Psychiatrists in 91730

Photo of Maureen N Okereke, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 91730, CA
Maureen N Okereke
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-C, PHN, RN
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Dr Maureen Okereke is a dual board certified Family Nurse practitioner (FNP-C) and psychiatrist mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She earned her Doctorate Degree with specialty in psychiatric and Mental Health from Brandman University Irvine, California. She also possesses a Master's of Science of Nursing from Charles Drew University. She is committed to providing individualized evidenced based patient's care that combines the most effective tools including comprehensive assessment, medication management and supportive therapies.
Dr Maureen Okereke is a dual board certified Family Nurse practitioner (FNP-C) and psychiatrist mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She earned her Doctorate Degree with specialty in psychiatric and Mental Health from Brandman University Irvine, California. She also possesses a Master's of Science of Nursing from Charles Drew University. She is committed to providing individualized evidenced based patient's care that combines the most effective tools including comprehensive assessment, medication management and supportive therapies.
(909) 330-4706 View (909) 330-4706
Photo of Dr. Inez J Ezea, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 91730, CA
Dr. Inez J Ezea
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
As a Board Certified Psychiatrist Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I take a holistic approach when providing care, because your overall health is my priority. My goals are to ensure just, equitable, empathetic and compassionate care during every patient encounter, and in doing so, improve patient experiences and overall health outcomes. I am passionate about helping others obtain optimal health so they can thrive and live fulfilling lives. I have a Master’s degree in advanced community & public health nursing from CSUSB, & a Doctorate in nursing practice & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Loma Linda University.
As a Board Certified Psychiatrist Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I take a holistic approach when providing care, because your overall health is my priority. My goals are to ensure just, equitable, empathetic and compassionate care during every patient encounter, and in doing so, improve patient experiences and overall health outcomes. I am passionate about helping others obtain optimal health so they can thrive and live fulfilling lives. I have a Master’s degree in advanced community & public health nursing from CSUSB, & a Doctorate in nursing practice & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Loma Linda University.
(951) 381-8031 View (951) 381-8031
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The Focus Doc
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. is a 3rd generation physician, 2nd generation psychiatrist, and physician educator. He is passionate about improving the mental health treatment experience. His mission is to ensure personalized, industry-leading, preeminent care is accessible and affordable. He has worked with thousands of patients over the years and overseen program development for tens of thousands of others. He truly understands there is no "one size fits all" approach.
Dr. Dave Auluck, M.D. is a 3rd generation physician, 2nd generation psychiatrist, and physician educator. He is passionate about improving the mental health treatment experience. His mission is to ensure personalized, industry-leading, preeminent care is accessible and affordable. He has worked with thousands of patients over the years and overseen program development for tens of thousands of others. He truly understands there is no "one size fits all" approach.
(951) 223-7096 View (951) 223-7096
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Darlene Alugbue
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
There’s so much to enjoy about life, and yet mental health symptoms often get in the way. Sometimes there’s an imbalance in your brain chemistry, and other times trauma or current circumstances are to blame. Either way, it’s not your fault if you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, debilitating grief, or other challenges. However, you do have the power to find the care you need to feel better. As a nurse practitioner I offer emotional support, medication management, and therapy to help you overcome problems that are holding you back. Together we can help you change course towards a more peaceful, meaningful, and enjoyable life.
There’s so much to enjoy about life, and yet mental health symptoms often get in the way. Sometimes there’s an imbalance in your brain chemistry, and other times trauma or current circumstances are to blame. Either way, it’s not your fault if you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, debilitating grief, or other challenges. However, you do have the power to find the care you need to feel better. As a nurse practitioner I offer emotional support, medication management, and therapy to help you overcome problems that are holding you back. Together we can help you change course towards a more peaceful, meaningful, and enjoyable life.
(951) 944-2432 View (951) 944-2432
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Cathlyn Cwiek
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
As a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) I will work with you to understand your unique situation and develop a personalized treatment plan. This will include prescribing psychotropic medications, if appropriate to help manage symptoms and improve your overall well-being. Therapy options are available to help you develop coping mechanisms, address underlying issues, and build resilience.
As a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) I will work with you to understand your unique situation and develop a personalized treatment plan. This will include prescribing psychotropic medications, if appropriate to help manage symptoms and improve your overall well-being. Therapy options are available to help you develop coping mechanisms, address underlying issues, and build resilience.
(951) 389-5571 View (951) 389-5571
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Michael Marshall
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730  (Online Only)
Michael Marshall, is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Los Angeles, California who works with adults and adolescents, and provides care for patients who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Michael Marshall has extensive experience treating patients who are in crisis and has worked as a registered nurse/nurse practitioner in behavioral health for 15 years. Michael’s, treatment approach is rooted in evidence-based practice using a client centered approach.
Michael Marshall, is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Los Angeles, California who works with adults and adolescents, and provides care for patients who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Michael Marshall has extensive experience treating patients who are in crisis and has worked as a registered nurse/nurse practitioner in behavioral health for 15 years. Michael’s, treatment approach is rooted in evidence-based practice using a client centered approach.
(951) 356-9648 View (951) 356-9648
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Sachin Relia
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
I strive to partner with my patients in achieving mental health wellness. I utilize psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic skills in developing a truly individualized treatment plan. In addition, I focus on impact of sleep on mental health outcomes and therefore, utilize my background in sleep medicine and incorporate those principles while providing psychiatric care.
I strive to partner with my patients in achieving mental health wellness. I utilize psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic skills in developing a truly individualized treatment plan. In addition, I focus on impact of sleep on mental health outcomes and therefore, utilize my background in sleep medicine and incorporate those principles while providing psychiatric care.
(909) 245-6420 View (909) 245-6420
