Psychiatrists in 32801

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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
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Patrick Sassoon
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
My approach is based on integrative psychiatry, which uses medications, therapy and complementary medicine to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. I address the combined impact of sleep, lifestyle, relationships, nutrition and chronic medical conditions on well-being, and use cutting edge tools like genetic testing to guide personalized treatment with medication and supplements. I consider the patient’s cultural background in my assessments and I can provide treatment in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. My goal is to help my patients create lasting changes and build vitality, resilience and purpose in life.
My approach is based on integrative psychiatry, which uses medications, therapy and complementary medicine to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. I address the combined impact of sleep, lifestyle, relationships, nutrition and chronic medical conditions on well-being, and use cutting edge tools like genetic testing to guide personalized treatment with medication and supplements. I consider the patient’s cultural background in my assessments and I can provide treatment in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. My goal is to help my patients create lasting changes and build vitality, resilience and purpose in life.
(321) 342-2775 View (321) 342-2775
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Susan Vazquez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
As a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I take exceptional pride in supporting my clients’ journeys toward identifying and achieving their mental health goals. I provide assistance to individuals who face life challenges, helping them understand issues related to past trauma and emphasizing the importance of developing coping mechanisms. My integrative approach combines medication management, herbal supplements, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes.
As a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I take exceptional pride in supporting my clients’ journeys toward identifying and achieving their mental health goals. I provide assistance to individuals who face life challenges, helping them understand issues related to past trauma and emphasizing the importance of developing coping mechanisms. My integrative approach combines medication management, herbal supplements, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes.
(321) 730-3284 View (321) 730-3284
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Bridgette Wilson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Bridgette Wilson began her nursing career working in critical care and pediatrics. This included working as a Critical Care Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the"¯Post Operative"¯Care Unit. Bridgette continued her nursing career while obtaining her advanced degree. She attended Florida International University where she received her"¯Masters"¯Degree in Nursing with a mental health specialization. She obtained her Board Certification shortly after graduation.
Bridgette Wilson began her nursing career working in critical care and pediatrics. This included working as a Critical Care Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the"¯Post Operative"¯Care Unit. Bridgette continued her nursing career while obtaining her advanced degree. She attended Florida International University where she received her"¯Masters"¯Degree in Nursing with a mental health specialization. She obtained her Board Certification shortly after graduation.
(407) 783-8680 View (407) 783-8680
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Marline Toussaint
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Hello there. Welcome and nice to meet you. My name is Marline, I am a co-founder of Patient's Choice Medical and Mental Healthcare. I'm a double board certified Nurse Practitioner, with specialties in Family/Primary-Care and Psychiatric-Mental health. What does that mean?
Hello there. Welcome and nice to meet you. My name is Marline, I am a co-founder of Patient's Choice Medical and Mental Healthcare. I'm a double board certified Nurse Practitioner, with specialties in Family/Primary-Care and Psychiatric-Mental health. What does that mean?
(321) 316-5081 View (321) 316-5081
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Lisa Babb
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Are you searching for a path to a more enriching life? Is the weight of anxiety a daily struggle for you? Whether it's challenges at home, work, or in your relationships, feeling overwhelmed can take a toll. If stability feels like a distant dream, consider this your personal invitation to Breakthrough HQ. Your emotions, concerns, and feelings matter, and you deserve a life filled with joy and contentment. At Breakthrough HQ, I am committed to a collaborative journey with you, providing a compassionate, understanding, and tailored approach. Let's work together to navigate the obstacles you're facing and rediscover a profound sense!
Are you searching for a path to a more enriching life? Is the weight of anxiety a daily struggle for you? Whether it's challenges at home, work, or in your relationships, feeling overwhelmed can take a toll. If stability feels like a distant dream, consider this your personal invitation to Breakthrough HQ. Your emotions, concerns, and feelings matter, and you deserve a life filled with joy and contentment. At Breakthrough HQ, I am committed to a collaborative journey with you, providing a compassionate, understanding, and tailored approach. Let's work together to navigate the obstacles you're facing and rediscover a profound sense!
(407) 602-6231 View (407) 602-6231
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
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Dr. Morgan Alexander
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
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Robin Belcher-Howard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Robin Belcher-Howard is a dual certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN) in Psychiatry and Family Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in Psychiatry and is licensed in the state of Florida, Georgia, Wyoming and Washington. Robin received her Master's degree in Nursing from Albany State University and Post Master’s in Psych Mental Health from Valdosta State University. She is committed to providing excellent care to patients of all ages 6 and up by being a patient advocate offering skills in medication administration and care implementation.
