Psychiatrists in Ely, MN

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Kathy Udovich
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CNP, PMHNP
Verified
Ely, MN 55731  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management to patients suffering from depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, substance misuse, and other mental health issues across the lifespan. I endeavor to treat the whole person empathetically, compassionately, and non-judgmentally while maintaining the patient’s dignity.
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management to patients suffering from depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, substance misuse, and other mental health issues across the lifespan. I endeavor to treat the whole person empathetically, compassionately, and non-judgmentally while maintaining the patient’s dignity.
(218) 695-8528 View (218) 695-8528

Online Psychiatrists

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Inner Fokus
Psychiatric Nurse, APRN
Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
As an experienced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide psychiatric medication evaluations and management, as well as Sexuality Counseling and Education Services to clients at Inner Fokus. My clinical foundation lies within my background as a psychiatric nurse practitioner providing psychiatric medication evaluation and management services. Medication with psychotherapy can provide many people with the highest standard of care. It is a big decision to incorporate medication into your psychological care, but the modalities are complementary, and usually lead to the most significant clinical improvement. Each medication appointment involves a complete assessment of symptoms, diagnosis, and collaborative discussion about treatment recommendations.
As an experienced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide psychiatric medication evaluations and management, as well as Sexuality Counseling and Education Services to clients at Inner Fokus. My clinical foundation lies within my background as a psychiatric nurse practitioner providing psychiatric medication evaluation and management services. Medication with psychotherapy can provide many people with the highest standard of care. It is a big decision to incorporate medication into your psychological care, but the modalities are complementary, and usually lead to the most significant clinical improvement. Each medication appointment involves a complete assessment of symptoms, diagnosis, and collaborative discussion about treatment recommendations.
(218) 789-0561 View (218) 789-0561
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At Your Service Psychiatry, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, DNP
Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
Schedule online: go to AtYourServicePsychiatry.com and click "get started" to see appointment times available. Online telepsychiatry with medications sent right to your local pharmacy. This telepsychiatry practice focuses on caring for you from your home or office, with visits from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. With over a decade of psychiatry experience, we care for people with ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar 1 and 2, PTSD, OCD, insomnia, postpartum depression, and various conditions. Telepsychiatry has given people with agoraphobia a way to heal. Stay home, stay well, but still get care.
Schedule online: go to AtYourServicePsychiatry.com and click "get started" to see appointment times available. Online telepsychiatry with medications sent right to your local pharmacy. This telepsychiatry practice focuses on caring for you from your home or office, with visits from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. With over a decade of psychiatry experience, we care for people with ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar 1 and 2, PTSD, OCD, insomnia, postpartum depression, and various conditions. Telepsychiatry has given people with agoraphobia a way to heal. Stay home, stay well, but still get care.
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Tracy Zimmerman-DeSchepper ( Modern Mojo)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Fom inception, we set out to design a different kind of mental health clinic than any in the area. Our idea started with this statement "A mental health facility should not be depressing or resemble a sterile hospital-type setting." Our office will be an inviting, colorful, interactive, encouraging, and uplifting place clients want to go to. ​ The difference lies in how we treat our clients. From the nervous initial phone call to the joyful last session, our clients are not a number in our system. As a team, we work together towards better health and wellness for each of our clients. We strive for our patients to be independent
Fom inception, we set out to design a different kind of mental health clinic than any in the area. Our idea started with this statement "A mental health facility should not be depressing or resemble a sterile hospital-type setting." Our office will be an inviting, colorful, interactive, encouraging, and uplifting place clients want to go to. ​ The difference lies in how we treat our clients. From the nervous initial phone call to the joyful last session, our clients are not a number in our system. As a team, we work together towards better health and wellness for each of our clients. We strive for our patients to be independent
(218) 975-0525 View (218) 975-0525
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Jody Murphy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MN 55744  (Online Only)
My focus is on providing person-centered and evidence-based care. I place great value on the therapeutic alliance formed between patient and provider, and believe this is an essential part of successful treatment. I am an autistic, nonbinary, queer psychiatric nurse practitioner.
My focus is on providing person-centered and evidence-based care. I place great value on the therapeutic alliance formed between patient and provider, and believe this is an essential part of successful treatment. I am an autistic, nonbinary, queer psychiatric nurse practitioner.
(218) 438-0937 View (218) 438-0937
