Psychiatrists in Cambridge, MA

Photo of Emeric Bojarski, MD, Psychiatrist
Emeric Bojarski
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a Harvard-trained Child, Adolescent, and Adult psychiatrist who offers online visits to patients in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, California, and Florida. I believe that you should be able to receive the best care, on your terms and that treatment should not interfere with other life pursuits, but enhance them. I work closely with your therapist and other treaters and provide expert medication management across the diagnostic spectrum, including my particular expertise in depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
I am a Harvard-trained Child, Adolescent, and Adult psychiatrist who offers online visits to patients in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, California, and Florida. I believe that you should be able to receive the best care, on your terms and that treatment should not interfere with other life pursuits, but enhance them. I work closely with your therapist and other treaters and provide expert medication management across the diagnostic spectrum, including my particular expertise in depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(617) 812-8242 View (617) 812-8242
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Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, B-C
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
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.
(857) 382-3124 View (857) 382-3124
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Nina Sreshta
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
Accepting patients in Massachusetts, Maryland and California. I believe that everyone is capable of living a life that feels purposeful. Sometimes because of losses, traumas, predispositions to depression or anxiety, or the ways we were taught to think about ourselves, that purposeful life can seem like a distant possibility. I see patients primarily for talk therapy, and if needed, I prescribe medication. To request an intake, message me through Psychology Today or visit my website, www.ninasreshtamd.com. Currently, I am only seeing patients online.
Accepting patients in Massachusetts, Maryland and California. I believe that everyone is capable of living a life that feels purposeful. Sometimes because of losses, traumas, predispositions to depression or anxiety, or the ways we were taught to think about ourselves, that purposeful life can seem like a distant possibility. I see patients primarily for talk therapy, and if needed, I prescribe medication. To request an intake, message me through Psychology Today or visit my website, www.ninasreshtamd.com. Currently, I am only seeing patients online.
(857) 320-3128 View (857) 320-3128
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Michael D Alpert
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. I am also a therapist in psychedelic research trials. I offer psychotherapy, which I combine with medication management or ketamine-assisted psychotherapy if and when needed. I have experience working with a diverse range of patients, including immigrants and their families.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. I am also a therapist in psychedelic research trials. I offer psychotherapy, which I combine with medication management or ketamine-assisted psychotherapy if and when needed. I have experience working with a diverse range of patients, including immigrants and their families.
(857) 858-2591 View (857) 858-2591
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Carol Smith
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
(857) 376-3501 View (857) 376-3501
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Sakil Chundydyal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138  (Online Only)
I treat a broad array of psychological and psychiatric conditions, with a particular expertise in mood disorders, stress and anxiety, and psycho-sexual issues. My clinical interests also include LGBT-focused care, trauma, as well as self esteem and relationship difficulties.
I treat a broad array of psychological and psychiatric conditions, with a particular expertise in mood disorders, stress and anxiety, and psycho-sexual issues. My clinical interests also include LGBT-focused care, trauma, as well as self esteem and relationship difficulties.
(857) 856-6765 View (857) 856-6765
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Ayelet Barkai
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
People are often unaware of, and frustrated by, the emotional and relational roadblocks that repeatedly thwart them. I work with you to clarify and understand these issues and their origins, to help you effect positive change. I believe that the self-understanding that catalyzes such change is best reached by cultivating a psychotherapeutic relationship in which compassionate, honest and constructive communication can occur. I strive to create an environment that encourages the development of empathic and reflective self-awareness, recognizes and fosters resilience, and promotes your optimal well-being.
People are often unaware of, and frustrated by, the emotional and relational roadblocks that repeatedly thwart them. I work with you to clarify and understand these issues and their origins, to help you effect positive change. I believe that the self-understanding that catalyzes such change is best reached by cultivating a psychotherapeutic relationship in which compassionate, honest and constructive communication can occur. I strive to create an environment that encourages the development of empathic and reflective self-awareness, recognizes and fosters resilience, and promotes your optimal well-being.
(617) 440-3237 View (617) 440-3237
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Ah Lahm Shin
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
As a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in child, adolescent, and adult care, I offer my patients an exceptional level of expertise and knowledge. To further our commitment to providing comprehensive and specialized care, I have collaborated with two academic psychiatrists to establish a group private practice called ReThink Minds, LLC. We offer a broad range of services tailored to our patients' needs. I strongly believe in the importance of personalized care, as every patient has unique circumstances and experiences. My aim is to deliver personalized treatment that addresses not only symptoms, but also individual needs.
As a Harvard-trained psychiatrist specializing in child, adolescent, and adult care, I offer my patients an exceptional level of expertise and knowledge. To further our commitment to providing comprehensive and specialized care, I have collaborated with two academic psychiatrists to establish a group private practice called ReThink Minds, LLC. We offer a broad range of services tailored to our patients' needs. I strongly believe in the importance of personalized care, as every patient has unique circumstances and experiences. My aim is to deliver personalized treatment that addresses not only symptoms, but also individual needs.
(617) 925-9148 View (617) 925-9148
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Christopher Magoon
