Psychiatrists in 21201

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NP On Call, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
NP On Call offers medication management and therapy to address mental disorders including substance abuse. Our practice is made up of psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health therapists, and Family Nurse Practitioners.
NP On Call offers medication management and therapy to address mental disorders including substance abuse. Our practice is made up of psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health therapists, and Family Nurse Practitioners.
(667) 200-2898 View (667) 200-2898
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Charlotte Nwogwugwu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DrPH, MPH MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
As a seasoned mental health professional, I am dedicated to providing exceptional care to clients grappling with burnout, anxiety, performance anxiety, and depression. My practice is grounded in the belief that true healing and wellness encompass both the mind and the body. Therefore, I offer a unique, integrative approach that blends advanced holistic strategies with traditional psychiatric methods. I employ a treatment models that includes functional nutrition, laboratory testing, ensuring a deep understanding of your unique physiological makeup, mind-body practices and the cultivation of healthy lifestyle habits.
As a seasoned mental health professional, I am dedicated to providing exceptional care to clients grappling with burnout, anxiety, performance anxiety, and depression. My practice is grounded in the belief that true healing and wellness encompass both the mind and the body. Therefore, I offer a unique, integrative approach that blends advanced holistic strategies with traditional psychiatric methods. I employ a treatment models that includes functional nutrition, laboratory testing, ensuring a deep understanding of your unique physiological makeup, mind-body practices and the cultivation of healthy lifestyle habits.
(443) 393-7502 View (443) 393-7502
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Gabrielle Riley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Taking the time and effort to seek treatment is the first step to feeling better, and I recognize what an enormous feat this is for people. I see patients in person at 516 N. Charles St. suite 305 Balt. MD 21201 M-F. Virtual appointments are also available daily, and some weekends on a case by case baisis. I assist and guide people to self-empowerment and self-actualization to improve their health and well-being. I meet people where they are, with compassion and respect, and I see patients from 5-105. No one is too young or too old to receive care.
Taking the time and effort to seek treatment is the first step to feeling better, and I recognize what an enormous feat this is for people. I see patients in person at 516 N. Charles St. suite 305 Balt. MD 21201 M-F. Virtual appointments are also available daily, and some weekends on a case by case baisis. I assist and guide people to self-empowerment and self-actualization to improve their health and well-being. I meet people where they are, with compassion and respect, and I see patients from 5-105. No one is too young or too old to receive care.
(410) 431-1656 View (410) 431-1656
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Habtamu Tigabu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
It will be my mission as a psychiatric nurse practitioner to support and stand up for patients who find it difficult to be heard and understood, as well as to compassionately and empathetically manage their care. I have a certain set of abilities that have fueled my desire to help people who are most in need. I am devoted to helping those in need, and I am willing to provide my service or expertise in that regard.
It will be my mission as a psychiatric nurse practitioner to support and stand up for patients who find it difficult to be heard and understood, as well as to compassionately and empathetically manage their care. I have a certain set of abilities that have fueled my desire to help people who are most in need. I am devoted to helping those in need, and I am willing to provide my service or expertise in that regard.
(443) 331-5967 View (443) 331-5967
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Amarachi Uzosike
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
I am a dual-certified primary care and psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in medication management for adults and children. I incorporate clinical knowledge and best evidence to formulate appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans for patients. My patient-centered approach and appreciation of the link between physical and mental health enable me to work effectively with patients to achieve progress. I strive to be open-minded, empowering, and solution-oriented. I consider a patient's symptoms, goals, strengths, and best evidence throughout the patient care process.
I am a dual-certified primary care and psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in medication management for adults and children. I incorporate clinical knowledge and best evidence to formulate appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans for patients. My patient-centered approach and appreciation of the link between physical and mental health enable me to work effectively with patients to achieve progress. I strive to be open-minded, empowering, and solution-oriented. I consider a patient's symptoms, goals, strengths, and best evidence throughout the patient care process.
