Psychiatrists in Centerville, OH

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A Life Renewed
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MBA, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Centerville, OH 45458
Our small, intimate, private practice gives patients a sense of privacy and quality care that larger institutions can struggle to provide at times. We want those who we serve to know they are not just a number, that they matter, their care is important, and we are committed to building a healthy and nurturing relationship with them. We serve adults, 18+, for mental health disorders in a safe and comforting environment. We offer several services including, but not limited to: psychiatric evaluations, medication management, pharmacogenomic testing, applicable labs and tests, just to name a few.
Our small, intimate, private practice gives patients a sense of privacy and quality care that larger institutions can struggle to provide at times. We want those who we serve to know they are not just a number, that they matter, their care is important, and we are committed to building a healthy and nurturing relationship with them. We serve adults, 18+, for mental health disorders in a safe and comforting environment. We offer several services including, but not limited to: psychiatric evaluations, medication management, pharmacogenomic testing, applicable labs and tests, just to name a few.
(937) 745-2129 View (937) 745-2129
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Biaunka Lee
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Centerville, OH 45459
Biaunka Phillips is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2022. Biaunka helps her clients by being patient centered, empathetic, attentive, and dedicated to their needs. She involves her clients, so they feel they are a part of their care. Biaunka has gained experience in critical care, medical-surgical, and long-term care throughout her nursing career. Over the last 7 years, Biaunka has worked in mental health and provided education and assisted in meeting patients' needs.
Biaunka Phillips is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2022. Biaunka helps her clients by being patient centered, empathetic, attentive, and dedicated to their needs. She involves her clients, so they feel they are a part of their care. Biaunka has gained experience in critical care, medical-surgical, and long-term care throughout her nursing career. Over the last 7 years, Biaunka has worked in mental health and provided education and assisted in meeting patients' needs.
(937) 927-8985 View (937) 927-8985
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Lejeana Miller
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Centerville, OH 45459
Lejeana Miller is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She earned her bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2004. She is a graduate of Wright State University where she earned her master's degree in Science with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration in 2021. Lejeana has over 15 years of psychiatric experience in areas such as geriatric psychiatry, neurology, adult inpatient acute psychiatry, psychiatric intensive care, community mental health, and addiction.
Lejeana Miller is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She earned her bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2004. She is a graduate of Wright State University where she earned her master's degree in Science with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration in 2021. Lejeana has over 15 years of psychiatric experience in areas such as geriatric psychiatry, neurology, adult inpatient acute psychiatry, psychiatric intensive care, community mental health, and addiction.
(937) 863-9948 View (937) 863-9948
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Amanda Hardesty
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Centerville, OH 45459
Amanda is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner and was a previous trauma nurse of 10+ years. She has a vast array of experience in psychiatric services. Amanda's goal is to provide an empathetic, engaged and client centered service and care for medication management.
Amanda is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner and was a previous trauma nurse of 10+ years. She has a vast array of experience in psychiatric services. Amanda's goal is to provide an empathetic, engaged and client centered service and care for medication management.
(937) 860-2525 View (937) 860-2525
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Rachel Cuenot
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Centerville, OH 45459
I am a board certified psychiatrist and I can provide medication treatment as well as psychotherapy. Patients that typically benefit from the treatments that I provide are those that suffer from symptoms such as depression, anxiety, shame, lack of fulfillment in their relationships and career, inner conflicts, negative thoughts, and self-doubt. They may have difficulty finding contentment and meaning, setting boundaries, living their lives authentically, or with maintaining their confidence and self-esteem. They may also struggle with bodily stress symptoms such as headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia, IBS, and fatigue.
I am a board certified psychiatrist and I can provide medication treatment as well as psychotherapy. Patients that typically benefit from the treatments that I provide are those that suffer from symptoms such as depression, anxiety, shame, lack of fulfillment in their relationships and career, inner conflicts, negative thoughts, and self-doubt. They may have difficulty finding contentment and meaning, setting boundaries, living their lives authentically, or with maintaining their confidence and self-esteem. They may also struggle with bodily stress symptoms such as headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia, IBS, and fatigue.
(937) 358-6240 View (937) 358-6240
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Tassielli Mental Health & Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, APR, BC-ACNP, BCPMHNP
Verified Verified
Centerville, OH 45458
Hello, I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I treat adults struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD to name of few. My goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals struggling with managing their life. My philosophy is that good mental health is key to the over all well-being of an individual.
Hello, I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I treat adults struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD to name of few. My goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals struggling with managing their life. My philosophy is that good mental health is key to the over all well-being of an individual.
(937) 884-1936 View (937) 884-1936
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Chelsea Birkemeier
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Centerville, OH 45458
I am committed to always providing client education, client-centered care, supportive therapy, evidence-based techniques, and evidence-based treatment interventions in my practice. Naturally, I have always been engaged in coaching others through life and inspiring them towards their goals. I am committed to help others work towards small, reasonable, and realistic goals to achieve their long term goals. Treating the whole person is essential in my practice. Incorporation of all of these areas is necessary to promote healing in individuals who are experiencing emotional distress.
I am committed to always providing client education, client-centered care, supportive therapy, evidence-based techniques, and evidence-based treatment interventions in my practice. Naturally, I have always been engaged in coaching others through life and inspiring them towards their goals. I am committed to help others work towards small, reasonable, and realistic goals to achieve their long term goals. Treating the whole person is essential in my practice. Incorporation of all of these areas is necessary to promote healing in individuals who are experiencing emotional distress.
(937) 646-2369 View (937) 646-2369
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WoodStream Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Centerville, OH 45458
Compassion. Connection. Collaboration. Mental Health Support Serving the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. Our WSW Team includes board certified specialists committed to treating, inspiring, empowering, nurturing, and supporting the human spirit. Our office is proud to offer both prescribers for medication management and therapists for psychotherapy. At WSW, we are devoted to not only upholding, but surpassing standards of mental health care and our clients’ expectations. We serve the Southwest Ohio Area with honor.
Compassion. Connection. Collaboration. Mental Health Support Serving the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. Our WSW Team includes board certified specialists committed to treating, inspiring, empowering, nurturing, and supporting the human spirit. Our office is proud to offer both prescribers for medication management and therapists for psychotherapy. At WSW, we are devoted to not only upholding, but surpassing standards of mental health care and our clients’ expectations. We serve the Southwest Ohio Area with honor.
(937) 358-8155 View (937) 358-8155
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Janet Neal
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centerville, OH 45458
I am accepting new clients and take most insurances. I would love to work with you on your mental health. Your next step is to call Wood stream Wellness and ask to be scheduled with Janet. 937-759-0545
I am accepting new clients and take most insurances. I would love to work with you on your mental health. Your next step is to call Wood stream Wellness and ask to be scheduled with Janet. 937-759-0545
(937) 358-8232 View (937) 358-8232

