Psychiatrists in Croton On Hudson, NY

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Jennifer C McKenna
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, PNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Croton On Hudson, NY 10520
We are living in an extraordinary moment in human history. Change is coming...we can all feel it. Are you struggling to find your place in this time? You're meant to be part of it, yet you struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, self-deprecation, or other deep-seated discomfort.
We are living in an extraordinary moment in human history. Change is coming...we can all feel it. Are you struggling to find your place in this time? You're meant to be part of it, yet you struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, self-deprecation, or other deep-seated discomfort.
(914) 861-3693 View (914) 861-3693
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Kristina Manich
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP , BC, NP-P
Verified Verified
Croton On Hudson, NY 10520  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. With over 20 years of nursing, I have experience helping people of all ages cope with addiction, eating disorders, women's mental health issues, ADHD, mood disorder and anxiety. I believe in partnering with my clients utilizing a holistic approach including diet , exercise, psychopharmacology, aromatherapy, relaxation, and mindfulness.
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. With over 20 years of nursing, I have experience helping people of all ages cope with addiction, eating disorders, women's mental health issues, ADHD, mood disorder and anxiety. I believe in partnering with my clients utilizing a holistic approach including diet , exercise, psychopharmacology, aromatherapy, relaxation, and mindfulness.
(347) 707-7735 View (347) 707-7735

