Psychiatrists in Bloomfield, CT

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Zoey Walker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Zoey Walker is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she places great value on patient centered care and believes a team-based healthcare approach uniquely contributes to best practice. She provides medication management support to individuals across the lifespan, who are experiencing challenges related to their mental health. She has extensive experience in providing psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, and ongoing assessments to determine the right treatment. She provides treatment for numerous mental health disorders to include anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar and acute sleep disturbances.
Zoey Walker is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she places great value on patient centered care and believes a team-based healthcare approach uniquely contributes to best practice. She provides medication management support to individuals across the lifespan, who are experiencing challenges related to their mental health. She has extensive experience in providing psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, and ongoing assessments to determine the right treatment. She provides treatment for numerous mental health disorders to include anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar and acute sleep disturbances.
(860) 362-3410 View (860) 362-3410
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Dr. Sequilla Carter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MBA, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Our goal is to provide better mental health care for people with physical health problems and improved support for people with common mental disorders as well as those with severe mental illness. The underpinning of our care plans are based on the 6 human needs: Certainty, Variety, Significance, Connection, Growth and Contribution. We know that management of whatever you're experiencing likely falls outside of the realm of the "health care system" so we recognize the importance of having open, empathetic conversations about mental health as we continue to navigate the challenges life throws at us.
Our goal is to provide better mental health care for people with physical health problems and improved support for people with common mental disorders as well as those with severe mental illness. The underpinning of our care plans are based on the 6 human needs: Certainty, Variety, Significance, Connection, Growth and Contribution. We know that management of whatever you're experiencing likely falls outside of the realm of the "health care system" so we recognize the importance of having open, empathetic conversations about mental health as we continue to navigate the challenges life throws at us.
(413) 779-3186 View (413) 779-3186
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Furne Carrier-Valentine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, CT 06002
I’m a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), who enjoys utilizing an integrative approach to managing mental health issues. My nursing philosophy includes treating through a non-judgmental, existential lens, utilizing the evidence-based practice model approach as I combine psychotherapy and medication management. I hope that you'll allow me to assist and guide you on your journey to a better understanding of your own strengths and abilities, leading to a more fulfilling life.
I’m a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), who enjoys utilizing an integrative approach to managing mental health issues. My nursing philosophy includes treating through a non-judgmental, existential lens, utilizing the evidence-based practice model approach as I combine psychotherapy and medication management. I hope that you'll allow me to assist and guide you on your journey to a better understanding of your own strengths and abilities, leading to a more fulfilling life.
(860) 775-4457 View (860) 775-4457
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Anne Koneru
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I completed my training at Johns Hopkins University, and I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I also have over a decade of experience working as an FNP in primary care. I provide holistic care with evidence-based medication management.
Thank you for your interest in my practice. I completed my training at Johns Hopkins University, and I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I also have over a decade of experience working as an FNP in primary care. I provide holistic care with evidence-based medication management.
(860) 590-3311 View (860) 590-3311
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Zen Wellness Care LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, AGNP-BC, RN, MSN
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, CT 06002
I am a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner serving the Greater Hartford. My profound passion for holistic health and well-being began during my childhood in Jamaica and has continued to flourish throughout my career. With a focus on a conservative and holistic approach, my mission is to empower individuals to recognize their complete selves, addressing physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual aspects. I Emphasize preventive measures, symptom management, problem-solving, and medication management to achieve and maintain well-being. Ensuring that clients are heard and understood.
I am a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner serving the Greater Hartford. My profound passion for holistic health and well-being began during my childhood in Jamaica and has continued to flourish throughout my career. With a focus on a conservative and holistic approach, my mission is to empower individuals to recognize their complete selves, addressing physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual aspects. I Emphasize preventive measures, symptom management, problem-solving, and medication management to achieve and maintain well-being. Ensuring that clients are heard and understood.
(860) 362-3214 View (860) 362-3214
