Psychiatrists in Bronxville, NY

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Teresa Salcedo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, NP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bronxville, NY 10708
“Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance.” – Scott Barry Kaufmann
“Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance.” – Scott Barry Kaufmann
(914) 687-5230 View (914) 687-5230
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Hasan Asif
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronxville, NY 10708
I am a board certified psychiatrist in private practice for over 23 years. I am the founder and clinical Director of Brain Wellness Center, where the art of healing comes together with tools of neuroscience to provide a comprehensive objective evaluation and treatment for the body brain and mind. Our therapeutics;neuro psychotherapy provided along with transcranial magnetic stimulation and neurofeedback brain training is the most comprehensive way to address trauma, addictions and mood disorders. Our approach addresses issues on a spectrum spanning from disorders to stress resilience/ wellness to optimization.
I am a board certified psychiatrist in private practice for over 23 years. I am the founder and clinical Director of Brain Wellness Center, where the art of healing comes together with tools of neuroscience to provide a comprehensive objective evaluation and treatment for the body brain and mind. Our therapeutics;neuro psychotherapy provided along with transcranial magnetic stimulation and neurofeedback brain training is the most comprehensive way to address trauma, addictions and mood disorders. Our approach addresses issues on a spectrum spanning from disorders to stress resilience/ wellness to optimization.
(914) 793-0900 View (914) 793-0900
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Kim Morrison
Psychiatric Nurse, MA, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Bronxville, NY 10708
Thank you for visiting! Currently there is a waiting list for new patients. Nurse Practitioners dispense compassion, serenity & caring. I am a licensed, board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse in Psychiatry/Mental Health with prescriptive authority most often treating adults with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Insomnia & Gay/Lesbian issues.
Thank you for visiting! Currently there is a waiting list for new patients. Nurse Practitioners dispense compassion, serenity & caring. I am a licensed, board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse in Psychiatry/Mental Health with prescriptive authority most often treating adults with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Insomnia & Gay/Lesbian issues.
(917) 725-2161 View (917) 725-2161
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David Andrew Stern
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronxville, NY 10708
I am a Columbia and Albert Einstein trained, board certified adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. In addition to working with patients, I am actively engaged in teaching and supervising younger psychiatrists and psychologists.
I am a Columbia and Albert Einstein trained, board certified adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. In addition to working with patients, I am actively engaged in teaching and supervising younger psychiatrists and psychologists.
(914) 228-6794 View (914) 228-6794
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Westchester Consultation and Psychotherapy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronxville, NY 10708
Jeffery Smith, MD is an author and leader who specializes in helping individuals and families in their most challenging and difficult times. He offers thoughtful and through evaluation, diagnosis and discussion of options in person and online. He is full clinical professor at New York Medical College, as well as Leader of the Psychotherapy Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association and President Elect of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. His years of practice and teaching other therapists allow him to give patients confidence in navigating the maze of mental health treatments and choices.
Jeffery Smith, MD is an author and leader who specializes in helping individuals and families in their most challenging and difficult times. He offers thoughtful and through evaluation, diagnosis and discussion of options in person and online. He is full clinical professor at New York Medical College, as well as Leader of the Psychotherapy Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association and President Elect of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. His years of practice and teaching other therapists allow him to give patients confidence in navigating the maze of mental health treatments and choices.
(914) 401-4472 View (914) 401-4472
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Nader Galal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronxville, NY 10708
Welcome, My name is Dr. Nader Galal. I'm a Board Certified Psychiatrist working in a Private Practice, in New York City. As a psychiatrist, my goal is to help you by diagnosing potential mental health conditions. I will discuss and offer my patients the best treatment options available. I am specialized in - but am not limited to - the treatment of ADD/ADHD, mood and personality disorders. If you require medication treatment options, I am able to provide medication management. If therapy is recommended or needed, my practice works with several therapists who can provide a wide range of services.
Welcome, My name is Dr. Nader Galal. I'm a Board Certified Psychiatrist working in a Private Practice, in New York City. As a psychiatrist, my goal is to help you by diagnosing potential mental health conditions. I will discuss and offer my patients the best treatment options available. I am specialized in - but am not limited to - the treatment of ADD/ADHD, mood and personality disorders. If you require medication treatment options, I am able to provide medication management. If therapy is recommended or needed, my practice works with several therapists who can provide a wide range of services.
(917) 512-7736 View (917) 512-7736
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Anna Lau
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Bronxville, NY 10708  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Anna and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New York. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ Care, Relationship Issues, Women's Issue Therapy as well as medication management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Anna and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New York. I specialize in Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ Care, Relationship Issues, Women's Issue Therapy as well as medication management. I work with an amazing group of colleagues at Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office, where we believe psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive nor impossible to access.
(332) 378-5857 View (332) 378-5857
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Paul Izak Campion
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Bronxville, NY 10708
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
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Balance Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bronxville, NY 10708  (Online Only)
We understand that you are coming to us at one of the most vulnerable and difficult times in your life. We will listen to your concerns without judgement and offer a safe space to overcome your unique challenges. We are here to help if you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of sadness, irritability, anxious thoughts, or chaotic shifts in your mood. We can assess for ADHD if you feel unable to focus or struggle with completing tasks without distraction. We are experienced in providing trauma informed care.
We understand that you are coming to us at one of the most vulnerable and difficult times in your life. We will listen to your concerns without judgement and offer a safe space to overcome your unique challenges. We are here to help if you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of sadness, irritability, anxious thoughts, or chaotic shifts in your mood. We can assess for ADHD if you feel unable to focus or struggle with completing tasks without distraction. We are experienced in providing trauma informed care.
(857) 340-4446 View (857) 340-4446

