Psychiatrists in 10002

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Geoffrey Taylor
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002
I am a Columbia University-trained psychiatrist and psychotherapist who treats both men and women from a comprehensive, whole-body perspective, paying close attention to your overall physical and mental health. I am double board certified in both general adult psychiatry as well as psychosomatic medicine, a subspecialty that focuses on the interaction between physical illness and mental health. I believe that optimal mental health care is highly individualized and I will work with you to understand and treat biological as well as social, psychological and relationship factors that contribute to your wellbeing.
I am a Columbia University-trained psychiatrist and psychotherapist who treats both men and women from a comprehensive, whole-body perspective, paying close attention to your overall physical and mental health. I am double board certified in both general adult psychiatry as well as psychosomatic medicine, a subspecialty that focuses on the interaction between physical illness and mental health. I believe that optimal mental health care is highly individualized and I will work with you to understand and treat biological as well as social, psychological and relationship factors that contribute to your wellbeing.
(347) 396-1002 View (347) 396-1002
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Anton Marcus Dragonetti
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
I believe in using evidence-based practice and treatment modalities.I strive to look at each individual holistically and focus on holistic treatment which includes: medication management, nutrition, exercise and sleep hygiene practices. I listen to the individual’s needs and consider myself part of a team when working with clients. I believe in using supportive, solution focused, CBT and DBT therapy along with medication management to treat mental health conditions. Services available in NY,AZ,FL. Have availability within 1-3 business days. Now taking NY Medicaid.
I believe in using evidence-based practice and treatment modalities.I strive to look at each individual holistically and focus on holistic treatment which includes: medication management, nutrition, exercise and sleep hygiene practices. I listen to the individual’s needs and consider myself part of a team when working with clients. I believe in using supportive, solution focused, CBT and DBT therapy along with medication management to treat mental health conditions. Services available in NY,AZ,FL. Have availability within 1-3 business days. Now taking NY Medicaid.
(347) 983-6645 View (347) 983-6645
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Anton Dragonetti
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
I believe in using evidence-based practice and treatment modalities. I take the extra time to complete prior authorizations so clients have the access to the newest medication needed to treat their mental health conditions. I strive to look at each individual holistically and focus on holistic treatment which includes: medication management, nutrition, exercise and sleep hygiene practices.
I believe in using evidence-based practice and treatment modalities. I take the extra time to complete prior authorizations so clients have the access to the newest medication needed to treat their mental health conditions. I strive to look at each individual holistically and focus on holistic treatment which includes: medication management, nutrition, exercise and sleep hygiene practices.
(347) 599-9483 View (347) 599-9483
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Dr. Elizabeth L Leung
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10002
Dr. Elizabeth L Leung is a board certified psychiatrist, who trained at New York Medical College and Icahn School of Medicine with fellowship training in psychosomatic medicine. Dr. Leung has expertise in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, trauma, and grief. In an effort to stay current with all fields in psychiatry, she attends major academic conferences. Dr. Leung currently has affiliation with multiple prestige institutes and is associate clinical professor at Hoftra School of Medicine at Northwell Health.
Dr. Elizabeth L Leung is a board certified psychiatrist, who trained at New York Medical College and Icahn School of Medicine with fellowship training in psychosomatic medicine. Dr. Leung has expertise in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, trauma, and grief. In an effort to stay current with all fields in psychiatry, she attends major academic conferences. Dr. Leung currently has affiliation with multiple prestige institutes and is associate clinical professor at Hoftra School of Medicine at Northwell Health.
(917) 909-8271 View (917) 909-8271
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Carl DeFranco II
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002
Hello! My name is Carl DeFranco, and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in New York State. I utilize medication management with supportive therapy. My goal is to meet your needs and restore functionality to your everyday life. I typically work with patients that are ages 18+. I have treated ADHD, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, adjustment disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and psychotic disorders.
Hello! My name is Carl DeFranco, and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in New York State. I utilize medication management with supportive therapy. My goal is to meet your needs and restore functionality to your everyday life. I typically work with patients that are ages 18+. I have treated ADHD, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, adjustment disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and psychotic disorders.
