Psychiatrists in North Brunswick, NJ

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Firmin Langyin
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
My name is Firmin Langyin, i graduated from Rutgers University with a doctorate degree in Nursing (Psychiatric/Mental Specialty) in 2020. I have experience in the management and treatment of various psychiatric disorders across lifespan including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders.
My name is Firmin Langyin, i graduated from Rutgers University with a doctorate degree in Nursing (Psychiatric/Mental Specialty) in 2020. I have experience in the management and treatment of various psychiatric disorders across lifespan including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders.
(732) 936-7752 View (732) 936-7752
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Haven Healthcare Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Brunswick, NJ 08902  (Online Only)
An ideal client in need of psychiatric services may present with various mental health issues that require a more specialized and medical approach to treatment. Their issues may be that they might be dealing with severe mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, severe anxiety disorders, or other complex psychiatric conditions that significantly impact their daily functioning. Clients seeking psychiatric services often desire stability, relief from distressing symptoms, and the ability to lead fulfilling lives despite their mental health challenges.
An ideal client in need of psychiatric services may present with various mental health issues that require a more specialized and medical approach to treatment. Their issues may be that they might be dealing with severe mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, severe anxiety disorders, or other complex psychiatric conditions that significantly impact their daily functioning. Clients seeking psychiatric services often desire stability, relief from distressing symptoms, and the ability to lead fulfilling lives despite their mental health challenges.
(732) 365-0468 View (732) 365-0468
Conner Caring Mindz of Psychiatry LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified
North Brunswick, NJ 08902  (Online Only)
Latrica Conner is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She completed her undergraduate degree at Raritan Valley Community College and Chamberlain College of Nursing. Latrica completed her master’s degree in nursing at St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing specializing in their psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. Latrica holds a license to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York.
Latrica Conner is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She completed her undergraduate degree at Raritan Valley Community College and Chamberlain College of Nursing. Latrica completed her master’s degree in nursing at St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing specializing in their psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. Latrica holds a license to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York.
(732) 838-6287 View (732) 838-6287
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Satishkumar H Patel
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
At Behavioral Consultation LLC, you will receive in depth psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Behavioral Consultation LLC is dedicated to provide mental health treatment to children, adolescents and adults in outpatient setting to maintain emotional and physical well-being of individual and family. We believe in personalized medicine. I previously held the position of Assistant Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor at Rowan University-SOM (Formerly UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine). We do provide services for maintenance injection. Weekend and evening hours are available.
At Behavioral Consultation LLC, you will receive in depth psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Behavioral Consultation LLC is dedicated to provide mental health treatment to children, adolescents and adults in outpatient setting to maintain emotional and physical well-being of individual and family. We believe in personalized medicine. I previously held the position of Assistant Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor at Rowan University-SOM (Formerly UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine). We do provide services for maintenance injection. Weekend and evening hours are available.
(732) 993-5968 View (732) 993-5968
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Asma Nisar
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
North Brunswick, NJ 08902  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am Board Certified psychiatrist. Our treatment focus is to treat you and provide you with an individualized treatment plan. Our practice is conveniently located on Route 1 in South Brunswick Township.
I am Board Certified psychiatrist. Our treatment focus is to treat you and provide you with an individualized treatment plan. Our practice is conveniently located on Route 1 in South Brunswick Township.
(732) 410-7627 View (732) 410-7627
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Alison DeLuca
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
North Brunswick, NJ 08902  (Online Only)
I look forward to working together to help you feel better and meet your goals.
I look forward to working together to help you feel better and meet your goals.
(732) 592-2574 View (732) 592-2574
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Wellness & Behavioral Solutions
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RASHIDA, PMHNP, BC
Verified
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Mrs. Rashidah Garrett-Hall is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to practice in both primary care and psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Insomnia, and Bipolar. Rashidah's style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up-to-date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification, nutrition, exercise, and stress management). She believes in balance.
Mrs. Rashidah Garrett-Hall is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner who is qualified to practice in both primary care and psychiatry; diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Insomnia, and Bipolar. Rashidah's style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up-to-date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification, nutrition, exercise, and stress management). She believes in balance.
(732) 655-2723 View (732) 655-2723
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Patty Saveriano
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
My name is Patty Saveriano, I am a dual certified nurse practitioner in Acute/ Critical Care and Psychiatry. I strongly believe in the mind/ body connection and guide my practice on these principles. I feel too often this relationship is overlooked by general practitioners and as a result has led to increased mental and physical illness. I am committed to helping people move through their struggles, so they can go back to living the life they were intended!
My name is Patty Saveriano, I am a dual certified nurse practitioner in Acute/ Critical Care and Psychiatry. I strongly believe in the mind/ body connection and guide my practice on these principles. I feel too often this relationship is overlooked by general practitioners and as a result has led to increased mental and physical illness. I am committed to helping people move through their struggles, so they can go back to living the life they were intended!
(609) 547-3213 View (609) 547-3213
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Michelle Matusalem
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
7 Endorsed
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I specialize in diagnosing and managing psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, mood disorders, and more. I am licensed to prescribe medication and offer medication management to individuals of all ages seeking to improve their mental health. I am committed to providing compassionate and evidence-based care, and I believe in building trusting relationships with my patients through active listening and honest communication.
As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I specialize in diagnosing and managing psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, mood disorders, and more. I am licensed to prescribe medication and offer medication management to individuals of all ages seeking to improve their mental health. I am committed to providing compassionate and evidence-based care, and I believe in building trusting relationships with my patients through active listening and honest communication.
(732) 978-9127 View (732) 978-9127