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Dr. Denise Persichino
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Persichino is a medical doctor with over a decade of experience as a board certified psychiatrist. Trained at Loma Linda University, she has a passion for helping her clients to achieve their own best personal state of balance and Health.
Dr. Persichino is a medical doctor with over a decade of experience as a board certified psychiatrist. Trained at Loma Linda University, she has a passion for helping her clients to achieve their own best personal state of balance and Health.
(951) 903-5818 View (951) 903-5818
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Mottsin Thomas
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS-Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(951) 261-8669 View (951) 261-8669
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Advanced Psychology Associates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. My patients enjoys comprehensive treatments customized specifically for their unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow them to see your provider from the comfort of their home, an online patient portal that lets them communicate directly with their provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. My patients enjoys comprehensive treatments customized specifically for their unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow them to see your provider from the comfort of their home, an online patient portal that lets them communicate directly with their provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
(951) 262-7920 View (951) 262-7920
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Dr. Ike Ohiaeri
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience. My practice has been serving the Inland Empire for over 20 years, and recently opened our second practice in Rancho Cucamonga. I specialize in the psychopharmacology of Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Anxiety disorders, Substance-Abuse, ADD/ADHD, and much more. I look forward to helping you.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience. My practice has been serving the Inland Empire for over 20 years, and recently opened our second practice in Rancho Cucamonga. I specialize in the psychopharmacology of Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Anxiety disorders, Substance-Abuse, ADD/ADHD, and much more. I look forward to helping you.
(909) 402-3955 View (909) 402-3955
Photo of Timothy Tien-Min Lee, Psychiatrist in 91730, CA
Timothy Tien-Min Lee
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
After 13 years of training future psychiatrists at Loma Linda University, God led me to leave a job I loved and start my own practice to focus on caring for patients. I am glad for the opportunity and privilege to work with people of all faiths, but particularly have a passion for helping fellow Christians. I am experienced in both medication management and psychotherapy, and have a particular interest in Christian counseling.
After 13 years of training future psychiatrists at Loma Linda University, God led me to leave a job I loved and start my own practice to focus on caring for patients. I am glad for the opportunity and privilege to work with people of all faiths, but particularly have a passion for helping fellow Christians. I am experienced in both medication management and psychotherapy, and have a particular interest in Christian counseling.
(951) 338-6735 x6 View (951) 338-6735 x6
Photo of Ijeoma Mbadugha, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 91730, CA
Ijeoma Mbadugha
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730  (Online Only)
We are glad you stopped by! Do you think you have ADHD? Do you need answers and/or treatment? We got you! We are accepting new patients for ADHD Neuropsychological testing. Are you anxious? having mood swings? Have you been feeling sad, tearful, empty, helpless, hopeless, or worthless? Fixed on past failures or self-blame? Lack of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities? We also have great medication management and psychotherapy tools available to help you get your life back. Call us today to book an appointment.
We are glad you stopped by! Do you think you have ADHD? Do you need answers and/or treatment? We got you! We are accepting new patients for ADHD Neuropsychological testing. Are you anxious? having mood swings? Have you been feeling sad, tearful, empty, helpless, hopeless, or worthless? Fixed on past failures or self-blame? Lack of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities? We also have great medication management and psychotherapy tools available to help you get your life back. Call us today to book an appointment.
(951) 338-9988 View (951) 338-9988
Photo of Jonathan Allotey, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 91730, CA
Jonathan Allotey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA
(661) 438-0261 View (661) 438-0261
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Uchenna Okoye
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
(951) 432-5740 View (951) 432-5740
Photo of Claudette Banda, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 91730, CA
Claudette Banda
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
(909) 736-3468 View (909) 736-3468
Photo of Reginald Casilang, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 91730, CA
Reginald Casilang
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730  (Online Only)
Do you experience persistent sadness, hopelessness, or negative thoughts? Difficulty concentrating, excessive worry, or feeling constantly on edge? Changes in appetite or weight, neglecting personal responsibilities, or withdrawing from social interactions? If treatments for depression, anxiety, or ADHD haven't worked, seeking help requires courage. I am here to provide support. You don't have to face these challenges alone. It would be my privilege to support you on your journey toward achieving your goals and improving your mental well-being.
Do you experience persistent sadness, hopelessness, or negative thoughts? Difficulty concentrating, excessive worry, or feeling constantly on edge? Changes in appetite or weight, neglecting personal responsibilities, or withdrawing from social interactions? If treatments for depression, anxiety, or ADHD haven't worked, seeking help requires courage. I am here to provide support. You don't have to face these challenges alone. It would be my privilege to support you on your journey toward achieving your goals and improving your mental well-being.
(909) 484-8888 View (909) 484-8888
Photo of Jack Mkroyan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 91730, CA
Jack Mkroyan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Telepsychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Telepsychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA
(661) 465-3972 View (661) 465-3972
Photo of Ryan Thebo, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 91730, CA
Ryan Thebo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Telepsychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: pwpsychiatry.com/CA
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Telepsychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: pwpsychiatry.com/CA
(888) 909-8676 View (888) 909-8676
Photo of WellPsyche Medical Group, Psychiatrist in 91730, CA
WellPsyche Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Our practice offers the latest in psychiatry including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your psychiatrist from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Conservative and Effective approach to medication management and can help you balance your life.
(424) 349-5370 View (424) 349-5370

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 91730

30+

Average cost per session

$225

Psychiatrists in 91730 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
83% ADHD
83% Medication Management
80% Depression
80% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
80% Sleep or Insomnia
77% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
91% Cigna and Evernorth
91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 91730 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

58% Female
42% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 91730?

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.