Psychiatrists in Beltsville, MD

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Mmachukwu Blessing Emuka
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, APHN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltsville, MD 20705  (Online Only)
I have been practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) for over five years, holding dual certifications as a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). My practice is centered around the core value of compassion, which fuels my dedication to establishing meaningful connections with each individual I have the privilege to serve. This empathetic approach, combined with my comprehensive skill set, positions me as a trusted professional adept at addressing a diverse range of conditions. My experience encompasses the treatment of various mental health issues,
I have been practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) for over five years, holding dual certifications as a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). My practice is centered around the core value of compassion, which fuels my dedication to establishing meaningful connections with each individual I have the privilege to serve. This empathetic approach, combined with my comprehensive skill set, positions me as a trusted professional adept at addressing a diverse range of conditions. My experience encompasses the treatment of various mental health issues,
(301) 900-6345 View (301) 900-6345
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Ace Behavioral and Mental Health Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltsville, MD 20705
Welcome to Ace Behavioral and Mental Health Services, our providers are well-versed in assessing, diagnosing, and treating various mental health disorders. We combine evidence-based treatment and specific modalities to create the best care plan for each client.
Welcome to Ace Behavioral and Mental Health Services, our providers are well-versed in assessing, diagnosing, and treating various mental health disorders. We combine evidence-based treatment and specific modalities to create the best care plan for each client.
(301) 709-9853 View (301) 709-9853
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Doxa Health and Wellness LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, - PMH
Verified Verified
Beltsville, MD 20705  (Online Only)
Are you having a hard time coping with everyday life stressors? Do you feel things are not where they should be and need help figuring out where to go from here? Do you need a caring provider who is easy to talk to, patient, understanding and knowledgeable about what you are going through? Call us today to start and continue your journey to wellness. We offer flexible hours Monday -Sunday, 8am-8pm. Call (301) 502-6460
Are you having a hard time coping with everyday life stressors? Do you feel things are not where they should be and need help figuring out where to go from here? Do you need a caring provider who is easy to talk to, patient, understanding and knowledgeable about what you are going through? Call us today to start and continue your journey to wellness. We offer flexible hours Monday -Sunday, 8am-8pm. Call (301) 502-6460
(301) 701-5833 View (301) 701-5833
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RoGo Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Beltsville, MD 20705
RoGo Health Services offers psychiatric services to all ages through Telehealth. We strive to provide care that is unique and personalized to each patient. Our approach is evidence-based and holistic. Our goal is to provide quality and comprehensive care with compassion.
RoGo Health Services offers psychiatric services to all ages through Telehealth. We strive to provide care that is unique and personalized to each patient. Our approach is evidence-based and holistic. Our goal is to provide quality and comprehensive care with compassion.
(301) 781-6095 View (301) 781-6095
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Ernestine Enohmbi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Beltsville, MD 20705
Dr. Ernestine Enohmbi DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC is a doctorate prepared Nurse Practitioner with 9 years experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and 6 years experience as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She started her Nurse Practitioner journey in a Pediatric office where she provided both wellness and sick visits to babies and children from birth to 26 years old. She then transitioned to Geriatric Psychiatry where she provider behavioral health services to residents in Nursing Homes, Assisted Livings and Senior Independent Living facilities.
Dr. Ernestine Enohmbi DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC is a doctorate prepared Nurse Practitioner with 9 years experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and 6 years experience as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She started her Nurse Practitioner journey in a Pediatric office where she provided both wellness and sick visits to babies and children from birth to 26 years old. She then transitioned to Geriatric Psychiatry where she provider behavioral health services to residents in Nursing Homes, Assisted Livings and Senior Independent Living facilities.
(240) 356-4860 View (240) 356-4860
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Beata Gilbert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltsville, MD 20704
Beata Gilbert is passionate about helping individuals with mental health disorders, and about helping end the stigma related to psychiatric issues. She started her career in health care and continues to pursue her nursing degree. She has worked extensively in different areas of nursing and avidly helped individuals to achieve optimized progress in mental health. She finds delights in coaching, psychoeducation and medication management for teens and adults. She is an advocate for preventative interventions and shared decision making.
Beata Gilbert is passionate about helping individuals with mental health disorders, and about helping end the stigma related to psychiatric issues. She started her career in health care and continues to pursue her nursing degree. She has worked extensively in different areas of nursing and avidly helped individuals to achieve optimized progress in mental health. She finds delights in coaching, psychoeducation and medication management for teens and adults. She is an advocate for preventative interventions and shared decision making.
