Psychiatrists in 10065

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Michael B. Grody
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
New York, NY 10065
I am a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with expertise in psychotherapy as well as medication evaluations and management. I take an empathic, nonjudgmental approach and often work with children, adolescents and adults to help navigate school, career, family and relationship issues. Contact me to schedule a time to meet for a consultation.
I am a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with expertise in psychotherapy as well as medication evaluations and management. I take an empathic, nonjudgmental approach and often work with children, adolescents and adults to help navigate school, career, family and relationship issues. Contact me to schedule a time to meet for a consultation.
(646) 553-4114 View (646) 553-4114
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Omar A Khan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
New York, NY 10065
Not accepting new clients
I work with patients struggling through a wide range of life-stressors and types of psychological distress. Whether addressing new symptoms, or long-standing patterns, my approach encourages curiosity, openness and expression in order to understand these experiences in their larger context. It is this process of co-discovery that allows for sustained change and self-acceptance.
I work with patients struggling through a wide range of life-stressors and types of psychological distress. Whether addressing new symptoms, or long-standing patterns, my approach encourages curiosity, openness and expression in order to understand these experiences in their larger context. It is this process of co-discovery that allows for sustained change and self-acceptance.
(347) 286-4825 View (347) 286-4825
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Dr. Justin Rossi
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified pediatric and adult psychiatrist trained at Columbia, Cornell, and UCSF and educated at Harvard and the University of Florida. I offer medication management and psychotherapy to treat a range of mental-health concerns, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety. My goal is to provide care that is holistic, personalized, and informed by the most up-to-date clinical research. My background as a PhD-level neuroscientist helps me incorporate the most current scientific evidence into your treatment. I am licensed in New York, Florida, and California.
I am a board-certified pediatric and adult psychiatrist trained at Columbia, Cornell, and UCSF and educated at Harvard and the University of Florida. I offer medication management and psychotherapy to treat a range of mental-health concerns, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety. My goal is to provide care that is holistic, personalized, and informed by the most up-to-date clinical research. My background as a PhD-level neuroscientist helps me incorporate the most current scientific evidence into your treatment. I am licensed in New York, Florida, and California.
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Jeffrey Daly
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
New York, NY 10065
After completing residency in adult psychiatry at Brown University, Dr. Daly graduated from a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Harvard University. He brings to this practice 23 years of extensive clinical and educational training experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Daly prides himself on providing individualized, compassionate, state of the art care based on a biopsychosocial model. He offers diagnostic evaluations and, when indicated, the latest, safest, and most effective psychopharmacologic interventions, being sure medications are combined with the most appropriate talk therapies.
After completing residency in adult psychiatry at Brown University, Dr. Daly graduated from a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Harvard University. He brings to this practice 23 years of extensive clinical and educational training experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Daly prides himself on providing individualized, compassionate, state of the art care based on a biopsychosocial model. He offers diagnostic evaluations and, when indicated, the latest, safest, and most effective psychopharmacologic interventions, being sure medications are combined with the most appropriate talk therapies.
(917) 982-2076 View (917) 982-2076
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Jordana Michele Cotton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, PMHCNS
Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10065
I am a Doctoral trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 20+ years of health care experience and 16 years of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy expertise. I received my Doctorate and Master’s degrees from the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) IHP in Boston. I provide a safe environment and partnership with my clients. I customize pharmaceutical and therapy solutions based on individual needs.
I am a Doctoral trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 20+ years of health care experience and 16 years of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy expertise. I received my Doctorate and Master’s degrees from the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) IHP in Boston. I provide a safe environment and partnership with my clients. I customize pharmaceutical and therapy solutions based on individual needs.
(516) 701-3021 View (516) 701-3021
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Park East NP Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
New York, NY 10065
Hello! My name is Ilana Khononov and I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have extensive experience working in the mental health field, treating clients of all ages and backgrounds. I have experience in working with clients who suffer from a range of diagnoses including anxiety, depression, behavioral disturbance, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, ADHD, and PTSD.
Hello! My name is Ilana Khononov and I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have extensive experience working in the mental health field, treating clients of all ages and backgrounds. I have experience in working with clients who suffer from a range of diagnoses including anxiety, depression, behavioral disturbance, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders, ADHD, and PTSD.
(212) 941-2797 View (212) 941-2797
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Dr. Shawn Faust
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
Dr. Shawn Faust, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a distinguished Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings a unique and patient-centric approach to the field of mental health. His philosophy centers around the belief that individuals are experts in their own experiences, and collaboration between the patient and their mental health provider is essential for effective and personalized treatment. He believes that informed patients are better equipped to navigate their unique mental health challenges. Thus, treatment with Dr. Faust often involves teaching patients about their diagnosis and discussing the pros and cons of various treatment options.
Dr. Shawn Faust, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a distinguished Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings a unique and patient-centric approach to the field of mental health. His philosophy centers around the belief that individuals are experts in their own experiences, and collaboration between the patient and their mental health provider is essential for effective and personalized treatment. He believes that informed patients are better equipped to navigate their unique mental health challenges. Thus, treatment with Dr. Faust often involves teaching patients about their diagnosis and discussing the pros and cons of various treatment options.
