Psychiatrists in Floyd County, GA

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Dr. Judith Ngulefac
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-C, DOT-CME
Verified Verified
Rome, GA 30165
Dr. Judith Ngulefac, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, DOT-CME is an experienced doctoral-prepared board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner with over 14 years of experience in diverse health care settings providing high-quality care to clients. Dr. Ngulefac believes that your mental health is as important as your physical health and requires the same attention. She provides an initial psychiatric evaluation that will enable her to diagnose & develop an individualized treatment plan with routine follow-up visits to monitor symptoms and medication effectiveness.
Dr. Judith Ngulefac, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, DOT-CME is an experienced doctoral-prepared board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner with over 14 years of experience in diverse health care settings providing high-quality care to clients. Dr. Ngulefac believes that your mental health is as important as your physical health and requires the same attention. She provides an initial psychiatric evaluation that will enable her to diagnose & develop an individualized treatment plan with routine follow-up visits to monitor symptoms and medication effectiveness.
(706) 710-8892 View (706) 710-8892
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Lori Leonard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Rome, GA 30165
With over 30 years of healthcare experience in various roles of critical care nursing, population health & wellness, chronic pain and addiction medicine, and community mental health I recognize mental and physical health go hand in hand. I am passionate about empowering individuals by providing a comprehensive evaluation, educating them about their health disparities, and developing an individualized treatment plan to make the necessary changes. In addition to excellent mental health services, I address problems associated with obesity by offering prescription weight loss medications of GLP-1 injections.
With over 30 years of healthcare experience in various roles of critical care nursing, population health & wellness, chronic pain and addiction medicine, and community mental health I recognize mental and physical health go hand in hand. I am passionate about empowering individuals by providing a comprehensive evaluation, educating them about their health disparities, and developing an individualized treatment plan to make the necessary changes. In addition to excellent mental health services, I address problems associated with obesity by offering prescription weight loss medications of GLP-1 injections.
(706) 898-4715 View (706) 898-4715
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Hannah Shay
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Rome, GA 30161
Hello, I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a provider at Stella who is passionate about providing exceptional care. My expertise include trauma-focused care for childhood, domestic violence, sexual abuse survivors, and military personnel. At Stella Center, my main responsibility is to provide medical and biopsychosocial assessments to guide your care journey. We treat mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, and PTSD with biological treatments like the dual sympathetic reset (an advanced stellate ganglion block (SGB), ketamine infusion, and more.
Hello, I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a provider at Stella who is passionate about providing exceptional care. My expertise include trauma-focused care for childhood, domestic violence, sexual abuse survivors, and military personnel. At Stella Center, my main responsibility is to provide medical and biopsychosocial assessments to guide your care journey. We treat mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, and PTSD with biological treatments like the dual sympathetic reset (an advanced stellate ganglion block (SGB), ketamine infusion, and more.
(706) 989-9483 View (706) 989-9483
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Psychiatric Healing for All, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Rome, GA 30161
SAME Day or Next Day appointments.Whether you’re struggling with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar, Panic, or other mental health disorders.Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome challenges. Please understand you matter. I offer encouragement and understanding. Any mental health can lead to physical problems, trouble with sleep, lack of appetite, weight loss, muscle tension and headaches. I want to help you and work as a team, putting together a treatment plan and offering support. I believe that medication and therapy go hand in hand.
SAME Day or Next Day appointments.Whether you’re struggling with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar, Panic, or other mental health disorders.Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome challenges. Please understand you matter. I offer encouragement and understanding. Any mental health can lead to physical problems, trouble with sleep, lack of appetite, weight loss, muscle tension and headaches. I want to help you and work as a team, putting together a treatment plan and offering support. I believe that medication and therapy go hand in hand.
(678) 884-4324 View (678) 884-4324
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Phoenix Holistic Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD, ABPN, FAPA
Verified Verified
Rome, GA 30164  (Online Only)
Dr. Panchajanya Paul, MD- Offering Telemedicine in Georgia. I am board certified in Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry. I see children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults in my office iand am accepting new patients. I specialize in the use of medications and other holistic approaches to treat mental health conditions. Treating clients with respect, integrity and compassion are my priorities. When managing medications, I have several books and research published concerning stress relief and sleep coaching with a holistic approach.
Dr. Panchajanya Paul, MD- Offering Telemedicine in Georgia. I am board certified in Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry. I see children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults in my office iand am accepting new patients. I specialize in the use of medications and other holistic approaches to treat mental health conditions. Treating clients with respect, integrity and compassion are my priorities. When managing medications, I have several books and research published concerning stress relief and sleep coaching with a holistic approach.
(404) 476-6842 View (404) 476-6842
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Jessica Scott
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Rome, GA 30161
I am passionate about improving the mental and emotional well-being of patients. I specialize in mental health services (assessment/evaluation, diagnosis, medication management, and brief psychotherapy) for children, adolescences, and adults.
I am passionate about improving the mental and emotional well-being of patients. I specialize in mental health services (assessment/evaluation, diagnosis, medication management, and brief psychotherapy) for children, adolescences, and adults.
(678) 504-6491 View (678) 504-6491

