Psychiatrists in Cicero, IL

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Leo Weinstein
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cicero, IL 60804
I treat the full range of emotional issues in adults. After a careful evaluation, I utilize the best of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking, along with modern psychopharmacology (if indicated) to help patients maximize their psychological growth and development.
I treat the full range of emotional issues in adults. After a careful evaluation, I utilize the best of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking, along with modern psychopharmacology (if indicated) to help patients maximize their psychological growth and development.
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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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Layne D. Stambaugh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60606
My name is Layne Stambaugh and I am a Board Certified- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in the care of adults and children struggling with acute and chronic conditions, including: PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorders and Schizophrenia. I operate an independent virtual practice called Braintique.
My name is Layne Stambaugh and I am a Board Certified- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in the care of adults and children struggling with acute and chronic conditions, including: PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorders and Schizophrenia. I operate an independent virtual practice called Braintique.
(309) 306-7174 View (309) 306-7174
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Rana J Clarizio
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CDCES , PMHNP, DNP stu
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Rana Clarizio, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), Diabetes Specialist (CDCES) With over 30 years of experience as a nurse, Rana Clarizio is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Diabetes Specialist (CDCES) dedicated to integrating the mind and body for holistic balance. Her practice is built on the foundation of providing empathetic mental health support to her patients. Rana sees patients from age 13 through the end of life, offering her expertise and compassionate care to those who need it most.
Rana Clarizio, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), Diabetes Specialist (CDCES) With over 30 years of experience as a nurse, Rana Clarizio is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Diabetes Specialist (CDCES) dedicated to integrating the mind and body for holistic balance. Her practice is built on the foundation of providing empathetic mental health support to her patients. Rana sees patients from age 13 through the end of life, offering her expertise and compassionate care to those who need it most.
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Robert Noonan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Hello, my name is Brian Noonan, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I am Licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, D.C., Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington State. I have experience in outpatient clinics, inpatient hospitals, and telehealth, as well as an instructor for Seattle University’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program. Education: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN; University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Psychology, BA
Hello, my name is Brian Noonan, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I am Licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, D.C., Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington State. I have experience in outpatient clinics, inpatient hospitals, and telehealth, as well as an instructor for Seattle University’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program. Education: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN; University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Psychology, BA
(872) 253-7409 View (872) 253-7409
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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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Madison Maskalunas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Madison Maskalunas is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals facing diverse psychiatric challenges. Her professional journey is distinguished by a robust educational foundation, including specialized training as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner complemented by four years of intensive study in Psychology at The Ohio State University.
Madison Maskalunas is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals facing diverse psychiatric challenges. Her professional journey is distinguished by a robust educational foundation, including specialized training as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner complemented by four years of intensive study in Psychology at The Ohio State University.
(708) 249-3225 View (708) 249-3225
Anjum Khan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076  (Online Only)
Board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with experience in treating a wide range of mental health conditions. I specialize in treating patients ranging between age of 14 years through age 65 years with mental health conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, and other psychiatric disorders.
Board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with experience in treating a wide range of mental health conditions. I specialize in treating patients ranging between age of 14 years through age 65 years with mental health conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, and other psychiatric disorders.
(773) 906-5043 View (773) 906-5043
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Sarah Bier
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNM, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
Women and birthing people face unique mental health challenges. Sarah specializes in women's and perinatal psychiatry, valuing a holistic approach to mental health. She provides comprehensive care that addresses psychological, emotional, and physical well-being. Her services include medication management, supportive therapy, preconception counseling, and birth/postpartum planning. With additional training in integrative psychiatry, Sarah offers natural treatment options for those who prefer to limit medication, addressing conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PMDD.
Women and birthing people face unique mental health challenges. Sarah specializes in women's and perinatal psychiatry, valuing a holistic approach to mental health. She provides comprehensive care that addresses psychological, emotional, and physical well-being. Her services include medication management, supportive therapy, preconception counseling, and birth/postpartum planning. With additional training in integrative psychiatry, Sarah offers natural treatment options for those who prefer to limit medication, addressing conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PMDD.
(815) 605-8205 View (815) 605-8205
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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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Rupinder Grewal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
I am a Psychiatrist and have been providing mental health services for 4 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals and I address anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, psychosis.
I am a Psychiatrist and have been providing mental health services for 4 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals and I address anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, psychosis.
(312) 728-2113 View (312) 728-2113
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Loving Minds Llc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Lovelyne Ngeche is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in Illinois; I have two years of medication management experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. I have strong work ethic, adaptability, and exceptional interpersonal skills. I manage mental health illnesses across the lifespan, adhering to evidence-based guidelines. I value both patients and families involvement in developing treatment plans.
Lovelyne Ngeche is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in Illinois; I have two years of medication management experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. I have strong work ethic, adaptability, and exceptional interpersonal skills. I manage mental health illnesses across the lifespan, adhering to evidence-based guidelines. I value both patients and families involvement in developing treatment plans.
