Psychiatrists in 34741

Photo of Hysintine Palle, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 34741, FL
Hysintine Palle
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Dr. Hysintine Palle, is a double board certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner, from Kissimmee AND Florida, treating both physical and mental distress. Dr. Hysintine Palle's main goal is to empower her patients because sometimes, their symptoms leave them feeling helpless. One of her most important obligations as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is to provide hope for her patients. Dr. Hysintine Palle believes that in their practice, patients can discover that their progress and goals are achievable by applying the methods and techniques that she uses in session.
Dr. Hysintine Palle, is a double board certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner, from Kissimmee AND Florida, treating both physical and mental distress. Dr. Hysintine Palle's main goal is to empower her patients because sometimes, their symptoms leave them feeling helpless. One of her most important obligations as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is to provide hope for her patients. Dr. Hysintine Palle believes that in their practice, patients can discover that their progress and goals are achievable by applying the methods and techniques that she uses in session.
(407) 537-6554 View (407) 537-6554
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Dr. Teron Verma
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Dr. Teron Verma is a Psychiatrist with Boston Neurobehavioral Associates (BNBA) with a focus on dealing with various mental health pathologies. He is dedicated on helping his clients deal with the myriad of complexities that come with mental health pathologies, and alleviate stigmas in pursuing care. He provides personalized pharmacotherapy as well as psychotherapy to help his clients deal with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychotic disorders or any other behavioral disturbances, which the client needs help with during their visit.
Dr. Teron Verma is a Psychiatrist with Boston Neurobehavioral Associates (BNBA) with a focus on dealing with various mental health pathologies. He is dedicated on helping his clients deal with the myriad of complexities that come with mental health pathologies, and alleviate stigmas in pursuing care. He provides personalized pharmacotherapy as well as psychotherapy to help his clients deal with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, psychotic disorders or any other behavioral disturbances, which the client needs help with during their visit.
(321) 339-3075 View (321) 339-3075
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Mente Suave Psychiatry and Medicine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Mente Suave Psychiatry and Medicine takes a comprehensive approach to treating the mind and body, optimizing the advances of evidenced-based research of neurosciences and neurobiology, with a plethora of testing to include genetic, metabolic, nutritional, hormonal, and various other measures creating a unique approach to tailor individual treatment of ones physical and mental wellbeing. Roger is leading a research project at the University of Florida on post-traumatic stress disorder at the Puerto Rico Medical Center Trauma Hospital. His goal is to help implement a PTSD protocol through the aid of precision medicine.
Mente Suave Psychiatry and Medicine takes a comprehensive approach to treating the mind and body, optimizing the advances of evidenced-based research of neurosciences and neurobiology, with a plethora of testing to include genetic, metabolic, nutritional, hormonal, and various other measures creating a unique approach to tailor individual treatment of ones physical and mental wellbeing. Roger is leading a research project at the University of Florida on post-traumatic stress disorder at the Puerto Rico Medical Center Trauma Hospital. His goal is to help implement a PTSD protocol through the aid of precision medicine.
(407) 794-4474 View (407) 794-4474
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Dorrett McDonald-Lovell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Welcome! I'm Dorrett McDonald-Lovell, a dedicated Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) based in the warm and welcoming community of Kissimmee, FL. With over two decades of rich experience in healthcare, my journey has been driven by a passion for enhancing the wellbeing of my patients and their families. My expertise lies in understanding and addressing your mental health needs with empathy and professionalism. I've spent significant time honing my skills, practicing as a PMHNP across all ages. My approach is patient-centered, ensuring that you receive personalized care tailored to your unique situation.
Welcome! I'm Dorrett McDonald-Lovell, a dedicated Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) based in the warm and welcoming community of Kissimmee, FL. With over two decades of rich experience in healthcare, my journey has been driven by a passion for enhancing the wellbeing of my patients and their families. My expertise lies in understanding and addressing your mental health needs with empathy and professionalism. I've spent significant time honing my skills, practicing as a PMHNP across all ages. My approach is patient-centered, ensuring that you receive personalized care tailored to your unique situation.
(863) 243-6479 View (863) 243-6479
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Mercedes Gibbons
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Mercedes Gibbons is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has over ten years of experience in mental health. Most of her experience is in crisis stabilization management in inpatient settings for adult and children. She also has experience in outpatient settings with medication treatment and management. Over time of working in both hospice care and mental health, she decided to pursue for hidden calling, practicing as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She attended Edison State College (Fort Myers, Florida) where she obtained her Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Arts Degree.