(336) 515-1193 View (336) 515-1193
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Daniel Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
I am offering therapy and medication management through video and/or phone. Keeping a diary can help during this confined time. I have been Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for over 20 years. I graduated from medical school in Paris and completed my psychiatry residency at Yale University. I joined the faculty at Yale University, and then at NYU until 2011. I have been Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College since 2011. I had been Unit Chief at NewYork Presbyterian for more than 10 years since 2011. I am fluent in English, French, and Hebrew.
I am offering therapy and medication management through video and/or phone. Keeping a diary can help during this confined time. I have been Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for over 20 years. I graduated from medical school in Paris and completed my psychiatry residency at Yale University. I joined the faculty at Yale University, and then at NYU until 2011. I have been Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College since 2011. I had been Unit Chief at NewYork Presbyterian for more than 10 years since 2011. I am fluent in English, French, and Hebrew.
(646) 907-6066 View (646) 907-6066
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Gordon Jay Strauss, M.D.
Psychiatrist
Verified
New York, NY 10065
In private practice for 20 years, I treat both simple and complex psychiatric conditions with medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy) or both. Typically, the first appointment lasts 60 minutes, at which time we'll determine a plan of care. Once you schedule an appointment, I'll contact you right away to answer your questions.
In private practice for 20 years, I treat both simple and complex psychiatric conditions with medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy) or both. Typically, the first appointment lasts 60 minutes, at which time we'll determine a plan of care. Once you schedule an appointment, I'll contact you right away to answer your questions.
(212) 831-4140 View (212) 831-4140
Catherine Nwora
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP, APRN
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
Catherine Nwora is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Arkansas Tech University and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Post-Masters specializing in psychiatry. With 6 years with a psychiatric nurse experience and 2 years with an FNP experience, she has treated patients with acute and chronic depression, anxiety and panic, ADHD, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and psychosis, among others.
Catherine Nwora is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Arkansas Tech University and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Post-Masters specializing in psychiatry. With 6 years with a psychiatric nurse experience and 2 years with an FNP experience, she has treated patients with acute and chronic depression, anxiety and panic, ADHD, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and psychosis, among others.
(646) 798-6267 View (646) 798-6267
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Dr. Jennifer Okwerekwu
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
Female-first psychiatric care. If you’re navigating a new season of life—trying to conceive, pregnancy, or perimenopause—or looking for support with treatment of a specific condition such as PMS or PMDD, PCOS, ADHD, depression, or anxiety, I want to offer you the expertise, compassion, and genuine care you deserve. I am a Harvard-trained and board-certified psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. I take a conservative approach to medication, taking the time to listen to you and help you make empowered decisions about your mental health.
Female-first psychiatric care. If you’re navigating a new season of life—trying to conceive, pregnancy, or perimenopause—or looking for support with treatment of a specific condition such as PMS or PMDD, PCOS, ADHD, depression, or anxiety, I want to offer you the expertise, compassion, and genuine care you deserve. I am a Harvard-trained and board-certified psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. I take a conservative approach to medication, taking the time to listen to you and help you make empowered decisions about your mental health.
(518) 559-0784 View (518) 559-0784
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Louis T Joseph
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
New York, NY 10065
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Opensea.institute for appointments. Perhaps you might ask yourself if you’ve reached a precipice— a point in your life where you know need to make a change. Perhaps, you’re realizing that living your life without an appreciable feeling of balance and fulfillment is no longer something you’re willing to do? At Open Sea Institute, Dr. Joseph offers clients the opportunity to co-create the changes they are seeking in their lives. When you partner with Dr. Joseph, you will develop a clear vision of your truest potential while learning how to work through and remove the steady stream of obstacles that we all must encounter in our lives.
(561) 708-4382 View (561) 708-4382
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Emmanuel Adjin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
A key component of growth and development is to gain control and mastery in areas we find challenging. And sometimes, disruption in one’s mental health can get in the way of acquiring such mastery. Seeking help to improve your mental wellbeing is what can make the difference.
A key component of growth and development is to gain control and mastery in areas we find challenging. And sometimes, disruption in one’s mental health can get in the way of acquiring such mastery. Seeking help to improve your mental wellbeing is what can make the difference.
(973) 310-5791 View (973) 310-5791
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Frantz Lubin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
I am an experiences, board certified psychiatrist specializing in the medication management of psychiatric conditions. I treat adults for a wide range of psychiatric conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, schizophrenia, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and attention deficit disorder, and more. With experience and extensive training in psychotherapy, medication management, and community psychiatry I have an integrated perspective giving equal attention to the different influences in a person's life that can lead to psychiatric symptoms.
I am an experiences, board certified psychiatrist specializing in the medication management of psychiatric conditions. I treat adults for a wide range of psychiatric conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, schizophrenia, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and attention deficit disorder, and more. With experience and extensive training in psychotherapy, medication management, and community psychiatry I have an integrated perspective giving equal attention to the different influences in a person's life that can lead to psychiatric symptoms.
(718) 684-9618 View (718) 684-9618
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Emily Steinberg
