Psychiatrists in Granger, IN

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Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Granger, IN 46530
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(574) 319-9784 View (574) 319-9784
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Harmony Bay
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Granger, IN 46530
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
(574) 766-7769 View (574) 766-7769

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Rinkoo Sidhu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
South Bend, IN 46617  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Rinkoo Sidhu and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) currently licensed in the states of Indiana, Texas, and California.
Hello, my name is Rinkoo Sidhu and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) currently licensed in the states of Indiana, Texas, and California.
(317) 593-9840 View (317) 593-9840
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David Sonego
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mishawaka, IN 46545
I am a board certified psychiatrist providing diagnostic assessments and treatment recommendations in an outpatient, multidisciplinary private practice setting. I place emphasis on accurate assessment utilizing the biopsychosocial model, which involves a comprehensive understanding of the genetic/biological, psychological, and social/circumstantial elements inherent to each person's unique story. These insights provide for the appropriate use of pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and practical choices that lead to optimal patient outcomes.
I am a board certified psychiatrist providing diagnostic assessments and treatment recommendations in an outpatient, multidisciplinary private practice setting. I place emphasis on accurate assessment utilizing the biopsychosocial model, which involves a comprehensive understanding of the genetic/biological, psychological, and social/circumstantial elements inherent to each person's unique story. These insights provide for the appropriate use of pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and practical choices that lead to optimal patient outcomes.
(574) 821-5308 View (574) 821-5308
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Zacia Green
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
South Bend, IN 46617
Hello, I am Zacia. I am here to help you with your mental health needs. I am here to listen to your concerns and come up with a treatment plan that best suits you. I am a goal-oriented provider. I like to help my patients set realistic and achievable goals and help them overcome obstacles. I strive to be a provider that is approachable, and someone my patients will find comfort in confiding in. I have flexible hours and evening/weekend appointments if needed. I look forward to meeting you and helping you though whatever it is that may be preventing you from obtaining that level of serenity that you desire.
Hello, I am Zacia. I am here to help you with your mental health needs. I am here to listen to your concerns and come up with a treatment plan that best suits you. I am a goal-oriented provider. I like to help my patients set realistic and achievable goals and help them overcome obstacles. I strive to be a provider that is approachable, and someone my patients will find comfort in confiding in. I have flexible hours and evening/weekend appointments if needed. I look forward to meeting you and helping you though whatever it is that may be preventing you from obtaining that level of serenity that you desire.
(463) 465-2137 View (463) 465-2137
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Lacy Pippin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Notre Dame, IN 46556
I imagine my ideal client to be a person seeking treatment for struggles that they are not able to handle on their own, such as overwhelming anxiety or depression. They are invested in improving their life and functioning but may not know where to start or may have failed in the process of seeking treatment in the past. They need some guidance in getting back to a place where they are happy with their life and they need support and kindness along the way. They want to have a better understanding of themselves and their feelings with an emphasis placed on learning coping skills to help them through difficult times.
I imagine my ideal client to be a person seeking treatment for struggles that they are not able to handle on their own, such as overwhelming anxiety or depression. They are invested in improving their life and functioning but may not know where to start or may have failed in the process of seeking treatment in the past. They need some guidance in getting back to a place where they are happy with their life and they need support and kindness along the way. They want to have a better understanding of themselves and their feelings with an emphasis placed on learning coping skills to help them through difficult times.
(812) 497-8383 View (812) 497-8383
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Tanesha McWilliams
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
South Bend, IN 46617  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Tanesha, and I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner providing care for clients in Indiana. I have over 10 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings and specialties with several of those years being devoted to psychiatry and mental health.
Hello. My name is Tanesha, and I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner providing care for clients in Indiana. I have over 10 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings and specialties with several of those years being devoted to psychiatry and mental health.
(317) 527-4041 View (317) 527-4041
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Rebecca Frost
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
South Bend, IN 46619  (Online Only)
I am an adult psychiatrist who provides care via telepsychiatry to patients who are located in New Hampshire, Vermont, Indiana, South Carolina, and Texas. I believe that enduring change occurs through a caring therapeutic relationship. I listens carefully to understand the difficulties that bring you to treatment and collaborate to develop shared goals. I strive for patients to feel heard, understood, and supported. I emphasize psychotherapy and use evidenced-based medication treatment.
