Psychiatrists in 11743

Photo of Amee Kishor Shah, MD, Psychiatrist
Amee Kishor Shah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Huntington, NY 11743
I have spent several years working with adults from ages 16 to 70. Several of my patients are going through difficult transitions and have experienced anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and ADHD. I use a multidisciplinary approach if appropriate, and often times will do weekly therapy in addition to medication management.
I have spent several years working with adults from ages 16 to 70. Several of my patients are going through difficult transitions and have experienced anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and ADHD. I use a multidisciplinary approach if appropriate, and often times will do weekly therapy in addition to medication management.
(631) 683-3527 View (631) 683-3527
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Jennifer Regeer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, BC
Verified Verified
Huntington, NY 11743
I am committed to supporting people in their journey to overcome childhood wounds and patterns and create fulfillment in their adult lives. I welcome working with all people helping to explore and affect meaningful change in their lives. I have most experience working with people suffering from anxiety, mood disorders, depression, relationship problems and/or addictions. However, I welcome all and look forward to collaborating with you to achieve optimal health and growth.
I am committed to supporting people in their journey to overcome childhood wounds and patterns and create fulfillment in their adult lives. I welcome working with all people helping to explore and affect meaningful change in their lives. I have most experience working with people suffering from anxiety, mood disorders, depression, relationship problems and/or addictions. However, I welcome all and look forward to collaborating with you to achieve optimal health and growth.
(631) 201-5793 View (631) 201-5793
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MYM Child & Adult Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743  (Online Only)
Our Goal is to find the right balance between your need for appropriate therapeutic interventions and safe medication management for struggles with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Mood Disturbances, Sleep Challenges, Obsessive-Compulsive, Trauma & Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Our Goal is to find the right balance between your need for appropriate therapeutic interventions and safe medication management for struggles with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Mood Disturbances, Sleep Challenges, Obsessive-Compulsive, Trauma & Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(516) 703-4436 View (516) 703-4436
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Lesley Rothschild
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, PMHNP , BC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is Board Certified to treat children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in psychopharmacology and my treatment philosophy centers on caring for the whole person as well as integrating holistic intervention’s when possible. I see patients between the ages of 5 and 65 years of age. Please note that I do not sub-specialize in geriatrics. Pharmacogenetic DNA testing via Genomind and GeneSight is available for appropriate patients.
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is Board Certified to treat children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in psychopharmacology and my treatment philosophy centers on caring for the whole person as well as integrating holistic intervention’s when possible. I see patients between the ages of 5 and 65 years of age. Please note that I do not sub-specialize in geriatrics. Pharmacogenetic DNA testing via Genomind and GeneSight is available for appropriate patients.
(516) 586-0133 View (516) 586-0133
Child & Adult Clinical Psychiatry NY & Deep TMS
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743
Aleksandra Krunic, MD, a top psychiatrist serving patients in Long Island and New York with a variety of advanced treatments for mental health disorders, is announcing new BrainsWay’s Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Aleksandra Krunic, MD, lead psychiatrist and founder of the practice, has been utilizing a similar helmet for the treatment of depression with great patient outcomes. Deep TMS has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for depression since 2013 and received approval for OCD in August of 2018.
Aleksandra Krunic, MD, a top psychiatrist serving patients in Long Island and New York with a variety of advanced treatments for mental health disorders, is announcing new BrainsWay’s Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Aleksandra Krunic, MD, lead psychiatrist and founder of the practice, has been utilizing a similar helmet for the treatment of depression with great patient outcomes. Deep TMS has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for depression since 2013 and received approval for OCD in August of 2018.
(631) 546-0436 x102 View (631) 546-0436 x102
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Claudine Jones-Bourne
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743  (Online Only)
Dr. Jones-Bourne was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she attended Johns Hopkins University. She received her doctorate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jones-Bourne completed her adult psychiatry training at Columbia University. She is currently an Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a Public Psychiatry Fellow at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry.
Dr. Jones-Bourne was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she attended Johns Hopkins University. She received her doctorate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jones-Bourne completed her adult psychiatry training at Columbia University. She is currently an Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a Public Psychiatry Fellow at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry.
