Psychiatrists in Maitland, FL

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Nu Mind Body Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Take a bold step in your journey towards growth and well-being. Retool your mind and strengthen your body, then you will emerge anew! Go to numindbodyhealth.com to request an appointment now. Virtual appointments with a Doctor within 4hrs in most cases.
Take a bold step in your journey towards growth and well-being. Retool your mind and strengthen your body, then you will emerge anew! Go to numindbodyhealth.com to request an appointment now. Virtual appointments with a Doctor within 4hrs in most cases.
(407) 214-5127 View (407) 214-5127
Juan Balaguer
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, graduated from Ponce school of medicine in 1987, completed psychiatry residency at temple university hospital in 1991, has been in private group practice in Orlando, Florida since 1991, board certified since 1992, fellow of the American psychiatric association for over 20 years, selected as one of the top psychiatrist in Orlando by both the Orlando magazine and the Orlando style magazine.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, graduated from Ponce school of medicine in 1987, completed psychiatry residency at temple university hospital in 1991, has been in private group practice in Orlando, Florida since 1991, board certified since 1992, fellow of the American psychiatric association for over 20 years, selected as one of the top psychiatrist in Orlando by both the Orlando magazine and the Orlando style magazine.
(321) 978-0409 View (321) 978-0409
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Affordable Psychiatry Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Maitland, FL 32751  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Benjamin Howell, the Heart and Soul behind Affordable Psychiatry Services. We have EVENING and WEEKEND available for you so your busy schedule never has to stand in the way of you achieving mental health wellness. With over 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health and intellectual developmental disabilities, I bring a wealth of experience with me. Regardless of how long you have been struggling, I believe that recovery is achievable through our work together. I see psychiatry as a delicate blend of science and compassion—this is the approach that defines my practice.
Hi, I'm Benjamin Howell, the Heart and Soul behind Affordable Psychiatry Services. We have EVENING and WEEKEND available for you so your busy schedule never has to stand in the way of you achieving mental health wellness. With over 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health and intellectual developmental disabilities, I bring a wealth of experience with me. Regardless of how long you have been struggling, I believe that recovery is achievable through our work together. I see psychiatry as a delicate blend of science and compassion—this is the approach that defines my practice.
(321) 353-6689 View (321) 353-6689
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Benjamin Howell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
24 Endorsed
Maitland, FL 32751  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Benjamin Howell, the Heart and Soul behind Affordable Psychiatry Services. We have EVENING and WEEKEND appointments available for you so your busy schedule never has to stand in the way of you achieving mental health wellness. Regardless of how long you have been struggling, I believe that recovery is achievable through our work together. I see psychiatry as a delicate blend of science and compassion—this is the approach that defines my practice.
Hi, I'm Benjamin Howell, the Heart and Soul behind Affordable Psychiatry Services. We have EVENING and WEEKEND appointments available for you so your busy schedule never has to stand in the way of you achieving mental health wellness. Regardless of how long you have been struggling, I believe that recovery is achievable through our work together. I see psychiatry as a delicate blend of science and compassion—this is the approach that defines my practice.
(321) 415-9647 View (321) 415-9647
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Ramiro Rangel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Ramiro Rangel is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. Ramiro incorporates a treatment plan that is patient centered. He is a good listener, empathetic, and encourages and motivates patients to take the first step in improving themselves by being thorough. Ramiro explains how medication works, being open minded and focusing on the person as a whole. Outside of work, Ramiro enjoys reading, the gym, hiking, nature, animals, helping others, volunteering, trips, and spending quality time with loved ones.
Ramiro Rangel is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. Ramiro incorporates a treatment plan that is patient centered. He is a good listener, empathetic, and encourages and motivates patients to take the first step in improving themselves by being thorough. Ramiro explains how medication works, being open minded and focusing on the person as a whole. Outside of work, Ramiro enjoys reading, the gym, hiking, nature, animals, helping others, volunteering, trips, and spending quality time with loved ones.
(407) 337-2625 View (407) 337-2625
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Kaleidoscope Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Maitland, FL 32751  (Online Only)
Dr. Appling graduated from Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2013 with his Associate's Degree in Nursing Science. He received his Bachelor of Nursing Science from Kaplan University in 2016 with honors, and in 2019 received his MSN from the University of South Alabama. He recently completed his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the same institution, with honors in the fall of 2021. Kaleidoscope Health treats individuals 18 years and older in the states of Florida and Georgia through tele-health technologies.