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Photo of Erika Marshall, Psychiatrist in Croton On Hudson, NY
Erika Marshall
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chappaqua, NY 10514
I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing in Chappaqua, NY in Northern Westchester as well as online. I provide consultation, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology (medication management) for adults and older adolescents. I treat a wide variety of mental health conditions with particular interests in anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, women's mental health and working with parents of children with special needs.
I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing in Chappaqua, NY in Northern Westchester as well as online. I provide consultation, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology (medication management) for adults and older adolescents. I treat a wide variety of mental health conditions with particular interests in anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, women's mental health and working with parents of children with special needs.
(914) 864-0966 View (914) 864-0966
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Dr. Jena Simon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Nyack, NY 10960
Jena M. Simon, DNP, is a Double Board-Certified nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatric mental health and family health. After graduating from Columbia University in 2010 as a Family and Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Simon worked in New York City at a large tertiary medical center caring for adults with sickle cell disease. In this role, she became attuned to the needs of people living with chronic illness and chronic pain.
Jena M. Simon, DNP, is a Double Board-Certified nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatric mental health and family health. After graduating from Columbia University in 2010 as a Family and Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Simon worked in New York City at a large tertiary medical center caring for adults with sickle cell disease. In this role, she became attuned to the needs of people living with chronic illness and chronic pain.
(347) 967-5203 View (347) 967-5203
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Jyothsna Karlapalem
Psychiatrist, MD, CCTP II, NCTTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
I offer warm, culturally sensitive, compassionate integrative psychiatry & psychotherapy services for those suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, or addiction. Mental health struggles can rob you of joy and make you feel alone and hopeless. Dealing with self-doubt and self-criticism is hard and painful. If you found it difficult to connect with providers, felt judged and misunderstood in the past or tried medications that just did not seem to help, don't give up! Finding the RIGHT provider that takes the time to listen, understands you, and has expertise in Integrative Psychiatry can make ALL the difference.
I offer warm, culturally sensitive, compassionate integrative psychiatry & psychotherapy services for those suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, or addiction. Mental health struggles can rob you of joy and make you feel alone and hopeless. Dealing with self-doubt and self-criticism is hard and painful. If you found it difficult to connect with providers, felt judged and misunderstood in the past or tried medications that just did not seem to help, don't give up! Finding the RIGHT provider that takes the time to listen, understands you, and has expertise in Integrative Psychiatry can make ALL the difference.
(914) 809-5984 View (914) 809-5984
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Glaubia Almeida Weaver
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
Ms. Glaubia Weaver is a dedicated adult psychiatric & mental health Nurse Practitioner providing treatment focused on mood disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, trauma, psychotic disorder, personality disorder, chronic mental illness through a patient center approach, detailed psychiatric assessment, medication management and psychotherapeutic intervention.
Ms. Glaubia Weaver is a dedicated adult psychiatric & mental health Nurse Practitioner providing treatment focused on mood disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, trauma, psychotic disorder, personality disorder, chronic mental illness through a patient center approach, detailed psychiatric assessment, medication management and psychotherapeutic intervention.
(845) 328-5714 View (845) 328-5714
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Rhea Johnson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chappaqua, NY 10514
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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Katherine Harding
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Dr. Harding is a New York State licensed psychiatrist, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Montefiore Hospital. She been a staff psychiatrist at Montefiore and Northern Westchester Hospital.
Dr. Harding is a New York State licensed psychiatrist, certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Montefiore Hospital. She been a staff psychiatrist at Montefiore and Northern Westchester Hospital.
(845) 420-3702 View (845) 420-3702
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TelePsychiatristPiedmont Behavioral Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Chappaqua, NY 10514
We provide Child and Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse services via video across New York. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists and Therapists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry
We provide Child and Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse services via video across New York. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists and Therapists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry
(914) 313-8262 View (914) 313-8262
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John Panzone
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
My mission is to help adults with depression/anxiety live life to their full potential. I understand you are more than your diagnosis and that finding the right treatment begins with listening to your needs and concerns. My approach to practicing Psychiatry is about being a team player because I believe being directly responsive to your needs will lead to a positive outcome. At Panzone Psychiatry, Medication Management is an integral part of the process, ensuring your ongoing regimen is working optimally for you. This means that follow-up appointments will be more than a quick
My mission is to help adults with depression/anxiety live life to their full potential. I understand you are more than your diagnosis and that finding the right treatment begins with listening to your needs and concerns. My approach to practicing Psychiatry is about being a team player because I believe being directly responsive to your needs will lead to a positive outcome. At Panzone Psychiatry, Medication Management is an integral part of the process, ensuring your ongoing regimen is working optimally for you. This means that follow-up appointments will be more than a quick
(914) 228-7824 View (914) 228-7824
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Mark D'agostino
Psychiatrist, MD, MS, MSc
Verified Verified
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Dr. D'Agostino is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and has a subspeciality Board Certification in Addiction Medicine; he is a Suboxone provider, and treats a variety of substance use disorders with medication assisted treatment (MAT) and therapy (as needed). He specializes in the treatment of adults and late-adolescents, with expertise in medication management and therapy for conditions including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, opioid and alcohol use disorder.
Dr. D'Agostino is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and has a subspeciality Board Certification in Addiction Medicine; he is a Suboxone provider, and treats a variety of substance use disorders with medication assisted treatment (MAT) and therapy (as needed). He specializes in the treatment of adults and late-adolescents, with expertise in medication management and therapy for conditions including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, opioid and alcohol use disorder.
(833) 735-0559 View (833) 735-0559
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Adam Turner
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified 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
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Sheila Devlin-Craane
Psychiatric Nurse, DNP, NPP, MSN, APRN-BC
Verified Verified
