Psychiatrists in Rosedale, NY

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Devine Neuropsychiatric Services NP of psych
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
Rosedale, NY 11422
Dr. Bello is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with over ten years of experience in Adult, Child, and Adolescent mental health issues and extensive psychopharmacology experience. I am committed to providing compassionate, confidential, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based mental health care customized to meet your individual needs. School: Stony Brook University School of Nursing (BSN, MSN), New York. Chamberlain University (Doctor of Nursing Practice) Illinois. Please call today for an appointment.
Dr. Bello is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with over ten years of experience in Adult, Child, and Adolescent mental health issues and extensive psychopharmacology experience. I am committed to providing compassionate, confidential, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based mental health care customized to meet your individual needs. School: Stony Brook University School of Nursing (BSN, MSN), New York. Chamberlain University (Doctor of Nursing Practice) Illinois. Please call today for an appointment.
(516) 412-6982 View (516) 412-6982
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Claudine Jones-Bourne
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Rosedale, NY 11422  (Online Only)
Dr. Jones-Bourne was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she attended Johns Hopkins University. She received her doctorate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jones-Bourne completed her adult psychiatry training at Columbia University. She is currently an Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a Public Psychiatry Fellow at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry.
Dr. Jones-Bourne was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she attended Johns Hopkins University. She received her doctorate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jones-Bourne completed her adult psychiatry training at Columbia University. She is currently an Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a Public Psychiatry Fellow at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry.
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Maribeth Evans
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rosedale, NY 11422  (Online Only)
At the forefront of mental health care, psychiatric nurse practitioners are pioneering a new era of treatment through telehealth. With over 15 years of invaluable experience in psychiatric nursing, nursing education, and a passionate commitment to volunteer EMS, I am proud to lead this transformative movement, offering compassionate care. Having someone in your life who can provide support and guidance without judgment or bias can be incredibly valuable. 1. Unbiased Perspective, 2.Supportive Environment 3. Emotional Support 4. Guidance and Advice 5. Validation and Empathy
At the forefront of mental health care, psychiatric nurse practitioners are pioneering a new era of treatment through telehealth. With over 15 years of invaluable experience in psychiatric nursing, nursing education, and a passionate commitment to volunteer EMS, I am proud to lead this transformative movement, offering compassionate care. Having someone in your life who can provide support and guidance without judgment or bias can be incredibly valuable. 1. Unbiased Perspective, 2.Supportive Environment 3. Emotional Support 4. Guidance and Advice 5. Validation and Empathy
(347) 848-1030 View (347) 848-1030

