Psychiatrists in Landover, MD

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Ally Behavioral Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Landover, MD 20785
At Ally Behavioral Health Services our sole focus is on the provision of quality behavioral health and addiction disorder services within a dynamic and flexible continuum of care. We are experienced in the delivery of person-centered, evidence-based behavioral health services that encompass all levels of care. We understand that our clients have different situations and needs. We offer a range of services fully customized to meet each person’s unique treatment requirement. Our programs include: mental health service and opioid addiction treatment. You can depend on us to serve you. We exist to help you and your family so let's talk
At Ally Behavioral Health Services our sole focus is on the provision of quality behavioral health and addiction disorder services within a dynamic and flexible continuum of care. We are experienced in the delivery of person-centered, evidence-based behavioral health services that encompass all levels of care. We understand that our clients have different situations and needs. We offer a range of services fully customized to meet each person’s unique treatment requirement. Our programs include: mental health service and opioid addiction treatment. You can depend on us to serve you. We exist to help you and your family so let's talk
(301) 691-4143 View (301) 691-4143
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Calvary Psychiatric Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CRNP-PM
Verified Verified
Landover, MD 20785
Mental health disorder is major healthcare issue in the United States of America with nearly one in five U.S. adults living with a mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health (2022). Calvary Psychiatric Services LLC was founded in February of 2022 in Maryland to provide early diagnosis and treatment of mental illness to clients with the goal of achieving early remission or reduction of symptoms for our client to function at their best.
Mental health disorder is major healthcare issue in the United States of America with nearly one in five U.S. adults living with a mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health (2022). Calvary Psychiatric Services LLC was founded in February of 2022 in Maryland to provide early diagnosis and treatment of mental illness to clients with the goal of achieving early remission or reduction of symptoms for our client to function at their best.
(301) 781-6239 View (301) 781-6239
Olufunmilayo Onuoha
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-B, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 478-8938 View (301) 478-8938

