Psychiatrists in Gardnerville, NV

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Seaside Wellness & Peace of Mind Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC, AGPCNP, ADHDCSP
Verified Verified
Gardnerville, NV 89410
I am a integrative family psychiatric mental health and adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. I specialize and am certified as an ADHD clinical service provider and mental health integrative practitioner. I am here to help you overcome obstacles, restore balance, and renew mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well being. I am currently accepting new patients in Nevada and Florida.
I am a integrative family psychiatric mental health and adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. I specialize and am certified as an ADHD clinical service provider and mental health integrative practitioner. I am here to help you overcome obstacles, restore balance, and renew mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well being. I am currently accepting new patients in Nevada and Florida.
(775) 204-4798 View (775) 204-4798

Online Psychiatrists

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Ryan Thebo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sparks, NV 89431
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
(775) 522-3080 View (775) 522-3080
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Trae Stewart
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, MPH, MSN, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carson City, NV 89703  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW patients! Make appointments directly at www.psychmatters.net Dr. Stewart is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with full prescriptive authority. He provides quality mental health care through assessment, diagnosis, and medication management via virtual appointments. Dr. Stewart focuses on medication management for adolescents and adults (13+ years old). He treats mental health disorders like anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and sleep disorders.
Accepting NEW patients! Make appointments directly at www.psychmatters.net Dr. Stewart is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with full prescriptive authority. He provides quality mental health care through assessment, diagnosis, and medication management via virtual appointments. Dr. Stewart focuses on medication management for adolescents and adults (13+ years old). He treats mental health disorders like anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and sleep disorders.
(702) 887-1601 View (702) 887-1601
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Jack Mkroyan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Spanish Springs, NV 89441
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
(775) 628-6098 View (775) 628-6098
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Trilogy Behavioral Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-BC, PMHNP-
Verified Verified
Reno, NV 89502
Hello ! My name is Nikki (Shalonda) Myles. I am a nurse practitioner (NP) with a focus in family medicine and psychiatry. I offer in-person and Telehealth care.I am currently accepting new patients.
Hello ! My name is Nikki (Shalonda) Myles. I am a nurse practitioner (NP) with a focus in family medicine and psychiatry. I offer in-person and Telehealth care.I am currently accepting new patients.
(414) 737-4774 View (414) 737-4774
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Hagop Jack Mkroyan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sparks, NV 89431
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
(775) 628-5858 View (775) 628-5858
2Be Wellness Integrative Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Reno, NV 89521
Are you frustrated by western medicine, and would like a fresh approach to your mental health needs? At 2Be Wellness our integrative approach helps you move towards optimal mental wellbeing. What sets us apart from other clinics? At 2Be, we utilize evidence-based, non-pharmaceutical interventions to restore balance in your life and guide you to your highest quality of being.
Are you frustrated by western medicine, and would like a fresh approach to your mental health needs? At 2Be Wellness our integrative approach helps you move towards optimal mental wellbeing. What sets us apart from other clinics? At 2Be, we utilize evidence-based, non-pharmaceutical interventions to restore balance in your life and guide you to your highest quality of being.
(775) 256-4815 View (775) 256-4815
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, NP
Verified Verified
Reno, NV 89511  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits in Nevada for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I am board-certified to treat Children, Adolescents as well as Adults. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. Affordable out of pocket rates. Also accepting some insurances.
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits in Nevada for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I am board-certified to treat Children, Adolescents as well as Adults. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. Affordable out of pocket rates. Also accepting some insurances.
(833) 313-0622 View (833) 313-0622
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Thomas A. Gonda Jr
Psychiatrist, MD, MFT
Verified Verified
Reno, NV 89501
I offer the physician perspective to help you gain insight and knowledge in a comfortable, confidential and supportive atmosphere. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for. I am a psychiatrist who does talk therapy. Offices in: Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Reno and Las Vegas. I offer weekend and evening hours. I have a DEA license to prescribe Subutex and Suboxone. I offer hypnotherapy as an additional treatment modality. I am a licensed physician in California and Nevada.
