Psychiatrists in Highland Park, MI

Photo of Falon (Simpson) Pollifrone, Physician Assistant in Highland Park, MI
Falon (Simpson) Pollifrone
Physician Assistant, MS, PA-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, MI 48203
Hi! I’m Falon, a certified physician assistant (PA-C) with a passion and personal connection to mental well-being. If you’re reading this, maybe you have been struggling to feel good for quite some time and think you’ve exhausted all your options. Maybe you are searching for help for your teen and are unsure of what the next steps may be or are worried about connecting with a provider. Let’s work together! I pride myself on being open, easy going, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I understand how difficult it can be to open up; so, I keep my sessions relaxed and more like a conversation than an interview.
Hi! I’m Falon, a certified physician assistant (PA-C) with a passion and personal connection to mental well-being. If you’re reading this, maybe you have been struggling to feel good for quite some time and think you’ve exhausted all your options. Maybe you are searching for help for your teen and are unsure of what the next steps may be or are worried about connecting with a provider. Let’s work together! I pride myself on being open, easy going, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I understand how difficult it can be to open up; so, I keep my sessions relaxed and more like a conversation than an interview.
(734) 245-8875 View (734) 245-8875

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Best Fit Counseling & Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Dearborn, MI 48121
We have immediate openings anywhere in Michigan for child, adolescent or adult psychiatric and counseling services at times that work for you. Kristi Ramirez and I will provide comprehensive assessments to help you make informed decisions regarding your best treatment options. For many problems medication can be an extremely helpful tool. We specialize in finding the right medication(s) and we collaborate with our counseling specialists to help you to feel and function at your best. Our time is limited and we can't work with patients in counseling with other providers.
We have immediate openings anywhere in Michigan for child, adolescent or adult psychiatric and counseling services at times that work for you. Kristi Ramirez and I will provide comprehensive assessments to help you make informed decisions regarding your best treatment options. For many problems medication can be an extremely helpful tool. We specialize in finding the right medication(s) and we collaborate with our counseling specialists to help you to feel and function at your best. Our time is limited and we can't work with patients in counseling with other providers.
(734) 294-5776 View (734) 294-5776
Photo of Rebecca Greer, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Highland Park, MI
Rebecca Greer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Greer. I am a doctoral prepared and board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) (ANCC) and family nurse practitioner (FNP) (AANP). I received my master's degree in nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) in 2015, my doctor of nursing practice from UDM in 2020, and my post master's certificate/degree from the University of Michigan in 2021.
Welcome! I'm Rebecca Greer. I am a doctoral prepared and board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) (ANCC) and family nurse practitioner (FNP) (AANP). I received my master's degree in nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) in 2015, my doctor of nursing practice from UDM in 2020, and my post master's certificate/degree from the University of Michigan in 2021.
(313) 425-8197 View (313) 425-8197
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Dr. DaJonitta Richmond
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48203  (Online Only)
My mission is to help individuals become the best version of themselves. I help those who are ready to participate in their wholeness journey, so that they can stop living life beneath their potential. I don't just practice psychiatry, I specialize in treating the entire person. I value taking adequate time to obtain a complete understanding of a person's makeup- body, soul and spirit. I fuse my clinical experience, counseling skills, as well as my medical knowledge to help optimize your total wellness.
My mission is to help individuals become the best version of themselves. I help those who are ready to participate in their wholeness journey, so that they can stop living life beneath their potential. I don't just practice psychiatry, I specialize in treating the entire person. I value taking adequate time to obtain a complete understanding of a person's makeup- body, soul and spirit. I fuse my clinical experience, counseling skills, as well as my medical knowledge to help optimize your total wellness.
(346) 220-1729 View (346) 220-1729
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Priscilla Jimenez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067  (Online Only)
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of Michigan. I completed my Masters of Nursing Education from Oakland University and received my Post Master’s Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University. My personal passion and experience, combined with over 12 years of bedside Nursing experience has led me to the field of Perinatal Psychiatry . My mission is to aid clients along their individual journey of Mental Health during the perinatal period with a goal of improving and maintaining the mental health and wellbeing of mothers and their families.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of Michigan. I completed my Masters of Nursing Education from Oakland University and received my Post Master’s Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University. My personal passion and experience, combined with over 12 years of bedside Nursing experience has led me to the field of Perinatal Psychiatry . My mission is to aid clients along their individual journey of Mental Health during the perinatal period with a goal of improving and maintaining the mental health and wellbeing of mothers and their families.
