Psychiatrists in Middleburg, FL

Photo of Dr. Tyquitta Perrier, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Middleburg, FL
Dr. Tyquitta Perrier
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Middleburg, FL 32068
At Livality Integrated Health, we employ a non-judgmental and welcoming approach to hold space for healing. With a background in physical health, but also extensively mental health & Addictions for more than 15 years, I fully recognize the complex interplay between mind and body. I welcome clients that are curious about what may lie ahead in terms of improving their health circumstances. I offer inclusive, integrated modalities dedicated to individuals reaching the best versions of themselves. I strive for each client to leave feeling heard and valued.
At Livality Integrated Health, we employ a non-judgmental and welcoming approach to hold space for healing. With a background in physical health, but also extensively mental health & Addictions for more than 15 years, I fully recognize the complex interplay between mind and body. I welcome clients that are curious about what may lie ahead in terms of improving their health circumstances. I offer inclusive, integrated modalities dedicated to individuals reaching the best versions of themselves. I strive for each client to leave feeling heard and valued.
(904) 906-9760 View (904) 906-9760
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Harmony United Psychiatric Care
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Middleburg, FL 32068
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
(321) 248-1851 View (321) 248-1851
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First Stop Healthcare
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Middleburg, FL 32050
My ideal client may seek help for one condition or a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or addiction. They require understanding, coping skills, and support to enhance their well-being, including medication management when necessary. Their goals include finding inner peace, mood stability, improved focus, and healthier relationships. They want a fulfilling life, free from emotional burdens, and the ability to enjoy a brighter future.
My ideal client may seek help for one condition or a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or addiction. They require understanding, coping skills, and support to enhance their well-being, including medication management when necessary. Their goals include finding inner peace, mood stability, improved focus, and healthier relationships. They want a fulfilling life, free from emotional burdens, and the ability to enjoy a brighter future.
(904) 601-0931 View (904) 601-0931
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Jill Rockey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Middleburg, FL 32068
Everyone can benefit from extra support when they are going through a difficult time. I enjoy working with people and getting to know them so we can collaborate on the best treatment and goals to help them move forward. I offer EMDR and supportive therapies, Functional Medicine, and medication management.
Everyone can benefit from extra support when they are going through a difficult time. I enjoy working with people and getting to know them so we can collaborate on the best treatment and goals to help them move forward. I offer EMDR and supportive therapies, Functional Medicine, and medication management.
(904) 375-2353 View (904) 375-2353

