Psychiatrists in Sparks Glencoe, MD

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Resilient Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
WELCOME! Finding the right fit for your psychiatric provider can be difficult. It's crucial to find someone with whom you feel safe and connected. We value the client relationship and approach each session with an open mind, respect, and a genuine desire to help. We enjoy working with all ages and especially those once turned-off by mental health treatment.
WELCOME! Finding the right fit for your psychiatric provider can be difficult. It's crucial to find someone with whom you feel safe and connected. We value the client relationship and approach each session with an open mind, respect, and a genuine desire to help. We enjoy working with all ages and especially those once turned-off by mental health treatment.
(410) 770-2174 View (410) 770-2174

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Christine Tran-Boynes
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
Accepting new patients. In network with BCBS and Cigna. I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist in Towson, MD who specializes in medication management for adults 18 years old and over. As such, if you are already working with a psychologist, therapist, or counselor for therapy, I would be happy to collaborate. Telehealth appointments are offered to patients physically present in Maryland at the time of the session.
Accepting new patients. In network with BCBS and Cigna. I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist in Towson, MD who specializes in medication management for adults 18 years old and over. As such, if you are already working with a psychologist, therapist, or counselor for therapy, I would be happy to collaborate. Telehealth appointments are offered to patients physically present in Maryland at the time of the session.
(443) 234-8357 View (443) 234-8357
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Prosper Health and Behavioral Care Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Owings Mills, MD 21117
I have been a nurse for more than 18 years, and I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Maryland. In my practice, we place a premium on a holistic strategy that considers a person's larger mental and social context in addition to their specific mental health symptoms. My main goal is to aid people in their transition to a healthier, more balanced way of life. I specialize in the treatment of a range of mental health issues, including depression, treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, and ADHD.
I have been a nurse for more than 18 years, and I am a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Maryland. In my practice, we place a premium on a holistic strategy that considers a person's larger mental and social context in addition to their specific mental health symptoms. My main goal is to aid people in their transition to a healthier, more balanced way of life. I specialize in the treatment of a range of mental health issues, including depression, treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, and ADHD.
(410) 873-1786 View (410) 873-1786
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Yarelis Guzmán Quiñones
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified Verified
Towson, MD 21204  (Online Only)
Dr. Yarelis Guzmán Quiñones is a board-certified psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, focusing on women's mental health. Specializing in the emotional well-being of women, she addresses a range of issues, including ADHD, perinatal mental health, fertility concerns, perinatal loss, and postpartum depression. She completed her residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she served as the chief resident.
Dr. Yarelis Guzmán Quiñones is a board-certified psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, focusing on women's mental health. Specializing in the emotional well-being of women, she addresses a range of issues, including ADHD, perinatal mental health, fertility concerns, perinatal loss, and postpartum depression. She completed her residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she served as the chief resident.
(443) 888-2306 View (443) 888-2306
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Adam Horn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Owings Mills, MD 21117  (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.
(410) 498-5326 View (410) 498-5326
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ADHD Care-Temah Healthcare Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Cockeysville, MD 21030
In the vibrant spectrum of cognitive diversity, individuals with ADHD shine with dynamic minds, yet face challenges in focusing, impulsivity, and organization. Seeking empathy, insights, and empowerment, individuals come to us with untapped potential, aiming to thrive in a world not fully aligned with their unique processing styles. Utilizing FDA-approved psychometric testing, Temah Healthcare Services evaluate and create tailored interventions for your care. Our mission is to illuminate your path, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth, and guiding you to navigate life with confidence and fulfillment.
In the vibrant spectrum of cognitive diversity, individuals with ADHD shine with dynamic minds, yet face challenges in focusing, impulsivity, and organization. Seeking empathy, insights, and empowerment, individuals come to us with untapped potential, aiming to thrive in a world not fully aligned with their unique processing styles. Utilizing FDA-approved psychometric testing, Temah Healthcare Services evaluate and create tailored interventions for your care. Our mission is to illuminate your path, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth, and guiding you to navigate life with confidence and fulfillment.
(443) 407-8414 View (443) 407-8414
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leadfocushealth llc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reisterstown, MD 21136  (Online Only)
Our primary area of expertise lies in behavioral and mental health, catering to individuals across the entire age spectrum. Our therapeutic approach is personalized, considering each patient's specific requirements. We guarantee that our patients experience active listening and have their requirements met by collaborating to rejuvenate their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Our primary area of expertise lies in behavioral and mental health, catering to individuals across the entire age spectrum. Our therapeutic approach is personalized, considering each patient's specific requirements. We guarantee that our patients experience active listening and have their requirements met by collaborating to rejuvenate their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
