Psychiatrists in Bedford, NY

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Philip Benjamin Cawkwell
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Bedford, NY 10506  (Online Only)
Hi there - I'm Dr. Philip Cawkwell, board certified in Adult Psychiatry as well as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. I trained at the top institutions - NYU for medical school, MGH/McLean Harvard for Adult Residency, and Stanford for Child/Adolescent Fellowship. I have the ability to connect with teenagers and young adults, as well as the most up-to-date knowledge on the latest in psychiatric treatments. I am a good fit if you are looking for a provider who is easy to communicate with (both in and out of session), takes your concerns seriously, and is results-driven.
Hi there - I'm Dr. Philip Cawkwell, board certified in Adult Psychiatry as well as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. I trained at the top institutions - NYU for medical school, MGH/McLean Harvard for Adult Residency, and Stanford for Child/Adolescent Fellowship. I have the ability to connect with teenagers and young adults, as well as the most up-to-date knowledge on the latest in psychiatric treatments. I am a good fit if you are looking for a provider who is easy to communicate with (both in and out of session), takes your concerns seriously, and is results-driven.
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Lisa M Patrick
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
I have extensive training in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. I prefer to see patients for both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, although I am open to working with other therapists. I have affiliation with both NYU and Lenox Hill Hospital and enjoy teaching both psychiatry residents and medical students as a voluntary attending. I provide patient focused therapy. I believe that everyone responds differently to different treatment and the best way to achieve their goals is to take a collaborative approach.
I have extensive training in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. I prefer to see patients for both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, although I am open to working with other therapists. I have affiliation with both NYU and Lenox Hill Hospital and enjoy teaching both psychiatry residents and medical students as a voluntary attending. I provide patient focused therapy. I believe that everyone responds differently to different treatment and the best way to achieve their goals is to take a collaborative approach.
(347) 621-7682 View (347) 621-7682
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Joan Jablow
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with more than 25 years’ experience treating individual adults and teens, adult couples, and families of all ages. In addition to psychotherapy, I am licensed to prescribe medications. My style is active and engaged, and I view trust, honesty and humor as key ingredients in forming an effective relationship with my clients. I encourage you to ask questions, and we both agree on treatment approaches and goals.
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with more than 25 years’ experience treating individual adults and teens, adult couples, and families of all ages. In addition to psychotherapy, I am licensed to prescribe medications. My style is active and engaged, and I view trust, honesty and humor as key ingredients in forming an effective relationship with my clients. I encourage you to ask questions, and we both agree on treatment approaches and goals.
(914) 819-5694 View (914) 819-5694
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Rhea Johnson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel intense fear or sadness which has your life or psychotherapy at an impasse? I offer a thoughtful, comprehensive assessment to discuss and weigh out the role that medications could play to support your process of change. My practice specializes in the medication management of adults (in particular women) with mood, anxiety and attentional disorders. I have special expertise in treating individuals who also have medical illnesses or who are pregnant/post-partum and in need of medication support as a component of their care.
Do you feel intense fear or sadness which has your life or psychotherapy at an impasse? I offer a thoughtful, comprehensive assessment to discuss and weigh out the role that medications could play to support your process of change. My practice specializes in the medication management of adults (in particular women) with mood, anxiety and attentional disorders. I have special expertise in treating individuals who also have medical illnesses or who are pregnant/post-partum and in need of medication support as a component of their care.
(914) 618-3403 View (914) 618-3403
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Sheila Devlin-Craane
Psychiatric Nurse, DNP, NPP, MSN, APRN-BC
Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
Dr Sheila Devlin-Craane - Counseling Associates Inc / EMDR for Trauma is a DNP, & Clinical Specialist, board certified in psychiatric mental health with more than 30 years in clinical practice as an APRN in psychiatric mental health NP in psychiatry. Was graduated from CUNY 1991, and from Fairfield University in 2015 with a doctorate degree in Psychiatric Mental Health. Practice and experience includes Integrative psychotherapy, addictions, EMDR, pharmacotherapy and marriage and family Therapy. Clients receive a complete psychiatric assessment which for medication and/or psychotherapy specific to their needs.
Dr Sheila Devlin-Craane - Counseling Associates Inc / EMDR for Trauma is a DNP, & Clinical Specialist, board certified in psychiatric mental health with more than 30 years in clinical practice as an APRN in psychiatric mental health NP in psychiatry. Was graduated from CUNY 1991, and from Fairfield University in 2015 with a doctorate degree in Psychiatric Mental Health. Practice and experience includes Integrative psychotherapy, addictions, EMDR, pharmacotherapy and marriage and family Therapy. Clients receive a complete psychiatric assessment which for medication and/or psychotherapy specific to their needs.
(917) 577-2129 View (917) 577-2129
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Sarah Kent
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CPNP
Verified
Bedford, NY 10506
I have successfully treated patients who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Insomnia, Bipolar Disorder, Dementia, Hallucinations and Delusions as well as addiction and alcoholism. I have worked with patients as young as 2 years old and as old as 105 years old.
I have successfully treated patients who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Insomnia, Bipolar Disorder, Dementia, Hallucinations and Delusions as well as addiction and alcoholism. I have worked with patients as young as 2 years old and as old as 105 years old.
(516) 701-2131 View (516) 701-2131
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Drew Bianchi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NY 10506
I am a therapist first and foremost. I am also a Mt Sinai and NYU-trained psychiatrist, and can prescribe medication when appropriate. I have over 10 years experience working with children (tweens and up) and adults (individuals and couples).
I am a therapist first and foremost. I am also a Mt Sinai and NYU-trained psychiatrist, and can prescribe medication when appropriate. I have over 10 years experience working with children (tweens and up) and adults (individuals and couples).
(646) 759-1265 View (646) 759-1265

