Psychiatrists in La Verne, CA

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Erica Taylor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
La Verne, CA 91750
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over a decade of experience in behavioral health nursing. I firmly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health and deserves the same quality of support. My areas of expertise include mood disorders like anxiety and depression, personality disorders, women's mental health, Geri-psych (geriatric psychiatry), and addiction medicine.
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over a decade of experience in behavioral health nursing. I firmly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health and deserves the same quality of support. My areas of expertise include mood disorders like anxiety and depression, personality disorders, women's mental health, Geri-psych (geriatric psychiatry), and addiction medicine.
(909) 639-1702 View (909) 639-1702
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Sen Sen Liu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
La Verne, CA 91750
Establishing connections with patients can be the starting point to explore issues causing mental struggles in us. My goal is to be the working partner with patients and work through these issues to alleviate both mental and physical distress. Areas of interests for me include depression, anxiety, stress and trauma related disorders, mood disorders, Asian American and immigrant mental health. I use both psychotherapy and medications as indicated in my treatment. Therapeutic approaches that I use include psychodynamic, behavioral, and supportive therapies.
Establishing connections with patients can be the starting point to explore issues causing mental struggles in us. My goal is to be the working partner with patients and work through these issues to alleviate both mental and physical distress. Areas of interests for me include depression, anxiety, stress and trauma related disorders, mood disorders, Asian American and immigrant mental health. I use both psychotherapy and medications as indicated in my treatment. Therapeutic approaches that I use include psychodynamic, behavioral, and supportive therapies.
(626) 667-2449 View (626) 667-2449
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Camay Rooney
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
La Verne, CA 91750  (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
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Isabella Chai
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
La Verne, CA 91750  (Online Only)
Isabella Chai is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2019. Isabella's primary goal is to provide comprehensive care to individuals facing mental health challenges. Above all, Isabella prioritizes the establishment of a therapeutic alliance built on trust and empathy, recognizing that each individual's journey toward mental wellness is unique and deserving of compassionate support. Outside of work, Isabella loves to read whether it's fiction or nonfiction, she finds that reading is a fantastic way to learn and escape into different worlds.
Isabella Chai is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in California who has been practicing since 2019. Isabella's primary goal is to provide comprehensive care to individuals facing mental health challenges. Above all, Isabella prioritizes the establishment of a therapeutic alliance built on trust and empathy, recognizing that each individual's journey toward mental wellness is unique and deserving of compassionate support. Outside of work, Isabella loves to read whether it's fiction or nonfiction, she finds that reading is a fantastic way to learn and escape into different worlds.
(626) 736-1322 View (626) 736-1322
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Rebecca Kornbluh
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
La Verne, CA 91750
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
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Dr. Jia Mao
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
La Verne, CA 91750
(626) 779-9520 View (626) 779-9520