(443) 960-7306 View (443) 960-7306
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Mental Health Baltimore, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
Look no further you have found a provider that cares for the whole person. If you would like to become a new patient visit me on the web! Click become a patient and complete the new patient demographic form. This form is automatically emailed to me, and I will respond by email with the next steps
Look no further you have found a provider that cares for the whole person. If you would like to become a new patient visit me on the web! Click become a patient and complete the new patient demographic form. This form is automatically emailed to me, and I will respond by email with the next steps
(410) 904-6496 View (410) 904-6496
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Exhale, Baltimore
Psychiatric Nurse, MS, CRNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Leslie Poff is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in providing medication management for individuals in a wide variety of settings, from hospitals and prisons to private offices and churches. Her diagnostic skills and prescriptive privileges enable her to treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders including but not limited to anxiety, depressive, psychotic, co-occurring and bipolar disorders, ADHD, substance abuse and dependence. Clients who may need psychotropic medication receive education and safe prescription of such medication.
Leslie Poff is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in providing medication management for individuals in a wide variety of settings, from hospitals and prisons to private offices and churches. Her diagnostic skills and prescriptive privileges enable her to treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders including but not limited to anxiety, depressive, psychotic, co-occurring and bipolar disorders, ADHD, substance abuse and dependence. Clients who may need psychotropic medication receive education and safe prescription of such medication.
(443) 380-2729 View (443) 380-2729
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Jessica Page Sullivan
Psychiatric Nurse, MS, CRNP
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
Jessica Page, MS, CRNP-PMH is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the treatment both children and adults. She uses a recovery based approach to empower resilience and improve mental wellness. Jessica began her career as a psychiatric nurse on the adult inpatient psychiatric unit. She has experience working with a wide variety of adults, each with their own unique stressors and strengths. Her experience includes people with severe mental illness as well as those struggling with substance abuse. Jessica has gained training and experience working with children and families, as well as adolescents and adults.
Jessica Page, MS, CRNP-PMH is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the treatment both children and adults. She uses a recovery based approach to empower resilience and improve mental wellness. Jessica began her career as a psychiatric nurse on the adult inpatient psychiatric unit. She has experience working with a wide variety of adults, each with their own unique stressors and strengths. Her experience includes people with severe mental illness as well as those struggling with substance abuse. Jessica has gained training and experience working with children and families, as well as adolescents and adults.
(443) 492-2146 View (443) 492-2146
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Inspiring Healing Minds, Inc.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience in understanding how physical and psychological illness affect the mind and body. I have learned that no one treatment is always effective for every person and any one ailment. My focus is holistic and I welcome natural treatments that have proven to be effective in providing relief as well as pharmacologic treatments. I truly believe the best outcome and optimal level of wellness is achieved when the patient can concurrently participate in therapy and is an active participant in their mental health treatment.
I have extensive experience in understanding how physical and psychological illness affect the mind and body. I have learned that no one treatment is always effective for every person and any one ailment. My focus is holistic and I welcome natural treatments that have proven to be effective in providing relief as well as pharmacologic treatments. I truly believe the best outcome and optimal level of wellness is achieved when the patient can concurrently participate in therapy and is an active participant in their mental health treatment.
(443) 241-6351 View (443) 241-6351
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Alpha Recovery HealthCare Services Inc.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMH-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
At Alpha Recovery Healthcare Service Inc., we focus on promoting mental health recovery through patients' assessments, diagnosis, disease prevention, and medication management. Our psychiatric consultations are tailored to provide compassionate, holistic, thorough, and competent treatments aimed to improve individualized patients' mental health recovery, and the overall sense of well-being of our patients in a confidential, friendly, and therapeutic consulting environment.
At Alpha Recovery Healthcare Service Inc., we focus on promoting mental health recovery through patients' assessments, diagnosis, disease prevention, and medication management. Our psychiatric consultations are tailored to provide compassionate, holistic, thorough, and competent treatments aimed to improve individualized patients' mental health recovery, and the overall sense of well-being of our patients in a confidential, friendly, and therapeutic consulting environment.
