Psychiatrists in Broad Brook, CT

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Wholistic Perspective
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, NP
Verified Verified
Broad Brook, CT 06016
Unresolved emotional conflicts lie at the core of human suffering and at times life can be unusually painful, scary and confusing. We may feel anxious, sad, discouraged and alone and not know what to do. Talking things out with someone can help us become clearer about who we are, our strengths and also our self-defeating ways so we can move forward with an improved sense of self and direction. As a Mental Health Practitioners, we are trained to provide mental health treatment via psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Here at Wholisitic Perspective, we have providers that have experience with children, adolescent and adult populations. At Wholistic Perspective we believe the patient is the expert and emphasize collaboration and communication to find the best treatment for you! We take a holistic approach to treatment and collaborate with other providers to ensure safety and accomplishment of treatment goals. We provide psychiatric evaluations to better understand diagnoses and medication management. We are also certified to provide evaluations for medical marijuana for posttraumatic stress disorder in adults.
Unresolved emotional conflicts lie at the core of human suffering and at times life can be unusually painful, scary and confusing. We may feel anxious, sad, discouraged and alone and not know what to do. Talking things out with someone can help us become clearer about who we are, our strengths and also our self-defeating ways so we can move forward with an improved sense of self and direction. As a Mental Health Practitioners, we are trained to provide mental health treatment via psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Here at Wholisitic Perspective, we have providers that have experience with children, adolescent and adult populations. At Wholistic Perspective we believe the patient is the expert and emphasize collaboration and communication to find the best treatment for you! We take a holistic approach to treatment and collaborate with other providers to ensure safety and accomplishment of treatment goals. We provide psychiatric evaluations to better understand diagnoses and medication management. We are also certified to provide evaluations for medical marijuana for posttraumatic stress disorder in adults.
(203) 433-6890 View (203) 433-6890