I am an adult psychiatrist who provides care via telepsychiatry to patients who are located in New Hampshire, Vermont, Indiana, South Carolina, and Texas. I believe that enduring change occurs through a caring therapeutic relationship. I listens carefully to understand the difficulties that bring you to treatment and collaborate to develop shared goals. I strive for patients to feel heard, understood, and supported. I emphasize psychotherapy and use evidenced-based medication treatment.
(574) 626-9599 View (574) 626-9599
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Dr. Gayatri Singh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP,DBH, APRN, LCSW, LCAC, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Bend, IN 46617
I offer a range of evidence-based, patient-centered outpatient clinical services to meet the behavioral health care needs of patients and their families via in-person and telehealth. I provide a variety of assessment and treatment services, including psychiatric consultation, medication therapies, individual, couples, and family psychotherapy. The conditions I primarily treat are Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Gender Dysphoria, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders.
I offer a range of evidence-based, patient-centered outpatient clinical services to meet the behavioral health care needs of patients and their families via in-person and telehealth. I provide a variety of assessment and treatment services, including psychiatric consultation, medication therapies, individual, couples, and family psychotherapy. The conditions I primarily treat are Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Gender Dysphoria, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders.
(812) 906-5934 View (812) 906-5934
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Christopher Krumrei
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
South Bend, IN 46617  (Online Only)
Hi. My name is Chris Krumrei. I am a nurse practitioner in Indianapolis Indiana. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I navigate the delicate intersection of mental health care and holistic patient well-being. Grounded in a foundation of nursing principles, my role extends beyond traditional medical practice, emphasizing a compassionate understanding of the complexities surrounding mental health disorders. With a blend of clinical expertise and interpersonal skills, I strive to create a therapeutic alliance that fosters trust and empowers individuals on their journey towards recovery.
Hi. My name is Chris Krumrei. I am a nurse practitioner in Indianapolis Indiana. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I navigate the delicate intersection of mental health care and holistic patient well-being. Grounded in a foundation of nursing principles, my role extends beyond traditional medical practice, emphasizing a compassionate understanding of the complexities surrounding mental health disorders. With a blend of clinical expertise and interpersonal skills, I strive to create a therapeutic alliance that fosters trust and empowers individuals on their journey towards recovery.
(463) 263-8773 View (463) 263-8773
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Abimbola Oluwasesin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
South Bend, IN 46617
I am a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well. I am based in Indiana, I offer office visits as well as virtual appointments. I am dedicated to improving the mental wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan.
I am a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well. I am based in Indiana, I offer office visits as well as virtual appointments. I am dedicated to improving the mental wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan.
(765) 275-9932 View (765) 275-9932
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Shelby Wade
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
South Bend, IN 46617  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Shelby. I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner based in Indiana. I have a profound commitment to holistic healing and unwavering compassion, I have dedicated my career to transforming the lives of those grappling with mental health challenges. I have a genuine dedication to your well-being,I am committed to helping you navigate life's challenges with strength and resilience.
Hi, I'm Shelby. I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner based in Indiana. I have a profound commitment to holistic healing and unwavering compassion, I have dedicated my career to transforming the lives of those grappling with mental health challenges. I have a genuine dedication to your well-being,I am committed to helping you navigate life's challenges with strength and resilience.
(463) 304-0739 View (463) 304-0739
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Lake Effect Healing
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, APRN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Hi there! I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I am licensed to see patients in Indiana, Iowa, Vermont, and Virginia. I have experience working with adolescents and adults facing various complex mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, and mood disorders. I use a combination of medication management and talk therapy to create a solid plan for my patients, and make sure that they know what their treatment plan is. Patients should expect to walk out of the first session with an actionable treatment plan and feel heard and respected.
Hi there! I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I am licensed to see patients in Indiana, Iowa, Vermont, and Virginia. I have experience working with adolescents and adults facing various complex mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, and mood disorders. I use a combination of medication management and talk therapy to create a solid plan for my patients, and make sure that they know what their treatment plan is. Patients should expect to walk out of the first session with an actionable treatment plan and feel heard and respected.
(219) 444-0802 View (219) 444-0802