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Dr. Jessica Cosgrove
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743
I am a board certified adult psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. I work solely with adult women ages 18 and above. I have specialized training and competency in treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder, pregnant and postpartum women, those experiencing infertility, as well as those experiencing difficulties around the transition to menopause.
I am a board certified adult psychiatrist specializing in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. I work solely with adult women ages 18 and above. I have specialized training and competency in treating premenstrual dysphoric disorder, pregnant and postpartum women, those experiencing infertility, as well as those experiencing difficulties around the transition to menopause.
(631) 502-4439 View (631) 502-4439
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Juliana Kanji
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Huntington, NY 11743
Juliana Kanji is a warm and friendly doctor specializing in child, adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatric care in Huntington, NY. She is fluent in both English and Hindi. Dr. Kanji achieved her doctorate degree from Khyber Medical College. She went on to complete her internship at Frankford Hospital and later her residency in psychiatry at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Kanji furthered her experience by completing a fellowship in forensic psychiatry followed by another fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry Dr. Kanji currently serves her patients full-time within a private practice she started in 1995
Juliana Kanji is a warm and friendly doctor specializing in child, adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatric care in Huntington, NY. She is fluent in both English and Hindi. Dr. Kanji achieved her doctorate degree from Khyber Medical College. She went on to complete her internship at Frankford Hospital and later her residency in psychiatry at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Kanji furthered her experience by completing a fellowship in forensic psychiatry followed by another fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry Dr. Kanji currently serves her patients full-time within a private practice she started in 1995
(516) 614-5523 View (516) 614-5523
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Lee Anne Nadell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC, MSN
Verified Verified
Huntington, NY 11743
I have spent years working with a range of clients all struggling with some aspect of their lives ranging from anxiety and stress to depression. These clients initially present feeling frustrated and powerless due to a seemingly outsized challenge but with the necessary treatment positive outcomes have come out of conflict and have served for opportunities for growth. Working in collaboration with quality therapists and using pharmacological treatment when appropriate the implications can be boosted self-esteem, untangled emotional dilemmas, support during grief or trauma, or the discovery of courage after a loss, divorce or illness
I have spent years working with a range of clients all struggling with some aspect of their lives ranging from anxiety and stress to depression. These clients initially present feeling frustrated and powerless due to a seemingly outsized challenge but with the necessary treatment positive outcomes have come out of conflict and have served for opportunities for growth. Working in collaboration with quality therapists and using pharmacological treatment when appropriate the implications can be boosted self-esteem, untangled emotional dilemmas, support during grief or trauma, or the discovery of courage after a loss, divorce or illness
(516) 266-2127 View (516) 266-2127
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North Shore TMS
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743
Not accepting new clients
I am accepting new patients for TMS therapy & Ketamine treatment with Spravato. I am not currently accepting new patients into my solo psychiatric or functional medicine practice. My approach to each patient is guided by my belief that each of us has a purpose in life's journey. I have been providing TMS since 2010 and have seen TMS change to lives of our patients, from adolescents to senior adults. I am committed to helping my patients fight their depression and reclaim their health.
I am accepting new patients for TMS therapy & Ketamine treatment with Spravato. I am not currently accepting new patients into my solo psychiatric or functional medicine practice. My approach to each patient is guided by my belief that each of us has a purpose in life's journey. I have been providing TMS since 2010 and have seen TMS change to lives of our patients, from adolescents to senior adults. I am committed to helping my patients fight their depression and reclaim their health.
(631) 485-4574 View (631) 485-4574
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Andrea Marie Zafonte
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, , PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Huntington, NY 11743
Individual psychotherapy and medication management for ages 17 and over. A A PMHNP must utilize theoretical, scientific and clinical knowledge to manage health and illness states. We assess a patient’s mental health and focus on health promotion and disease prevention. We are also responsible for diagnosing mental illness, interpreting data and facilitating treatment planning, including prescribing medication when needed. Acting as support for patients and their families. Each Patient will have their treatment tailored to your individual and medical needs based on evidence based practice best suited for you.
