Alzheimer’s? What To Do When Loved Ones Can’t Remember What They Should (Avon, 1998), and Why Am I Up, Why Am I Down: Understanding Bipolar Disorder (Dell, 1999), Surviving Cancer Emotionally: Learning How to Heal, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001
Roger Granet MD blends cutting edge academic psychiatry with years of empathic clinical practice. Dr. Granet is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Consultant at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Division and Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Granet is author of: If You Think You Have Depression (Dell,1998), If you Think You Have Panic Disorder (Dell, 1998), Is it Alzheimer’s? What To Do When Loved Ones Can’t Remember What They Should (Avon, 1998), and Why Am I Up, Why Am I Down: Understanding Bipolar Disorder (Dell, 1999), Surviving Cancer Emotionally: Learning How to Heal, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001
(973) 917-8041 View (973) 917-8041
Photo of Hong Kim, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 07960, NJ
Hong Kim
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, NP-P, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morristown, NJ 07960  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatric NP, trained at New York University. I specialize in adults, children, adolescents, and geriatrics. My virtual and in-person practices are friendly and confidential spaces where I provide a thorough psychiatric evaluation and personalized medication management. My approach is to always see things from the client’s perspective. My mission is to support my clients while they create more meaningful progress in life. I use my expertise to help them find harmony between mind and body. I think mental health care can be a spiritual, and yet a scientific way for the client to look into their soul.
I am a board-certified psychiatric NP, trained at New York University. I specialize in adults, children, adolescents, and geriatrics. My virtual and in-person practices are friendly and confidential spaces where I provide a thorough psychiatric evaluation and personalized medication management. My approach is to always see things from the client’s perspective. My mission is to support my clients while they create more meaningful progress in life. I use my expertise to help them find harmony between mind and body. I think mental health care can be a spiritual, and yet a scientific way for the client to look into their soul.
(201) 969-5923 View (201) 969-5923
Photo of Shannon Bucciarelli, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 07960, NJ
Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, B-C
Verified
Morristown, NJ 07960
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
(973) 453-0843 View (973) 453-0843

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 07960

50+

Average cost per session

$295

Psychiatrists in 07960 who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
85% Medication Management
75% Bipolar Disorder
71% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% ADHD
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
86% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Optum

How Psychiatrists in 07960 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 07960?

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.