Psychiatrists in Denver, NC

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Leistey Tindall
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Denver, NC 28037  (Online Only)
Mind & Body Wellness is a premier Mental Health Practice headquartered in Rockingham, North Carolina. Serving all of North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Mecklenburg and surrounding areas. We also offer telemedicine in the state of Florida. All appointments are held virtually and our focus is on your journey in building and managing a healthier you. As a dual Board Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health and Primary Care I am compassionate about the individual needs of each patient and together we will design a customized and comprehensive care plan for your continued care.
Mind & Body Wellness is a premier Mental Health Practice headquartered in Rockingham, North Carolina. Serving all of North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Mecklenburg and surrounding areas. We also offer telemedicine in the state of Florida. All appointments are held virtually and our focus is on your journey in building and managing a healthier you. As a dual Board Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health and Primary Care I am compassionate about the individual needs of each patient and together we will design a customized and comprehensive care plan for your continued care.
(445) 545-1254 View (445) 545-1254
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Ashley Wilkens
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Denver, NC 28037  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner FNP-BC who specializes in psychiatric medication evaluation and management. I seek to establish a warm and caring relationship through collaboration, and a mutual shared decision making process that is safe and supportive. I treat holistically incorporating compassionate care, evidence based research, and connecting patients with other professional services. My goals are to empower others build on their strengths to help find the joy and stability they desire.
I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner FNP-BC who specializes in psychiatric medication evaluation and management. I seek to establish a warm and caring relationship through collaboration, and a mutual shared decision making process that is safe and supportive. I treat holistically incorporating compassionate care, evidence based research, and connecting patients with other professional services. My goals are to empower others build on their strengths to help find the joy and stability they desire.
(704) 327-0515 View (704) 327-0515
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Robert Bauer
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Denver, NC 28037
Dr. Bauer practices General Adult Psychiatry. His undergraduate degree, as well as his medical degree, were completed at Michigan State University. After obtaining his medical degree, he completed a four-year residency in Psychiatry with Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. During his last year of residency he was the Chief Resident of Psychiatry at Henry Ford Health System. After graduating residency, Dr. Bauer began his employment with Henry Ford Health System at their inpatient psychiatric facility, Kingswood Hospital.
Dr. Bauer practices General Adult Psychiatry. His undergraduate degree, as well as his medical degree, were completed at Michigan State University. After obtaining his medical degree, he completed a four-year residency in Psychiatry with Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. During his last year of residency he was the Chief Resident of Psychiatry at Henry Ford Health System. After graduating residency, Dr. Bauer began his employment with Henry Ford Health System at their inpatient psychiatric facility, Kingswood Hospital.
(704) 286-8399 View (704) 286-8399
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Taquita Milner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Denver, NC 28037
Taquita is a dual-certified family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health in the state of North Carolina and Georgia. She graduated from South University in Savannah, GA with her family medicine studies and from Maryville University in St. Louis, MI with her psychiatric study. Taquita has over 12 years of emergency/trauma experience, which has helped with responding to urgent treatment, severe medical conditions, and crisis stabilization. Her current specialty focuses on family psychiatry across all ages. Taquita is an advocate for innovations in healthcare and suicide prevention.
Taquita is a dual-certified family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health in the state of North Carolina and Georgia. She graduated from South University in Savannah, GA with her family medicine studies and from Maryville University in St. Louis, MI with her psychiatric study. Taquita has over 12 years of emergency/trauma experience, which has helped with responding to urgent treatment, severe medical conditions, and crisis stabilization. Her current specialty focuses on family psychiatry across all ages. Taquita is an advocate for innovations in healthcare and suicide prevention.
(704) 810-1378 View (704) 810-1378
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Joanna Wiseman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Denver, NC 28037
Joanna Wiseman is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2009. She has a Master's of Science specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Regis College. As a compassionate listener, Joanna strives to care for each client as an individual and will personalize their care to obtain their goals utilizing a humanistic and holistic approach. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys running, watching movies, watching football, reading, listening to music, playing with her dogs, and travelling, especially to the beach.
Joanna Wiseman is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2009. She has a Master's of Science specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Regis College. As a compassionate listener, Joanna strives to care for each client as an individual and will personalize their care to obtain their goals utilizing a humanistic and holistic approach. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys running, watching movies, watching football, reading, listening to music, playing with her dogs, and travelling, especially to the beach.
(704) 703-4476 View (704) 703-4476
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Martha Eseh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Denver, NC 28037
Martha Eseh is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2021. Martha helps clients through medication management and brief psychotherapy. Outside of work, Martha loves spending time with her family and traveling the world.
Martha Eseh is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2021. Martha helps clients through medication management and brief psychotherapy. Outside of work, Martha loves spending time with her family and traveling the world.
(980) 252-7161 View (980) 252-7161
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Victoria Brooks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Denver, NC 28037
Victoria Brooks is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years experience in the medical field. Victoria earned her Master’s degree in Nursing at Eastern Kentucky University in 2022 and her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2019. Victoria practices in general psychiatry, including (but not limited to) the treatment of depression, mood disorders and anxiety.
Victoria Brooks is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years experience in the medical field. Victoria earned her Master’s degree in Nursing at Eastern Kentucky University in 2022 and her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2019. Victoria practices in general psychiatry, including (but not limited to) the treatment of depression, mood disorders and anxiety.
(704) 736-3756 View (704) 736-3756
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John Mcgraw
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Denver, NC 28037
Dr. John Mel McGraw received an A. B from Stanford University in Human Biology in 1979. He graduated from University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver in 1984 and completed his Psychiatric Residency there in 1988. Dr. McGraw has 38 years of diverse experience in the field of Psychiatry in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Among treating depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD and mood disorders his specialties also include treating eating disorder, sexual abuse and trauma. In addition, Dr. McGraw enjoys practicing sports psychiatry and had the privilege of serving as a psychiatric consultant in the 1990 Goodwill Games.
Dr. John Mel McGraw received an A. B from Stanford University in Human Biology in 1979. He graduated from University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver in 1984 and completed his Psychiatric Residency there in 1988. Dr. McGraw has 38 years of diverse experience in the field of Psychiatry in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Among treating depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD and mood disorders his specialties also include treating eating disorder, sexual abuse and trauma. In addition, Dr. McGraw enjoys practicing sports psychiatry and had the privilege of serving as a psychiatric consultant in the 1990 Goodwill Games.
(704) 810-1139 View (704) 810-1139