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Jennifer Martinez-Amos
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Claremont, CA 91711
Jennifer is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with more than 10 years of experience. She treats anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Jennifer values patient-centered care and focuses on working collaboratively to develop each patient’s treatment plan. She considers family and personal history, biology, social environment, and the patient’s support network when caring for the patient’s unique needs. Jennifer believes that each person is more than their diagnosis.
Jennifer is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with more than 10 years of experience. She treats anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Jennifer values patient-centered care and focuses on working collaboratively to develop each patient’s treatment plan. She considers family and personal history, biology, social environment, and the patient’s support network when caring for the patient’s unique needs. Jennifer believes that each person is more than their diagnosis.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Salvage Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Montclair, CA 91763
Dr. Taiye Osawe is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has devoted over 30 years of her career to clinical practice providing comprehensive and holistic care. Taiye is the CEO of Salvage Psychiatry, a telehealth technology company that link people with mental health conditions to healthcare professionals. Sometimes, life can be challenging and struggling with mental health conditions should not be solo. With Salvage, you are not alone. Join the community of mental health experts, access affordable and quality mental health services, and live productive life.
Dr. Taiye Osawe is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has devoted over 30 years of her career to clinical practice providing comprehensive and holistic care. Taiye is the CEO of Salvage Psychiatry, a telehealth technology company that link people with mental health conditions to healthcare professionals. Sometimes, life can be challenging and struggling with mental health conditions should not be solo. With Salvage, you are not alone. Join the community of mental health experts, access affordable and quality mental health services, and live productive life.
(747) 298-5333 View (747) 298-5333
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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
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Oluwatoyin Oladimeji
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Diamond Bar, CA 91765  (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.
(877) 515-8113 View (877) 515-8113
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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
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Steffan Weiner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 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) 366-4482 View (323) 366-4482
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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.
(877) 515-8113 View (877) 515-8113
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Nida Kichkla
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glendora, CA 91741  (Online Only)
Hello, I am an ANCC board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who works in a wide variety of settings. My unique experience with patients of all walks of life allow me to provide empathetic and individualized planning when it comes to patient care and achieving treatment goals. I base my care on a whole person centered model that includes supportive and motivational therapy as well as medication management when indicated.
Hello, I am an ANCC board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who works in a wide variety of settings. My unique experience with patients of all walks of life allow me to provide empathetic and individualized planning when it comes to patient care and achieving treatment goals. I base my care on a whole person centered model that includes supportive and motivational therapy as well as medication management when indicated.
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Shahin Sakhi, MD, PhD, Inc
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upland, CA 91784
Not accepting new clients
I'm glad to inform you that I do supervise Persian speaking therapists who do tele-therapy and tele-consulting with Persian speaking clients around the world who prefer to speak with therapists with same language. Please contact me if you are interested in working with our team of online therapists. We help our clients regain and maintain their balance in the context of their family, social, cultural background, life style, and belief system: integrative psychological services. We understand each individual is unique. We start our work by joining you in understanding the ways you have adapting to changes in your life so far.
I'm glad to inform you that I do supervise Persian speaking therapists who do tele-therapy and tele-consulting with Persian speaking clients around the world who prefer to speak with therapists with same language. Please contact me if you are interested in working with our team of online therapists. We help our clients regain and maintain their balance in the context of their family, social, cultural background, life style, and belief system: integrative psychological services. We understand each individual is unique. We start our work by joining you in understanding the ways you have adapting to changes in your life so far.
(424) 342-8400 View (424) 342-8400
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Felista Anugom
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Montclair, CA 91763
Now Accepting New Patient! Are you struggling with mental health issues? You should never suffer alone or in silence. Your mental health is essential and matters a lot. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, amongst others, reach out to me, a certified mental health specialist with a clear understanding and knowledge of what you're going through and will actively listen to you. I also assist with medication management. I am GENDER sensitive and use an individualized approach to care for you and your needs. Call me to schedule an appointment today. Check out our webpage at www.prudenttelepsychiatry.com
Now Accepting New Patient! Are you struggling with mental health issues? You should never suffer alone or in silence. Your mental health is essential and matters a lot. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, amongst others, reach out to me, a certified mental health specialist with a clear understanding and knowledge of what you're going through and will actively listen to you. I also assist with medication management. I am GENDER sensitive and use an individualized approach to care for you and your needs. Call me to schedule an appointment today. Check out our webpage at www.prudenttelepsychiatry.com
(562) 376-5419 View (562) 376-5419
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Dr. Denise Persichino
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91767
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Persichino is a medical doctor with over a decade of experience as a board certified psychiatrist. Trained at Loma Linda University, she has a passion for helping her clients to achieve their own best personal state of balance and Health.
Dr. Persichino is a medical doctor with over a decade of experience as a board certified psychiatrist. Trained at Loma Linda University, she has a passion for helping her clients to achieve their own best personal state of balance and Health.
(951) 903-5818 View (951) 903-5818
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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.
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Miguel Ortega
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendora, CA 91741
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
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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

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in La Verne, CA

< 10

Psychiatrists in La Verne, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
67% ADHD
67% Grief
67% Medication Management
67% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in La Verne, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in La Verne?

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.