Psychiatrists in 32804

Photo of Monique Cuthbertson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 32804, FL
Monique Cuthbertson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804
Have you ever felt misunderstood? Maybe unheard? What about, as though your needs were simply not being met? I am provider that is happy to listen and guide you through difficult times, and/or assist in maintaining your level of stability with medication and talk therapy. I believe in helping my clients reach their goals, where it is possible, so they can maintain their quality of life or improve it. I take your concerns seriously. I believe in holistic treatment and empowering you to take a great part in your own wellness. If you are ready to put in work, I am ready to stand by and guide you through the process.
Have you ever felt misunderstood? Maybe unheard? What about, as though your needs were simply not being met? I am provider that is happy to listen and guide you through difficult times, and/or assist in maintaining your level of stability with medication and talk therapy. I believe in helping my clients reach their goals, where it is possible, so they can maintain their quality of life or improve it. I take your concerns seriously. I believe in holistic treatment and empowering you to take a great part in your own wellness. If you are ready to put in work, I am ready to stand by and guide you through the process.
(321) 616-7563 View (321) 616-7563
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Zoelife Psychiatric Services - Dr. Rose Ampadu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-C, FPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804
** REGISTERED OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH PROVIDER FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA ** Untreated mental illness can unravel one’s life causing stress, loss of hope, loss of relationships, loss of employment, and sadly the loss of one's life. As a Family Psychiatrist Nurse Practitioner, I pride myself in partnership with my patients to provide high-quality individualized medication and symptomatology management. http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth
** REGISTERED OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH PROVIDER FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA ** Untreated mental illness can unravel one’s life causing stress, loss of hope, loss of relationships, loss of employment, and sadly the loss of one's life. As a Family Psychiatrist Nurse Practitioner, I pride myself in partnership with my patients to provide high-quality individualized medication and symptomatology management. http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth
(407) 214-4581 View (407) 214-4581
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Michelle D. Carr
Psychiatric Nurse, APRN, PMHCNS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
I provide Meaning Centered therapy for those who need a limited number of sessions to deal with a specific issue. EMDR may be used if appropriate. Persons seeking Meaning Centered psychotherapy should: be open to dealing with problems in daily life rather than focusing on a diagnosis; not look for immediate relief or expect the outcome to be a smooth life; have a desire to think and explore their lives as well as question and be questioned; be able to question the status quo. My approach is interpersonal. I also offer medication management and integrate natural supplements added to prescription medications whenever possible.
I provide Meaning Centered therapy for those who need a limited number of sessions to deal with a specific issue. EMDR may be used if appropriate. Persons seeking Meaning Centered psychotherapy should: be open to dealing with problems in daily life rather than focusing on a diagnosis; not look for immediate relief or expect the outcome to be a smooth life; have a desire to think and explore their lives as well as question and be questioned; be able to question the status quo. My approach is interpersonal. I also offer medication management and integrate natural supplements added to prescription medications whenever possible.
(689) 220-2622 View (689) 220-2622
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Schevon Pierre
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! In Psychiatry, I learned that giving of myself, listening, caring, without judgement, was necessary to facilitate a therapeutic relationship and to help my clients heal. I have a family member who suffers with schizophrenia, so I have personal experience with the struggles of the person who suffers with mental illness. I can also empathize with the heart aches of the family who try to be supportive and often lose hope. I am grateful to be able to do what I love and make a difference in the lives of others.
Accepting New Clients! In Psychiatry, I learned that giving of myself, listening, caring, without judgement, was necessary to facilitate a therapeutic relationship and to help my clients heal. I have a family member who suffers with schizophrenia, so I have personal experience with the struggles of the person who suffers with mental illness. I can also empathize with the heart aches of the family who try to be supportive and often lose hope. I am grateful to be able to do what I love and make a difference in the lives of others.
(321) 401-6139 View (321) 401-6139
Photo of Curatif Behavioral Health, Inc, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 32804, FL
Curatif Behavioral Health, Inc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
Welcome to Curatif Behavioral Health, where your journey to emotional wealth begins. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who is licensed to treat individuals across the lifespan. Our practice treats adults who suffer with many disorders, including mood disorders like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. Other disorders we treat include pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, sleep disorders, eating disorders, and ADHD. At Curatif, we work with you so you gain a better understanding of your disorder, along with understanding options for treatment either through medication or psychotherapy.