Robin Belcher-Howard is a dual certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN) in Psychiatry and Family Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in Psychiatry and is licensed in the state of Florida, Georgia, Wyoming and Washington. Robin received her Master's degree in Nursing from Albany State University and Post Master’s in Psych Mental Health from Valdosta State University. She is committed to providing excellent care to patients of all ages 6 and up by being a patient advocate offering skills in medication administration and care implementation.
(321) 340-6896 View (321) 340-6896
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Elizabeth Dawn Winkler-Rogers
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
I am interested in treating adults (18-70 years old) who are experiencing distress over transitional life events such as the loss of a loved one, work/school stressors, traumas, and marital conflicts. I enjoy working with adults experiencing mood, anxiety, and focus issues. People have a basic need to talk, to voice their concerns, and to be heard. I am here to listen to you to determine the best way to work together and achieve your greater mental wellness.
I am interested in treating adults (18-70 years old) who are experiencing distress over transitional life events such as the loss of a loved one, work/school stressors, traumas, and marital conflicts. I enjoy working with adults experiencing mood, anxiety, and focus issues. People have a basic need to talk, to voice their concerns, and to be heard. I am here to listen to you to determine the best way to work together and achieve your greater mental wellness.
(321) 342-3975 View (321) 342-3975
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Dinar Sajan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Our mission is to restore hope, promote well-being, and cultivate harmony in the lives of our patients. In the dynamic landscape of today's society, characterized by daily stress and constant challenges, we recognize the crucial demand for a tranquil and stable environment.
Our mission is to restore hope, promote well-being, and cultivate harmony in the lives of our patients. In the dynamic landscape of today's society, characterized by daily stress and constant challenges, we recognize the crucial demand for a tranquil and stable environment.
(321) 415-0974 View (321) 415-0974
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Joan Brise
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Joan S. Brise is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2015. She has a BSN from Florida International University, an MSN, Adult-Gerontology Primary care Nurse Practitioner from Florida A&M University, and a Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification from Wilkes University. Joan provides high quality, evidence based and compassionate care to improve the mental health and overall wellbeing of the adolescent, adult, and elderly client.
Joan S. Brise is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2015. She has a BSN from Florida International University, an MSN, Adult-Gerontology Primary care Nurse Practitioner from Florida A&M University, and a Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification from Wilkes University. Joan provides high quality, evidence based and compassionate care to improve the mental health and overall wellbeing of the adolescent, adult, and elderly client.
(407) 502-5334 View (407) 502-5334
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Erin Kim
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner licensed in FL. I have been treating psychiatric disorders and promoting mental health for over ten years. I have been trained to treat all ages across life-span. I specialize in treating mood disorders, anxiety, panic disorders, addiction, ADHD, sleep disorders... to name a few. I accept Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford, Oscar Health, all of their subsidiary plans, and I also accept cash payers.
I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner licensed in FL. I have been treating psychiatric disorders and promoting mental health for over ten years. I have been trained to treat all ages across life-span. I specialize in treating mood disorders, anxiety, panic disorders, addiction, ADHD, sleep disorders... to name a few. I accept Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford, Oscar Health, all of their subsidiary plans, and I also accept cash payers.
(321) 341-6832 View (321) 341-6832
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Silver Lining Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Dr. Sherin Parvez is an experienced psychiatrist who specializes in adult mental health diagnosis & treatment. She is up to date with the current cutting edge advancements in the medical field of Psychiatry. She seamlessly combines her training & experience into her practice. Dr. Parvez has more than 10 years of experience in the medical field, which includes her work in Internal Medicine, ObGyn, NeuroPsych, and General Psychiatry. She finished her residency at the University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Columbia.
Dr. Sherin Parvez is an experienced psychiatrist who specializes in adult mental health diagnosis & treatment. She is up to date with the current cutting edge advancements in the medical field of Psychiatry. She seamlessly combines her training & experience into her practice. Dr. Parvez has more than 10 years of experience in the medical field, which includes her work in Internal Medicine, ObGyn, NeuroPsych, and General Psychiatry. She finished her residency at the University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Columbia.
(407) 759-5505 View (407) 759-5505
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Kevin Kerrick
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who takes a holistic approach to treating patients. I recognize that people are more than of their parts. Maximizing wellness is the goal when working with clients, and to this end, exploration into complex biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors is important to gain a full view of the client's needs. Clients often seek mental health treatment to alleviate distress. It is incumbent on the provider to work with clients to uncover sources of distress and develop actionable means to empower clients to improve their lives.
I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who takes a holistic approach to treating patients. I recognize that people are more than of their parts. Maximizing wellness is the goal when working with clients, and to this end, exploration into complex biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors is important to gain a full view of the client's needs. Clients often seek mental health treatment to alleviate distress. It is incumbent on the provider to work with clients to uncover sources of distress and develop actionable means to empower clients to improve their lives.
