Psychiatrists in 75034

Photo of Edna Karina Villegas, Physician Assistant in 75034, TX
Edna Karina Villegas
Physician Assistant, MPAS, PA-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Edna Villegas is a bilingual Physician Assistant currently seeing Psychiatric patients in the North Dallas area. She believes in inclusivity in her medical management and provides a collaborative approach with her patients. She strives to provide more accessible mental healthcare by seeing patients from a wide variety of age groups so she can better help serve her community. She has always had a passion for mental health and is hoping to bring more awareness to this common issue so more people may seek out the help that they need.
Edna Villegas is a bilingual Physician Assistant currently seeing Psychiatric patients in the North Dallas area. She believes in inclusivity in her medical management and provides a collaborative approach with her patients. She strives to provide more accessible mental healthcare by seeing patients from a wide variety of age groups so she can better help serve her community. She has always had a passion for mental health and is hoping to bring more awareness to this common issue so more people may seek out the help that they need.
(214) 624-6029 View (214) 624-6029
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Cindy Garrision
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Cindy obtained her M.S. in Nursing at Midwestern State University and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a professor of psychiatric nursing at Baylor University. Cindy specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in adults and adolescents, and has more than 25 years of experience in psychiatric nursing. Cindy has additional training and certification in the field of maternal mental health, and has a passion for helping those struggling with issues during the prenatal (pregnancy) and postpartum (after birth) time frames.
Cindy obtained her M.S. in Nursing at Midwestern State University and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a professor of psychiatric nursing at Baylor University. Cindy specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in adults and adolescents, and has more than 25 years of experience in psychiatric nursing. Cindy has additional training and certification in the field of maternal mental health, and has a passion for helping those struggling with issues during the prenatal (pregnancy) and postpartum (after birth) time frames.
(214) 730-5617 View (214) 730-5617
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April Parker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I strive to provide my patients with a well-rounded approach to meet their individual needs. I treat a broad range of mental health disorders through medication management.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I strive to provide my patients with a well-rounded approach to meet their individual needs. I treat a broad range of mental health disorders through medication management.
(214) 785-6612 View (214) 785-6612
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Dr. Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
(972) 737-7530 View (972) 737-7530
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Holistic Health and Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Omotayo Gbengaojo is a board-certified Psychiatric mental health Nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC). She obtained her bachelor's in nursing from Grand Canyon University and master's degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Omotayo or "Tayo" as she is fondly called, clinical experience span medical and psychiatry nursing.
Omotayo Gbengaojo is a board-certified Psychiatric mental health Nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC). She obtained her bachelor's in nursing from Grand Canyon University and master's degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Omotayo or "Tayo" as she is fondly called, clinical experience span medical and psychiatry nursing.
(469) 947-7261 View (469) 947-7261
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Jacinta Madu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I am the lead board-certified family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), at GOFAN Healthcare Services LLC. I have a passion for mental health. As a PMHNP, I work with clients through compassion, empathy, respect, humility, and hope to restore dignity and reduce mental health stigma. I enjoy treating patients with all kinds of mental illness including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adhd, bipolar, and schizophrenia. My compassion and nonjudgmental approach working with individuals and families builds hope and reduces mental health sigma.
I am the lead board-certified family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), at GOFAN Healthcare Services LLC. I have a passion for mental health. As a PMHNP, I work with clients through compassion, empathy, respect, humility, and hope to restore dignity and reduce mental health stigma. I enjoy treating patients with all kinds of mental illness including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adhd, bipolar, and schizophrenia. My compassion and nonjudgmental approach working with individuals and families builds hope and reduces mental health sigma.
(972) 945-0448 View (972) 945-0448
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, NP
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients via telehealth in Texas for psychiatric evaluations, talk therapy, and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue adversely affecting daily optimal functioning. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today.. We offer affordable out of pocket rates- Also accepting insurances
Accepting new patients via telehealth in Texas for psychiatric evaluations, talk therapy, and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue adversely affecting daily optimal functioning. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today.. We offer affordable out of pocket rates- Also accepting insurances
(214) 884-4635 View (214) 884-4635
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PsychiatryMD - Frisco & Flower Mound
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA, FASAM