(443) 501-2686 View (443) 501-2686
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A&E HS Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
Welcome to A&E Healthcare Services where your needs are our top priority! We are an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic located right in the heart of Baltimore City, Maryland. Our OMHC takes a multi-disciplinary team approach to assist the patient in resolving various issues in their behavioral and mental health. AEHS provides intake and assessment, individual, family, couples, and group therapy, as well as referral and medication management services. We strive to empower and support adults, children, and their families with quality services that will enhance their lives for the better.
Welcome to A&E Healthcare Services where your needs are our top priority! We are an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic located right in the heart of Baltimore City, Maryland. Our OMHC takes a multi-disciplinary team approach to assist the patient in resolving various issues in their behavioral and mental health. AEHS provides intake and assessment, individual, family, couples, and group therapy, as well as referral and medication management services. We strive to empower and support adults, children, and their families with quality services that will enhance their lives for the better.
(443) 464-2487 View (443) 464-2487
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Kimberly White
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
I have experience working with a broad range of mental health disorders and enjoy helping those with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and problems with adjustments or transitions and trauma. I enjoy caring for both adults, and children.
I have experience working with a broad range of mental health disorders and enjoy helping those with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and problems with adjustments or transitions and trauma. I enjoy caring for both adults, and children.
(667) 220-6138 View (667) 220-6138
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Breakthrough Behavioral Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
At Breakthrough Behavioral Health Services, we’re committed to providing you with the most exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. Since the beginning of our practice, we have had the philosophy that our patients come first, insurance issues come second. No matter why you’re visiting us, we provide comprehensive and excellent care. Find out more about our provider and let us take care of you.
At Breakthrough Behavioral Health Services, we’re committed to providing you with the most exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. Since the beginning of our practice, we have had the philosophy that our patients come first, insurance issues come second. No matter why you’re visiting us, we provide comprehensive and excellent care. Find out more about our provider and let us take care of you.
(240) 332-1976 View (240) 332-1976
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Chika Okonkwo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMNHP
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
Our specialities include Mood disorder, Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, Personality Disorder, Psychotic Disorder, Eating Disorder,Traumatic related Disorder ,Substance Disorder and so on.
Our specialities include Mood disorder, Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, Personality Disorder, Psychotic Disorder, Eating Disorder,Traumatic related Disorder ,Substance Disorder and so on.
(410) 237-7593 View (410) 237-7593
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Vigor Integrative Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, CMHIMP
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
At Vigor Integrative Wellness (VIW), we believe in Bio individuality, the idea that there's no one-size-fits-all. We recognize that many interrelated factors, such as genetic makeup, life decisions, relationships, nutrition, environment, and more, influence an individual's health. VIW uses an integrative approach by combining conventional medical treatments with complementary and alternative therapies. Services include psychiatric assessment, medication management, psychotherapy, genetic testing, psychological testing, supplementation, and wellness groups. Request an assessment at www.vigorintegrative.com
At Vigor Integrative Wellness (VIW), we believe in Bio individuality, the idea that there's no one-size-fits-all. We recognize that many interrelated factors, such as genetic makeup, life decisions, relationships, nutrition, environment, and more, influence an individual's health. VIW uses an integrative approach by combining conventional medical treatments with complementary and alternative therapies. Services include psychiatric assessment, medication management, psychotherapy, genetic testing, psychological testing, supplementation, and wellness groups. Request an assessment at www.vigorintegrative.com
(240) 869-6520 View (240) 869-6520
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Mettle Works
Psychiatrist, LCPC, MD, LICSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
Mettle Works Behavioral Health is a full service Mental Health Clinic. We are staffed with a bi-lingual experienced psychiatrist as well as a group of capable and compassionate clinicians. We offer Supported Employment and Community Integration Services. We also offer work based learning experiences to youth ages 14-22. We are excited to serve our community! Call us today for a consultation.
Mettle Works Behavioral Health is a full service Mental Health Clinic. We are staffed with a bi-lingual experienced psychiatrist as well as a group of capable and compassionate clinicians. We offer Supported Employment and Community Integration Services. We also offer work based learning experiences to youth ages 14-22. We are excited to serve our community! Call us today for a consultation.