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Guardian Mental and Behavioral Health Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Largo, MD 20774
At Guardian Mental & Behavioral Services LLC, you will be welcomed as a family. Believing that every person has the right to live life to the fullest, we work with every patient to meet that right. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed in WDC and Maryland. I have been a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2019 with a whole wealth of experience in emergency psychiatry as a psychiatric nurse. I am also very familiar with the needs of our folks with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). These experiences have prepared me to adequately support our patients of all ages, cognitive abilities, and works of life.
At Guardian Mental & Behavioral Services LLC, you will be welcomed as a family. Believing that every person has the right to live life to the fullest, we work with every patient to meet that right. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed in WDC and Maryland. I have been a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2019 with a whole wealth of experience in emergency psychiatry as a psychiatric nurse. I am also very familiar with the needs of our folks with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). These experiences have prepared me to adequately support our patients of all ages, cognitive abilities, and works of life.
(301) 715-8185 View (301) 715-8185
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Transformational Telepsychiatry, Inc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FPMHNP
Verified Verified
Largo, MD 20774
Lateshia Jackson is a family psychiatric nurse practitioner licensed in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. She is a graduate of Howard University and University of Maryland Schools of Nursing. I am credentialed to provide medication management, psychotherapy, and psychiatric evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults. Specialities include mood disorder, substance misuse, anxiety disorder, and psychotic disorder. Certified to prescribe suboxone for opiate misuse. Also certified to provide recommendations for medical cannabis in District of Columbia and Maryland.
Lateshia Jackson is a family psychiatric nurse practitioner licensed in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. She is a graduate of Howard University and University of Maryland Schools of Nursing. I am credentialed to provide medication management, psychotherapy, and psychiatric evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults. Specialities include mood disorder, substance misuse, anxiety disorder, and psychotic disorder. Certified to prescribe suboxone for opiate misuse. Also certified to provide recommendations for medical cannabis in District of Columbia and Maryland.
(443) 292-9351 View (443) 292-9351
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Metrix Healthcare llc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMH-BC, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Largo, MD 20774
Hello, I am Ogo Tunde-Sanya and I am dual-certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. I provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management for children and adults. With a deep understanding of pharmacology and psychological conditions, I can carefully evaluate patients' needs and provide them with appropriate treatment options. By staying up-to-date with the latest research and advancements in the field, I strive to offer the best possible care to my patients, ensuring their well-being and optimal health outcomes.
Hello, I am Ogo Tunde-Sanya and I am dual-certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. I provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management for children and adults. With a deep understanding of pharmacology and psychological conditions, I can carefully evaluate patients' needs and provide them with appropriate treatment options. By staying up-to-date with the latest research and advancements in the field, I strive to offer the best possible care to my patients, ensuring their well-being and optimal health outcomes.
(301) 750-9346 View (301) 750-9346
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Ruphina Nnebedum
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Largo, MD 20774
You are not alone. Mental illness is like a medical condition, everyone has something he/she is dealing with, but together, we can get through the problem(s). By seeking help today, you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, my goal is to help you achieve holistic well-being and maintain your normal day-day life/activities in the community.
You are not alone. Mental illness is like a medical condition, everyone has something he/she is dealing with, but together, we can get through the problem(s). By seeking help today, you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, my goal is to help you achieve holistic well-being and maintain your normal day-day life/activities in the community.
(301) 381-1028 View (301) 381-1028
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Chidiadi Agoh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP- BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lanham, MD 20706
Are you looking for a psychiatric mental health provider? Fairland Behavioral Health is the right place for you. At Fairland behavioral health, we provide patient centered, culturally sensitive and holistic care that is evidence based. Our nurse practitioner is dual certified in family practice and psychiatry with vast experience in outpatient, inpatient and long-term settings. We treat every patient with respect, compassion and dignity. This aspect ensures that our patients feel loved, thus leading to a quick recovery. We guarantee that very patient has been cared for with love to boost the recovery process.
Are you looking for a psychiatric mental health provider? Fairland Behavioral Health is the right place for you. At Fairland behavioral health, we provide patient centered, culturally sensitive and holistic care that is evidence based. Our nurse practitioner is dual certified in family practice and psychiatry with vast experience in outpatient, inpatient and long-term settings. We treat every patient with respect, compassion and dignity. This aspect ensures that our patients feel loved, thus leading to a quick recovery. We guarantee that very patient has been cared for with love to boost the recovery process.
(301) 478-8823 View (301) 478-8823
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Integral Psychiatry and Wellness LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Lanham, MD 20703  (Online Only)
Florence Amaikwu PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with more than 17 years of clinical experience. She is licensed in the state of Maryland. Florence is a graduate from Coppin State University with BSN and Masters’s in psychiatric Mental health from Walden University. She has worked as a clinician both in outpatients and telehealth services. She cares for children, adults, and the geriatric population. Florence is passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Florence Amaikwu PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with more than 17 years of clinical experience. She is licensed in the state of Maryland. Florence is a graduate from Coppin State University with BSN and Masters’s in psychiatric Mental health from Walden University. She has worked as a clinician both in outpatients and telehealth services. She cares for children, adults, and the geriatric population. Florence is passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.
(301) 265-3984 View (301) 265-3984
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Folasade 'sade' Fawehinmi Alaba
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Looking for purpose? Trying to understand life? Hard transition from or to the league? Questioning God? At the end of your rope? I may not have the answers but I can help you process your questions, your thoughts, and your situations. I'm here to team with you through this journey. I can partner with you and provide the needed support through life transitions, self-exploration, and self-development. Whether you are someone who is looking to understand their thoughts and behaviors, a couple looking to improve their relationship, or an athlete looking for an unbiased listening ear, I'm the therapist for you.
Looking for purpose? Trying to understand life? Hard transition from or to the league? Questioning God? At the end of your rope? I may not have the answers but I can help you process your questions, your thoughts, and your situations. I'm here to team with you through this journey. I can partner with you and provide the needed support through life transitions, self-exploration, and self-development. Whether you are someone who is looking to understand their thoughts and behaviors, a couple looking to improve their relationship, or an athlete looking for an unbiased listening ear, I'm the therapist for you.
(301) 381-5788 x5 View (301) 381-5788 x5
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Aida Dabreo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
Aida provides tele-psychiatry treatment including diagnosis, medication management, talk therapy, and CBT. She is committed to providing compassionate and patient-centered care. With a deep understanding of the complexities of mental health, Aida strives to create a safe and supportive environment where patients feel valued, heard, and empowered in their journey towards wellness. By leading with empathy and understanding, Aida aims to form genuine connections with each individual, recognizing the unique experiences and challenges they face.
