Psychiatrists in Chicago, IL

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Suzanne Rosenfeld
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
What do you want to get from a therapeutic encounter? Perhaps you hope it will open doors or you wish to validate decisions made in your life. Alternatively you feel that your kindest and most creative self is limited in its potentialities and you are unsure why you feel depressed, anxious, or unfulfilled. Maybe you need to explore the emotional impact of an illness, or, the effects of psychological and environmental stressors on your body (unexplainable physical complaints, professional burnout). In all these situations, consider a psychoanalytical consultation that begins with the doctor-patient relationship as the treatment of choice.
What do you want to get from a therapeutic encounter? Perhaps you hope it will open doors or you wish to validate decisions made in your life. Alternatively you feel that your kindest and most creative self is limited in its potentialities and you are unsure why you feel depressed, anxious, or unfulfilled. Maybe you need to explore the emotional impact of an illness, or, the effects of psychological and environmental stressors on your body (unexplainable physical complaints, professional burnout). In all these situations, consider a psychoanalytical consultation that begins with the doctor-patient relationship as the treatment of choice.
(312) 698-3266 View (312) 698-3266
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Clarity Clinic
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
We offer Psychiatric services and counseling services to those in the Chicago area
We offer Psychiatric services and counseling services to those in the Chicago area
(312) 883-8789 View (312) 883-8789
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Amer Smajkic M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
Since 1995, Dr. Amer Smajkic has been practicing Psychiatry in the Chicago area. As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Smajkic is applying his knowledge and skills as a Psycho-pharmacologist, Behaviorist and Cognitive Behavioral therapist. The focus of his care are ADHD disorders, Learning disorders, Developmental disorders, Mood disorders and Anxiety disorders.
Since 1995, Dr. Amer Smajkic has been practicing Psychiatry in the Chicago area. As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Smajkic is applying his knowledge and skills as a Psycho-pharmacologist, Behaviorist and Cognitive Behavioral therapist. The focus of his care are ADHD disorders, Learning disorders, Developmental disorders, Mood disorders and Anxiety disorders.
(312) 697-1173 View (312) 697-1173
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Elizabeth Kurnat
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NPI
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
Elizabeth has been a family nurse practitioner since 2013, receiving a Masters degree in nursing from St. Xavier universory in Chicago.  She has worked in a variety of settings, including psychiatry that became her passion. Outside of the office, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, two children and their dog, soap making, and spending time outdoors.
Elizabeth has been a family nurse practitioner since 2013, receiving a Masters degree in nursing from St. Xavier universory in Chicago.  She has worked in a variety of settings, including psychiatry that became her passion. Outside of the office, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, two children and their dog, soap making, and spending time outdoors.
(312) 313-6231 View (312) 313-6231
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Heta Shah
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607
Heta Shah is accepting new patients. Heta is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience in treating children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health conditions. She is known for her compassionate and patient-centered approach, taking the time to listen to her patients’ concerns and develop individualized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. Her comprehensive assessments, evidence-based treatment plans, and ongoing support aim to promote mental wellness and improve the overall quality of life for her patients.
Heta Shah is accepting new patients. Heta is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience in treating children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health conditions. She is known for her compassionate and patient-centered approach, taking the time to listen to her patients’ concerns and develop individualized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. Her comprehensive assessments, evidence-based treatment plans, and ongoing support aim to promote mental wellness and improve the overall quality of life for her patients.
(224) 344-2113 View (224) 344-2113
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Devika Patel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60631
I am currently accepting new patients** I have been providing excellent care for over 4 years with great compassion.  I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients 5 years and older with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Mood disorder, PTSD, Opioid Use Disorder, and other mental health problems.  I treat each patient as an individual and work together in developing treatment plans. I spend the time needed with each patient to get to know them and understand the source of their struggles.
I am currently accepting new patients** I have been providing excellent care for over 4 years with great compassion.  I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients 5 years and older with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Mood disorder, PTSD, Opioid Use Disorder, and other mental health problems.  I treat each patient as an individual and work together in developing treatment plans. I spend the time needed with each patient to get to know them and understand the source of their struggles.
(847) 261-8144 View (847) 261-8144
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Samantha O'Brien
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN, MSN
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
I am a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience providing mental health services to patients across the lifespan in outpatient treatment settings.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience providing mental health services to patients across the lifespan in outpatient treatment settings.
(312) 872-8786 View (312) 872-8786
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Faustina Adenuga
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60645
Do you feel alone, stigmatized, and have difficulty coping well with everyday pressure? Do you feel like you’re in a deep hole emotionally that looks like there’s no way out?
Do you feel alone, stigmatized, and have difficulty coping well with everyday pressure? Do you feel like you’re in a deep hole emotionally that looks like there’s no way out?