(630) 360-8077 View (630) 360-8077
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Surinderpal Kahlon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Dr. Kahlon has been a psychiatrist trained in the USA. He has been with the Veteran's Affairs for the past 24 years. He was employed as a staff psychiatrist and worked with a wide variety of challenging patients in the VA system. Dr. Kahlon provides medication management along with supportive therapy. In case needed further referral is made to a counselor or therapist.
Dr. Kahlon has been a psychiatrist trained in the USA. He has been with the Veteran's Affairs for the past 24 years. He was employed as a staff psychiatrist and worked with a wide variety of challenging patients in the VA system. Dr. Kahlon provides medication management along with supportive therapy. In case needed further referral is made to a counselor or therapist.
(708) 578-8080 View (708) 578-8080
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Victoria Nee
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Are you concerned your psychiatrist might diagnose & prescribe medication ("match the pill to the ill") without addressing root causes of your problem? Most psychiatrists don't look at the brain as part of the body & don't think about underlying conditions such as inflammation, an unhealthy gut, high toxin load, food sensitivities, or "out-of-whack" hormones (to name just a few). These conditions don't just affect your body, but also affect your brain, resulting in depression, anxiety, insomnia, "brain fog" & other psychological symptoms. Medication can work spectacularly well, but often doesn't, if the body is too imbalanced.
Are you concerned your psychiatrist might diagnose & prescribe medication ("match the pill to the ill") without addressing root causes of your problem? Most psychiatrists don't look at the brain as part of the body & don't think about underlying conditions such as inflammation, an unhealthy gut, high toxin load, food sensitivities, or "out-of-whack" hormones (to name just a few). These conditions don't just affect your body, but also affect your brain, resulting in depression, anxiety, insomnia, "brain fog" & other psychological symptoms. Medication can work spectacularly well, but often doesn't, if the body is too imbalanced.
(312) 634-6867 View (312) 634-6867
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Illinois Telepsychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD, MBBS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
Dr. Gundu Reddy is licensed in Illinois. Prior to starting a residency at Mount Sinai School of medicine, she pursued additional research in HIV Psychiatry. As well as residency training, she has also pursued further training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute. She states that whether prescribing medication, family, or relationship therapy, understanding psychodynamic conflict and causes of symptoms will cause help to enhance the quality of care. As well as psychodynamic training Dr. Reddy also has a background in integrative psychiatry and treatment resistance.
Dr. Gundu Reddy is licensed in Illinois. Prior to starting a residency at Mount Sinai School of medicine, she pursued additional research in HIV Psychiatry. As well as residency training, she has also pursued further training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute. She states that whether prescribing medication, family, or relationship therapy, understanding psychodynamic conflict and causes of symptoms will cause help to enhance the quality of care. As well as psychodynamic training Dr. Reddy also has a background in integrative psychiatry and treatment resistance.
(630) 349-5712 View (630) 349-5712
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Thrive Psychiatric Services, Jessica Jacobs
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified nurse practitioner with a background in both emergency and psychiatric medicine for 10 years. I provide medication management for patients 6 years and up. My goal is to provide a caring, compassionate, holistic, and individualized care to each of my patients. Our visits will be judgement free and my individualized treatment recommendations for each patient is based on their preferences.
I am a board-certified nurse practitioner with a background in both emergency and psychiatric medicine for 10 years. I provide medication management for patients 6 years and up. My goal is to provide a caring, compassionate, holistic, and individualized care to each of my patients. Our visits will be judgement free and my individualized treatment recommendations for each patient is based on their preferences.
(224) 302-6973 View (224) 302-6973
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Kiran Maharaja
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I am a friendly and insightful psychiatrist who provides compassionate, empathetic care that is tailored to your concerns. I am trained in the use of both psychotherapy and medication management to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. I have developed expertise in anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder.
I am a friendly and insightful psychiatrist who provides compassionate, empathetic care that is tailored to your concerns. I am trained in the use of both psychotherapy and medication management to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. I have developed expertise in anxiety, trauma, personality disorders and mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder.
(312) 548-8970 View (312) 548-8970
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Josh Eloge
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60612
Dr. Eloge (pronounced E-low – silent “g”- he/him) has developed a proficiency in clinical neuroscience and psychopharmacology, while integrating psychodynamic and acceptance and commitment therapy into his work with patients. He believes that psychiatric treatment must be individualized and evidence-based to help restore balance in a patient's life.
Dr. Eloge (pronounced E-low – silent “g”- he/him) has developed a proficiency in clinical neuroscience and psychopharmacology, while integrating psychodynamic and acceptance and commitment therapy into his work with patients. He believes that psychiatric treatment must be individualized and evidence-based to help restore balance in a patient's life.
(847) 242-2803 View (847) 242-2803
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Dr. Rachel Klauber
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
I primarily treat adult patient with mood and anxiety disorders with medication management and brief psychotherapy interventions. My primary goal for patients is to improve symptoms to minimize impact on social and occupational functioning. I prefer to collaborate with each patient to identify individualized symptom management goals and select the best course of treatment.
I primarily treat adult patient with mood and anxiety disorders with medication management and brief psychotherapy interventions. My primary goal for patients is to improve symptoms to minimize impact on social and occupational functioning. I prefer to collaborate with each patient to identify individualized symptom management goals and select the best course of treatment.
(708) 578-8663 View (708) 578-8663
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Christopher Lynn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
I look forward to the prospect of working with you. I provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric medication management and supportive therapy for adult clients ages 18 and above. I am double board-certified as a Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of healthcare experience. I am dedicated to maximizing your health and wellness by integrating traditional healthcare with complementary/alternative therapies in order to prevent/manage chronic illness and promote a healthy lifestyle.
I look forward to the prospect of working with you. I provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric medication management and supportive therapy for adult clients ages 18 and above. I am double board-certified as a Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of healthcare experience. I am dedicated to maximizing your health and wellness by integrating traditional healthcare with complementary/alternative therapies in order to prevent/manage chronic illness and promote a healthy lifestyle.
(872) 266-9601 View (872) 266-9601

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Number of Psychiatrists in Cicero, IL

< 10

Psychiatrists in Cicero, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Eating Disorders
100% Infertility
100% Grief

Average years in practice

33 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Psychiatrists in Cicero, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Cicero?

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.