Psychiatrists in Bronx County, NY

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Photo of Samuel Olaoluwa Omolade, PMHNP, MSN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Samuel Olaoluwa Omolade
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10469
Life can often present us with challenges and uncertainties that may seem overwhelming. If you're here, you're already taking a significant step toward addressing your concerns and seeking support. I'm here to walk with you on your journey towards improved mental health and well-being. Understanding Your Issues: I understand that every individual is unique, and your concerns are as individual as you are. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, or simply navigating the complexities of life, I'm here to listen and provide guidance.
Life can often present us with challenges and uncertainties that may seem overwhelming. If you're here, you're already taking a significant step toward addressing your concerns and seeking support. I'm here to walk with you on your journey towards improved mental health and well-being. Understanding Your Issues: I understand that every individual is unique, and your concerns are as individual as you are. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, or simply navigating the complexities of life, I'm here to listen and provide guidance.
(646) 362-2149 View (646) 362-2149
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Kenneth James Garcia
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463
Medications provide transient benefits for the majority of psychiatric issues. For optimal and enduring results, the combination of capable psychotherapy to foster insight with judicial use of supplemental medication to moderate distracting emotionality is best. Tragically, since psychiatric medications were introduced in the 1950's, psychiatrists have forgetten the unique experience of the individual and instead overdiagnose a few disorders and treat predominantly with medication. There are no magic pills. Any patient willing to do the work, can experience a positive change in their lives. (2) No insurance accepted.
Medications provide transient benefits for the majority of psychiatric issues. For optimal and enduring results, the combination of capable psychotherapy to foster insight with judicial use of supplemental medication to moderate distracting emotionality is best. Tragically, since psychiatric medications were introduced in the 1950's, psychiatrists have forgetten the unique experience of the individual and instead overdiagnose a few disorders and treat predominantly with medication. There are no magic pills. Any patient willing to do the work, can experience a positive change in their lives. (2) No insurance accepted.
(315) 828-0767 View (315) 828-0767
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Usman Syed Riaz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10461  (Online Only)
Board Certified Psychiatrist with Addiction Psychiatry and Sleep medicine as sub specialities. If you are suffering from mental health, substance use or sleep disorders, don’t keep it to yourself, ask for help and I will make sure to provide you the best care.
Board Certified Psychiatrist with Addiction Psychiatry and Sleep medicine as sub specialities. If you are suffering from mental health, substance use or sleep disorders, don’t keep it to yourself, ask for help and I will make sure to provide you the best care.
(929) 334-3758 View (929) 334-3758
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Sandra Santana
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Ed, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10475  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed out? I can facilitate your holistic wellbeing via secure audio and video tele-remote care to deliver psychotherapy and/or medication management if needed. I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in NYS, DC, MD, PA, FL, AZ & OH.
Are you feeling stressed out? I can facilitate your holistic wellbeing via secure audio and video tele-remote care to deliver psychotherapy and/or medication management if needed. I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in NYS, DC, MD, PA, FL, AZ & OH.
(929) 416-2267 View (929) 416-2267
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Paul Izak Campion
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463
With board certification in adult as well as geriatric psychiatry, I have the training and experience to treat clients across the entire adult age range. I believe firmly in an existential and holistic approach to clients--whether the treatment involves psychotherapy, medication management, or both.
With board certification in adult as well as geriatric psychiatry, I have the training and experience to treat clients across the entire adult age range. I believe firmly in an existential and holistic approach to clients--whether the treatment involves psychotherapy, medication management, or both.
(914) 359-2945 View (914) 359-2945
Photo of Shannon R Dingle, PMHNP, MSN, RN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Shannon R Dingle
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10463  (Online Only)
Appreciation for the human spirit is an integral aspect of my approach to medication intervention and psychotherapy. I am aware of the courage it often takes to ask for, and accept clinical/psychopharmacological help. Collaboration in this process is most important. I strive to prescribe medication based on a detailed assessment. However, medication management does not lend itself to overnight fixes; It takes commitment and a patient who is onboard with the process. For individuals who are interested in talk therapy only, I am open to providing the service without medication. Some people may benefit from both, however.
