Psychiatrists in 77478

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Abiola Oyemade
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Abiola Oyemade is a Psychiatric Mental Health Provider who sees patients from age 16-90 years, who has been practicing since 2018. She graduated from Wilkes University with her Doctorate in Nursing, Walden University with a degree in Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health. Abiola believes in combining Psychopharmacology and psychotherapy as treatment approach. She believes we must be consistent with our actions throughout our journey in life , being persistent and patient in life, will make your goals come into fruition. Her main areas of focus include ADHD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Major Depressive disorder and Insomnia.
Abiola Oyemade is a Psychiatric Mental Health Provider who sees patients from age 16-90 years, who has been practicing since 2018. She graduated from Wilkes University with her Doctorate in Nursing, Walden University with a degree in Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health. Abiola believes in combining Psychopharmacology and psychotherapy as treatment approach. She believes we must be consistent with our actions throughout our journey in life , being persistent and patient in life, will make your goals come into fruition. Her main areas of focus include ADHD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Major Depressive disorder and Insomnia.
(346) 660-2430 View (346) 660-2430
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Abimbola Odedairo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Hi there! I am Abby, a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Texas. I have been practicing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner for the past three years. I help people struggling with mental health challenges.
Hi there! I am Abby, a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Texas. I have been practicing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner for the past three years. I help people struggling with mental health challenges.
(346) 472-2785 View (346) 472-2785
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Maven Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Do you feel overwhelmed, burnout, mentally or physically exhausted? Are you struggling with anxiety and can’t seem to manage mood swings? Unable to achieve your goals due to lack of attention span and decreased motivation? There may be many contributing factors complicating your situation such as unresolved conflicts from childhood, substance abuse and interpersonal relationships. It may also be quite scary to seek medications and treatment for things you can feel but not see. So let’s aim to resolve these mental health issues together with holistic and integrative methods. Munira Jiwani, PMHNP-BC
Do you feel overwhelmed, burnout, mentally or physically exhausted? Are you struggling with anxiety and can’t seem to manage mood swings? Unable to achieve your goals due to lack of attention span and decreased motivation? There may be many contributing factors complicating your situation such as unresolved conflicts from childhood, substance abuse and interpersonal relationships. It may also be quite scary to seek medications and treatment for things you can feel but not see. So let’s aim to resolve these mental health issues together with holistic and integrative methods. Munira Jiwani, PMHNP-BC
(844) 778-1583 View (844) 778-1583
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Izuchukwu Emejulu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
I am a nationally credentialed and board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from University of South Alabama with certification to treat children, adolescents, and adults. I also have an additional specialization as a DEA certified Buprenorphine practitioner with vast knowledge and experience in treating patients with opioid use disorders.
I am a nationally credentialed and board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from University of South Alabama with certification to treat children, adolescents, and adults. I also have an additional specialization as a DEA certified Buprenorphine practitioner with vast knowledge and experience in treating patients with opioid use disorders.
(281) 801-8612 View (281) 801-8612
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Madiha Syed
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Madiha Syed is a Psychiatrist in Texas with three years of experience. She completed her Residency at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Michigan and then completed an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Madiha believes in an integrated approach to both mind and body. She is a board-certified Psychiatrist with special interest in addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma related mental health. Madiha practices medication management with involvement of therapy and coaching in sessions.
Madiha Syed is a Psychiatrist in Texas with three years of experience. She completed her Residency at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Michigan and then completed an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Madiha believes in an integrated approach to both mind and body. She is a board-certified Psychiatrist with special interest in addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma related mental health. Madiha practices medication management with involvement of therapy and coaching in sessions.
(862) 362-2013 View (862) 362-2013
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Monica Stout
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Accepting new clients: Are you experiencing: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Fatigue, Irritability, Mood swings, Overwhelming work stress, Sleep difficulties, Lack motivation, Trouble focusing, Concentrating or any other mental health issues? I am dedicated to supporting you in achieving all of your wellness goals. I am a Doctor of Nursing practice double board-certified Psychiatric mental health and Family nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. I provide comprehensive evidence-based, holistic healthcare utilizing both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.
Accepting new clients: Are you experiencing: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Fatigue, Irritability, Mood swings, Overwhelming work stress, Sleep difficulties, Lack motivation, Trouble focusing, Concentrating or any other mental health issues? I am dedicated to supporting you in achieving all of your wellness goals. I am a Doctor of Nursing practice double board-certified Psychiatric mental health and Family nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. I provide comprehensive evidence-based, holistic healthcare utilizing both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.
(346) 857-0589 View (346) 857-0589
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Sabeen Faris
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Sabeen Faris is a double board-certified adult and geriatric Psychiatrist in Texas who has been practicing since 2009. She completed her Psychiatry residency from Nassau University Medical Center and her Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship from Hofstra Northshore - LIJ School of Medicine program at Zucker Hillside Hospital. Sabeen has extensive experience treating people with a wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders and psychological challenges. As a board-certified psychiatrist, Sabeen has worked in different mental health care settings including inpatient, outpatient, interventional psychiatry, and long-term care.