More Psychiatrists Nearby

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Harmony United Psychiatric Care
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Orange Park, FL 32073
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
(321) 204-7972 View (321) 204-7972
Photo of Dr. Angela White, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Middleburg, FL
Dr. Angela White
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, APRN
Verified Verified
Fleming Island, FL 32003  (Online Only)
I believe that medications are often, but not always, a critical piece of treating any psychiatric condition. My motto is that prescribing medications should be done in a thoughtful way through a collaborative relationship with the client. I also stay current with cutting edge treatments as well as alternative therapies so that I can make the most holistic recommendations possible. I truly enjoy and value the relationships I make with my clients. I feel it's important to find an individual treatment plan that is right for you and that will help you move towards optimal health.
I believe that medications are often, but not always, a critical piece of treating any psychiatric condition. My motto is that prescribing medications should be done in a thoughtful way through a collaborative relationship with the client. I also stay current with cutting edge treatments as well as alternative therapies so that I can make the most holistic recommendations possible. I truly enjoy and value the relationships I make with my clients. I feel it's important to find an individual treatment plan that is right for you and that will help you move towards optimal health.
(904) 351-0748 View (904) 351-0748
Alvaro Lacayo
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orange Park, FL 32073
I'm a psychiatrist with many year of experiences. I have worked in hospitals, community mental health centers and private practice. I have treated many clients throughout the years. I've worked with clients who were diagnosed with: Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar I and II, Schizoaffective, Schizophrenia, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant, Conduct Disorder, and Adjustment Disorders. I've worked with individuals who were diagnosed with personality disorders.
I'm a psychiatrist with many year of experiences. I have worked in hospitals, community mental health centers and private practice. I have treated many clients throughout the years. I've worked with clients who were diagnosed with: Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar I and II, Schizoaffective, Schizophrenia, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant, Conduct Disorder, and Adjustment Disorders. I've worked with individuals who were diagnosed with personality disorders.
(904) 497-4671 View (904) 497-4671
Photo of Gerry L Surrency, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Middleburg, FL
Gerry L Surrency
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MSN, PMHNP, MBA
Verified Verified
Orange Park, FL 32073
I'm an experienced PMHNP-BC with a demonstrated history of working with serious mentally ill clients in the community and state hospital level. At Amplaa Behavioral Health our clients are encouraged to be active participants in their care. We provide expert care that is compassionate, empathetic, and client focused. Our clients through education develop a thorough understanding of their treatment options and are allowed to voice their preferences without the fear of rejection. Treatment plans are individualized based on their symptom presentation, mitigating factors, and standards of care.
I'm an experienced PMHNP-BC with a demonstrated history of working with serious mentally ill clients in the community and state hospital level. At Amplaa Behavioral Health our clients are encouraged to be active participants in their care. We provide expert care that is compassionate, empathetic, and client focused. Our clients through education develop a thorough understanding of their treatment options and are allowed to voice their preferences without the fear of rejection. Treatment plans are individualized based on their symptom presentation, mitigating factors, and standards of care.
(904) 944-9828 View (904) 944-9828
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Dr. Marie M Weber
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Orange Park, FL 32065  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a background in family practice (FNP) in the states of Florida, New York, and Texas. I received my master’s from South University in Savannah, Georgia, and my DNP with a postgraduate certificate in Psychiatry from the University of North Florida. I have been in practice for 8 years, helping adolescents with attention deficit, and young adults struggling with career stress and burnout. I also have assist grieving patients, the chronically depressed and anxious, and others with anxiety and eating disorder coping with stress and stigma associated with illnesses.
Hello! I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a background in family practice (FNP) in the states of Florida, New York, and Texas. I received my master’s from South University in Savannah, Georgia, and my DNP with a postgraduate certificate in Psychiatry from the University of North Florida. I have been in practice for 8 years, helping adolescents with attention deficit, and young adults struggling with career stress and burnout. I also have assist grieving patients, the chronically depressed and anxious, and others with anxiety and eating disorder coping with stress and stigma associated with illnesses.
(904) 736-3407 View (904) 736-3407
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Brittany Wilson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Orange Park, FL 32073
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Jacksonville, FL. I have been practicing as a mental health provider since 2019. My experience ranges across the lifespan. My aim is to promote mental health awareness and to provide the highest quality of compassionate and specialized care to patients from all walks of life. I strive to achieve the best clinical outcomes and help my patients succeed in prioritizing their happiness and mental health. I envision a future where mental health is not only a priority but an important part of overall health. My overall goal is to transform lives- one session at a time.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Jacksonville, FL. I have been practicing as a mental health provider since 2019. My experience ranges across the lifespan. My aim is to promote mental health awareness and to provide the highest quality of compassionate and specialized care to patients from all walks of life. I strive to achieve the best clinical outcomes and help my patients succeed in prioritizing their happiness and mental health. I envision a future where mental health is not only a priority but an important part of overall health. My overall goal is to transform lives- one session at a time.
(904) 348-0061 View (904) 348-0061
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Carolyn A. McClinton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orange Park, FL 32073
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I work with patients across the lifespan. My goal is to help each patient achieve their personal health care goal through evidence based guidance while providing accessible, and quality mental health care to promote the well being of individuals and families. Treating patients with compassion and mutual respect not only provides the foundation for collaboration, but builds trust. Individualized care is based on their needs as a whole, while keeping in mind that mental health and well-being are just as important as our physical health in order to reach patient's full potential.
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I work with patients across the lifespan. My goal is to help each patient achieve their personal health care goal through evidence based guidance while providing accessible, and quality mental health care to promote the well being of individuals and families. Treating patients with compassion and mutual respect not only provides the foundation for collaboration, but builds trust. Individualized care is based on their needs as a whole, while keeping in mind that mental health and well-being are just as important as our physical health in order to reach patient's full potential.
(904) 320-0712 View (904) 320-0712
Photo of Heather Brooks Burson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Middleburg, FL
Heather Brooks Burson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fleming Island, FL 32003  (Online Only)
As a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and brief supportive therapy via secure video sessions (telehealth). I use nonjudgmental active-listening and motivational interviewing to understand your symptoms and goals for treatment.
As a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and brief supportive therapy via secure video sessions (telehealth). I use nonjudgmental active-listening and motivational interviewing to understand your symptoms and goals for treatment.
(904) 867-8761 View (904) 867-8761
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Lewis Monroe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Orange Park, FL 32073  (Online Only)
Looking for a provider who covers Talk-therapy and medication management?
Looking for a provider who covers Talk-therapy and medication management?
(904) 231-9590 View (904) 231-9590
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Psych Care
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Orange Park, FL 32073
Reaching out for help can be the most important yet difficult step in the process of healing. From our initial contact our goal is to help you feel welcomed, understood, and supported. ​ Psych Care is a psychiatric and psychological practice serving North Central Florida. We offer research based and highly effective treatment and evaluation, with great attention to confidentiality and responsive scheduling. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes psychiatrists, board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners, and licensed therapists.
Reaching out for help can be the most important yet difficult step in the process of healing. From our initial contact our goal is to help you feel welcomed, understood, and supported. ​ Psych Care is a psychiatric and psychological practice serving North Central Florida. We offer research based and highly effective treatment and evaluation, with great attention to confidentiality and responsive scheduling. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes psychiatrists, board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners, and licensed therapists.
(352) 280-3495 View (352) 280-3495
Photo of Donita Jones, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Middleburg, FL
Donita Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orange Park, FL 32073
Thank you for looking at my profile! I have been providing mental health services to the community since 2018 but also have training and experience in family medicine, pediatrics, case management, OBGYN, emergency intervention, critical care, progressive care, IV therapy and TMS which gives me a well-rounded approach to managing a whole person. Our office utilizes an integrated approach in a non-judgmental environment and would be happy to assist on your journey!
Thank you for looking at my profile! I have been providing mental health services to the community since 2018 but also have training and experience in family medicine, pediatrics, case management, OBGYN, emergency intervention, critical care, progressive care, IV therapy and TMS which gives me a well-rounded approach to managing a whole person. Our office utilizes an integrated approach in a non-judgmental environment and would be happy to assist on your journey!
(888) 793-2304 x102 View (888) 793-2304 x102
Photo of Kelly Anderson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Middleburg, FL
Kelly Anderson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orange Park, FL 32073
I am most passionate about working with all-inclusive clientele within a wide-range of mental health needs. My experience includes depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, C-PTSD/trauma, bipolar disorder (d/o), autism, BPD, other personality d/o, OCD, schizophrenia/schizoaffective d/o, psychosis, AVH (hallucinations), conversion or somatization d/o, eating d/o, adjustment d/o, self-harm, SI/HI, alcohol/opiate/benzo use d/o, women's issues, intellectual disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+, military/vets, 1st responders & more. I am very easy to talk to & look forward to us concluding all encounters, with you much more at ease every time we meet.
I am most passionate about working with all-inclusive clientele within a wide-range of mental health needs. My experience includes depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, C-PTSD/trauma, bipolar disorder (d/o), autism, BPD, other personality d/o, OCD, schizophrenia/schizoaffective d/o, psychosis, AVH (hallucinations), conversion or somatization d/o, eating d/o, adjustment d/o, self-harm, SI/HI, alcohol/opiate/benzo use d/o, women's issues, intellectual disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+, military/vets, 1st responders & more. I am very easy to talk to & look forward to us concluding all encounters, with you much more at ease every time we meet.
(904) 530-3116 View (904) 530-3116
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Harmony United Psychiatric Care
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
Accepting New Clients. Appointments are typically available within 7 days. We offer Medication Management, Counseling/Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological Testing online via our Telepsychiatry Services throughout Florida. Our team of experienced mental health professionals includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Certified Physician Assistants, and Licensed Therapists. We care for adults, adolescents, and children, ages 5 and above. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare.
(321) 290-9335 View (321) 290-9335
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Superior Health and Wellness Group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32244
I specialize in assisting individuals facing challenges with various mental health conditions. With expertise in trauma, anxiety, depression, & ADHD, I'm dedicated to making a difference. At Superior Health and Wellness, we provide comprehensive psychotherapy using diverse therapeutic techniques. Additionally, we offer expert medication management for all psychiatric concerns. Our team comprises skilled psychiatric nurse practitioners, therapists, and counselors. As a client-centered private practice, we prioritize your needs, ensuring top-tier personalized care. Reach out today to embark on your journey towards improved well-being.
I specialize in assisting individuals facing challenges with various mental health conditions. With expertise in trauma, anxiety, depression, & ADHD, I'm dedicated to making a difference. At Superior Health and Wellness, we provide comprehensive psychotherapy using diverse therapeutic techniques. Additionally, we offer expert medication management for all psychiatric concerns. Our team comprises skilled psychiatric nurse practitioners, therapists, and counselors. As a client-centered private practice, we prioritize your needs, ensuring top-tier personalized care. Reach out today to embark on your journey towards improved well-being.
(904) 265-8816 View (904) 265-8816