I offer the physician perspective to help you gain insight and knowledge in a comfortable, confidential and supportive atmosphere. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for. I am a psychiatrist who does talk therapy. Offices in: Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Reno and Las Vegas. I offer weekend and evening hours. I have a DEA license to prescribe Subutex and Suboxone. I offer hypnotherapy as an additional treatment modality. I am a licensed physician in California and Nevada.
(775) 389-8631 View (775) 389-8631
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Bee Mindful Mental Health and Wellness Center PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sparks, NV 89436
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, from Sparks, Nevada, who works with children, adolescents, and adults and provides care for patients who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and much more.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, from Sparks, Nevada, who works with children, adolescents, and adults and provides care for patients who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and much more.
(775) 256-6811 View (775) 256-6811
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Faisal A Suba
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Reno, NV 89509
Dr. Suba completed his residency training in Psychiatry from the University of Nevada School of Medicine where he served as Chief resident of his program. He is board certified by the American board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Suba is currently on faculty with the UNLV School of Medicine where he received the faculty of the year award in 2013, 2014, and 2016 from the Department of Psychiatry. He is adjunct faculty at Touro University in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Suba has previously served as President of the Las Vegas branch of Nevada Psychiatric Association. Currently he serves as Medical Director of MonteVista hospital.
Dr. Suba completed his residency training in Psychiatry from the University of Nevada School of Medicine where he served as Chief resident of his program. He is board certified by the American board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Suba is currently on faculty with the UNLV School of Medicine where he received the faculty of the year award in 2013, 2014, and 2016 from the Department of Psychiatry. He is adjunct faculty at Touro University in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Suba has previously served as President of the Las Vegas branch of Nevada Psychiatric Association. Currently he serves as Medical Director of MonteVista hospital.
(702) 919-7516 View (702) 919-7516
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Shanna Schreurs
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89521
I am currently accepting new adolescent and adult patients for medication management, and adult patients for therapy. I am able to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a treatment that uses eye movements to help take the distressful emotions away from past situations that are troubling and painful and has been shown to have positive effects treating problems stemming from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, or addictions.
I am currently accepting new adolescent and adult patients for medication management, and adult patients for therapy. I am able to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a treatment that uses eye movements to help take the distressful emotions away from past situations that are troubling and painful and has been shown to have positive effects treating problems stemming from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, or addictions.
(775) 442-6692 View (775) 442-6692
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Intricate Mind & Body LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, CNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Reno, NV 89503
Intricate Mind & Body offers Psychiatric Care, Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management. Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming environment where you will feel comfortable and confident in the care we provide and the care you receive.
Intricate Mind & Body offers Psychiatric Care, Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management. Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming environment where you will feel comfortable and confident in the care we provide and the care you receive.
(775) 452-4407 View (775) 452-4407
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Ryan Thebo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89503
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
(775) 628-5849 View (775) 628-5849
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Jack Mkroyan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fernley, NV 89408
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
Are you struggling to balance your mental and physical health and in need of a more comprehensive approach? No problem! I provide Telemedicine (Online Psychiatry) Services, so that you can conveniently be seen from your home for psychiatry appointments and medication management without the need to travel! I provide the same psychiatry services as an in-person office visit and I can also address other aspects that encompass your complete wellness. My aim is to help you to thrive at your best! You can easily self-schedule a Telepsychiatry video appointment now at: www.pwpsychiatry.com/NV
(775) 514-7155 View (775) 514-7155
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Mellum Family Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Reno, NV 89501
Nate Mellum is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who is passionate about treating children and adolescents, but also sees adults on a limited basis. A Reno native, Nate attended University of Nevada, Reno for both his undergraduate and graduate studies where he specialized in mental health and psychiatry. He worked for five years as a registered nurse at Veteran's Affairs in Reno before deciding to focus on mental health and psychiatry. He has worked in various settings including outpatient clinics, consultation on medical floors, and a mental health crisis unit.
