Psychiatrists in Covina, CA

Photo of Mehr Karamat, Psychiatrist in Covina, CA
Mehr Karamat
Psychiatrist, MD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Covina, CA 91723  (Online Only)
I am an ideal psychiatrist to treat patients who long for the time and space to be heard. Who want all their symptoms and concerns addressed, but never seem to find the psychiatrist who gives them the time of day. I take pride in my ability to adjust my pace to my patients' needs and to provide them a safe space to talk. Although as a physician I prescribe medications, I in no way, push medications on patients. I make recommendations and I collaborate with my patients and provide all the necessary information and tools to them to help them make the best possible decision for their mental health treatment.
I am an ideal psychiatrist to treat patients who long for the time and space to be heard. Who want all their symptoms and concerns addressed, but never seem to find the psychiatrist who gives them the time of day. I take pride in my ability to adjust my pace to my patients' needs and to provide them a safe space to talk. Although as a physician I prescribe medications, I in no way, push medications on patients. I make recommendations and I collaborate with my patients and provide all the necessary information and tools to them to help them make the best possible decision for their mental health treatment.
(909) 310-4074 View (909) 310-4074
Photo of Jack Mkroyan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Jack Mkroyan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Covina, CA 91722
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
(323) 553-5619 View (323) 553-5619
Photo of Leah Haddad, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Leah Haddad
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Covina, CA 91724
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
(323) 924-3388 View (323) 924-3388
Photo of Jonathan Allotey, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Jonathan Allotey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Covina, CA 91724  (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
(323) 918-5290 View (323) 918-5290
Photo of Ryan Thebo, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Ryan Thebo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Covina, CA 91722
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
(323) 916-6672 View (323) 916-6672