(240) 363-0982 View (240) 363-0982
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Grace Chikezie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP, CRNP
Verified Verified
Beltsville, MD 20705  (Online Only)
My name is Grace Chikezie. I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner and also licensed Family Nurse Practitioner too, I have worked with persons from various populations with mental health issues. Personally, I believe wholly in holistic care and in holistic approach. My passion for mental health grew because I continued to encounter patients of all ages with different levels of mental distress, as an FNP, and I really empathized with them and their families. I strongly believe in the treatment of the whole person because as humans we need our full functionality to scale through the journey of life
My name is Grace Chikezie. I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner and also licensed Family Nurse Practitioner too, I have worked with persons from various populations with mental health issues. Personally, I believe wholly in holistic care and in holistic approach. My passion for mental health grew because I continued to encounter patients of all ages with different levels of mental distress, as an FNP, and I really empathized with them and their families. I strongly believe in the treatment of the whole person because as humans we need our full functionality to scale through the journey of life
(240) 887-0508 View (240) 887-0508
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Priority Health Care Systems
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP-, PMH, MSN-RN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beltsville, MD 20705
An accredited Out Patient Mental Health Center with an individualistic/holistic approach to treatment. We listen and work together with clients of all ages with various Mental health diagnosis such as Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, ADHD, Schizophrenia. That is why we have our Psychiatry, Therapist, Social worker & Case Manager all in one location. Our Joint Commission accredited Out Patient Mental Health Center (OMHC) and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) offer medication management, therapy, self-help skills, substance abuse counseling, anger management, issues of transition, education & employment resourcing and much more...
An accredited Out Patient Mental Health Center with an individualistic/holistic approach to treatment. We listen and work together with clients of all ages with various Mental health diagnosis such as Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, ADHD, Schizophrenia. That is why we have our Psychiatry, Therapist, Social worker & Case Manager all in one location. Our Joint Commission accredited Out Patient Mental Health Center (OMHC) and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) offer medication management, therapy, self-help skills, substance abuse counseling, anger management, issues of transition, education & employment resourcing and much more...
(301) 246-8319 View (301) 246-8319
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Dr. Uchenna Obichere
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beltsville, MD 20705
Hello! I am Dr. Uchenna Obichere, a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a Board-Certified FNP with over 30 years of clinical experience in the clinical arena. I obtained my BSN degree and Master of Science-Family Nurse Practitioner from Bowie State University, a PMHNP Degree from the University of Massachusetts Global, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice-Executive Leadership from Grand Canyon University. I have worked as a clinician in outpatient, inpatient, and telehealth settings. I utilize evidence-based treatment strategies to provide individualized patient care.
Hello! I am Dr. Uchenna Obichere, a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Maryland and a Board-Certified FNP with over 30 years of clinical experience in the clinical arena. I obtained my BSN degree and Master of Science-Family Nurse Practitioner from Bowie State University, a PMHNP Degree from the University of Massachusetts Global, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice-Executive Leadership from Grand Canyon University. I have worked as a clinician in outpatient, inpatient, and telehealth settings. I utilize evidence-based treatment strategies to provide individualized patient care.
(240) 698-2208 View (240) 698-2208
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Matobi Family Healthcare, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Beltsville, MD 20705
**Accepting new patients**. I am Dr. Sussan Ononaku, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC,. I have more than 30years experience in healthcare with varied experiences in medical and mental health care. My experience as a family nurse practitioner gave me added knowledge to manage your body, mind and spirit. every one is a unique individual with different sociocultural background and differences. I will take time to understand you and manage you as a whole individual with respect as well as maintain your dignity.
**Accepting new patients**. I am Dr. Sussan Ononaku, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC,. I have more than 30years experience in healthcare with varied experiences in medical and mental health care. My experience as a family nurse practitioner gave me added knowledge to manage your body, mind and spirit. every one is a unique individual with different sociocultural background and differences. I will take time to understand you and manage you as a whole individual with respect as well as maintain your dignity.
(240) 693-3289 View (240) 693-3289
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Kumutha DANIEL
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified Verified
Beltsville, MD 20705  (Online Only)
(301) 329-6651 View (301) 329-6651
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Lucielle Urgent Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Beltsville, MD 20705
(443) 335-6076 View (443) 335-6076