(734) 977-1182 View (734) 977-1182
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Duy Tran
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
Dr. Duy Tran is an adult psychiatrist. He received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed residency training in general psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Tran aims to provide mental health care that helps patients live more fulfilling life. Dr. Tran has extensive experience treating psychiatric disorders in diverse populations, including college students, LGBT, perinatal, veterans, and those with socioeconomic disadvantages
Dr. Duy Tran is an adult psychiatrist. He received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed residency training in general psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Tran aims to provide mental health care that helps patients live more fulfilling life. Dr. Tran has extensive experience treating psychiatric disorders in diverse populations, including college students, LGBT, perinatal, veterans, and those with socioeconomic disadvantages
(415) 936-7406 View (415) 936-7406
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Anthony Wolf, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48243  (Online Only)
You shouldn't have to wait months to see a psychiatrist or settle for a provider who's not a good fit. You deserve someone who shows you they care about your future. I have immediate openings and can meet with you virtually in the comfort of your home or office. I'll listen to your story and work to understand the important details of your situation. I like to provide an atmosphere of warmth, humor, and acceptance during your visits. Regardless of whether you've taken psychiatric meds before, I can help you examine the alternatives and decide what might be best. Medications might even assist you in reaching your therapy goals.
You shouldn't have to wait months to see a psychiatrist or settle for a provider who's not a good fit. You deserve someone who shows you they care about your future. I have immediate openings and can meet with you virtually in the comfort of your home or office. I'll listen to your story and work to understand the important details of your situation. I like to provide an atmosphere of warmth, humor, and acceptance during your visits. Regardless of whether you've taken psychiatric meds before, I can help you examine the alternatives and decide what might be best. Medications might even assist you in reaching your therapy goals.
(616) 952-3036 View (616) 952-3036
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Mohammed Joz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC, APNP
Verified Verified
30 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I am Licensed and Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health NP in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry. I believe that every patient deserves the best mental health care, and it's my job to deliver it! I pride myself on going the extra mile to provide research-driven holistic care. Starting with a complete/comprehensive Initial Psychiatric Evaluation and ensuring my patient receive their medication on time. I treat Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, ADHD, Psychotic disorders, PTSD and others conditions ... I am experienced with outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization. I also provide brief CBT, DBT, general therapy.
I am Licensed and Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health NP in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry. I believe that every patient deserves the best mental health care, and it's my job to deliver it! I pride myself on going the extra mile to provide research-driven holistic care. Starting with a complete/comprehensive Initial Psychiatric Evaluation and ensuring my patient receive their medication on time. I treat Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, ADHD, Psychotic disorders, PTSD and others conditions ... I am experienced with outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization. I also provide brief CBT, DBT, general therapy.
(734) 259-7674 View (734) 259-7674
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Ronda Shorter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48205  (Online Only)
As I matured, I puzzled over my grandmother's gratitude for waking up in her right mind. With 30 years of experience in nursing, focusing on women's health, school nursing, and finally psychiatry, I now grasp its significance. My preferred client is someone who feels overwhelmed by life's challenges, a mother exhausted by school calls, or a person hesitant about therapy due to cultural taboos. Those who seek to break generational cycles through learning and self-discovery are the individuals I aim to assist.
As I matured, I puzzled over my grandmother's gratitude for waking up in her right mind. With 30 years of experience in nursing, focusing on women's health, school nursing, and finally psychiatry, I now grasp its significance. My preferred client is someone who feels overwhelmed by life's challenges, a mother exhausted by school calls, or a person hesitant about therapy due to cultural taboos. Those who seek to break generational cycles through learning and self-discovery are the individuals I aim to assist.
(269) 820-1018 View (269) 820-1018
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Ketamine Psychiatric at Imagine Health, P.C.
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48207
Mark L. Silverman, M.D. is thrilled to be a provider of Ketamine I.V. infusions. It is an outstanding treatment for patients with treatment-resistant depression and has also been beneficial for patients with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, and a variety of anxiety disorders.
Mark L. Silverman, M.D. is thrilled to be a provider of Ketamine I.V. infusions. It is an outstanding treatment for patients with treatment-resistant depression and has also been beneficial for patients with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, and a variety of anxiety disorders.