(332) 529-6284 View (332) 529-6284
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David Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
I am a board certified mental health nurse practitioner who has vast amount of knowledge and expertise in psychiatry. I treat patients of all ages with emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders using the most innovative, advanced technology and psychotherapies. My overall goal would include an compassionate and collaborative approach to assist you with finding relief and living a more fulfilling life.
I am a board certified mental health nurse practitioner who has vast amount of knowledge and expertise in psychiatry. I treat patients of all ages with emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders using the most innovative, advanced technology and psychotherapies. My overall goal would include an compassionate and collaborative approach to assist you with finding relief and living a more fulfilling life.
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Stephanie Chiao
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002
Dr. Stephanie Chiao is a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She approaches clinical situations with a keen interest in the multitude of factors that impact emotional health, and works with her clients to analyze the emotional, developmental, biological, interpersonal, and cultural variables influencing their lives.
Dr. Stephanie Chiao is a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She approaches clinical situations with a keen interest in the multitude of factors that impact emotional health, and works with her clients to analyze the emotional, developmental, biological, interpersonal, and cultural variables influencing their lives.
(650) 675-5829 View (650) 675-5829
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Alexander S Grewal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I've worked at length with a wide variety of people. From counseling at an all-girl college to working in the prison system, I find strong connections with people from all walks of life. From a compatible connection can grow a good relationship; and this is what I base treatment upon. Adept at treating all standard psychiatric disorders as well as focusing in addressing the trauma related, substance, food, Relationship/Interpersonal, gender, sexual , and cultural problems that often accompany them.
I've worked at length with a wide variety of people. From counseling at an all-girl college to working in the prison system, I find strong connections with people from all walks of life. From a compatible connection can grow a good relationship; and this is what I base treatment upon. Adept at treating all standard psychiatric disorders as well as focusing in addressing the trauma related, substance, food, Relationship/Interpersonal, gender, sexual , and cultural problems that often accompany them.
(646) 506-4085 View (646) 506-4085
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Scott Warhit
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002
I am a board certified, licensed psychiatrist, working in Manhattan. I graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed my residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. My patients face a wide array of diagnoses and challenges, and I use a multidimensional approach in order to devise individualized treatment plans that include the use of medication and/or psychotherapy. My training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am committed to helping my patients develop the tools they need to lead meaningful and healthy lives.
I am a board certified, licensed psychiatrist, working in Manhattan. I graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed my residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. My patients face a wide array of diagnoses and challenges, and I use a multidimensional approach in order to devise individualized treatment plans that include the use of medication and/or psychotherapy. My training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am committed to helping my patients develop the tools they need to lead meaningful and healthy lives.
(516) 261-5152 View (516) 261-5152
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Elizabeth Mastro
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002
Elizabeth Mastro, NPP ANCC Board Certified Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner -Elizabeth received her Master's Degree and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certification from Sage Graduate School. She has experience working in clinic settings with chronically mentally ill adults as well as in private practice providing psychopharmacology and therapy addressing all facets of mental health disorders.
Elizabeth Mastro, NPP ANCC Board Certified Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner -Elizabeth received her Master's Degree and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certification from Sage Graduate School. She has experience working in clinic settings with chronically mentally ill adults as well as in private practice providing psychopharmacology and therapy addressing all facets of mental health disorders.
(518) 255-8108 View (518) 255-8108
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Cameron Paul Mahle
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10002
Dr. Cameron Mahle achieved his medical doctorate from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. His specialty training was completed at the Mount Sinai Hospital System. He obtained dual undergrad degrees in biology and anthropology at The Ohio State University. In addition to private practice, Dr. Mahle works at local NYC hospitals as an attending psychiatrist. Here he manages psychiatric emergencies and trains/supervises resident psychiatrists and medical students. Dr. Mahle's training had special emphasis in psychodynamic psychotherapy; a school of thought geared towards high-functioning and intelligent individuals.