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Rhea J Jeffers
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, CNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45458
I am here to help any patient seeking help with their emotions, stress, mood or any mental health problems they may be experiencing. My goal is to help anyone in need with mental health issues to live the best life possible without a long wait. I encourage therapy along with medication management to improve overall mental health outcomes. I do not prescribe stimulants but I do use non-stimulants to treat ADHD, and ADD. I accept all insurances, Medicaid and Medicare. Specify 3085 Woodman Dr Ste 205, Dayton, OH 45420 or my new office opening 8/2023 at 12 Wenger Rd Englewood, OH 45322.
I am here to help any patient seeking help with their emotions, stress, mood or any mental health problems they may be experiencing. My goal is to help anyone in need with mental health issues to live the best life possible without a long wait. I encourage therapy along with medication management to improve overall mental health outcomes. I do not prescribe stimulants but I do use non-stimulants to treat ADHD, and ADD. I accept all insurances, Medicaid and Medicare. Specify 3085 Woodman Dr Ste 205, Dayton, OH 45420 or my new office opening 8/2023 at 12 Wenger Rd Englewood, OH 45322.
(937) 858-5233 View (937) 858-5233
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Obed Anya
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dayton, OH 45458
Patient with mental health problems like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD or patients having difficulties adjusting with various changes worry about being listened to or understood. These patients are going through a lot in life and they deserve to be heard.
Patient with mental health problems like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD or patients having difficulties adjusting with various changes worry about being listened to or understood. These patients are going through a lot in life and they deserve to be heard.
(513) 951-5637 View (513) 951-5637
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Summer, Psyched, PsychedCbus via Grow Therapy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN BS, MSW BA, LISWd, APRNCNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45440  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Summer, your new psychiatric mental health provider, therapist, counselor, and coach. Congratulations, your here! Get ready to get PSYCHED, because you have navigated yourself to the right place. You want to re-ignite that passion. Whether you are an executive professional, a medical practitioner, SAHM, career academic, and … you…, a person who has realized life is not what it can be anymore, let’s work together and get that drive back. Know, right now you are doing the best you can and “go you” for recognizing you have the potential to do it more efficiently. Work smarter, not harder they say.
Hi, I am Summer, your new psychiatric mental health provider, therapist, counselor, and coach. Congratulations, your here! Get ready to get PSYCHED, because you have navigated yourself to the right place. You want to re-ignite that passion. Whether you are an executive professional, a medical practitioner, SAHM, career academic, and … you…, a person who has realized life is not what it can be anymore, let’s work together and get that drive back. Know, right now you are doing the best you can and “go you” for recognizing you have the potential to do it more efficiently. Work smarter, not harder they say.
(513) 848-6371 View (513) 848-6371
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Emily Garrett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45459
Hi, my name is Emily. I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and I am accepting new patients of all ages who are seeking help with their mood, stress, emotions, or other challenges with their mental health. I am committed to providing a safe space for you to feel supported, listened to, and involved in your treatment plan as we work together to achieve your mental health goals and improve your quality of life. Through medication management and supportive talk therapy, we will work together to establish realistic goals to help you overcome the obstacles in your life that you feel are holding you back.
Hi, my name is Emily. I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and I am accepting new patients of all ages who are seeking help with their mood, stress, emotions, or other challenges with their mental health. I am committed to providing a safe space for you to feel supported, listened to, and involved in your treatment plan as we work together to achieve your mental health goals and improve your quality of life. Through medication management and supportive talk therapy, we will work together to establish realistic goals to help you overcome the obstacles in your life that you feel are holding you back.
(937) 821-5790 View (937) 821-5790
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April DeBiasi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45440  (Online Only)
April DeBiasi is a nurse practitioner dually board certified in psychiatric and mental health as well as Adult-Geriatric primary care nurse practitioner. She is board certified through the American Nursing Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has experience working in acute inpatient hospital and outpatient private practice settings.She sees adults ages 18 to 100 and she specializes in anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, depressive disorder, dementia, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and insomnia.
April DeBiasi is a nurse practitioner dually board certified in psychiatric and mental health as well as Adult-Geriatric primary care nurse practitioner. She is board certified through the American Nursing Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has experience working in acute inpatient hospital and outpatient private practice settings.She sees adults ages 18 to 100 and she specializes in anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, depressive disorder, dementia, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and insomnia.
(440) 530-6141 View (440) 530-6141