(248) 712-1784 View (248) 712-1784
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Detroit Recovery Project
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48208
Dr. Atul C. Shah, MD is a Practicing and Licensed Physician in the Metro-Detroit area as psychiatrist and general practitioner, serving a diverse range of patients with compassion, respect, and dignity. Dr. Shah has evaluated and treated patients in his practice for over 30 years both in Michigan as well as India.
Dr. Atul C. Shah, MD is a Practicing and Licensed Physician in the Metro-Detroit area as psychiatrist and general practitioner, serving a diverse range of patients with compassion, respect, and dignity. Dr. Shah has evaluated and treated patients in his practice for over 30 years both in Michigan as well as India.
(313) 324-8900 View (313) 324-8900
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Rubix Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MD, PMHNP, FNP-C, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48203  (Online Only)
Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? We get it. Mental health struggles are no joke, but you don't have to face them alone. At Rubix Health, our team of compassionate psychiatric experts is here to help you find the light. With evidence-based treatment plans tailored to your unique needs, we'll walk with you on your journey to wellness.
Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? We get it. Mental health struggles are no joke, but you don't have to face them alone. At Rubix Health, our team of compassionate psychiatric experts is here to help you find the light. With evidence-based treatment plans tailored to your unique needs, we'll walk with you on your journey to wellness.
(947) 217-6494 View (947) 217-6494
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Brianna Foster
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Waitlist for new clients
Are you tired of feeling like a number? Dismissed by the medical professionals who refuse to consider deeper possibilities for your mental health challenges? Exhausted by the constant overprescribing of medication without feeling truly heard and seen? Without attention and time spent looking further into root causes that could be affecting you such as hormonal imbalances, lifestyle, and diet, without consideration for adverse side effects? Meet Nurse Practitioner Foster. She uses a comprehensive approach and considers the whole person when integrating medication. She also incorporates the use of Gene-Sight testing into her practice.
Are you tired of feeling like a number? Dismissed by the medical professionals who refuse to consider deeper possibilities for your mental health challenges? Exhausted by the constant overprescribing of medication without feeling truly heard and seen? Without attention and time spent looking further into root causes that could be affecting you such as hormonal imbalances, lifestyle, and diet, without consideration for adverse side effects? Meet Nurse Practitioner Foster. She uses a comprehensive approach and considers the whole person when integrating medication. She also incorporates the use of Gene-Sight testing into her practice.
(248) 653-5351 View (248) 653-5351
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Genevieve Sweeney
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48204
I am a firm advocate for focused patient care. I am dedicated to providing the best patient care possible by listening to my patients and prescribing medication if needed to manage symptoms temporarily or longterm. I am passionate about whole body wellness, and how mental health plays a role in the quality of your life. I enjoy working with a diverse range of patients from all walks of life.
I am a firm advocate for focused patient care. I am dedicated to providing the best patient care possible by listening to my patients and prescribing medication if needed to manage symptoms temporarily or longterm. I am passionate about whole body wellness, and how mental health plays a role in the quality of your life. I enjoy working with a diverse range of patients from all walks of life.
(734) 896-5403 View (734) 896-5403
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Joyweena Glaser
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48204  (Online Only)
Hello there, I approach mental health with a warm and understanding perspective, focusing on you as a whole person, not just your symptoms. Together, we'll dive into the root causes of your concerns, exploring what truly matters to you. I have a strong background in psychiatric nursing, with years of experience in helping individuals facing various mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I'm here to provide you with expert guidance and support. Additionally, I specialize in medication management, ensuring that your treatment is both balanced and effective.
Hello there, I approach mental health with a warm and understanding perspective, focusing on you as a whole person, not just your symptoms. Together, we'll dive into the root causes of your concerns, exploring what truly matters to you. I have a strong background in psychiatric nursing, with years of experience in helping individuals facing various mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. I'm here to provide you with expert guidance and support. Additionally, I specialize in medication management, ensuring that your treatment is both balanced and effective.
(989) 656-5890 View (989) 656-5890
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Best Fit Counseling & Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Berkley, MI 48072
We have immediate openings anywhere in Michigan for child, adolescent or adult psychiatric and counseling services at times that work for you. Dr Lemmen and I will provide comprehensive assessments to help you make informed decisions regarding your best treatment options. For many problems medication can be an extremely helpful tool. We will work with you to find the right medication(s) to help you to feel and function at your best. Counseling or other services may also be needed and we will find the right specialist on our team for you. Our time is limited and we can't see patients in counseling with other providers.