Sabeen Faris is a double board-certified adult and geriatric Psychiatrist in Texas who has been practicing since 2009. She completed her Psychiatry residency from Nassau University Medical Center and her Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship from Hofstra Northshore - LIJ School of Medicine program at Zucker Hillside Hospital. Sabeen has extensive experience treating people with a wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders and psychological challenges. As a board-certified psychiatrist, Sabeen has worked in different mental health care settings including inpatient, outpatient, interventional psychiatry, and long-term care.
(346) 639-5990 View (346) 639-5990
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Monica Stout
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
As a dual board-certified Psychiatric mental health and Family nurse practitioner with over 20 years in healthcare, I provide comprehensive evidence-based, holistic healthcare utilizing both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.
As a dual board-certified Psychiatric mental health and Family nurse practitioner with over 20 years in healthcare, I provide comprehensive evidence-based, holistic healthcare utilizing both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.
(346) 512-4710 View (346) 512-4710
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Oluwadayo Adeyemo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Dayo Adeyemo is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Have been in healthcare for almost fifteen years, providing holistic, compassionate mental, and medical care to various demography of patients. Dayo manages and treats a wide range of mental health disorders, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Dementia. Dayo provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management specifically tailored needs for each client according to their personal history and circumstances.
Dayo Adeyemo is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Have been in healthcare for almost fifteen years, providing holistic, compassionate mental, and medical care to various demography of patients. Dayo manages and treats a wide range of mental health disorders, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Dementia. Dayo provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management specifically tailored needs for each client according to their personal history and circumstances.
(281) 559-7086 View (281) 559-7086
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BioMinds Behavioral Health LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Dr. Owens treats people between the age of 17 to 64 with conditions such as ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Insomnia, Depression, Schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses.
Dr. Owens treats people between the age of 17 to 64 with conditions such as ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Insomnia, Depression, Schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses.
(346) 639-5091 View (346) 639-5091
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Macbarbara Amaechi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
Are you feeling trap and incapable to escape, does it seem like you can't find the light at the end of the tunnel. I know reaching out for help can be scary. Are you looking for some relief from your suffering, do you desire a provider that listens to you. I strive to tailor treatment to suit every individual's needs; my goal is for my patient to be educated on their options, therefore promoting health and wellness in a compassionate, and empathetic setting. I want to help you increase your power over your mental health, therefore closing the gap between where you are and where you could be. No Waitlist. Come let's work together!
Are you feeling trap and incapable to escape, does it seem like you can't find the light at the end of the tunnel. I know reaching out for help can be scary. Are you looking for some relief from your suffering, do you desire a provider that listens to you. I strive to tailor treatment to suit every individual's needs; my goal is for my patient to be educated on their options, therefore promoting health and wellness in a compassionate, and empathetic setting. I want to help you increase your power over your mental health, therefore closing the gap between where you are and where you could be. No Waitlist. Come let's work together!
(346) 521-4998 View (346) 521-4998
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Joshua Abraham Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Seeking mental health care can be an overwhelming experience but my approach is to break it down into simple steps. I meet my patients and families where they are, understand their concerns and collaborate with them to create a plan that we all can buy into. To create the best patient experience, I provide longer appointment times as well as my patients and families have my direct contact number so that we stay connected in between visits. I believe that quality time and collaborating with my patients and families leads to the best mental health care.
Seeking mental health care can be an overwhelming experience but my approach is to break it down into simple steps. I meet my patients and families where they are, understand their concerns and collaborate with them to create a plan that we all can buy into. To create the best patient experience, I provide longer appointment times as well as my patients and families have my direct contact number so that we stay connected in between visits. I believe that quality time and collaborating with my patients and families leads to the best mental health care.
(832) 500-8716 View (832) 500-8716
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Odiri Akushe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Odiri Akushe is a Board-Certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing since 2015. She is board certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center and American Association of Nurse practitioner and licensed to practice in Texas, Washington, Nevada, California, Oregon and Arizona and Florida. Odiri is experienced in a wide array of family and psychiatric conditions across the entire lifespan. She is well experienced in treating substance use disorders and opioid dependence. She has extensive experience treating psychiatric conditions and substance abuse both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Odiri Akushe is a Board-Certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing since 2015. She is board certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center and American Association of Nurse practitioner and licensed to practice in Texas, Washington, Nevada, California, Oregon and Arizona and Florida. Odiri is experienced in a wide array of family and psychiatric conditions across the entire lifespan. She is well experienced in treating substance use disorders and opioid dependence. She has extensive experience treating psychiatric conditions and substance abuse both inpatient and outpatient settings.
(346) 361-2198 View (346) 361-2198
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Oluremi Cole
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have a deep passion for providing comprehensive mental health care. I possess a strong foundation in psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment modalities. My goal is to provide individualized care by listening attentively and allowing you to take control of your treatment.
