Psychiatrists in Yellville, AR

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Buffalo River Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Yellville, AR 72687  (Online Only)
Providing psychiatric services for adults and children. Treating a variety of mental health diagnoses including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Very often after developing a successful treatment plan we hear “I feel like I have gotten my life back.”
Providing psychiatric services for adults and children. Treating a variety of mental health diagnoses including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Very often after developing a successful treatment plan we hear “I feel like I have gotten my life back.”
(870) 259-5108 View (870) 259-5108

Online Psychiatrists

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Whitney H Reed
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mountain Home, AR 72653  (Online Only)
An ideal client is someone that needs support in navigating and understanding how medication management can be an important component in meeting their treatment goals. My ideal client communicates with me openly about their response to medication, both good and bad. They are willing to be open-minded and are interested in learning about their medication and advocating for themselves when something isn't right.
An ideal client is someone that needs support in navigating and understanding how medication management can be an important component in meeting their treatment goals. My ideal client communicates with me openly about their response to medication, both good and bad. They are willing to be open-minded and are interested in learning about their medication and advocating for themselves when something isn't right.
(870) 259-5098 View (870) 259-5098
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Mark Andersen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrison, AR 72601  (Online Only)
During my 30 years of practicing psychiatry, I've come to firmly believe that our connection as caregiver and patient is the single biggest reason clients either get healthier or continue to struggle. This means it's crucial for us to spend time connecting. It means I need to hear your story, the ups and downs, the successes, the failures and the frustrations with previous treatment. More than anything though, it means that we need to be honest with one another. Only then, in the midst of hearing about your journey, can I give my greatest effort to help you. If you're ready and willing to teach me about you, I'm ready to learn.
During my 30 years of practicing psychiatry, I've come to firmly believe that our connection as caregiver and patient is the single biggest reason clients either get healthier or continue to struggle. This means it's crucial for us to spend time connecting. It means I need to hear your story, the ups and downs, the successes, the failures and the frustrations with previous treatment. More than anything though, it means that we need to be honest with one another. Only then, in the midst of hearing about your journey, can I give my greatest effort to help you. If you're ready and willing to teach me about you, I'm ready to learn.
(870) 340-2636 View (870) 340-2636
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Dauntless Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72703  (Online Only)
Welcome to Dauntless Psychiatry! We aim is to provide the Very Best Psychiatric Care to the Northwest Arkansas community. In order to do so, it is Imperative that we are able to provide new patient appointments ASAP! Our goal and commitment is to schedule new patients for initial evaluation with one of our experienced Psychiatric Clinicians WITHIN 2 WEEKS! Our Providers: - Jacquelyn Lange-Halley, MD (Board Certified General Psychiatrist); - Ashlea Brewer, PMHNP (Psych Nurse Practitioner); - Jahnneliz Perez, PMHNP (Psych Nurse Practitioner); - Jessica Musgrove, PMHNP (Psych Nurse Practitioner);
Welcome to Dauntless Psychiatry! We aim is to provide the Very Best Psychiatric Care to the Northwest Arkansas community. In order to do so, it is Imperative that we are able to provide new patient appointments ASAP! Our goal and commitment is to schedule new patients for initial evaluation with one of our experienced Psychiatric Clinicians WITHIN 2 WEEKS! Our Providers: - Jacquelyn Lange-Halley, MD (Board Certified General Psychiatrist); - Ashlea Brewer, PMHNP (Psych Nurse Practitioner); - Jahnneliz Perez, PMHNP (Psych Nurse Practitioner); - Jessica Musgrove, PMHNP (Psych Nurse Practitioner);
(479) 239-9906 View (479) 239-9906
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Lauren Nguyen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rogers, AR 72758
My ideal client is someone struggling with mental illness who is looking to improve their quality of life and overall wellness. It is someone who needs help with diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and is willing to be open and honest about their symptoms and progress.
My ideal client is someone struggling with mental illness who is looking to improve their quality of life and overall wellness. It is someone who needs help with diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and is willing to be open and honest about their symptoms and progress.
(479) 309-1060 View (479) 309-1060
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Jennifer Penne
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MNSc, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Jennifer Penne is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with training and experience treating patients across the lifespan. She has worked in various settings including community mental health, outpatient, inpatient, residential, and emergency crisis settings. Jennifer’s experience includes working with children and adolescents in therapeutic foster care, therapeutic day treatment, and school-based programs as well as adults. Jennifer believes in treating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
Jennifer Penne is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with training and experience treating patients across the lifespan. She has worked in various settings including community mental health, outpatient, inpatient, residential, and emergency crisis settings. Jennifer’s experience includes working with children and adolescents in therapeutic foster care, therapeutic day treatment, and school-based programs as well as adults. Jennifer believes in treating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
(479) 269-1716 View (479) 269-1716
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Dr. Dianna Esmaeilpour
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rogers, AR 72756
Now accepting new patients at Capstone Psychiatry. Dr. Esmaeilpour is a Child and Adult Psychiatrist. She treats mood, anxiety, and thought disorders as well as PTSD and neurodevelopmental disorders. She believes that a good patient physician relationship is the foundation for good care.
Now accepting new patients at Capstone Psychiatry. Dr. Esmaeilpour is a Child and Adult Psychiatrist. She treats mood, anxiety, and thought disorders as well as PTSD and neurodevelopmental disorders. She believes that a good patient physician relationship is the foundation for good care.
(501) 441-4980 View (501) 441-4980