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Ample Grace Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Yonkers, NY 10710  (Online Only)
We are currently accepting new patients for ADHD Neuropsychological testing. Think you have ADHD? No problem! We offer ADHD Objective Testing that can be used to guide ADHD diagnosis for patients. The testing can also be done at the office and via telehealth. We also offer adult autism assessment and DBT-informed therapy. At Ample Grace Psychiatry, we offer a custom approach for each client! We start with understanding where you are now and your challenges. We help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. We offer an inclusive, safe space with visits to suit your schedule.
We are currently accepting new patients for ADHD Neuropsychological testing. Think you have ADHD? No problem! We offer ADHD Objective Testing that can be used to guide ADHD diagnosis for patients. The testing can also be done at the office and via telehealth. We also offer adult autism assessment and DBT-informed therapy. At Ample Grace Psychiatry, we offer a custom approach for each client! We start with understanding where you are now and your challenges. We help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. We offer an inclusive, safe space with visits to suit your schedule.
(585) 449-9554 View (585) 449-9554
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Dr. John Wang
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yonkers, NY 10701
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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Mary Pressman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Dr. Mary Pressman is a Psychiatrist in New York who has been practicing since 1983. She is a medical doctor who has a Master's degree in public health. Dr. Pressman has many years of experience as a psychiatrist in treating children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Herself a widow and single mother, living with cancer, she is familiar with the need to follow where life leads and has found that our beliefs about our bodies and our circumstances are important to our ability to deal with difficult problems, not always within our control.
Dr. Mary Pressman is a Psychiatrist in New York who has been practicing since 1983. She is a medical doctor who has a Master's degree in public health. Dr. Pressman has many years of experience as a psychiatrist in treating children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Herself a widow and single mother, living with cancer, she is familiar with the need to follow where life leads and has found that our beliefs about our bodies and our circumstances are important to our ability to deal with difficult problems, not always within our control.
(914) 454-2349 View (914) 454-2349
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Shakeeb Hussain
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Yonkers, NY 10701
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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Taqialdeen Zamil
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice. With over a decade of diverse clinical experience, I've had the privilege of guiding clients through the intricate landscape of mental health. From adolescents struggling with identity issues, adults combating anxiety, to those deciphering the layers of substance use, depressive or bipolar disorders, PTSD, or OCD, I've witnessed the resilience of the human spirit. I'm passionate about providing evidence-based, compassionate care to empower individuals to reclaim control and joy in their lives. If you seek a deeper understanding and the tools to flourish, I'm here to support you on this transformative journey.
Welcome to my practice. With over a decade of diverse clinical experience, I've had the privilege of guiding clients through the intricate landscape of mental health. From adolescents struggling with identity issues, adults combating anxiety, to those deciphering the layers of substance use, depressive or bipolar disorders, PTSD, or OCD, I've witnessed the resilience of the human spirit. I'm passionate about providing evidence-based, compassionate care to empower individuals to reclaim control and joy in their lives. If you seek a deeper understanding and the tools to flourish, I'm here to support you on this transformative journey.
(585) 515-3265 View (585) 515-3265
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Iman Hines
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP , BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Yonkers, NY 10704  (Online Only)
Through my patient focused, individualized treatment, I will assist you in the implementation of a lifestyle transformation that addresses the mind, body, soul and spirit. As a millennial psychiatric provider, I encourage patient-provider collaboration. My goal is to provide an exceptional experience. My ideal patient is high functioning, technologically savvy, success- driven and amenable to a lifestyle overhaul that addresses nutrition, exercise, structure and affirmative mental training. This client appreciates a solution-based, action-driven approach to achieving their goals.
Through my patient focused, individualized treatment, I will assist you in the implementation of a lifestyle transformation that addresses the mind, body, soul and spirit. As a millennial psychiatric provider, I encourage patient-provider collaboration. My goal is to provide an exceptional experience. My ideal patient is high functioning, technologically savvy, success- driven and amenable to a lifestyle overhaul that addresses nutrition, exercise, structure and affirmative mental training. This client appreciates a solution-based, action-driven approach to achieving their goals.
(914) 502-4504 View (914) 502-4504
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Danielle Overton-Miller
