Psychiatrists in Kendall, FL

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Glenda Ybarra
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kendall, FL 33156
In my ideal client, I see someone navigating tough times with anxiety or depression. They seek more than a quick fix, desiring a holistic approach to mental well-being. Together, we'd blend talk therapy with potential medication options. Their goals go beyond feeling better—it's about returning to a life lived fully. We work on handling ups and downs, building resilience, and finding joy in everyday moments. This client isn't after a band-aid solution; they crave a deep understanding of themselves and tools to navigate challenges. Why? Because they deserve a life that's not just okay but truly fulfilling.
In my ideal client, I see someone navigating tough times with anxiety or depression. They seek more than a quick fix, desiring a holistic approach to mental well-being. Together, we'd blend talk therapy with potential medication options. Their goals go beyond feeling better—it's about returning to a life lived fully. We work on handling ups and downs, building resilience, and finding joy in everyday moments. This client isn't after a band-aid solution; they crave a deep understanding of themselves and tools to navigate challenges. Why? Because they deserve a life that's not just okay but truly fulfilling.
(786) 744-2331 View (786) 744-2331
Photo of Gabriel Sanchez, Psychiatrist in Kendall, FL
Gabriel Sanchez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Kendall, FL 33186
As an experienced psychiatrist based in Miami, my patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define my medical practice. I’m determined to help my patients understand their own health so they can be well informed when making important health decisions.
As an experienced psychiatrist based in Miami, my patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define my medical practice. I’m determined to help my patients understand their own health so they can be well informed when making important health decisions.
(305) 209-0144 View (305) 209-0144
Photo of Dr. Chenhang Zou, Psychiatrist in Kendall, FL
Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Kendall, FL 33176
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
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Mindful Psychiatry & Home Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified
Kendall, FL 33193  (Online Only)
Do you worry a lot, feel sad, irritated, angry, or maybe hopeless? Do you feel like you're dragging to make it through the day, can't sleep or focus? I'm Josefina Dort, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 14 years of nursing experience. I offer virtual visits and treat various mental health disorders such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, nightmares, insomnia, depression, eating disorders using a variety of effective treatments that include medications and psychotherapy.
Do you worry a lot, feel sad, irritated, angry, or maybe hopeless? Do you feel like you're dragging to make it through the day, can't sleep or focus? I'm Josefina Dort, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 14 years of nursing experience. I offer virtual visits and treat various mental health disorders such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, nightmares, insomnia, depression, eating disorders using a variety of effective treatments that include medications and psychotherapy.
(954) 932-7838 View (954) 932-7838
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Dr. Jose G. Valdes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Kendall, FL 33196  (Online Only)
As a doctorally prepared and board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I subscribe to a blended mental health needs approach. That is, clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions, with an added emphasis on patient-centered care and holistic management. I aim to provide a comprehensive perspective and personal touch to psychiatric care. Specialized training and focus areas include LGBTQ practice sensitivity, ADHD, anxiety, child and adolescents, depression, as well as sleep disturbances.
As a doctorally prepared and board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I subscribe to a blended mental health needs approach. That is, clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions, with an added emphasis on patient-centered care and holistic management. I aim to provide a comprehensive perspective and personal touch to psychiatric care. Specialized training and focus areas include LGBTQ practice sensitivity, ADHD, anxiety, child and adolescents, depression, as well as sleep disturbances.
(305) 614-9161 View (305) 614-9161
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Happy Minds Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN, MSN
Verified
Kendall, FL 33183
Happy Minds Wellness Center is an Outpatient/Telemedicine psychiatric clinic offering expert consultation, evaluation & treatment to clients with mental health disorders. Our Board-Certified psychiatric clinicians are dedicated to providing optimal individualized, one-on-one psychiatric care. We focus on each client’s unique mental health care needs and intervene them with treatment options customized to their specific goals. At Happy Minds we specialize in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, & many more. Our vision at Happy Minds is to provide you with the tools need to be happy, balanced, and to live life to the fullest.
Happy Minds Wellness Center is an Outpatient/Telemedicine psychiatric clinic offering expert consultation, evaluation & treatment to clients with mental health disorders. Our Board-Certified psychiatric clinicians are dedicated to providing optimal individualized, one-on-one psychiatric care. We focus on each client’s unique mental health care needs and intervene them with treatment options customized to their specific goals. At Happy Minds we specialize in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, & many more. Our vision at Happy Minds is to provide you with the tools need to be happy, balanced, and to live life to the fullest.
