Psychiatrists in Tyngsborough, MA

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Amanda Rose Sullivan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Waitlist for new clients
Reaching out for help can be scary, and in recognition of this, I strive to provide care in a warm, welcoming, and safe environment. I believe a relationship with mutual respect and trust is a requirement for effective psychiatric care. Being honest, transparent, and “real” with patients is the bedrock of this relationship, and I approach care with this mindset. I’m non-judgmental, relaxed, and will always treat you with compassion and dignity. I use a collaborative approach, and believe that you must be involved in decision-making for your treatment to be effective.
Reaching out for help can be scary, and in recognition of this, I strive to provide care in a warm, welcoming, and safe environment. I believe a relationship with mutual respect and trust is a requirement for effective psychiatric care. Being honest, transparent, and “real” with patients is the bedrock of this relationship, and I approach care with this mindset. I’m non-judgmental, relaxed, and will always treat you with compassion and dignity. I use a collaborative approach, and believe that you must be involved in decision-making for your treatment to be effective.
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Photo of Vanessa DeMelo, BSN, MSN, PMH-CNP, NP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Vanessa DeMelo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, MSN, PMH-CNP, NP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Telehealth sessions available. We are an established practice providing care to the community since 2011. Our specialty is treating patients with anxiety, depression and ADHD. Our approach has always been holistic by considering your social, personal and work environment as well as your medical history.
Telehealth sessions available. We are an established practice providing care to the community since 2011. Our specialty is treating patients with anxiety, depression and ADHD. Our approach has always been holistic by considering your social, personal and work environment as well as your medical history.
(978) 678-8487 View (978) 678-8487
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Olga Cobozeva
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
At Oasis Behavioral Health our combined experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I treat a number of mental health conditions such as Bipolar, depression, anxiety. ADHD and many other mental health disorders and diagnosis. Accepting state of MA. clients only. Please visit my website at Oasisbehavioral.com and fill out the new patient form then email back to us to the email provided on the form.
At Oasis Behavioral Health our combined experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I treat a number of mental health conditions such as Bipolar, depression, anxiety. ADHD and many other mental health disorders and diagnosis. Accepting state of MA. clients only. Please visit my website at Oasisbehavioral.com and fill out the new patient form then email back to us to the email provided on the form.
(351) 777-8674 View (351) 777-8674

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Access Mental Health Services PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Lowell, MA 01851
To provide our patients with the best care possible, we try to incorporate all their opinions into all therapeutic decisions.The clinician shall respect the clients' agreement to engage in their treatment and consult and collaborate with other disciplines of the healthcare continuum, such as psychotherapists, primary care doctors, and specialists, as needed, with the goal of providing equitably itemized treatment.
To provide our patients with the best care possible, we try to incorporate all their opinions into all therapeutic decisions.The clinician shall respect the clients' agreement to engage in their treatment and consult and collaborate with other disciplines of the healthcare continuum, such as psychotherapists, primary care doctors, and specialists, as needed, with the goal of providing equitably itemized treatment.
(603) 392-7803 View (603) 392-7803
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Regina Macharia
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westford, MA 01886  (Online Only)
Regina is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with multiple years of experience as a nurse in community psychiatric care. She believes in individualized client care that is holistic and is vested in promoting self-care, and lifestyle changes (sleep hygiene, exercise, nutrition, stress management) in concert with a variety of psychotherapy and pharmacological modalities.
Regina is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with multiple years of experience as a nurse in community psychiatric care. She believes in individualized client care that is holistic and is vested in promoting self-care, and lifestyle changes (sleep hygiene, exercise, nutrition, stress management) in concert with a variety of psychotherapy and pharmacological modalities.
(508) 841-5132 View (508) 841-5132
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Israel Egeruo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lowell, MA 01852
Israel C. Egeruo, PMHNP, brings a wealth of experience and compassion to his practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. With a background spanning over a decade in mental health counseling and nursing, Dr. Egeruo is dedicated to providing personalized care to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. His ideal client is someone seeking empathetic psychiatric care, valuing a holistic approach that integrates therapy and medication for optimal treatment outcomes.