Welcome to Curatif Behavioral Health, where your journey to emotional wealth begins. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who is licensed to treat individuals across the lifespan. Our practice treats adults who suffer with many disorders, including mood disorders like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. Other disorders we treat include pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, sleep disorders, eating disorders, and ADHD. At Curatif, we work with you so you gain a better understanding of your disorder, along with understanding options for treatment either through medication or psychotherapy.
(321) 455-8127 View (321) 455-8127
Photo of Carolyn A. McClinton, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 32804, FL
Carolyn A. McClinton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I work with patients across the lifespan. My goal is to help each patient achieve their personal health care goal through evidence based guidance while providing accessible, and quality mental health care to promote the well being of individuals and families. Treating patients with compassion and mutual respect not only provides the foundation for collaboration, but builds trust. Individualized care is based on their needs as a whole, while keeping in mind that mental health and well-being are just as important as our physical health in order to reach patient's full potential.
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I work with patients across the lifespan. My goal is to help each patient achieve their personal health care goal through evidence based guidance while providing accessible, and quality mental health care to promote the well being of individuals and families. Treating patients with compassion and mutual respect not only provides the foundation for collaboration, but builds trust. Individualized care is based on their needs as a whole, while keeping in mind that mental health and well-being are just as important as our physical health in order to reach patient's full potential.
(904) 320-0712 View (904) 320-0712
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Solace Virtual Psychiatric Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804
Not accepting new clients
The purpose and intent of my practice, Solace Virtual Psychiatric Care, is to use my knowledge and skill set to inspire you to begin building your most optimal life. At Solace, we strive to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for learning and practicing the tools to respond to life’s challenges.
The purpose and intent of my practice, Solace Virtual Psychiatric Care, is to use my knowledge and skill set to inspire you to begin building your most optimal life. At Solace, we strive to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for learning and practicing the tools to respond to life’s challenges.
(321) 336-5860 View (321) 336-5860
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Mary Kathryn Parham
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
I’m a dual-board certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner operating a private practice seeing patients via secure online video visits as a modern era house call. Trained in primary care at the University of South Carolina and in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, my board certifications are in family medicine and in general child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. My approach is to observe and listen with curiosity and optimism to the individual seeking mental health care, so that we may then have a conversation and learn how to best collaborate to secure all the good that is possible.
I’m a dual-board certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner operating a private practice seeing patients via secure online video visits as a modern era house call. Trained in primary care at the University of South Carolina and in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, my board certifications are in family medicine and in general child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. My approach is to observe and listen with curiosity and optimism to the individual seeking mental health care, so that we may then have a conversation and learn how to best collaborate to secure all the good that is possible.
(689) 407-7440 View (689) 407-7440
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Embracing Behavioral Health
Psychiatrist, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804
We Individualized care that is based on patients needs, most importantly we keep in mind that mental health and your well-being are just as important as physical health in order for patients to reach their full potential in life. We works with families and Individuals across the lifespan by helping them to achieve their behavior and mental health goals.
We Individualized care that is based on patients needs, most importantly we keep in mind that mental health and your well-being are just as important as physical health in order for patients to reach their full potential in life. We works with families and Individuals across the lifespan by helping them to achieve their behavior and mental health goals.
(904) 439-7830 View (904) 439-7830
Photo of Sarah Gardner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 32804, FL
Sarah Gardner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, WHNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
Most of my clients have come to me as adults wondering whether they could possibly have undiagnosed ADHD or needing treatment. Many of them had been misdiagnosed in the past with depression, anxiety, or even bipolar disorder, but these never seemed quite right or the treatments never helped. Many have noticed that the strategies that previously worked for them at one time are no longer doing enough to manage all their overflowing responsibilities effectively and they are overwhelmed and burnt out. Some of my other clients come to me with concerns about managing mental health in the setting of pregnancy, postpartum, and lactation.
Most of my clients have come to me as adults wondering whether they could possibly have undiagnosed ADHD or needing treatment. Many of them had been misdiagnosed in the past with depression, anxiety, or even bipolar disorder, but these never seemed quite right or the treatments never helped. Many have noticed that the strategies that previously worked for them at one time are no longer doing enough to manage all their overflowing responsibilities effectively and they are overwhelmed and burnt out. Some of my other clients come to me with concerns about managing mental health in the setting of pregnancy, postpartum, and lactation.