Nate Mellum is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who is passionate about treating children and adolescents, but also sees adults on a limited basis. A Reno native, Nate attended University of Nevada, Reno for both his undergraduate and graduate studies where he specialized in mental health and psychiatry. He worked for five years as a registered nurse at Veteran's Affairs in Reno before deciding to focus on mental health and psychiatry. He has worked in various settings including outpatient clinics, consultation on medical floors, and a mental health crisis unit.
(775) 256-4309 View (775) 256-4309
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Behavioral Health Solutions
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Reno, NV 89511  (Online Only)
***IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY*** Behavioral Health Solutions is accepting new patients for medication consultation, suboxone treatment and other psychiatry needs. Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma or other concerns that keep you from progressing in life? Here at Behavioral Health Solutions, our team of licensed therapists and psychiatrists are experienced and caring. We would love to help you understand how to address your concerns. We provide a safe environment that allows you to discuss your problems without feeling shame or judgement. Your help is just an email or phone call away!
***IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY*** Behavioral Health Solutions is accepting new patients for medication consultation, suboxone treatment and other psychiatry needs. Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma or other concerns that keep you from progressing in life? Here at Behavioral Health Solutions, our team of licensed therapists and psychiatrists are experienced and caring. We would love to help you understand how to address your concerns. We provide a safe environment that allows you to discuss your problems without feeling shame or judgement. Your help is just an email or phone call away!
(725) 226-3505 View (725) 226-3505
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Adewale Busari
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89501  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with mental health issues and unsure of where to turn for help? As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I'm here to help you with your mental health needs. I offer exclusively online services, making it easier for you to access care from the comfort of your home or wherever you may be. With my years of experience and advanced training in psychiatric nursing, I'm equipped to provide effective and compassionate care to patients of all ages, sexualities, and backgrounds. I believe in a personalized approach to treatment that addresses your individual needs and concerns.
Are you struggling with mental health issues and unsure of where to turn for help? As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I'm here to help you with your mental health needs. I offer exclusively online services, making it easier for you to access care from the comfort of your home or wherever you may be. With my years of experience and advanced training in psychiatric nursing, I'm equipped to provide effective and compassionate care to patients of all ages, sexualities, and backgrounds. I believe in a personalized approach to treatment that addresses your individual needs and concerns.
(775) 318-5924 View (775) 318-5924
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Inner Solutions Psychotherapy, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reno, NV 89501
Rose Parizo is a nurse practitioner who has been in the metal health field for over a decade and is now in private practice providing Medication Managment for your needs. Medication Managment will help with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other challenges. Rose provides services in both English and Spanish and I is looking forward to meeting you.
Rose Parizo is a nurse practitioner who has been in the metal health field for over a decade and is now in private practice providing Medication Managment for your needs. Medication Managment will help with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other challenges. Rose provides services in both English and Spanish and I is looking forward to meeting you.
(775) 204-8246 View (775) 204-8246
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Regina Wiggins Speights
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Reno, NV 89511
My ideal client is one who is who recognizes they need assistance but is uncertain where to start. My approach to care utilizes motivational interviewing and Phil Barker’s “Tidal Theory.” The "Tidal Theory," gives the client full control over the conversations, speed of progress, and plan of care. My goal is to listen, help you navigate your “life journey”, and provide you with the support and resources to move along your plan.
My ideal client is one who is who recognizes they need assistance but is uncertain where to start. My approach to care utilizes motivational interviewing and Phil Barker’s “Tidal Theory.” The "Tidal Theory," gives the client full control over the conversations, speed of progress, and plan of care. My goal is to listen, help you navigate your “life journey”, and provide you with the support and resources to move along your plan.
(702) 817-2258 View (702) 817-2258

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Number of Psychiatrists in Gardnerville, NV

< 10

Psychiatrists in Gardnerville, NV who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Eating Disorders
100% Life Coaching
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% TRICARE
100% TriWest
100% Other

How Psychiatrists in Gardnerville, NV see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Gardnerville?

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.