Online Psychiatrists

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Niclaire Neely
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062
People come to me for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes people just know "I don't feel like myself." We work together to figure out what the issues are and make a treatment plan that meets your goals.
People come to me for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes people just know "I don't feel like myself." We work together to figure out what the issues are and make a treatment plan that meets your goals.
(404) 738-6507 View (404) 738-6507
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Kaleidoscope Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Buford, GA 30518  (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.
(770) 568-6061 View (770) 568-6061
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Total Care Behavioral Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loganville, GA 30052
Our practice specialize in treating adults and adolescents with a range of mental health concerns. Stephanie treat clients in a professional and confidential setting that feels safe and non-judgmental. Her strengths include working with vulnerable populations, those with severe and persistent mental illness, psychotic disorders, ADHD diagnosed patients, and individuals affected by traumatic experiences, Stephanie enjoy giving clients individualized attention, and the personalized care they deserved.
Our practice specialize in treating adults and adolescents with a range of mental health concerns. Stephanie treat clients in a professional and confidential setting that feels safe and non-judgmental. Her strengths include working with vulnerable populations, those with severe and persistent mental illness, psychotic disorders, ADHD diagnosed patients, and individuals affected by traumatic experiences, Stephanie enjoy giving clients individualized attention, and the personalized care they deserved.
(678) 203-9802 View (678) 203-9802
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Anna Sanchez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, GA 30097  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, stress? Have you suffered traumatic events in the past? Are you struggling and having difficulty coping with life? I am a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. I integrate science into holistic medicine by analyzing the 4 pillars of health which are the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of life. I have an extensive healthcare background in the care of both civilian and military service members. I dispense empathy, hope, and bring awareness of what mental health is all about. I will collaborate with you on your treatment plan. I use i
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, stress? Have you suffered traumatic events in the past? Are you struggling and having difficulty coping with life? I am a dual board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. I integrate science into holistic medicine by analyzing the 4 pillars of health which are the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of life. I have an extensive healthcare background in the care of both civilian and military service members. I dispense empathy, hope, and bring awareness of what mental health is all about. I will collaborate with you on your treatment plan. I use i
(888) 576-7427 View (888) 576-7427
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Shannon Hummel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Cumming, GA 30040
Shannon Hummel builds therapeutic relationships in a holistic approach to treatment. She considers mind, body, and spirit elements to get to a patient’s core, addressing every aspect of their depression, anxiety, or trauma. Her approach is to integrate nutrition, exercise, spirituality, self-care, and mindfulness into the examination of all factors influencing a patient’s mood. She conducts in-depth listening, helping patients pull back each emotional layer. Through her compassionate and patient-centered care, patients feel heard and understood so they can believe in their strengths and reach a better quality of life.
Shannon Hummel builds therapeutic relationships in a holistic approach to treatment. She considers mind, body, and spirit elements to get to a patient’s core, addressing every aspect of their depression, anxiety, or trauma. Her approach is to integrate nutrition, exercise, spirituality, self-care, and mindfulness into the examination of all factors influencing a patient’s mood. She conducts in-depth listening, helping patients pull back each emotional layer. Through her compassionate and patient-centered care, patients feel heard and understood so they can believe in their strengths and reach a better quality of life.
(678) 929-2409 View (678) 929-2409
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The Neuropsychiatric Clinic of Atlantis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Villa Rica, GA 30180
La-Vonnie Joiner, APRN, PMHNP-BC adept at building strong therapeutic alliances with clients, cultivating a compassionate and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where individuals feel heard, supported, and empowered to achieve their mental health goals. I prioritize holistic wellness and strive to address the underlying factors contributing to mental health challenges, advocating for a biopsychosocial-spiritual model of care that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. With over 15 years of experience in psychiatric nursing, I possess a comprehensive understanding of the complexities surrounding mental health disorders.
La-Vonnie Joiner, APRN, PMHNP-BC adept at building strong therapeutic alliances with clients, cultivating a compassionate and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where individuals feel heard, supported, and empowered to achieve their mental health goals. I prioritize holistic wellness and strive to address the underlying factors contributing to mental health challenges, advocating for a biopsychosocial-spiritual model of care that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. With over 15 years of experience in psychiatric nursing, I possess a comprehensive understanding of the complexities surrounding mental health disorders.
(678) 840-8446 View (678) 840-8446
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Chidimma Nzoiwu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-C, FNP-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30067
Welcome to HealthStat Psychiatry LLC. At HealthStat Psychiatry, we offer outstanding Psychiatric-Mental Health Services tailored to your needs via In-Person Office Visits and Telehealth. Our patient population is across the Lifespan. Our goal is to help our clients improve their overall mental health and quality of life by providing evidence-based, Integrative, empathetic, and individualized care. Chidimma Nzoiwu is a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with outstanding 5 years of practicing experience in Family Practice. She earned her MSN from Chamberlain University and PMHNP Post Cert. from Valdosta
