Psychiatrists in Irvine, CA

Photo of Ryan Thebo, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, CICP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ryan Thebo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, CICP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92618
Unsure if medication is right for you or need help optimizing your current treatment? While medication can be beneficial, the most effective approach to mental health challenges often combines the right medications with holistic treatments. Sadly, the profit-driven mental healthcare system may not always prioritize your well-being. My goal is to help you thrive through holistic psychiatry, enabling you to achieve optimal wellness. Easily schedule an online appointment for personalized medication management at www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA and take the first step towards a healthier you.
Unsure if medication is right for you or need help optimizing your current treatment? While medication can be beneficial, the most effective approach to mental health challenges often combines the right medications with holistic treatments. Sadly, the profit-driven mental healthcare system may not always prioritize your well-being. My goal is to help you thrive through holistic psychiatry, enabling you to achieve optimal wellness. Easily schedule an online appointment for personalized medication management at www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA and take the first step towards a healthier you.
(949) 710-5612 View (949) 710-5612
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Kevin Wesley Lu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92606
Are you facing challenges with anxiety, depression, or attention-related issues? Kevin is a board-certified Psychiatry PMHNP, ensuring you receive care from a qualified professional with a solid foundation in psychiatric nursing. With a focus on Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, and more, Kevin brings a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of mental health issues. His diverse specialization allows for a nuanced and tailored approach to your needs.
Are you facing challenges with anxiety, depression, or attention-related issues? Kevin is a board-certified Psychiatry PMHNP, ensuring you receive care from a qualified professional with a solid foundation in psychiatric nursing. With a focus on Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, and more, Kevin brings a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of mental health issues. His diverse specialization allows for a nuanced and tailored approach to your needs.
(714) 583-6822 View (714) 583-6822
Photo of Jordan Blaine, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jordan Blaine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612  (Online Only)
Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, 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. Welcome to Bonmente!
Bonmente knows asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, 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. Welcome to Bonmente!
(949) 996-0465 View (949) 996-0465
Photo of Veronica Arres, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Veronica Arres
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92618
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
(949) 942-8932 View (949) 942-8932
Photo of Christopher Woo, MSN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Christopher Woo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612
Have you been struggling with anxiety, depression, or attention issues? Chris is a board-certified Psychiatry PMHNP helping people improve their mental wellness and productivity. He specializes in Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, and more. He provides modern treatment options through lifestyle improvement, medications, natural options, therapy, and more.
Have you been struggling with anxiety, depression, or attention issues? Chris is a board-certified Psychiatry PMHNP helping people improve their mental wellness and productivity. He specializes in Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, and more. He provides modern treatment options through lifestyle improvement, medications, natural options, therapy, and more.
(949) 782-7147 View (949) 782-7147
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Jun Wang
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92604  (Online Only)
Communication and trust are keys in psychiatry. I believe the best care can only be provided after fully understanding one from a combination of biological, psychological, social, and cultural perspectives. It is without a doubt that medication and therapy are essential when managing mental health illness, but I believe the beauty of psychiatry lies within psychoeducation as it empowers us to improve our self-awareness, coping mechanisms, and interpersonal skills.
Communication and trust are keys in psychiatry. I believe the best care can only be provided after fully understanding one from a combination of biological, psychological, social, and cultural perspectives. It is without a doubt that medication and therapy are essential when managing mental health illness, but I believe the beauty of psychiatry lies within psychoeducation as it empowers us to improve our self-awareness, coping mechanisms, and interpersonal skills.
(949) 304-6956 View (949) 304-6956
Kizzyann Carter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92606
Kizzy Carter, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Kizzy provides client-centered care and treatments to adults based on evidence-based guidelines by diagnosing according to the latest edition of the DSM and listening to the client’s concerns and symptoms.
Kizzy Carter, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Kizzy provides client-centered care and treatments to adults based on evidence-based guidelines by diagnosing according to the latest edition of the DSM and listening to the client’s concerns and symptoms.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Genevieve Yu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92612
Genevieve Yu, M.D. is an expert child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Credentials: MIT University, UCSF Medical School, UCLA Adult Psychiatry Residency, UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Diplomate (board certified) of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association with numerous accolades and awards. Small, personalized, and individualized medication management and therapy practice with the doctor being easily accessible.
Genevieve Yu, M.D. is an expert child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Credentials: MIT University, UCSF Medical School, UCLA Adult Psychiatry Residency, UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Diplomate (board certified) of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association with numerous accolades and awards. Small, personalized, and individualized medication management and therapy practice with the doctor being easily accessible.
(949) 484-8088 View (949) 484-8088
Photo of Alfred Wu, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Alfred Wu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92606
Alfred helps adults with anxiety, mood, and major depressive disorders. His holistic and recovery-based treatment modalities promote a balanced lifestyle to improve overall wellness. Alfred understands that everyone is doing the best they can.
Alfred helps adults with anxiety, mood, and major depressive disorders. His holistic and recovery-based treatment modalities promote a balanced lifestyle to improve overall wellness. Alfred understands that everyone is doing the best they can.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Randall Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92618  (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) 339-0390 View (424) 339-0390
Photo of Brittany Lute, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Brittany Lute
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92604
Brittany Lute is a warm and dedicated psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who is passionate about providing care with a gentle touch of kindness and compassion. With experience in various settings such as outpatient clinics, community healthcare centers, and other facilities, Brittany has gained diverse knowledge and expertise in her field. She takes great joy in connecting with people from all walks of life and is especially enthusiastic about working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds.
