Psychiatrists in Union County, NJ

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Photo of Gideon Thuo, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Union County, NJ
Gideon Thuo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cranford, NJ 07016
I am pleased to offer Saturday Morning appointments to accommodate the needs of working individuals. I will use my listening skills and knowledge of pharmacology to enhance your mental health care so we can work together towards wellness.
I am pleased to offer Saturday Morning appointments to accommodate the needs of working individuals. I will use my listening skills and knowledge of pharmacology to enhance your mental health care so we can work together towards wellness.
(908) 388-9071 View (908) 388-9071
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Pattie James
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Cranford, NJ 07016
My ideal client is committed to accomplishing personal goals through a collaborative relationship built on trust, accountability, and communication. The ideal client is driven to explore the root cause of issues, recognize the work required to promote psychological well-being, and utilize available resources. Clients present with issues from past experiences and current stressors that impact their personal, professional, and social lives. My ideal client is willing to gain a broader understanding of these issues, desire personal growth, and develop effective coping skills that will manifest in an improved quality of life.
My ideal client is committed to accomplishing personal goals through a collaborative relationship built on trust, accountability, and communication. The ideal client is driven to explore the root cause of issues, recognize the work required to promote psychological well-being, and utilize available resources. Clients present with issues from past experiences and current stressors that impact their personal, professional, and social lives. My ideal client is willing to gain a broader understanding of these issues, desire personal growth, and develop effective coping skills that will manifest in an improved quality of life.
(908) 651-9415 View (908) 651-9415
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Jomaby HealthCare Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APN-c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, NJ 07081
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner in New Jersey and has been in the mental health/psychiatric field for 0ver 10 years. I have extensive inpatient and outpatient experience working with individuals with mental health issues. I have worked with adolescents and adults with psychiatric disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, substance use disorders and other mental health issues.
I am a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner in New Jersey and has been in the mental health/psychiatric field for 0ver 10 years. I have extensive inpatient and outpatient experience working with individuals with mental health issues. I have worked with adolescents and adults with psychiatric disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, substance use disorders and other mental health issues.
(908) 365-0899 View (908) 365-0899
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Oksana Libelt
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, NJ 07202  (Online Only)
My name is Oksana Libelt. I have been in medicine almost 25 years. My clinical background include different varies of care from critical care to proctology. I have started my career in Russia and continued to peruse my profession in USA. I am living in Matawan, New Jersey with my husband and three children. Education has always been a big and important part of my life. My point of view is, as much as we know, the more we can offer for society and patients.
My name is Oksana Libelt. I have been in medicine almost 25 years. My clinical background include different varies of care from critical care to proctology. I have started my career in Russia and continued to peruse my profession in USA. I am living in Matawan, New Jersey with my husband and three children. Education has always been a big and important part of my life. My point of view is, as much as we know, the more we can offer for society and patients.
(908) 388-9197 View (908) 388-9197
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Ramandeep Kaur
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Linden, NJ 07036
Welcome to my practice. I am a dual board-certified Adult and Child- Adolescent Psychiatrist. I completed my General Psychiatry residency and Fellowship in Child- Adolescent Psychiatry from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, where I was appointed as chief fellow. I have been working as an attending psychiatrist with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, in the school-based programs, where I provide full range of psychiatric services to youths (5-21) in out of district therapeutic schools. I also work with Robert Wood Johnson- Barnabas Health, covering psychiatric emergency room and consultation services.
Welcome to my practice. I am a dual board-certified Adult and Child- Adolescent Psychiatrist. I completed my General Psychiatry residency and Fellowship in Child- Adolescent Psychiatry from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, where I was appointed as chief fellow. I have been working as an attending psychiatrist with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, in the school-based programs, where I provide full range of psychiatric services to youths (5-21) in out of district therapeutic schools. I also work with Robert Wood Johnson- Barnabas Health, covering psychiatric emergency room and consultation services.
(732) 334-3281 View (732) 334-3281
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Kathryn Groll
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, CNM
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Cranford, NJ 07016  (Online Only)
At the core of Vineyard Psychiatry is a profound commitment to patient-centered care. The practice understands that mental health treatment is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor but a deeply personal journey. This commitment translates into an environment where patients are not merely recipients of care but active participants in their own healing process. Here, patients are heard, their perspectives respected, and their unique stories considered with the utmost reverence. www.vineyardpsychnp.com
At the core of Vineyard Psychiatry is a profound commitment to patient-centered care. The practice understands that mental health treatment is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor but a deeply personal journey. This commitment translates into an environment where patients are not merely recipients of care but active participants in their own healing process. Here, patients are heard, their perspectives respected, and their unique stories considered with the utmost reverence. www.vineyardpsychnp.com
(908) 259-6476 View (908) 259-6476
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HeadsTogether Psyche Solutions (Linda N. Oppong)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP, BC
Verified Verified
Springfield, NJ 07081  (Online Only)
Linda N. Oppong is a dual board-certified family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with 16 years of work experience in multiple healthcare settings. She developed a passion for mental health during her years as an advanced practice clinician. As a result, she pursued further education and graduated with honors during both phases of graduate studies. She obtained her Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ (now Rutger's University) and proceeded later to complete her post-master's certification in the psychiatric mental health NP program.