Dr. Cameron Mahle achieved his medical doctorate from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. His specialty training was completed at the Mount Sinai Hospital System. He obtained dual undergrad degrees in biology and anthropology at The Ohio State University. In addition to private practice, Dr. Mahle works at local NYC hospitals as an attending psychiatrist. Here he manages psychiatric emergencies and trains/supervises resident psychiatrists and medical students. Dr. Mahle's training had special emphasis in psychodynamic psychotherapy; a school of thought geared towards high-functioning and intelligent individuals.
(347) 708-8548 View (347) 708-8548
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Jim Dhrymes MD - Psychiatrist, Holistic Care
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10002
Do you find it difficult to manage stress, or do you struggle with depression or anxiety (including OCD & panic attacks), PTSD, alcohol or other substance abuse challenges? Working together, I can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and suggestions for going forward. In many cases, Motivational Interviewing and other types of psychotherapy can deliver substantial improvements. Based on your needs, we will map a treatment plan that includes therapy, or a blend of therapy and medication. If you are already in psychotherapy and need medication management, your therapist and I will cooperate to deliver the best results possible.
Do you find it difficult to manage stress, or do you struggle with depression or anxiety (including OCD & panic attacks), PTSD, alcohol or other substance abuse challenges? Working together, I can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and suggestions for going forward. In many cases, Motivational Interviewing and other types of psychotherapy can deliver substantial improvements. Based on your needs, we will map a treatment plan that includes therapy, or a blend of therapy and medication. If you are already in psychotherapy and need medication management, your therapist and I will cooperate to deliver the best results possible.
(646) 480-7215 View (646) 480-7215
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Sonya Vieira
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
I am a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst with over twenty years of experience caring for my patients. I’m Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Fellowship-trained in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. I welcome adult patients who’d like to explore a medication consultation. I also offer psychoanalytically-informed psychotherapy with or without medication.
I am a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst with over twenty years of experience caring for my patients. I’m Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Fellowship-trained in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. I welcome adult patients who’d like to explore a medication consultation. I also offer psychoanalytically-informed psychotherapy with or without medication.
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Sally Habib
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10002
Dr. Sally Habib is board certified in both general adult psychiatry as well as psychosomatic medicine. She specializes in providing medication management as well as psychotherapy. In addition to the treatment of mood disorders and anxiety disorders her areas of expertise include reproductive psychiatry as well as management of psychiatric symptoms occurring from complex medical illness. She has a private practice in Manhattan and Long Island and has previously served as the associate director of the Consultation Liaison Psychiatry service at NYU Langone Medical Center for over a decade.
Dr. Sally Habib is board certified in both general adult psychiatry as well as psychosomatic medicine. She specializes in providing medication management as well as psychotherapy. In addition to the treatment of mood disorders and anxiety disorders her areas of expertise include reproductive psychiatry as well as management of psychiatric symptoms occurring from complex medical illness. She has a private practice in Manhattan and Long Island and has previously served as the associate director of the Consultation Liaison Psychiatry service at NYU Langone Medical Center for over a decade.
(646) 759-1324 View (646) 759-1324
Nora Hymowitz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002
I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist with an office conveniently located at Union Square. I offer comprehensive treatment for adolescents and adults who struggle with all kinds of emotional, relationship, and self-esteem problems. I work with patients to help them gain an understanding of behaviors that may be causing problems, an understanding which ultimately can lead to change.
I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist with an office conveniently located at Union Square. I offer comprehensive treatment for adolescents and adults who struggle with all kinds of emotional, relationship, and self-esteem problems. I work with patients to help them gain an understanding of behaviors that may be causing problems, an understanding which ultimately can lead to change.
(646) 791-3699 View (646) 791-3699
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Healthy Minds NYC | Dr. Travis Meadows
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002
VIDEO SESSIONS AVAILABLE NOW. Dr. Travis Meadows is skilled in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders using a variety of therapy techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema therapy, and Psychodynamic therapy.
