Psychiatrists in Pomona, CA

Photo of David Ha, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
David Ha
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766
My clients have had stressors, obstacles, or unexpected life events that have challenged their livelihoods. Getting help with maintaining mental health has become a priority for them. Whether they have been suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other serious disorder it is my goal to relieve their symptoms so that they can live a fulfilling life. I work with individuals ranging from adolescents to middle aged adults. If you are seeking psychiatric consult and treatment, I am looking forward to meeting you so that I may help you work toward reaching your goals.
My clients have had stressors, obstacles, or unexpected life events that have challenged their livelihoods. Getting help with maintaining mental health has become a priority for them. Whether they have been suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other serious disorder it is my goal to relieve their symptoms so that they can live a fulfilling life. I work with individuals ranging from adolescents to middle aged adults. If you are seeking psychiatric consult and treatment, I am looking forward to meeting you so that I may help you work toward reaching your goals.
(626) 605-6854 View (626) 605-6854
Photo of Carmela Zaragoza, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Carmela Zaragoza
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766  (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!
(626) 702-3837 View (626) 702-3837
Photo of Rachel Jumonville, PA-C , Physician Assistant
Rachel Jumonville
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766  (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!
(626) 702-3217 View (626) 702-3217
Photo of Randall Bailey, MD, Psychiatrist
Randall Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766  (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) 342-7013 View (424) 342-7013
Photo of Adel Mostafavi, MD, Psychiatrist
Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766  (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 Jaspreet Takhar, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jaspreet Takhar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766  (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!
(626) 702-3093 View (626) 702-3093
Photo of Dominique Sanders - Raelin Bright Wellness, PhD, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Raelin Bright Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91767  (Online Only)
Tired of ER visits due to panic attacks? Do you feel anxious, sad, out of control, or overwhelmed? Do you have racing thoughts, have nightmares or 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 have racing thoughts, have nightmares or 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.
(714) 978-4990 View (714) 978-4990
Photo of Dr. Denise Persichino, DO, Psychiatrist
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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Photo of Sayeh Beheshti, MD, MA, Psychiatrist
Sayeh Beheshti
Psychiatrist, MD, MA
Verified Verified
Glendora, CA 91740
I treat children, age 8-19, who are suffering from the following: Suicidal Thoughts, Self Harm/Cutting, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, ADHD, Autism, Gender Dysphoria, Disruptive Disorder, Mild and Moderate Eating Disorders, Divorce/Family Problems, Personality Disorders, LGBTQ+ Related Issues.  My therapists do individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and psychiatry in a comfortable upscale setting in Costa Mesa. We accept health insurance and we make treatment affordable. We have telehealth available for children anywhere in the state of California.
I treat children, age 8-19, who are suffering from the following: Suicidal Thoughts, Self Harm/Cutting, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, ADHD, Autism, Gender Dysphoria, Disruptive Disorder, Mild and Moderate Eating Disorders, Divorce/Family Problems, Personality Disorders, LGBTQ+ Related Issues.  My therapists do individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and psychiatry in a comfortable upscale setting in Costa Mesa. We accept health insurance and we make treatment affordable. We have telehealth available for children anywhere in the state of California.
(714) 646-1712 View (714) 646-1712
Photo of Dominique Sanders - Raelin Bright Wellness, PhD, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Raelin Bright Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Claremont, CA 91711  (Online Only)
Tired of ER visits due to panic attacks? Do you feel anxious, sad, out of control, or overwhelmed? Do you have racing thoughts, have nightmares or 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 have racing thoughts, have nightmares or 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.
(415) 599-8715 View (415) 599-8715
Photo of Thad Matthew Makowski, MD, Psychiatrist
Thad Matthew Makowski
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Ontario, CA 91761  (Online Only)
Best Psychiatric Care for adults and children same day appointment available if you need help with mental health, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, or substance use, we have a team of highly skilled psychiatrists, nurse practitioners. We use holistic and medication management.
Best Psychiatric Care for adults and children same day appointment available if you need help with mental health, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, or substance use, we have a team of highly skilled psychiatrists, nurse practitioners. We use holistic and medication management.
(877) 515-8113 View (877) 515-8113
Photo of Nida Kichkla, MSN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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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Photo of Jack Mkroyan, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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 Felista Anugom, DNP, PMHNP, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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
Photo of Kate Marie Bryan, MPH, MSN, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kate Marie Bryan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MPH, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
3 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 Ana Popoca-Logue, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ana Popoca-Logue
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Chino, CA 91710  (Online Only)
We cannot escape pain & suffering, as they are part of the human condition; however, we can help alleviate their burden. Emotional pain and physical pain are often intertwined, thus a holistic approach is beneficial when dealing with mental conditions. Much has been written about human suffering, and of our collective quest to help one another; I believe our best tools are a caring brain & listening heart to hear you, understand you, assist you. This is your life. YOU are in the driver's seat; I will be your co-pilot, your guide, your listening ear... depending on YOUR needs. How can I help?
We cannot escape pain & suffering, as they are part of the human condition; however, we can help alleviate their burden. Emotional pain and physical pain are often intertwined, thus a holistic approach is beneficial when dealing with mental conditions. Much has been written about human suffering, and of our collective quest to help one another; I believe our best tools are a caring brain & listening heart to hear you, understand you, assist you. This is your life. YOU are in the driver's seat; I will be your co-pilot, your guide, your listening ear... depending on YOUR needs. How can I help?
(657) 301-4112 View (657) 301-4112
Photo of Mehr Karamat, MD, PMH-C, Psychiatrist
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 Jessica Jun, DNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jessica Jun
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
West Covina, CA 91790
My focus is to improve individual well-being and quality of life through symptom management. I plan to work together in personalizing treatment that meets goals and lifestyles.
My focus is to improve individual well-being and quality of life through symptom management. I plan to work together in personalizing treatment that meets goals and lifestyles.
(626) 238-0940 View (626) 238-0940
Photo of Rebecca Kornbluh, MD, MPH, Psychiatrist
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 Mahmoud Aborabeh, MD, Psychiatrist
Mahmoud Aborabeh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Diamond Bar, CA 91765  (Online Only)
Dr. Mahmoud Aborabeh has 10 office locations, including in Gardena, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Northridge, Newhall, Culver City, Fullerton, Santa Ana, and San Francisco
Dr. Mahmoud Aborabeh has 10 office locations, including in Gardena, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Northridge, Newhall, Culver City, Fullerton, Santa Ana, and San Francisco
(877) 515-8113 View (877) 515-8113

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Pomona, CA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Pomona, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Medication Management
100% Stress
88% Depression
88% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Optum
88% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in Pomona, CA see their clients

75% Online Only
25% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Pomona?

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.