Mercedes Gibbons is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has over ten years of experience in mental health. Most of her experience is in crisis stabilization management in inpatient settings for adult and children. She also has experience in outpatient settings with medication treatment and management. Over time of working in both hospice care and mental health, she decided to pursue for hidden calling, practicing as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She attended Edison State College (Fort Myers, Florida) where she obtained her Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Arts Degree.
(407) 904-4322 View (407) 904-4322
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Harmony United Psychiatric Care
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
(904) 395-4509 View (904) 395-4509
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Trinese Hardy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Dr. Trinese Hardy is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2015. In addition to dual certification in Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health. , Dr. Hardy holds a Doctorate Degree in Public Health, which has enabled her to develop a style that encompasses the whole patient, mind, body, and soul, not just the physical when treating them. Dr. Hardy can offer non-bias, nonjudgmental, respectful, and positive ways to helping clients identify, understand, and manage their mental health challenges through holistic approaches coupled with other evidenced based practices.
Dr. Trinese Hardy is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2015. In addition to dual certification in Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health. , Dr. Hardy holds a Doctorate Degree in Public Health, which has enabled her to develop a style that encompasses the whole patient, mind, body, and soul, not just the physical when treating them. Dr. Hardy can offer non-bias, nonjudgmental, respectful, and positive ways to helping clients identify, understand, and manage their mental health challenges through holistic approaches coupled with other evidenced based practices.
(407) 710-9846 View (407) 710-9846
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Natacha Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Dr. Smith is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). She received her nurse practitioner degree from the University of South Alabama and has been in practice for eight years. She provides evidence-based holistic mental health care to individuals of all ages. She is committed to helping patients reach their goals. She also believes in establishing a long-lasting rapport with her patients. Her objective is to ensure her patients’ needs and concerns are being heard and their needs and purposes are being met.
Dr. Smith is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). She received her nurse practitioner degree from the University of South Alabama and has been in practice for eight years. She provides evidence-based holistic mental health care to individuals of all ages. She is committed to helping patients reach their goals. She also believes in establishing a long-lasting rapport with her patients. Her objective is to ensure her patients’ needs and concerns are being heard and their needs and purposes are being met.
(678) 218-1895 View (678) 218-1895
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Dr. Phan-Huy treats adults of all walks of life. Backed by medical and specialty training from the University of Michigan coupled with broad clinical experience, she provides bespoke care for various psychiatric concerns, including anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder and trauma-related disorders. Her treatment philosophy is to combine medication where indicated with psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. This integrative approach sets the foundation for healing and life-long well-being.
Dr. Phan-Huy treats adults of all walks of life. Backed by medical and specialty training from the University of Michigan coupled with broad clinical experience, she provides bespoke care for various psychiatric concerns, including anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder and trauma-related disorders. Her treatment philosophy is to combine medication where indicated with psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. This integrative approach sets the foundation for healing and life-long well-being.
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Regional Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741  (Online Only)
Dr. Lina Perez is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist, Bilingual in English & Spanish. She currently treats clients aged 18 & up. Sessions are conducted virtually (using a HIPAA compliant platform). We understand that medication management is not the only solution. The lifestyle that precipitated the stress response in the first plans needs to change. We aim to uses the lowest effective dose and help people to eventually not depend on medication. Throughout the years it has been important to her to treat members of the hispanic population in her places of work, which is an often underserved portion of the community.
Dr. Lina Perez is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist, Bilingual in English & Spanish. She currently treats clients aged 18 & up. Sessions are conducted virtually (using a HIPAA compliant platform). We understand that medication management is not the only solution. The lifestyle that precipitated the stress response in the first plans needs to change. We aim to uses the lowest effective dose and help people to eventually not depend on medication. Throughout the years it has been important to her to treat members of the hispanic population in her places of work, which is an often underserved portion of the community.
(407) 537-5576 View (407) 537-5576
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Dr. Kim Williams
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-C, FNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
I am a Doctoral of nursing prepared, and dual certified in primary care and psychiatric mental health care, nurse practitioner. I have 8 years of experience as a nurse practitioner and have treated many people with mental health illness effectively with good outcomes with medication management. I am currently treating ages 6 and up. Please see my reviews from my current patients at the website for Green health services listed on this page. At this time, I am able to see anyone in Florida, via online care or in person if you are close to Orlando.