Linda N. Oppong is a dual board-certified family and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with 16 years of work experience in multiple healthcare settings. She developed a passion for mental health during her years as an advanced practice clinician. As a result, she pursued further education and graduated with honors during both phases of graduate studies. She obtained her Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ (now Rutger's University) and proceeded later to complete her post-master's certification in the psychiatric mental health NP program.
(908) 774-2652 View (908) 774-2652
Tina Pryor
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Westfield, NJ 07090
My ideal client is struggling with anxiety and/or depression and is seeking services to find balance.
My ideal client is struggling with anxiety and/or depression and is seeking services to find balance.
(908) 650-8551 View (908) 650-8551
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Bolanle Akinronbi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cranford, NJ 07016  (Online Only)
Bolanle Akinronbi M.D is an empathic psychiatrist and a great listener. She offers practical recommendations and treatment solutions that uses her knowledge of medicine while taking into account the multiple factors that affect a person's wellness - biology, environment, diet, relationships and daily routine. Her treatment approach is dynamic, person centered and holistic. She believes that everyone can and should live as the best possible version of themselves at any point in time.
Bolanle Akinronbi M.D is an empathic psychiatrist and a great listener. She offers practical recommendations and treatment solutions that uses her knowledge of medicine while taking into account the multiple factors that affect a person's wellness - biology, environment, diet, relationships and daily routine. Her treatment approach is dynamic, person centered and holistic. She believes that everyone can and should live as the best possible version of themselves at any point in time.
(908) 617-0247 View (908) 617-0247
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Janet Bosede Akilo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Union, NJ 07083  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm a board certified Psych NP with over 10 years of experience in meeting the needs of my clients. My specific focus includes diagnosing, treating and preventing mental, emotional and behavioral disorders across the life span. I also specialize in substance abuse and addiction treatment. I provide holistic and patient centered care by partnering with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals.
Welcome! I'm a board certified Psych NP with over 10 years of experience in meeting the needs of my clients. My specific focus includes diagnosing, treating and preventing mental, emotional and behavioral disorders across the life span. I also specialize in substance abuse and addiction treatment. I provide holistic and patient centered care by partnering with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals.
(908) 888-9067 View (908) 888-9067
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Mental Health Clinic of Elizabeth
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APN-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Welcome! I am a Rutgers University educated Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in Medication management and Psychotherapy. My over 10years experience in clinical practice and experience enable me in addressing both personal and systematic problems of each individual. I take cognizance of the whole individual in my treatment focus with an emphasis on every aspect of the individual functioning and existence. In so doing, a unique and integrative treatment plan for each individual is formulated to enhance adequate functioning of all encountered individuals.
Welcome! I am a Rutgers University educated Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in Medication management and Psychotherapy. My over 10years experience in clinical practice and experience enable me in addressing both personal and systematic problems of each individual. I take cognizance of the whole individual in my treatment focus with an emphasis on every aspect of the individual functioning and existence. In so doing, a unique and integrative treatment plan for each individual is formulated to enhance adequate functioning of all encountered individuals.
(862) 225-6751 View (862) 225-6751
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Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cranford, NJ 07016
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(908) 402-0993 View (908) 402-0993
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Carol Healey
Psychiatric Nurse, DNP, APN, C
Verified Verified
Westfield, NJ 07090
The decision to go into therapy is not an easy one. As an advanced practice psychiatric nurse with 20+ years of experience, I have found that by providing a safe, supportive, and caring atmosphere, my clients can express their thoughts and feelings, understand themselves better, and feel empowered to make changes in their lives. As a nurse psychotherapist, I integrate an understanding of my clients' medical, family, social, and emotional issues to help them attain their optimal level of mental health. I am also able to prescribe medication to facilitate treatment of mood disorders and anxiety affecting my clients.
The decision to go into therapy is not an easy one. As an advanced practice psychiatric nurse with 20+ years of experience, I have found that by providing a safe, supportive, and caring atmosphere, my clients can express their thoughts and feelings, understand themselves better, and feel empowered to make changes in their lives. As a nurse psychotherapist, I integrate an understanding of my clients' medical, family, social, and emotional issues to help them attain their optimal level of mental health. I am also able to prescribe medication to facilitate treatment of mood disorders and anxiety affecting my clients.