Israel C. Egeruo, PMHNP, brings a wealth of experience and compassion to his practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. With a background spanning over a decade in mental health counseling and nursing, Dr. Egeruo is dedicated to providing personalized care to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. His ideal client is someone seeking empathetic psychiatric care, valuing a holistic approach that integrates therapy and medication for optimal treatment outcomes.
(857) 314-2004 View (857) 314-2004
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Chinne Health Systems LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowell, MA 01852
Some challenges and transitions people encounter each day can change outlook, cause stress, bring difficulties, sadness, panic, depression, anxiety and emotional shock. These situations may leave clients confused, distraught and overwhelmed. Focus is to help clients deal with these presenting issues. Working through stressful times and helping clients to attain their optimal level of functioning is a priority. Medication management is big in this practice; however different treatment methods are used and tailored to fit each individual client need.
Some challenges and transitions people encounter each day can change outlook, cause stress, bring difficulties, sadness, panic, depression, anxiety and emotional shock. These situations may leave clients confused, distraught and overwhelmed. Focus is to help clients deal with these presenting issues. Working through stressful times and helping clients to attain their optimal level of functioning is a priority. Medication management is big in this practice; however different treatment methods are used and tailored to fit each individual client need.
(774) 314-4153 View (774) 314-4153
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Assured Hope Community Health, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Chelmsford, MA 01824
We provide Therapy services by incorporating patient-centered care while implementing a multi-disciplinary approach. Patient-centered care enables you to be the immediate source for information on your values in any clinical decision. Our goal is to include the perspective of the patients in their care and clinical decision-making process. Our multi-disciplinary approach to care assists the client and clinician to integrate the diversity of clients’ and clinician’s values while merging and outreaching with a multi-disciplinary team of internal and external specializations to deliver the best results for you.
We provide Therapy services by incorporating patient-centered care while implementing a multi-disciplinary approach. Patient-centered care enables you to be the immediate source for information on your values in any clinical decision. Our goal is to include the perspective of the patients in their care and clinical decision-making process. Our multi-disciplinary approach to care assists the client and clinician to integrate the diversity of clients’ and clinician’s values while merging and outreaching with a multi-disciplinary team of internal and external specializations to deliver the best results for you.
(978) 677-6354 View (978) 677-6354
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Shailaja Emani
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westford, MA 01886  (Online Only)
Dr. Shailaja Emani is a board certified psychiatrist passionate about providing holistic, comprehensive, and evidence based psychiatric care. She has a wide variety of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults across treatment settings and complexity levels.
Dr. Shailaja Emani is a board certified psychiatrist passionate about providing holistic, comprehensive, and evidence based psychiatric care. She has a wide variety of experience treating children, adolescents, and adults across treatment settings and complexity levels.
(339) 500-6853 View (339) 500-6853
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Elsie Adibe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowell, MA 01850  (Online Only)
I am a Doctorally prepared, and Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. My main areas of focus include Diagnostic Services and Medication management. I practice evidence-based care and always aim at providing the best care possible. I have more than 7 years of extensive psychiatric experiences in different settings. Our initial appointment entails listening to your detailed history, talking about your current stressors, and working on your goals of treatment. Our follow up appointments will be aimed at reviewing progress and making needed adjustments until we find the best balance for you.
I am a Doctorally prepared, and Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. My main areas of focus include Diagnostic Services and Medication management. I practice evidence-based care and always aim at providing the best care possible. I have more than 7 years of extensive psychiatric experiences in different settings. Our initial appointment entails listening to your detailed history, talking about your current stressors, and working on your goals of treatment. Our follow up appointments will be aimed at reviewing progress and making needed adjustments until we find the best balance for you.
(508) 576-5710 View (508) 576-5710
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Eustache Marie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowell, MA 01850
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Board Certified Psych Nurse Practitioner with great experience in the field. I provide diagnostic assessments and medication management to patients across the lifespan using holistic approach. I have experience working with adult and children(14+) with a variety of mental health needs. I have a primary clinical interest in anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD and Pre and/or Postpartum related mood disorders.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Board Certified Psych Nurse Practitioner with great experience in the field. I provide diagnostic assessments and medication management to patients across the lifespan using holistic approach. I have experience working with adult and children(14+) with a variety of mental health needs. I have a primary clinical interest in anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD and Pre and/or Postpartum related mood disorders.