(301) 945-8122 View (301) 945-8122
Renee C Feller
Psychiatric Nurse, MS, APRN, PMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Are you interested in an integrated, holistic approach to coping with life's problems that feel overwhelming? Need help dealing with anxiety, depression, or spiritual issues? Deeper issues may include trauma, PTSD, panic, aging, loss, cancer, physical disorders, sensitive to life (HSP), and relationship issues. Treatments involve a range of psychodynamic modalities, EMDR, Ego State Theory, CBT, and meditation. These may be coupled with spiritual direction to help someone who is spiritually depressed or depleted. Helping you to achieve wholeness of body/mind/spirit/soul so that you can come alive to being your best self.
Are you interested in an integrated, holistic approach to coping with life's problems that feel overwhelming? Need help dealing with anxiety, depression, or spiritual issues? Deeper issues may include trauma, PTSD, panic, aging, loss, cancer, physical disorders, sensitive to life (HSP), and relationship issues. Treatments involve a range of psychodynamic modalities, EMDR, Ego State Theory, CBT, and meditation. These may be coupled with spiritual direction to help someone who is spiritually depressed or depleted. Helping you to achieve wholeness of body/mind/spirit/soul so that you can come alive to being your best self.
(410) 701-0961 View (410) 701-0961
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Kristin Mary Sorensen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMH-NP, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
I appreciate the opportunity to work with children, adolescent and adult clients. I see clients via a privacy protected telemedicine-video conferencing platform (Telemedicine) and in person if preferred. I welcome those who are feeling down, anxious, having difficulty focusing or controlling behavior and those who are concerned with alcohol and drug use. If you have longstanding psychiatric concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, attention deficit and addictions, I will conduct a thorough review of medication and hospitalization history and together, we will create a unique plan of care for you.
I appreciate the opportunity to work with children, adolescent and adult clients. I see clients via a privacy protected telemedicine-video conferencing platform (Telemedicine) and in person if preferred. I welcome those who are feeling down, anxious, having difficulty focusing or controlling behavior and those who are concerned with alcohol and drug use. If you have longstanding psychiatric concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, attention deficit and addictions, I will conduct a thorough review of medication and hospitalization history and together, we will create a unique plan of care for you.
(218) 228-8910 View (218) 228-8910
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Mariel V Otter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, , CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Timonium, MD 21093
Mariel Otter, DNP, CRNP-PMH has 12+ years of psychiatric experience. She is rated by U.S. News & World Report Health as a treatment expert for depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Her interests include social health in teens & older adults, mid-life transitions, OCD, autism, trauma, personality disorders, & inflammatory/autoimmune disease. Difficult emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are, at times, part of the human experience but they need NOT control your life. Reclaim your humanity & cope effectively with the internal and external stressors of daily life with a provider who listens to your story and supports your intentions.
Mariel Otter, DNP, CRNP-PMH has 12+ years of psychiatric experience. She is rated by U.S. News & World Report Health as a treatment expert for depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Her interests include social health in teens & older adults, mid-life transitions, OCD, autism, trauma, personality disorders, & inflammatory/autoimmune disease. Difficult emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are, at times, part of the human experience but they need NOT control your life. Reclaim your humanity & cope effectively with the internal and external stressors of daily life with a provider who listens to your story and supports your intentions.
(410) 936-6731 View (410) 936-6731
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Healer Health LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Owings Mills, MD 21117
We Are Accepting New Clients!
We Are Accepting New Clients!
(410) 705-7153 View (410) 705-7153
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Dr. Anna Alban
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Reisterstown, MD 21136
I have extensive experience providing outpatient psychiatric medication management services to diverse populations across all age groups. My work with children and adolescents began at the start of my career. I have practiced as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in psychiatry since 2013 and as a master’s prepared nurse practitioner as of 2009. I am a proud graduate of Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland and Carlow University. I believe in a holistic approach to patient care and I encourage patients to incorporate complementary interventions such as therapy.
I have extensive experience providing outpatient psychiatric medication management services to diverse populations across all age groups. My work with children and adolescents began at the start of my career. I have practiced as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in psychiatry since 2013 and as a master’s prepared nurse practitioner as of 2009. I am a proud graduate of Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland and Carlow University. I believe in a holistic approach to patient care and I encourage patients to incorporate complementary interventions such as therapy.
(410) 604-8221 View (410) 604-8221
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Sara Vieweg Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
I provide talk therapy and medication management, as needed. Together, we can learn about how your mind works and put words to feelings that you have. We can also work to identify patterns which may be holding you back and potential shifts which may improve your feelings of efficacy. As you increase your self-understanding, you can find a deeper sense of purpose in your life and more meaningful connections in social and professional relationships. I also provide a sliding scale fee for an intensive talk therapy.