We have immediate openings anywhere in Michigan for child, adolescent or adult psychiatric and counseling services at times that work for you. Dr Lemmen and I will provide comprehensive assessments to help you make informed decisions regarding your best treatment options. For many problems medication can be an extremely helpful tool. We will work with you to find the right medication(s) to help you to feel and function at your best. Counseling or other services may also be needed and we will find the right specialist on our team for you. Our time is limited and we can't see patients in counseling with other providers.
(248) 598-7285 View (248) 598-7285
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Monday Ogbeibor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
Monday Ogbeibor is a board -certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, he obtains his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Michigan University, went to Wayne State University College of Nursing Detroit, Michigan, he graduated in 2020 with a psychiatric nurse practitioner degree. He has been practicing since 2021 providing psychiatric care across the lifespan.
Monday Ogbeibor is a board -certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, he obtains his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Michigan University, went to Wayne State University College of Nursing Detroit, Michigan, he graduated in 2020 with a psychiatric nurse practitioner degree. He has been practicing since 2021 providing psychiatric care across the lifespan.
(269) 466-8283 View (269) 466-8283
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Robert John Lagrou
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48226  (Online Only)
Dr. Lagrou and his psychiatric team have immediate openings for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Don't wait for months at other clinics when we can get you in today. We offer both in person and telehealth option via secure video sessions. We specialize in the management of treatment resistant depression. In addition to traditional modalities, Dr. Lagrou offers TMS and Spravato treatment options.
Dr. Lagrou and his psychiatric team have immediate openings for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Don't wait for months at other clinics when we can get you in today. We offer both in person and telehealth option via secure video sessions. We specialize in the management of treatment resistant depression. In addition to traditional modalities, Dr. Lagrou offers TMS and Spravato treatment options.
(313) 217-3365 View (313) 217-3365
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Markita M Thompson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, AGNP-C, PMHNP-C, TBHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48216  (Online Only)
I offer a full range of mental health care services to adolescent, and adults who seek change and stability. My services may include assessment, diagnosis, treatment, medication management, recommendations on diet change, supplements, herbs, and various forms psychotherapy or talk therapy. I practice integrative care with a holistic approach. My passion is caring for others and assisting clients and families in transitioning to wellness. I will work with you where you are to help get you through the healing process and on your way to living a happier, fulfilled life. Call today for your FREE phone consult!
I offer a full range of mental health care services to adolescent, and adults who seek change and stability. My services may include assessment, diagnosis, treatment, medication management, recommendations on diet change, supplements, herbs, and various forms psychotherapy or talk therapy. I practice integrative care with a holistic approach. My passion is caring for others and assisting clients and families in transitioning to wellness. I will work with you where you are to help get you through the healing process and on your way to living a happier, fulfilled life. Call today for your FREE phone consult!
(313) 334-7346 View (313) 334-7346
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Nesrin Abu Ata
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Dearborn, MI 48120
We all tend to seek help when what we are doing is no longer working, or we feel stuck , dissatisfied or our life is out of control, or someone we care about says that we should get help. I view these pivotal moments as potential moments of alchemy, if we are willing to be mindful with what is, staying with our experience and working through it. Remaining mindFUL allows the experience to teach us what we are supposed to learn, if we are open to it. I am here to support you as you go through your journey, face your challenges, identify patterns with you that keep you feel stuck so that you can be more free to be your best self.
We all tend to seek help when what we are doing is no longer working, or we feel stuck , dissatisfied or our life is out of control, or someone we care about says that we should get help. I view these pivotal moments as potential moments of alchemy, if we are willing to be mindful with what is, staying with our experience and working through it. Remaining mindFUL allows the experience to teach us what we are supposed to learn, if we are open to it. I am here to support you as you go through your journey, face your challenges, identify patterns with you that keep you feel stuck so that you can be more free to be your best self.
(406) 282-8320 View (406) 282-8320

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Number of Psychiatrists in Highland Park, MI

< 10

Psychiatrists in Highland Park, MI who prioritize treating:

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

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cofinity | First Health

How Psychiatrists in Highland Park, MI 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 Highland Park?

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.