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Melissa Bell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
22 Endorsed
Conway, AR 72034
Hi, I'm Melissa. I'm a Nurse Practitioner, board certified in both Psychiatry & Family Practice. I practice in Conway AR at Christian Perspective Counseling and online throughout Arkansas). I have a relational practice style that encourages open and professional communication, with goals of providing individualized and compassionate care. I believe that shame dies when shared in safe spaces. My clients will feel heard, believed, and valued for who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.
Hi, I'm Melissa. I'm a Nurse Practitioner, board certified in both Psychiatry & Family Practice. I practice in Conway AR at Christian Perspective Counseling and online throughout Arkansas). I have a relational practice style that encourages open and professional communication, with goals of providing individualized and compassionate care. I believe that shame dies when shared in safe spaces. My clients will feel heard, believed, and valued for who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.
(501) 322-6361 View (501) 322-6361
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Heather Humphrey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Rogers, AR 72758
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This board certification enables me to treat mental health across the lifespan, which allows me to care for and prescribe medicine for children, teens, and adults. My background includes working in an intensive care unit, outpatient care, and crisis stabilization, as well as interning in many outpatient psychiatric settings. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse, mood disorders, sleep disorders, crises, PTSD, ADHD, psychotic disorders, and more.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This board certification enables me to treat mental health across the lifespan, which allows me to care for and prescribe medicine for children, teens, and adults. My background includes working in an intensive care unit, outpatient care, and crisis stabilization, as well as interning in many outpatient psychiatric settings. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse, mood disorders, sleep disorders, crises, PTSD, ADHD, psychotic disorders, and more.
(479) 346-1338 View (479) 346-1338
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Abigail Speights Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Bentonville, AR 72712
Abigail has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, both psychiatric and medical. As an experienced healthcare provider, Abigail utilizes her 8 years of experience to assist her patients in improving their quality of life. Abigail provides medication management. It is her goal to help identify the root causes of her patient’s current symptoms by extensive lab testing, ordering genetic testing, and a thorough evaluation. Abigail has developed a referral network with trusted therapists when ongoing therapy is needed. Abigail believes that working together as a team is the best approach to gain successful outcomes for her patients.
Abigail has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, both psychiatric and medical. As an experienced healthcare provider, Abigail utilizes her 8 years of experience to assist her patients in improving their quality of life. Abigail provides medication management. It is her goal to help identify the root causes of her patient’s current symptoms by extensive lab testing, ordering genetic testing, and a thorough evaluation. Abigail has developed a referral network with trusted therapists when ongoing therapy is needed. Abigail believes that working together as a team is the best approach to gain successful outcomes for her patients.
(318) 558-8303 View (318) 558-8303
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Ariella Frazier
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Conway, AR 72032
I am a licensed, board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have an interest in treating the mental health care needs of the adult and older adult populations. I primarily treat depression, anxiety, bipolar, and PTSD disorders. I offer medication management and supportive therapy for clients. I also incorporate a collaborative approach and may refer to​ more specialized therapy options that could be beneficial.
I am a licensed, board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have an interest in treating the mental health care needs of the adult and older adult populations. I primarily treat depression, anxiety, bipolar, and PTSD disorders. I offer medication management and supportive therapy for clients. I also incorporate a collaborative approach and may refer to​ more specialized therapy options that could be beneficial.
(501) 456-4014 View (501) 456-4014
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Kaitlin Hiddle
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Bentonville, AR 72712
Kaitlin helps all people young or old, small or great find gentle care and wise counsel for a better future.
Kaitlin helps all people young or old, small or great find gentle care and wise counsel for a better future.
(479) 309-1071 View (479) 309-1071
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Dr. Charla Watkins
Psychiatric Nurse, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-B, BC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72703
I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and grief. I also provide EMDR therapy which is excellent for recovery of trauma. I provide psychotherapy/counseling and medication management individualized for each patient in a safe and therapeutic environment that promotes healing and thriving.
I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and grief. I also provide EMDR therapy which is excellent for recovery of trauma. I provide psychotherapy/counseling and medication management individualized for each patient in a safe and therapeutic environment that promotes healing and thriving.
(479) 446-6283 View (479) 446-6283
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Scotty Spurlin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, AR 72031
As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, I enjoy helping older children, adolescents, and adults achieve their goals and improve their lives. My emphasis is medication management, but I often also recommend counseling. I welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community. While I do see older adults, I do not specialize in dementia or geriatric psychiatry.
As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, I enjoy helping older children, adolescents, and adults achieve their goals and improve their lives. My emphasis is medication management, but I often also recommend counseling. I welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community. While I do see older adults, I do not specialize in dementia or geriatric psychiatry.
(501) 214-6233 View (501) 214-6233
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Stephanie Burnett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP-C, CNL-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maumelle, AR 72113