Aida provides tele-psychiatry treatment including diagnosis, medication management, talk therapy, and CBT. She is committed to providing compassionate and patient-centered care. With a deep understanding of the complexities of mental health, Aida strives to create a safe and supportive environment where patients feel valued, heard, and empowered in their journey towards wellness. By leading with empathy and understanding, Aida aims to form genuine connections with each individual, recognizing the unique experiences and challenges they face.
(301) 591-6871 View (301) 591-6871
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Doxa Health and Wellness LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP, - PMH
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (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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Obehi Omoijuanfo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Largo, MD 20774
A Skilled and caring health care professional with over ten years of experience in the assessment and care of individuals across the care continuum. I see each client as an individual and look to them for their expertise on their strengths and areas they want to work on. Getting to know each client is just a part of our initial encounter. It is critical that we also review medical, environmental and other contributary factors responsible for presenting symptoms to aide in formulating diagnoses. seeing clients ages 13 and older.
A Skilled and caring health care professional with over ten years of experience in the assessment and care of individuals across the care continuum. I see each client as an individual and look to them for their expertise on their strengths and areas they want to work on. Getting to know each client is just a part of our initial encounter. It is critical that we also review medical, environmental and other contributary factors responsible for presenting symptoms to aide in formulating diagnoses. seeing clients ages 13 and older.
(301) 409-5396 View (301) 409-5396
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Chibuzor Susie Igolo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CRNP
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
I am experienced in diagnosing and treating patients who experience both mental health disorders and substance use disorders. My integrated treatment plans are tailored to address the unique challenges of dual diagnosis, promoting holistic recovery and long-term well-being. With extensive experience in managing substance use disorders, I employ evidence-based practices to support patients in their journey towards sobriety. I am skilled in developing personalized treatment plans that include medication management, and lifestyle modifications to help individuals maintain sobriety and achieve lasting recovery.
I am experienced in diagnosing and treating patients who experience both mental health disorders and substance use disorders. My integrated treatment plans are tailored to address the unique challenges of dual diagnosis, promoting holistic recovery and long-term well-being. With extensive experience in managing substance use disorders, I employ evidence-based practices to support patients in their journey towards sobriety. I am skilled in developing personalized treatment plans that include medication management, and lifestyle modifications to help individuals maintain sobriety and achieve lasting recovery.
(301) 409-5061 View (301) 409-5061
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Alpha Recovery HealthCare Services Inc.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMH-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
At Alpha Recovery Healthcare Service Inc., we focus on promoting mental health recovery through patients' assessments, diagnosis, disease prevention, and medication management. Our psychiatric consultations are tailored to provide compassionate, holistic, thorough, and competent treatments aimed to improve individualized patients' mental health recovery, and the overall sense of well-being of our patients in a confidential, friendly, and therapeutic consulting environment.
At Alpha Recovery Healthcare Service Inc., we focus on promoting mental health recovery through patients' assessments, diagnosis, disease prevention, and medication management. Our psychiatric consultations are tailored to provide compassionate, holistic, thorough, and competent treatments aimed to improve individualized patients' mental health recovery, and the overall sense of well-being of our patients in a confidential, friendly, and therapeutic consulting environment.
(443) 501-2686 View (443) 501-2686
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Completely Centered Health LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
Completely Centered Health (CCH) is an affordable mental service where every voice deserves to be heard. We provide medication management and initial evaluations. At CCH, we focus on comprehensive behavioral health and take a holistic approach to each individual. We pay particular attention to their behavioral needs and the family unit. CCH's mission is to provide affordable care and build consistent relationships with our clients in the community. We incorporate an interdisciplinary approach, examining the patient's life and contributing factors, to guide and support our clients to their wellness path.
Completely Centered Health (CCH) is an affordable mental service where every voice deserves to be heard. We provide medication management and initial evaluations. At CCH, we focus on comprehensive behavioral health and take a holistic approach to each individual. We pay particular attention to their behavioral needs and the family unit. CCH's mission is to provide affordable care and build consistent relationships with our clients in the community. We incorporate an interdisciplinary approach, examining the patient's life and contributing factors, to guide and support our clients to their wellness path.
(301) 666-2785 View (301) 666-2785
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Maria Harrison Nwachukwu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Glenarden, MD 20706  (Online Only)
Maria Harrison is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) Licensed in Maryland. I have over 14 years of experience in the healthcare industry. I aim to provide you the best care with respect and empathy. Let me walk with you through this journey with love and kindness.
Maria Harrison is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) Licensed in Maryland. I have over 14 years of experience in the healthcare industry. I aim to provide you the best care with respect and empathy. Let me walk with you through this journey with love and kindness.
(301) 478-8526 View (301) 478-8526
Destiny League
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMH-NP
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785
We understand the needs of any patients. Mental health struggle is a prevalent situation that requires continuous onslaught on the anomaly for the patient to have back his/her life. There are several mental health issues on the ground which include major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, insomnia, bipolar and the rest of it depending on your situation. Whatever the case, I believe we are equal to the task because we have got experienced providers that would take on the challenge to help our patients consistently take control of their mental health.
We understand the needs of any patients. Mental health struggle is a prevalent situation that requires continuous onslaught on the anomaly for the patient to have back his/her life. There are several mental health issues on the ground which include major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, insomnia, bipolar and the rest of it depending on your situation. Whatever the case, I believe we are equal to the task because we have got experienced providers that would take on the challenge to help our patients consistently take control of their mental health.
(301) 450-5473 View (301) 450-5473
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Beatus Healthcare Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20784  (Online Only)
My ideal client is that individual who may be struggling with a mental health issue, a client that needs care and support, who is willing to participate in this transformation journey and a quest to live a happier life. My ideal clients want compassionate, high quality, non-judgemental mental health care because that's fundamentally what they deserve.
My ideal client is that individual who may be struggling with a mental health issue, a client that needs care and support, who is willing to participate in this transformation journey and a quest to live a happier life. My ideal clients want compassionate, high quality, non-judgemental mental health care because that's fundamentally what they deserve.
(301) 298-2971 View (301) 298-2971
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Dr. Uchenna Obichere
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lanham, MD 20703
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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Number of Psychiatrists in Landover, MD

< 10

Psychiatrists in Landover, MD who prioritize treating:

33% Relationship Issues
33% Depression
33% Anxiety
33% Addiction
33% Child
33% ADHD
33% Chronic Pain

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Humana

How Psychiatrists in Landover, MD see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Landover?

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.