Appreciation for the human spirit is an integral aspect of my approach to medication intervention and psychotherapy. I am aware of the courage it often takes to ask for, and accept clinical/psychopharmacological help. Collaboration in this process is most important. I strive to prescribe medication based on a detailed assessment. However, medication management does not lend itself to overnight fixes; It takes commitment and a patient who is onboard with the process. For individuals who are interested in talk therapy only, I am open to providing the service without medication. Some people may benefit from both, however.
(646) 759-4236 View (646) 759-4236
Photo of Grace Nnamani, PMHNP, BC, FNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Grace Nnamani
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, FNP
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10469  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Grace. I am a passionate Board Certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner with over 18 years of Clinical experience. I utilize active listening and thoughtful questioning and empathy in my interactions.
Hello, my name is Grace. I am a passionate Board Certified Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner with over 18 years of Clinical experience. I utilize active listening and thoughtful questioning and empathy in my interactions.
(347) 462-0180 View (347) 462-0180
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Dr. Anne Phan-Huy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10458  (Online Only)
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
Dr. Phan-Huy's philosophy of care is all about you. Your beliefs, your experiences, your goals. By partnering with Dr. Phan-Huy, you will be empowered with the tools necessary to achieve fulfilment. That’s because – with Board certification in psychiatry and specialty training from the University of Michigan – Dr. Phan-Huy is a beacon of clarity in the complex world of mental health.
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Esther Rollhaus
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatrist trained in both medication management and psychotherapy to treat children, adolescents, and adults. I strongly believe that the treatment of individuals involves a careful understanding of the families, communities, and systems that shape their lives.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist trained in both medication management and psychotherapy to treat children, adolescents, and adults. I strongly believe that the treatment of individuals involves a careful understanding of the families, communities, and systems that shape their lives.
(718) 504-2785 View (718) 504-2785
Photo of Nkwachi Ebere - Headway, MSN, PMHNP-, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Headway
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10473  (Online Only)
Nkwachi Ebere, MSN, PMHNP-BC. According to Dr. Seuss “When something bad happens, you have 3 choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you”. I can guide you to make choices that will strengthen you by providing evidence based psychiatric services (Psychiatric evaluations, medications and psychotherapy) via telehealth. Currently accepting this insurance: Aetna, Cigna, Optum and Empire blue cross blue shield. Appointments are scheduled through www.Nkwachi Ebere-Nurse Practitioner headway.com. contact number: 9176938258.
Nkwachi Ebere, MSN, PMHNP-BC. According to Dr. Seuss “When something bad happens, you have 3 choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you”. I can guide you to make choices that will strengthen you by providing evidence based psychiatric services (Psychiatric evaluations, medications and psychotherapy) via telehealth. Currently accepting this insurance: Aetna, Cigna, Optum and Empire blue cross blue shield. Appointments are scheduled through www.Nkwachi Ebere-Nurse Practitioner headway.com. contact number: 9176938258.
(718) 701-8761 View (718) 701-8761
Photo of Dr. Dobgima Erick, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP, -BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Dobgima Erick
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
Does everything seem to be a burden for you these days? Do you find it difficult to keep on going? Does it feel like nobody seems to understand what your are going through but always judging you? Are your finding it difficult to concentrate and function at work, at school, at home, with your co-workers, friends, family and other loved ones? Are your struggling with regulating your emotions?... You are not alone. Help is available. It's private, discrete, judgement free, and at your own pace. Medication is not always the answer (unless clinically necessary); so let's connect and explore the options together.
