Psychiatrists in 77098

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Dr. Dawn K. Brown
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098  (Online Only)
Whether you have an affected child or teenager or wonder if you or your spouse is affected, ADHD is a 'family affair'. The frustration spills over into almost every aspect of a family's life. Fussing over homework, uncompleted tasks, oppositional and defiant behaviors, bad grades, decreased work performance or productivity, as well as problems within a marriage - if a family member is affected, the entire family is affected.We provide services for children, adolescents, adults and families. We manage medications and institute testing that are integral components of a comprehensive treatment plan, and may include behavioral management, ADHD coaching & parent management training.
Whether you have an affected child or teenager or wonder if you or your spouse is affected, ADHD is a 'family affair'. The frustration spills over into almost every aspect of a family's life. Fussing over homework, uncompleted tasks, oppositional and defiant behaviors, bad grades, decreased work performance or productivity, as well as problems within a marriage - if a family member is affected, the entire family is affected.We provide services for children, adolescents, adults and families. We manage medications and institute testing that are integral components of a comprehensive treatment plan, and may include behavioral management, ADHD coaching & parent management training.
(281) 677-3817 View (281) 677-3817
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Salih Selek
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
Hello, I’m Dr. Selek, and I’m here to guide you through the intricate world of mental health. With over a decade in academic psychiatry, my mission is to offer personalized, evidence-based treatments empowering you to regain control of your mental well-being. As a dedicated physician and accomplished scholar, I've authored 100+ articles, book chapters, and scientific presentations. I wholeheartedly believe in a practice where third parties don’t dictate the course of treatment or compromise the quality of care our patients receive.
Hello, I’m Dr. Selek, and I’m here to guide you through the intricate world of mental health. With over a decade in academic psychiatry, my mission is to offer personalized, evidence-based treatments empowering you to regain control of your mental well-being. As a dedicated physician and accomplished scholar, I've authored 100+ articles, book chapters, and scientific presentations. I wholeheartedly believe in a practice where third parties don’t dictate the course of treatment or compromise the quality of care our patients receive.
(832) 702-8473 View (832) 702-8473
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Chester Wu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
I am board certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. I work with adults in my special interests including anxiety/panic, depression, trauma, insomnia, and phase of life transitions through psychotherapy and/or medication management. I am in my own solo private practice where I have the opportunity to work directly with my clients, in-person or virtually and also spend more time with each client. My treatment philosophy is that comprehensiveness and open communication are the keys to positive outcomes.
I am board certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. I work with adults in my special interests including anxiety/panic, depression, trauma, insomnia, and phase of life transitions through psychotherapy and/or medication management. I am in my own solo private practice where I have the opportunity to work directly with my clients, in-person or virtually and also spend more time with each client. My treatment philosophy is that comprehensiveness and open communication are the keys to positive outcomes.
(281) 729-8794 View (281) 729-8794
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Liliana Lopez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
I am a double board certified, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, I completed my training at Baylor College of Medicine. I have worked at a Community Psychiatry Setting for years, which has allowed me to enrich my knowledge and gain ample experience on treating different psychiatric conditions in kids, adolescents and adults. I conduct thorough evaluations of presenting problems, and I like to obtain a clear understanding of the psychosocial factors contributing to the current presentation, including family dynamics, and relationships, stressors, and evaluate the impact of this presenting problems, in the patient’s life.
I am a double board certified, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, I completed my training at Baylor College of Medicine. I have worked at a Community Psychiatry Setting for years, which has allowed me to enrich my knowledge and gain ample experience on treating different psychiatric conditions in kids, adolescents and adults. I conduct thorough evaluations of presenting problems, and I like to obtain a clear understanding of the psychosocial factors contributing to the current presentation, including family dynamics, and relationships, stressors, and evaluate the impact of this presenting problems, in the patient’s life.
(832) 905-9885 View (832) 905-9885
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Dr. Peter Wu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
I am a psychiatrist (medical doctor/physician) skilled in psychotherapy (talk therapy, counseling, executive coaching, and psychoanalysis). I specialize in helping people reach their full potential by answering difficult life questions such as, "What's happening," "What does this mean," and perhaps most importantly, "What should I do?" With years of clinical experience treating patients of all ages, from children to adults, I meet my patients where they are. I collaborate with each patient to find what they need, whether that be short or long-term psychotherapy, medication, or a combination that fits the person.