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A Peaceful Mind
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Are you feeling sad, lack of concentration, lack of energy, feeling irritable, anxious, you are not enjoying things you used to enjoy? Do you have, ADHD, Anxiety, Major Depression, Bipolar I/II, addiction, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Psychosis, Mood disorder? Are you looking for someone who is compassionate, understanding, and listens? Then you have come to the right place. Our provider will use a holistic approach and work with you to select the treatment plan tailored to your symptoms. We use individualize approach, new medications, and new testing that are available for treatment of mental health. Call or email us today!
Are you feeling sad, lack of concentration, lack of energy, feeling irritable, anxious, you are not enjoying things you used to enjoy? Do you have, ADHD, Anxiety, Major Depression, Bipolar I/II, addiction, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Psychosis, Mood disorder? Are you looking for someone who is compassionate, understanding, and listens? Then you have come to the right place. Our provider will use a holistic approach and work with you to select the treatment plan tailored to your symptoms. We use individualize approach, new medications, and new testing that are available for treatment of mental health. Call or email us today!
(240) 679-5930 View (240) 679-5930
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Judith Akoh-Arrey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southern Md Facility, MD 20697
As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, my expertise lies in conducting thorough mental health assessments, making accurate diagnoses, and devising tailored treatment plans for patients of all ages. Grounded in evidence-based practice, I collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams to ensure comprehensive care that addresses both the biological and psychosocial aspects of mental illness. Central to my therapeutic approach is empowering patients through education and fostering a supportive environment where they actively engage in their treatment journey.
As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, my expertise lies in conducting thorough mental health assessments, making accurate diagnoses, and devising tailored treatment plans for patients of all ages. Grounded in evidence-based practice, I collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams to ensure comprehensive care that addresses both the biological and psychosocial aspects of mental illness. Central to my therapeutic approach is empowering patients through education and fostering a supportive environment where they actively engage in their treatment journey.
(410) 397-7528 View (410) 397-7528
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Aminata Amy Bangura
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Calverton, MD 20705
At Citadel Services, we understand that mental health can affect one's quality of life. As such, our behavioral healthcare programs in Bowie, Maryland, aim to address our patients' various needs. Using evidence-based interventions, we work to help vulnerable people regain their dreams, aspiration, and a vision for a better future.
At Citadel Services, we understand that mental health can affect one's quality of life. As such, our behavioral healthcare programs in Bowie, Maryland, aim to address our patients' various needs. Using evidence-based interventions, we work to help vulnerable people regain their dreams, aspiration, and a vision for a better future.
(301) 719-2728 View (301) 719-2728
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The Fix Mental Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
College Park, MD 20740
The Fix Mental Wellness Center provides telehealth psychiatric services in Maryland, DC, and Florida, and treats a variety of mental health disorders via medication management. We are an inclusive practice, and welcome clients from all backgrounds and walks of life who are ready to take the next step toward bettering themselves. We will meet you where you are in your mental health journey, and help facilitate the change needed for you to live your best life.
The Fix Mental Wellness Center provides telehealth psychiatric services in Maryland, DC, and Florida, and treats a variety of mental health disorders via medication management. We are an inclusive practice, and welcome clients from all backgrounds and walks of life who are ready to take the next step toward bettering themselves. We will meet you where you are in your mental health journey, and help facilitate the change needed for you to live your best life.
(240) 713-6179 View (240) 713-6179
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Pinnacle Healthcare Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904  (Online Only)