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Dr Sheila Devlin-Craane - Counseling Associates Inc / EMDR for Trauma is a DNP, & Clinical Specialist, board certified in psychiatric mental health with more than 35 years’ experience. She obtained a doctorate at Fairfield University as a psychiatric DNP. She is also nationally certified in EMDR which is a preferred treatment for trauma and PTSD. Dr. Devlin has prescriptive authority in both New York and Ct. Treatment and medication management for psychiatric conditions such as: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief/ loss. & PTSD. Contact the office 914 727-0621 or 203 733-0054
Dr Sheila Devlin-Craane - Counseling Associates Inc / EMDR for Trauma is a DNP, & Clinical Specialist, board certified in psychiatric mental health with more than 35 years’ experience. She obtained a doctorate at Fairfield University as a psychiatric DNP. She is also nationally certified in EMDR which is a preferred treatment for trauma and PTSD. Dr. Devlin has prescriptive authority in both New York and Ct. Treatment and medication management for psychiatric conditions such as: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief/ loss. & PTSD. Contact the office 914 727-0621 or 203 733-0054
(914) 727-0621 View (914) 727-0621
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Katie Lindenbaum
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
New City, NY 10956  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner offering medication management for adults with mental health concerns. I incorporate supportive psychotherapy in my sessions and take a holistic approach, placing emphasis on lifestyle modifications, sleep hygiene, and nutrition. I have worked in different roles in oncology for over 9 years and provide support to individuals who have been affected by cancer (oncology patients, survivors, caregivers, and individuals experiencing loss). I have a strong understanding of the unique needs that can arise through all phases of the cancer journey.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner offering medication management for adults with mental health concerns. I incorporate supportive psychotherapy in my sessions and take a holistic approach, placing emphasis on lifestyle modifications, sleep hygiene, and nutrition. I have worked in different roles in oncology for over 9 years and provide support to individuals who have been affected by cancer (oncology patients, survivors, caregivers, and individuals experiencing loss). I have a strong understanding of the unique needs that can arise through all phases of the cancer journey.
(914) 218-6069 View (914) 218-6069
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Strength of the Mind Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
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
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Sifat Ameen
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Sifat Ameen is a board-certified, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She is dedicated about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services, including brief psychotherapy and prescribing medications if indicated, for young adults and adult population. Her ongoing areas of interest include integrating nutrition , physical movement and improved sleep practices as foundations and multi-level response for care. Overall Sifat tends to be more conservative in her prescribing practices, especially in regards to prescribing controlled substances.
Sifat Ameen is a board-certified, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She is dedicated about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services, including brief psychotherapy and prescribing medications if indicated, for young adults and adult population. Her ongoing areas of interest include integrating nutrition , physical movement and improved sleep practices as foundations and multi-level response for care. Overall Sifat tends to be more conservative in her prescribing practices, especially in regards to prescribing controlled substances.
(914) 252-3894 View (914) 252-3894
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Laura Coleman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, NC-BC, CNL
Verified Verified
Nyack, NY 10960
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Nurse Coach providing medication management and psychotherapy for clients in need of mental health services. In my capacity as a Nurse Coach, Psych Nurse, and Psychiatric NP, I have worked with adult clients experiencing stress, anxiety, marginalization, PTSD, situational and generational traumas, and individuals with co-occurring mental and physical health challenges.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Nurse Coach providing medication management and psychotherapy for clients in need of mental health services. In my capacity as a Nurse Coach, Psych Nurse, and Psychiatric NP, I have worked with adult clients experiencing stress, anxiety, marginalization, PTSD, situational and generational traumas, and individuals with co-occurring mental and physical health challenges.
(845) 523-6981 View (845) 523-6981
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Aaron D McDaniel
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
I am a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adults age 21 years old and older with ADHD, anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and work-related stress. I provide comprehensive care that includes the integration of psychotherapy (CBT) with other alternative therapies (i.e. mindfulness, deep breathing, sleep hygiene, etc) and medication management as needed.
I am a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adults age 21 years old and older with ADHD, anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and work-related stress. I provide comprehensive care that includes the integration of psychotherapy (CBT) with other alternative therapies (i.e. mindfulness, deep breathing, sleep hygiene, etc) and medication management as needed.
(914) 265-2246 View (914) 265-2246
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Andrene Campbell
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Dr. Andrene Campbell is a licensed and board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Campbell completed medical school at Loma Linda University in California. She completed adult residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital " Cornell division and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at New York Presbyterian Hospital " Columbia division. She has been an attending physician in the psychiatric emergency room at Northwell Health and a telepsychiatry attending physician at Northwell Health. She was also the medical director on an adult inpatient unit.
Dr. Andrene Campbell is a licensed and board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Campbell completed medical school at Loma Linda University in California. She completed adult residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital " Cornell division and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at New York Presbyterian Hospital " Columbia division. She has been an attending physician in the psychiatric emergency room at Northwell Health and a telepsychiatry attending physician at Northwell Health. She was also the medical director on an adult inpatient unit.
(845) 253-4183 View (845) 253-4183
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Sina Saidi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
My goal is to provide the expert psychiatric care that will allow you to perform at your personal and professional best. I am a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Johns Hopkins psychiatry residency program, and board-certified in psychiatry. I have over twenty years combined experience in psychiatry and primary care medicine, and work with adults and adolescents 16 and older. I treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and psychiatric issues related to neurological and medical conditions.
My goal is to provide the expert psychiatric care that will allow you to perform at your personal and professional best. I am a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Johns Hopkins psychiatry residency program, and board-certified in psychiatry. I have over twenty years combined experience in psychiatry and primary care medicine, and work with adults and adolescents 16 and older. I treat depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and psychiatric issues related to neurological and medical conditions.
(646) 783-1369 View (646) 783-1369

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Number of Psychiatrists in Croton On Hudson, NY

< 10

Psychiatrists in Croton On Hudson, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Addiction
100% ADHD
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Behavioral Issues
50% Child

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Croton On Hudson, NY see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Croton On Hudson?

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.