(908) 287-1612 View (908) 287-1612
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Advanced Professional Healthcare Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Our experienced and compassionate professionals put our clients and their mental health care needs first. At Advanced Professional Healthcare, we understand that every client is special and has a different need. We customize our treatment to suit the healthcare needs of our clients in a caring, respectful and confidential environment. We provide comprehensive assessment to assist with the right diagnosis and treatment for you and your family. We discuss your diagnosis with you and offer you treatment choices with medication management, therapy or combination to support your mental health care goals and maximize your recovery.
Our experienced and compassionate professionals put our clients and their mental health care needs first. At Advanced Professional Healthcare, we understand that every client is special and has a different need. We customize our treatment to suit the healthcare needs of our clients in a caring, respectful and confidential environment. We provide comprehensive assessment to assist with the right diagnosis and treatment for you and your family. We discuss your diagnosis with you and offer you treatment choices with medication management, therapy or combination to support your mental health care goals and maximize your recovery.
(908) 948-8814 View (908) 948-8814
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Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Westfield, NJ 07090
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
(908) 540-7278 View (908) 540-7278
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Andrea Papa (adolescent/teen specialist)
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Cranford, NJ 07016
I am a Psychiatrist with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. I focus on treating the whole individual with psychotherapy and medication when appropriate, and after careful assessment. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
I am a Psychiatrist with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. I focus on treating the whole individual with psychotherapy and medication when appropriate, and after careful assessment. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
(908) 676-6414 View (908) 676-6414
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Harmony Bay
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Rahway, NJ 07065
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
(732) 290-4310 View (732) 290-4310
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Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cranford, NJ 07016
Victory Bay offers a variety of client-centered programs treating Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health. We help our clients successfully detox from drugs and alcohol in a comfortable inpatient or outpatient setting. Accommodations will be made for 24 hour staffing and clients will be cared for by licensed staff including Psychiatrists, APN, RN, etc. Detox is an individualized process, and we have found that a holistic approach is ideal when trying to successfully treat substance use disorder.
Victory Bay offers a variety of client-centered programs treating Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health. We help our clients successfully detox from drugs and alcohol in a comfortable inpatient or outpatient setting. Accommodations will be made for 24 hour staffing and clients will be cared for by licensed staff including Psychiatrists, APN, RN, etc. Detox is an individualized process, and we have found that a holistic approach is ideal when trying to successfully treat substance use disorder.
(908) 503-5993 View (908) 503-5993
Photo of Henry Adewole Ibitokun, Psychiatric Nurse in Union County, NJ
Henry Adewole Ibitokun
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP, FNP-C, AGNP-C
Verified Verified
Linden, NJ 07036
Henry A. Ibitokun is a dedicated and compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner passionate about improving mental health and well-being. With over a decade's worth of experience in the field, Nurse practitioner Henry has honed expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, and more.
Henry A. Ibitokun is a dedicated and compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner passionate about improving mental health and well-being. With over a decade's worth of experience in the field, Nurse practitioner Henry has honed expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, and more.
(732) 479-7169 View (732) 479-7169
Photo of Karen Yeboah-Norment, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Union County, NJ
Karen Yeboah-Norment
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Rahway, NJ 07065
My ideal patient is one with multiple psychiatric co-morbidities looking for a treatment to improve one’s mood, energy, anxiety, and focus. Do you feel sad daily, stopped socializing with friends & family members, perform the bare minimum work tasks, call out of work frequently, and are failing college classes due to not completing school assignments & attendance? Have you been using cannabis to cope with one’s current mood symptoms? Have you failed numerous medications due to side effects & effectiveness? I will help you develop a treatment plan to help you meet your mental health goals and feel content & yourself again.
My ideal patient is one with multiple psychiatric co-morbidities looking for a treatment to improve one’s mood, energy, anxiety, and focus. Do you feel sad daily, stopped socializing with friends & family members, perform the bare minimum work tasks, call out of work frequently, and are failing college classes due to not completing school assignments & attendance? Have you been using cannabis to cope with one’s current mood symptoms? Have you failed numerous medications due to side effects & effectiveness? I will help you develop a treatment plan to help you meet your mental health goals and feel content & yourself again.
(732) 253-4311 View (732) 253-4311

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Number of Psychiatrists in Union County, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in Union County, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
79% ADHD
75% Medication Management
74% Bipolar Disorder
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
90% Cigna and Evernorth
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Union County, NJ see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Union County?

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.