(872) 266-2584 View (872) 266-2584
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Alexander Morrill
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a board certified psychiatrist with over 14 years of clinical experience. My approach to patients is holistic and collaborative. When needed, I will consult with your other healthcare providers (such as psychotherapists, general practitioners, nutritionists, or sleep specialists) to help you develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Hello! I am a board certified psychiatrist with over 14 years of clinical experience. My approach to patients is holistic and collaborative. When needed, I will consult with your other healthcare providers (such as psychotherapists, general practitioners, nutritionists, or sleep specialists) to help you develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
(224) 487-8442 View (224) 487-8442
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Jennifer Osborne
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Have you been blaming yourself for the actions, behaviors or even the emotions of other people around you? You may be feeling like everything is your fault, like you are just not good enough. You feel as though your worth is only based on how you perform in school or at work, the way you look, or how much you do for others rather than WHO you are? Maybe thinking that if you’re perfect everything will be OK, having the perfect body, being the perfect student, employee, partner, friend, child or parent. If you’re perfect you won’t hurt anymore, won’t be lonely anymore, won’t be afraid anymore.
Have you been blaming yourself for the actions, behaviors or even the emotions of other people around you? You may be feeling like everything is your fault, like you are just not good enough. You feel as though your worth is only based on how you perform in school or at work, the way you look, or how much you do for others rather than WHO you are? Maybe thinking that if you’re perfect everything will be OK, having the perfect body, being the perfect student, employee, partner, friend, child or parent. If you’re perfect you won’t hurt anymore, won’t be lonely anymore, won’t be afraid anymore.
(312) 516-2413 View (312) 516-2413
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Steffanie Meeks (Addiction Treatment)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP-C
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Don't settle for a generic psychiatrist for drug or alcohol issues. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
Don't settle for a generic psychiatrist for drug or alcohol issues. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
(773) 796-4435 View (773) 796-4435
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Krista Bedells
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Krista Bedells is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Krista takes an empathic and compassionate approach to patient care. She strives to support patients so they can have a good quality of life and reach their fullest potential. Clients can expect her to work with them and listen to their concerns fully before developing a treatment plan. Krista makes a point to spend quality time with the patient to explore their situation and to fully understand their current symptoms.
Krista Bedells is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Krista takes an empathic and compassionate approach to patient care. She strives to support patients so they can have a good quality of life and reach their fullest potential. Clients can expect her to work with them and listen to their concerns fully before developing a treatment plan. Krista makes a point to spend quality time with the patient to explore their situation and to fully understand their current symptoms.
(646) 759-2638 View (646) 759-2638
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Rebecca Gilfillan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Dr. Rebecca Gilfillan is a board certified psychiatrist, with expertise in a wide variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. She received her psychiatric training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is currently an attending psychiatrist and the psychiatric medical student site director at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She has a strong background in both medication management and psychotherapy, and believes in tailoring treatments to the individual, considering holistic and lifestyle changes equally as important as medications.
Dr. Rebecca Gilfillan is a board certified psychiatrist, with expertise in a wide variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. She received her psychiatric training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is currently an attending psychiatrist and the psychiatric medical student site director at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She has a strong background in both medication management and psychotherapy, and believes in tailoring treatments to the individual, considering holistic and lifestyle changes equally as important as medications.
(773) 345-7335 View (773) 345-7335
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Brave Health
Psychiatrist, MD, MSW, LCSW, PhD, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
Brave Health is a virtual mental health provider dedicated to helping people thrive by engaging them in high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible mental health care. Our diverse clinical staff includes licensed psychiatrists and nurse practitioners with expertise in treating mental health. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your health. We’ll work together to create a customized treatment plan for your needs. Our programs are evidence-based, drawing on approaches to treatment that are clinically proven to be effective.
Brave Health is a virtual mental health provider dedicated to helping people thrive by engaging them in high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible mental health care. Our diverse clinical staff includes licensed psychiatrists and nurse practitioners with expertise in treating mental health. One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to your health. We’ll work together to create a customized treatment plan for your needs. Our programs are evidence-based, drawing on approaches to treatment that are clinically proven to be effective.