I am a Doctoral of nursing prepared, and dual certified in primary care and psychiatric mental health care, nurse practitioner. I have 8 years of experience as a nurse practitioner and have treated many people with mental health illness effectively with good outcomes with medication management. I am currently treating ages 6 and up. Please see my reviews from my current patients at the website for Green health services listed on this page. At this time, I am able to see anyone in Florida, via online care or in person if you are close to Orlando.
(321) 339-0243 View (321) 339-0243
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Dr. Morgan Alexander
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741  (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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OPA Behavioral Health
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
OPA Behavioral Health was established in 2005. Our ultimate goal is to ensure we do everything possible to help our patients maintain happy, productive and successful lives. Please visit one of our 6 beautiful locations in Central FL: Lakeland, Lake Mary, Ocoee, Kissimmee, Orlando, and Jacksonville. OPA prides itself on having Providers (MD, PMHNP, APRN, PA-C) and Mental Health Counselors and FL Registered Interns that are dedicated, compassionate, and innovative. Our excellent reputation is a reflection of our commitment to actively support continuous quality improvement and providing exceptional care via proven treatments.
OPA Behavioral Health was established in 2005. Our ultimate goal is to ensure we do everything possible to help our patients maintain happy, productive and successful lives. Please visit one of our 6 beautiful locations in Central FL: Lakeland, Lake Mary, Ocoee, Kissimmee, Orlando, and Jacksonville. OPA prides itself on having Providers (MD, PMHNP, APRN, PA-C) and Mental Health Counselors and FL Registered Interns that are dedicated, compassionate, and innovative. Our excellent reputation is a reflection of our commitment to actively support continuous quality improvement and providing exceptional care via proven treatments.
(407) 440-0643 View (407) 440-0643
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Sunshine Premier Wellness Center, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Positive mental health occurs when every aspect of one’s life is in balance. It incorporates emotional and physical health. This balance requires learning the necessary skills to cope with stress and react appropriately to life’s uncertainties. At Sunshine Premier Wellness Center, we are dedicated to helping adults, teens, and kids overcome the challenges of mental health conditions and move forward toward their goals. We offer psychiatric and psychological evaluations, neuropsychological testing, medication management, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) services.
Positive mental health occurs when every aspect of one’s life is in balance. It incorporates emotional and physical health. This balance requires learning the necessary skills to cope with stress and react appropriately to life’s uncertainties. At Sunshine Premier Wellness Center, we are dedicated to helping adults, teens, and kids overcome the challenges of mental health conditions and move forward toward their goals. We offer psychiatric and psychological evaluations, neuropsychological testing, medication management, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) services.
(321) 333-4924 View (321) 333-4924
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Enliven Psychiatric Associates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
“It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together”. When mental health is ultimately recognized as essential to physical health, not an extraneous element of it, then we will have access to true, complete, modern medicine.”
“It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together”. When mental health is ultimately recognized as essential to physical health, not an extraneous element of it, then we will have access to true, complete, modern medicine.”
(407) 553-9794 View (407) 553-9794
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
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Geleen Salcedo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DPT, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741  (Online Only)
Ever felt like your emotions are a puzzle that doesn't quite fit? Or wondered why focus and motivation sometimes play hard to get? Let's tackle those questions together. I'm here to help you rediscover the joy in life. Struggling to kick-start your mornings or find the energy to face the day? Wrestling with overwhelming emotions that appear out of nowhere? Finding restful sleep elusive, leaving you drained? Lingering thoughts putting you on edge? Let's put these challenges to rest. If your mind feels like a racecar on an endless track, and handling intense emotions is like catching a whirlwind, you're not alone. I can be your guide.
Ever felt like your emotions are a puzzle that doesn't quite fit? Or wondered why focus and motivation sometimes play hard to get? Let's tackle those questions together. I'm here to help you rediscover the joy in life. Struggling to kick-start your mornings or find the energy to face the day? Wrestling with overwhelming emotions that appear out of nowhere? Finding restful sleep elusive, leaving you drained? Lingering thoughts putting you on edge? Let's put these challenges to rest. If your mind feels like a racecar on an endless track, and handling intense emotions is like catching a whirlwind, you're not alone. I can be your guide.
(321) 414-8817 View (321) 414-8817
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N. Nicole Richardson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Telepsychiatry and in-person visits available in Florida. Telepsychiatry only in Ohio.
Telepsychiatry and in-person visits available in Florida. Telepsychiatry only in Ohio.
(863) 593-7389 View (863) 593-7389
Psychiatric Consultants of Central Florida llc
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
(689) 202-8735 View (689) 202-8735

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 34741

10+

Average cost per session

$185

Psychiatrists in 34741 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
95% Bipolar Disorder
95% Medication Management
84% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
74% ADHD
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
94% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 34741 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 34741?

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.