(786) 661-1844 View (786) 661-1844
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Ivette Dieguez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Kendall, FL 33193  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Ivette. Do you need help? Let's work together.
Hi there! I'm Ivette. Do you need help? Let's work together.
(305) 783-3859 View (305) 783-3859
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Happy Minds Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Kendall, FL 33186
Happy Minds Wellness Center is an Outpatient/Telemedicine psychiatric clinic offering expert consultation, evaluation & treatment to clients with mental health disorders. Our Board-Certified psychiatric clinicians are dedicated to providing optimal individualized, one-on-one psychiatric care. We focus on each client’s unique mental health care needs and intervene them with treatment options customized to their specific goals. At Happy Minds we specialize in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, & many more. Our vision at Happy Minds is to provide you with the tools need to be happy, balanced, and to live life to the fullest.
Happy Minds Wellness Center is an Outpatient/Telemedicine psychiatric clinic offering expert consultation, evaluation & treatment to clients with mental health disorders. Our Board-Certified psychiatric clinicians are dedicated to providing optimal individualized, one-on-one psychiatric care. We focus on each client’s unique mental health care needs and intervene them with treatment options customized to their specific goals. At Happy Minds we specialize in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, & many more. Our vision at Happy Minds is to provide you with the tools need to be happy, balanced, and to live life to the fullest.
(786) 244-7637 View (786) 244-7637
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Tahnee Diaz Rodriguez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kendall, FL 33186
As a doctorly trained board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner I offer client-centered care, making sure to respect the autonomy and safety of my patients. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in Autism and work with Camouflage Skills often presenting in females with autism spectrum disorder. I also specialize in ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety disorders, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder. My main objective is the well-being of my clients.
As a doctorly trained board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner I offer client-centered care, making sure to respect the autonomy and safety of my patients. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in Autism and work with Camouflage Skills often presenting in females with autism spectrum disorder. I also specialize in ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety disorders, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder. My main objective is the well-being of my clients.
(786) 613-4525 View (786) 613-4525
Photo of Ileana Dominguez Baute, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Kendall, FL
Ileana Dominguez Baute
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Kendall, FL 33196
Psychiatry & Beyond wants to be part of your mental health journey. As a team of compassionate professionals, we’re dedicated to offering a range of services that support your unique needs and personal experiences. We know the complexity of mental health diseases and we are willing to navigate to you side. With a mix of professionalism, kindness, and innovative treatment, we aim to foster a safe space for healing and resilience. We will work as a team empowering and supporting you to improve your mental wellness.
Psychiatry & Beyond wants to be part of your mental health journey. As a team of compassionate professionals, we’re dedicated to offering a range of services that support your unique needs and personal experiences. We know the complexity of mental health diseases and we are willing to navigate to you side. With a mix of professionalism, kindness, and innovative treatment, we aim to foster a safe space for healing and resilience. We will work as a team empowering and supporting you to improve your mental wellness.
(786) 627-6336 View (786) 627-6336
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Dr. Justin Rossi
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Kendall, FL 33158  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified pediatric and adult psychiatrist trained at Columbia, Cornell, and UCSF and educated at Harvard and the University of Florida. I offer medication management and psychotherapy to treat a range of mental-health concerns, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety. My goal is to provide care that is holistic, personalized, and informed by the most up-to-date clinical research. My background as a PhD-level neuroscientist helps me incorporate the most current scientific evidence into your treatment. I am licensed in New York, Florida, and California.
I am a board-certified pediatric and adult psychiatrist trained at Columbia, Cornell, and UCSF and educated at Harvard and the University of Florida. I offer medication management and psychotherapy to treat a range of mental-health concerns, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety. My goal is to provide care that is holistic, personalized, and informed by the most up-to-date clinical research. My background as a PhD-level neuroscientist helps me incorporate the most current scientific evidence into your treatment. I am licensed in New York, Florida, and California.
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Photo of Sonia Garcia Santos, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Kendall, FL
Sonia Garcia Santos
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Kendall, FL 33176
(786) 244-3224 View (786) 244-3224