Not Verified Not Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Mind Matters PsychiatryMD brings forth Interventional Psychiatry & Evidence Based Psychiatric Treatments in ADHD in Adult and Children, Neuro-Addiction, Ketamine & TMS Neuro-Stimulation. Dr. Oladele Adebogun, Medical Director of Mind Matters PsychiatryMD, partnered management by his wife Ashley Adebogun. He moved from England to complete Residency at Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He holds distinguished appointments as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Mind Matters PsychiatryMD brings forth Interventional Psychiatry & Evidence Based Psychiatric Treatments in ADHD in Adult and Children, Neuro-Addiction, Ketamine & TMS Neuro-Stimulation. Dr. Oladele Adebogun, Medical Director of Mind Matters PsychiatryMD, partnered management by his wife Ashley Adebogun. He moved from England to complete Residency at Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He holds distinguished appointments as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine.
(972) 221-7900 View (972) 221-7900
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Yemi Aina
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Are you or a loved one burdened by chronic depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, insomnia or brain fog? Have these conditions disrupted your sense of well-being and made daily life and relationships challenging? Tri-MED's integrative approach empowers you to experience maximal health through personalized treatments that heal the mind and body. Beyond medication management, we offer innovative modalities, such as Spravato, IM and IV Ketamine and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS).
Are you or a loved one burdened by chronic depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, insomnia or brain fog? Have these conditions disrupted your sense of well-being and made daily life and relationships challenging? Tri-MED's integrative approach empowers you to experience maximal health through personalized treatments that heal the mind and body. Beyond medication management, we offer innovative modalities, such as Spravato, IM and IV Ketamine and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS).
(972) 885-3348 View (972) 885-3348
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Dr. Farah Ali
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
As a board certified psychiatrist, I provide psychiatric care for individual adults and adolescents between ages 16 to 65, in a safe and welcoming private office. My work is devoted to helping people like you improve relationships with yourself, family, colleagues, and community. My services include a thorough evaluation, medication management, and patient education. I begin the initial assessment by review of your current physical, mental, and relationship strengths and areas of potential improvement.
As a board certified psychiatrist, I provide psychiatric care for individual adults and adolescents between ages 16 to 65, in a safe and welcoming private office. My work is devoted to helping people like you improve relationships with yourself, family, colleagues, and community. My services include a thorough evaluation, medication management, and patient education. I begin the initial assessment by review of your current physical, mental, and relationship strengths and areas of potential improvement.
(469) 778-3597 View (469) 778-3597
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Tayo Olotewo @ Thrive Psychiatry,PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Immediate in-network availability! Are you ready to take the first step in getting the help you desire? At Thrive Psychiatry, PLLC, we provide virtual and in person psychiatric treatments. We incorporate holistic, individualized treatment to each client's treatment. If you are looking for a safe, compassionate judgment free zone, we are here to assist you.
Immediate in-network availability! Are you ready to take the first step in getting the help you desire? At Thrive Psychiatry, PLLC, we provide virtual and in person psychiatric treatments. We incorporate holistic, individualized treatment to each client's treatment. If you are looking for a safe, compassionate judgment free zone, we are here to assist you.
(972) 433-5439 View (972) 433-5439
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VPP Clinic | Dr Arif Mirza MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Welcome to VPPclinic.com ... As an experienced Psychiatrist in private practice, inpatient and telehealth settings, I'm here to offer authentic, compassionate care. Time is precious, especially for busy students, parents, and working professionals. I look forward to collaborate to reach your goals ASAP! ... Same week Video appointments are available statewide (Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio). Text 469-770-7750 for quick booking assist.
Welcome to VPPclinic.com ... As an experienced Psychiatrist in private practice, inpatient and telehealth settings, I'm here to offer authentic, compassionate care. Time is precious, especially for busy students, parents, and working professionals. I look forward to collaborate to reach your goals ASAP! ... Same week Video appointments are available statewide (Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio). Text 469-770-7750 for quick booking assist.
(817) 646-8725 View (817) 646-8725
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Dr Perez @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
(469) 523-4712 View (469) 523-4712
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Adeleye Ogunlade
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients from all across Texas! Are you feeling overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, or mood disorders? Is ADHD making everyday life challenging? We understand. Our holistic approach blends traditional mental health treatments with innovative strategies to enhance well-being. We also recognize the significant impact that weight loss can have on mental health. By addressing your mind, body, and spirit, we focus on achieving positive outcomes across all aspects of your health. Contact us today to start your personalized journey toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. You deserve compassionate care that prioritizes you.
Accepting new patients from all across Texas! Are you feeling overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, or mood disorders? Is ADHD making everyday life challenging? We understand. Our holistic approach blends traditional mental health treatments with innovative strategies to enhance well-being. We also recognize the significant impact that weight loss can have on mental health. By addressing your mind, body, and spirit, we focus on achieving positive outcomes across all aspects of your health. Contact us today to start your personalized journey toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. You deserve compassionate care that prioritizes you.
(214) 571-7130 View (214) 571-7130
