Psychiatrists in Leavenworth, KS

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Alive Family Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Hi! My name is Janice Mayer. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have 30 years of experience treating people ages 18-102 for a variety of mental health issues. My approach is integrative, combining medications and psychotherapy along with other complementary treatments. This combination of therapies is customized to fit a person's individual goals, lifestyle, and needs. I find this approach most successful in finding mental, emotional, and spiritual balance and healing.
Hi! My name is Janice Mayer. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have 30 years of experience treating people ages 18-102 for a variety of mental health issues. My approach is integrative, combining medications and psychotherapy along with other complementary treatments. This combination of therapies is customized to fit a person's individual goals, lifestyle, and needs. I find this approach most successful in finding mental, emotional, and spiritual balance and healing.
(913) 395-7574 View (913) 395-7574
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Alive Family Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHHNP
Verified Verified
Leavenworth, KS 66048
I provide medication management to children, adolescents, and adults 18+ years of age at Alive Family Psychiatry in Leavenworth, KS. I treat several disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, sleep disorders, and ADHD, to name a few. My passion for treating mental health started during my RN training, and this desire has stayed solid and consistent ever since. I am a veteran of the Texas State Guard, the wife of a retired U.S. Army veteran, and a mother to exceptional children.
I provide medication management to children, adolescents, and adults 18+ years of age at Alive Family Psychiatry in Leavenworth, KS. I treat several disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, sleep disorders, and ADHD, to name a few. My passion for treating mental health started during my RN training, and this desire has stayed solid and consistent ever since. I am a veteran of the Texas State Guard, the wife of a retired U.S. Army veteran, and a mother to exceptional children.
(913) 349-9607 View (913) 349-9607
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Alive Family Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Leavenworth, KS 66048
I've been lucky enough in my lifetime to find the career that ensures that I have always been ready to meet the day. The old saying "if you find something you love to do you will never work another day in your life." That's basically how I feel about what I do. My greatest skill I've been told is the ability to communicate and listen to my patients. I always prefer to let my patients help lead their own way and set goals. Education is an important part of my job, whether it 's helping patients understand a new diagnosis, or medication management. I bring many years of experience to the practice and look forward to meeting you.
I've been lucky enough in my lifetime to find the career that ensures that I have always been ready to meet the day. The old saying "if you find something you love to do you will never work another day in your life." That's basically how I feel about what I do. My greatest skill I've been told is the ability to communicate and listen to my patients. I always prefer to let my patients help lead their own way and set goals. Education is an important part of my job, whether it 's helping patients understand a new diagnosis, or medication management. I bring many years of experience to the practice and look forward to meeting you.
(913) 395-7661 View (913) 395-7661
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Leavenworth, KS 66048  (Online Only)
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
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Online Psychiatrists