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a psychiatrist and Harvard Medical School faculty member with expertise treating a wide range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, substance use, and psychosis. I have additional expertise in grief/bereavement, supporting patients through complex medical decisions, advanced care planning, and anxiety disorders. I can see patients who are located in New York or Massachusetts via secure video platform or in person at my office near Harvard Square.
I am a psychiatrist and Harvard Medical School faculty member with expertise treating a wide range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, substance use, and psychosis. I have additional expertise in grief/bereavement, supporting patients through complex medical decisions, advanced care planning, and anxiety disorders. I can see patients who are located in New York or Massachusetts via secure video platform or in person at my office near Harvard Square.
(508) 501-8315 View (508) 501-8315
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Nhi-Ha T Trinh
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
My goal is to work collaboratively with you to identify, understand, and tailor treatment to best address your concerns, using a compassionate, holistic, strengths-based perspective. I provide telehealth consultation, culturally responsive psychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychiatric medication management.
My goal is to work collaboratively with you to identify, understand, and tailor treatment to best address your concerns, using a compassionate, holistic, strengths-based perspective. I provide telehealth consultation, culturally responsive psychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychiatric medication management.
(617) 906-7330 View (617) 906-7330
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Laura Warren
Psychiatrist, M D
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Life can be intensely challenging, with great suffering and pain. It can be overwhelming to figure out how to jumpstart the healing process. It takes courage to pursue psychotherapy. Often if you trust the process and stay curious, therapy can facilitate powerful insight and personal growth. I help create an environment that is safe and supportive so you can develop reflective self-awareness and positive coping skills. This can help you live more fully and with resilience, catalyzing your healing. Currently I am also a part-time lecturer at Harvard, and senior faculty at the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion.
Life can be intensely challenging, with great suffering and pain. It can be overwhelming to figure out how to jumpstart the healing process. It takes courage to pursue psychotherapy. Often if you trust the process and stay curious, therapy can facilitate powerful insight and personal growth. I help create an environment that is safe and supportive so you can develop reflective self-awareness and positive coping skills. This can help you live more fully and with resilience, catalyzing your healing. Currently I am also a part-time lecturer at Harvard, and senior faculty at the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion.
(617) 944-5562 View (617) 944-5562
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Omar Shah
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine specialist. I am currently full-time faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital and clinical instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I work in the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program in the Division of Addiction Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. I also serve on the Massachusetts Medical Society's Committee on Mental Health and Substance Use. In my private practice, I assess and treat patients of all ages. My office is located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. At this time, I am accepting a limited number of clients.
I am an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine specialist. I am currently full-time faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital and clinical instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I work in the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program in the Division of Addiction Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. I also serve on the Massachusetts Medical Society's Committee on Mental Health and Substance Use. In my private practice, I assess and treat patients of all ages. My office is located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. At this time, I am accepting a limited number of clients.
(508) 905-4896 View (508) 905-4896
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Mona Itani
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
Dr. Itani is committed to helping people find relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and OCD. She offers compassionate, patient-focused treatments for mood and anxiety disorders using Ketamine, TMS and Psychedelic Therapy / Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), as well as psychiatric treatment consultation services.
Dr. Itani is committed to helping people find relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and OCD. She offers compassionate, patient-focused treatments for mood and anxiety disorders using Ketamine, TMS and Psychedelic Therapy / Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), as well as psychiatric treatment consultation services.
(617) 765-1468 View (617) 765-1468
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Diana M Gamser
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a Harvard-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. I have experience in providing diagnostic assessment, ongoing psychotherapy, parent guidance, medication (psychopharmacology) treatment and consultations. I enjoy working with people of all ages. I have served as a psychiatric consultant to a university counselling service, and I continue to work with middle, high school, and college age students. My approach draws on my training in a wide variety of treatment modalities, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and family work.
I am a Harvard-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. I have experience in providing diagnostic assessment, ongoing psychotherapy, parent guidance, medication (psychopharmacology) treatment and consultations. I enjoy working with people of all ages. I have served as a psychiatric consultant to a university counselling service, and I continue to work with middle, high school, and college age students. My approach draws on my training in a wide variety of treatment modalities, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and family work.
(617) 674-1087 View (617) 674-1087
Harold J Bursztajn
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I have more than 30 year of service as senior faculty at Harvard Medical School. Distinctions include receipt of the highest HMS mentorship award. My private practice is at my home office, with privacy and discretion assured. Patients include healthcare professionals executives. My patients and I work together to foster personal and professional growth and development, Medications prescribed when needed. Age range from early adolescents to supe-elder. My practice is an evaluation, consultation, and treatment resource for patients, families and clinicians locally and nationally.