Individual psychotherapy and medication management for ages 17 and over. A A PMHNP must utilize theoretical, scientific and clinical knowledge to manage health and illness states. We assess a patient’s mental health and focus on health promotion and disease prevention. We are also responsible for diagnosing mental illness, interpreting data and facilitating treatment planning, including prescribing medication when needed. Acting as support for patients and their families. Each Patient will have their treatment tailored to your individual and medical needs based on evidence based practice best suited for you.
(516) 346-5817 View (516) 346-5817
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Long Island Mind
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Huntington, NY 11743
Finding a great psychiatrist can be difficult. Finding one that can see you soon can be even harder. Dr. Lynn provides compassionate and personalized care when you need it most. He strives to become a trusted partner in helping you achieve a life filled with joy and purpose. Dr. Lynn treats both adults and young adults, ages 14+ in a wide array of conditions, including depression, anxiety, panic, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, phobias, stress, sleep issues, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. He will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan consisting of therapy, lifestyle changes, and/or prescription medications.
Finding a great psychiatrist can be difficult. Finding one that can see you soon can be even harder. Dr. Lynn provides compassionate and personalized care when you need it most. He strives to become a trusted partner in helping you achieve a life filled with joy and purpose. Dr. Lynn treats both adults and young adults, ages 14+ in a wide array of conditions, including depression, anxiety, panic, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, phobias, stress, sleep issues, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. He will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan consisting of therapy, lifestyle changes, and/or prescription medications.
(516) 980-5728 View (516) 980-5728
Psychiatric & Psychotherapy Services
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, MS, NP
Verified Verified
Huntington, NY 11743
"The mission of my practice is to provide Person-Centered Care" and empower my clients with the knowledge and skills to achieve "their" desirable goals. I've had the satisfaction of seeing my clients achieve success and their lives changed through the shared partnership and treatment planning with me. Unlike the traditional mental health practitioner who focuses only on the problems or deficits, and dominates the treatment of decision making; I focus on my client's strengths, skill acquisition, quality-of-life, and choices. I like to talk to my clients. My clients feel they are heard and understood.
"The mission of my practice is to provide Person-Centered Care" and empower my clients with the knowledge and skills to achieve "their" desirable goals. I've had the satisfaction of seeing my clients achieve success and their lives changed through the shared partnership and treatment planning with me. Unlike the traditional mental health practitioner who focuses only on the problems or deficits, and dominates the treatment of decision making; I focus on my client's strengths, skill acquisition, quality-of-life, and choices. I like to talk to my clients. My clients feel they are heard and understood.
(631) 292-1868 View (631) 292-1868
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Stacy Crilly
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), who is Board Certified to treat the age span (Child, adolescents, adult) in all aspects of mental health care. I have over 20 years experience in Mental Health in all settings (inpatient/outpatient). My focus is psychopharmacological treatment (medication management). My role was founded on the nursing process and therapeutic relationship and include: educating patients and families; diagnosing, treating, and managing acute illness; providing psychotherapy; prescribing medication for acute and chronic illness; diagnosing, treating, and managing acute illnesses.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), who is Board Certified to treat the age span (Child, adolescents, adult) in all aspects of mental health care. I have over 20 years experience in Mental Health in all settings (inpatient/outpatient). My focus is psychopharmacological treatment (medication management). My role was founded on the nursing process and therapeutic relationship and include: educating patients and families; diagnosing, treating, and managing acute illness; providing psychotherapy; prescribing medication for acute and chronic illness; diagnosing, treating, and managing acute illnesses.
(631) 502-4595 View (631) 502-4595
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Empire Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Huntington, NY 11743  (Online Only)
Psychiatric practice specializing in medication management for the treatment of ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Insomnia, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, and Schizophrenia. Insurances Accepted, and now offering Tele-psychiatry in the New York, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island areas.
Psychiatric practice specializing in medication management for the treatment of ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Insomnia, OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, and Schizophrenia. Insurances Accepted, and now offering Tele-psychiatry in the New York, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island areas.
(516) 548-6427 View (516) 548-6427
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Bob Kalani
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Huntington, NY 11743
The mission of our practice is to provide Person-Centered Care and empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to achieve their desirable goals. We have had the satisfaction of seeing 100s of our clients achieve success and their lives changed through the shared partnership and treatment planning with us. Unlike the traditional mental health practitioner who focuses on only the problems or deficits and dominates the treatment decision making, we focus on client strengths, empowerment and choices, preventive, skill acquisition, quality-of-life. We like to talk to our clients, our clients feel they are heard and understood.