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Hiten Soni
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrence, KS 66046
Dr. Soni elected to work in private practice after witnessing first-hand the dire need for high quality, timely, and accessible, psychiatry services in his community. His treatment philosophy is somewhat unique, in that, Dr. Soni places his primary emphasis on improving his patients overall quality of life. This philosophy allows for treatment that is patient specific or Patient Centered. The Patient Centered Treatment model is evidence based and includes medications when warranted in addition to behavioral and social interventions that are also tailored to the person, and not a one size fits all approach.
Dr. Soni elected to work in private practice after witnessing first-hand the dire need for high quality, timely, and accessible, psychiatry services in his community. His treatment philosophy is somewhat unique, in that, Dr. Soni places his primary emphasis on improving his patients overall quality of life. This philosophy allows for treatment that is patient specific or Patient Centered. The Patient Centered Treatment model is evidence based and includes medications when warranted in addition to behavioral and social interventions that are also tailored to the person, and not a one size fits all approach.
(785) 333-3959 View (785) 333-3959
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Elizabeth Brake
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66204
Accepting NEW patients, we can get new patients in within a week! Telemedicine, treating most psychiatric conditions. We also offer personalized ADHD diagnosis and treatment, treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, as well as some addiction and substance abuse!
Accepting NEW patients, we can get new patients in within a week! Telemedicine, treating most psychiatric conditions. We also offer personalized ADHD diagnosis and treatment, treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, as well as some addiction and substance abuse!
(316) 799-3426 View (316) 799-3426
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Arista Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Paola, KS 66071
Dr. Subbu Sarma, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in addiction medicine. Dr. Sarma received his medical degree in 1999 at the St. Louis University Medical School. Since 2005, he has practiced addiction medicine and treatment methods.
Dr. Subbu Sarma, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in addiction medicine. Dr. Sarma received his medical degree in 1999 at the St. Louis University Medical School. Since 2005, he has practiced addiction medicine and treatment methods.
(913) 379-4207 View (913) 379-4207
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Restoring Genesis Holistic Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, MSN
Verified Verified
Lawrence, KS 66047
I work with clients to increase their understanding of the thoughts and behavior patterns they have today. I use a multifaceted approach to walk clients through their life experiences lived so far in hopes to bring honor and restoration to those experiences, which is often referred to as their “story”. I believe every story is worth being told. In individual therapy, I provide a safe place that welcomes the storytelling of every individual.
I work with clients to increase their understanding of the thoughts and behavior patterns they have today. I use a multifaceted approach to walk clients through their life experiences lived so far in hopes to bring honor and restoration to those experiences, which is often referred to as their “story”. I believe every story is worth being told. In individual therapy, I provide a safe place that welcomes the storytelling of every individual.
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Kathy Steen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leawood, KS 66209
Don’t Go Without ADHD Medicine! Good options are available and I can help find the best one for you. The stimulant shortage is showing no signs of improving, leaving many without the medicines they need to be their best at home, at school, and at work. The truth is that excellent ADHD medicines are available. And, my ADHD Care Plans are designed to improve symptoms as quickly as possible. If you're ready to conquer your ADHD, visit my website to schedule a free 15-minute consultation call.
Don’t Go Without ADHD Medicine! Good options are available and I can help find the best one for you. The stimulant shortage is showing no signs of improving, leaving many without the medicines they need to be their best at home, at school, and at work. The truth is that excellent ADHD medicines are available. And, my ADHD Care Plans are designed to improve symptoms as quickly as possible. If you're ready to conquer your ADHD, visit my website to schedule a free 15-minute consultation call.
(913) 423-2599 View (913) 423-2599
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Inderjeet Kaur MD Compassionate Psychiatry Service
Psychiatrist, MD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Overland Park, KS 66210
Dr. Kaur is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, with 15 plus years of experience in various psychiatry settings, include as academic facilities, community mental health & managing the mental health concerns of various professionals via teleconsultation. She is licensed in the states of California, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Virginia.
Dr. Kaur is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, with 15 plus years of experience in various psychiatry settings, include as academic facilities, community mental health & managing the mental health concerns of various professionals via teleconsultation. She is licensed in the states of California, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Virginia.
(913) 513-3196 View (913) 513-3196
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Elizabeth Brake
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66109  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients, we can get new patients in within a week! Telemedicine, treating most psychiatric conditions. We also offer personalized ADHD diagnosis and treatment, treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, as well as some addiction and substance abuse!
Accepting new patients, we can get new patients in within a week! Telemedicine, treating most psychiatric conditions. We also offer personalized ADHD diagnosis and treatment, treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, as well as some addiction and substance abuse!
(701) 929-7786 View (701) 929-7786
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Adrian Cade
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lawrence, KS 66049
I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Bipolar disorders primarily as well as many other miscellaneous concerns. I believe in treating the whole person in order to achieve mental wellbeing and improve daily functioning. I am also used to working in close collaboration with therapists (where applicable) as part of a managed care team. We are looking to integrate intranasal Ketamine therapy (Spravato) in the year 2024 for people who have a deep depression that they just cannot shake.
I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Bipolar disorders primarily as well as many other miscellaneous concerns. I believe in treating the whole person in order to achieve mental wellbeing and improve daily functioning. I am also used to working in close collaboration with therapists (where applicable) as part of a managed care team. We are looking to integrate intranasal Ketamine therapy (Spravato) in the year 2024 for people who have a deep depression that they just cannot shake.
(785) 453-6924 View (785) 453-6924
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Dr. Chika Okafor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shawnee, KS 66203  (Online Only)
Seeking psychiatric treatment is never easy, but you have made the right first step by logging onto this platform in search of an individual to help you along this mental journey. A round of applause to you, you have taken a bold step because it takes so much courage! I am here to listen and work with you to be the best you can be. My job is to get you feeling your best self, and get you back to your baseline or even better.
Seeking psychiatric treatment is never easy, but you have made the right first step by logging onto this platform in search of an individual to help you along this mental journey. A round of applause to you, you have taken a bold step because it takes so much courage! I am here to listen and work with you to be the best you can be. My job is to get you feeling your best self, and get you back to your baseline or even better.