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Dr. William A Abrokwa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-B, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
South Windsor, CT 06074
I hold a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. I am an APRN specializing in psychiatric/mental health. I have over ten years of experience working in behavioral health nursing with diverse populations. I obtained my Master’s in Nursing- FNP and Post-Graduate Certification in PMHNP from Chamberlain University and Frontier Nursing University, respectively. Mental health, addiction, and empowering patients through effective patient-provider engagement have always been my passion. My doctoral project was on effective depresion management in older adults using shared decision-making and antidepressant compliance.
I hold a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. I am an APRN specializing in psychiatric/mental health. I have over ten years of experience working in behavioral health nursing with diverse populations. I obtained my Master’s in Nursing- FNP and Post-Graduate Certification in PMHNP from Chamberlain University and Frontier Nursing University, respectively. Mental health, addiction, and empowering patients through effective patient-provider engagement have always been my passion. My doctoral project was on effective depresion management in older adults using shared decision-making and antidepressant compliance.
(959) 265-0982 View (959) 265-0982
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Janet L Howe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP , MS, BC
Verified Verified
East Hartford, CT 06108  (Online Only)
As a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide care for individuals with a range of mental health concerns. Mental health disorders that I pursue include, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, and substance use disorders.It is sometimes difficult to find someone that you can connect with and be comfortable with. My goal is to provide quality and evidence based individualized care while creating trust, mutual respect and compassion, within a safe environment. achieved through minimal supportive psychotherapy, medication management and lifestyle adjustments.
As a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide care for individuals with a range of mental health concerns. Mental health disorders that I pursue include, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, and substance use disorders.It is sometimes difficult to find someone that you can connect with and be comfortable with. My goal is to provide quality and evidence based individualized care while creating trust, mutual respect and compassion, within a safe environment. achieved through minimal supportive psychotherapy, medication management and lifestyle adjustments.
(860) 783-7118 View (860) 783-7118
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Angela Olivia Roberts
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester, CT 06040  (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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Holistic Behavioral Health of CT. LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
East Hartford, CT 06108
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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Gordon Health Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Suffield, CT 06078  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m Verona, a dual board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). I specialize in teens, adults, and geriatrics who are struggling with anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, and PTSD. I believe in a holistic approach to treatment. I provide medication management and individual therapy to teens, adults, and geriatrics. During our initial sessions, you can expect a nonjudgmental and confidential environment where you are heard and respected. I believe healing is a holistic journey encompassing the mind, body,  and soul. Through compassionate listening and collaborative exploration
Welcome! I’m Verona, a dual board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). I specialize in teens, adults, and geriatrics who are struggling with anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, and PTSD. I believe in a holistic approach to treatment. I provide medication management and individual therapy to teens, adults, and geriatrics. During our initial sessions, you can expect a nonjudgmental and confidential environment where you are heard and respected. I believe healing is a holistic journey encompassing the mind, body,  and soul. Through compassionate listening and collaborative exploration
(860) 935-8532 View (860) 935-8532
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Just4U Behavioral &Mental Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Windsor, CT 06095  (Online Only)
Do you work in corrections? Do you struggle with life stressors or, immigration issues? Do you have post traumatic stress syndrome(PTSD) or other related life crisis? Let Just4U help you process your feelings due to life stressors such as; immigration concerns, trauma, working as a correctional staff, death of a loved one, anxious feelings or depression. Just4U will help you to get your life back! JUST4U uses different types of therapies and or medications to make you feel better. JUST4U will help you reach individualized goals. We got you!
Do you work in corrections? Do you struggle with life stressors or, immigration issues? Do you have post traumatic stress syndrome(PTSD) or other related life crisis? Let Just4U help you process your feelings due to life stressors such as; immigration concerns, trauma, working as a correctional staff, death of a loved one, anxious feelings or depression. Just4U will help you to get your life back! JUST4U uses different types of therapies and or medications to make you feel better. JUST4U will help you reach individualized goals. We got you!
(352) 309-3604 View (352) 309-3604
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John Graziano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester, CT 06040
John Graziano, APRN, PMHNP has a philosophy that care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with John, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfillment. That’s because – with a board certification in psychiatry and experience in a variety of settings such as inpatient, community, and outpatient – John is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
John Graziano, APRN, PMHNP has a philosophy that care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with John, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfillment. That’s because – with a board certification in psychiatry and experience in a variety of settings such as inpatient, community, and outpatient – John is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
(860) 847-8294 View (860) 847-8294
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Sophia Lopez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Enfield, CT 06082
Are you finding that your mood is impacting your relationships, your work or your daily tasks in a negative way? Sometimes your mood impacts your functioning in a way that makes life unmanageable. My approach is holistic, patient centered and focused on your goals.
Are you finding that your mood is impacting your relationships, your work or your daily tasks in a negative way? Sometimes your mood impacts your functioning in a way that makes life unmanageable. My approach is holistic, patient centered and focused on your goals.
(959) 207-2717 View (959) 207-2717
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Michael Charry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester, CT 06040
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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Laura Gabriel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Windsor, CT 06095  (Online Only)
Laura Gabriel is a Board Certified Psychiatric APRN with prescriptive rights to prescribe psychiatric medications.
Laura Gabriel is a Board Certified Psychiatric APRN with prescriptive rights to prescribe psychiatric medications.
(860) 846-4349 View (860) 846-4349