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Felicia Hassan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jamaica, NY 11434
At Helping Hand psychiatric Np P.C, we are a private practice that offers psychiatric assessment and diagnosing that takes place on an individual basis. our mission is to offer innovative and convenient care via face to face and virtual, we also offer home visit on case-by-case basis. (medication management) and home/tele-therapy (talk therapy). Note: WE accept all insurances and treat all ages from 3 years old to 99 years old. we service all of New York state, NJ and CT. Psychiatric evaluations and offers individual, group, and family therapy. We also provides care to those with chronic diseases associated with mental illness
At Helping Hand psychiatric Np P.C, we are a private practice that offers psychiatric assessment and diagnosing that takes place on an individual basis. our mission is to offer innovative and convenient care via face to face and virtual, we also offer home visit on case-by-case basis. (medication management) and home/tele-therapy (talk therapy). Note: WE accept all insurances and treat all ages from 3 years old to 99 years old. we service all of New York state, NJ and CT. Psychiatric evaluations and offers individual, group, and family therapy. We also provides care to those with chronic diseases associated with mental illness
(845) 402-2490 View (845) 402-2490
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Danielle Cora
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Jamaica, NY 11411  (Online Only)
Hello, I look forward to meeting you! My name is Danielle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New York. I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, College & Graduate Student Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues and Depression. 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 Danielle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner In the state of New York. I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, College & Graduate Student Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues and Depression. 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.
(929) 362-6335 View (929) 362-6335
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Myrva Grand-Pierre
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Myrva G. Grand-Pierre is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Myrva makes her clients feel at ease to share their stories that manifest from unique life experiences. In a session with you, she will assess, teach about coping skills, prescribe, and manage medications related to the issues you are experiencing. You can expect to be served by a genuine, respectful, and empathetic provider.
Myrva G. Grand-Pierre is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Myrva makes her clients feel at ease to share their stories that manifest from unique life experiences. In a session with you, she will assess, teach about coping skills, prescribe, and manage medications related to the issues you are experiencing. You can expect to be served by a genuine, respectful, and empathetic provider.
(929) 357-2785 View (929) 357-2785
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Tranquil Psychiatric NP Services, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jamaica, NY 11412  (Online Only)
Dr. Elizabeth Sewell is a Nurse Practitioner Specialist, Board Certified both in Family Medicine and Mental Health in Brooklyn, New York. She has diverse experiences in the Nursing field from the ICU, Maternal and Child, Juvenile detention, Visiting RN, Nursing home and Psychiatric Emergency nurse.
Dr. Elizabeth Sewell is a Nurse Practitioner Specialist, Board Certified both in Family Medicine and Mental Health in Brooklyn, New York. She has diverse experiences in the Nursing field from the ICU, Maternal and Child, Juvenile detention, Visiting RN, Nursing home and Psychiatric Emergency nurse.
(646) 564-3679 View (646) 564-3679
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Clyburn's Mental Health Services For Women
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Welcome and congratulations for taking the most important step as you begin to move in the direction of inner peace, emotional wellbeing and healing. Whether faced with current life challenges or experiencing difficulties related to a complicated past, you have acknowledged the presence of an inner struggle for which you have decided to seek professional support. If you are new to psychotherapy, just know that feeling a little apprehensive is quite common amongst new comers. The services that I offer are tailored to meet individual needs and/or the needs of the group during group sessions.
Welcome and congratulations for taking the most important step as you begin to move in the direction of inner peace, emotional wellbeing and healing. Whether faced with current life challenges or experiencing difficulties related to a complicated past, you have acknowledged the presence of an inner struggle for which you have decided to seek professional support. If you are new to psychotherapy, just know that feeling a little apprehensive is quite common amongst new comers. The services that I offer are tailored to meet individual needs and/or the needs of the group during group sessions.
(516) 268-0032 View (516) 268-0032
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Tishana Griffith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jamaica, NY 11411  (Online Only)
I am Tishana, an experienced Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. A born and raised New Yorker, I've committed myself to investing in the communities and places which nurtured me. In my professional experience, I have provided culturally sensitive care to individuals across the life span, who are experiencing acute or chronic mental health conditions in specialized clinical mental health care settings; both acute and outpatient.
I am Tishana, an experienced Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. A born and raised New Yorker, I've committed myself to investing in the communities and places which nurtured me. In my professional experience, I have provided culturally sensitive care to individuals across the life span, who are experiencing acute or chronic mental health conditions in specialized clinical mental health care settings; both acute and outpatient.
