Psychiatrists in Laveen, AZ

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Psychunlimited.com
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified Verified
Laveen, AZ 85339  (Online Only)
Telehealth Psychiatrist, dedicated in assisting clients to achieve quality of life and balance by addressing their psychiatric needs; court cases also. I am certified in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, primordial sound meditation, yoga nidra meditation, guided imagery and reiki energy work. EMDR may also be available for those with traumas. I also practice other introspective and spiritual methods in my practice, such as hypnotherapy and chakra balancing. The needs of the client are my priority. What also makes my practice unique, is that I am also a canine psychiatrist and see many furry clients.
Telehealth Psychiatrist, dedicated in assisting clients to achieve quality of life and balance by addressing their psychiatric needs; court cases also. I am certified in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, primordial sound meditation, yoga nidra meditation, guided imagery and reiki energy work. EMDR may also be available for those with traumas. I also practice other introspective and spiritual methods in my practice, such as hypnotherapy and chakra balancing. The needs of the client are my priority. What also makes my practice unique, is that I am also a canine psychiatrist and see many furry clients.
(623) 738-4899 View (623) 738-4899
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Fidel Psychiatric Health Services PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APN, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Laveen, AZ 85339  (Online Only)
Make Appointment now with link: https://provider.kareo.com/fidelis-ebereonwu Your mental health has a lot to tell about your success in life. Many people are suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, psychosis and substance abuse to mention only a few. There is no shame in seeking help. You will be helped and not judged. I will do my best to help you get better and get well. I have the compassion and what it takes to help you. Please let us share that problem. Book here and be seen through headway. https://headway.co/providers/fidelis-ebereonwu?utm_source=pem&utm_medium=direct_link&utm_campaign=71305
Make Appointment now with link: https://provider.kareo.com/fidelis-ebereonwu Your mental health has a lot to tell about your success in life. Many people are suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, psychosis and substance abuse to mention only a few. There is no shame in seeking help. You will be helped and not judged. I will do my best to help you get better and get well. I have the compassion and what it takes to help you. Please let us share that problem. Book here and be seen through headway. https://headway.co/providers/fidelis-ebereonwu?utm_source=pem&utm_medium=direct_link&utm_campaign=71305
(602) 584-8623 View (602) 584-8623
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Dr. Jade Goodloe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN , PMHNP
Verified Verified
Laveen, AZ 85339  (Online Only)
We are currently welcoming new patients for Telehealth appointments. As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I specialize in the diagnostic assessment, medication management, & therapeutic treatment of Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, OCD, & PTSD. Given my background as an active-duty service member & psychiatry provider, I additionally specialize in military & veteran mental health. I treat adults of all backgrounds, 18 years & older located throughout the state.
We are currently welcoming new patients for Telehealth appointments. As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I specialize in the diagnostic assessment, medication management, & therapeutic treatment of Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, OCD, & PTSD. Given my background as an active-duty service member & psychiatry provider, I additionally specialize in military & veteran mental health. I treat adults of all backgrounds, 18 years & older located throughout the state.
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Jade Health and Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
Laveen, AZ 85339  (Online Only)
My ideal client is one that will allow me to help them find purpose and together we will create goals. My hope is to help potential clients gain insight into there lives, develop coping skills, and achieve balance. Whether the person needs medication management or talk therapy, I am there to help. I specialize in persons with anxiety, depression, mood, sleep and adhd issues.
My ideal client is one that will allow me to help them find purpose and together we will create goals. My hope is to help potential clients gain insight into there lives, develop coping skills, and achieve balance. Whether the person needs medication management or talk therapy, I am there to help. I specialize in persons with anxiety, depression, mood, sleep and adhd issues.
(602) 932-1571 View (602) 932-1571