Dr. Appling graduated from Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2013 with his Associate's Degree in Nursing Science. He received his Bachelor of Nursing Science from Kaplan University in 2016 with honors, and in 2019 received his MSN from the University of South Alabama. He recently completed his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the same institution, with honors in the fall of 2021. Kaleidoscope Health treats individuals 18 years and older in the states of Florida and Georgia through tele-health technologies.
(561) 468-3132 View (561) 468-3132
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Marcia Oliver
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Maitland, FL 32751  (Online Only)
As a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse practitioner, I diagnose, treat, and support busy professionals and entrepreneurs, who feel overwhelmed, unmotivated, and scatterbrained, by showing them how to get more focused and productive. I've helped 100s of clients get empowered and focused to excel in their own endeavors, whether at work, in school, or at home, so they can reach their full potential and make the impact they’ve always wanted to make.
As a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse practitioner, I diagnose, treat, and support busy professionals and entrepreneurs, who feel overwhelmed, unmotivated, and scatterbrained, by showing them how to get more focused and productive. I've helped 100s of clients get empowered and focused to excel in their own endeavors, whether at work, in school, or at home, so they can reach their full potential and make the impact they’ve always wanted to make.
(386) 433-8449 View (386) 433-8449
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Francisco Rodriguez
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Dr. Rodriguez is a caring and compassionate physician who has practiced in the field of psychiatry for over 35 years. Dr. Rodriguez earned his Bachelor's degree with a concentration in pre-medicine from Pedro Enriquez Urena National University in 1978. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in 1981. He completed three years of residency training in Psychiatry at Bergen Pines County Hospital in 1990. Finally, in 1992 he completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Medical College with Metropolitan Hospital.
Dr. Rodriguez is a caring and compassionate physician who has practiced in the field of psychiatry for over 35 years. Dr. Rodriguez earned his Bachelor's degree with a concentration in pre-medicine from Pedro Enriquez Urena National University in 1978. He went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in 1981. He completed three years of residency training in Psychiatry at Bergen Pines County Hospital in 1990. Finally, in 1992 he completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Medical College with Metropolitan Hospital.
(321) 241-2352 View (321) 241-2352
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Stacy Wideman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maitland, FL 32751  (Online Only)
License states: CA, CO, DE, FL, IA, OR, TX UT & WA. Accepting new patients. I have 25 years of experience, in both inpatient and outpatient mental health. ANCC Board Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Treatment and medication management for all specialties: Anxiety Bipolar Depression PTSD Insomnia OCD Panic Disorders and more. Most insurance accepted, Aetna, Cigna, (BCBS & Medicare FL only) & United Healthcare. Book at www.invigorationhealth.com
License states: CA, CO, DE, FL, IA, OR, TX UT & WA. Accepting new patients. I have 25 years of experience, in both inpatient and outpatient mental health. ANCC Board Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Treatment and medication management for all specialties: Anxiety Bipolar Depression PTSD Insomnia OCD Panic Disorders and more. Most insurance accepted, Aetna, Cigna, (BCBS & Medicare FL only) & United Healthcare. Book at www.invigorationhealth.com
(305) 384-6632 View (305) 384-6632
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Laura Grant
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Laura works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Laura believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Laura works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Laura believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(407) 955-5655 View (407) 955-5655
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New Age Psychiatry - ADHD, Anxiety, Depression
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Can't Focus? Anxious? Depressed? Medication Management only $179.99, and follow ups priced/refills at $99.99, Counseling at $79 per hour visit after one time intake fee. New Age Psychiatry is the innovative way to get the mental healthcare you need. With our telemedicine platform that can be accessed across Florida, we make it much more convenient for you to have access to psychiatric care from compassionate providers. Our staff is dedicated towards providing high-quality treatment with an attitude of understanding so you feel comfortable communicating openly about your needs. Fort Lauderdale and Orlando locations available.
Can't Focus? Anxious? Depressed? Medication Management only $179.99, and follow ups priced/refills at $99.99, Counseling at $79 per hour visit after one time intake fee. New Age Psychiatry is the innovative way to get the mental healthcare you need. With our telemedicine platform that can be accessed across Florida, we make it much more convenient for you to have access to psychiatric care from compassionate providers. Our staff is dedicated towards providing high-quality treatment with an attitude of understanding so you feel comfortable communicating openly about your needs. Fort Lauderdale and Orlando locations available.
(321) 415-4920 View (321) 415-4920
Nalin Patel
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Maitland, FL 32751
Our focus is to help individuals heal from their pain, energize and become aware of their strengths.
Our focus is to help individuals heal from their pain, energize and become aware of their strengths.
(321) 463-4746 View (321) 463-4746