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Janice Reeder APRN, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Janice Reeder is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is dedicated to delivering client-centered medication management support to adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges related to mental health and substance use disorders. She is skilled at performing psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and ongoing clinical assessments to inform medication strategies.
Janice Reeder is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is dedicated to delivering client-centered medication management support to adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges related to mental health and substance use disorders. She is skilled at performing psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and ongoing clinical assessments to inform medication strategies.
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Holistic Behavioral Health of CT. LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Christain Chidiadi, is a clinician with over Fifteen years experience in behavioral and Mental health. I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner across the lifespan. I obtained my Bachelor and Master's of science in nursing degree from University of Hartford and Walden University respectively. Holistic behavioral health of Connecticut LLC. is a healing / recovery-based practice in which clients, across the lifespan with varying degrees of behavioral/mental health illnesses are managed.
Christain Chidiadi, is a clinician with over Fifteen years experience in behavioral and Mental health. I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner across the lifespan. I obtained my Bachelor and Master's of science in nursing degree from University of Hartford and Walden University respectively. Holistic behavioral health of Connecticut LLC. is a healing / recovery-based practice in which clients, across the lifespan with varying degrees of behavioral/mental health illnesses are managed.
(860) 934-0237 View (860) 934-0237
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Kary Krochko
Psychiatric Nurse, APRN
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, CT 06002
We are currently accepting new clients. We offer Medical Marijuana Treatments for adults in the State of Connecticut.
We are currently accepting new clients. We offer Medical Marijuana Treatments for adults in the State of Connecticut.
(203) 408-7805 View (203) 408-7805
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Maria Manuela Da Costa
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, CT 06002
I believe that the key to effective treatment depends upon a strong collaborative alliance between patient and physician. The difficulties you are experiencing are most likely a combination of physiological and psychological problems.Treatment begins with a comprehensive review of your physical, emotional state and social well being. If you need medication we will discuss the various options. Together we will take into account your unique circumstances and arrive at a personalized treatment plan. Subsequent visits will moniter your response to the medication and help you learn how the medication works.
I believe that the key to effective treatment depends upon a strong collaborative alliance between patient and physician. The difficulties you are experiencing are most likely a combination of physiological and psychological problems.Treatment begins with a comprehensive review of your physical, emotional state and social well being. If you need medication we will discuss the various options. Together we will take into account your unique circumstances and arrive at a personalized treatment plan. Subsequent visits will moniter your response to the medication and help you learn how the medication works.
(860) 578-8396 View (860) 578-8396
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Richard S. Goldberg
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Not accepting new clients
I'm an old-fashioned psychiatrist, trained and experienced in psychotherapy as well as in pharmacology. I offer either treatment alone, or the two combined. I have a solo practice in a private, quiet setting.
I'm an old-fashioned psychiatrist, trained and experienced in psychotherapy as well as in pharmacology. I offer either treatment alone, or the two combined. I have a solo practice in a private, quiet setting.
(860) 756-5247 View (860) 756-5247
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Kemmarie Beal
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Bloomfield, CT 06002
The promise of a better tomorrow, starts with hard work today. As a partner in care, I seek to work with individuals who have varying psychiatric needs fostering optimal, patient centered care to assist you live your best life.
The promise of a better tomorrow, starts with hard work today. As a partner in care, I seek to work with individuals who have varying psychiatric needs fostering optimal, patient centered care to assist you live your best life.
(860) 776-0187 View (860) 776-0187
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Angela Olivia Roberts
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield, CT 06002  (Online Only)
I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a passion to help others create a life filled with purpose, intention, and happiness. I possess over 10 years of experience in the mental health field- both inpatient and outpatient. My extensive work history has afforded me the opportunity to provide care to patients with co-morbid psychiatric and medical conditions. I have been providing medication management and supportive therapy for patients between the ages of 14-98 years old and enjoy helping others.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a passion to help others create a life filled with purpose, intention, and happiness. I possess over 10 years of experience in the mental health field- both inpatient and outpatient. My extensive work history has afforded me the opportunity to provide care to patients with co-morbid psychiatric and medical conditions. I have been providing medication management and supportive therapy for patients between the ages of 14-98 years old and enjoy helping others.
(959) 207-1951 View (959) 207-1951

