Psychiatrists in Dublin, OH

Photo of Dr. Megan Verlage, Psychiatrist in Dublin, OH
Dr. Megan Verlage
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, OH 43017
Hello! My name is Dr. Megan Verlage and I am Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry. While I treat a wide range of mental health issues across the lifespan in both women and men, my area of interest is in Women’s Mental Health. I have specialized training in helping with psychiatric needs related to pregnancy, the postpartum period, infertility, pregnancy loss, pre-menstrual syndromes, and peri-menopause. I created my practice so that I could give the type of individualized and specialized care I feel these delicate situations deserve. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey.
Hello! My name is Dr. Megan Verlage and I am Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry. While I treat a wide range of mental health issues across the lifespan in both women and men, my area of interest is in Women’s Mental Health. I have specialized training in helping with psychiatric needs related to pregnancy, the postpartum period, infertility, pregnancy loss, pre-menstrual syndromes, and peri-menopause. I created my practice so that I could give the type of individualized and specialized care I feel these delicate situations deserve. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey.
(380) 333-5269 View (380) 333-5269
Photo of Sarah Rossetter, MD, Psychiatrist in Dublin, OH
Sarah Rossetter, MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dublin, OH 43017
Unsure if medication is the right choice for you? Are you looking for a doctor who will truly listen and understand your needs? Dr. Rossetter combines a warm, compassionate interaction style with medical expertise to offer truly personalized care.
Unsure if medication is the right choice for you? Are you looking for a doctor who will truly listen and understand your needs? Dr. Rossetter combines a warm, compassionate interaction style with medical expertise to offer truly personalized care.
(614) 414-3423 View (614) 414-3423
Photo of Emerald Psychiatry & TMS Center, Psychiatrist in Dublin, OH
Emerald Psychiatry & TMS Center
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017  (Online Only)
No wait time for appointments - we believe patients deserve access to real time mental health care! Did you know Emerald Psychiatry & TMS Center treats patients 13 years of age and older? This age group is severely underserved in the mental health community, and our goal is to provide real time mental health care for all. Online appointments available now for adolescents in need! Serving Ohio with the convenience of online appointments and a growing network of locations.
No wait time for appointments - we believe patients deserve access to real time mental health care! Did you know Emerald Psychiatry & TMS Center treats patients 13 years of age and older? This age group is severely underserved in the mental health community, and our goal is to provide real time mental health care for all. Online appointments available now for adolescents in need! Serving Ohio with the convenience of online appointments and a growing network of locations.
(380) 207-0427 View (380) 207-0427
Photo of Buckeye Psychiatry, LLC, Psychiatrist in Dublin, OH
Buckeye Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD, DABPN
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017
Sometimes therapy is not enough. As a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am trained in medication management and psychotherapy. There is no need to see another physician for your medication. Many overwhelmed clients are forced to see both a therapist and a primary care doctor. Busy primary care doctors are often more comfortable and accustomed to treating diabetes and hypertension, than depression and anxiety. Their overloaded schedules make it difficult to collaborate with your therapist. I can simplify the process and provide the comprehensive mental health expertise you are looking for. Together, we can address both your chemical and psychological needs.
Sometimes therapy is not enough. As a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am trained in medication management and psychotherapy. There is no need to see another physician for your medication. Many overwhelmed clients are forced to see both a therapist and a primary care doctor. Busy primary care doctors are often more comfortable and accustomed to treating diabetes and hypertension, than depression and anxiety. Their overloaded schedules make it difficult to collaborate with your therapist. I can simplify the process and provide the comprehensive mental health expertise you are looking for. Together, we can address both your chemical and psychological needs.
(614) 944-8290 View (614) 944-8290
Photo of Scott Yoho, Psychiatrist in Dublin, OH
Scott Yoho
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, OH 43017  (Online Only)
No wait time for appointments - we believe patients deserve access to real time mental health care Did you know Emerald Psychiatry & TMS Center treats patients 13 years of age and older? This age group is severely underserved in the mental health community, and our goal is to provide real time mental health care for all.  Online appointments available now for adolescents in need! Serving Ohio through the convenience of online appointments and a growing network of locations.