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Edward O Oladipo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APN, PMHNP-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Brunswick, NJ 08901  (Online Only)
Are you grappling with life challenges that leave you feeling unfulfilled? Do you find yourself navigating daily struggles, feeling misunderstood and isolated? Perhaps your childhood was marked by abuse or neglect. Do you frequently experience sadness, irritability, anger, tension, or a lack of motivation? Are self-doubt and worries about your worthiness constant companions? Trusting others might be difficult, and mental health or relationships may pose significant hurdles. I'm here to assist. Whether you occasionally resort to excessive eating, restrictive diets, or using negative coping skills such as alcohol or illicit drugs.
Are you grappling with life challenges that leave you feeling unfulfilled? Do you find yourself navigating daily struggles, feeling misunderstood and isolated? Perhaps your childhood was marked by abuse or neglect. Do you frequently experience sadness, irritability, anger, tension, or a lack of motivation? Are self-doubt and worries about your worthiness constant companions? Trusting others might be difficult, and mental health or relationships may pose significant hurdles. I'm here to assist. Whether you occasionally resort to excessive eating, restrictive diets, or using negative coping skills such as alcohol or illicit drugs.
(732) 913-5771 View (732) 913-5771
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Veronica M Jensen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, APNC
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Hello, my name is Veronica Jensen, DNP, MSN, APNC, PMHNP-BC. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. I am the founder of Pathway to Wellness LLC. I have over 8 years of experience in prescribing psychotropic medications and over 15 years in the psychiatric field. I am very comfortable with complex, acute, and chronic cases. I have worked in various settings of mental health such as inpatient psychiatric units, emergency rooms, outpatient, acute outpatient services, and nursing home Dementia/Alzheimer units. I also provide consultation services for area nursing homes.
Hello, my name is Veronica Jensen, DNP, MSN, APNC, PMHNP-BC. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. I am the founder of Pathway to Wellness LLC. I have over 8 years of experience in prescribing psychotropic medications and over 15 years in the psychiatric field. I am very comfortable with complex, acute, and chronic cases. I have worked in various settings of mental health such as inpatient psychiatric units, emergency rooms, outpatient, acute outpatient services, and nursing home Dementia/Alzheimer units. I also provide consultation services for area nursing homes.
(908) 867-0284 View (908) 867-0284
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Donna Gunther
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Hello, my name is Donna and I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner based in New Jersey. I am a prescriber for Family and Youth services located in New Jersey. One very important thing I have learned through my years in practice is that the relationship and connection formed between a patient and their provider is paramount. It is a solid foundation from which someone can truly move forward with their mental health goals.
Hello, my name is Donna and I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner based in New Jersey. I am a prescriber for Family and Youth services located in New Jersey. One very important thing I have learned through my years in practice is that the relationship and connection formed between a patient and their provider is paramount. It is a solid foundation from which someone can truly move forward with their mental health goals.
(732) 838-5412 View (732) 838-5412
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Kristen L. Carlo
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
New Brunswick, NJ 08902
My practice is dedicated to treating each individual as an individual; giving them the time and care that is needed to address their mental health concerns. I offer a variety of approaches that include therapy, medication management, and a combination of the two.
My practice is dedicated to treating each individual as an individual; giving them the time and care that is needed to address their mental health concerns. I offer a variety of approaches that include therapy, medication management, and a combination of the two.
(848) 999-3270 View (848) 999-3270
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Emad Mounir
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
New Brunswick, NJ 08902  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with mood problems, anxiety, or difficulties with attention, concentration, focusing, organizing, & prioritizing your daily activities and executive functioning? Are you having difficulties coping with daily stressors, loss, or interpersonal problems? You’ve come to the right place to start your journey of healing. With over 24 years in practice, I’ve worked in various capacities including outpatient, inpatient, & partial hospitalization programs, and have treated adult and elder patients with emotional and mental issues. I provide space to improve the capacity in which you function day-to-day by working with you.
