Psychiatrists in District Of Columbia, DC

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Photo of Smita H Patel, Psychiatrist in District Of Columbia, DC
Smita H Patel
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and have provided Comprehensive Psychiatric treatment to the Washington Metropolitan area for the past three decades. My unique nature of the practice and approach to healing the emotional storm stems from my training at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I believe strongly in a holistic approach of mindfulness technique of relaxation combined with medication management for a particular disorder. I provide most cost effective comprehensive treatment by coordinating patient care with other mental health professional and Primary Care Physician.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and have provided Comprehensive Psychiatric treatment to the Washington Metropolitan area for the past three decades. My unique nature of the practice and approach to healing the emotional storm stems from my training at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I believe strongly in a holistic approach of mindfulness technique of relaxation combined with medication management for a particular disorder. I provide most cost effective comprehensive treatment by coordinating patient care with other mental health professional and Primary Care Physician.
(202) 729-9504 View (202) 729-9504
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Cervello-Wellness, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20032
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE HAVE THE LANGUAGE INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR MULTIPLE LANGUAGES. Cervello-Wellness is a psychiatric care practice that uses various treatments, including psychiatric evaluations, psychosocial interventions, and medication management. Our specialty is devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. We successfully treat patients with various mental conditions using a holistic approach by customizing a treatment plan.
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE HAVE THE LANGUAGE INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR MULTIPLE LANGUAGES. Cervello-Wellness is a psychiatric care practice that uses various treatments, including psychiatric evaluations, psychosocial interventions, and medication management. Our specialty is devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. We successfully treat patients with various mental conditions using a holistic approach by customizing a treatment plan.
(301) 392-7120 View (301) 392-7120
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Vincent Bet
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20052
Greetings! I am Vincent Bett, a dedicated psychiatric provider committed to enhancing the mental well-being of individuals struggling with ADHD, anxiety, and depression. With a profound understanding of the complexities of these conditions, I am driven by a passion to empower my clients on their journey toward mental health and overall fulfillment.
Greetings! I am Vincent Bett, a dedicated psychiatric provider committed to enhancing the mental well-being of individuals struggling with ADHD, anxiety, and depression. With a profound understanding of the complexities of these conditions, I am driven by a passion to empower my clients on their journey toward mental health and overall fulfillment.
(877) 618-5630 View (877) 618-5630
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Jason M Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20037
The unique nature of my practice and approach to therapy stem from my medical training and advanced training in insight-oriented psychotherapy. Although I have a strong background in psychiatric diagnosis and medical management, I believe strongly in a holistic approach to therapy.
The unique nature of my practice and approach to therapy stem from my medical training and advanced training in insight-oriented psychotherapy. Although I have a strong background in psychiatric diagnosis and medical management, I believe strongly in a holistic approach to therapy.
(202) 559-1102 View (202) 559-1102
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Hopeful Origins LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MBA, CRNP, PMH-BC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
We are devoted to providing quality comprehensive psychiatric medication evaluation and management and delivering excellent high quality health care.   We take a balanced approach to go beyond symptom relief and help you find ways to revitalize your life so that you can thrive in all of your endeavors.  Our mission is to support the patient reaching their optimal physical and mental health.
We are devoted to providing quality comprehensive psychiatric medication evaluation and management and delivering excellent high quality health care.   We take a balanced approach to go beyond symptom relief and help you find ways to revitalize your life so that you can thrive in all of your endeavors.  Our mission is to support the patient reaching their optimal physical and mental health.
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Comprehensive Health and Behavioral services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMH
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20019  (Online Only)
Dr. Renata Nkeze is a Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, licensed in Maryland and Washington D.C. She has worked in inpatient and out-patient mental health settings. ​She is qualified to diagnose, and treat a wide range of mental health illness across the lifespan. She has experience treating patients with Bipolar disorder and mood disorders, Schizophrenia, anxiety, OCD, depression, and ADHD, Trauma and PTSD. through active listening, Dr Nkeze is able to evaluate, diagnosed and treat patient. Appointments are mostly through Tele-health
Dr. Renata Nkeze is a Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, licensed in Maryland and Washington D.C. She has worked in inpatient and out-patient mental health settings. ​She is qualified to diagnose, and treat a wide range of mental health illness across the lifespan. She has experience treating patients with Bipolar disorder and mood disorders, Schizophrenia, anxiety, OCD, depression, and ADHD, Trauma and PTSD. through active listening, Dr Nkeze is able to evaluate, diagnosed and treat patient. Appointments are mostly through Tele-health
(202) 964-9248 View (202) 964-9248
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Mental Wealth By Dr. Azad
Psychiatrist, DO, MSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Mental Wealth provides premier psychiatric care for children, adolescents, and adults in DC, MD, and VA. We believe that seeing a mental health professional is a powerful tool to help you reach your maximum potential. While we aren’t about labeling or focusing on weaknesses, we are about identifying what you want out of life and working together to create a path that will enable you to start getting closer to reaching personal and professional goals. We help you understand the nature of your difficulties and make lasting progress towards achieving the life you have always wanted.