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Healing Psychiatry of Florida
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32792
Call us Today 386-218-6335! We accent New patients, Adolescents and adults! So many people struggle with mental health issues or chemical dependency but are afraid to seek help. Here’s the truth — there is no shame in finding the care you need. In fact, it’s one of the bravest things you can do. Better mental health is a process, and there is no shame in working with an expert who can guide you through that journey. Our practice employs a holistic approach to care for people struggling with addiction, anxiety, insomnia, inattention, fatigue, low mood, stress, and depression. It’s time to get the support you need.
Call us Today 386-218-6335! We accent New patients, Adolescents and adults! So many people struggle with mental health issues or chemical dependency but are afraid to seek help. Here’s the truth — there is no shame in finding the care you need. In fact, it’s one of the bravest things you can do. Better mental health is a process, and there is no shame in working with an expert who can guide you through that journey. Our practice employs a holistic approach to care for people struggling with addiction, anxiety, insomnia, inattention, fatigue, low mood, stress, and depression. It’s time to get the support you need.
(321) 972-9215 View (321) 972-9215
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Melissa Waybrant-Ennis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
My name is Dr. Melissa Waybrant-Ennis, and I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner based in Florida, working with clients statewide via telehealth. While my specialty is working with children and adolescents, over the last 8 years, I have developed experience in working with clients across the lifespan. My focus is on the treatment of ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, psychosis, substance abuse, and chronic mental illness.
My name is Dr. Melissa Waybrant-Ennis, and I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner based in Florida, working with clients statewide via telehealth. While my specialty is working with children and adolescents, over the last 8 years, I have developed experience in working with clients across the lifespan. My focus is on the treatment of ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, psychosis, substance abuse, and chronic mental illness.
(323) 508-2308 View (323) 508-2308
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Melanie Mullins
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
I seek to create an inviting safe space for people wanting to start the discussion surrounding medication and their mental health. Often, counseling needs to be augmented with medication, and it helps to have a practitioner dedicated to collaborating with you and your therapist. I assess and treat most mental health diagnosis and am well equipped to navigate even the most complex situation. Most importantly I am going to take the time to get to know you and your unique situation. I want you to leave our time together feeling heard and confident in the plan moving forward.
I seek to create an inviting safe space for people wanting to start the discussion surrounding medication and their mental health. Often, counseling needs to be augmented with medication, and it helps to have a practitioner dedicated to collaborating with you and your therapist. I assess and treat most mental health diagnosis and am well equipped to navigate even the most complex situation. Most importantly I am going to take the time to get to know you and your unique situation. I want you to leave our time together feeling heard and confident in the plan moving forward.
(407) 214-4700 View (407) 214-4700
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Camille Bocker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
Upon graduation from Rutgers University, Camille relocated to Florida and began her career as a critical care nurse. After a few years, she decided to pursue her passion for mental health and return to school to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Treating patients of all ages, Camille enjoys helping those in her care make significant changes in both their lives and outlook. Camille likes to spend her free time enjoying the Florida sunshine with her rescue dog.
Upon graduation from Rutgers University, Camille relocated to Florida and began her career as a critical care nurse. After a few years, she decided to pursue her passion for mental health and return to school to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Treating patients of all ages, Camille enjoys helping those in her care make significant changes in both their lives and outlook. Camille likes to spend her free time enjoying the Florida sunshine with her rescue dog.
(321) 392-6734 View (321) 392-6734
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EPCS Telehealth | Morgan Nesmith MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789  (Online Only)
Our practice specializes in online care for ADHD, Anxiety, Panic Disorders, and Depression. We offer psychiatric and therapy services across the state of FLORIDA, Monday - Saturday. Availabilities as soon as next week!
Our practice specializes in online care for ADHD, Anxiety, Panic Disorders, and Depression. We offer psychiatric and therapy services across the state of FLORIDA, Monday - Saturday. Availabilities as soon as next week!
(813) 548-6676 View (813) 548-6676
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Dr. Melissa Nicholas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32790
Do you struggle with feeling low, disconnected from yourself and others? Have a hard time concentrating or put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. Dr. Nicholas believes it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
Do you struggle with feeling low, disconnected from yourself and others? Have a hard time concentrating or put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. Dr. Nicholas believes it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
(813) 906-0642 View (813) 906-0642
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Psych Health Solutions, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Winter Park, FL 32789
We are Psych Health Solutions based here in Orlando. Our office provide both in-person and telehealth psychiatric care tailored to each patient. You won’t find more effective, compassionate mental health services anywhere in the city! Psych Health Solutions specializes in the treatment of a number of mental illnesses. Some of the conditions we treat include ADHD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. If you are struggling with any one of these conditions, please reach out. We will ensure that you receive the highest quality of care.
We are Psych Health Solutions based here in Orlando. Our office provide both in-person and telehealth psychiatric care tailored to each patient. You won’t find more effective, compassionate mental health services anywhere in the city! Psych Health Solutions specializes in the treatment of a number of mental illnesses. Some of the conditions we treat include ADHD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. If you are struggling with any one of these conditions, please reach out. We will ensure that you receive the highest quality of care.
(321) 430-6709 View (321) 430-6709
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Jake Hernandez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Winter Park, FL 32789
The ideal client is someone motivated to learn how to tackle their mental health issues in a holistic approach. They may have difficulty navigating life transitions, dealing with depression, anxiety, or attention deficit issues. They are looking for an integrative approach to their mental health care, one that includes medications, supplements, therapy, and coaching. They want a comprehensive approach that may additional testings to fully understand the root of their issues.
The ideal client is someone motivated to learn how to tackle their mental health issues in a holistic approach. They may have difficulty navigating life transitions, dealing with depression, anxiety, or attention deficit issues. They are looking for an integrative approach to their mental health care, one that includes medications, supplements, therapy, and coaching. They want a comprehensive approach that may additional testings to fully understand the root of their issues.
(929) 207-7923 View (929) 207-7923

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Maitland, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$187

Psychiatrists in Maitland, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% ADHD
92% Medication Management
83% Bipolar Disorder
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
91% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Maitland, FL see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Male
40% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Maitland?

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.