(339) 329-8704 View (339) 329-8704
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Dustin Saccoccio
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Lowell, MA 01852
Dustin graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Chemistry. After discovering his passion for medicine, Dustin pursued his Master of Physician Assistant Studies at MCPHS University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and ranking in the top 10% of his class.
Dustin graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Chemistry. After discovering his passion for medicine, Dustin pursued his Master of Physician Assistant Studies at MCPHS University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and ranking in the top 10% of his class.
(781) 412-1951 View (781) 412-1951
Lauane C Boonchuilier
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Currently accepting new clients for medication management from the state of MA. ONLY. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please go to oasisbehavioral.com and fill out the new patient paperwork and email it to the email provided on the form.
Currently accepting new clients for medication management from the state of MA. ONLY. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please go to oasisbehavioral.com and fill out the new patient paperwork and email it to the email provided on the form.
(978) 721-8739 View (978) 721-8739
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James Quackenbush
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westford, MA 01886
Please note: At this time, I am primarily virtual but offer intermittent in-person appointments. I am based in Southern NH and Greater Boston, MA. I received my nurse practitioner education at Rivier University and completed clinical training at McLean Hospital, in Belmont, MA. My personal and professional goals include bridging the gaps that exist in our healthcare system to ensure everyone has adequate access and good mental health care, reducing stigma so that people are more inclined to ask for help, and providing a treatment plan where both you and I work together to ensure your needs are met.
Please note: At this time, I am primarily virtual but offer intermittent in-person appointments. I am based in Southern NH and Greater Boston, MA. I received my nurse practitioner education at Rivier University and completed clinical training at McLean Hospital, in Belmont, MA. My personal and professional goals include bridging the gaps that exist in our healthcare system to ensure everyone has adequate access and good mental health care, reducing stigma so that people are more inclined to ask for help, and providing a treatment plan where both you and I work together to ensure your needs are met.
(617) 982-3184 View (617) 982-3184
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Lauren Wenzl
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowell, MA 01852  (Online Only)
My name is Lauren Wenzl, I am a certified Physician Assistant specializing in Psychiatric-Mental Health. In 2016 I achieved a Masters Degree in Physician Assistance from Keiser University and now have 7 years practice experience. I have come to understand that all of us need someone to listen to our concerns. Someone who listens without judging, offers empathy, compassion, and lends an ear to our struggles can make a significant impact in our mental health. My goal is to provide that relief to my patients through talk, recommendations, medications, or therapeutic care guidance.
My name is Lauren Wenzl, I am a certified Physician Assistant specializing in Psychiatric-Mental Health. In 2016 I achieved a Masters Degree in Physician Assistance from Keiser University and now have 7 years practice experience. I have come to understand that all of us need someone to listen to our concerns. Someone who listens without judging, offers empathy, compassion, and lends an ear to our struggles can make a significant impact in our mental health. My goal is to provide that relief to my patients through talk, recommendations, medications, or therapeutic care guidance.
(508) 213-0843 View (508) 213-0843
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Angela Wandungu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lowell, MA 01851  (Online Only)
I am a caring and understanding psychiatric nurse practitioner (NP) with a lot of experience in giving thorough mental health care.I focus on supporting individuals facing various challenges, including anxiety disorders, depression, substance use, ADHD, and sleep disorders. Outside of the clinic, I love exploring nature trails, finding solace in the beauty of the great outdoors. It’s these moments of tranquility that remind me of the importance of holistic wellness in our mental health journey. Let’s walk this journey together, one step at a time.
I am a caring and understanding psychiatric nurse practitioner (NP) with a lot of experience in giving thorough mental health care.I focus on supporting individuals facing various challenges, including anxiety disorders, depression, substance use, ADHD, and sleep disorders. Outside of the clinic, I love exploring nature trails, finding solace in the beauty of the great outdoors. It’s these moments of tranquility that remind me of the importance of holistic wellness in our mental health journey. Let’s walk this journey together, one step at a time.