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Kristin Mary Sorensen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMH-NP, FNP-C
Verified
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
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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Karena Rother
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CNP, PMHNP
Verified
Chisholm, MN 55719  (Online Only)
NEW patients welcome! I have always been passionate about helping individuals challenged by mental health disorders. My goal is to provide patient-centered care that is compassionate, ethical, efficient, and knowledge-based. I serve patients in Minnesota across the lifespan (ages 4 to 94) with a special focus on adolescents, young adults, and individuals struggling with substance use disorders.
NEW patients welcome! I have always been passionate about helping individuals challenged by mental health disorders. My goal is to provide patient-centered care that is compassionate, ethical, efficient, and knowledge-based. I serve patients in Minnesota across the lifespan (ages 4 to 94) with a special focus on adolescents, young adults, and individuals struggling with substance use disorders.
(651) 240-6698 View (651) 240-6698
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Northern Waters Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55811
Immediate openings available. Northern Waters Clinic is comprised of experienced professionals who provide individualized treatment to promote mental health and wellness for the people we serve. Services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan, family and marital counseling, and Genesight testing. We are offering another option to our community to receive psychiatric and therapy services. Our goal is to provider personal centered care, collaboratively with the clients that we serve.
Immediate openings available. Northern Waters Clinic is comprised of experienced professionals who provide individualized treatment to promote mental health and wellness for the people we serve. Services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan, family and marital counseling, and Genesight testing. We are offering another option to our community to receive psychiatric and therapy services. Our goal is to provider personal centered care, collaboratively with the clients that we serve.
(218) 228-3578 View (218) 228-3578
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Ample Grace Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, APRN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55802
We are currently accepting new patients for ADHD Neuropsychological testing. Think you have ADHD? No problem! We offer ADHD Objective Testing that can be used to guide ADHD diagnosis for patients. The testing can also be done at the office and via telehealth. We also offer adult autism assessment and trauma therapy. At Ample Grace Psychiatry, we offer a custom approach for each client! We start with understanding where you are now and your challenges. We help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. We offer an inclusive, safe space with virtual visits to suit your schedule.
We are currently accepting new patients for ADHD Neuropsychological testing. Think you have ADHD? No problem! We offer ADHD Objective Testing that can be used to guide ADHD diagnosis for patients. The testing can also be done at the office and via telehealth. We also offer adult autism assessment and trauma therapy. At Ample Grace Psychiatry, we offer a custom approach for each client! We start with understanding where you are now and your challenges. We help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. We offer an inclusive, safe space with virtual visits to suit your schedule.
(253) 487-0709 View (253) 487-0709
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Christina Kirchen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Chisholm, MN 55719
Christina is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management and therapy services. She has specialty training in perinatal mental health and also cares for those with anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, psychosis and all other mental health conditions.
Christina is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management and therapy services. She has specialty training in perinatal mental health and also cares for those with anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, psychosis and all other mental health conditions.
(218) 254-0101 View (218) 254-0101
Dr. Joannah Bluntach
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CNP, PMHNP
Verified
Hermantown, MN 55811
Hello to everyone! I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) located in northern Minnesota.I am passionate about helping people and mental health. I strive to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and provide culturally sensitive, non-non-judgmental, non-judgmental, person-centered care. I believe in a holistic, collaborative approach and am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you on meeting your goals. I created Compassionate Quality Psychiatry with the goal to provide quality, compassionate, affordable care to the community in Minnesota.
Hello to everyone! I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) located in northern Minnesota.I am passionate about helping people and mental health. I strive to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and provide culturally sensitive, non-non-judgmental, non-judgmental, person-centered care. I believe in a holistic, collaborative approach and am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you on meeting your goals. I created Compassionate Quality Psychiatry with the goal to provide quality, compassionate, affordable care to the community in Minnesota.
(218) 304-0839 View (218) 304-0839
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Duluth, MN 55808
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits in Minnesota for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups $99. Accepting some insurance plans.
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits in Minnesota for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups $99. Accepting some insurance plans.
(612) 284-0573 View (612) 284-0573
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Chandra Lynn White