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John J Wang MD PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Valhalla, NY 10595
As a doctor at Clearwave Mental Health, I provide comprehensive healthcare that engages my patients with personally tailored problem solving for both in-person as well as telehealth appointments. Our collaborative group of providers use techniques such as genetic testing, nutritional supplementation, QEEG mapping, neurofeedback, psychotherapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to address each patient's physiological and psychological aspects of care and to create their optimal individualized treatment plan.
As a doctor at Clearwave Mental Health, I provide comprehensive healthcare that engages my patients with personally tailored problem solving for both in-person as well as telehealth appointments. Our collaborative group of providers use techniques such as genetic testing, nutritional supplementation, QEEG mapping, neurofeedback, psychotherapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to address each patient's physiological and psychological aspects of care and to create their optimal individualized treatment plan.
(914) 229-9881 View (914) 229-9881
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Maggie Brother
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, FNP-BC
Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
I am a dual certified nurse practitioner, specializing in psychiatry. I utilize an integrative approach of prescribing medication, as appropriate, as well as psychotherapy to maximize symptom relief and restore quality of life. My goal is to give you the tools to be the best version of you. I am currently accepting new patients. Feel free to reach out to schedule an initial evaluation.
I am a dual certified nurse practitioner, specializing in psychiatry. I utilize an integrative approach of prescribing medication, as appropriate, as well as psychotherapy to maximize symptom relief and restore quality of life. My goal is to give you the tools to be the best version of you. I am currently accepting new patients. Feel free to reach out to schedule an initial evaluation.
(914) 454-3091 View (914) 454-3091
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Rozy Aurora
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I am a dual board certified psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, and have clinical experience in a wide range of settings with diverse patient population. I am trained to provide a variety of behavioral and medical treatments for helping children and adults of all ages. With patients and families, I like to work as a team to address their individual needs.
I am a dual board certified psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, and have clinical experience in a wide range of settings with diverse patient population. I am trained to provide a variety of behavioral and medical treatments for helping children and adults of all ages. With patients and families, I like to work as a team to address their individual needs.
(914) 816-3082 View (914) 816-3082
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Shakeeb Hussain
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Valhalla, NY 10595
I work with a collaborative group of providers at Clearwave Mental Health where we provide in-person appointments as well as telehealth appointments. Our psychiatric clinicians address both the physiological and psychological aspects of each patient to create the optimal individualized treatment plan including genetic testing to inform medication management, nutritional supplementation, QEEG mapping, neurofeedback, psychotherapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
I work with a collaborative group of providers at Clearwave Mental Health where we provide in-person appointments as well as telehealth appointments. Our psychiatric clinicians address both the physiological and psychological aspects of each patient to create the optimal individualized treatment plan including genetic testing to inform medication management, nutritional supplementation, QEEG mapping, neurofeedback, psychotherapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
(914) 825-4271 View (914) 825-4271
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Adam Turner
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Chappaqua, NY 10514  (Online Only)
My primary goal is to help you or your child heal and be the best version of yourself. Our initial meeting will include psychiatric evaluation and assessment of need for medication. I am well-versed in psychotherapy and natural healing and use various modalities to help individuals regain both emotional and physical health. Our work will help you connect more deeply in your most important relationships and live with purpose.
My primary goal is to help you or your child heal and be the best version of yourself. Our initial meeting will include psychiatric evaluation and assessment of need for medication. I am well-versed in psychotherapy and natural healing and use various modalities to help individuals regain both emotional and physical health. Our work will help you connect more deeply in your most important relationships and live with purpose.
