Psychiatrists in Boardman, OH

Photo of Dr. Steven A King, Psychiatrist in Boardman, OH
Dr. Steven A King
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boardman, OH 44512
NOW OFFERING TELEHEALTH. Compassionate, caring and confidential psychiatric care and medication management provided in a comfortable and conveniently located Boardman office. Counseling is also available to augment treatment and improve patient outcomes.
NOW OFFERING TELEHEALTH. Compassionate, caring and confidential psychiatric care and medication management provided in a comfortable and conveniently located Boardman office. Counseling is also available to augment treatment and improve patient outcomes.
(234) 204-4410 View (234) 204-4410
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Jennifer Fusco
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boardman, OH 44512
Jennifer Fusco is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She sees children (6 years and older), adolescents and adults for psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and medication management. Her specializations include ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Insomnia, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, Binge Eating Disorder and more. She also has experience providing psychiatric treatment for individuals who have substance use disorders. She has been a practitioner since 2017 and has over 10 years of professional mental health experience.
Jennifer Fusco is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She sees children (6 years and older), adolescents and adults for psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and medication management. Her specializations include ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Insomnia, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, Binge Eating Disorder and more. She also has experience providing psychiatric treatment for individuals who have substance use disorders. She has been a practitioner since 2017 and has over 10 years of professional mental health experience.
(330) 729-5551 View (330) 729-5551
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Restore Compassionate Care
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boardman, OH 44512
Neurostar, Spravato and Medical MJ and Suboxone. Intervention Psychiatry and Therapy
Neurostar, Spravato and Medical MJ and Suboxone. Intervention Psychiatry and Therapy
(234) 204-4457 View (234) 204-4457