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Aminur Rahman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Mental health is essential for leading a happy life. As a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, I work with patients and their families to help alleviate suffering and improve quality of life so they are able to function at their full potential. My background includes understanding family functioning, development, social, academic, occupational functioning and psychiatric challenges. I aim to understand my patients so that I can help improve their mental conditions. My approach is to discuss with my patient and their family treatment options based on the biopsychosocial model.
Mental health is essential for leading a happy life. As a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, I work with patients and their families to help alleviate suffering and improve quality of life so they are able to function at their full potential. My background includes understanding family functioning, development, social, academic, occupational functioning and psychiatric challenges. I aim to understand my patients so that I can help improve their mental conditions. My approach is to discuss with my patient and their family treatment options based on the biopsychosocial model.
(972) 402-6457 View (972) 402-6457
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F Matthew Johnson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Patients that I see want to get better and find out why they are having problems. My practice is largely devoted to mood and thought disorders. I am a minimalist when it comes to using psychiatric medications. I am often seeing folks who are either over-medicated and/or on the wrong types of medications. The 2 letters after my surname are M and D. To me, these letters not only stand for Medical Doctor, but almost more important to me, is they stand for Medical Detective.
Patients that I see want to get better and find out why they are having problems. My practice is largely devoted to mood and thought disorders. I am a minimalist when it comes to using psychiatric medications. I am often seeing folks who are either over-medicated and/or on the wrong types of medications. The 2 letters after my surname are M and D. To me, these letters not only stand for Medical Doctor, but almost more important to me, is they stand for Medical Detective.
(844) 390-3778 View (844) 390-3778
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EZ Mind Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Are you someone who has been struggling to cope with day to day stressors? Do you feel like your moods, anxiety or poor sleep are keeping you from feeling like your best self? Are you a parent with concerns about the behaviors or moods of your teenager? Do you find yourself wanting to seek help but are feeling overwhelmed by the process? Let us help you on your journey as you transform into a better you.
Are you someone who has been struggling to cope with day to day stressors? Do you feel like your moods, anxiety or poor sleep are keeping you from feeling like your best self? Are you a parent with concerns about the behaviors or moods of your teenager? Do you find yourself wanting to seek help but are feeling overwhelmed by the process? Let us help you on your journey as you transform into a better you.
(214) 239-0235 View (214) 239-0235
Photo of Fredric Matthew Johnson, Psychiatrist in 75034, TX
Fredric Matthew Johnson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Patients that I see want to get better and find out why they are having problems. My practice is largely devoted to mood and thought disorders. I am a minimalist when it comes to using medication. I am often seeing folks who are either over-medicated and/or on the wrong types of medications. The 2 letters after my surname are M and D. To me, these not only stand for Medical Doctor, but almost more important to me, is they stand for Medical Detective.
Patients that I see want to get better and find out why they are having problems. My practice is largely devoted to mood and thought disorders. I am a minimalist when it comes to using medication. I am often seeing folks who are either over-medicated and/or on the wrong types of medications. The 2 letters after my surname are M and D. To me, these not only stand for Medical Doctor, but almost more important to me, is they stand for Medical Detective.
(844) 390-3778 View (844) 390-3778
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EZ Mind Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Are you someone who has been struggling to cope with day to day stressors? Do you feel like your moods, anxiety or poor sleep are keeping you from feeling like your best self? Are you a parent with concerns about the behaviors or moods of your teenager? Do you find yourself wanting to seek help but are feeling overwhelmed by the process? Let us help you on your journey as you transform into a better you.
Are you someone who has been struggling to cope with day to day stressors? Do you feel like your moods, anxiety or poor sleep are keeping you from feeling like your best self? Are you a parent with concerns about the behaviors or moods of your teenager? Do you find yourself wanting to seek help but are feeling overwhelmed by the process? Let us help you on your journey as you transform into a better you.
(469) 564-4154 View (469) 564-4154
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Alyxandra Bui
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Our ideal patient is someone who wants to understand and manage their symptoms, achieve a better quality of life, and function in daily activities. We take an integrative approach to treatment, considering all aspects of our patients' lives. If you're struggling with conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or more, we can help. Our goal is to work together to find the best solution that works for you.
Our ideal patient is someone who wants to understand and manage their symptoms, achieve a better quality of life, and function in daily activities. We take an integrative approach to treatment, considering all aspects of our patients' lives. If you're struggling with conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or more, we can help. Our goal is to work together to find the best solution that works for you.
(469) 956-6365 View (469) 956-6365

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 75034

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Psychiatrists in 75034 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
87% Bipolar Disorder
79% ADHD
72% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Medication Management

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
90% Cigna and Evernorth
88% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in 75034 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 75034?

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.