Welcome! I offer medication management, supportive therapy, genetic testing for psychotropic mediations, mindfulness techniques, and other ever evolving holistic practices. I'm not your typical Psych Nurse Practitioner. I have spent over a decade building concepts taught within my practice. Within all sessions, I integrate a systematic approach composed of my 7-Step Butterfly Method TM which offers educational concepts of awareness, growth and healing from faulty thinking patterns. You will find ease in your life and more control over your emotional life and mindset.
Welcome! I offer medication management, supportive therapy, genetic testing for psychotropic mediations, mindfulness techniques, and other ever evolving holistic practices. I'm not your typical Psych Nurse Practitioner. I have spent over a decade building concepts taught within my practice. Within all sessions, I integrate a systematic approach composed of my 7-Step Butterfly Method TM which offers educational concepts of awareness, growth and healing from faulty thinking patterns. You will find ease in your life and more control over your emotional life and mindset.
(501) 271-3874 View (501) 271-3874
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Alisha McCool
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MNSc, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Conway, AR 72032
New patients welcome! Hello! My name is Alisha. I have worked in mental healthcare for over 10 years with people of all ages and diagnoses. I am here to listen and help you with what is troubling you. I have the training and experience to help you reach your mental health goals. Services include medication management and/or therapy. I enjoy working with people of all ages. If you want to start feeling better, give me a call.
New patients welcome! Hello! My name is Alisha. I have worked in mental healthcare for over 10 years with people of all ages and diagnoses. I am here to listen and help you with what is troubling you. I have the training and experience to help you reach your mental health goals. Services include medication management and/or therapy. I enjoy working with people of all ages. If you want to start feeling better, give me a call.
(501) 441-3353 View (501) 441-3353
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Saadia Haneef
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Rogers, AR 72758
I believe that prioritizing your mental health is crucial in helping both adults and children attain the best possible quality of life. Careful, conservative use of medications can help lay a foundation for change, strengthen your progress and move you faster towards your goals in life. I look forward to providing you or your family member the thorough, compassionate care I would want for my own family members.
I believe that prioritizing your mental health is crucial in helping both adults and children attain the best possible quality of life. Careful, conservative use of medications can help lay a foundation for change, strengthen your progress and move you faster towards your goals in life. I look forward to providing you or your family member the thorough, compassionate care I would want for my own family members.
(479) 202-6173 View (479) 202-6173
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Rhonda Mattox
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Little Rock, AR 72223  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Mattox specializes in helping people "Rise, Shine, & Transform" after a fall. It's tempting to ruminate and retreat after life's great disappointments (divorce, death, downsize & other devastating blows.) But Dr. Mattox helps you get off the sidelines and get back into the game of life. She serves as a guide to facilitate the process through coaching. Some think they "should be stronger" or that it's weak to invest in coaching. But the truth is that it's not weak to seek feedback. Why do you think Tiger Woods, Venus Williams, and Michael Jordan have coaches? Why do you think Fortune 500 companies have advisory boards? Results!
Dr. Mattox specializes in helping people "Rise, Shine, & Transform" after a fall. It's tempting to ruminate and retreat after life's great disappointments (divorce, death, downsize & other devastating blows.) But Dr. Mattox helps you get off the sidelines and get back into the game of life. She serves as a guide to facilitate the process through coaching. Some think they "should be stronger" or that it's weak to invest in coaching. But the truth is that it's not weak to seek feedback. Why do you think Tiger Woods, Venus Williams, and Michael Jordan have coaches? Why do you think Fortune 500 companies have advisory boards? Results!
(501) 322-8165 View (501) 322-8165
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Stephanie Bohannon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Not Verified Not Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Stephanie Bohannon is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience treating patients across the lifespan. She believes in treating the patient holistically by using a combination of medication management, psychotherapy, exercise, nutrition, and procedures, such as Spravato and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). While developing a treatment plan, she considers the patient’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. Additionally, she strongly believes in empowering her patients by educating them on different treatment options and making them an active part of their treatment.
Stephanie Bohannon is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience treating patients across the lifespan. She believes in treating the patient holistically by using a combination of medication management, psychotherapy, exercise, nutrition, and procedures, such as Spravato and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). While developing a treatment plan, she considers the patient’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. Additionally, she strongly believes in empowering her patients by educating them on different treatment options and making them an active part of their treatment.
(479) 334-0501 View (479) 334-0501
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Brittany Seifert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Rogers, AR 72758
Brittany Seifert is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in various settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential, and emergency crisis settings. Brittany recognizes the importance of treating the whole person: mind and body. She has an integrative approach that focuses on the individual as a whole, not just a diagnosis.
Brittany Seifert is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in various settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential, and emergency crisis settings. Brittany recognizes the importance of treating the whole person: mind and body. She has an integrative approach that focuses on the individual as a whole, not just a diagnosis.
(479) 227-5931 View (479) 227-5931

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Number of Psychiatrists in Yellville, AR

< 10

Psychiatrists in Yellville, AR who prioritize treating:

100% Geriatric and Seniors
100% Dissociative Disorders (DID)
100% Psychosis
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Medication Management

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Yellville, AR see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Yellville?

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.