(917) 791-1096 View (917) 791-1096
Joseph Rivera
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Not accepting new clients
Hi, let's sit and talk. Help me understand what is happening in your life and how I can best assist you. I am your mental health guide, you are in the driver’s seat, and you are not alone. Taking the first step by reaching my page shows you are already a step closer to being the best version of yourself. We got this together!
Hi, let's sit and talk. Help me understand what is happening in your life and how I can best assist you. I am your mental health guide, you are in the driver’s seat, and you are not alone. Taking the first step by reaching my page shows you are already a step closer to being the best version of yourself. We got this together!
(914) 598-9350 View (914) 598-9350
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Nikesha Abdool
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP/PMH
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Ms. Abdool is a New York State licensed Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry with a degree from New York University's Rory Meyers College. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and utilizes an eclectic approach to patient care, providing treatment for a wide variety of mental health issues including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and addiction. She offers a holistic approach to treatment for the adult population she serves in our Tarrytown office.
Ms. Abdool is a New York State licensed Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry with a degree from New York University's Rory Meyers College. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and utilizes an eclectic approach to patient care, providing treatment for a wide variety of mental health issues including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and addiction. She offers a holistic approach to treatment for the adult population she serves in our Tarrytown office.
(914) 292-3361 View (914) 292-3361
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Strength of the Mind Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Katonah, NY 10536
As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am trained to provide care with a dual emphasis on treatment of the whole patient through psychopharmacology and brief psychotherapy, across the lifespan. From my extensive experience over the past 10 years working in both inpatient and outpatient environments, I have gained expertise in all facets of assessment, diagnosing, medication management and psychotherapy. My goal is to provide the highest level of quality care my clients in a comfortable and private setting. I strive to include not only the client, but their families in the treatment process.
As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am trained to provide care with a dual emphasis on treatment of the whole patient through psychopharmacology and brief psychotherapy, across the lifespan. From my extensive experience over the past 10 years working in both inpatient and outpatient environments, I have gained expertise in all facets of assessment, diagnosing, medication management and psychotherapy. My goal is to provide the highest level of quality care my clients in a comfortable and private setting. I strive to include not only the client, but their families in the treatment process.
(845) 280-5127 View (845) 280-5127
Photo of Carol L Kessler, Psychiatrist in Bedford, NY
Carol L Kessler
Psychiatrist, MD, MDiv
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570  (Online Only)
I serve children, adolescents and adults who are in need of appropriate diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. I am able to prescribe medication when indicated, yet make this decision in the context of an evaluation of psychological, social, spiritual and familial circumstances. I strive to provide a compassionate, safe space for those seeking my care.
I serve children, adolescents and adults who are in need of appropriate diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. I am able to prescribe medication when indicated, yet make this decision in the context of an evaluation of psychological, social, spiritual and familial circumstances. I strive to provide a compassionate, safe space for those seeking my care.
(914) 819-5002 View (914) 819-5002
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Maryellen D'Ambrosio
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP-B
Verified
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Maryellen D'Ambrosio is a New York State licensed Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialling Center. She has been practicing Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, since 2004, and has provided treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from Pace University - Leinhard School of Nursing with a Master of Science Degree. Her advanced education included specialized training (ages 3-17), with more explicit preparation and clinical instruction, in the area of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Maryellen D'Ambrosio is a New York State licensed Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialling Center. She has been practicing Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, since 2004, and has provided treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She graduated, Summa Cum Laude, from Pace University - Leinhard School of Nursing with a Master of Science Degree. Her advanced education included specialized training (ages 3-17), with more explicit preparation and clinical instruction, in the area of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