(813) 797-4875 View (813) 797-4875
Photo of Dr. Michael Rosen, Psychiatrist in 32804, FL
Dr. Michael Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
I have extensive experience in treating those with complex disorders, especially individuals with bipolar disorder, OCD, and psychotic disorders, as well as eating disorders, gender and sexual issues, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disorders, and perhaps my favorite condition to treat, ADHD.
I have extensive experience in treating those with complex disorders, especially individuals with bipolar disorder, OCD, and psychotic disorders, as well as eating disorders, gender and sexual issues, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disorders, and perhaps my favorite condition to treat, ADHD.
(321) 414-4978 View (321) 414-4978
Photo of Dr. Arif Noorbaksh, Psychiatrist in 32804, FL
Dr. Arif Noorbaksh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
(321) 334-4951 View (321) 334-4951
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Safir Azam Telepsychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
My mission is to embody the values of accessibility, seamless communication, respect, and excellence in treatment for each patient. I am Medically trained Physician Psychiatrist.I had the privilege to train at Royal London & St Bartholomew’s Hospital for 4 years in various branches of Psychiatry before I moved to the USA. I had a further Residency Training at SUNY Downstate Hospital Brooklyn, NY followed by a one year of Child Psychiatry training at the University of Florida. I have a fellowship in psychoanalysis from NYU and a 2 year of psychodynamic psychotherapy training at Willam Alanson White Institute , NYC.
My mission is to embody the values of accessibility, seamless communication, respect, and excellence in treatment for each patient. I am Medically trained Physician Psychiatrist.I had the privilege to train at Royal London & St Bartholomew’s Hospital for 4 years in various branches of Psychiatry before I moved to the USA. I had a further Residency Training at SUNY Downstate Hospital Brooklyn, NY followed by a one year of Child Psychiatry training at the University of Florida. I have a fellowship in psychoanalysis from NYU and a 2 year of psychodynamic psychotherapy training at Willam Alanson White Institute , NYC.
(305) 434-2148 View (305) 434-2148
Photo of Dr. Maryam Davari, Psychiatrist in 32804, FL
Dr. Maryam Davari
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
My ideal client would be one who is open to learning ways to be the best version of themselves and willing to work on making those changes with the help of their healthcare team.
My ideal client would be one who is open to learning ways to be the best version of themselves and willing to work on making those changes with the help of their healthcare team.
(321) 341-6797 View (321) 341-6797
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Perry Githens APRN llc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
I embrace a diverse practice that ranges from adolescents through older adults in all ages and areas. I enjoy helping people that have struggled to find a way to peace and happiness. Perry appreciates listening and learning about a person and building a therapeutic relationship. I work with people who have never taken medications that are new to psychiatric treatment and medication management. I specialize in medication management via telehealth, using a secure platform.
I embrace a diverse practice that ranges from adolescents through older adults in all ages and areas. I enjoy helping people that have struggled to find a way to peace and happiness. Perry appreciates listening and learning about a person and building a therapeutic relationship. I work with people who have never taken medications that are new to psychiatric treatment and medication management. I specialize in medication management via telehealth, using a secure platform.
(727) 619-1588 View (727) 619-1588
Photo of Dr. Allen Masry, Psychiatrist in 32804, FL
Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(321) 415-3156 View (321) 415-3156
Photo of Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter, Psychiatrist in 32804, FL
Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
(321) 341-8992 View (321) 341-8992
Photo of Lyssa Brooks, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 32804, FL
Lyssa Brooks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
My ideal client is open-minded and motivated and would like to explore medication as part of their treatment plan. They may struggle with various mental health issues such as anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, depression, or other mood disorders. Their goal is to find relief from their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.
My ideal client is open-minded and motivated and would like to explore medication as part of their treatment plan. They may struggle with various mental health issues such as anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, depression, or other mood disorders. Their goal is to find relief from their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.
(321) 587-0117 View (321) 587-0117
Photo of Precious M Spencer, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 32804, FL
Precious M Spencer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, ARNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
I provide assistance in many areas including ADHD, depression, anxiety , mood disorder and many others. The course of treatment is individualized to fit each person’s unique circumstances.
I provide assistance in many areas including ADHD, depression, anxiety , mood disorder and many others. The course of treatment is individualized to fit each person’s unique circumstances.
(407) 706-5864 View (407) 706-5864
Photo of Bridgette Wilson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 32804, FL
Bridgette Wilson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804
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

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 32804

20+

Average cost per session

$162

Psychiatrists in 32804 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
96% Anxiety
93% Medication Management
89% Bipolar Disorder
85% Trauma and PTSD
78% ADHD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 32804 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 32804?

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.