Psychiatrists in Highland, CA

Photo of undefined - Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy, DO, Psychiatrist
Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Highland, CA 92346  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(951) 418-2745 View (951) 418-2745
Photo of undefined - Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy, DO, Psychiatrist
Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Highland, CA 92346  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(805) 203-9021 View (805) 203-9021
Photo of undefined - Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy, DO, Psychiatrist
Dr Mark Chofla | Empathy Therapy
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Highland, CA 92346  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mark Chofla is a board-certified psychiatrist and physician who completed his specialty residency training at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Chofla earned his medical degree from Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
(310) 234-5629 View (310) 234-5629
Photo of Jaspreet Takhar, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jaspreet Takhar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Highland, CA 92346  (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) 764-3734 View (909) 764-3734
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Rachel Jumonville
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Highland, CA 92346  (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) 639-1722 View (909) 639-1722
Photo of Carmela Zaragoza, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Carmela Zaragoza
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Highland, CA 92346  (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) 587-6531 View (909) 587-6531
Photo of Janae Cox, NP, PMHNP, RN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Janae Cox
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, PMHNP, RN
Verified Verified
Highland, CA 92346
Many individuals are under a lot of pressure and have nobody to turn to for help without fear of it affecting their relationships and careers in a negative way. So they continue to suffer in silence. Untreated depression and anxiety can seriously impact your ability to function at work and at home. You didn’t work so hard to lose it all! Janae is able to provide timely and confidential treatment to help you feel like your normal self again. She takes into account the whole person and works collaboratively with patients to educate them about treatment options, ensuring that every individual's unique needs are part of the solution.
Many individuals are under a lot of pressure and have nobody to turn to for help without fear of it affecting their relationships and careers in a negative way. So they continue to suffer in silence. Untreated depression and anxiety can seriously impact your ability to function at work and at home. You didn’t work so hard to lose it all! Janae is able to provide timely and confidential treatment to help you feel like your normal self again. She takes into account the whole person and works collaboratively with patients to educate them about treatment options, ensuring that every individual's unique needs are part of the solution.
(909) 487-5208 View (909) 487-5208