(407) 634-1549 View (407) 634-1549
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Dr. Eli Nader
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Dr. Nader is a highly accomplished Triple Board Certified Psychiatrist, possessing specialized expertise in both General Adult Psychiatry from Harvard University and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine) from Boston University. He has earned Board Certification in both specialties from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Additionally, Dr. Nader is recognized as a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Over the course of his extensive career, Dr. Nader has garnered a wealth of experience which he dedicated for the wellbeing of his patients.
Dr. Nader is a highly accomplished Triple Board Certified Psychiatrist, possessing specialized expertise in both General Adult Psychiatry from Harvard University and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine) from Boston University. He has earned Board Certification in both specialties from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Additionally, Dr. Nader is recognized as a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Over the course of his extensive career, Dr. Nader has garnered a wealth of experience which he dedicated for the wellbeing of his patients.
(321) 410-5442 View (321) 410-5442
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Ideal Mental Health and Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Masters
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
At Ideal Mental Health, I strive to offer exceptional psychiatric care to adults and children dealing with conditions like Anxiety, Depression, OCD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Trauma, and Stress-related disorders. My objective is to develop personalized treatment plans that incorporate medication management and evidence-based therapies, all delivered in a supportive, respectful, and individualized manner. Empowering you to take charge of your health and well-being is crucial to achieving successful outcomes.
At Ideal Mental Health, I strive to offer exceptional psychiatric care to adults and children dealing with conditions like Anxiety, Depression, OCD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Trauma, and Stress-related disorders. My objective is to develop personalized treatment plans that incorporate medication management and evidence-based therapies, all delivered in a supportive, respectful, and individualized manner. Empowering you to take charge of your health and well-being is crucial to achieving successful outcomes.
(407) 479-4329 View (407) 479-4329
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Sharon R Carver
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32801
Appointments available within 7 days! If you're struggling with the weight of depression, grief, anxiety, ADHD, or substance abuse, and you've sought advice without finding the right answers, know that I'm here for you. I will bring an unbiased approach, blending traditional therapeutic techniques with careful medication management to create a personalized plan just for you. Let's embark on this journey together, overcoming challenges and shaping a path toward a brighter, more fulfilling life.
Appointments available within 7 days! If you're struggling with the weight of depression, grief, anxiety, ADHD, or substance abuse, and you've sought advice without finding the right answers, know that I'm here for you. I will bring an unbiased approach, blending traditional therapeutic techniques with careful medication management to create a personalized plan just for you. Let's embark on this journey together, overcoming challenges and shaping a path toward a brighter, more fulfilling life.
(813) 303-0555 View (813) 303-0555
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iRecovery Behavioral Healthcare
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Our team of behavioral health experts work together to provide a wide range of specialized therapy services to treat mental health difficulties. We specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse. In order to make treatment affordable and accessible to all, we accept most insurance. Each individual in our care has the benefit of a professional team of licensed providers including licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed mental health clinicians. We provide a “whole-patient” approach to treating the range of mental health and substance use disorders.
Our team of behavioral health experts work together to provide a wide range of specialized therapy services to treat mental health difficulties. We specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse. In order to make treatment affordable and accessible to all, we accept most insurance. Each individual in our care has the benefit of a professional team of licensed providers including licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed mental health clinicians. We provide a “whole-patient” approach to treating the range of mental health and substance use disorders.
(850) 204-7283 View (850) 204-7283
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Debbie Davieca Singh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Debbie Davieca Singh, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801
Take new clients. I am passionate about guiding both adults and children on their journey to improved mental health. I specialize in treating a wide range of conditions, including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Autism, ADHD, ODD, and Learning Disabilities. I am committed to helping you discover your path to wellness.
Take new clients. I am passionate about guiding both adults and children on their journey to improved mental health. I specialize in treating a wide range of conditions, including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Autism, ADHD, ODD, and Learning Disabilities. I am committed to helping you discover your path to wellness.
(407) 305-4701 View (407) 305-4701

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 32801

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Psychiatrists in 32801 who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
85% Bipolar Disorder
83% Trauma and PTSD
76% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Medication Management
73% ADHD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

99% Aetna
99% Cigna and Evernorth
98% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 32801 see their clients

59% Online Only
41% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 32801?

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.