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Arizona Professionals Health Program
Psychiatrist, MD, FASAM, MRO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85003
I am empathetic and highly skilled at treating individuals with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex and eating disorders. I understand the prevalence of trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders in patients recovering from substance and/or behavioral addictions, thus I accept patients with dual or multiple diagnoses. Of specific interest to me is working with licensed professionals who have addiction treatment needs. I provide education, intervention, assessment, treatment support, monitoring, and/or relapse prevention to professionals whose licensing and/or ability to practice is at stake.
I am empathetic and highly skilled at treating individuals with substance use disorders and behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex and eating disorders. I understand the prevalence of trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders in patients recovering from substance and/or behavioral addictions, thus I accept patients with dual or multiple diagnoses. Of specific interest to me is working with licensed professionals who have addiction treatment needs. I provide education, intervention, assessment, treatment support, monitoring, and/or relapse prevention to professionals whose licensing and/or ability to practice is at stake.
(520) 462-6251 View (520) 462-6251
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Dr. Sandhya Masih | Rarebloom Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
I'm a board-certified psychiatrist that specializes in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. My approach combines evidence based psychiatric treatments with complementary and alternative therapies. I believe in treating the whole person - the mind, body and spirit - rather than just addressing symptoms. I treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, PMDD, perinatal and perimenopausal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy loss and grief, infertility struggles, OCD and ADHD
I'm a board-certified psychiatrist that specializes in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry. My approach combines evidence based psychiatric treatments with complementary and alternative therapies. I believe in treating the whole person - the mind, body and spirit - rather than just addressing symptoms. I treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, PMDD, perinatal and perimenopausal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy loss and grief, infertility struggles, OCD and ADHD
(928) 291-2104 View (928) 291-2104
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Jackson Njeru
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
I am a doctoral prepared licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who brings extensive experience in treating diverse mental health conditions. Licensed in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan and I reflect a commitment to accessible, high-quality care to diverse mental health clients. Rooted in evidence-based methodologies, I employs a comprehensive strategy encompassing evaluation, diagnosis, and individualized treatment plans that include medication prescriptions and management.
I am a doctoral prepared licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who brings extensive experience in treating diverse mental health conditions. Licensed in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan and I reflect a commitment to accessible, high-quality care to diverse mental health clients. Rooted in evidence-based methodologies, I employs a comprehensive strategy encompassing evaluation, diagnosis, and individualized treatment plans that include medication prescriptions and management.
(520) 650-5657 View (520) 650-5657
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Insight Psychiatry and Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85001  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients. Drop the rock you are carrying. We treat all mental health struggles. We treat the symptoms, not the diagnosis, holistically. We now offer appointments on evenings and weekends. As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I believe in taking a holistic approach to patient care, addressing the symptoms of mental illness and the underlying causes. This is a team approach to mental health treatment as I work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that may include medication management, therapy, and lifestyle changes. We are here to help you!
Accepting new patients. Drop the rock you are carrying. We treat all mental health struggles. We treat the symptoms, not the diagnosis, holistically. We now offer appointments on evenings and weekends. As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I believe in taking a holistic approach to patient care, addressing the symptoms of mental illness and the underlying causes. This is a team approach to mental health treatment as I work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that may include medication management, therapy, and lifestyle changes. We are here to help you!
(520) 415-2622 View (520) 415-2622
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Margaret Waithaka
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85021  (Online Only)
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been in the mental health field for 15 years. I offer compassionate, and quality mental health services for people age 18 and above.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been in the mental health field for 15 years. I offer compassionate, and quality mental health services for people age 18 and above.
(623) 267-9219 View (623) 267-9219
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Shweta Kapoor (Kalm Psychiatry Llc)
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
I believe in addressing human suffering and treating the human behind the diagnostic labels. I am one of the few clinicians in the US with dual training as a psychiatrist and clinical psychologist with extensive training and work experience at Emory, Baylor, Menninger Clinic, and Mayo Clinic. I focus on understanding my patients' struggles beyond diagnostic labels. I identify as a trauma-informed therapist. I understand how traumatic experiences deeply impact one's psyche and the disruptive effect these have on one's life trajectory . Understanding life stories and trauma responses lead to much more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
I believe in addressing human suffering and treating the human behind the diagnostic labels. I am one of the few clinicians in the US with dual training as a psychiatrist and clinical psychologist with extensive training and work experience at Emory, Baylor, Menninger Clinic, and Mayo Clinic. I focus on understanding my patients' struggles beyond diagnostic labels. I identify as a trauma-informed therapist. I understand how traumatic experiences deeply impact one's psyche and the disruptive effect these have on one's life trajectory . Understanding life stories and trauma responses lead to much more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
(480) 725-7352 View (480) 725-7352
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Fuanjia Fuangunyi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Dually Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner.
Dually Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner.
(520) 841-5943 View (520) 841-5943
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Argie J Rivera
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85005  (Online Only)