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, CNP, PMHFNP
Verified
Virginia, MN 55792
My mission is to provide a comprehensive wellness program that will embrace integrative care by offering a combination of complementary and conventional services, with a goal to provide holistic management addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals, families, and the community.
My mission is to provide a comprehensive wellness program that will embrace integrative care by offering a combination of complementary and conventional services, with a goal to provide holistic management addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals, families, and the community.
(218) 217-8435 View (218) 217-8435
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Tammy Word
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN , CNP
Verified
Hibbing, MN 55746
Greetings, I am Tammy Word, a dedicated and compassionate Nurse Practitioner with several years of experience in providing high-quality healthcare services. My journey in the field of nursing has been driven by a profound commitment to patient well-being, a passion for continuous learning, and a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of those under my care.
Greetings, I am Tammy Word, a dedicated and compassionate Nurse Practitioner with several years of experience in providing high-quality healthcare services. My journey in the field of nursing has been driven by a profound commitment to patient well-being, a passion for continuous learning, and a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of those under my care.
(218) 261-7087 View (218) 261-7087
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Dr. Morgan Alexander
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Duluth, MN 55805  (Online Only)
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
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Madeline Jacobs
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
Madeline Jacobs is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University and has been working in the psychiatric field since 2015. She has worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the largest LGBT Center in the country, and would love the opportunity to broaden the reach of LGBTQ+ affirming mental health care through telepsychiatry. She is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), an evidence-based trauma therapy. She takes a trauma-informed perspective on mental health care.
Madeline Jacobs is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University and has been working in the psychiatric field since 2015. She has worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the largest LGBT Center in the country, and would love the opportunity to broaden the reach of LGBTQ+ affirming mental health care through telepsychiatry. She is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), an evidence-based trauma therapy. She takes a trauma-informed perspective on mental health care.
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Patty Jo Mantel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP
Verified
Proctor, MN 55810  (Online Only)
Patty Jo is a Family Nurse Practitioner with additional certification in Geriatrics. She strives to provide holistic patient care and include functional/integrative medicine approach to visits. She has a passion for helping patients tap into personal motivation within themselves to be healthy. Patty Jo has treated acute conditions such as skin or respiratory infections, chronic conditions such as pre-diabetes and diabetes. Hypertension, pain, anxiety, and depression are also specialty fields. She is also trained in the FEMM approach for treating women’s health issues such as PMS, menstrual irregularities, infertility, and PCOS.
Patty Jo is a Family Nurse Practitioner with additional certification in Geriatrics. She strives to provide holistic patient care and include functional/integrative medicine approach to visits. She has a passion for helping patients tap into personal motivation within themselves to be healthy. Patty Jo has treated acute conditions such as skin or respiratory infections, chronic conditions such as pre-diabetes and diabetes. Hypertension, pain, anxiety, and depression are also specialty fields. She is also trained in the FEMM approach for treating women’s health issues such as PMS, menstrual irregularities, infertility, and PCOS.
(218) 483-7626 View (218) 483-7626
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Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Duluth, MN 55805
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
Dr. Zou is welcoming new patients seeking specialized treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric concerns. As a holistic psychiatrist, Dr. Zou draws from a wide-ranging toolbox of treatment options - including psychotherapy, psycho-education and lifestyle adaptations in addition to medication where appropriate. Consequently, patients benefit from a well-integrated approach to care that is both systematic and thorough.
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Kari Rengo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55810  (Online Only)
What I love about psychiatry is helping you return to your True North. We work together to identify symptoms causing difficulty. We create a treatment plan that is based on your most deeply held beliefs, values, and principles. We celebrate when your symptoms lessen and you feel yourself moving back towards your True North.
What I love about psychiatry is helping you return to your True North. We work together to identify symptoms causing difficulty. We create a treatment plan that is based on your most deeply held beliefs, values, and principles. We celebrate when your symptoms lessen and you feel yourself moving back towards your True North.
(218) 231-5013 View (218) 231-5013

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Number of Psychiatrists in Ely, MN

< 10

Psychiatrists in Ely, MN who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Substance Use
100% Alcohol Use
100% Medication Management

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Oxford
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Ely, MN see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Ely?

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.