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Telepsychiatrist_Piedmont Behavioral Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Our clinic provides Child, Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse services including Suboxone Treatment via video across North Carolina. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists and Therapists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry/
Our clinic provides Child, Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse services including Suboxone Treatment via video across North Carolina. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists and Therapists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry/
(704) 350-2958 View (704) 350-2958
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Excel Psychiatric Associates, PA
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Hello and welcome. My name is Timothy Balisky and I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner. This means that I am a nurse practitioner with specialty training and board certification focused on psychiatric mental healthcare. Three particular areas that I focus on within this specialty of mental health are treatment resistant depression, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I have a real passion for understanding the details that make up every person’s history, particularly as it relates to their struggle with mental illness.
Hello and welcome. My name is Timothy Balisky and I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner. This means that I am a nurse practitioner with specialty training and board certification focused on psychiatric mental healthcare. Three particular areas that I focus on within this specialty of mental health are treatment resistant depression, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I have a real passion for understanding the details that make up every person’s history, particularly as it relates to their struggle with mental illness.
(704) 457-9292 View (704) 457-9292
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Women's Transitional Healthcare
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
We are a Women's Mental Health clinic that focuses on helping women through their hormonal life transitions. We work closely with your OB/GYN and provide you with other resource options to help you reach your goals.
We are a Women's Mental Health clinic that focuses on helping women through their hormonal life transitions. We work closely with your OB/GYN and provide you with other resource options to help you reach your goals.
(704) 675-7013 View (704) 675-7013
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Craig Chepke
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
I work with adults and the aging population in all diagnostic categories, but have special interests in movement disorders (Tardive Dyskinesia, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, etc.), neuropsychiatric conditions, and treatment-resistant/severe-persistent mental illness.
I work with adults and the aging population in all diagnostic categories, but have special interests in movement disorders (Tardive Dyskinesia, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, etc.), neuropsychiatric conditions, and treatment-resistant/severe-persistent mental illness.
(704) 741-1452 View (704) 741-1452
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Tia Konzer
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
I practice a comprehensive approach to medicine and believe strongly in the importance of treating the mind, body, and spirit to achieve wellness. The sacred relationship between the physician and patient can be just as important as the medicine or therapy provided. Thus, I provide longer comprehensive appointments and am accessible to patients to ensure that their concerns are heard and they feel understood. Focusing on the whole person, I work with patients to develop individualized treatment plans to address various aspects of their lives including sleep, nutrition and exercise, relationship strategies, coping skills, etc.
I practice a comprehensive approach to medicine and believe strongly in the importance of treating the mind, body, and spirit to achieve wellness. The sacred relationship between the physician and patient can be just as important as the medicine or therapy provided. Thus, I provide longer comprehensive appointments and am accessible to patients to ensure that their concerns are heard and they feel understood. Focusing on the whole person, I work with patients to develop individualized treatment plans to address various aspects of their lives including sleep, nutrition and exercise, relationship strategies, coping skills, etc.
(704) 624-7258 View (704) 624-7258
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Amy Boison
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornelius, NC 28031
Life is hard enough, leave the neurotransmitter regulation to us.
Life is hard enough, leave the neurotransmitter regulation to us.
(980) 525-8057 View (980) 525-8057
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Mary Urban
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Not accepting new clients
Comprehensive, Confidential, Compassionate individualized mental health care. I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner at The Blanchard Institute. With 19 years in the behavioral health field, I understand that every client's struggles are unique. My goal is to tailor treatment to empower my patients to achieve the highest possible quality of life. I provide comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluations using a patient-focused approach to allow for the highest level of care. My specialties include Substance Abuse and Detox treatment, Trauma, ADHD, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, OCD, Depression, and Bipolar.