More Psychiatrists Nearby

Photo of Rebecca Kornbluh, Psychiatrist in Covina, CA
Rebecca Kornbluh
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Claremont, CA 91711
I provide personalized and compassionate care to patients of all ages. I am an experienced, Harvard University-trained Psychiatrist who has done influential writing in the field of psychiatry. I work to create a treatment plan that meets the specific needs of each person. Collaboration is a fundamental ingredient to successful treatment.
I provide personalized and compassionate care to patients of all ages. I am an experienced, Harvard University-trained Psychiatrist who has done influential writing in the field of psychiatry. I work to create a treatment plan that meets the specific needs of each person. Collaboration is a fundamental ingredient to successful treatment.
(626) 618-7255 View (626) 618-7255
Photo of Rebecca R Kolb, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Rebecca R Kolb
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC , PHN
Verified Verified
Claremont, CA 91711  (Online Only)
Finding the right provider is one of the most important aspects of successful mental health treatment. I understand how difficult it can be to be vulnerable and share your most sensitive and personal thoughts, feeling and challenges. I have over 26 years in medicine and it is my life purpose to help others navigate their way through the many challenges in this world. I work with ages 10y/o to 70 y/o and truly enjoy all ages. I start by creating a safe, personable environment and I listen to patients. I help identify what the targeted symptoms are and we work together to develop a sensible treatment plan.
Finding the right provider is one of the most important aspects of successful mental health treatment. I understand how difficult it can be to be vulnerable and share your most sensitive and personal thoughts, feeling and challenges. I have over 26 years in medicine and it is my life purpose to help others navigate their way through the many challenges in this world. I work with ages 10y/o to 70 y/o and truly enjoy all ages. I start by creating a safe, personable environment and I listen to patients. I help identify what the targeted symptoms are and we work together to develop a sensible treatment plan.
(951) 466-0182 View (951) 466-0182
Photo of Miguel Ortega, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Miguel Ortega
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monrovia, CA 91016
Have you tried to get past the repetitive, worrisome thoughts and poor sleep? Have you been feeling tired or irritable? Are you feeling like you cannot move past the sadness, nervousness, or frustration, and it is affecting your personal and professional relationships? These emotions can feel overwhelming and can affect your self-esteem. Are you considering medication to help with your healing journey? Please know that by looking for help, you are starting your journey to improve your well-being. I enjoy working with Spanish-speaking and bilingual individuals who feel better expressing themselves in their native language.
Have you tried to get past the repetitive, worrisome thoughts and poor sleep? Have you been feeling tired or irritable? Are you feeling like you cannot move past the sadness, nervousness, or frustration, and it is affecting your personal and professional relationships? These emotions can feel overwhelming and can affect your self-esteem. Are you considering medication to help with your healing journey? Please know that by looking for help, you are starting your journey to improve your well-being. I enjoy working with Spanish-speaking and bilingual individuals who feel better expressing themselves in their native language.
(626) 699-8448 View (626) 699-8448
Photo of Adel Mostafavi, Psychiatrist in Covina, CA
Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Claremont, CA 91711  (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) 287-4981 View (424) 287-4981
Photo of Camay Rooney, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Camay Rooney
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Claremont, CA 91711  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Camay and I am so happy you are prioritizing your mental health. I aim to work with you to achieve optimum health so you may live your best life. I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with my BSN and have been an RN since 2003. I started my career in Adult Med/Surg, worked in home health and finally found employment that provides my passion for mental health in 2014. I have mental and behavioral health RN experience in adult/geriatric inpatient hospitalization and also in correctional mental health. I graduated from Gonzaga University with my MSN, focus in psychiatry & am board certified.
Hi! My name is Camay and I am so happy you are prioritizing your mental health. I aim to work with you to achieve optimum health so you may live your best life. I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with my BSN and have been an RN since 2003. I started my career in Adult Med/Surg, worked in home health and finally found employment that provides my passion for mental health in 2014. I have mental and behavioral health RN experience in adult/geriatric inpatient hospitalization and also in correctional mental health. I graduated from Gonzaga University with my MSN, focus in psychiatry & am board certified.
(626) 790-2885 View (626) 790-2885
Photo of Paul Hartman, Psychiatrist in Covina, CA
Paul Hartman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Diamond Bar, CA 91765  (Online Only)
Paul E. Hartman, MD is a Psychiatry & Neurology Child & Adolescent Psychiatry specialty provider based out of Los Angeles, California.
Paul E. Hartman, MD is a Psychiatry & Neurology Child & Adolescent Psychiatry specialty provider based out of Los Angeles, California.
(310) 515-8113 View (310) 515-8113
Photo of Clarito D Villanueva Jr, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Clarito D Villanueva Jr
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendora, CA 91741  (Online Only)
I am an ANCC board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with years of experience in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency psychiatry. I specialize in medication management for treating adolescents, adults, and elderly adults patients with, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD, OCD, and eating disorders. For people who suffer from debilitating mental disorders whose goals are to reduce their symptoms, experience pleasure and happiness, live and maintain a quality of life, my commitment is to empower you to be proactive in your care, optimize your progress, and achieve your goals.
I am an ANCC board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with years of experience in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency psychiatry. I specialize in medication management for treating adolescents, adults, and elderly adults patients with, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD, OCD, and eating disorders. For people who suffer from debilitating mental disorders whose goals are to reduce their symptoms, experience pleasure and happiness, live and maintain a quality of life, my commitment is to empower you to be proactive in your care, optimize your progress, and achieve your goals.
View
Photo of Alan Baldrias, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Alan Baldrias
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Diamond Bar, CA 91765  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost, hopeless, sad, or extremely nervous? Is it very difficult for you to get out of bed most of the time due to fatigue and low motivation? Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental well-being? Alan Baldrias is an expert in Wellness and Mental Health. Alan is a dual-board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has more than a decade of experience treating younger and older adults. His private practice can help you reach your mental health goals. You could easily book an appointment at: secure.helloalma.com/providers/alan-baldrias/