Welcome to HealthStat Psychiatry LLC. At HealthStat Psychiatry, we offer outstanding Psychiatric-Mental Health Services tailored to your needs via In-Person Office Visits and Telehealth. Our patient population is across the Lifespan. Our goal is to help our clients improve their overall mental health and quality of life by providing evidence-based, Integrative, empathetic, and individualized care. Chidimma Nzoiwu is a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with outstanding 5 years of practicing experience in Family Practice. She earned her MSN from Chamberlain University and PMHNP Post Cert. from Valdosta
(678) 931-9002 View (678) 931-9002
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Eunice Sok
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Norcross, GA 30092
I am a Physician Assistant and have been providing mental health services for 6 years in outpatient and in home settings.
I am a Physician Assistant and have been providing mental health services for 6 years in outpatient and in home settings.
(470) 635-5239 View (470) 635-5239
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Positive Mind Healthcare
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30067  (Online Only)
Positive Mind Healthcare promotes mental health recovery through patient assessments, disease prevention, diagnosis, and medication management. Our psychiatric consultants aim to provide comprehensive, caring, and competent treatments to facilitate each patient's mental health recovery.
Positive Mind Healthcare promotes mental health recovery through patient assessments, disease prevention, diagnosis, and medication management. Our psychiatric consultants aim to provide comprehensive, caring, and competent treatments to facilitate each patient's mental health recovery.
(678) 621-1905 View (678) 621-1905
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CapeSide Psychiatry & CapeSide Addiction Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
Capeside Psychiatry is committed to providing comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. We provide evaluations, psychological assessments, therapy, and medication management for a range of psychological and behavioral health disorders.
Capeside Psychiatry is committed to providing comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. We provide evaluations, psychological assessments, therapy, and medication management for a range of psychological and behavioral health disorders.
(877) 437-2101 View (877) 437-2101
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Tam Pham
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Tam Pham is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2020. He graduated from the UAB Master's School of Nursing. Tam offers his clients medication management. Outside of work, Tam enjoys playing volleyball and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. He is an active member of HVA (Hotlanta Volleyball Association) the GA chapter of NAGVA (North American Gay Volleyball Association).
Tam Pham is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Georgia who has been practicing since 2020. He graduated from the UAB Master's School of Nursing. Tam offers his clients medication management. Outside of work, Tam enjoys playing volleyball and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. He is an active member of HVA (Hotlanta Volleyball Association) the GA chapter of NAGVA (North American Gay Volleyball Association).
(404) 795-4462 View (404) 795-4462
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Dr. Diana Jubilee Awuah
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMNP-BC, FNP-C, CME
Verified Verified
Lawrenceville, GA 30046  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Dr. Diana Jubilee Awuah. I am the founder of Jubilee Healthcare Providers LLC. I have over 11 years of combined experience as a healthcare provider. Do you feel pulled in many directions and unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work, and health? Are you feeling lost? I help men, women, and children who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, and other mental health problems to finally get a breakthrough so they can reclaim their joy, restore their confidence, and improve their overall health. Together, we can identify what is not working and get you back to balance.
Hi there, I'm Dr. Diana Jubilee Awuah. I am the founder of Jubilee Healthcare Providers LLC. I have over 11 years of combined experience as a healthcare provider. Do you feel pulled in many directions and unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work, and health? Are you feeling lost? I help men, women, and children who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, and other mental health problems to finally get a breakthrough so they can reclaim their joy, restore their confidence, and improve their overall health. Together, we can identify what is not working and get you back to balance.
(470) 458-2539 View (470) 458-2539
Photo of Kim Dobson-Callahan, Psychiatrist in Floyd County, GA
Kim Dobson-Callahan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305
I am a physician with over 25 years of clinical experience working with patients and supervising trainees at a number of medical schools and universities. I am board certified in the treatment of children, adolescents, and general psychiatry, treating patients aged 2 - 65 years. I offer psychiatric assessment and management of psychotropic medications. However, medication in my practice is only a part of comprehensive mental health care. In my care of children and adolescents, I prioritize a partnership between myself, the child and parents. I value communication with therapeutic providers, teachers and physicians.
I am a physician with over 25 years of clinical experience working with patients and supervising trainees at a number of medical schools and universities. I am board certified in the treatment of children, adolescents, and general psychiatry, treating patients aged 2 - 65 years. I offer psychiatric assessment and management of psychotropic medications. However, medication in my practice is only a part of comprehensive mental health care. In my care of children and adolescents, I prioritize a partnership between myself, the child and parents. I value communication with therapeutic providers, teachers and physicians.
(678) 262-2399 View (678) 262-2399
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Triumph in Wellness, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
Please visit www.triumphinwellness.com to schedule a consultation with a psychiatrist.
Please visit www.triumphinwellness.com to schedule a consultation with a psychiatrist.
(770) 766-7628 View (770) 766-7628

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Number of Psychiatrists in Floyd County, GA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Floyd County, GA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Psychosis
83% Bipolar Disorder
67% ADHD
67% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
80% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in Floyd County, GA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Floyd County?

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.