No wait time for appointments - we believe patients deserve access to real time mental health care Did you know Emerald Psychiatry & TMS Center treats patients 13 years of age and older? This age group is severely underserved in the mental health community, and our goal is to provide real time mental health care for all.  Online appointments available now for adolescents in need! Serving Ohio through the convenience of online appointments and a growing network of locations.
(614) 682-2383 View (614) 682-2383
Photo of Sarah (Reid) Red Specializing In Anxiety, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Sarah (Reid) Red Specializing In Anxiety
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, BSN, RN
Verified Verified
18 Endorsed
Dublin, OH 43017
Seeking help is hard. Here getting care is easy. - - Immediate openings for new patients - - Too often we are beaten down and we feel defeated, lose our self-confidence and our connection to others. It is important to me to restore that connection. I not only treat the mind - but also nurture the spirit - in a safe setting where you feel heard and receive compassionate, attentive care. Here you will have time to talk, and you will receive coaching and feedback from someone who listens and is invested in your success.
Seeking help is hard. Here getting care is easy. - - Immediate openings for new patients - - Too often we are beaten down and we feel defeated, lose our self-confidence and our connection to others. It is important to me to restore that connection. I not only treat the mind - but also nurture the spirit - in a safe setting where you feel heard and receive compassionate, attentive care. Here you will have time to talk, and you will receive coaching and feedback from someone who listens and is invested in your success.
(380) 600-9930 View (380) 600-9930
Photo of Larissa (Lacey) Mehling, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Larissa (Lacey) Mehling
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHCNS-
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43016
Larissa Lacey Mehling is a board certified mental health and psychiatric nurse practitioner. She is certified from the American Nursing Credential Center. Lacey has several years of experience in outpatient psychiatry. Before working as a psychiatric mental health NP, Lacey worked for many years on an inpatient child/adolescent psychiatry unit. She received her master's degree in nursing from The Ohio State University. She received two bachelor's degrees, one in Psychology from The Ohio State University and one in Nursing from Ashland University.
Larissa Lacey Mehling is a board certified mental health and psychiatric nurse practitioner. She is certified from the American Nursing Credential Center. Lacey has several years of experience in outpatient psychiatry. Before working as a psychiatric mental health NP, Lacey worked for many years on an inpatient child/adolescent psychiatry unit. She received her master's degree in nursing from The Ohio State University. She received two bachelor's degrees, one in Psychology from The Ohio State University and one in Nursing from Ashland University.
(740) 841-1606 View (740) 841-1606
Photo of Jordan Stafford, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Jordan Stafford
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017
Now accepting new clients - no wait time. Jordan Stafford is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She brings 15 years of nursing experience to Ketamine Health and Wellness. With a background in critical care, she found a passion for mental health and helping others to lead happier, healthier lives. She is excited by the advances in psychiatric medicine and strives to offer the most effective treatments available, as part of a therapeutic and holistic approach. Jordan values every individual’s voice and unique story, and the opportunity to work together to create goals and achieve success.
Now accepting new clients - no wait time. Jordan Stafford is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She brings 15 years of nursing experience to Ketamine Health and Wellness. With a background in critical care, she found a passion for mental health and helping others to lead happier, healthier lives. She is excited by the advances in psychiatric medicine and strives to offer the most effective treatments available, as part of a therapeutic and holistic approach. Jordan values every individual’s voice and unique story, and the opportunity to work together to create goals and achieve success.
(380) 204-5389 View (380) 204-5389
Photo of Pamela Oxley, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Pamela Oxley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, CNP
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017  (Online Only)
No wait time for appointments - we believe patients deserve access to real time mental health care Did you know Emerald Psychiatry & TMS Center treats patients 13 years of age and older? This age group is severely underserved in the mental health community, and our goal is to provide real time mental health care for all.  Online appointments available now for adolescents in need! Serving Ohio through the convenience of online appointments and a growing network of locations.
No wait time for appointments - we believe patients deserve access to real time mental health care Did you know Emerald Psychiatry & TMS Center treats patients 13 years of age and older? This age group is severely underserved in the mental health community, and our goal is to provide real time mental health care for all.  Online appointments available now for adolescents in need! Serving Ohio through the convenience of online appointments and a growing network of locations.