Online Psychiatrists

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Nick Kelly
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Kokomo, IN 46902
Hello and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Nick and I specialize in ADHD, addiction, and mood disorders. As a mental health provider I believe it's my duty to legitimize and de-stigmatize mental health. Many of my patients have suffered with ADHD for most of their lives, but haven't been given the time, attention, or resources they need to thrive and live their best lives.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Nick and I specialize in ADHD, addiction, and mood disorders. As a mental health provider I believe it's my duty to legitimize and de-stigmatize mental health. Many of my patients have suffered with ADHD for most of their lives, but haven't been given the time, attention, or resources they need to thrive and live their best lives.
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Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, B-C
Verified Verified
West Lafayette, IN 47907
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
(463) 583-9878 View (463) 583-9878
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Michelle McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
(260) 829-3172 View (260) 829-3172
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Jenna Shock
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Wayne, IN 46802  (Online Only)
Have you tried to navigate the difficult world of finding a psych provider that actually listens? Someone that spends more than 10 minutes working to be sure diagnoses are correct and medications are optimal? After trying to navigate that world myself with family members, I made it my goal to do things differently. With me, you're more than just a number. I am able to provide diagnostic evaluations and medication management. My "office" is a safe space - anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQIA+, whatever the issue you face this is a place of non-judgment and I'm here to help you navigate.
Have you tried to navigate the difficult world of finding a psych provider that actually listens? Someone that spends more than 10 minutes working to be sure diagnoses are correct and medications are optimal? After trying to navigate that world myself with family members, I made it my goal to do things differently. With me, you're more than just a number. I am able to provide diagnostic evaluations and medication management. My "office" is a safe space - anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQIA+, whatever the issue you face this is a place of non-judgment and I'm here to help you navigate.
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M McCray Ashby
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Munster, IN 46321  (Online Only)
Dr. M. McCray Ashby is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 15 years of treating children and adolescents in outpatient settings where he enjoys a multidisciplinary approach. Dr. M. McCray Ashby provides assessment and diagnosis, as well as medication management using an emphatic and client- focused approach to allow for the highest level of care. Dr. M. McCray Ashby enjoys working with children and adolescents and specializes in anxiety disorders including OCD, depressive disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, and behavioral concerns.
Dr. M. McCray Ashby is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 15 years of treating children and adolescents in outpatient settings where he enjoys a multidisciplinary approach. Dr. M. McCray Ashby provides assessment and diagnosis, as well as medication management using an emphatic and client- focused approach to allow for the highest level of care. Dr. M. McCray Ashby enjoys working with children and adolescents and specializes in anxiety disorders including OCD, depressive disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, and behavioral concerns.
(219) 327-2109 View (219) 327-2109
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Amanda Roberts
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Kokomo, IN 46902
My goal is to help the client get to their goals with their mental health. Any way i can help a client feel better with their mental health and overall health and well being is something I always strive for with my patients. If you’re having some anxiety or depression I want to be able to help decrease this. I also am certified in Botox and filler for cosmetic purposes if you are interested in aesthetics as well. I always feel awesome when I can make someone feel better about something they disliked before.
My goal is to help the client get to their goals with their mental health. Any way i can help a client feel better with their mental health and overall health and well being is something I always strive for with my patients. If you’re having some anxiety or depression I want to be able to help decrease this. I also am certified in Botox and filler for cosmetic purposes if you are interested in aesthetics as well. I always feel awesome when I can make someone feel better about something they disliked before.
(765) 268-5351 View (765) 268-5351
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Dr. David Oluyinka Isaac
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46835  (Online Only)
Regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, Surround Me Mental Health (SMMH) understands that your mental health is important. An experienced, passionate psychiatric provider who will listen actively to your concerns and be supportive can assist you in achieving your goal of healing from your struggles, using a culturally sensitive and patient-centered approach. Our goal is to help you move forward to where you want to be in your life. Visit our website to request consultation for services via telehealth anywhere in WA and Indiana and in the Greenwood and Indianapolis area.
Regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, Surround Me Mental Health (SMMH) understands that your mental health is important. An experienced, passionate psychiatric provider who will listen actively to your concerns and be supportive can assist you in achieving your goal of healing from your struggles, using a culturally sensitive and patient-centered approach. Our goal is to help you move forward to where you want to be in your life. Visit our website to request consultation for services via telehealth anywhere in WA and Indiana and in the Greenwood and Indianapolis area.
(509) 423-7021 View (509) 423-7021

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Granger, IN

< 10

Psychiatrists in Granger, IN who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% ADHD
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Grief
100% Anger Management

Average years in practice

27 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in Granger, IN see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Granger?

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.