Bridget is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety/panic attacks, depression, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD/ADD, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has worked in mental health as a nurse practitioner and as a cognitive behavioral psychotherapist. She does psychiatric evaluations, medication management, diagnosis, and treatment of people in need of mental health care.
Bridget is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety/panic attacks, depression, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD/ADD, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has worked in mental health as a nurse practitioner and as a cognitive behavioral psychotherapist. She does psychiatric evaluations, medication management, diagnosis, and treatment of people in need of mental health care.
(301) 215-3461 View (301) 215-3461
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Blessing Medical Consultant
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, , FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Silver Spring, MD 20904  (Online Only)
We are a leading mental health provider dedicated to empowering individuals and families on their path to lasting well-being and transformative healing. With a compassionate and personalized approach, our experienced team of professionals is committed to delivering exceptional care and support tailored to your unique needs.
We are a leading mental health provider dedicated to empowering individuals and families on their path to lasting well-being and transformative healing. With a compassionate and personalized approach, our experienced team of professionals is committed to delivering exceptional care and support tailored to your unique needs.
(301) 234-7399 View (301) 234-7399
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Absolute Mental Healthcare Solutions
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CRNP, MSN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20904  (Online Only)
I am PMHNP-Board Certified, committed to offering mental health treatment and support to families and individuals struggling with depression, Anxiety, trauma-related issues, sleep disturbance, mood instability, psychosis, addiction, emotional distress, cognitive decline-related behaviors, and Hyperactivity in children. My GOAL is to provide Optimal mental healthcare for all through comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based interventions. Currently accepting new patients via Telehealth, initiate help via video or telephone consultation.
I am PMHNP-Board Certified, committed to offering mental health treatment and support to families and individuals struggling with depression, Anxiety, trauma-related issues, sleep disturbance, mood instability, psychosis, addiction, emotional distress, cognitive decline-related behaviors, and Hyperactivity in children. My GOAL is to provide Optimal mental healthcare for all through comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based interventions. Currently accepting new patients via Telehealth, initiate help via video or telephone consultation.
(301) 450-6093 View (301) 450-6093
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Adam Horn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Silver Spring, MD 20904  (Online Only)
Adam is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and addiction issues. He has more than 25 years of experience in mental health, as a psychotherapist with a Cognitive Behavioral approach and as a nurse practitioner. He has helped people from all walks of life, all sorts of life experiences, from the coasts of Washington State to hills of Tennessee and Virginia; urban and rural. He believes our pasts do not dictate our futures; and through a combination of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, we are all capable of change and creating a better life.
Adam is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and addiction issues. He has more than 25 years of experience in mental health, as a psychotherapist with a Cognitive Behavioral approach and as a nurse practitioner. He has helped people from all walks of life, all sorts of life experiences, from the coasts of Washington State to hills of Tennessee and Virginia; urban and rural. He believes our pasts do not dictate our futures; and through a combination of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, we are all capable of change and creating a better life.
(240) 219-7699 View (240) 219-7699

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Beltsville, MD

10+

Average cost per session

$120

Psychiatrists in Beltsville, MD who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
75% ADHD
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Bipolar Disorder
67% Trauma and PTSD
50% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
92% CareFirst

How Psychiatrists in Beltsville, MD see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Beltsville?

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.