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Mental Health Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CNP, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45440
Hi, my name is Cassandra Hazelrig, and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of healthcare experience. My work experience includes hospital and community mental health settings, serving patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, dual diagnosis, and other conditions. The first step toward healing is an accurate diagnosis, followed by a combination of effective medication management, lifestyle changes, and therapy techniques. We will work together to garner your inner strengths, learn new coping skills, and leap over stumbling blocks that prevent you from living your best life.
Hi, my name is Cassandra Hazelrig, and I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of healthcare experience. My work experience includes hospital and community mental health settings, serving patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, dual diagnosis, and other conditions. The first step toward healing is an accurate diagnosis, followed by a combination of effective medication management, lifestyle changes, and therapy techniques. We will work together to garner your inner strengths, learn new coping skills, and leap over stumbling blocks that prevent you from living your best life.
(513) 953-4359 View (513) 953-4359
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Michelle Meyer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45440  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression and feeling like you're not where you want to be in life? Do you need support and guidance to achieve the life you desire? I'm a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about empowering individuals to overcome their mental health symptoms. As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, I can prescribe medication if needed. I believe medication is a helpful tool in the healing process toward achieving optimal well-being. Let's work together towards your goals.
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression and feeling like you're not where you want to be in life? Do you need support and guidance to achieve the life you desire? I'm a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about empowering individuals to overcome their mental health symptoms. As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, I can prescribe medication if needed. I believe medication is a helpful tool in the healing process toward achieving optimal well-being. Let's work together towards your goals.
(216) 350-0645 View (216) 350-0645
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Nancy Odita-Honnah
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45440  (Online Only)
Nancy Odita-Honnah is a psych mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in assessing, diagnosing, medication management of Mood Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and many more psych disorders in Adult and Geriatric population. She also prescribes medication for acute and chronic illness, she provides care coordination and makes referral to appropriate teams.
Nancy Odita-Honnah is a psych mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in assessing, diagnosing, medication management of Mood Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and many more psych disorders in Adult and Geriatric population. She also prescribes medication for acute and chronic illness, she provides care coordination and makes referral to appropriate teams.
(513) 848-6299 View (513) 848-6299
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Rashid Shaibu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45440  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) . I obtained my Family Nurse Practitioner certification from The Ohio State University (OSU) and my Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification from Northern Kentucky University (NKU).
Hello, I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) . I obtained my Family Nurse Practitioner certification from The Ohio State University (OSU) and my Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification from Northern Kentucky University (NKU).
(513) 547-3425 View (513) 547-3425
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Sarah Keechle
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dayton, OH 45459
As a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), my focus is on providing comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals facing challenges related to substance use, anxiety, depression, and dual diagnosis. What sets me apart is my commitment to understanding the unique needs of each client and tailoring my approach to their specific situation.
As a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), my focus is on providing comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals facing challenges related to substance use, anxiety, depression, and dual diagnosis. What sets me apart is my commitment to understanding the unique needs of each client and tailoring my approach to their specific situation.
(937) 939-2091 View (937) 939-2091
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Janelle Fitzgerald-Kratzenberg
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45440  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Janelle and I am the owner/operator of Psych Differently, LLC. Are you engaged in therapy and considering medication to assist with symptom management? Are you struggling to find a provider that offers flexible appointments that fit into your daily schedule?
Hello. My name is Janelle and I am the owner/operator of Psych Differently, LLC. Are you engaged in therapy and considering medication to assist with symptom management? Are you struggling to find a provider that offers flexible appointments that fit into your daily schedule?
(513) 855-6103 View (513) 855-6103

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Centerville, OH

< 10

Psychiatrists in Centerville, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
89% Medication Management
78% Psychosis
78% Bipolar Disorder
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
56% ADHD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in Centerville, OH see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Centerville?

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.