Psychiatrists in Passaic, NJ

Photo of Magdalena Spariosu, Psychiatrist in Passaic, NJ
Magdalena Spariosu
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Passaic, NJ 07055
Hello and welcome to my page! As a Brain Injury Medicine Psychiatrist, I am passionate about helping high-achieving individuals who are facing the challenges of medical and neurological co-morbidities, particularly those who have experienced Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), whether recently or in the past. I am dedicated to providing compassionate care and guidance to patients recovering from TBI, who may be dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, memory deficits and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as they work towards reclaiming their sense of self and achieving their optimal well-being once again.
Hello and welcome to my page! As a Brain Injury Medicine Psychiatrist, I am passionate about helping high-achieving individuals who are facing the challenges of medical and neurological co-morbidities, particularly those who have experienced Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), whether recently or in the past. I am dedicated to providing compassionate care and guidance to patients recovering from TBI, who may be dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, memory deficits and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as they work towards reclaiming their sense of self and achieving their optimal well-being once again.
(973) 965-8322 View (973) 965-8322
Rehan Malik
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Passaic, NJ 07055
It is not uncommon for people to notice something is off, for some maybe your heart is racing in certain situations, or maybe you may not want to go out with friends and family as much as before the pandemic, have you been isolating more, eating less, trouble sleeping. It's very easy to just chalk it up to an "off day" or "stressful week" at work "it'll get better next week", well now it is just as easy to call and request a free consultation and get help for any issues going on new or old. We offer Tele-Health/ TeleMedicine Services, which allows you to have your visit from your home to allow for convivence/discretion.
It is not uncommon for people to notice something is off, for some maybe your heart is racing in certain situations, or maybe you may not want to go out with friends and family as much as before the pandemic, have you been isolating more, eating less, trouble sleeping. It's very easy to just chalk it up to an "off day" or "stressful week" at work "it'll get better next week", well now it is just as easy to call and request a free consultation and get help for any issues going on new or old. We offer Tele-Health/ TeleMedicine Services, which allows you to have your visit from your home to allow for convivence/discretion.
(973) 348-3786 View (973) 348-3786
Photo of St. Charles Medical Consult, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Passaic, NJ
St. Charles Medical Consult
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , APN, PMHNPBC
Verified
Passaic, NJ 07055
Evaluation and follow ups is now available vis Telehealth, due to the PANDEMIC. St Charles Medical Consult is dedicated to helping clients with their Mental Health needs. Through comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, customized individual treatment plans, medication management and referrals to appropriate psychiatric services. We help our clients to function better in the quickest possible time. We team up with our clients in working through their issues collaboratively. We accept clients for Suboxone treatment. Call for immediate appointment. Call or Email St, Charles Med Consult, for a free consultation now - (973) 564-0815.
Evaluation and follow ups is now available vis Telehealth, due to the PANDEMIC. St Charles Medical Consult is dedicated to helping clients with their Mental Health needs. Through comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, customized individual treatment plans, medication management and referrals to appropriate psychiatric services. We help our clients to function better in the quickest possible time. We team up with our clients in working through their issues collaboratively. We accept clients for Suboxone treatment. Call for immediate appointment. Call or Email St, Charles Med Consult, for a free consultation now - (973) 564-0815.
(973) 564-0815 View (973) 564-0815
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Virtual Psychiatric Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
Passaic, NJ 07055  (Online Only)
I'm a dual certified FNP/ PMHNP. Taking a holistic approach is important to me and I feel this approach is of most benefit for my clients. I enjoy helping all types of clients but I gravitate towards working with individuals who are reaching out for help for the first time. This is because I feel I offer a positive initial encounter that will encourage them to continue seeking help in order to reach their goals but I will work with any client that needs assistance. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Accepting some insurances.
I'm a dual certified FNP/ PMHNP. Taking a holistic approach is important to me and I feel this approach is of most benefit for my clients. I enjoy helping all types of clients but I gravitate towards working with individuals who are reaching out for help for the first time. This is because I feel I offer a positive initial encounter that will encourage them to continue seeking help in order to reach their goals but I will work with any client that needs assistance. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99. Accepting some insurances.
(201) 212-6834 View (201) 212-6834
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Michael Lozovatsky
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Passaic, NJ 07055
Welcome to Psychiatric Arts of New Jersey, where quality care meets accessibility. We understand that seeking mental health support is a crucial step towards a happier and healthier life, which is why we prioritize your well-being by offering appointments available within two weeks.
Welcome to Psychiatric Arts of New Jersey, where quality care meets accessibility. We understand that seeking mental health support is a crucial step towards a happier and healthier life, which is why we prioritize your well-being by offering appointments available within two weeks.
(973) 846-5957 View (973) 846-5957