(240) 334-6118 View (240) 334-6118
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Awaken Telepsychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
At Awaken Telepsychiatry, mental wellness is a personal journey, and we’re here to help you navigate that journey with compassion, support, and personalized care. Our telepsychiatry services provide an integrative approach to mental health care that nurtures the entire person. We embrace holistic wellness at our core. We take a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating alternative therapies into your treatment plan. We aim to help you achieve balance and well-being that encompasses your mind, body, and soul. We recognize that mental health issues are overwhelming and isolating.
At Awaken Telepsychiatry, mental wellness is a personal journey, and we’re here to help you navigate that journey with compassion, support, and personalized care. Our telepsychiatry services provide an integrative approach to mental health care that nurtures the entire person. We embrace holistic wellness at our core. We take a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating alternative therapies into your treatment plan. We aim to help you achieve balance and well-being that encompasses your mind, body, and soul. We recognize that mental health issues are overwhelming and isolating.
(833) 552-7149 View (833) 552-7149
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Janice L Miller
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201
You are not alone in the face of multiple or severe stressors in your life. No PhD psychologist or social worker in the state of Maryland is allowed to prescribe medications to help such conditions as stress, depression, anxiety, Bipolar, OCD, ADHD, and multiple other conditions which even your Internist or OB/Gyn are not adequately trained to diagnose and treat. I sometimes will do psychotherapy and medication management myself or alternatively I am happy to work collaberatively with a psychotherapist you may already have.
You are not alone in the face of multiple or severe stressors in your life. No PhD psychologist or social worker in the state of Maryland is allowed to prescribe medications to help such conditions as stress, depression, anxiety, Bipolar, OCD, ADHD, and multiple other conditions which even your Internist or OB/Gyn are not adequately trained to diagnose and treat. I sometimes will do psychotherapy and medication management myself or alternatively I am happy to work collaberatively with a psychotherapist you may already have.
(410) 484-2447 View (410) 484-2447
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Dr. Lisa Swords
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
I am a doctoral-prepared, board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who works with children/adolescents/adults with mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse and a variety of other diagnoses. I strive to empower individuals to reach their goals and highest potential. With the development of an individualized treatment plan, I prescribe medications along with providing psychotherapy in my private practice located in Hunt Valley, MD. PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL ONLY (NOT PHONE) SO THAT I MAY ASSIST YOU IN SCHEDULING A NEW PATIENT APPT WITH ME. I ACCEPT THE INSURANCES LISTED BELOW. THANK YOU
I am a doctoral-prepared, board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who works with children/adolescents/adults with mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse and a variety of other diagnoses. I strive to empower individuals to reach their goals and highest potential. With the development of an individualized treatment plan, I prescribe medications along with providing psychotherapy in my private practice located in Hunt Valley, MD. PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL ONLY (NOT PHONE) SO THAT I MAY ASSIST YOU IN SCHEDULING A NEW PATIENT APPT WITH ME. I ACCEPT THE INSURANCES LISTED BELOW. THANK YOU
(410) 695-6915 View (410) 695-6915
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Alfred W Forrester
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201
Most of my clinical time is spent in assessing patients, making pharmacologic recommendations in the management of major psychiatric disorders, and providing follow-up medication management. Areas of interest include the management of affective disorders - major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders, PTSD and OCD; adult ADHD; the interface of major medical illness and psychiatric response; and a variety of adjustment disorders resulting from lifestyle issues. I also have experience in the management of substance use disorders and am the Medical Director of a nationally acclaimed addiction program in Towson.
Most of my clinical time is spent in assessing patients, making pharmacologic recommendations in the management of major psychiatric disorders, and providing follow-up medication management. Areas of interest include the management of affective disorders - major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders, PTSD and OCD; adult ADHD; the interface of major medical illness and psychiatric response; and a variety of adjustment disorders resulting from lifestyle issues. I also have experience in the management of substance use disorders and am the Medical Director of a nationally acclaimed addiction program in Towson.
(410) 970-0546 View (410) 970-0546

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Number of Psychiatrists in 21201

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Psychiatrists in 21201 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
96% Depression
93% Bipolar Disorder
81% ADHD
81% Medication Management
78% Trauma and PTSD
72% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 21201 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 21201?

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.