Brittany Lute is a warm and dedicated psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who is passionate about providing care with a gentle touch of kindness and compassion. With experience in various settings such as outpatient clinics, community healthcare centers, and other facilities, Brittany has gained diverse knowledge and expertise in her field. She takes great joy in connecting with people from all walks of life and is especially enthusiastic about working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds.
(949) 997-0885 View (949) 997-0885
Photo of Jada Alston, DNP, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jada Alston
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92614
Are you struggling with managing your emotions? Has your daily life become challenging or too overwhelming? Living with symptoms of mental health disorders can be frightening and can interrupt your ability to work and maintain healthy social relationships. Most individuals that suffer from mental health disorders feel isolated, alone, and fear being judged or mistreated. Let us work together to restore your happiness and well-being. I specialize in medication management and can help you find a medication to help boost your wellness journey. Due to the high volume of emails, please call my clinic for scheduling instead of emailing.
Are you struggling with managing your emotions? Has your daily life become challenging or too overwhelming? Living with symptoms of mental health disorders can be frightening and can interrupt your ability to work and maintain healthy social relationships. Most individuals that suffer from mental health disorders feel isolated, alone, and fear being judged or mistreated. Let us work together to restore your happiness and well-being. I specialize in medication management and can help you find a medication to help boost your wellness journey. Due to the high volume of emails, please call my clinic for scheduling instead of emailing.
(949) 722-7118 View (949) 722-7118
Photo of Julie Chu, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Julie Chu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612
Julie Chu is a Board-Certified, licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Coast University and her Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from California State University Long Beach. With an extensive background in psychiatric care, she specializes in primary mental health or dual diagnosis concerns.
Julie Chu is a Board-Certified, licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Coast University and her Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from California State University Long Beach. With an extensive background in psychiatric care, she specializes in primary mental health or dual diagnosis concerns.
(949) 694-7512 View (949) 694-7512
Photo of Piran Mehta, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Piran Mehta
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92612  (Online Only)
Hey there, I'm Piran. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Have you lost motivation in things you used to enjoy? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself?
Hey there, I'm Piran. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Have you lost motivation in things you used to enjoy? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself?
(949) 691-3843 View (949) 691-3843
Photo of Lalaine Otadoy, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lalaine Otadoy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92618  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
We know asking for help is a challenging thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here, and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be. Now, welcoming new patients!
(949) 785-2177 View (949) 785-2177
Photo of Brittany Lute, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Brittany Lute
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92606  (Online Only)
Brittany Lute is a warm and dedicated psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who is passionate about providing care with a gentle touch of kindness and compassion. With experience in various settings such as outpatient clinics, community healthcare centers, and other facilities, Brittany has gained diverse knowledge and expertise in her field. She takes great joy in connecting with people from all walks of life and is especially enthusiastic about working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds.
Brittany Lute is a warm and dedicated psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who is passionate about providing care with a gentle touch of kindness and compassion. With experience in various settings such as outpatient clinics, community healthcare centers, and other facilities, Brittany has gained diverse knowledge and expertise in her field. She takes great joy in connecting with people from all walks of life and is especially enthusiastic about working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds.
(661) 690-4896 View (661) 690-4896
Photo of Jessica Vermeulen, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jessica Vermeulen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92614
Unsure if medication is right for you or need help optimizing your current treatment? While medication can be beneficial, the most effective approach to mental health challenges often combines the right medications with holistic treatments. Sadly, the profit-driven mental healthcare system may not always prioritize your well-being. My goal is to help you thrive through holistic psychiatry, enabling you to achieve optimal wellness. Easily schedule an online appointment for personalized medication management at www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA and take the first step towards a healthier you.
Unsure if medication is right for you or need help optimizing your current treatment? While medication can be beneficial, the most effective approach to mental health challenges often combines the right medications with holistic treatments. Sadly, the profit-driven mental healthcare system may not always prioritize your well-being. My goal is to help you thrive through holistic psychiatry, enabling you to achieve optimal wellness. Easily schedule an online appointment for personalized medication management at www.pwpsychiatry.com/CA and take the first step towards a healthier you.
(949) 676-5917 View (949) 676-5917
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Gol Ara
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92618
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.
(949) 264-0216 View (949) 264-0216
Brittany Lute
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Irvine, CA 92618
I am a board certified, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with training and experience treating individuals of all ages. I obtained her master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. My training includes integrated primary care, developmental pediatrics, reproductive psychiatry, and general adult and pediatric psychiatry. I am trained to treat a variety of psychiatric conditions across the lifespan.
I am a board certified, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with training and experience treating individuals of all ages. I obtained her master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. My training includes integrated primary care, developmental pediatrics, reproductive psychiatry, and general adult and pediatric psychiatry. I am trained to treat a variety of psychiatric conditions across the lifespan.
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Irvine, CA 92604  (Online Only)
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Irvine, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$225

Psychiatrists in Irvine, CA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
87% ADHD
87% Medication Management
85% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Bipolar Disorder
81% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Cigna and Evernorth
91% Aetna
88% Optum

How Psychiatrists in Irvine, CA see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
39% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Irvine?

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.