(913) 374-6696 View (913) 374-6696
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Omozuwa Omigie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Lawrence, KS 66046
Born in Nigeria, I moved to the Texas in my teenage years. I attended Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls Texas. Moved to Kansas in 2018. I have been working in healthcare for about 8 years with background in Medical Surgical Nursing, Cardiac Care and received a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University, St Louis, Missouri. Currently, I am certified in psychiatry across all population and passionate about care in mental health as well as advocate for patient education. Enjoys traveling, shopping and reading.
Born in Nigeria, I moved to the Texas in my teenage years. I attended Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls Texas. Moved to Kansas in 2018. I have been working in healthcare for about 8 years with background in Medical Surgical Nursing, Cardiac Care and received a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University, St Louis, Missouri. Currently, I am certified in psychiatry across all population and passionate about care in mental health as well as advocate for patient education. Enjoys traveling, shopping and reading.
(816) 327-7329 View (816) 327-7329
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Violet Meiseiyieki
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Lenexa, KS 66215
Hello! I am glad you made it here. Mental Health can make it challenging to seek help. I am happy you are trying to improve your mental health by looking for a psychiatric provider. Reaching out is the first step to recovery. I have made it easy for you to book an appointment with me through online scheduling. Feel free to call me or email me as well. I look forward to getting to know you as your psychiatric provider and working together to meet your needs and goals.
Hello! I am glad you made it here. Mental Health can make it challenging to seek help. I am happy you are trying to improve your mental health by looking for a psychiatric provider. Reaching out is the first step to recovery. I have made it easy for you to book an appointment with me through online scheduling. Feel free to call me or email me as well. I look forward to getting to know you as your psychiatric provider and working together to meet your needs and goals.
(913) 398-4551 View (913) 398-4551
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Geenens Psychiatry, PA
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66224
Dr. Geenens is from Kansas City. He has over 31 years experience with specialization in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Geenens received his psychiatric training at the famed Menninger Clinic and Harvard Medical School and has treated thousands of patients in psychotherapy and medication management. Dr. Geenens founded Geenens Psychiatry with a vision to provide the highest quality holistic psychiatric care, blending psychotherapy with medication management. Dr. Geenens and his team of professionals strive for each patient to feel like a human being, met with empathy, understanding, and treatment they are involved in.
Dr. Geenens is from Kansas City. He has over 31 years experience with specialization in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Geenens received his psychiatric training at the famed Menninger Clinic and Harvard Medical School and has treated thousands of patients in psychotherapy and medication management. Dr. Geenens founded Geenens Psychiatry with a vision to provide the highest quality holistic psychiatric care, blending psychotherapy with medication management. Dr. Geenens and his team of professionals strive for each patient to feel like a human being, met with empathy, understanding, and treatment they are involved in.
(913) 513-3240 View (913) 513-3240
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Blissful Minds, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Lenexa, KS 66215  (Online Only)
Opeyemi (Opey) Ojo is a dual board-certified doctorate prepared family and psychiatric nurse practitioner with over 9 years experience managing mental health conditions in multiple settings. Opey enjoys providing counseling and medication management of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, anger, women's mental health, and obesity, among many others. She is passionate about removing barriers to accessing quality healthcare by creating awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health. Opey believes in empowering patients with evidence- based strategies so they can live life in its fullness.
Opeyemi (Opey) Ojo is a dual board-certified doctorate prepared family and psychiatric nurse practitioner with over 9 years experience managing mental health conditions in multiple settings. Opey enjoys providing counseling and medication management of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, anger, women's mental health, and obesity, among many others. She is passionate about removing barriers to accessing quality healthcare by creating awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health. Opey believes in empowering patients with evidence- based strategies so they can live life in its fullness.
(505) 715-6702 View (505) 715-6702
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Diane Gaunt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, BC
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66210
Diane Gaunt is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years' experience. She graduated from Wichita State University with her MSN in 1990 and provides initial psychiatric consultations for diagnostic purposes, along with psychiatric medication management. Diane primarily treats adult and geriatric patients with anxiety disorders and mood disorders. She also treats other conditions, including PTSD, attention deficit disorder, and psychiatric problems associated with dementia.
Diane Gaunt is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years' experience. She graduated from Wichita State University with her MSN in 1990 and provides initial psychiatric consultations for diagnostic purposes, along with psychiatric medication management. Diane primarily treats adult and geriatric patients with anxiety disorders and mood disorders. She also treats other conditions, including PTSD, attention deficit disorder, and psychiatric problems associated with dementia.
(913) 521-3951 View (913) 521-3951
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Overland Park, KS 66204
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
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Julie Owens With Beyond Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Leawood, KS 66209
You deserve to have the time you need in your appointment to feel heard, validated, and supported. You also deserve a holistic approach to your mental health care, recognizing the intricate interplay between your mental well-being and various facets of your life, including physical health, relationships, and environmental influences. I believe that ‘Health is more than a prescription,’ and I am committed to providing meaningful appointments, ensuring you receive dedicated time and attention. While medications can be crucial in managing mental health, I advocate for a comprehensive approach to your care.
You deserve to have the time you need in your appointment to feel heard, validated, and supported. You also deserve a holistic approach to your mental health care, recognizing the intricate interplay between your mental well-being and various facets of your life, including physical health, relationships, and environmental influences. I believe that ‘Health is more than a prescription,’ and I am committed to providing meaningful appointments, ensuring you receive dedicated time and attention. While medications can be crucial in managing mental health, I advocate for a comprehensive approach to your care.
(913) 349-9307 View (913) 349-9307

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Number of Psychiatrists in Leavenworth, KS

< 10

Psychiatrists in Leavenworth, KS who prioritize treating:

75% Anxiety
75% Anger Management
75% Bipolar Disorder
75% Sleep or Insomnia
75% Behavioral Issues
75% Medication Management
50% Depression

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in Leavenworth, KS see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Leavenworth?

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.