Psychiatrists in West Hartford, CT

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Serrita Roper
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06110
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I offer medication management for mood disorders and ADHD. I offer both in-person and telehealth (for established patients). I am passionate about mental health and helping my patients achieve the proper tools to be the best versions of themselves.
I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I offer medication management for mood disorders and ADHD. I offer both in-person and telehealth (for established patients). I am passionate about mental health and helping my patients achieve the proper tools to be the best versions of themselves.
(860) 485-7416 View (860) 485-7416
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Mariela Podolski
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06110
I am a psychiatrist, with board certifications from ABPN in both, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to pursuing my psychiatry career, I worked as a general physician in primary care, an experience that taught me skills I still use today. Practicing psychiatry since 2012, I have worked with patients with diverse diagnoses, particularly individuals suffering with Eating Disorders. If you are struggling, I would like to help you.
I am a psychiatrist, with board certifications from ABPN in both, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to pursuing my psychiatry career, I worked as a general physician in primary care, an experience that taught me skills I still use today. Practicing psychiatry since 2012, I have worked with patients with diverse diagnoses, particularly individuals suffering with Eating Disorders. If you are struggling, I would like to help you.
(959) 600-6640 View (959) 600-6640
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Yvonne Amune
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN-BC, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06107  (Online Only)
My clinical focus is on holistic and patient centered care for adults and adolescents, with special attention given to treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress related disorders, as well as substance use disorder. Further, I am trained in motivational interviewing which I find to be effective tools in understanding and treating these issues. I believe in taking a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach to helping my patients reach their goals. My practice emphasizes the importance of creating a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship to facilitate the process of healing.
My clinical focus is on holistic and patient centered care for adults and adolescents, with special attention given to treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress related disorders, as well as substance use disorder. Further, I am trained in motivational interviewing which I find to be effective tools in understanding and treating these issues. I believe in taking a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach to helping my patients reach their goals. My practice emphasizes the importance of creating a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship to facilitate the process of healing.
(860) 846-4337 View (860) 846-4337
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Maria Manuela Da Costa
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107
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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Sheldon L Hollins
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06110
People often encounter difficult times in their lives. My aim is to help people to navigate through those times and offer a treatment plan that fits their specific needs.
People often encounter difficult times in their lives. My aim is to help people to navigate through those times and offer a treatment plan that fits their specific needs.
(860) 854-9746 View (860) 854-9746
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Thrive Behavioral Health, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, APRN, MSN
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06119  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with depression or find anxiety interferes with your ability to function? Do you have difficulty concentrating or staying on task? Do you experience sleep issues or low energy? Your struggles do not define you. You are worthy of happiness and peace of mind. Mental health treatment is a journey and there is no shame in seeking help. Mental health is as important as physical health. I want to help improve your quality of life and function by setting you on a path of hope and wellness, in order to see the light at the end of your road. This is my goal as a mental health provider.
Do you struggle with depression or find anxiety interferes with your ability to function? Do you have difficulty concentrating or staying on task? Do you experience sleep issues or low energy? Your struggles do not define you. You are worthy of happiness and peace of mind. Mental health treatment is a journey and there is no shame in seeking help. Mental health is as important as physical health. I want to help improve your quality of life and function by setting you on a path of hope and wellness, in order to see the light at the end of your road. This is my goal as a mental health provider.
(860) 854-4210 View (860) 854-4210
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Dr. Debra Forrest
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06119
If you find yourself retreating from your usual activities and you want to get back to truly living, I'd like to help. I am a board-certified Psychiatrist, and I am looking for patients who are ready to work on themselves. I enjoy working closely with people, and getting to know their preferences and needs before beginning treatment. Since medications can have risks and benefits, I am always very mindful and careful. Let's see if we can work together to get your life back on track!
If you find yourself retreating from your usual activities and you want to get back to truly living, I'd like to help. I am a board-certified Psychiatrist, and I am looking for patients who are ready to work on themselves. I enjoy working closely with people, and getting to know their preferences and needs before beginning treatment. Since medications can have risks and benefits, I am always very mindful and careful. Let's see if we can work together to get your life back on track!
