Psychiatrists in Redlands, CA

Photo of Katia Stoletniy, Psychiatrist in Redlands, CA
Katia Stoletniy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92374  (Online Only)
Are you a busy professional woman in California, constantly juggling multiple roles and responsibilities? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed, experiencing anxiety or depression? Are stress and burnout taking a toll on your well-being? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then you are exactly the person I'm here to help! Through Tele psychiatry services, I offer a holistic approach, focusing not only on medication management but also on lifestyle changes tailored to your needs. Let's embark on a journey towards not just surviving, but truly thriving in every aspect of your life!
Are you a busy professional woman in California, constantly juggling multiple roles and responsibilities? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed, experiencing anxiety or depression? Are stress and burnout taking a toll on your well-being? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then you are exactly the person I'm here to help! Through Tele psychiatry services, I offer a holistic approach, focusing not only on medication management but also on lifestyle changes tailored to your needs. Let's embark on a journey towards not just surviving, but truly thriving in every aspect of your life!
(909) 352-4889 View (909) 352-4889
Photo of Loren Neiswender, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Loren Neiswender
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92374  (Online Only)
If you are looking to work on building your resilience for both physical and mental wellbeing, I think we will likely get along well. I do not mind taking the extra time to get to know you and the nuisances to your life experience that shape how you interact with the world. I think the details are really what make up a truly healthy life experience.
If you are looking to work on building your resilience for both physical and mental wellbeing, I think we will likely get along well. I do not mind taking the extra time to get to know you and the nuisances to your life experience that shape how you interact with the world. I think the details are really what make up a truly healthy life experience.
(909) 639-4161 View (909) 639-4161
Photo of Adel Mostafavi, Psychiatrist in Redlands, CA
Adel Mostafavi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(909) 255-3164 View (909) 255-3164
Photo of Jaspreet Takhar, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Jaspreet Takhar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373  (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
Photo of Statera Health, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Statera Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373
Statera Health, is a psychiatric private practice located in Redlands, California. Our practice specializes in ADHD, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Our purpose is to support our community with the mental health services needed. Our mission, is to reduce stigma of mental health, decrease fear in "asking for help" and instill hope to everyone who walks through our door.
Statera Health, is a psychiatric private practice located in Redlands, California. Our practice specializes in ADHD, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Our purpose is to support our community with the mental health services needed. Our mission, is to reduce stigma of mental health, decrease fear in "asking for help" and instill hope to everyone who walks through our door.
(909) 675-0934 View (909) 675-0934
Photo of Carmela Zaragoza, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Carmela Zaragoza
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373  (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 Carolina Osorio, Psychiatrist in Redlands, CA
Carolina Osorio
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92374  (Online Only)
Jane is a 48-year-old who in the past few months has come to recognize that her work productivity has not been what it was in prior years. Jane notes she has been having difficulty concentrating lately in addition to experiencing a lack of motivation and feelings of overwhelming exhaustion. She knows that she must turn things around if she wants to keep her career on track. Does this sound familiar to you?
Jane is a 48-year-old who in the past few months has come to recognize that her work productivity has not been what it was in prior years. Jane notes she has been having difficulty concentrating lately in addition to experiencing a lack of motivation and feelings of overwhelming exhaustion. She knows that she must turn things around if she wants to keep her career on track. Does this sound familiar to you?
(909) 251-7149 View (909) 251-7149
Photo of Fady Boules, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Fady Boules
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373
I have built my practice over the years on the “3 Cs”, Compassionate, Conservative and Collaborative Care. I strive to deliver compassionate care to ensure that my patients feel and know that they are heard. I always practice conservatively to ensure the patient is comfortable, safe and to avoid creating any substance dependency. Lastly, I believe in collaborating with my patient to ensure that they are participating in their own treatment plan.
I have built my practice over the years on the “3 Cs”, Compassionate, Conservative and Collaborative Care. I strive to deliver compassionate care to ensure that my patients feel and know that they are heard. I always practice conservatively to ensure the patient is comfortable, safe and to avoid creating any substance dependency. Lastly, I believe in collaborating with my patient to ensure that they are participating in their own treatment plan.
(909) 328-1634 View (909) 328-1634
Photo of Janae Cox, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Janae Cox
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, PMHNP, RN
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92374
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
Photo of jogendra Singh, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