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10065  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in the treatment of mood, anxiety, attention, and eating disorders in adults. I take a patient-centered approach to treatment, offering psychopharmacology and an array of specialized psychotherapeutic techniques. My goal is primarily to work with individuals to develop treatment plans that are comfortable and effective over the long term. I often work closely with other clinicians as well, to provide a team-based approach to treatment. I currently serve as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai. I have done additional training at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in the treatment of mood, anxiety, attention, and eating disorders in adults. I take a patient-centered approach to treatment, offering psychopharmacology and an array of specialized psychotherapeutic techniques. My goal is primarily to work with individuals to develop treatment plans that are comfortable and effective over the long term. I often work closely with other clinicians as well, to provide a team-based approach to treatment. I currently serve as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai. I have done additional training at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
(646) 430-9938 View (646) 430-9938
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Michele Campione
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
New York, NY 10065
I am a psychopharmacologist who specializes in the psychiatric treatment of adults with medication management. I attended New York University Medical School and NYU Psychiatry Residency. I have had the honor of being Unit Chief of the Inpatient Psychiatric Services at Elmhurst Hospital. I have also been the Associate Director and the Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Room at the Mount Sinai Hospital. I have been an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Hospital since 2000 where I teach residents and medical students. I am Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1998.
I am a psychopharmacologist who specializes in the psychiatric treatment of adults with medication management. I attended New York University Medical School and NYU Psychiatry Residency. I have had the honor of being Unit Chief of the Inpatient Psychiatric Services at Elmhurst Hospital. I have also been the Associate Director and the Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Room at the Mount Sinai Hospital. I have been an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Hospital since 2000 where I teach residents and medical students. I am Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1998.
(646) 846-0968 View (646) 846-0968
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Daphna Shiffeldrim
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified
New York, NY 10065
My interests in working in psychiatry started very early. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age. Living with a chronic condition has taught me about the intimate connection between mind and body and the power of one to influence the other. I am a board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. In every stage of my training, I sought to deepen my understanding of this connection, and develop skills to help patients maintain a balance between the two. I specialize in treating children with chronic medical conditions; particularly type 1 diabetes, but also many other conditions.
My interests in working in psychiatry started very early. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age. Living with a chronic condition has taught me about the intimate connection between mind and body and the power of one to influence the other. I am a board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. In every stage of my training, I sought to deepen my understanding of this connection, and develop skills to help patients maintain a balance between the two. I specialize in treating children with chronic medical conditions; particularly type 1 diabetes, but also many other conditions.
(929) 236-9964 View (929) 236-9964
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Michelle Tricamo
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
New York, NY 10065
I am a board certified adult, child & adolescent psychiatrist specializing in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders with an expertise in psychotherapy. I believe thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that cause conflicts in our lives can be identified and processed using a variety of techniques and methods. I aim to create a partnership with my patients and a safe environment to explore and develop insightful understanding which might help relieve these issues and bring comfort to patients' lives. Through empathy, patience, active listening and diligent research, I believe my patient's desired goals can be achieved.
I am a board certified adult, child & adolescent psychiatrist specializing in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders with an expertise in psychotherapy. I believe thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that cause conflicts in our lives can be identified and processed using a variety of techniques and methods. I aim to create a partnership with my patients and a safe environment to explore and develop insightful understanding which might help relieve these issues and bring comfort to patients' lives. Through empathy, patience, active listening and diligent research, I believe my patient's desired goals can be achieved.
(646) 681-7357 View (646) 681-7357
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Maria Master
Psychiatrist, MD, JD
Verified
New York, NY 10065
As a Columbia/Cornell educated psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I provide state of the art psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy, and medication management. My goal is to meaningfully enhance the happiness and well-being of each one of my patients. I believe that true emotional health is more than the absence of illness, and includes a sense of optimism and enjoyment in relationships, work/school, and self image.
As a Columbia/Cornell educated psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I provide state of the art psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy, and medication management. My goal is to meaningfully enhance the happiness and well-being of each one of my patients. I believe that true emotional health is more than the absence of illness, and includes a sense of optimism and enjoyment in relationships, work/school, and self image.
(646) 699-3914 View (646) 699-3914
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Samoon Ahmad, MD; Integrative Center for Wellness
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
New York, NY 10065
Hippocrates stated: "it is more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has". Each individual presents unique issues that require tailored, collaborative treatment. A practicing physician for over thirty years, I have dedicated my life to helping individuals balance their mental and physical well-being. My practice and Integrative Center for Wellness focus on incorporating psychiatric treatments with nutritional therapies to calibrate balance between mind and body. With expertise in bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, stuttering and weight management, among others.
Hippocrates stated: "it is more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has". Each individual presents unique issues that require tailored, collaborative treatment. A practicing physician for over thirty years, I have dedicated my life to helping individuals balance their mental and physical well-being. My practice and Integrative Center for Wellness focus on incorporating psychiatric treatments with nutritional therapies to calibrate balance between mind and body. With expertise in bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, stuttering and weight management, among others.
(646) 233-0306 View (646) 233-0306

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 10065

30+

Average cost per session

$400

Psychiatrists in 10065 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
86% Medication Management
81% ADHD
73% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in 10065 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 10065?

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.