(914) 743-3618 View (914) 743-3618
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Nia Josiah
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
I am a trained Doctor of Nursing Practice, licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Assistant Professor. I assess, diagnose, prescribe, and treat individuals with mental health needs across the lifespan. I use integrative medicine, an evidence-based, patient-centered approach fusing conventional and complementary interventions together to address the needs of the "whole person." I combine armamentarium of body, psyche, and collective knowledge through relationships and connections within the Universe missioned to unearth deeply rooted issues, promoting healing rather than "band-aiding symptoms."
I am a trained Doctor of Nursing Practice, licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Assistant Professor. I assess, diagnose, prescribe, and treat individuals with mental health needs across the lifespan. I use integrative medicine, an evidence-based, patient-centered approach fusing conventional and complementary interventions together to address the needs of the "whole person." I combine armamentarium of body, psyche, and collective knowledge through relationships and connections within the Universe missioned to unearth deeply rooted issues, promoting healing rather than "band-aiding symptoms."
(301) 200-1777 View (301) 200-1777
Photo of Virginia Connolly, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Bedford, NY
Virginia Connolly
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RNMSNP-
Verified
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Ginger Connolly graduated from Columbia University 22 years ago, obtaining her Nurse Practitioner degree. This was preceded by 20 years of inpatient treatment with both children and adults. She specializes in ADHD, General Anxiety Disorders, Major Depression, PTSD and Obsessive compulsive disorders. More attention is increasingly given to Social anxiety disorder which has increased in prevalence with the advent of the pandemic isolation. Age groups seen are from age 5 thru age 55. Child treatment is accompanied by parent training if needed, if Oppositional Defiant Disorder is noted in particular.
Ginger Connolly graduated from Columbia University 22 years ago, obtaining her Nurse Practitioner degree. This was preceded by 20 years of inpatient treatment with both children and adults. She specializes in ADHD, General Anxiety Disorders, Major Depression, PTSD and Obsessive compulsive disorders. More attention is increasingly given to Social anxiety disorder which has increased in prevalence with the advent of the pandemic isolation. Age groups seen are from age 5 thru age 55. Child treatment is accompanied by parent training if needed, if Oppositional Defiant Disorder is noted in particular.
(914) 530-6233 View (914) 530-6233
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Dr. Randy Ian Pardell
Psychiatrist, MD, DLFAPA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Valhalla, NY 10595
Our psychiatric clinicians address both the physiological and psychological aspects of each patient to create the optimal individualized treatment plan including genetic testing to inform medication management, nutritional supplementation, QEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback, psychotherapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation . Our expertise is the treatment of Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, and Psychotic Disorders. We provide empathy, time and care to each of our patients
Our psychiatric clinicians address both the physiological and psychological aspects of each patient to create the optimal individualized treatment plan including genetic testing to inform medication management, nutritional supplementation, QEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback, psychotherapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation . Our expertise is the treatment of Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, and Psychotic Disorders. We provide empathy, time and care to each of our patients
(845) 262-2447 View (845) 262-2447

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Bedford, NY

< 10

Psychiatrists in Bedford, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Bipolar Disorder
86% Sleep or Insomnia
86% Medication Management

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Beacon Health Options | Carelon

How Psychiatrists in Bedford, NY see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Bedford?

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.