jogendra Singh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I completed my MSN at Azusa Pacific University and has been practicing since 2018. As a dedicated Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I bring compassion and expertise to the realm of mental health care. With a focus on holistic wellness, I strive to provide personalized and evidence-based treatments to empower individuals facing psychiatric challenges. My commitment to fostering a therapeutic alliance and utilizing advanced clinical skills allows me to guide my patients on their journey toward mental health and well-being.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I completed my MSN at Azusa Pacific University and has been practicing since 2018. As a dedicated Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I bring compassion and expertise to the realm of mental health care. With a focus on holistic wellness, I strive to provide personalized and evidence-based treatments to empower individuals facing psychiatric challenges. My commitment to fostering a therapeutic alliance and utilizing advanced clinical skills allows me to guide my patients on their journey toward mental health and well-being.
(951) 744-9418 View (951) 744-9418
Photo of Randall Bailey, Psychiatrist in Redlands, CA
Randall Bailey
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373  (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.
(909) 328-1638 View (909) 328-1638
Photo of Rachel Jumonville, Physician Assistant in Redlands, CA
Rachel Jumonville
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373  (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 Chomya Oo, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Chomya Oo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373
Are you or someone you care about facing daily struggles? Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and lost? Perhaps you sense that you've changed from the person you once were, burdened by shame and guilt. Do you find yourself blaming yourself and doubting your worth? If so, know that you are not alone, and seeking support and understanding can be a crucial step towards healing and growth through medication management.
Are you or someone you care about facing daily struggles? Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and lost? Perhaps you sense that you've changed from the person you once were, burdened by shame and guilt. Do you find yourself blaming yourself and doubting your worth? If so, know that you are not alone, and seeking support and understanding can be a crucial step towards healing and growth through medication management.
(909) 757-1136 View (909) 757-1136
Photo of Michael Marshall, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Michael Marshall
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
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 Karen Linares, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Karen Linares
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
21 Endorsed
Redlands, CA 92374
I am a licensed, board certified advance FNP and a PMHNP (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner). I am also the founder of Care Anywhere Health & Wellness. I provide medication management for individuals 6 years and older. I have about 6 years of experience in mental health nursing caring for hundreds of patients with a diverse range of mental health diagnosis in internal and family practice. My areas of expertise include depressive disorders, anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD.
I am a licensed, board certified advance FNP and a PMHNP (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner). I am also the founder of Care Anywhere Health & Wellness. I provide medication management for individuals 6 years and older. I have about 6 years of experience in mental health nursing caring for hundreds of patients with a diverse range of mental health diagnosis in internal and family practice. My areas of expertise include depressive disorders, anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD.
(458) 216-5912 View (458) 216-5912
Photo of Tony Airende Akpengbe, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Tony Airende Akpengbe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, AGPCNP
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92374
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 Cheryl L Green, Psychiatrist in Redlands, CA
Cheryl L Green
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92373
I welcome people of all ages and genders, but I have special expertise in working with women and adolescent girls who suffer from depression, mood swings, grief, anxiety, stress, trauma, self-injury, eating disorders, and/or ADHD. I see patients in person in Beverly Hills and in Redlands, California, and I also see patients via telepsychiatry throughout California. I use an approach that combines psychiatry-as-usual, that is, medications and therapy, with lifestyle changes in six domains. I work with patients to help them to achieve all-around vibrant health, both mental and physical.
I welcome people of all ages and genders, but I have special expertise in working with women and adolescent girls who suffer from depression, mood swings, grief, anxiety, stress, trauma, self-injury, eating disorders, and/or ADHD. I see patients in person in Beverly Hills and in Redlands, California, and I also see patients via telepsychiatry throughout California. I use an approach that combines psychiatry-as-usual, that is, medications and therapy, with lifestyle changes in six domains. I work with patients to help them to achieve all-around vibrant health, both mental and physical.
(650) 862-6353 View (650) 862-6353
Photo of Ryan Thebo, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Ryan Thebo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Redlands, CA 92373
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 Leah Haddad, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Leah Haddad
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Redlands, CA 92375
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
(951) 494-2684 View (951) 494-2684
Photo of Jonathan Allotey, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Redlands, CA
Jonathan Allotey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Redlands, CA 92375  (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

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Redlands, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in Redlands, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
85% Depression
81% ADHD
81% Medication Management
78% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
78% Stress
74% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
92% Cigna and Evernorth
92% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Redlands, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Redlands?

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.