Argie Rivera is a doctorally-prepared, board-certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner in Arizona and Nevada. She utilizes an individualized, client-centered, and collaborative approach. She provides individual psychotherapy, cognitive function development therapy, and medication management to patients 8 yrs old and above.
Argie Rivera is a doctorally-prepared, board-certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner in Arizona and Nevada. She utilizes an individualized, client-centered, and collaborative approach. She provides individual psychotherapy, cognitive function development therapy, and medication management to patients 8 yrs old and above.
(928) 272-3400 View (928) 272-3400
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Latoya Henry-Morrison
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As an enthusiastic Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am trained to identify and treat many behavioral health issues. I am equipped with the skills of an active listener who hears and uses my abilities and knowledge to develop a treatment plan that is suited and scientifically proven to work for the client's presentations and to achieve their baseline health needs.
As an enthusiastic Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am trained to identify and treat many behavioral health issues. I am equipped with the skills of an active listener who hears and uses my abilities and knowledge to develop a treatment plan that is suited and scientifically proven to work for the client's presentations and to achieve their baseline health needs.
(520) 436-7725 View (520) 436-7725
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Dr. Clarissa Doi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85001  (Online Only)
I am a double board-certified, Stanford-trained physician with over 14 years of experience specializing in anxiety and depression care for adults.
I am a double board-certified, Stanford-trained physician with over 14 years of experience specializing in anxiety and depression care for adults.
(949) 881-5764 View (949) 881-5764
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DNP Innovative Strategies
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85001
At DNP we treat Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Other Childhood Disorders, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD).
At DNP we treat Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Other Childhood Disorders, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD).
(520) 502-7250 View (520) 502-7250
Photo of Maria Torrance, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Laveen, AZ
Maria Torrance
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85010  (Online Only)
I utilize a holistic approach which supports mental and physical health while incorporating compassionate, evidence-based care. I understand the complexity of mental health and my goal is to enhance my clients’ lives by educating on psychotropic medications and discussing recommended treatment options. It is important to me to apply an integrated approach, where your input is encouraged and validated. Together we can develop an individualized plan tailored to your specific needs and preferences. My goal is to assist you in developing the best treatment plan for you, one which empowers you to overcome whatever concerns you.
I utilize a holistic approach which supports mental and physical health while incorporating compassionate, evidence-based care. I understand the complexity of mental health and my goal is to enhance my clients’ lives by educating on psychotropic medications and discussing recommended treatment options. It is important to me to apply an integrated approach, where your input is encouraged and validated. Together we can develop an individualized plan tailored to your specific needs and preferences. My goal is to assist you in developing the best treatment plan for you, one which empowers you to overcome whatever concerns you.
(651) 927-4420 View (651) 927-4420
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Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85048  (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 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 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.
(844) 981-0613 View (844) 981-0613
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Stephanie Weingard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85002  (Online Only)
Stephanie L. Weingard graduated from Florida International University, achieving a post-masters certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient settings over the past 8 years. She is also a United States Air Force Reservist and works providing mental health care to both active duty and reserve members.
Stephanie L. Weingard graduated from Florida International University, achieving a post-masters certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient settings over the past 8 years. She is also a United States Air Force Reservist and works providing mental health care to both active duty and reserve members.
(413) 269-8388 View (413) 269-8388
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Elizabeth N Durovich
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85001  (Online Only)
Greetings. I am accepting new clients for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I consider myself a holistic and empowering practitioner. We can refer out to therapists qualified to assist with treatment after our initial evaluation. You may book by visiting www.monarchpsychiatric.com/contact. We accept United Healthcare, Oxford, Oscar, Aetna, Cigna and other related carriers at this time. We are able to see patients in NY, AZ, and FL. Self-pay rates are listed on our website. Telepsychiatry only. Looking forward to meeting you! NP Durovich
Greetings. I am accepting new clients for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I consider myself a holistic and empowering practitioner. We can refer out to therapists qualified to assist with treatment after our initial evaluation. You may book by visiting www.monarchpsychiatric.com/contact. We accept United Healthcare, Oxford, Oscar, Aetna, Cigna and other related carriers at this time. We are able to see patients in NY, AZ, and FL. Self-pay rates are listed on our website. Telepsychiatry only. Looking forward to meeting you! NP Durovich
(929) 276-1696 x1 View (929) 276-1696 x1
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Margaret Anne Curran
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, ARNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85010
BE SEEN THIS WEEK. VERY AFFORDABLE RATES. Exceptional reviews, check me out on Google. Want to receive mental health treatment and medication management from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office? I see patients in office or over a HIPAA compliant telepsychiatry service, providing psychiatric evaluations and medication management. You need fast internet a PC or Mac with a webcam and Google Chrome. In a pinch a smartphone with WIFI will work. I e-prescribe to the pharmacy of your choice.
BE SEEN THIS WEEK. VERY AFFORDABLE RATES. Exceptional reviews, check me out on Google. Want to receive mental health treatment and medication management from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office? I see patients in office or over a HIPAA compliant telepsychiatry service, providing psychiatric evaluations and medication management. You need fast internet a PC or Mac with a webcam and Google Chrome. In a pinch a smartphone with WIFI will work. I e-prescribe to the pharmacy of your choice.
(623) 257-8375 View (623) 257-8375

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Number of Psychiatrists in Laveen, AZ

< 10

Psychiatrists in Laveen, AZ who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in Laveen, AZ see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Laveen?

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.