Psychiatrists in Wilmington, DE

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Initia Nova Delaware- Ketamine Treatment Center
Psychiatrist, DO , MS
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Initia Nova is a comprehensive treatment team using advanced medical solutions to treat common problems, specializing in depression, PTSD, and bipolar depression. Dr. Dougherty and his team utilize ketamine infusions and will be adding ketamine assisted psychotherapy in the near future along with other novel treatment tools to help those who have not found relief from their mental health struggles with standard treatment options.
Initia Nova is a comprehensive treatment team using advanced medical solutions to treat common problems, specializing in depression, PTSD, and bipolar depression. Dr. Dougherty and his team utilize ketamine infusions and will be adding ketamine assisted psychotherapy in the near future along with other novel treatment tools to help those who have not found relief from their mental health struggles with standard treatment options.
(302) 329-3585 View (302) 329-3585
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Integrated Health & Wellness Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19806
Integrated Health & Wellness Services (IHAWS) focuses on providing services to individuals and families struggling with mental illness including substance use. We provide services to children, adolescents and adults. We have providers with experience in a wide variety of mental health conditions and utilize different counseling methods to meet each individual need. Our goal at IHAWS is to provide the highest standard of individualized care to each of our patients.
Integrated Health & Wellness Services (IHAWS) focuses on providing services to individuals and families struggling with mental illness including substance use. We provide services to children, adolescents and adults. We have providers with experience in a wide variety of mental health conditions and utilize different counseling methods to meet each individual need. Our goal at IHAWS is to provide the highest standard of individualized care to each of our patients.
(302) 427-8000 View (302) 427-8000
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Victoria Health and Wellness LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19810
Victoria Health and Wellness LLC specializes in treating individuals, couples, and families with Psychiatry and mental health conditions. And we offer comprehensive services dealing with: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Insomnia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Use Disorder, Counseling and Psychotherapy for individuals, Families, adolescents, and young Adults.
Victoria Health and Wellness LLC specializes in treating individuals, couples, and families with Psychiatry and mental health conditions. And we offer comprehensive services dealing with: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Insomnia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Use Disorder, Counseling and Psychotherapy for individuals, Families, adolescents, and young Adults.
(302) 208-7046 View (302) 208-7046
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Journeys LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Making the decision to enter counseling is not always an easy one. It is one that takes a lot of courage. Journeys creates a holistic environment to treat both the mind and the soul. Our clinicians have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. You will always feel welcome and accepted. Together we will find the treatment plan that fits you. Our therapists and Nurse Practitioner works with mental health, co-occurring, and dual diagnosis clients.
Making the decision to enter counseling is not always an easy one. It is one that takes a lot of courage. Journeys creates a holistic environment to treat both the mind and the soul. Our clinicians have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. You will always feel welcome and accepted. Together we will find the treatment plan that fits you. Our therapists and Nurse Practitioner works with mental health, co-occurring, and dual diagnosis clients.
(302) 204-2270 View (302) 204-2270
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Mintie Health & Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19809
Mintie Health & Wellness offers full service Outpatient Psychiatric Care. Our boutique style approach focuses on the individual and the family, ensuring excellent, holistic care, tailored to the whole person. We specialize in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Post Natal Psychiatry, and General Psychiatry.
Mintie Health & Wellness offers full service Outpatient Psychiatric Care. Our boutique style approach focuses on the individual and the family, ensuring excellent, holistic care, tailored to the whole person. We specialize in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Post Natal Psychiatry, and General Psychiatry.
(302) 786-7372 View (302) 786-7372
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Norman Broudy M.D and Associates
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801
Norman Broudy, MD is a multidisciplinary, outpatient group practice dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of mental health problems in children, adolescents, adults and families. Our staff includes 5 experienced child adolescent and adult psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and 21 therapists including child and adult therapists, family therapists, psychologists, and other mental health practitioners. Established in Wilmington, Delaware in 1981, we are one of the largest group practices in the area. In Practice for 44 Years.
Norman Broudy, MD is a multidisciplinary, outpatient group practice dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of mental health problems in children, adolescents, adults and families. Our staff includes 5 experienced child adolescent and adult psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and 21 therapists including child and adult therapists, family therapists, psychologists, and other mental health practitioners. Established in Wilmington, Delaware in 1981, we are one of the largest group practices in the area. In Practice for 44 Years.
(302) 600-1953 x221 View (302) 600-1953 x221
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Caring Minds Medical Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, AGNP-BC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
We are experience in managing depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD, insomnia, and substance abuse. We are proud to provide a high-quality level in both psychiatry and medical care. We are committed to health and wellness to all. Our mission is to provide excellent medical and psychiatric care in a family centered environment. Our philosophy is shared by all our staff, from providers to the front desk. We value the relationships with our families, and enjoy caring for everyone.
We are experience in managing depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD, insomnia, and substance abuse. We are proud to provide a high-quality level in both psychiatry and medical care. We are committed to health and wellness to all. Our mission is to provide excellent medical and psychiatric care in a family centered environment. Our philosophy is shared by all our staff, from providers to the front desk. We value the relationships with our families, and enjoy caring for everyone.