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Photo of Shannon Milliken, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Shannon Milliken
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Throughout my 20 year career in healthcare I have come to appreciate that patients desire a healthcare provider that listens to their needs, validates their message and understands their concerns. I am an ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In my practice I strive to have a therapeutic alliance with all my patients. I believe that the patient is a vital member of the health care team and a key component of creating a patient plan of care that is patient focused and patient centered.
Throughout my 20 year career in healthcare I have come to appreciate that patients desire a healthcare provider that listens to their needs, validates their message and understands their concerns. I am an ANCC board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In my practice I strive to have a therapeutic alliance with all my patients. I believe that the patient is a vital member of the health care team and a key component of creating a patient plan of care that is patient focused and patient centered.
(330) 975-8891 View (330) 975-8891
Photo of Jennifer Joseph, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Jennifer Joseph
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Youngstown, OH 44511
I strive to provide a place of comfort and safety, free of judgment or demands. I see myself as part of your treatment team. I provide education, options, and support. I will help you set goals and we work together to achieve these. I have successfully helped clients achieve remission of their depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, and psychosis. You will be treated as an individual and will be given the respect and consideration you deserve.
I strive to provide a place of comfort and safety, free of judgment or demands. I see myself as part of your treatment team. I provide education, options, and support. I will help you set goals and we work together to achieve these. I have successfully helped clients achieve remission of their depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, and psychosis. You will be treated as an individual and will be given the respect and consideration you deserve.
(330) 964-5150 View (330) 964-5150
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Mary G. Hall
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-B, FNP-C, MSN, BSN
Verified Verified
Youngstown, OH 44501
I care about my patients and listen to his or her needs to come up with the best individualized treatment plan. I diagnose and treat all mental health conditions with appropriate medications as needed. I do this in a holistic manner, meaning I treat the patient as a whole rather than a sum of his or her parts. I will run appropriate bloodwork as well as treat mental health conditions in the context of any chronic illness the patient may be suffering. I am here to help.
I care about my patients and listen to his or her needs to come up with the best individualized treatment plan. I diagnose and treat all mental health conditions with appropriate medications as needed. I do this in a holistic manner, meaning I treat the patient as a whole rather than a sum of his or her parts. I will run appropriate bloodwork as well as treat mental health conditions in the context of any chronic illness the patient may be suffering. I am here to help.
(234) 235-3864 View (234) 235-3864
Photo of Dr. Arif Noorbaksh, Psychiatrist in Boardman, OH
Dr. Arif Noorbaksh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Youngstown, OH 44512
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar and related disorders? I strongly believe in meeting patients where they are in their individual journeys. The ideal client is the one who attends their initial evaluation to talk through their experience and potential treatment options. I approach patient care holistically and attempt to develop an understanding of the patient’s lived experience and current symptoms.
(740) 675-6863 View (740) 675-6863
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VirtualPsych™
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Youngstown, OH 44515
VirtualPsych allows for telepsych healthcare remotely in an easy to use environment. Our physicians specialize in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder and have over 30 years of experience in psychiatry and mental health. We accept a variety of insurance plans from providers including Aetna, CareSource and United Healthcare. We also cover most Medicaid and Medicare plans as well. We have appointments available on a daily basis and the time to see a physician is typically less than a few days. Please call us at (330) 222-3512 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.
VirtualPsych allows for telepsych healthcare remotely in an easy to use environment. Our physicians specialize in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder and have over 30 years of experience in psychiatry and mental health. We accept a variety of insurance plans from providers including Aetna, CareSource and United Healthcare. We also cover most Medicaid and Medicare plans as well. We have appointments available on a daily basis and the time to see a physician is typically less than a few days. Please call us at (330) 222-3512 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.
(330) 222-3512 View (330) 222-3512
Photo of Stephanie Stecker, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Stephanie Stecker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
I am a strong believer in psychotherapy combined with medication management to achieve optimal mental health wellness. I am dedicated to understanding each client’s life experiences, traumas and personal holistic health goals. I also value the relationship between provider and client and will strive to build a foundation of trust, openness, and understanding to guide clients through a healthy and active life. Every treatment will be individualized and I will pay special attention to holistic care and treat every patient with compassion. Age range of patients served: 17 years and older
I am a strong believer in psychotherapy combined with medication management to achieve optimal mental health wellness. I am dedicated to understanding each client’s life experiences, traumas and personal holistic health goals. I also value the relationship between provider and client and will strive to build a foundation of trust, openness, and understanding to guide clients through a healthy and active life. Every treatment will be individualized and I will pay special attention to holistic care and treat every patient with compassion. Age range of patients served: 17 years and older
(330) 304-4514 View (330) 304-4514
Photo of Ashleigh Noel, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Ashleigh Noel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
New Middletown, OH 44442
I started my career in health care as a Medic in the United States Army. After serving and honorably discharged, I pursued my education as a nurse first obtaining my Associates Degree as a Registered Nurse and then my Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree. I worked on Psychiatric and Acute Care units in the hospital setting for 6 years. Throughout that time, I obtained a Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner followed by a Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing Degree as a Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
I started my career in health care as a Medic in the United States Army. After serving and honorably discharged, I pursued my education as a nurse first obtaining my Associates Degree as a Registered Nurse and then my Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree. I worked on Psychiatric and Acute Care units in the hospital setting for 6 years. Throughout that time, I obtained a Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner followed by a Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing Degree as a Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
(330) 969-8846 View (330) 969-8846
Photo of Candice Wood, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Candice Wood
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNP
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
I work with clients experiencing a variety of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, impulsive behaviors, anger, insomnia, PTSD, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, ADHD, dementia, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) disorder, and mental health symptoms during recovery from addiction. I offer both in office and telehealth appointments.
I work with clients experiencing a variety of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, impulsive behaviors, anger, insomnia, PTSD, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, ADHD, dementia, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) disorder, and mental health symptoms during recovery from addiction. I offer both in office and telehealth appointments.
(330) 295-2353 View (330) 295-2353
Photo of Dr. Morgan Alexander, Psychiatrist in Boardman, OH
Dr. Morgan Alexander
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Youngstown, OH 44503  (Online Only)
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
Meet Dr. Alexander: a psychiatrist with a distinctive blend of empathy and expertise. Trained at Wright State University with a focus on integrating psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Alexander excels in delivering personalized treatment plans with proven effectiveness. She actively engages with the narratives that shape patients' lives, forging therapeutic alliances as unique as the individuals she serves. This patient-first approach, combined with a rich background in community engagement, positions Dr. Alexander as a psychiatrist who understands the complexities of the complete human experience - mind, body and spirit.