Online Psychiatrists

Photo of Alicia Allen, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Middleburg, FL
Alicia Allen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32258  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Alicia Allen a dual certified Adult-Gerontology and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.... Are you feeling off balance? Maladjusted? Looking to achieve mental and emotional stability? Together we can cultivate hope, a sense of belonging, healing and growth in challenging conditions.
Hello! I am Alicia Allen a dual certified Adult-Gerontology and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.... Are you feeling off balance? Maladjusted? Looking to achieve mental and emotional stability? Together we can cultivate hope, a sense of belonging, healing and growth in challenging conditions.
(904) 842-2657 View (904) 842-2657
Photo of Marnie Stefan, Psychiatrist in Middleburg, FL
Marnie Stefan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Dr. Stefan has vast experience in multiple psychiatric care settings including outpatient care, inpatient care, and assertive community treatment and has served as medical director for large institutions, serving a wide range of complex mental illnesses. Her main focus is patient-centered care, adapting her role to the individual needs of her patients.
Dr. Stefan has vast experience in multiple psychiatric care settings including outpatient care, inpatient care, and assertive community treatment and has served as medical director for large institutions, serving a wide range of complex mental illnesses. Her main focus is patient-centered care, adapting her role to the individual needs of her patients.
(904) 842-3920 View (904) 842-3920

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Number of Psychiatrists in Middleburg, FL

< 10

Psychiatrists in Middleburg, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder
75% Addiction
75% Domestic Violence

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Medicare
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Optum

How Psychiatrists in Middleburg, FL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Middleburg?

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.