(302) 550-9415 View (302) 550-9415
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Savuol Ngo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
One of the most courageous steps we can take for ourselves is opening up about our mental symptoms and the internal struggles that we are experiencing. With new challenges and pressures, such as the pandemic, obstacles that may have once felt manageable, have caused us to feel cornered and finally confront the things we have been sweeping under the rug. Mental health symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, worsening difficulties with attention and focus for example can cause havoc in our lives and further diminishing our energy, motivation and feeling more isolated from others.
One of the most courageous steps we can take for ourselves is opening up about our mental symptoms and the internal struggles that we are experiencing. With new challenges and pressures, such as the pandemic, obstacles that may have once felt manageable, have caused us to feel cornered and finally confront the things we have been sweeping under the rug. Mental health symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, worsening difficulties with attention and focus for example can cause havoc in our lives and further diminishing our energy, motivation and feeling more isolated from others.
(302) 246-8091 View (302) 246-8091
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Dr. Dominic Marano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
At Dominic Marano LLC, my mission is to provide compassionate care and support to those struggling with mental health issues. I believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care and we strive to make that a reality for our clients. Please go to website address: http:/ /dominicmaranollc.clientsecure.me/ to submit requests for or call initial consultations. Thanks!
At Dominic Marano LLC, my mission is to provide compassionate care and support to those struggling with mental health issues. I believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care and we strive to make that a reality for our clients. Please go to website address: http:/ /dominicmaranollc.clientsecure.me/ to submit requests for or call initial consultations. Thanks!
(302) 316-1789 View (302) 316-1789
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Goodwellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, FNP-C, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19810  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We are currently utilizing a waitlist for new patients. We offer psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and counseling. NP Grossman treats children ages 12 and up, teens, and adults suffering from a variety of diagnosis. She treats anxiety, depression, grief, bipolar, school anxiety, death anxiety, ADHD and any mental ailment that is keeping you from living your best life.
We are currently utilizing a waitlist for new patients. We offer psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and counseling. NP Grossman treats children ages 12 and up, teens, and adults suffering from a variety of diagnosis. She treats anxiety, depression, grief, bipolar, school anxiety, death anxiety, ADHD and any mental ailment that is keeping you from living your best life.
(302) 581-8251 View (302) 581-8251
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Felicitas S Ateghang
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19804  (Online Only)
Improving mental health in the community is essential in promoting overall well-being by ensuring that individuals facing mental health challenges receive available care that is affordable, and easily accessible. Our goal is to preserve mental health wellness and promote positive thinking in individuals, families, and groups. We specialize in the management of Anxiety, Depression, Dipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Perinatal mental wellness, and much more. We are currently accepting patients. We provide individualized client-centered care.
Improving mental health in the community is essential in promoting overall well-being by ensuring that individuals facing mental health challenges receive available care that is affordable, and easily accessible. Our goal is to preserve mental health wellness and promote positive thinking in individuals, families, and groups. We specialize in the management of Anxiety, Depression, Dipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Perinatal mental wellness, and much more. We are currently accepting patients. We provide individualized client-centered care.
(302) 240-8141 View (302) 240-8141
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Solenus LLC - Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, NP-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19806
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Solenus Behavioral Health services. Solenus's philosophy of care revolves around the principle that we are unique and have the ability to change our life for the better. Solenus Behavioral Health services' (SBH) focuses is on providing addiction treatment (Buprenorphine, Naltrexone), benzodiazepine detoxification, and medication management to patients dealing with psychiatric conditions.
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Solenus Behavioral Health services. Solenus's philosophy of care revolves around the principle that we are unique and have the ability to change our life for the better. Solenus Behavioral Health services' (SBH) focuses is on providing addiction treatment (Buprenorphine, Naltrexone), benzodiazepine detoxification, and medication management to patients dealing with psychiatric conditions.
(302) 240-0879 View (302) 240-0879
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19801  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients for telehealth visits in Delaware state for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or any mental health issue adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. Affordable out of pocket rates-. Also accepting some insurances.
Accepting new patients for telehealth visits in Delaware state for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or any mental health issue adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. Affordable out of pocket rates-. Also accepting some insurances.
(856) 517-8394 View (856) 517-8394
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Constantine A Azarcon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Our Practice is built on the principles of high quality care and providing the best care to our patients and their families. We try to individualize our treatment to our patients' unique and individual needs. Our unique practice has established our place in the healthcare field especially in the tristate area. This allows us to make a distinctive and substantial impact for our patients and their families. Dr Azarcon & Associates, LLC.
Our Practice is built on the principles of high quality care and providing the best care to our patients and their families. We try to individualize our treatment to our patients' unique and individual needs. Our unique practice has established our place in the healthcare field especially in the tristate area. This allows us to make a distinctive and substantial impact for our patients and their families. Dr Azarcon & Associates, LLC.
(302) 202-5405 View (302) 202-5405