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Gerald Makobong
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARPN, PMHNP, CNP
Verified Verified
Youngstown, OH 44512
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner fully licensed in Ohio. I have experience working with adult, adolescent, and geriatric populations in high-acuity inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, I have experience assessing, diagnosing, educating, and treating mental health patients ages 5-99.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner fully licensed in Ohio. I have experience working with adult, adolescent, and geriatric populations in high-acuity inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, I have experience assessing, diagnosing, educating, and treating mental health patients ages 5-99.
(740) 696-8553 View (740) 696-8553
Photo of Melissa Novits, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Melissa Novits
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Do you find yourself saying things like "Iam mentally exhausted, I have no motivation, Iam overwhelmed, my brain won't shut off, Iam not good enough? My name is Melissa. I too have these feelings from time to time. Life is interesting and often unfair. Let me help you tackle these negative emotions and unwanted feelings and together we can develop a sound treatment plan to get through the day-to-day obstacles of life. I love helping people help and themselves. I strive to help provide empowerment and the tools to motivate the body and mind. My goal is to help you focus on Mental Wellness verses Mental Illness from the inside out.
Do you find yourself saying things like "Iam mentally exhausted, I have no motivation, Iam overwhelmed, my brain won't shut off, Iam not good enough? My name is Melissa. I too have these feelings from time to time. Life is interesting and often unfair. Let me help you tackle these negative emotions and unwanted feelings and together we can develop a sound treatment plan to get through the day-to-day obstacles of life. I love helping people help and themselves. I strive to help provide empowerment and the tools to motivate the body and mind. My goal is to help you focus on Mental Wellness verses Mental Illness from the inside out.
(330) 355-8551 View (330) 355-8551
Photo of Claire Ellerbrock, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Claire Ellerbrock
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Youngstown, OH 44512  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You've had side effects from medications, tried multiple medications that haven’t worked and you're apprehensive about trying again. Or maybe you've never been on medications and are worried about what it means to be on medications for your mental health. I help clients integrate medications that work with your life and the tools to move towards greater wellness. You want to be the mentally healthiest version of yourself. You'd like your life to look different from the current life you live. It's frustrating that you put in the effort but still feel stuck and dissatisfied.
You've had side effects from medications, tried multiple medications that haven’t worked and you're apprehensive about trying again. Or maybe you've never been on medications and are worried about what it means to be on medications for your mental health. I help clients integrate medications that work with your life and the tools to move towards greater wellness. You want to be the mentally healthiest version of yourself. You'd like your life to look different from the current life you live. It's frustrating that you put in the effort but still feel stuck and dissatisfied.
(330) 271-8292 View (330) 271-8292
Photo of Kassandra Kornbau, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Kassandra Kornbau
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Canfield, OH 44406
I received my Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2018, and I am dually board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by ANCC. My goal is to create a collaborative relationship with you to understand your unique story and provide individualized treatment through evidence-based practices. My clinical interests include, but are not limited to, the following: attention deficit disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, depressive disorders, anxiety/panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, binge eating disorder, and mood disorders.
I received my Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2018, and I am dually board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by ANCC. My goal is to create a collaborative relationship with you to understand your unique story and provide individualized treatment through evidence-based practices. My clinical interests include, but are not limited to, the following: attention deficit disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, depressive disorders, anxiety/panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, binge eating disorder, and mood disorders.
(330) 729-5770 View (330) 729-5770
Photo of Aspire Mental Health, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Aspire Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Youngstown, OH 44509
At Aspire Mental health we strive to provide a safe, calming environment to allow for progress through your mental health journey. We offer numerous treatment options including counseling, medication management, spravato, EMDR and other treatment modalities. We are a LGBT safe space and pride ourselves on love and acceptance.
At Aspire Mental health we strive to provide a safe, calming environment to allow for progress through your mental health journey. We offer numerous treatment options including counseling, medication management, spravato, EMDR and other treatment modalities. We are a LGBT safe space and pride ourselves on love and acceptance.
(330) 771-9652 View (330) 771-9652
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Loren Jason Louk
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Canfield, OH 44406
My goal is to provide the best mental health care possible. I accomplish this by being thorough and accurate in assessment, and diagnosis while providing an exceptional level of empathy and compassion. Accepting all major insurances. For self pay clients my fees for an evaluation is $300.00; for a medication/follow up appointment the fee is $125. For clinical hypnosis it is a self pay fee of $250 for 3 sessions. Clients are permitted to record the final session
My goal is to provide the best mental health care possible. I accomplish this by being thorough and accurate in assessment, and diagnosis while providing an exceptional level of empathy and compassion. Accepting all major insurances. For self pay clients my fees for an evaluation is $300.00; for a medication/follow up appointment the fee is $125. For clinical hypnosis it is a self pay fee of $250 for 3 sessions. Clients are permitted to record the final session
(330) 632-8818 View (330) 632-8818
Photo of Anthony Koch, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Anthony Koch
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Canfield, OH 44406  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Anthony, a Psychiatric NP & owner of Feel Better & Co. Already know you want an appointment? Email us at the provided email so we can send a link to book an appointment. Unsure if we would be a match? Email us for a free phone call consultation to see if our goals align. We specialize in helping manage mental health challenges through personalized telehealth therapy. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or something else, we offer support & guidance. We emphasize a holistic team approach alongside medication if needed. Our goal is to help you feel better & live a more fulfilling life.
Hi, I'm Anthony, a Psychiatric NP & owner of Feel Better & Co. Already know you want an appointment? Email us at the provided email so we can send a link to book an appointment. Unsure if we would be a match? Email us for a free phone call consultation to see if our goals align. We specialize in helping manage mental health challenges through personalized telehealth therapy. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or something else, we offer support & guidance. We emphasize a holistic team approach alongside medication if needed. Our goal is to help you feel better & live a more fulfilling life.
(330) 331-6871 View (330) 331-6871
Photo of Melissa Gelsomino, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Boardman, OH
Melissa Gelsomino
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Mineral Ridge, OH 44440  (Online Only)
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to invest in your mental health. Are you having a hard time balancing family, work, and life? Are you struggling with stress, avoidance and anxiety about the future? Are you just ready for a change and aren't sure how to make a plan of action?
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to invest in your mental health. Are you having a hard time balancing family, work, and life? Are you struggling with stress, avoidance and anxiety about the future? Are you just ready for a change and aren't sure how to make a plan of action?
(330) 778-4286 View (330) 778-4286

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Boardman, OH

< 10

Psychiatrists in Boardman, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Bipolar Disorder
67% ADHD
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Psychosis

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Medicaid

How Psychiatrists in Boardman, OH see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

66% Male
34% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Boardman?

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.