I am a psychiatrist (medical doctor/physician) skilled in psychotherapy (talk therapy, counseling, executive coaching, and psychoanalysis). I specialize in helping people reach their full potential by answering difficult life questions such as, "What's happening," "What does this mean," and perhaps most importantly, "What should I do?" With years of clinical experience treating patients of all ages, from children to adults, I meet my patients where they are. I collaborate with each patient to find what they need, whether that be short or long-term psychotherapy, medication, or a combination that fits the person.
(281) 746-6545 View (281) 746-6545
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Davidson Ewuzie
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
Davidson received his bachelor's degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University, Arizona, and went on to complete a Master of Science degree at Walden University, Minnesota, majoring in Psychiatric/Mental Health across the lifespan. Davidson has more than 12 years of nursing experience and is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association as well as the Neuroscience Education Institute.
Davidson received his bachelor's degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University, Arizona, and went on to complete a Master of Science degree at Walden University, Minnesota, majoring in Psychiatric/Mental Health across the lifespan. Davidson has more than 12 years of nursing experience and is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association as well as the Neuroscience Education Institute.
(855) 628-5301 View (855) 628-5301
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M. Cristina Ivan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I am an adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, committed to providing individualized treatment to each of my patients. Having extensive medical and psychiatric training and experience, I welcome people facing all kinds of human psychological experiences, including coping with medical problems, relationships, work-life balance, life transitions, trauma, loss, and end-of-life issues. I strongly believe in the benefits of psychotherapy by itself or combined with medication when indicated. I enjoy providing intensive psychotherapy to individuals interested in understanding themselves and improving their relationships.
I am an adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, committed to providing individualized treatment to each of my patients. Having extensive medical and psychiatric training and experience, I welcome people facing all kinds of human psychological experiences, including coping with medical problems, relationships, work-life balance, life transitions, trauma, loss, and end-of-life issues. I strongly believe in the benefits of psychotherapy by itself or combined with medication when indicated. I enjoy providing intensive psychotherapy to individuals interested in understanding themselves and improving their relationships.
(832) 850-2516 View (832) 850-2516
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Dr. Anuron Mandal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098  (Online Only)
Are you someone who is working hard towards a personal goal but is finding that you are having a hard time keeping up, whether it be at school, work, or with family? Maybe you keep procrastinating important tasks. Maybe you were previously doing great, but are now having a hard time even getting out of bed. Do you want to understand more about what’s keeping you from succeeding?
Are you someone who is working hard towards a personal goal but is finding that you are having a hard time keeping up, whether it be at school, work, or with family? Maybe you keep procrastinating important tasks. Maybe you were previously doing great, but are now having a hard time even getting out of bed. Do you want to understand more about what’s keeping you from succeeding?
(832) 864-9525 View (832) 864-9525
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Alana R Spiwak
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I specialize in helping individuals seeking to make significant changes in their sense of themselves, their relationships, and their overall level of functioning through the relationship with me. I enjoy helping individuals grow and realize their full potential. I utilize psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I may use medications to facilitate or augment therapy.
I specialize in helping individuals seeking to make significant changes in their sense of themselves, their relationships, and their overall level of functioning through the relationship with me. I enjoy helping individuals grow and realize their full potential. I utilize psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I may use medications to facilitate or augment therapy.
(281) 784-3298 View (281) 784-3298
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Jordan Dickens
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
Jordan Dickens is a Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2022. Jordan has multiple experiences and trainings involving diversity and inclusion, which accelerates her passion to serving diverse, underserved populations in her Nurse Practitioner practice. Jordan approaches medication management through a holistic health perspective to promote optimal wellness for her patients. Outside of work, Jordan enjoys yoga, outdoor walks, being a foodie, and traveling.
Jordan Dickens is a Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2022. Jordan has multiple experiences and trainings involving diversity and inclusion, which accelerates her passion to serving diverse, underserved populations in her Nurse Practitioner practice. Jordan approaches medication management through a holistic health perspective to promote optimal wellness for her patients. Outside of work, Jordan enjoys yoga, outdoor walks, being a foodie, and traveling.