More Psychiatrists Nearby

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Gol Ara
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Bernardino, CA 92401  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients - Dr. Ara completed her fellowship training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) at UCLA. CLP is a subspecialty of psychiatry that focuses on treating mental health issues in patients with complex medical conditions. Before her fellowship training, she completed her psychiatry residency at the University of New Mexico and earned her M.D. degree from Tehran University.
Accepting New Patients - Dr. Ara completed her fellowship training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) at UCLA. CLP is a subspecialty of psychiatry that focuses on treating mental health issues in patients with complex medical conditions. Before her fellowship training, she completed her psychiatry residency at the University of New Mexico and earned her M.D. degree from Tehran University.
(323) 645-2241 View (323) 645-2241
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Dr. Joan M Burns
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Loma Linda, CA 92354  (Online Only)
I provide care to patients (14 and older) with a wide range of mental health concerns, specializing in mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, as well as psychotic, neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, and OCD. I also provide prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum psychiatric care.
I provide care to patients (14 and older) with a wide range of mental health concerns, specializing in mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, as well as psychotic, neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, and OCD. I also provide prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum psychiatric care.
(321) 450-8172 View (321) 450-8172
Photo of Oluwatoyin Oladimeji, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Oluwatoyin Oladimeji
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Bernardino, CA 92408  (Online Only)
Oluwatoyin Oladimeji is a provider established in Riverside, California and her medical specialization is nurse practitioner (psychiatric/mental health) with more than 2 years of experience. Dr. Oluwatoyin Oladimeji Dnp/pmhnp-bc is an experienced registered nurse with a master’s or doctoral degree and advanced clinical training.
Oluwatoyin Oladimeji is a provider established in Riverside, California and her medical specialization is nurse practitioner (psychiatric/mental health) with more than 2 years of experience. Dr. Oluwatoyin Oladimeji Dnp/pmhnp-bc is an experienced registered nurse with a master’s or doctoral degree and advanced clinical training.
(310) 515-8113 View (310) 515-8113
Photo of Ryan Thebo, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ryan Thebo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Bernardino, CA 92408
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
(951) 476-2117 View (951) 476-2117
Photo of Tony Airende Akpengbe, DNP, PMHNP, AGPCNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Tony Airende Akpengbe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, AGPCNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Do you feel burdened trying to reach a provider that has an answer to your needs? Do you feel when you talk to your providers, and you are not being heard? Now you have an answer to these constraints. I help teenagers and adults with mental health needs with medication treatment like anxiety, depression, mood, inability to focus, or easily distracted reach their expected and desired outcomes.
Do you feel burdened trying to reach a provider that has an answer to your needs? Do you feel when you talk to your providers, and you are not being heard? Now you have an answer to these constraints. I help teenagers and adults with mental health needs with medication treatment like anxiety, depression, mood, inability to focus, or easily distracted reach their expected and desired outcomes.
(909) 365-2803 View (909) 365-2803
Photo of Michael Marshall, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Michael Marshall
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redlands, CA 92374  (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
Photo of Adaobi Adimorah, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Adaobi Adimorah
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Colton, CA 92324
Thank you for your interest our practice. I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgmental space to listen to my patients.
Thank you for your interest our practice. I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgmental space to listen to my patients.
(909) 442-4157 View (909) 442-4157
Photo of Eric Nghe, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Eric Nghe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Bernardino, CA 92410  (Online Only)
Eric is a doctorally prepared psychiatric nurse practitioner. He received his PMHNP Certificate in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles. Eric has gained a well-rounded knowledge in outpatient, inpatient, and crisis stabilization for mental health. He offers evidence-based care while maintaining a supportive, compassionate, and judgment-free environment for his clients.
Eric is a doctorally prepared psychiatric nurse practitioner. He received his PMHNP Certificate in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles. Eric has gained a well-rounded knowledge in outpatient, inpatient, and crisis stabilization for mental health. He offers evidence-based care while maintaining a supportive, compassionate, and judgment-free environment for his clients.
(951) 330-7279 View (951) 330-7279
Photo of Tracy Dawes, DrPH, PMHNP, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Tracy Dawes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DrPH, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Hi there, congratulations on your first step to wellness. You may be here seeking help for anxiety, depression, alcohol disorders, family issues, or other conditions that require therapy and/or medications. Appropriate mental health care is your right and I aim to deliver it utilizing a person-centered care model. Whether this means initiating medications to manage your mental health or initiating therapy, I can assist you in making the best choice for you.
Hi there, congratulations on your first step to wellness. You may be here seeking help for anxiety, depression, alcohol disorders, family issues, or other conditions that require therapy and/or medications. Appropriate mental health care is your right and I aim to deliver it utilizing a person-centered care model. Whether this means initiating medications to manage your mental health or initiating therapy, I can assist you in making the best choice for you.
(909) 500-4159 View (909) 500-4159
Photo of Dr. Chioma Ahaiwe, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Chioma Ahaiwe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Bernardino, CA 92408  (Online Only)
Dr. Chioma Ahaiwe doctorate degree prepared psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Board-certified with extensive focus on patient centered approach, psychotherapy, medication management, prioritizing patient goals, and education across lifespan, including geriatrics and underserved communities. Years of experience in acute, inpatient, outpatient, SNFs, and behavioral health setting while utilizing biopsychosocial model and evidenced based practice to better patient outcomes. We are committed to offering clients personalized treatment plan. We want to see you recover and live a normal life. Remember, diagnosis does not define you.
Dr. Chioma Ahaiwe doctorate degree prepared psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Board-certified with extensive focus on patient centered approach, psychotherapy, medication management, prioritizing patient goals, and education across lifespan, including geriatrics and underserved communities. Years of experience in acute, inpatient, outpatient, SNFs, and behavioral health setting while utilizing biopsychosocial model and evidenced based practice to better patient outcomes. We are committed to offering clients personalized treatment plan. We want to see you recover and live a normal life. Remember, diagnosis does not define you.
(951) 499-5784 View (951) 499-5784
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Braincom Advanced
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MSN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Colton, CA 92324  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you having difficulty waking up in the morning, getting through the day, and sleeping through the night? Are you going through cycles of sadness, mood changes, nervousness, and tiredness? We provide holistic and patient-centered care for adolescents and adults from diverse populations to facilitate the process of healing.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you having difficulty waking up in the morning, getting through the day, and sleeping through the night? Are you going through cycles of sadness, mood changes, nervousness, and tiredness? We provide holistic and patient-centered care for adolescents and adults from diverse populations to facilitate the process of healing.
(951) 338-6944 View (951) 338-6944
Photo of Jonathan Allotey, DNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jonathan Allotey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Bernardino, CA 92408  (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
(909) 572-8212 View (909) 572-8212
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Pw Psych NP Services Pllc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MA, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Bernardino, CA 92408  (Online Only)
About the Provider: I am a Board Certified, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, (PMHNP-BC). I obtained my prfessional degree from Walden University. Over the years, I had professional affiliations with reputable mental health facilities including Bakersfield behavior, John George psych and more. I treat children and adults affected by various mental illness with care and compassion. I utilize Evidence Based Practice model to make treatment choices. I am specialized in treating ADHD, depression, anxiety and mood instability. Stimulant and non stimulant treatment are available. I do conduct ADHD screening and testing before treatment.
About the Provider: I am a Board Certified, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, (PMHNP-BC). I obtained my prfessional degree from Walden University. Over the years, I had professional affiliations with reputable mental health facilities including Bakersfield behavior, John George psych and more. I treat children and adults affected by various mental illness with care and compassion. I utilize Evidence Based Practice model to make treatment choices. I am specialized in treating ADHD, depression, anxiety and mood instability. Stimulant and non stimulant treatment are available. I do conduct ADHD screening and testing before treatment.
(909) 245-7678 View (909) 245-7678

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Highland, CA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Highland, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Medication Management
100% Women's Issues
100% Stress
86% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% TRICARE

How Psychiatrists in Highland, CA see their clients

85% Online Only
15% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Highland?

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.