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Robert Morales
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33186
In today's ever changing social climate, staying grounded can seem an overwhelming task. With my patient-led approach to practice, I help individuals reach their fullest potential and guide them to a state of equilibrium using a collaborative model of treatment. I truly believe that a positive mindset and attitude make a world's difference.
In today's ever changing social climate, staying grounded can seem an overwhelming task. With my patient-led approach to practice, I help individuals reach their fullest potential and guide them to a state of equilibrium using a collaborative model of treatment. I truly believe that a positive mindset and attitude make a world's difference.
(786) 321-7988 View (786) 321-7988
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Affiliated Medical Group
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33156  (Online Only)
Affiliated Medical Group, PLLC is a private practice Psychiatric Group serving North Carolina and Florida. We have many years of combined experience working with people in a variety of settings. We have expertise in the treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric challenges across the lifespan, and we are ready to meet your needs.
Affiliated Medical Group, PLLC is a private practice Psychiatric Group serving North Carolina and Florida. We have many years of combined experience working with people in a variety of settings. We have expertise in the treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric challenges across the lifespan, and we are ready to meet your needs.
(910) 939-0724 View (910) 939-0724
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Safir Azam Md
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33176  (Online Only)
Mission : My mission is to embody the values of accessibility, seamless communication, respect, and excellence in treatment for each patient. I am Medically trained Physician Psychiatrist.I had the privilege to train at Royal London & St Bartholomew’s Hospital for 4 years in various branches of Psychiatry before I moved to the USA. I had a further Residency Training at SUNY Downstate Hospital Brooklyn, NY followed by a one year of Child Psychiatry training at the University of Florida. I have a fellowship in psychoanalysis from NYU and a 2 year of psychodynamic psychotherapy training at Willam Alanson White Institute , NYC.
Mission : My mission is to embody the values of accessibility, seamless communication, respect, and excellence in treatment for each patient. I am Medically trained Physician Psychiatrist.I had the privilege to train at Royal London & St Bartholomew’s Hospital for 4 years in various branches of Psychiatry before I moved to the USA. I had a further Residency Training at SUNY Downstate Hospital Brooklyn, NY followed by a one year of Child Psychiatry training at the University of Florida. I have a fellowship in psychoanalysis from NYU and a 2 year of psychodynamic psychotherapy training at Willam Alanson White Institute , NYC.
(786) 305-3546 View (786) 305-3546
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Florida Mental Health Resources, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified
Miami, FL 33176
A highly motivated,flexible,and patient-focused board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with proven expertise in child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatric care, substance abuse and dependence, and other specialty groups within the community. Background in primary, acute, and long-term inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care. A bilingual service-oriented healthcare provider with many years of experience specialized in providing compassionate and competent psychiatric services to individuals and families with a variety of psychiatric disorders and mental health needs to reach their emotional wellbeing.
A highly motivated,flexible,and patient-focused board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with proven expertise in child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatric care, substance abuse and dependence, and other specialty groups within the community. Background in primary, acute, and long-term inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care. A bilingual service-oriented healthcare provider with many years of experience specialized in providing compassionate and competent psychiatric services to individuals and families with a variety of psychiatric disorders and mental health needs to reach their emotional wellbeing.
(786) 244-8683 View (786) 244-8683
Photo of Glenda Garcia, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Kendall, FL
Glenda Garcia
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Miami, FL 33186
My name is Glenda Garcia, In today's fast-paced world, mental health has started to gain awareness as it begins to affect lives more and more. Reaching out for help can feel overwhelming and at times, terrifying. However, continuing to live with symptoms that can be debilitating can feel equally as overwhelming. Finding a provider who cares and hears you is imperative to build trust and feel confident in the treatment you are receiving. Having worked in the mental health field for several years, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in how care was perceived and received.
My name is Glenda Garcia, In today's fast-paced world, mental health has started to gain awareness as it begins to affect lives more and more. Reaching out for help can feel overwhelming and at times, terrifying. However, continuing to live with symptoms that can be debilitating can feel equally as overwhelming. Finding a provider who cares and hears you is imperative to build trust and feel confident in the treatment you are receiving. Having worked in the mental health field for several years, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in how care was perceived and received.
(305) 570-4608 View (305) 570-4608
Photo of Julie Velazquez, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Kendall, FL
Julie Velazquez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified
Miami, FL 33176
Julie Velazquez is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Bachelor in Nursing from Florida National University, a Masters in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from South University, and a Post Masters in Nursing, Post-Master Psychiatry from Florida International University. With her patient-lead approach to practice, Julie helps individuals reach their fullest potential and guides them to a state of equilibrium using a collaborative model of treatment.
Julie Velazquez is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Bachelor in Nursing from Florida National University, a Masters in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from South University, and a Post Masters in Nursing, Post-Master Psychiatry from Florida International University. With her patient-lead approach to practice, Julie helps individuals reach their fullest potential and guides them to a state of equilibrium using a collaborative model of treatment.
(786) 977-8152 View (786) 977-8152
Photo of Sandra R. Pelaez-Munsey, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Kendall, FL
Sandra R. Pelaez-Munsey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Miami, FL 33183
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, my approach to mental health care is holistic and patient-centered in nature. I respect the autonomy of my patients and promote aligned treatment goals and collaboration in practice. I work with children, adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of psychiatric symptoms and stressors. I use evidence-based treatments to improve self-efficacy and restore a sense of equilibrium.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, my approach to mental health care is holistic and patient-centered in nature. I respect the autonomy of my patients and promote aligned treatment goals and collaboration in practice. I work with children, adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of psychiatric symptoms and stressors. I use evidence-based treatments to improve self-efficacy and restore a sense of equilibrium.
(863) 588-7489 View (863) 588-7489
Photo of Silvia Cuba, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Kendall, FL
Silvia Cuba
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Miami, FL 33183
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I believe that addressing mental health concerns is just as important as addressing physical concerns. I enjoy working with a wide array of clients and assisting with their mental health needs. I am described as personable and caring, and desire to provide an individualized approach to treatment in a safe and welcoming environment. I specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression, and Women's Health. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I believe that addressing mental health concerns is just as important as addressing physical concerns. I enjoy working with a wide array of clients and assisting with their mental health needs. I am described as personable and caring, and desire to provide an individualized approach to treatment in a safe and welcoming environment. I specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression, and Women's Health. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
(786) 713-1773 View (786) 713-1773

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Kendall, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$231

Psychiatrists in Kendall, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
75% ADHD
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bipolar Disorder
58% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
90% Cigna and Evernorth
90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Kendall, FL see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Kendall?

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.