(832) 501-3235 View (832) 501-3235
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Angela Elizabeth Partida
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to work collaboratively with patients. After an initial consultation I will make a recommendation for treatment. Your treatment plan may include medications and/or psychotherapy. Based on your history I may also recommend pharmacogenomic testing to help guide the process of selecting the most appropriate medication for you. Please note that I am not contracted with any health insurance plan. Any services provided by me will be considered out of network. I have also opted out of Medicare and Medicare will not reimburse you if you choose to see a provider that has opted out.
My goal is to work collaboratively with patients. After an initial consultation I will make a recommendation for treatment. Your treatment plan may include medications and/or psychotherapy. Based on your history I may also recommend pharmacogenomic testing to help guide the process of selecting the most appropriate medication for you. Please note that I am not contracted with any health insurance plan. Any services provided by me will be considered out of network. I have also opted out of Medicare and Medicare will not reimburse you if you choose to see a provider that has opted out.
(281) 767-8624 View (281) 767-8624
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Richard M. Barrett
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I try to help each person I work with feel understood and appreciated as a whole human being with strengths that can be mobilized, as well as with their own emotional suffering. This enforms me how how I relate to you, your child, teen, or family. Medications are used if necessary, and if progress is made and they are no longer needed, are lowered and possibly stopped. If they don't help I make every effort to adjust, change, or combine to get the desired result.
I try to help each person I work with feel understood and appreciated as a whole human being with strengths that can be mobilized, as well as with their own emotional suffering. This enforms me how how I relate to you, your child, teen, or family. Medications are used if necessary, and if progress is made and they are no longer needed, are lowered and possibly stopped. If they don't help I make every effort to adjust, change, or combine to get the desired result.
(713) 597-5299 View (713) 597-5299
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Amol Chaugule MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or problems dealing with your feelings, it can feel overwhelming to try and deal with all of this by yourself. Not wanting to face your pain is normal and it's sometimes just too scary to do it on your own. Together we can help you face your problems in a supportive and safe space. I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist with a deep interest in psychotherapy and expertise in prescribing medications.
Whether your challenge is depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or problems dealing with your feelings, it can feel overwhelming to try and deal with all of this by yourself. Not wanting to face your pain is normal and it's sometimes just too scary to do it on your own. Together we can help you face your problems in a supportive and safe space. I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist with a deep interest in psychotherapy and expertise in prescribing medications.
(832) 412-1341 View (832) 412-1341
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Maryann Muyco
Psychiatrist, MD, PLLC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I am a board-certified psychiatrist in Houston, Texas who treats a variety of psychiatric conditions. I am particularly passionate about treating adults with mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. I also specialize in life transitions and phase of life issues, low self-esteem, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, and young adult/student mental health. I am skilled in evidence-based medication management. Psychotherapy is regularly emphasized in my practice.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist in Houston, Texas who treats a variety of psychiatric conditions. I am particularly passionate about treating adults with mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. I also specialize in life transitions and phase of life issues, low self-esteem, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, and young adult/student mental health. I am skilled in evidence-based medication management. Psychotherapy is regularly emphasized in my practice.
(832) 219-1908 View (832) 219-1908
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Zenith Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS WITHIN A WEEK APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE; AFTERNOONS, EVENINGS, WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS. At zenith Psychiatry, we specialize in kids, Adolescent and Adult mental health. We provide Compassionate, Safe, and Evidence Based Care. We believe in a holistic approach to mental health to include addressing your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health needs.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS WITHIN A WEEK APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE; AFTERNOONS, EVENINGS, WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS. At zenith Psychiatry, we specialize in kids, Adolescent and Adult mental health. We provide Compassionate, Safe, and Evidence Based Care. We believe in a holistic approach to mental health to include addressing your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health needs.
(832) 219-7240 View (832) 219-7240
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Jason Glenn Garvin
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE! As a double board-certified psychiatrist who enjoys doing intensive therapy I offer BOTH medication management (if necessary) and psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children. I focus on each person as an individual and not as a diagnosis. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance, is highly regarded and I personally return all calls. I utilize psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and supportive psychotherapy.