(929) 531-6947 View (929) 531-6947
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Telehealthcare 365
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Our Psychiatrist are MD and provides Tele-Psychiatry Consults via Video or Phone Session. We Offer Psychiatric consultations and Medication Management, Our staff is Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrists. We have convenient evening hours available for working Individuals. we treat all ages including Children, Adolescents and senior citizens. We treat all psychiatric conditions!, Accept several Insurances , Cash fees for Medication visits is $ 100 The First consultation is only $ 175 Appointments can be made by calling 718 381 2829. Managed by: Tele healthcare 365 LLC. and New Life Psychiatry Counseling svc. PC,
Our Psychiatrist are MD and provides Tele-Psychiatry Consults via Video or Phone Session. We Offer Psychiatric consultations and Medication Management, Our staff is Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrists. We have convenient evening hours available for working Individuals. we treat all ages including Children, Adolescents and senior citizens. We treat all psychiatric conditions!, Accept several Insurances , Cash fees for Medication visits is $ 100 The First consultation is only $ 175 Appointments can be made by calling 718 381 2829. Managed by: Tele healthcare 365 LLC. and New Life Psychiatry Counseling svc. PC,
(516) 412-6311 View (516) 412-6311
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Sajmir Cepa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, BC
Verified Verified
Jamaica, NY 11434  (Online Only)
I'm experienced in helping people cope with a range of mental health challenges, and my goal is to provide a safe, caring environment for personal growth.
I'm experienced in helping people cope with a range of mental health challenges, and my goal is to provide a safe, caring environment for personal growth.
(347) 252-3820 View (347) 252-3820
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Dageria Brooks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jamaica, NY 11434  (Online Only)
You are looking for help and before you decide where to turn you have done your research. Trying to find the right person, the right fit to help you get to where you want to go. You want to feel normal and happy within yourself because you are tired of how you are feeling. Therefore seeking mental treatment is first step to your ideal self.
You are looking for help and before you decide where to turn you have done your research. Trying to find the right person, the right fit to help you get to where you want to go. You want to feel normal and happy within yourself because you are tired of how you are feeling. Therefore seeking mental treatment is first step to your ideal self.
(516) 788-5384 View (516) 788-5384
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Maryellen Hammill
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Jamaica, NY 11411  (Online Only)
Maryellen Hammill is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Maryellen is a warm, empathetic care provider who understands the importance of being fully present and engaged with her patients. She helps her patients identify issues causing them distress and helps them explore holistic, evidence-based treatment options. Everyday challenges, life transitions, adverse experiences, and personal stressors can manifest in the form of stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc. A thorough psychiatric interview and assessment can bring those issues to light. She provides psychiatric assessments, talk therapy, and Med Management.
Maryellen Hammill is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. Maryellen is a warm, empathetic care provider who understands the importance of being fully present and engaged with her patients. She helps her patients identify issues causing them distress and helps them explore holistic, evidence-based treatment options. Everyday challenges, life transitions, adverse experiences, and personal stressors can manifest in the form of stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc. A thorough psychiatric interview and assessment can bring those issues to light. She provides psychiatric assessments, talk therapy, and Med Management.
(646) 553-1928 View (646) 553-1928
RK NP in Psychiatry and NP in Family health PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified NP in Psychiatry and Family Health. I am accepting patients with mental health disorders for psych evaluations, and meds management. I have four years of experience in psychiatry and 9 years of experience in Internal medicine.
I am a Board Certified NP in Psychiatry and Family Health. I am accepting patients with mental health disorders for psych evaluations, and meds management. I have four years of experience in psychiatry and 9 years of experience in Internal medicine.
(516) 916-7634 View (516) 916-7634
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Romane Melissa Abbensetts
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Cambria Heights, NY 11411  (Online Only)
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, focused in providing Client Centered Care to adults with various mental health needs. To optimize care, first I will perform a comprehensive mental health assessment, individual psychotherapy and medication management. My objective is to evaluate both your physical and mental health well-being in order to formulate a diagnosis, and develop an invidualized treatment plan; to provide unbiased humane care, and effective treatment for all.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, focused in providing Client Centered Care to adults with various mental health needs. To optimize care, first I will perform a comprehensive mental health assessment, individual psychotherapy and medication management. My objective is to evaluate both your physical and mental health well-being in order to formulate a diagnosis, and develop an invidualized treatment plan; to provide unbiased humane care, and effective treatment for all.
(631) 253-8534 View (631) 253-8534