Comprehensive, Confidential, Compassionate individualized mental health care. I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner at The Blanchard Institute. With 19 years in the behavioral health field, I understand that every client's struggles are unique. My goal is to tailor treatment to empower my patients to achieve the highest possible quality of life. I provide comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluations using a patient-focused approach to allow for the highest level of care. My specialties include Substance Abuse and Detox treatment, Trauma, ADHD, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, OCD, Depression, and Bipolar.
(704) 251-0378 View (704) 251-0378
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Dr. Tyler Dodds
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatrist, trained at Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency, with over 10 years of experience. I treat adults in North Carolina with a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and substance use disorders. I am currently accepting new patients, with no waitlist.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist, trained at Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency, with over 10 years of experience. I treat adults in North Carolina with a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and substance use disorders. I am currently accepting new patients, with no waitlist.
(980) 983-0688 View (980) 983-0688
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Gateway Charlotte Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Gateway Charlotte Wellness is here for the mental health needs of clients (ages 6 to adults). Highly trained, empathetic, friendly and we take our time to get to know you so we can better help you. We utilize the most recent advancement in medicine. As a provider at Gateway Charlotte Wellness, I have many years of experience in mental Health. Currently works at one of Charlotte, North Carolina's local hospital. We see clients via telehealth anywhere, anytime at their convenience. Why wait? call now for help.
Gateway Charlotte Wellness is here for the mental health needs of clients (ages 6 to adults). Highly trained, empathetic, friendly and we take our time to get to know you so we can better help you. We utilize the most recent advancement in medicine. As a provider at Gateway Charlotte Wellness, I have many years of experience in mental Health. Currently works at one of Charlotte, North Carolina's local hospital. We see clients via telehealth anywhere, anytime at their convenience. Why wait? call now for help.
(980) 326-4916 View (980) 326-4916
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Myra Saha
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Dr. Myra Saha is board-certified and specializes in general adult psychiatry, managing psychiatric disorders and co-occurring substance-use disorders. Dr. Saha provides holistic, mind, and body care utilizing medication management and cognitive behavioral therapy-based psychotherapeutic models.
Dr. Myra Saha is board-certified and specializes in general adult psychiatry, managing psychiatric disorders and co-occurring substance-use disorders. Dr. Saha provides holistic, mind, and body care utilizing medication management and cognitive behavioral therapy-based psychotherapeutic models.
(855) 698-1551 View (855) 698-1551
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Anne S. Richardson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cornelius, NC 28031
Most things in life are multifactorial and hence we must target our wellbeing in a variety of ways. To truly target symptoms and suffering one should explore not only medication but psychological, behavioral, and holistic approaches as well. In this small, private psychiatric practice I offer the space for intense assessment, treatment and growth. The treatment isn't hindered by modern healthcare's limitations. With easier access to your provider and extended appointment times allows for a different psychiatric experience. To be heard.
Most things in life are multifactorial and hence we must target our wellbeing in a variety of ways. To truly target symptoms and suffering one should explore not only medication but psychological, behavioral, and holistic approaches as well. In this small, private psychiatric practice I offer the space for intense assessment, treatment and growth. The treatment isn't hindered by modern healthcare's limitations. With easier access to your provider and extended appointment times allows for a different psychiatric experience. To be heard.
(980) 324-2178 View (980) 324-2178
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Christopher R Bradley
Physician Assistant, MPAS , DMSc, PA-C
Verified Verified
Huntersville, NC 28078
Best life brings the quality of care and patient's functional needs back to the forefront. Our mission is to care for our patients individually, to provide optimal treatment and proper management. The practice strives to provide not only hope for our patients, but a provider to listen to their needs. Best life works to improve patients mental health, while also focusing on their overall wellness.
Best life brings the quality of care and patient's functional needs back to the forefront. Our mission is to care for our patients individually, to provide optimal treatment and proper management. The practice strives to provide not only hope for our patients, but a provider to listen to their needs. Best life works to improve patients mental health, while also focusing on their overall wellness.
(980) 217-8729 View (980) 217-8729

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Denver, NC

< 10

Psychiatrists in Denver, NC who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Bipolar Disorder
75% Anxiety
75% Psychosis
63% ADHD

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Denver, NC see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Denver?

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.