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Janet Howe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Windsor, CT 06095  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I am based in Connecticut. I earned my masters degree at Walden University. I enjoy working with adults and older adults that are experiencing challenges in their lives that they need support getting through, whether it's through talking or medications or both.
Hello! I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I am based in Connecticut. I earned my masters degree at Walden University. I enjoy working with adults and older adults that are experiencing challenges in their lives that they need support getting through, whether it's through talking or medications or both.
(475) 250-1395 View (475) 250-1395
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Latham Psychiatric NP Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Windsor, CT 06095  (Online Only)
My family is my reason for everything. I have two beautiful daughters, a living husband and three very spoiled pups. I love learning. (
My family is my reason for everything. I have two beautiful daughters, a living husband and three very spoiled pups. I love learning. (
(860) 935-8432 View (860) 935-8432
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JS Therapeutic Solutions LLC
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
East Windsor, CT 06088
My name is Joseph Stancavage Jr., owner and founder of JS Therapeutic Solutions, LLC. I am a licensed Physician Assistant with the state of Connecticut. I practice and specialize in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, pediatric and adult mental health. At JS Therapeutic Solutions, LLC, I provide virtual mental health services to people of all ages. I promote overall wellness and healing with pharmacotherapy, diagnosing, treating and managing common mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, PTSD. I also offer genetic testing to help minimize trial and error with certain medications.
My name is Joseph Stancavage Jr., owner and founder of JS Therapeutic Solutions, LLC. I am a licensed Physician Assistant with the state of Connecticut. I practice and specialize in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, pediatric and adult mental health. At JS Therapeutic Solutions, LLC, I provide virtual mental health services to people of all ages. I promote overall wellness and healing with pharmacotherapy, diagnosing, treating and managing common mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, PTSD. I also offer genetic testing to help minimize trial and error with certain medications.
(860) 934-0117 View (860) 934-0117
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Amber Irimia
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CT 06095
My approach to care is collaborative, I will work with you and anyone else you wish to be part of your care. Together, we will identify your unique needs and work to improve your mental health and overall well being.
My approach to care is collaborative, I will work with you and anyone else you wish to be part of your care. Together, we will identify your unique needs and work to improve your mental health and overall well being.
(860) 653-4995 View (860) 653-4995
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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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Five Corners Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, MPH, PMHNP-B, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Manchester, CT 06040
Marti Stewart is a Nurse Practitioner who is board certified in both Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Medicine. She sees patients age 16 and up. Marti’s specialties include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Depression.
Marti Stewart is a Nurse Practitioner who is board certified in both Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Medicine. She sees patients age 16 and up. Marti’s specialties include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Depression.
(860) 821-7678 View (860) 821-7678
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Merit Nwosu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Manchester, CT 06041  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety, ADHD, substance use disorder, or OCD? Have you tried therapy before, but you just don’t seem to find someone you feel a connection with? Mental health challenges can keep you from living the life you want. You may feel lost, hopeless, or disempowered, but you don’t have to struggle alone. Connect with Merit today to learn important tools to nurture your mental health and make life more enjoyable and fulfilling. Merit offers a blend of individual therapy and medication management and is ready to help you reach the fulfilling life you deserve.
Are you suffering from a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety, ADHD, substance use disorder, or OCD? Have you tried therapy before, but you just don’t seem to find someone you feel a connection with? Mental health challenges can keep you from living the life you want. You may feel lost, hopeless, or disempowered, but you don’t have to struggle alone. Connect with Merit today to learn important tools to nurture your mental health and make life more enjoyable and fulfilling. Merit offers a blend of individual therapy and medication management and is ready to help you reach the fulfilling life you deserve.
(860) 791-1805 View (860) 791-1805
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New Leaf Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, CT 06095
Falashade Adewuyi is board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who treats individuals with mental health illnesses. She has been caring for patients with psychiatric illness for over 15 years. She specialize in the treatment of adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety, bipolar spectrum disorders, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders.
Falashade Adewuyi is board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who treats individuals with mental health illnesses. She has been caring for patients with psychiatric illness for over 15 years. She specialize in the treatment of adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety, bipolar spectrum disorders, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse, and other psychiatric disorders.
(860) 300-2935 View (860) 300-2935
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Emmaus Health LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, CARN-AP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester, CT 06040
Not accepting new clients
Our small, outpatient private practice creates a welcoming, personalized treatment environment without stigma for adults seeking treatment for substance-use disorders. We offer education, options, and peer support. We will partner with you to develop a long-term plan for your health and well-being. Our method blends Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) with psychosocial nursing interventions and recovery coaching. We individualize your care based on past experiences and your current goals. Our patients receive thorough screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment with availability of 24 hour, on-call care.
Our small, outpatient private practice creates a welcoming, personalized treatment environment without stigma for adults seeking treatment for substance-use disorders. We offer education, options, and peer support. We will partner with you to develop a long-term plan for your health and well-being. Our method blends Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) with psychosocial nursing interventions and recovery coaching. We individualize your care based on past experiences and your current goals. Our patients receive thorough screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment with availability of 24 hour, on-call care.
(860) 791-4010 View (860) 791-4010

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Broad Brook, CT

< 10

Psychiatrists in Broad Brook, CT who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Life Coaching
100% Grief

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Broad Brook, CT see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Broad Brook?

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.