(959) 335-9257 View (959) 335-9257
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Mitchelee Dunbar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06119  (Online Only)
Mitchelee Dunbar is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with years of experience in behavioral health in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. She diagnoses and treats a wide range of mental health concerns with a holistic and comprehensive approach. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders. She provides quality, compassionate, patient-centered, and culturally sensitive mental health services to adult clients. Mitchelee is passionate about empowering clients to take control of their lives.
Mitchelee Dunbar is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with years of experience in behavioral health in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. She diagnoses and treats a wide range of mental health concerns with a holistic and comprehensive approach. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders. She provides quality, compassionate, patient-centered, and culturally sensitive mental health services to adult clients. Mitchelee is passionate about empowering clients to take control of their lives.
(860) 891-6817 View (860) 891-6817
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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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Ericka Gardener
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06119  (Online Only)
Ericka is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who treats a wide range of mental health concerns including adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, thought disorders, sleep issues, and substance use disorders. She is passionate about providing holistic care and is a fervent client advocate, ensuring that the client's needs are at the center of care and ensuring that clients are connected to appropriate resources when gaps in healthcare are identified. Ericka received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Saint Joseph.
Ericka is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who treats a wide range of mental health concerns including adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, thought disorders, sleep issues, and substance use disorders. She is passionate about providing holistic care and is a fervent client advocate, ensuring that the client's needs are at the center of care and ensuring that clients are connected to appropriate resources when gaps in healthcare are identified. Ericka received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Saint Joseph.
(860) 855-7744 View (860) 855-7744
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Francisco A Ripepi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107
Accepting New patients at this time. I am a Child and adolescent psychiatrist as well as adult psychiatrist who specializes in Developmental Disorders, including Autism and intellectual disabilities. I also specialize in treating ADHD, anxiety, OCD and mood disorders in all ages. My training in child and adolescent psychiatry is tailored to help children and families. I believe that the modality of treatment should be appropriate to the patient's needs.
Accepting New patients at this time. I am a Child and adolescent psychiatrist as well as adult psychiatrist who specializes in Developmental Disorders, including Autism and intellectual disabilities. I also specialize in treating ADHD, anxiety, OCD and mood disorders in all ages. My training in child and adolescent psychiatry is tailored to help children and families. I believe that the modality of treatment should be appropriate to the patient's needs.
(860) 846-3740 View (860) 846-3740
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Dorothy Washington
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06119  (Online Only)
Dorothy Washington is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has 20 years of experience treating depression, anxiety, and many other severe and persistent mental illnesses in individuals across the lifespan. She seeks to maintain a collaborative, caring, trusting, and professional rapport with you in order to meet your emotional and mental health needs so that you can live your life with the feeling of normalcy that you deserve.
Dorothy Washington is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has 20 years of experience treating depression, anxiety, and many other severe and persistent mental illnesses in individuals across the lifespan. She seeks to maintain a collaborative, caring, trusting, and professional rapport with you in order to meet your emotional and mental health needs so that you can live your life with the feeling of normalcy that you deserve.
(860) 560-1393 View (860) 560-1393
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Jill White
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06119  (Online Only)
Jill White is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who works with patients in many areas of mental health including depression, anxiety, trauma, work and life stressors, and navigating life changes. Jill is focused and is eager to work with adult patients by providing comprehensive mental health services that are tailored to support their individual needs.
Jill White is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who works with patients in many areas of mental health including depression, anxiety, trauma, work and life stressors, and navigating life changes. Jill is focused and is eager to work with adult patients by providing comprehensive mental health services that are tailored to support their individual needs.
(860) 854-4790 View (860) 854-4790
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Clarisse Fairbanks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06117  (Online Only)
I am an experienced psychiatric advanced practice nurse (APRN) specializing in supportive psychotherapy and medication management. Telehealth is available for your convenience.
I am an experienced psychiatric advanced practice nurse (APRN) specializing in supportive psychotherapy and medication management. Telehealth is available for your convenience.