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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Clifton, NJ 07012  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits in New Jersey for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. 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 are $99.
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits in New Jersey for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. 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 are $99.
(551) 282-9272 View (551) 282-9272
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Eboni Brown Freeman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Clifton, NJ 07011
Mental Health is not a destination, it is a journey and a process” (Happiness360). My name is Dr. Eboni Freeman (DNP) and I specialize in psycho-pharmacologic management of mental health symptoms. Everyone is unique in their treatment needs and as a result, the approach to one's Psychiatric Treatment Plan should be an individualized one. I believe in a collaborative approach to practice and am looking forward to working with you in developing the best treatment plan with the goal of optimizing your overall quality of life
Mental Health is not a destination, it is a journey and a process” (Happiness360). My name is Dr. Eboni Freeman (DNP) and I specialize in psycho-pharmacologic management of mental health symptoms. Everyone is unique in their treatment needs and as a result, the approach to one's Psychiatric Treatment Plan should be an individualized one. I believe in a collaborative approach to practice and am looking forward to working with you in developing the best treatment plan with the goal of optimizing your overall quality of life
(862) 319-3428 View (862) 319-3428
Sarah Meyer
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Clifton, NJ 07011
I am a board-certified psychiatrist who provides psychotherapy and psychopharmacology treatment for adults. After receiving my medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, I completed residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Following residency, I worked for several years as an attending psychiatrist on an inpatient unit at Columbia University Medical Center. I specialize in a broad range of psychiatric disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. Additionally, I have a particular focus in women's mental health, including psychiatric issues surrounding pregnancy, post-partum, fertility, PMS, and menopause.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist who provides psychotherapy and psychopharmacology treatment for adults. After receiving my medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, I completed residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Following residency, I worked for several years as an attending psychiatrist on an inpatient unit at Columbia University Medical Center. I specialize in a broad range of psychiatric disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. Additionally, I have a particular focus in women's mental health, including psychiatric issues surrounding pregnancy, post-partum, fertility, PMS, and menopause.
(973) 850-4620 View (973) 850-4620
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Seokkoon Cho
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Clifton, NJ 07013
I am a truly caring, board certified psychiatrist, with extensive knowledge and experience in psychopharmacology. In order to bring peacefulness of mind and soul you desire and to ease your symptoms back to manageable levels, I believe it is essential to get the correct diagnosis and also the best treatments. I work with my clients to help them develop real comprehensive understanding using different approaches. I am experienced in several areas, including fatigue, pain syndrome, and insomnia, as well as anxiety, depression, ADHD, addictive behaviors of gambling, eating, alcohol, opiates, and other substances;
I am a truly caring, board certified psychiatrist, with extensive knowledge and experience in psychopharmacology. In order to bring peacefulness of mind and soul you desire and to ease your symptoms back to manageable levels, I believe it is essential to get the correct diagnosis and also the best treatments. I work with my clients to help them develop real comprehensive understanding using different approaches. I am experienced in several areas, including fatigue, pain syndrome, and insomnia, as well as anxiety, depression, ADHD, addictive behaviors of gambling, eating, alcohol, opiates, and other substances;
(201) 425-1130 View (201) 425-1130
Photo of Diane DeCarolis, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Passaic, NJ
Diane DeCarolis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clifton, NJ 07013
With more than 25 years of experience in the Mental Health field, I began to practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner after graduating from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2013. My goal as a mental health provider is to help patients to alleviate their symptoms and to reach their highest potential in all aspects of their lives.
With more than 25 years of experience in the Mental Health field, I began to practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner after graduating from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2013. My goal as a mental health provider is to help patients to alleviate their symptoms and to reach their highest potential in all aspects of their lives.