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE! As a double board-certified psychiatrist who enjoys doing intensive therapy I offer BOTH medication management (if necessary) and psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children. I focus on each person as an individual and not as a diagnosis. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance, is highly regarded and I personally return all calls. I utilize psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and supportive psychotherapy.
(713) 338-9031 View (713) 338-9031
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Ebika E Mbuagbaw
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098  (Online Only)
Like any other professional, it is my belief that there is no one-size -fits all approach to mental health. I believe that effective psychiatric care is tailored to fit each person's unique needs provided by multidisciplinary teams of treatment professionals. I believe in high ethical standards and the importance of practicing wisely, honestly and compassionately. I believe in recognizing, respecting and responding to every individual with human dignity. With sound knowledge of in field, my vison is to improve the lives of those living with mental illness and provide emotional wellness for individuals and their families.
Like any other professional, it is my belief that there is no one-size -fits all approach to mental health. I believe that effective psychiatric care is tailored to fit each person's unique needs provided by multidisciplinary teams of treatment professionals. I believe in high ethical standards and the importance of practicing wisely, honestly and compassionately. I believe in recognizing, respecting and responding to every individual with human dignity. With sound knowledge of in field, my vison is to improve the lives of those living with mental illness and provide emotional wellness for individuals and their families.
(346) 485-4567 View (346) 485-4567
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Dr. Jessie DiCarlo
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
Dr. DiCarlo is a physician/medical doctor specializing in adult and child psychiatry. At The Menninger Clinic, Texas Children's Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. DiCarlo trained with leaders in psychoanalytic and family therapies, advanced psychopharmacology, and evidence-based medicine. Dr. DiCarlo helps people with a wide variety of problems including trauma, depression, anxiety, and psychosis. In most cases, she leans strongly into the importance of psychotherapy. When medications are prescribed, it is typically with thoughtful integration of psychotherapy as well.
Dr. DiCarlo is a physician/medical doctor specializing in adult and child psychiatry. At The Menninger Clinic, Texas Children's Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. DiCarlo trained with leaders in psychoanalytic and family therapies, advanced psychopharmacology, and evidence-based medicine. Dr. DiCarlo helps people with a wide variety of problems including trauma, depression, anxiety, and psychosis. In most cases, she leans strongly into the importance of psychotherapy. When medications are prescribed, it is typically with thoughtful integration of psychotherapy as well.
(832) 979-0491 View (832) 979-0491
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Christina Shephard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
Christina Shephard is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2023. Christina provides a warm and collaborative approach to psychiatry by using an unbiased approach and active listening. She focuses on what motivates the client. Christina is empathetic, knowledgeable, and responsive. She's known for her attention to detail and patience. She has six years of nursing experience. Outside of work, Christina enjoys ice-skating, traveling, playing with her dog, binge watching her favorite shows, and trying new restaurants.
Christina Shephard is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2023. Christina provides a warm and collaborative approach to psychiatry by using an unbiased approach and active listening. She focuses on what motivates the client. Christina is empathetic, knowledgeable, and responsive. She's known for her attention to detail and patience. She has six years of nursing experience. Outside of work, Christina enjoys ice-skating, traveling, playing with her dog, binge watching her favorite shows, and trying new restaurants.
(832) 990-1053 View (832) 990-1053
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Deeba R Ashraf
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I strive to bring curiosity, openness, compassion, and a non-judgmental stance to my work and I challenge my patients to do the same. My patients want a way to feel and express their feelings and no longer avoid them. They want to open up their capacity for joy and acceptance.
I strive to bring curiosity, openness, compassion, and a non-judgmental stance to my work and I challenge my patients to do the same. My patients want a way to feel and express their feelings and no longer avoid them. They want to open up their capacity for joy and acceptance.
(832) 990-8760 View (832) 990-8760

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 77098

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Psychiatrists in 77098 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
96% Depression
80% Bipolar Disorder
74% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% ADHD
66% Medication Management

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% Cigna and Evernorth
94% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
94% Optum

How Psychiatrists in 77098 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
36% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 77098?

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.