I have more than 30 year of service as senior faculty at Harvard Medical School. Distinctions include receipt of the highest HMS mentorship award. My private practice is at my home office, with privacy and discretion assured. Patients include healthcare professionals executives. My patients and I work together to foster personal and professional growth and development, Medications prescribed when needed. Age range from early adolescents to supe-elder. My practice is an evaluation, consultation, and treatment resource for patients, families and clinicians locally and nationally.
(617) 812-2648 View (617) 812-2648
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Jennifer Neuwalder
Psychiatrist, MD, MArch
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, MA 02139
It's not necessarily easy to start (or restart) therapy. I am committed to honoring and transforming suffering through a compassionate, trauma-sensitive, eclectic approach. I welcome your complexity and curiosity as well as your suffering. We can discover together what can help you heal. I trained in psychiatry at UMass, and in child and adolescent psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance. My undergraduate and graduate education at Harvard, in visual art and architecture respectively, has provided a foundation for my comfort in exploring the unexpected and unknown. I bring this openness, creativity, and wonder to my therapeutic work.
It's not necessarily easy to start (or restart) therapy. I am committed to honoring and transforming suffering through a compassionate, trauma-sensitive, eclectic approach. I welcome your complexity and curiosity as well as your suffering. We can discover together what can help you heal. I trained in psychiatry at UMass, and in child and adolescent psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance. My undergraduate and graduate education at Harvard, in visual art and architecture respectively, has provided a foundation for my comfort in exploring the unexpected and unknown. I bring this openness, creativity, and wonder to my therapeutic work.
(617) 544-8290 View (617) 544-8290
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Dr. Majeres, Psychiatry for Anxiety and Focus
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
My approach focuses on helping my patients to thrive on challenge. When we view challenges as opportunities, we experience adrenaline as excitement, and we grow; when we view challenges as threats, we experience adrenaline as anxiety. This means that anxiety is simply growth waiting to happen. I show my patients how to overcome worry and distractions by welcoming adrenaline and using it to work at their best. You can learn more about my approach at www.optimalwork.com.
My approach focuses on helping my patients to thrive on challenge. When we view challenges as opportunities, we experience adrenaline as excitement, and we grow; when we view challenges as threats, we experience adrenaline as anxiety. This means that anxiety is simply growth waiting to happen. I show my patients how to overcome worry and distractions by welcoming adrenaline and using it to work at their best. You can learn more about my approach at www.optimalwork.com.
(855) 773-1709 View (855) 773-1709
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Emily Coyle
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02141
An ideal client would be someone who is open, honest, and willing to ask for help. This person wants to get better and is open to suggestions and treatment options. They are willing to put in the effort to help themselves and work as a team with their provider in order to move toward mental wellness.
An ideal client would be someone who is open, honest, and willing to ask for help. This person wants to get better and is open to suggestions and treatment options. They are willing to put in the effort to help themselves and work as a team with their provider in order to move toward mental wellness.
(857) 371-4270 View (857) 371-4270
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Tyrone J Williams
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a psychiatrist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts with board certification in adult and child & adolescent psychiatry. I have 19 years of experience in practice and most commonly treat ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and substance use. I specialize in individual therapy and provide guidance to parents and families. I normally emphasize diet, exercise, and sleeping habits as essential elements to therapy. If I think it makes sense, I will prescribe medications, collaborating with my patients and their healthcare providers to make safe and appropriate medication choices.
I am a psychiatrist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts with board certification in adult and child & adolescent psychiatry. I have 19 years of experience in practice and most commonly treat ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and substance use. I specialize in individual therapy and provide guidance to parents and families. I normally emphasize diet, exercise, and sleeping habits as essential elements to therapy. If I think it makes sense, I will prescribe medications, collaborating with my patients and their healthcare providers to make safe and appropriate medication choices.
(617) 941-4632 View (617) 941-4632
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Jacqueline Buchanan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes we have a sense of the ways in which we hope to grow with psychotherapy, and sometimes we learn things about ourselves along the way that are unexpected and turn out to be central issues. Psychotherapy has the capacity to help us identify these central issues in a way that liberates and empowers us. In our work together, I will use psychodynamic psychotherapy to explore the issues you are concerned about, as well as who you are, what has shaped you, and what might be holding you back from living your life to the fullest. I have experience working with patients with a broad array of issues and diagnoses.
Sometimes we have a sense of the ways in which we hope to grow with psychotherapy, and sometimes we learn things about ourselves along the way that are unexpected and turn out to be central issues. Psychotherapy has the capacity to help us identify these central issues in a way that liberates and empowers us. In our work together, I will use psychodynamic psychotherapy to explore the issues you are concerned about, as well as who you are, what has shaped you, and what might be holding you back from living your life to the fullest. I have experience working with patients with a broad array of issues and diagnoses.
(617) 648-9622 View (617) 648-9622

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Cambridge, MA

100+

Average cost per session

$300

Psychiatrists in Cambridge, MA who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Medication Management
66% Bipolar Disorder
64% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
62% ADHD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Cambridge, MA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

58% Female
42% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Cambridge?

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.