(959) 207-2598 View (959) 207-2598
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Carlos A Gonzalez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06117
I am a native of Puerto Rico and a transplanted New Yorker. I graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed a residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. I have been in CT since 1989, initially as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale and director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center's Hispanic Clinic. I subsequently worked extensively as chief of the psychiatric crisis service at Griffin Hospital. I am currently the medical director of the Community Child Guidance Clinic in Manchester, CT.
I am a native of Puerto Rico and a transplanted New Yorker. I graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed a residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. I have been in CT since 1989, initially as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale and director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center's Hispanic Clinic. I subsequently worked extensively as chief of the psychiatric crisis service at Griffin Hospital. I am currently the medical director of the Community Child Guidance Clinic in Manchester, CT.
(860) 880-3214 View (860) 880-3214
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Anup Ojha
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06110
Not accepting new clients
Anup Ojha, M.D. is Not Accepting new patients at this time. As a patient-centered psychiatrist, my ideal patients are individuals navigating the complexities of modern life while facing common psychiatric disorders. Drawing from evidence-based practices, I offer a personalized blend of medication management and psychoeducation. I work together with my patients, exploring their unique situations to discover strengths. Through collaboration, I empower them to navigate a path toward lasting mental well-being.
Anup Ojha, M.D. is Not Accepting new patients at this time. As a patient-centered psychiatrist, my ideal patients are individuals navigating the complexities of modern life while facing common psychiatric disorders. Drawing from evidence-based practices, I offer a personalized blend of medication management and psychoeducation. I work together with my patients, exploring their unique situations to discover strengths. Through collaboration, I empower them to navigate a path toward lasting mental well-being.
(860) 847-7919 View (860) 847-7919
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Brian Eddy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06107
Are you feeling tired, can't keep up with your daily routine, emotional for no reason, dealing with overwhelming stress? You may be struggling with untreated medical symptoms. These symptoms can be treated with the guidance of a physician. "Let's talk and see what happens." I hope to keep things as open as possible, because not every patient will present with a textbook case of issues. I strive to find a way to connect with each patient in a way that respects their autonomy and dignity.
Are you feeling tired, can't keep up with your daily routine, emotional for no reason, dealing with overwhelming stress? You may be struggling with untreated medical symptoms. These symptoms can be treated with the guidance of a physician. "Let's talk and see what happens." I hope to keep things as open as possible, because not every patient will present with a textbook case of issues. I strive to find a way to connect with each patient in a way that respects their autonomy and dignity.
(860) 498-4777 View (860) 498-4777
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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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Psych Solutions/ Gladys Quinones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, APRN, FNP, ANP-BC
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06117  (Online Only)
I have experience working with clients who are struggling with a broad range of psychiatric issues including Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders, OCD, PTSD, ADHD Bipolar Disorder, Sleeping Disorders and other mental health conditions. I treat clients throughout the life span.
I have experience working with clients who are struggling with a broad range of psychiatric issues including Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders, OCD, PTSD, ADHD Bipolar Disorder, Sleeping Disorders and other mental health conditions. I treat clients throughout the life span.
(860) 845-0989 View (860) 845-0989
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Stephen E Lee
Physician Assistant, PA-C, DBH, MS
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107
Cathexis is the investment energy into another form which can be a person, idea, or object. When we cathect, we form more profound connections with others which comes from a place of authenticity and passion. Cathexis is a critical part of personal development. I believe the synergistic effort of cathexis between provider AND patient elicits positive change in a patient's life. I offer solution-focused behavioral interventions and medication management to my patients.
Cathexis is the investment energy into another form which can be a person, idea, or object. When we cathect, we form more profound connections with others which comes from a place of authenticity and passion. Cathexis is a critical part of personal development. I believe the synergistic effort of cathexis between provider AND patient elicits positive change in a patient's life. I offer solution-focused behavioral interventions and medication management to my patients.
(860) 390-4896 View (860) 390-4896

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Number of Psychiatrists in West Hartford, CT

40+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in West Hartford, CT who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
82% ADHD
82% Trauma and PTSD
77% Bipolar Disorder
68% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
68% Medication Management

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Optum

How Psychiatrists in West Hartford, CT see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in West Hartford?

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.