Are you struggling with mood problems, anxiety, or difficulties with attention, concentration, focusing, organizing, & prioritizing your daily activities and executive functioning? Are you having difficulties coping with daily stressors, loss, or interpersonal problems? You’ve come to the right place to start your journey of healing. With over 24 years in practice, I’ve worked in various capacities including outpatient, inpatient, & partial hospitalization programs, and have treated adult and elder patients with emotional and mental issues. I provide space to improve the capacity in which you function day-to-day by working with you.
(732) 333-8520 View (732) 333-8520
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Dr. Mariam Bekhit
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Dr. Bekhit is a highly accomplished and compassionate psychiatrist dedicated to providing exceptional mental healthcare. With over 20 years of experience in the field of psychiatry and a genuine commitment to the well-being of her patients, Dr. Bekhit is recognized for her profound understanding of the human mind and her ability to transform lives through her therapeutic interventions. She is board certified by Amercian Board of Child and Adolescents psychiatry and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Bekhit is a highly accomplished and compassionate psychiatrist dedicated to providing exceptional mental healthcare. With over 20 years of experience in the field of psychiatry and a genuine commitment to the well-being of her patients, Dr. Bekhit is recognized for her profound understanding of the human mind and her ability to transform lives through her therapeutic interventions. She is board certified by Amercian Board of Child and Adolescents psychiatry and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
(732) 965-6377 View (732) 965-6377
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Michelle McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse, APN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Somerset, NJ 08873
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
(856) 807-5218 View (856) 807-5218
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Arif Noorbaksh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Somerset, NJ 08873
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
(973) 397-5984 View (973) 397-5984
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Psych Station of New Jersey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Somerset, NJ 08873
Kiran D Patel is a board-certified in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who treat the patients across all ages. Mr. Patel completed his Psychiatric specialty from University of South Alabama. Mr. Patel provide detail psychiatric evaluations, routine follow ups and complex medical management. He suggests pharmacological and psycho-therapeutic interventions for the psychiatric symptoms management. Mr. Patel are keen in providing add on psychotherapy including Positive reconstruction, Life style modification, coping skills.
Kiran D Patel is a board-certified in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, who treat the patients across all ages. Mr. Patel completed his Psychiatric specialty from University of South Alabama. Mr. Patel provide detail psychiatric evaluations, routine follow ups and complex medical management. He suggests pharmacological and psycho-therapeutic interventions for the psychiatric symptoms management. Mr. Patel are keen in providing add on psychotherapy including Positive reconstruction, Life style modification, coping skills.
(732) 660-9502 View (732) 660-9502
Photo of Robert Kirk, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in North Brunswick, NJ
Robert Kirk
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Somerset, NJ 08873
My client's issues may include academic issues, relationships, job stress, grieving, and alcohol/substance use. They would need help managing pronounced symptoms/episodes of difficulty with focus, attention, and staying organized; anxiety or depression; hyper-vigilance/arousal, poor/low frustration tolerance, and/or exhibit behaviors of avoidance; mood dysregulation; alcohol/substance withdrawal; or difficulty with sleep. Their overall goal would be to experience, at minimum, a significant reduction in frequency, intensity, and duration of pronounced symptoms, and perhaps with some of the symptoms, elimination of them.
My client's issues may include academic issues, relationships, job stress, grieving, and alcohol/substance use. They would need help managing pronounced symptoms/episodes of difficulty with focus, attention, and staying organized; anxiety or depression; hyper-vigilance/arousal, poor/low frustration tolerance, and/or exhibit behaviors of avoidance; mood dysregulation; alcohol/substance withdrawal; or difficulty with sleep. Their overall goal would be to experience, at minimum, a significant reduction in frequency, intensity, and duration of pronounced symptoms, and perhaps with some of the symptoms, elimination of them.
(973) 791-4085 View (973) 791-4085
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Carol Smith
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
Somerset, NJ 08873
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
(973) 358-0428 View (973) 358-0428

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Number of Psychiatrists in North Brunswick, NJ

< 10

Psychiatrists in North Brunswick, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
89% Trauma and PTSD
78% ADHD
78% Bipolar Disorder
78% Medication Management
67% Psychosis

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
88% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in North Brunswick, NJ see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in North Brunswick?

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.