(914) 613-6615 View (914) 613-6615
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Ndidi Onyejiaka
Psychiatrist, MD, FAAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60603
Dr. Onyejiaka, a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Pediatrician, received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Combined B.A/M.D. Program. She endured further training at the Tulane University Triple Board Residency Program where she specialized in pediatric medicine, general psychiatry, as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. Additionally, she attended in the New Orleans'-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center Honorary Fellowship Program prior to relocating to Chicago in recent years. Dr. Onyejiaka is an active member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Onyejiaka, a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Pediatrician, received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Combined B.A/M.D. Program. She endured further training at the Tulane University Triple Board Residency Program where she specialized in pediatric medicine, general psychiatry, as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. Additionally, she attended in the New Orleans'-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center Honorary Fellowship Program prior to relocating to Chicago in recent years. Dr. Onyejiaka is an active member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
(312) 625-5373 View (312) 625-5373
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Manpreet Mann
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Ms. Mann and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Manpreet is a highly qualified and experienced PMHNP who has been providing compassionate and comprehensive mental health care since 2021. Before transitioning into mental health care, Ms. Mann was a practicing board-certified Primary Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Mt. Sinai Faculty Practices where she gained experience in providing holistic care to adult and geriatric patients. To see if you are eligible for insurance coverage, please use your phone's camera app to scan the QR code below:
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Ms. Mann and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Manpreet is a highly qualified and experienced PMHNP who has been providing compassionate and comprehensive mental health care since 2021. Before transitioning into mental health care, Ms. Mann was a practicing board-certified Primary Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Mt. Sinai Faculty Practices where she gained experience in providing holistic care to adult and geriatric patients. To see if you are eligible for insurance coverage, please use your phone's camera app to scan the QR code below:
(708) 315-2872 View (708) 315-2872
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April Guilliams
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Hello friend, Welcome to the next steps of your mental health journey. Mental health challenges can be difficult to navigate. You are not alone, and I look forward to helping you attain your best life according to your ambitions, goals and dreams. You got this! April Guilliams, PMHNP-BC, is dedicated to providing unparalleled clarity and compassionate care. With a background rooted in a B.S. in Nursing and a PMHNP from OSF Saint Francis College, April combines academic expertise with hands-on experience.
Hello friend, Welcome to the next steps of your mental health journey. Mental health challenges can be difficult to navigate. You are not alone, and I look forward to helping you attain your best life according to your ambitions, goals and dreams. You got this! April Guilliams, PMHNP-BC, is dedicated to providing unparalleled clarity and compassionate care. With a background rooted in a B.S. in Nursing and a PMHNP from OSF Saint Francis College, April combines academic expertise with hands-on experience.
(309) 273-1139 View (309) 273-1139
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Robert Lloyd
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
My expertise is in treating mood, trauma, anxiety, and attention-related disorders. I take an integrative approach in considering the brain-body connection to treat mental illness, while identifying physical, emotional, and cognitive factors that impact treatment. My background is at the interface of medicine and psychiatry and I support a collaborative, multi-modal approach to helping patients achieve functional improvement and recovery. I am currently accepting new patients and see all patients in person for the initial consultation.
My expertise is in treating mood, trauma, anxiety, and attention-related disorders. I take an integrative approach in considering the brain-body connection to treat mental illness, while identifying physical, emotional, and cognitive factors that impact treatment. My background is at the interface of medicine and psychiatry and I support a collaborative, multi-modal approach to helping patients achieve functional improvement and recovery. I am currently accepting new patients and see all patients in person for the initial consultation.
(312) 820-9475 View (312) 820-9475
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Sherry Feng
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice. I am a board-certified psychiatrist in Chicago. I treat a wide range of concerns that include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, relationship and career problems, as well as low self-esteem. I've also worked with patients seeking help during crises, support during life transitions, or looking to develop a better understanding of themselves. Starting with a thoughtful evaluation, we will decide together how I can be helpful to you. I take a holistic, integrative approach, and see most of my patients for talk therapy, although treatment may include medications (if indicated).
Welcome to my practice. I am a board-certified psychiatrist in Chicago. I treat a wide range of concerns that include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, relationship and career problems, as well as low self-esteem. I've also worked with patients seeking help during crises, support during life transitions, or looking to develop a better understanding of themselves. Starting with a thoughtful evaluation, we will decide together how I can be helpful to you. I take a holistic, integrative approach, and see most of my patients for talk therapy, although treatment may include medications (if indicated).
(872) 231-3082 View (872) 231-3082
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Judy Kern
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I have had an outpatient practice for 41 years. During my residency at Michael Reese Hospital, I taught a psychiatry course to medical students. After graduation I worked at Illinois Masonic Hospital in a women's health clinic addressing the emotional needs of women. I also worked at both a nursing home and assisted living facility doing both talk therapy and medication. I enjoy working with both young and older adults from varied backgrounds. I think I am very good at making people comfortable, as many patients come in afraid of therapy. The therapy and medication is decided upon
I have had an outpatient practice for 41 years. During my residency at Michael Reese Hospital, I taught a psychiatry course to medical students. After graduation I worked at Illinois Masonic Hospital in a women's health clinic addressing the emotional needs of women. I also worked at both a nursing home and assisted living facility doing both talk therapy and medication. I enjoy working with both young and older adults from varied backgrounds. I think I am very good at making people comfortable, as many patients come in afraid of therapy. The therapy and medication is decided upon
(312) 313-3347 View (312) 313-3347

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Chicago, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
69% Bipolar Disorder
66% Medication Management
65% ADHD
65% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Chicago, IL see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
33% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Chicago?

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.