Mental Wealth provides premier psychiatric care for children, adolescents, and adults in DC, MD, and VA. We believe that seeing a mental health professional is a powerful tool to help you reach your maximum potential. While we aren’t about labeling or focusing on weaknesses, we are about identifying what you want out of life and working together to create a path that will enable you to start getting closer to reaching personal and professional goals. We help you understand the nature of your difficulties and make lasting progress towards achieving the life you have always wanted.
(202) 791-4892 View (202) 791-4892
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Kiara S. Lewis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Kiara Lewis is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the medication management of mental illness. She enjoys supporting children, teens, and adults who are struggling with mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders. She views her patients as the most important member of the treatment team and strongly values their views, insight, and experiences. Her patients describe her as down to earth, empathetic and supportive. She is committed to creating a safe space for her patients and is dedicated to supporting her patients throughout their mental health journey.
Kiara Lewis is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the medication management of mental illness. She enjoys supporting children, teens, and adults who are struggling with mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and mood disorders. She views her patients as the most important member of the treatment team and strongly values their views, insight, and experiences. Her patients describe her as down to earth, empathetic and supportive. She is committed to creating a safe space for her patients and is dedicated to supporting her patients throughout their mental health journey.
(410) 760-9079 View (410) 760-9079
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Judith Tangi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20003  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner with over 3 years of experience in treating individuals with mental health disorders.
Welcome! I am a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner with over 3 years of experience in treating individuals with mental health disorders.
(202) 759-3170 View (202) 759-3170
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Eindra Khin Khin, M.D., PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
After serving in academic psychiatry at George Washington University for the eleven years, I opened my own private practice in August 2022. My office is located at 1519 Connecticut Avenue NW, conveniently across from the DuPont Metro Station. Street parking and on-site underground garage parking are available.
After serving in academic psychiatry at George Washington University for the eleven years, I opened my own private practice in August 2022. My office is located at 1519 Connecticut Avenue NW, conveniently across from the DuPont Metro Station. Street parking and on-site underground garage parking are available.
(202) 759-5873 View (202) 759-5873
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Francois Williams
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Overwhelmed by the challenges of parenthood? Feeling the weight of parenting responsibilities? Do you find yourself searching for answers on how to raise a well-adjusted child? Is your child between the age of six and eleven?
Overwhelmed by the challenges of parenthood? Feeling the weight of parenting responsibilities? Do you find yourself searching for answers on how to raise a well-adjusted child? Is your child between the age of six and eleven?
(202) 951-8155 View (202) 951-8155
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Eric Yenchi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20045  (Online Only)
My name is Eric Kowshoh Yenchi, I was born in Cameroon central Africa, I grew up in a small village in the North West region of Cameroon known as Babungo. Growing up in Cameroon, life was very tough, especially when it came to health care .There was just 1 health center in my village which was staffed with 1 nurse and a medical doctor who visited once every two months. This meant people who were very sick and could not wait till the arrival of the medical doctor had to drive for about 5 hours to the closest hospital in the town of Kumbo to get health care. Due to the conditions, many people died on the journey.
My name is Eric Kowshoh Yenchi, I was born in Cameroon central Africa, I grew up in a small village in the North West region of Cameroon known as Babungo. Growing up in Cameroon, life was very tough, especially when it came to health care .There was just 1 health center in my village which was staffed with 1 nurse and a medical doctor who visited once every two months. This meant people who were very sick and could not wait till the arrival of the medical doctor had to drive for about 5 hours to the closest hospital in the town of Kumbo to get health care. Due to the conditions, many people died on the journey.
(202) 335-1585 View (202) 335-1585
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Dr. Celia Regina Oliveira
Psychiatrist, MD, , MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
I am a psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, DC and treat adults, young and older adolescents. As I was a pediatrician prior to becoming a psychiatrist, I am particularly interested in working with older adolescents and young adults who face a multitude of challenges as they progress into adulthood. Unlike many psychiatrists who prescribe medication only, I work with my clients through understanding and helping them in psychotherapy as well as providing expert treatment with the latest psychiatric medications.
I am a psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, DC and treat adults, young and older adolescents. As I was a pediatrician prior to becoming a psychiatrist, I am particularly interested in working with older adolescents and young adults who face a multitude of challenges as they progress into adulthood. Unlike many psychiatrists who prescribe medication only, I work with my clients through understanding and helping them in psychotherapy as well as providing expert treatment with the latest psychiatric medications.
(866) 968-2084 View (866) 968-2084
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Horizon Integrative Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20016
As an Integrative Psychiatrist, I offer a patient-centered model where I combine conventional medicine and evidence-based pharmaceutical treatments with complementary mind-body medicine, nutritional counseling, vitamins, micronutrients, psychotherapy, and preventative medicine to promote long-term wellbeing.
As an Integrative Psychiatrist, I offer a patient-centered model where I combine conventional medicine and evidence-based pharmaceutical treatments with complementary mind-body medicine, nutritional counseling, vitamins, micronutrients, psychotherapy, and preventative medicine to promote long-term wellbeing.
(202) 851-8574 View (202) 851-8574
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Yolanda R Cockerham
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the District of Columbia area, who strives to provide an excellent level of care to the mental health population. Her services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and helping individuals towards becoming functioning people in their environment.
Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the District of Columbia area, who strives to provide an excellent level of care to the mental health population. Her services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and helping individuals towards becoming functioning people in their environment.
(202) 417-3209 View (202) 417-3209
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Anxiety and Depression Therapy Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Larry Drell, MD: "The hardest step is often the first step. There is help available for the suffering you are feeling. As an MD psychiatrist who is a solution based psychotherapist. I combine "talk therapy" with medication (if needed) to help you get stabilized and focused quickly. I help people solve problems now when they feel overwhelmed, trapped and hopeless. I have been helping individuals and couples for over 35 years get their lives back on track, and in a better direction and discover even greater happiness. By doing this search, you are now one step closer to helping yourself get to a better place.
Larry Drell, MD: "The hardest step is often the first step. There is help available for the suffering you are feeling. As an MD psychiatrist who is a solution based psychotherapist. I combine "talk therapy" with medication (if needed) to help you get stabilized and focused quickly. I help people solve problems now when they feel overwhelmed, trapped and hopeless. I have been helping individuals and couples for over 35 years get their lives back on track, and in a better direction and discover even greater happiness. By doing this search, you are now one step closer to helping yourself get to a better place.
(202) 559-4811 View (202) 559-4811
Photo of New Era Recovery & Behavioral Health LLC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in District Of Columbia, DC
New Era Recovery & Behavioral Health LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002
Greg Obiwuma is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with more than 10 years of working in psychiatric and mental health care in the Washington, DC metro area. We perform psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients with mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, psychotic illnesses and other mental health issues in people of all ages. At New Era Recovery and Behavioral Health LLC, we utilize a holistic approach to treat patients across the lifespan (Adults, Adolescents and Children). Applying evidence-based
Greg Obiwuma is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with more than 10 years of working in psychiatric and mental health care in the Washington, DC metro area. We perform psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients with mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, psychotic illnesses and other mental health issues in people of all ages. At New Era Recovery and Behavioral Health LLC, we utilize a holistic approach to treat patients across the lifespan (Adults, Adolescents and Children). Applying evidence-based
(202) 946-7827 View (202) 946-7827
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Divine Mental Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20012  (Online Only)
My clients may have different types of mental disorders and may be looking for help lessening their symptoms of it. The goal is to lessen the symptoms of their mental disorder enough so they can live happy, fulfilling, and enjoyable lives. Living with these mental problems are not easy on them and their family, so resolving them with a good plan is probably what they are looking for.
My clients may have different types of mental disorders and may be looking for help lessening their symptoms of it. The goal is to lessen the symptoms of their mental disorder enough so they can live happy, fulfilling, and enjoyable lives. Living with these mental problems are not easy on them and their family, so resolving them with a good plan is probably what they are looking for.
(202) 831-9473 View (202) 831-9473
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Dr. Paulo Jacomo Negro
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Do you find it difficult to manage stress? Do you need an assessment for medication for anxiety, depression, or ADHD? Medication, or medication combined with therapy, can support significant improvement for many years. I provide concierge psychiatric care for adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD and other challenges. You can recover from mental health challenges, build self-esteem, and create healthy habits. In-person medication management and brief therapy are available in Columbia, MD. Online psychiatric care is available in Maryland, DC, VA, and Pennsylvania. I am looking forward to hearing your story!
Do you find it difficult to manage stress? Do you need an assessment for medication for anxiety, depression, or ADHD? Medication, or medication combined with therapy, can support significant improvement for many years. I provide concierge psychiatric care for adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD and other challenges. You can recover from mental health challenges, build self-esteem, and create healthy habits. In-person medication management and brief therapy are available in Columbia, MD. Online psychiatric care is available in Maryland, DC, VA, and Pennsylvania. I am looking forward to hearing your story!
(202) 760-4513 View (202) 760-4513
Photo of Ryan Sheridan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in District Of Columbia, DC
Ryan Sheridan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006
Hey There! I'm Ryan... My mindset: you can and will improve. Collaboration means you + me. My process is body, mind, & spirt. Success means empowering you. Take control of your wellness, improve your relationships, and optimize your life... I help individuals enhance their mental health. My approach is based on the premise that nutrition, physical activity, and how we recover are foundational to our well-being. We will optimize your life with thoughtful prescriptions, psychotherapy, nutritional and supplement counseling, and routine development.
Hey There! I'm Ryan... My mindset: you can and will improve. Collaboration means you + me. My process is body, mind, & spirt. Success means empowering you. Take control of your wellness, improve your relationships, and optimize your life... I help individuals enhance their mental health. My approach is based on the premise that nutrition, physical activity, and how we recover are foundational to our well-being. We will optimize your life with thoughtful prescriptions, psychotherapy, nutritional and supplement counseling, and routine development.
(202) 946-1279 View (202) 946-1279

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Number of Psychiatrists in District Of Columbia, DC

200+

Average cost per session

$215

Psychiatrists in District Of Columbia, DC who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
91% Anxiety
74% Medication Management
72% ADHD
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Bipolar Disorder
63% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in District Of Columbia, DC see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
31% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in District Of Columbia?

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.