I provide talk therapy and medication management, as needed. Together, we can learn about how your mind works and put words to feelings that you have. We can also work to identify patterns which may be holding you back and potential shifts which may improve your feelings of efficacy. As you increase your self-understanding, you can find a deeper sense of purpose in your life and more meaningful connections in social and professional relationships. I also provide a sliding scale fee for an intensive talk therapy.
(410) 575-1761 View (410) 575-1761
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Sandra Lake
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, DNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21204  (Online Only)
Dr. Lake works with people of all ages and demographics who are experiencing mental health issues and disorders. She provides more than just medication management. Dr. Lake emphasizes the use of Psycho-education and comprehensive assessments of each patient's mental health needs to best develop effective treatment strategies, including the prescribing of medication in addition to daily/weekly lifestyle changes or plans to complement medication. She collaborates with the therapists on her team to provide integrated care for her patients benefiting from both therapy and medication.
Dr. Lake works with people of all ages and demographics who are experiencing mental health issues and disorders. She provides more than just medication management. Dr. Lake emphasizes the use of Psycho-education and comprehensive assessments of each patient's mental health needs to best develop effective treatment strategies, including the prescribing of medication in addition to daily/weekly lifestyle changes or plans to complement medication. She collaborates with the therapists on her team to provide integrated care for her patients benefiting from both therapy and medication.
(410) 220-6185 View (410) 220-6185
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Mohammed Younus
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Timonium, MD 21093
If you suffer from Anxiety, Social phobia, Depression or ADHD, you are not alone, these are treatable illnesses and I have expertise to help you. Whether, you have never been treated or not totally satisfied with current treatment, there is help available. I treat Adults, Adolescents and Children
If you suffer from Anxiety, Social phobia, Depression or ADHD, you are not alone, these are treatable illnesses and I have expertise to help you. Whether, you have never been treated or not totally satisfied with current treatment, there is help available. I treat Adults, Adolescents and Children
(443) 963-3546 View (443) 963-3546
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Elizabeth Omopariola
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Cockeysville, MD 21030
My name is Elizabeth Omopariola and I am a Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
My name is Elizabeth Omopariola and I am a Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
(240) 563-0510 View (240) 563-0510
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Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cockeysville, MD 21030
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(443) 407-8930 View (443) 407-8930
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Deborah Cline
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Towson, MD 21285  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Deborah but I go by Deb. I have 12 + years of nursing experience and am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who is passionate about providing compassionate client-centered mental health care and medication management.
Hi there! My name is Deborah but I go by Deb. I have 12 + years of nursing experience and am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who is passionate about providing compassionate client-centered mental health care and medication management.
(240) 384-3460 View (240) 384-3460
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Azim Shahsavar M D
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
Dr. Shahsavar is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General as well as Addiction psychiatry. Dr. Shahsavar completed his psychiatry residency training at the Department of Mental Health, St. Elizabeths hospital in Washington, DC. He also completed an addiction fellowship at Yale University, School of Medicine. Presently, He is in private practice in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to starting his private practice, Dr. Shahsavar was working at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Towson, MD where he continues to have the hospital Privilage.
Dr. Shahsavar is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General as well as Addiction psychiatry. Dr. Shahsavar completed his psychiatry residency training at the Department of Mental Health, St. Elizabeths hospital in Washington, DC. He also completed an addiction fellowship at Yale University, School of Medicine. Presently, He is in private practice in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to starting his private practice, Dr. Shahsavar was working at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Towson, MD where he continues to have the hospital Privilage.
(443) 396-2430 View (443) 396-2430
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Myndpathpsychiatry and Medical Associates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP , FNP-C
Verified Verified
Owings Mills, MD 21117
My name is Mandi Rhone. I am a dual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner. I am eager to assist you in managing your mental healthcare needs and will play a key role in working with you to lower your stress and anxiety. It is my duty in Psychiatry to understand my patients mental health issues on a personal and emotional level. I bring a diverse range of experience as a clinician over the past 16 years approximately five of which has been in a more autonomous role as a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner and more recently in Psychiatry.
My name is Mandi Rhone. I am a dual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner. I am eager to assist you in managing your mental healthcare needs and will play a key role in working with you to lower your stress and anxiety. It is my duty in Psychiatry to understand my patients mental health issues on a personal and emotional level. I bring a diverse range of experience as a clinician over the past 16 years approximately five of which has been in a more autonomous role as a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner and more recently in Psychiatry.
(410) 421-7354 View (410) 421-7354

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Number of Psychiatrists in Sparks Glencoe, MD

< 10

Psychiatrists in Sparks Glencoe, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in Sparks Glencoe, MD 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 Sparks Glencoe?

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.