The mission of our practice is to provide Person-Centered Care and empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to achieve their desirable goals. We have had the satisfaction of seeing 100s of our clients achieve success and their lives changed through the shared partnership and treatment planning with us. Unlike the traditional mental health practitioner who focuses on only the problems or deficits and dominates the treatment decision making, we focus on client strengths, empowerment and choices, preventive, skill acquisition, quality-of-life. We like to talk to our clients, our clients feel they are heard and understood.
(631) 259-7014 View (631) 259-7014
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Long Island Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MBBS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743  (Online Only)
I am a board certified Psychiatrist practicing in Long Island, NY. I provide both office visits and telepsychiatry visits ( please visit my website at gaba.healthcare). I have trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, family and marital therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as medication management. Whatever your reasons for seeing a psychiatrist? whether you are suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, attention problems dysphoria or just wanting to perform better at work, I strongly believe that everyone has the potential to feel and be better, and everyone deserves optimal care.
I am a board certified Psychiatrist practicing in Long Island, NY. I provide both office visits and telepsychiatry visits ( please visit my website at gaba.healthcare). I have trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, family and marital therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as medication management. Whatever your reasons for seeing a psychiatrist? whether you are suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, attention problems dysphoria or just wanting to perform better at work, I strongly believe that everyone has the potential to feel and be better, and everyone deserves optimal care.
(631) 710-6319 View (631) 710-6319
Photo of Jessica Barofsky, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jessica Barofsky
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743  (Online Only)
I work together with clients and their families to understanding greater the underlying issues from which many psychiatric manifestations are stemming from, providing psychoeducation, and then picking the best suited, personalized treatment plan to address the specific needs of each client.
I work together with clients and their families to understanding greater the underlying issues from which many psychiatric manifestations are stemming from, providing psychoeducation, and then picking the best suited, personalized treatment plan to address the specific needs of each client.
(646) 619-8071 View (646) 619-8071
Photo of Megan B Resnick, PMHNP, BC, MSN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Megan B Resnick
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, MSN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntington, NY 11743
I work with adults ages 18 and older struggling with Anxiety, Panic disorder, ADHD, OCD, Depression, as well as, a several other psychiatric diagnoses. I offer concierge style of approach, my treatment plans are individual to your needs and treatment goals. I am open and supportive of a holistic approach to achieving wellness, with the options to utilize medication management when necessary. I will require a screening assessment prior to initial intake. I am an provider with CIGNA, OSCAR, BC/BS, AETNA, United Heath, Oxford ONLY. No community plans are accepted. Private pay is accepted.
I work with adults ages 18 and older struggling with Anxiety, Panic disorder, ADHD, OCD, Depression, as well as, a several other psychiatric diagnoses. I offer concierge style of approach, my treatment plans are individual to your needs and treatment goals. I am open and supportive of a holistic approach to achieving wellness, with the options to utilize medication management when necessary. I will require a screening assessment prior to initial intake. I am an provider with CIGNA, OSCAR, BC/BS, AETNA, United Heath, Oxford ONLY. No community plans are accepted. Private pay is accepted.
(631) 570-8530 View (631) 570-8530
Photo of Elisa Mattei, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Elisa Mattei
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Halesite, NY 11743
Elisa Mattei is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in New York with one year of experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from NYU, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Stonybrook University, and a Master of Nurse Practitioner from Molloy. Elisa believes it is important to listen and empathize. She offers services like Psychological Testing and Medication Management. In her spare time, Elisa enjoys reading and watching new shows.
Elisa Mattei is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in New York with one year of experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from NYU, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Stonybrook University, and a Master of Nurse Practitioner from Molloy. Elisa believes it is important to listen and empathize. She offers services like Psychological Testing and Medication Management. In her spare time, Elisa enjoys reading and watching new shows.
(631) 892-2704 View (631) 892-2704

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 11743

30+

Average cost per session

$300

Psychiatrists in 11743 who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
79% Medication Management
73% ADHD
67% Sleep or Insomnia
61% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 11743 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 11743?

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.