(380) 333-6068 View (380) 333-6068
Photo of Breeze Mental Health, specializing in stress, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Breeze Mental Health, specializing in stress
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, GAD, expert
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dublin, OH 43017
Seeking help is hard. At Breeze getting care is easy. — Immediate openings for new pts — Here skilled clinicians treat the mind while nurturing the spirit. We provide personalized care of the mind & body using a combination of medication, therapy, and coaching. Board certified specialists treat most major mental illnesses and symptoms, including chronic feelings of emptiness, sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, trauma, and sleep problems. Caring clinicians partner with patients to create custom treatment plans with patient-driven goals. First responders, veterans, single parents and shift workers with busy schedules can easily get care.
Seeking help is hard. At Breeze getting care is easy. — Immediate openings for new pts — Here skilled clinicians treat the mind while nurturing the spirit. We provide personalized care of the mind & body using a combination of medication, therapy, and coaching. Board certified specialists treat most major mental illnesses and symptoms, including chronic feelings of emptiness, sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, trauma, and sleep problems. Caring clinicians partner with patients to create custom treatment plans with patient-driven goals. First responders, veterans, single parents and shift workers with busy schedules can easily get care.
(740) 685-4720 View (740) 685-4720
Photo of Adam Scott Brandemihl, Psychiatrist in Dublin, OH
Adam Scott Brandemihl
Psychiatrist, MD, DABPN
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017
Sometimes therapy is not enough. As a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am trained in medication management and psychotherapy. There is no need to see another physician for your medication. Many overwhelmed clients are forced to see both a therapist and a primary care doctor. Busy primary care doctors are often more comfortable and accustomed to treating diabetes and hypertension, than depression and anxiety. Their overloaded schedules make it difficult to collaborate with your therapist. I can simplify the process and provide the comprehensive mental health expertise you are looking for. Together, we can address both your chemical and psychological needs.
Sometimes therapy is not enough. As a Board Certified Psychiatrist I am trained in medication management and psychotherapy. There is no need to see another physician for your medication. Many overwhelmed clients are forced to see both a therapist and a primary care doctor. Busy primary care doctors are often more comfortable and accustomed to treating diabetes and hypertension, than depression and anxiety. Their overloaded schedules make it difficult to collaborate with your therapist. I can simplify the process and provide the comprehensive mental health expertise you are looking for. Together, we can address both your chemical and psychological needs.
(614) 929-6617 View (614) 929-6617
Photo of Ivana Balic, Psychiatrist in Dublin, OH
Ivana Balic
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43016  (Online Only)
Our approach to medication management is client focused and collaborative with the main goal of providing compassionate and up to date psychiatric care for clients of all backgrounds, treating adult, children and adolescents. When developing a treatment plan we make sure all potential medical factors are treated or ruled out, as we continue to work on psychological wellness. Our goal is to educate about various evidence-based options for patient treatment so that individuals can make an informed decision that is the most helpful to their needs.
Our approach to medication management is client focused and collaborative with the main goal of providing compassionate and up to date psychiatric care for clients of all backgrounds, treating adult, children and adolescents. When developing a treatment plan we make sure all potential medical factors are treated or ruled out, as we continue to work on psychological wellness. Our goal is to educate about various evidence-based options for patient treatment so that individuals can make an informed decision that is the most helpful to their needs.
(614) 820-5241 View (614) 820-5241
Photo of Steven Aslanides, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Steven Aslanides
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Steven Aslanides, a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I graduated with my bachelors and master from Akron University and I am board certified through the ANCC.
Hello! I am Steven Aslanides, a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I graduated with my bachelors and master from Akron University and I am board certified through the ANCC.
(234) 813-5192 View (234) 813-5192
Photo of Brian Howard, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Brian Howard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43016
Brian Howard is a board certified advanced practice psychiatric nurse practitioner whose primary focus is mental health care of clients to promote optimal living within their environment. He received his post-masters as a psychiatric nurse practitioner from Washburn University, his master's in nursing and family nurse practitioner from Eastern Kentucky University, and bachelor's in nursing from McKendree College. He has worked in private practice, emergency medicine, and public health.