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am passionate about providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. I possess strong clinical skills enhanced by natural ability to build rapport with patients. I follow evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation and intuition. As a PMHNP, my role is multifaceted, including educator, mental health advocate and therapist.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am passionate about providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. I possess strong clinical skills enhanced by natural ability to build rapport with patients. I follow evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation and intuition. As a PMHNP, my role is multifaceted, including educator, mental health advocate and therapist.
(347) 707-7735 View (347) 707-7735
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Hierarchy Bh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is Board Certified. I have a expertise in providing Psychiatric Assessments, Medication Management, Individual and Family Psychotherapy. I am specialized in Adults and Geriatric Psychiatry. Majority of my training and clinical experience has been at coney island hospital and Lincoln hospital.
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is Board Certified. I have a expertise in providing Psychiatric Assessments, Medication Management, Individual and Family Psychotherapy. I am specialized in Adults and Geriatric Psychiatry. Majority of my training and clinical experience has been at coney island hospital and Lincoln hospital.
(914) 368-6613 View (914) 368-6613
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Psychiatrist in Westchester
Psychiatrist, MD, MBBS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist, licensed in New York. I have trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family and marital therapy. I have always felt that the brain is the most important and neglected organ in the body, and taking care of the brain is the key to well being. I take a holistic approach to care, evaluating for physical, nutrition, hormones, situational and psychodynamic causes of illness, whilst practicing evidence based psychiatry. I have a background in integrative psychiatry and HIV psychiatry. I believe that everyone has value, and everyone deserves the best care.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist, licensed in New York. I have trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family and marital therapy. I have always felt that the brain is the most important and neglected organ in the body, and taking care of the brain is the key to well being. I take a holistic approach to care, evaluating for physical, nutrition, hormones, situational and psychodynamic causes of illness, whilst practicing evidence based psychiatry. I have a background in integrative psychiatry and HIV psychiatry. I believe that everyone has value, and everyone deserves the best care.
(914) 618-5989 View (914) 618-5989
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Gundu Reddy
Psychiatrist, MD, MBBS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Yonkers, NY 10710  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist, with a background in HIV, psychiatry, integrative psychiatry and treatment resistance. I have also pursued an additional two years of training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the NYU psychoanalytic institute. I feel that most people neglect psychiatric symptoms and either suffer in silence , either because they do not realize that their symptoms are treatable or they believe that they have to be strong. Many people are on the wrong medication, on sub-therapeutic therapeutic doses. In my experience , with care and perseverance, most people can get better, and achieve a better quality of life.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist, with a background in HIV, psychiatry, integrative psychiatry and treatment resistance. I have also pursued an additional two years of training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the NYU psychoanalytic institute. I feel that most people neglect psychiatric symptoms and either suffer in silence , either because they do not realize that their symptoms are treatable or they believe that they have to be strong. Many people are on the wrong medication, on sub-therapeutic therapeutic doses. In my experience , with care and perseverance, most people can get better, and achieve a better quality of life.
(212) 655-0541 View (212) 655-0541
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H & O Clinical PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Yonkers, NY 10710
As a dedicated and compassionate Nurse Practitioner, I am committed to providing holistic healthcare that addresses both the physical and mental well-being of my patients. With a background in primary care and specialized training in mental health, I strive to offer comprehensive and integrated care that promotes overall health and quality of life. I am passionate about fostering a collaborative and empathetic relationship with my patients. I believe in active listening and open communication to truly understand each individual's unique needs and concerns.
As a dedicated and compassionate Nurse Practitioner, I am committed to providing holistic healthcare that addresses both the physical and mental well-being of my patients. With a background in primary care and specialized training in mental health, I strive to offer comprehensive and integrated care that promotes overall health and quality of life. I am passionate about fostering a collaborative and empathetic relationship with my patients. I believe in active listening and open communication to truly understand each individual's unique needs and concerns.
(914) 730-5192 View (914) 730-5192

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Number of Psychiatrists in Bronxville, NY

< 10

Psychiatrists in Bronxville, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% ADHD
89% Trauma and PTSD
78% Anxiety
78% Bipolar Disorder
67% Sleep or Insomnia
67% Medication Management

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Optum

How Psychiatrists in Bronxville, NY see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

57% Male
43% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Bronxville?

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.