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Ema M Ndi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19808
I have great passion and experience in offering unique individualized treatment/management of varying mental health conditions including Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, Schizophrenia, Disruptive mood disregulatory disorder, ASD, Insomia and more. I am dual board certified in Family and mental health specialties thus I have great insight in treating the above conditions with excellent knowledge base on how the mental health informs the medical/physical health. I love to not only treat and support my patients but also love to empower and inspire them through out their care.
I have great passion and experience in offering unique individualized treatment/management of varying mental health conditions including Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, Schizophrenia, Disruptive mood disregulatory disorder, ASD, Insomia and more. I am dual board certified in Family and mental health specialties thus I have great insight in treating the above conditions with excellent knowledge base on how the mental health informs the medical/physical health. I love to not only treat and support my patients but also love to empower and inspire them through out their care.
(302) 202-9633 View (302) 202-9633
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Fatimah K Boone
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810  (Online Only)
Fatimah Boone is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works with adults 18 and older. She specializes in anxiety, insomnia, mood disorders, depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, and other psychiatric issues and disorders. She brings experience working inpatient units and outpatient clinics. She performs psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric diagnoses, and prescribes and provides medication management as well as person-centered psychotherapy to patients residing in Delaware and New York. Appointments are only on weekday evenings and weekends.
Fatimah Boone is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works with adults 18 and older. She specializes in anxiety, insomnia, mood disorders, depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, and other psychiatric issues and disorders. She brings experience working inpatient units and outpatient clinics. She performs psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric diagnoses, and prescribes and provides medication management as well as person-centered psychotherapy to patients residing in Delaware and New York. Appointments are only on weekday evenings and weekends.
(302) 321-2973 View (302) 321-2973
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Henry N Coffield dba Coffield Therapy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, RN, CRNP-RN, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19805  (Online Only)
Within 72 hours a patient can be seen if they are ready for change and have decided to contact Coffield Therapy looking to address conditions /concerns /issues. They will have an appointment and be seen within 72 hours. Whether the issue is mental illness/opiate substance abuse / medication management, if they are expressing the desire to improve the quality of life and regain control of life we are here.That is the process needed to achieve self actualization.
Within 72 hours a patient can be seen if they are ready for change and have decided to contact Coffield Therapy looking to address conditions /concerns /issues. They will have an appointment and be seen within 72 hours. Whether the issue is mental illness/opiate substance abuse / medication management, if they are expressing the desire to improve the quality of life and regain control of life we are here.That is the process needed to achieve self actualization.
(302) 205-1081 View (302) 205-1081
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Kristin McCall
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19808
Kristin obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from West Chester University. After working as a community psychiatric nurse, she went back to school to obtain a Master's Degree as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing as a PMHNP since 2014. She focuses on connecting with her patients so that they feel comfortable with opening up and being honest, in hopes of creating a mutually agreeable treatment plan between prescriber and patient.
Kristin obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from West Chester University. After working as a community psychiatric nurse, she went back to school to obtain a Master's Degree as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing as a PMHNP since 2014. She focuses on connecting with her patients so that they feel comfortable with opening up and being honest, in hopes of creating a mutually agreeable treatment plan between prescriber and patient.
(302) 305-9708 View (302) 305-9708
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Yvonne J. Owens
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19802  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feeling down or lack of energy ? We provide care for individuals ages 5 and older suffering from mood and psychotic disorders, anxiety, trauma and ADHD. We offer psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and psychotherapy interventions.
Are you struggling with feeling down or lack of energy ? We provide care for individuals ages 5 and older suffering from mood and psychotic disorders, anxiety, trauma and ADHD. We offer psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and psychotherapy interventions.
(302) 329-3639 View (302) 329-3639
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Jack Castro
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Wilmington, DE 19806
I am a psychiatrist who works with patients who are struggling with mental health problems. I provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations as well as evidenced and empirically-based medication management. I consider my approach to be psychopharmacologically conservative and minimalist. What this means is that I aim to minimize the use of medication, and recommend that my patients have a psychotherapist as well. I have a network of excellent therapists that include social workers, counselors, coaches and psychologists with whom I work closely.
I am a psychiatrist who works with patients who are struggling with mental health problems. I provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations as well as evidenced and empirically-based medication management. I consider my approach to be psychopharmacologically conservative and minimalist. What this means is that I aim to minimize the use of medication, and recommend that my patients have a psychotherapist as well. I have a network of excellent therapists that include social workers, counselors, coaches and psychologists with whom I work closely.
(302) 231-0317 View (302) 231-0317

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Number of Psychiatrists in Wilmington, DE

60+

Average cost per session

$187

Psychiatrists in Wilmington, DE who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
87% Bipolar Disorder
70% ADHD
70% Medication Management
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Wilmington, DE see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Wilmington?

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.