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Mindful Integral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing psychiatry for over seven years. I have treated patients from all diverse groups. At present, I only conduct psychiatric evaluations and follow-up assessments in the adult and the geriatric population. I specialize in treating behavioral, psychotic, mood, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. My hope as a mental health provider is to collaborate with patients and/or their significant other by implementing a holistic approach in devising a treatment plan with the goal of addressing mental disorders, symptoms, and/or issues.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing psychiatry for over seven years. I have treated patients from all diverse groups. At present, I only conduct psychiatric evaluations and follow-up assessments in the adult and the geriatric population. I specialize in treating behavioral, psychotic, mood, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. My hope as a mental health provider is to collaborate with patients and/or their significant other by implementing a holistic approach in devising a treatment plan with the goal of addressing mental disorders, symptoms, and/or issues.
(516) 347-2809 View (516) 347-2809
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Judy E Vansiea
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP
Verified Verified
Jamaica, NY 11412  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients at my faith-based practice. Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry/APRN with NY and KS. Educational degrees background consists of: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP); Master of Science in Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing and a Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling. I have worked in nursing for 27 years. I do immigration psychological evaluations too. I have worked in civilian and military nursing positions and was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. I am a Gulf War Era veteran.
Accepting new patients at my faith-based practice. Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry/APRN with NY and KS. Educational degrees background consists of: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP); Master of Science in Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing and a Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling. I have worked in nursing for 27 years. I do immigration psychological evaluations too. I have worked in civilian and military nursing positions and was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. I am a Gulf War Era veteran.
(516) 563-4867 View (516) 563-4867
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Taina Baker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurelton, NY 11413  (Online Only)
My name is Taina Baker and I am a board certified psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Welcome to my telepsychiatry practice. I have worked with a diverse group of individuals with diagnosis which include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, depression, anxiety.
My name is Taina Baker and I am a board certified psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Welcome to my telepsychiatry practice. I have worked with a diverse group of individuals with diagnosis which include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, depression, anxiety.
(516) 518-6354 View (516) 518-6354
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Ayshea Monique Beswick
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Every patient has diverse needs and is individual's and approach to treatment will be tailored to everyone's needs. A collaborative approach which may include both therapy and/or medication management. I encourage an honest, trustworthy relationship that will be beneficial in your journey to finding balance. I congratulate you on taking the steps towards finding a mental health partner, because together we will develop a treatment plan that is best suited for you and your current situation.
Every patient has diverse needs and is individual's and approach to treatment will be tailored to everyone's needs. A collaborative approach which may include both therapy and/or medication management. I encourage an honest, trustworthy relationship that will be beneficial in your journey to finding balance. I congratulate you on taking the steps towards finding a mental health partner, because together we will develop a treatment plan that is best suited for you and your current situation.
(516) 604-5122 View (516) 604-5122
Photo of Elizabeth Dania, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Rosedale, NY
Elizabeth Dania
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, ANP, RN
Verified Verified
Jamaica, NY 11412  (Online Only)
Dr. Elizabeth Dania is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Adult Nurse Practitioner, board-certified and licensed by the state New York to provide family-centered, high quality, equitable and culturally-responsive healthcare to patients across the lifespan. Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common and complex health care problems. Additionally, she focuses on providing holistic care for clients, which bridges the common gaps between physical and mental health care, beginning in childhood and continuing throughout the aging process.
Dr. Elizabeth Dania is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Adult Nurse Practitioner, board-certified and licensed by the state New York to provide family-centered, high quality, equitable and culturally-responsive healthcare to patients across the lifespan. Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common and complex health care problems. Additionally, she focuses on providing holistic care for clients, which bridges the common gaps between physical and mental health care, beginning in childhood and continuing throughout the aging process.
(516) 656-7495 View (516) 656-7495

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Number of Psychiatrists in Rosedale, NY

< 10

Psychiatrists in Rosedale, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
67% ADHD
67% Psychosis
67% Medication Management
33% Child

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in Rosedale, NY see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Rosedale?

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.