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Ayesha Ahmed
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107
We are accepting new Patient (Adult,18 years and older). I am a 15+ years Experienced, Board Certified Physician specialized in Psychiatry, with Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry. Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Disorders, Trauma, Phobias, Alzheimer, Postpartum Depression, Behavioral Disturbance, Senior-Geriatric conditions. My mission is to provide my patients with the best care in a confidential, relaxed environment through Evaluation and Medication Management. My office is in West Hartford Center, near by towns are Bloomfield, Avon, Granby, Simsbury, Canton, Windsor, Hartford, Newrington, Glastonbury, Danbury, Springfield-MA.
We are accepting new Patient (Adult,18 years and older). I am a 15+ years Experienced, Board Certified Physician specialized in Psychiatry, with Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry. Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Disorders, Trauma, Phobias, Alzheimer, Postpartum Depression, Behavioral Disturbance, Senior-Geriatric conditions. My mission is to provide my patients with the best care in a confidential, relaxed environment through Evaluation and Medication Management. My office is in West Hartford Center, near by towns are Bloomfield, Avon, Granby, Simsbury, Canton, Windsor, Hartford, Newrington, Glastonbury, Danbury, Springfield-MA.
(860) 478-4341 View (860) 478-4341
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Michael Roman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06101
Dr. Michael Roman is currently a Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Roman is a board-certified Adult Psychiatrist and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Dr. Roman’s clinical practice centers primarily around medication management and psychopharmacological treatment approaches. He also specializes in a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities which he utilizes in conjunction with medication management in order to provide patients with the best possible treatment outcomes.
Dr. Michael Roman is currently a Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Roman is a board-certified Adult Psychiatrist and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Dr. Roman’s clinical practice centers primarily around medication management and psychopharmacological treatment approaches. He also specializes in a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities which he utilizes in conjunction with medication management in order to provide patients with the best possible treatment outcomes.
(646) 982-0516 View (646) 982-0516
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Keisha Asante
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Hartford, CT 06102  (Online Only)
Are you grappling with mental health challenges, seeking understanding, compassion, and personalized care? Have you tried navigating anxiety, and depression, but can’t seem to get a firm grasp? Perhaps you have tried medications in the past, but don’t see the changes you envision. You long for a professional who can truly connect with your unique journey. Taking the necessary steps to optimal mental wellness doesn’t have to be difficult. Keisha at Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts is ready to listen and provide you with a solid plan of action to achieve a more fulfilling life
Are you grappling with mental health challenges, seeking understanding, compassion, and personalized care? Have you tried navigating anxiety, and depression, but can’t seem to get a firm grasp? Perhaps you have tried medications in the past, but don’t see the changes you envision. You long for a professional who can truly connect with your unique journey. Taking the necessary steps to optimal mental wellness doesn’t have to be difficult. Keisha at Mar Y Sol Mental Health Experts is ready to listen and provide you with a solid plan of action to achieve a more fulfilling life
(203) 456-6989 View (203) 456-6989
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Michael Charry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06105
At Sacred Space Psychiatry, we support a holistic approach to assessment and treatment and view our clients as a whole person rather than just a set of symptoms. We believe that medications have a time and place and that they are all too often over prescribed. As a result, we strive to work collaboratively with our clients to make mutually agreed upon decisions around medications. We work with adults struggling with a range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, mood disorders, and insomnia.
At Sacred Space Psychiatry, we support a holistic approach to assessment and treatment and view our clients as a whole person rather than just a set of symptoms. We believe that medications have a time and place and that they are all too often over prescribed. As a result, we strive to work collaboratively with our clients to make mutually agreed upon decisions around medications. We work with adults struggling with a range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, mood disorders, and insomnia.
(860) 266-4790 View (860) 266-4790
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William Yang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Farmington, CT 06030  (Online Only)
Virtual appointments only - I am a dedicated and compassionate board certified psychiatrist committed to helping individuals achieve optimal mental health and well-being. I help my patients better understand the complex nature of the human mind and address the diverse range of mental health challenges that they may be facing. I believe in a person-centered approach, incorporating evidence-based treatments and therapeutic interventions to support my patients on their journey towards healing and growth.
Virtual appointments only - I am a dedicated and compassionate board certified psychiatrist committed to helping individuals achieve optimal mental health and well-being. I help my patients better understand the complex nature of the human mind and address the diverse range of mental health challenges that they may be facing. I believe in a person-centered approach, incorporating evidence-based treatments and therapeutic interventions to support my patients on their journey towards healing and growth.
(860) 926-5223 View (860) 926-5223
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Rangsun Sitthichai
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06117  (Online Only)
I approach the clients by understanding each client as a whole person, deep respect for individuals as unique human beings by using a creative process and open-ended communication. I am mindful in prescribing medications. My ultimate treatment goals not only target the treatment of mental health problems, but I will take effort to facilitate clients’ personal growth and improve their vitality.
I approach the clients by understanding each client as a whole person, deep respect for individuals as unique human beings by using a creative process and open-ended communication. I am mindful in prescribing medications. My ultimate treatment goals not only target the treatment of mental health problems, but I will take effort to facilitate clients’ personal growth and improve their vitality.
(860) 934-0523 View (860) 934-0523
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Inner Vibrance, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP-C, APRN
Verified Verified
Windsor, CT 06095  (Online Only)
Now in network with Cigna, United/Optum/Connecticare. With offices in both Windsor and Greenwich, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve their optimal level of mental health. With over 7 years of experience in the field, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities of psychiatric symptoms, medications, and the role therapy plays in helping you be the best version of yourself! My approach is patient-centered, and I work closely with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique medication goals and to optimize health.
Now in network with Cigna, United/Optum/Connecticare. With offices in both Windsor and Greenwich, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve their optimal level of mental health. With over 7 years of experience in the field, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities of psychiatric symptoms, medications, and the role therapy plays in helping you be the best version of yourself! My approach is patient-centered, and I work closely with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique medication goals and to optimize health.
(860) 530-2955 View (860) 530-2955
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Shelly Foster
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simsbury, CT 06070  (Online Only)
I believe in decreasing stigma and barriers that prevent individuals from seeking mental health treatment. I have a holistic view of a person’s health and integrate this into clinical decisions. I believe in creating a trusting therapeutic relationship where the individual feels supported, validated, and listened to in a non-judgmental manner. I am passionate about providing quality service with empathy and patience. I hope to work in conjunction with therapists in Connecticut with the understanding that psychotherapy and medication management are evidence-based interventions and when combined provide the safest and best outcome.
I believe in decreasing stigma and barriers that prevent individuals from seeking mental health treatment. I have a holistic view of a person’s health and integrate this into clinical decisions. I believe in creating a trusting therapeutic relationship where the individual feels supported, validated, and listened to in a non-judgmental manner. I am passionate about providing quality service with empathy and patience. I hope to work in conjunction with therapists in Connecticut with the understanding that psychotherapy and medication management are evidence-based interventions and when combined provide the safest and best outcome.
(860) 530-6033 View (860) 530-6033

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Bloomfield, CT

10+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in Bloomfield, CT who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
83% ADHD
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Medication Management
75% Bipolar Disorder
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Bloomfield, CT see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Bloomfield?

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.