I am a dedicated and compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have a deep passion for providing comprehensive mental health care. I possess a strong foundation in psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment modalities. My goal is to provide individualized care by listening attentively and allowing you to take control of your treatment.
(832) 909-1650 View (832) 909-1650
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Elizabeth Emebo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Elizabeth Emebo is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing at Prairie View A&M University in Texas and earned her Master's degree at Walden University. Before working as a nurse practitioner, Elizabeth has several years of experience in Medical-surgical/Neurology/Neurosurgery. She has been providing excellent, compassionate psychiatric care to clients in an inpatient clinical setting.
Elizabeth Emebo is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing at Prairie View A&M University in Texas and earned her Master's degree at Walden University. Before working as a nurse practitioner, Elizabeth has several years of experience in Medical-surgical/Neurology/Neurosurgery. She has been providing excellent, compassionate psychiatric care to clients in an inpatient clinical setting.
(832) 281-5690 View (832) 281-5690
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CIP Healthcare LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Accepting New Clients in OH, TX & AZ-. I am committed to helping those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention-deficit disorder, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse. I am a practicing psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) in Ohio Arizona and Texas. I have been working as a nurse for 20 years and in mental health for 10 years—and have loved every moment! I became a nurse practitioner to deliver a higher level of patient care, realize a greater scope of practice and have increased job satisfaction. I wanted to participate in a follow- up and plan of care in a more meaningful way.
Accepting New Clients in OH, TX & AZ-. I am committed to helping those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention-deficit disorder, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse. I am a practicing psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) in Ohio Arizona and Texas. I have been working as a nurse for 20 years and in mental health for 10 years—and have loved every moment! I became a nurse practitioner to deliver a higher level of patient care, realize a greater scope of practice and have increased job satisfaction. I wanted to participate in a follow- up and plan of care in a more meaningful way.
(832) 802-7364 View (832) 802-7364
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Sohail Nibras
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Welcome! Accepting New Patients. Appointment available within a week. Life is unpredictable, and we sometimes find ourselves alone at sea in the middle of a storm. We can be overcome by feelings of stress, sadness, anger, frustration, and more. Navigating these feelings alone can be very challenging and seemingly impossible for some. Having professional and caring support is crucial to overcoming our struggles.
Welcome! Accepting New Patients. Appointment available within a week. Life is unpredictable, and we sometimes find ourselves alone at sea in the middle of a storm. We can be overcome by feelings of stress, sadness, anger, frustration, and more. Navigating these feelings alone can be very challenging and seemingly impossible for some. Having professional and caring support is crucial to overcoming our struggles.
(346) 215-1820 View (346) 215-1820
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Tracie DeJarnette-Holly
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Dr. DeJarnette received her bachelors of science degree from Michigan State University in E. Lansing, MI. She obtained her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. DeJarnette completed her general psychiatry residency at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. She also completed her child psychiatry and forensic psychiatry fellowships in New Orleans at Tulane University Medical Center. She is board certified in general, child and forensic psychiatry.
Dr. DeJarnette received her bachelors of science degree from Michigan State University in E. Lansing, MI. She obtained her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. DeJarnette completed her general psychiatry residency at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. She also completed her child psychiatry and forensic psychiatry fellowships in New Orleans at Tulane University Medical Center. She is board certified in general, child and forensic psychiatry.
(832) 990-1372 View (832) 990-1372
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Nurocoach Medical Group, PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478  (Online Only)
Nurocoach is a telehealth integrated psychiatry and talk therapy practice. We offer care coordination and alternative therapies - all in one stop. Our team provides expert diagnosis and holistic care for patients with psychiatric needs, recognizing that pharmaceutical solutions may not be the best fit for everyone. We are dedicated to access to care with many insurances pre-credentialed prior to the appointment.
Nurocoach is a telehealth integrated psychiatry and talk therapy practice. We offer care coordination and alternative therapies - all in one stop. Our team provides expert diagnosis and holistic care for patients with psychiatric needs, recognizing that pharmaceutical solutions may not be the best fit for everyone. We are dedicated to access to care with many insurances pre-credentialed prior to the appointment.
(832) 430-7249 View (832) 430-7249
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Lynora Metoyer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
My name is Dr. Lynora J. Metoyer. I am a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1987 with a Bachelors of Nursing degree. I practiced as a heart/kidney/liver transplant nurse and then transferred to Medical Surgical ICU at St. Luke's Hospital. I then obtained my Master's degree in Nursing and Post Masters FNP from University of Texas and Houston Baptist University respectively. I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2011 from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. I received my PMHNP certification in 2021.
My name is Dr. Lynora J. Metoyer. I am a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1987 with a Bachelors of Nursing degree. I practiced as a heart/kidney/liver transplant nurse and then transferred to Medical Surgical ICU at St. Luke's Hospital. I then obtained my Master's degree in Nursing and Post Masters FNP from University of Texas and Houston Baptist University respectively. I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2011 from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. I received my PMHNP certification in 2021.
(346) 414-0900 View (346) 414-0900

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 77478

40+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in 77478 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Bipolar Disorder
76% Medication Management
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% ADHD
65% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% Cigna and Evernorth
85% Optum

How Psychiatrists in 77478 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 77478?

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.