VIDEO SESSIONS AVAILABLE NOW. Dr. Travis Meadows is skilled in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders using a variety of therapy techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema therapy, and Psychodynamic therapy.
(845) 977-0670 View (845) 977-0670
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Tishana Griffith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
I am Tishana, an experienced Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. A born and raised New Yorker, I've committed myself to investing in the communities and places which nurtured me. In my professional experience, I have provided culturally sensitive care to individuals across the life span, who are experiencing acute or chronic mental health conditions in specialized clinical mental health care settings; both acute and outpatient.
I am Tishana, an experienced Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. A born and raised New Yorker, I've committed myself to investing in the communities and places which nurtured me. In my professional experience, I have provided culturally sensitive care to individuals across the life span, who are experiencing acute or chronic mental health conditions in specialized clinical mental health care settings; both acute and outpatient.
(929) 531-6947 View (929) 531-6947
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Denns Room psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the constant juggling act of life's demands? Do you find yourself weighed down by feelings of depression and anxiety, unsure of where to turn for support? If so, you're not alone, and help is available. Life can often feel like a precarious balancing act, with the demands of work, relationships, and personal responsibilities pulling us in countless directions. In the midst of this chaos, it's all too easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and uncertain about how to move forward. However, you don't have to face these challenges alone.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the constant juggling act of life's demands? Do you find yourself weighed down by feelings of depression and anxiety, unsure of where to turn for support? If so, you're not alone, and help is available. Life can often feel like a precarious balancing act, with the demands of work, relationships, and personal responsibilities pulling us in countless directions. In the midst of this chaos, it's all too easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and uncertain about how to move forward. However, you don't have to face these challenges alone.
(929) 368-5895 View (929) 368-5895
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Healthy Minds NYC | Lanre Dokun, MD
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10002
ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE. Feeling anxious or depressed? Dr. Lanre Dokun is an Ivy League-educated physician who can help you today. He received his BA from Brown University and his MD from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. As a New York native, he is dedicated to providing care that meets the unique needs of working professionals striving for health in this high pressure, high stakes environment. He utilizes psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) and medication management to treat anxiety and depression as well as their impact on clients’ careers and personal lives.
ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE. Feeling anxious or depressed? Dr. Lanre Dokun is an Ivy League-educated physician who can help you today. He received his BA from Brown University and his MD from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. As a New York native, he is dedicated to providing care that meets the unique needs of working professionals striving for health in this high pressure, high stakes environment. He utilizes psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) and medication management to treat anxiety and depression as well as their impact on clients’ careers and personal lives.
(929) 223-4484 View (929) 223-4484
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Cara Gouldey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10002
The best psychiatric care is tailored to an individual's unique needs, understood through the context of their environment, relationships, and lived experience. With this foundation, I work with patients to identify and achieve their mental health and wellness goals. I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of direct patient care experience in a diversity of roles, including diagnosing and treating mental health disorders in group practice, community settings, and via telehealth. I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adults, adolescents, and school-aged children.
The best psychiatric care is tailored to an individual's unique needs, understood through the context of their environment, relationships, and lived experience. With this foundation, I work with patients to identify and achieve their mental health and wellness goals. I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of direct patient care experience in a diversity of roles, including diagnosing and treating mental health disorders in group practice, community settings, and via telehealth. I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adults, adolescents, and school-aged children.
(484) 207-6269 View (484) 207-6269

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 10002

30+

Average cost per session

$275

Psychiatrists in 10002 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
82% Medication Management
73% ADHD
67% Trauma and PTSD
64% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
61% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% Aetna
78% Oxford
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 10002 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 10002?

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.