(973) 860-3255 View (973) 860-3255
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Embodied Mind LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Clifton, NJ 07013  (Online Only)
We accept all Medicaid HMO plans and Medicare in the state of New Jersey. Telepsychiatry is offered anywhere in NJ. Call or email us and see if we are the right fit for you. We provide compassionate and holistic care to our patients. We are dedicated to improving your mental health and overall well-being. In order to do that, we focus on the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. When treating individuals inflicted with mental suffering, we utilize an evidence-based approach to treating a whole person. That means we will take into consideration your physical, emotional, and spiritual health to restore your well-being.
We accept all Medicaid HMO plans and Medicare in the state of New Jersey. Telepsychiatry is offered anywhere in NJ. Call or email us and see if we are the right fit for you. We provide compassionate and holistic care to our patients. We are dedicated to improving your mental health and overall well-being. In order to do that, we focus on the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. When treating individuals inflicted with mental suffering, we utilize an evidence-based approach to treating a whole person. That means we will take into consideration your physical, emotional, and spiritual health to restore your well-being.
(201) 801-5259 View (201) 801-5259
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Care First Psychiatry & TMS Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Garfield, NJ 07026
Welcome to Care First TMS Center: Specialized in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine, Treatment and Counseling. Welcome to the website of Dr. Tamer Wassef, The founder of Care First Medical Group, TMS Center. Dr. Wassef is a board-certified Psychiatrist offering safe, confidential and effective Adult Psychiatry, Addiction medicine and recovery management programs at his conveniently located office in New Brunswick, NJ.
Welcome to Care First TMS Center: Specialized in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine, Treatment and Counseling. Welcome to the website of Dr. Tamer Wassef, The founder of Care First Medical Group, TMS Center. Dr. Wassef is a board-certified Psychiatrist offering safe, confidential and effective Adult Psychiatry, Addiction medicine and recovery management programs at his conveniently located office in New Brunswick, NJ.
(848) 200-1699 View (848) 200-1699
Photo of Ngozi Nkemka, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Passaic, NJ
Ngozi Nkemka
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
I can't say that I have an ideal client, as every client presents with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. Therefore, my goal is not just to help my clients deal with their mental health issues. I provide an environment where they can restore and maintain a healthy state of mind. Graduating from Monmouth University, I have more than 18 years of healthcare and nursing experience. I bring empathy, an easygoing communication style, and sense of humor, making it easy for me to talk to patients and family members.
I can't say that I have an ideal client, as every client presents with their own unique set of strengths and challenges. Therefore, my goal is not just to help my clients deal with their mental health issues. I provide an environment where they can restore and maintain a healthy state of mind. Graduating from Monmouth University, I have more than 18 years of healthcare and nursing experience. I bring empathy, an easygoing communication style, and sense of humor, making it easy for me to talk to patients and family members.
(609) 757-8364 View (609) 757-8364
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Pauline Ekeh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner licensed and board certified in the state of New Jersey to provide psychiatric care for clients with mental illness. I have experience with a wide variety of individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma and grief/loss. I have experience with adolescents and adults from different cultures and backgrounds. I am pleased to support my clients through difficult mental health symptoms, and I bring knowledgeable and compassionate perspectives to client care.
I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner licensed and board certified in the state of New Jersey to provide psychiatric care for clients with mental illness. I have experience with a wide variety of individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma and grief/loss. I have experience with adolescents and adults from different cultures and backgrounds. I am pleased to support my clients through difficult mental health symptoms, and I bring knowledgeable and compassionate perspectives to client care.
(551) 282-9691 View (551) 282-9691
Dr. Esha Khoshnu
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Garfield, NJ 07026