Does everything seem to be a burden for you these days? Do you find it difficult to keep on going? Does it feel like nobody seems to understand what your are going through but always judging you? Are your finding it difficult to concentrate and function at work, at school, at home, with your co-workers, friends, family and other loved ones? Are your struggling with regulating your emotions?... You are not alone. Help is available. It's private, discrete, judgement free, and at your own pace. Medication is not always the answer (unless clinically necessary); so let's connect and explore the options together.
(646) 759-4038 View (646) 759-4038
Photo of Ariel Cotallat, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ariel Cotallat
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10467  (Online Only)
In my practice, I specialize in helping individuals manage conditions like ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD through medication management and brief supportive therapy. I also provide support for personal challenges related to relationships, self-esteem, and sexual health. Having had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life, including my LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, I've gained valuable insights and approaches. This varied experience helps me deeply connect with each person I work with, ensuring our journey together is both healing and empowering.
In my practice, I specialize in helping individuals manage conditions like ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD through medication management and brief supportive therapy. I also provide support for personal challenges related to relationships, self-esteem, and sexual health. Having had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life, including my LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, I've gained valuable insights and approaches. This varied experience helps me deeply connect with each person I work with, ensuring our journey together is both healing and empowering.
(332) 334-8796 View (332) 334-8796
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Parvesh Sharma, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10461
Welcome to the private psychiatric practice of Dr. Parvesh Sharma. With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in the treatment of adults aged 18 and above, addressing a diverse range of psychiatric issues. My expertise includes managing conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, Bipolar disorders, ADHD, ODD, and stress associated with personal challenges or any mental illness. I am dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to support the mental well-being of my patients.
Welcome to the private psychiatric practice of Dr. Parvesh Sharma. With over 20 years of experience, I specialize in the treatment of adults aged 18 and above, addressing a diverse range of psychiatric issues. My expertise includes managing conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, Bipolar disorders, ADHD, ODD, and stress associated with personal challenges or any mental illness. I am dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to support the mental well-being of my patients.
(646) 760-6290 View (646) 760-6290
Photo of Dr. Stella Okechukwu, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Stella Okechukwu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10456  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome! I am delighted that you’re considering our telehealth psychiatric services for your mental health needs. I am dedicated to providing you with high-quality, compassionate care from the comfort of your own home. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from our services and how we can support your mental health journey. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I offer a comprehensive range of services designed to address a variety of mental health concerns. Through secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing and communication platforms, we ensure your privacy and confidentiality.
Hello, and welcome! I am delighted that you’re considering our telehealth psychiatric services for your mental health needs. I am dedicated to providing you with high-quality, compassionate care from the comfort of your own home. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from our services and how we can support your mental health journey. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), I offer a comprehensive range of services designed to address a variety of mental health concerns. Through secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing and communication platforms, we ensure your privacy and confidentiality.
(347) 802-2084 View (347) 802-2084
Photo of F. Ore' Adaramola, APRN, MSN, PMHNP, -BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
F. Ore' Adaramola
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10469
Taking an active and collaborative approach, enabling my clients; to care for themselves and their mental health needs. Every individual is the master of their own life, and I pride myself in fostering an environment that enables my clients to develop coping skills and gain insight into their own personal challenges. While working collaboratively, I will assist in identifying challenges and reframe negative beliefs. I am trained in the use of medication management and brief psychotherapy to assist individuals in meeting their goals. My personal mission is to help you improve your quality of life.
Taking an active and collaborative approach, enabling my clients; to care for themselves and their mental health needs. Every individual is the master of their own life, and I pride myself in fostering an environment that enables my clients to develop coping skills and gain insight into their own personal challenges. While working collaboratively, I will assist in identifying challenges and reframe negative beliefs. I am trained in the use of medication management and brief psychotherapy to assist individuals in meeting their goals. My personal mission is to help you improve your quality of life.
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Virginia Contreras Md
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10457
At our office we offer personalized attention to all of our patients. We take great pride in making everyone feel welcome . Please stop by and let us serve you. It will be our pleasure. We specialize in Major Depression , Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, Substance Dependence, LGBT issues, Life Coaching and others.