Are you feeling lost, hopeless, sad, or extremely nervous? Is it very difficult for you to get out of bed most of the time due to fatigue and low motivation? Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental well-being? Alan Baldrias is an expert in Wellness and Mental Health. Alan is a dual-board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has more than a decade of experience treating younger and older adults. His private practice can help you reach your mental health goals. You could easily book an appointment at: secure.helloalma.com/providers/alan-baldrias/
(626) 669-4702 View (626) 669-4702
Photo of VirtualPsychiatricCare.com, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
La Puente, CA 91744
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations, talk therapy, and medication management. . Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment in our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable visit rates.
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations, talk therapy, and medication management. . Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment in our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable visit rates.
(657) 387-0150 View (657) 387-0150
Photo of Diana Lopez, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Diana Lopez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
I have experience with all age groups,ADHD,anxiety,depression, trauma,women's mental health,bipolar,addiction,chronic diseases,end of life and parents and/or children with medical conditions.I thrive to provide you with the best compassionate & superior care.I am a provider that listens to you & your child’s needs.Treatment & plan of care are personalized to the client's needs & age group.You can expect someone that will advocate for you & provide you with the tools needed to become the best version of Yourself.A welcoming environment that is safe & confidential with a nonjudgmental provider is waiting for you.Hope to meet you soon!
I have experience with all age groups,ADHD,anxiety,depression, trauma,women's mental health,bipolar,addiction,chronic diseases,end of life and parents and/or children with medical conditions.I thrive to provide you with the best compassionate & superior care.I am a provider that listens to you & your child’s needs.Treatment & plan of care are personalized to the client's needs & age group.You can expect someone that will advocate for you & provide you with the tools needed to become the best version of Yourself.A welcoming environment that is safe & confidential with a nonjudgmental provider is waiting for you.Hope to meet you soon!
(626) 606-1667 View (626) 606-1667
Photo of Jack Mkroyan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Jack Mkroyan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
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
(562) 526-7042 View (562) 526-7042
Photo of Raelin Bright Wellness, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Raelin Bright Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP, APRN, BC
Verified Verified
Walnut, CA 91788  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Tired of ER visits due to panic attacks? Do you feel anxious, sad, out of control, or overwhelmed? Do you experience racing thoughts, trouble sleeping, or trouble relaxing? Are you feeling sad, like a dark cloud is over you or experiencing trauma responses? Do you feel treated as a number, not a person, when seeking help? I provide mental health treatment that is tailored to fit your needs. My approach is person-centered; I have mastered listening and recognizing people’s needs. I treat with evidence-based practices and believe in medication reduction as much as possible to avoid people being on too many medications.
Tired of ER visits due to panic attacks? Do you feel anxious, sad, out of control, or overwhelmed? Do you experience racing thoughts, trouble sleeping, or trouble relaxing? Are you feeling sad, like a dark cloud is over you or experiencing trauma responses? Do you feel treated as a number, not a person, when seeking help? I provide mental health treatment that is tailored to fit your needs. My approach is person-centered; I have mastered listening and recognizing people’s needs. I treat with evidence-based practices and believe in medication reduction as much as possible to avoid people being on too many medications.
(702) 605-6561 View (702) 605-6561
Photo of Kate Marie Bryan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Kate Marie Bryan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MPH, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glendora, CA 91741  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with day-to-day life, experiencing feelings of sadness and/or anxiety? When you look in the mirror do you not feel like yourself? Having difficulty navigating your relationship with food? Hi, I am Kate, a recovery focused, body positive, ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I specialize in medication management, treating all ages with mental health concerns. Through empathy & expertise, I offer solution focused treatment plans to support patients who aim to reduce symptoms and improve functioning.
Are you struggling with day-to-day life, experiencing feelings of sadness and/or anxiety? When you look in the mirror do you not feel like yourself? Having difficulty navigating your relationship with food? Hi, I am Kate, a recovery focused, body positive, ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I specialize in medication management, treating all ages with mental health concerns. Through empathy & expertise, I offer solution focused treatment plans to support patients who aim to reduce symptoms and improve functioning.
(626) 914-1980 View (626) 914-1980
Photo of Rebecca Chae, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Rebecca Chae
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Glendora, CA 91741  (Online Only)
I'm an ANCC-accredited board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience in a variety of settings. My extensive experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds enables me to provide personalized and empathic care that is suited to each individual's requirements and treatment goals. I approach patient treatment from a comprehensive, whole-person perspective. This involves a combination of supportive therapy, complemented by pharmaceutical management when indicated. A holistic approach requires acknowledging the multifaceted character of each person.
I'm an ANCC-accredited board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience in a variety of settings. My extensive experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds enables me to provide personalized and empathic care that is suited to each individual's requirements and treatment goals. I approach patient treatment from a comprehensive, whole-person perspective. This involves a combination of supportive therapy, complemented by pharmaceutical management when indicated. A holistic approach requires acknowledging the multifaceted character of each person.
(626) 699-8010 View (626) 699-8010
Photo of Patrick Gonzales, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Covina, CA
Patrick Gonzales
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Diamond Bar, CA 91765  (Online Only)
Mr. Patrick Gonzales is a qualified adult psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from West Coast University. Subsequently, Mr. Gonzales received a post-master’s certificate in psychiatric nursing from Azusa Pacific University. He currently works at Ehab Yacoub, MD Inc. Brain Health USA across Gardena, Van Nuys, Fullerton, CA.
Mr. Patrick Gonzales is a qualified adult psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from West Coast University. Subsequently, Mr. Gonzales received a post-master’s certificate in psychiatric nursing from Azusa Pacific University. He currently works at Ehab Yacoub, MD Inc. Brain Health USA across Gardena, Van Nuys, Fullerton, CA.
(424) 372-8373 View (424) 372-8373

See more therapy options for Covina

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Covina, CA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Covina, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Sleep or Insomnia
100% Self Esteem

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Covina, CA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Covina?

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.