Where special concerns deserve special care, Specialized Therapy Associates has been in operation since 1994 with a staff of psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists in Hackensack, Ramsey, Short Hills, & Fort Lee. STA provides the full range of psychological services: individual, couples, family & group therapy. We also provide a full range of psychological testing services for all age ranges.STA offers specialized programs which includes but not limited to eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, academic success, child and parenting. We are staffed with Board certified adult & child psychiatrists & psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, licensed clinical alcohol & drug counselors & licensed professional counselors.
Where special concerns deserve special care, Specialized Therapy Associates has been in operation since 1994 with a staff of psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists in Hackensack, Ramsey, Short Hills, & Fort Lee. STA provides the full range of psychological services: individual, couples, family & group therapy. We also provide a full range of psychological testing services for all age ranges.STA offers specialized programs which includes but not limited to eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, academic success, child and parenting. We are staffed with Board certified adult & child psychiatrists & psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, licensed clinical alcohol & drug counselors & licensed professional counselors.
(201) 488-6678 View (201) 488-6678
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Isaac Oke
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Hello, I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in mental health and caring for those suffering from psychiatric disorders, mental illnesses, or emotional crises.
Hello, I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in mental health and caring for those suffering from psychiatric disorders, mental illnesses, or emotional crises.
(908) 916-3552 View (908) 916-3552
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Marisa Savic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
East Rutherford, NJ 07073  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Marisa, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in New Jersey. Specializing in virtual sessions, I bring expertise in medication management and therapy designed to offer you invaluable support on your unique mental health journey.
Hello! I'm Marisa, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in New Jersey. Specializing in virtual sessions, I bring expertise in medication management and therapy designed to offer you invaluable support on your unique mental health journey.
(856) 898-3250 View (856) 898-3250
Photo of Felix Geller, Psychiatrist in Passaic, NJ
Felix Geller
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
After completing training in 2012 at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center of Shreveport, I began practicing psychiatry. have experience practicing in multiple settings including emergency room, hospital, medical wards, outpatient programs, outpatient offices, correctional facilities, research substance use programs and teaching programs.
After completing training in 2012 at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center of Shreveport, I began practicing psychiatry. have experience practicing in multiple settings including emergency room, hospital, medical wards, outpatient programs, outpatient offices, correctional facilities, research substance use programs and teaching programs.
(908) 224-4095 View (908) 224-4095
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Salvatore Zullo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Salvatore and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Anxiety, Burnout, Bipolar, Depression, Family Issues, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Stress Management.. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Salvatore and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New Jersey. I specialize in Anxiety, Burnout, Bipolar, Depression, Family Issues, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Stress Management.. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(973) 874-2811 View (973) 874-2811
Photo of Ellery Tarife, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Passaic, NJ
Ellery Tarife
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-c
Verified
Rutherford, NJ 07070
I provide guidance, support, and treatment options to help my clients manage their struggles. Whether they are experiencing an episodic/acute episode, or perhaps they have been dealing with mental illness for some time. I am available to listen, understand, and work with them to develop a reasonable and effective treatment plan.
I provide guidance, support, and treatment options to help my clients manage their struggles. Whether they are experiencing an episodic/acute episode, or perhaps they have been dealing with mental illness for some time. I am available to listen, understand, and work with them to develop a reasonable and effective treatment plan.
(201) 503-3564 View (201) 503-3564

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Passaic, NJ

< 10

Psychiatrists in Passaic, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder
80% ADHD
80% Psychosis

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Optum
75% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in Passaic, NJ see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Passaic?

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.