At our office we offer personalized attention to all of our patients. We take great pride in making everyone feel welcome . Please stop by and let us serve you. It will be our pleasure. We specialize in Major Depression , Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, Substance Dependence, LGBT issues, Life Coaching and others.
(347) 879-7334 View (347) 879-7334
Photo of Nkem Ani, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nkem Ani
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10469
Hello, my name is Nkem. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 10+ years of experience in the healthcare/ public health field. I understand how resilient and strong human spirits are; as they can overcome so many challenges of the past and create the life they want to live. In my practice, I take holistic approach toward making sure patient’s mental health needs are met by offering psychotropic medications and psychotherapy. I am caring for patients 11 years to 70 years old.
Hello, my name is Nkem. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 10+ years of experience in the healthcare/ public health field. I understand how resilient and strong human spirits are; as they can overcome so many challenges of the past and create the life they want to live. In my practice, I take holistic approach toward making sure patient’s mental health needs are met by offering psychotropic medications and psychotherapy. I am caring for patients 11 years to 70 years old.
(973) 381-1775 View (973) 381-1775
Photo of Rod Louis Amazan, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Rod Louis Amazan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10453
Bienvenido, yo hablo Espanol. Mental Health is a very complex issue in our society. Many of us are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis as a result of organic and environmental factors. Having a safe place with proper guidance could be the most important steps toward recovery.
Bienvenido, yo hablo Espanol. Mental Health is a very complex issue in our society. Many of us are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis as a result of organic and environmental factors. Having a safe place with proper guidance could be the most important steps toward recovery.
(914) 350-4615 View (914) 350-4615
Photo of Sharon Campbell, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sharon Campbell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10456
Hello my name is Sharon Campbell Newman PMHNP. My specialized practice areas are anxiety disorders, depression ADHD, substance abuse and addictions, and Neuro-developmental disorders. mood disorders, stress disorders, and Insomnia. I believe in collaboratively setting smart goals with prioritization on the client's well-being. The goals will be broken down into smaller, manageable steps or milestones. This will increase the client's motivation and sense of accomplishment as progress is made. Ongoing review and modifying goals based on successes or challenges encountered by the client.
Hello my name is Sharon Campbell Newman PMHNP. My specialized practice areas are anxiety disorders, depression ADHD, substance abuse and addictions, and Neuro-developmental disorders. mood disorders, stress disorders, and Insomnia. I believe in collaboratively setting smart goals with prioritization on the client's well-being. The goals will be broken down into smaller, manageable steps or milestones. This will increase the client's motivation and sense of accomplishment as progress is made. Ongoing review and modifying goals based on successes or challenges encountered by the client.
(646) 466-6133 View (646) 466-6133
Sanjay Ahlawat
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10469  (Online Only)
Triple Board Certified and Licensed, PMHNP-BC, Across the Lifespan and NP-C Adult-Geriatrics, MBBS-India, MD-India, ECFMG Certified I have been working in Primary Care since 2016, providing primary care services and psychiatry care for most common psychiatric and behavioral problems. Child Psychiatry experience in dealing with adult, children, and adolescent psychiatric diseases, and primary care psychiatry.
Triple Board Certified and Licensed, PMHNP-BC, Across the Lifespan and NP-C Adult-Geriatrics, MBBS-India, MD-India, ECFMG Certified I have been working in Primary Care since 2016, providing primary care services and psychiatry care for most common psychiatric and behavioral problems. Child Psychiatry experience in dealing with adult, children, and adolescent psychiatric diseases, and primary care psychiatry.
(347) 836-5751 View (347) 836-5751

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Number of Psychiatrists in Bronx County, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in Bronx County, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
76% ADHD
72% Bipolar Disorder
72% Medication Management
69% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Bronx County, NY see their clients

59% Online Only
41% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Bronx 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.