(857) 760-8102 View (857) 760-8102
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Holistic Behavioral Health M S
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Lowell, MA 01850
At Holistic Behavioral Health Multi Services (HBHMS), We provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and assessments to adolescents and adults. We pride ourselves in offering compassionate mental health services to our patients dealing with Anxiety Depression Insomnia PTSD, ADHD and Mood Disorders. Our goal is to help and support each individual as they are going through their distressing experiences. Our board-certified professionals have the knowledge, experience, and desire to ensure that our patients receive the best quality care.
At Holistic Behavioral Health Multi Services (HBHMS), We provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and assessments to adolescents and adults. We pride ourselves in offering compassionate mental health services to our patients dealing with Anxiety Depression Insomnia PTSD, ADHD and Mood Disorders. Our goal is to help and support each individual as they are going through their distressing experiences. Our board-certified professionals have the knowledge, experience, and desire to ensure that our patients receive the best quality care.
(781) 287-8722 View (781) 287-8722
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Danielle Cogliano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, PMHCNS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Accepting state of MA. clients only. Please visit my website at Oasisbehavioral.com and fill out the new patient Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. My focus is to help my patients heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths in order to move forward to where they want to be in life. This is achieved by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. Often this involves medication management, although I always take a holistic approach to my practice, treating the whole person.
Accepting state of MA. clients only. Please visit my website at Oasisbehavioral.com and fill out the new patient Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. My focus is to help my patients heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths in order to move forward to where they want to be in life. This is achieved by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. Often this involves medication management, although I always take a holistic approach to my practice, treating the whole person.
(351) 888-1916 View (351) 888-1916
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Mood Clinic, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lowell, MA 01852  (Online Only)
Tired of mental illness pushing you around? Ready to win the struggle with anxiety, mood swings, depression? Starting today, we can help you take the first step toward transformation. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health - over 50% of adults with mental illness went untreated last year, but there's no need for that to be you. Starting today you can take the first step toward transformation. At Mood Clinic, we believe in treating you as whole person. Our integrated approach, combines both medications and talk therapy in session- ensuring you receive personalized treatment designed for you and delivered with care.
Tired of mental illness pushing you around? Ready to win the struggle with anxiety, mood swings, depression? Starting today, we can help you take the first step toward transformation. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health - over 50% of adults with mental illness went untreated last year, but there's no need for that to be you. Starting today you can take the first step toward transformation. At Mood Clinic, we believe in treating you as whole person. Our integrated approach, combines both medications and talk therapy in session- ensuring you receive personalized treatment designed for you and delivered with care.
(508) 413-6640 View (508) 413-6640
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Massiel Reyes
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP , FNP, BC
Verified Verified
Dracut, MA 01826  (Online Only)
Hi I'm thrilled to be your guide on the path to improved mental health here at Healing Through Psychiatry. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and I'm passionate about providing holistic care that addresses both the mind and body for teens and adults. My approach combines evidence-based practices, therapeutic techniques, and an understanding of cultural nuances to meet your unique needs, whether you're a teen navigating the challenges of adolescence or an adult seeking balance. Embark on a transformative journey with me, from the comfort of your home. Mental wellbeing matters, and I'm here to support you.
Hi I'm thrilled to be your guide on the path to improved mental health here at Healing Through Psychiatry. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and I'm passionate about providing holistic care that addresses both the mind and body for teens and adults. My approach combines evidence-based practices, therapeutic techniques, and an understanding of cultural nuances to meet your unique needs, whether you're a teen navigating the challenges of adolescence or an adult seeking balance. Embark on a transformative journey with me, from the comfort of your home. Mental wellbeing matters, and I'm here to support you.
(978) 541-3607 View (978) 541-3607

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Number of Psychiatrists in Tyngsborough, MA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Tyngsborough, MA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Medication Management
100% Self Esteem
100% Women's Issues
100% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in Tyngsborough, MA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Tyngsborough?

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.