Brian Howard is a board certified advanced practice psychiatric nurse practitioner whose primary focus is mental health care of clients to promote optimal living within their environment. He received his post-masters as a psychiatric nurse practitioner from Washburn University, his master's in nursing and family nurse practitioner from Eastern Kentucky University, and bachelor's in nursing from McKendree College. He has worked in private practice, emergency medicine, and public health.
(380) 600-8922 View (380) 600-8922
Photo of Michelle Martine Meyer, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Michelle Martine Meyer
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, FNP-BC, MSN
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017  (Online Only)
As a dual board-certified Psychiatric NP and a Family NP, I have a very strong belief in the connection between mental and physical health and wellness. I am dedicated to providing comprehensive, empathetic care to all of my patients, and I spend the time necessary to do that. I care about my patients and work with patients to find the best solutions for your care!
As a dual board-certified Psychiatric NP and a Family NP, I have a very strong belief in the connection between mental and physical health and wellness. I am dedicated to providing comprehensive, empathetic care to all of my patients, and I spend the time necessary to do that. I care about my patients and work with patients to find the best solutions for your care!
(614) 660-5435 View (614) 660-5435
Photo of Latrice Waddell, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Latrice Waddell
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017  (Online Only)
Have you found yourself pondering the following questions recently on your journey to healing? How can I achieve well-being despite my psychiatric condition? How can I transform my outlook on life? How can I take control of my life? How can I let go of fear and eliminate barriers to achieving mental stability? What is the meaning of my life?How can I stand in my power and true authenticity? What can I do to support my mental health?
Have you found yourself pondering the following questions recently on your journey to healing? How can I achieve well-being despite my psychiatric condition? How can I transform my outlook on life? How can I take control of my life? How can I let go of fear and eliminate barriers to achieving mental stability? What is the meaning of my life?How can I stand in my power and true authenticity? What can I do to support my mental health?
(513) 643-5890 View (513) 643-5890
Photo of Becca Granger, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Becca Granger
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, CNP
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017
Are you a high functioning individual who has mastered the art of, "I'm fine. It's fine. Everything's fine?" Wondering how much longer you can keep up the pace and who will be impacted if you cannot? Looking for a confidential space where you don’t have to be “on?” A space to be real and address the stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, and insomnia that often come with great responsibility? Space to breathe, be heard, gain perspective, develop solutions, and leave with hope?
Are you a high functioning individual who has mastered the art of, "I'm fine. It's fine. Everything's fine?" Wondering how much longer you can keep up the pace and who will be impacted if you cannot? Looking for a confidential space where you don’t have to be “on?” A space to be real and address the stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, and insomnia that often come with great responsibility? Space to breathe, be heard, gain perspective, develop solutions, and leave with hope?
(419) 664-5378 View (419) 664-5378
Photo of Mike Tichy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Mike Tichy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43016
Michael Tichy is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, who has been practicing since 2007. He graduated from The Ohio State University, completing his master's degree after an undergraduate study in psychology and a subsequent career in social psychology research. Michael believes in personal autonomy above nearly all else and his focus on treatment is to collaborate with each patient to come up with a plan that suits them best. His areas of interest are primarily the management of anxiety and mood disorders and ADHD, as well as the impact of acute and complex trauma in the manifestation of psychiatric challenges.
Michael Tichy is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, who has been practicing since 2007. He graduated from The Ohio State University, completing his master's degree after an undergraduate study in psychology and a subsequent career in social psychology research. Michael believes in personal autonomy above nearly all else and his focus on treatment is to collaborate with each patient to come up with a plan that suits them best. His areas of interest are primarily the management of anxiety and mood disorders and ADHD, as well as the impact of acute and complex trauma in the manifestation of psychiatric challenges.
(380) 205-0323 View (380) 205-0323
Photo of Michelle Kotte, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Michelle Kotte
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN (C
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43016
Michelle Kotte is a board certified mental health and psychiatric nurse practitioner. She is certified from the American Nursing Credential Center. Michelle has 4 years of experience in outpatient psychiatry. Before working as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Michelle worked for several years on an inpatient psychiatry unit. Michelle earned her doctorate in nursing from Duke University. She has two master's degrees in nursing from Capital University and The Ohio State University. She received two bachelor's degrees, one in education from Ohio University and one in nursing from Capital University.
Michelle Kotte is a board certified mental health and psychiatric nurse practitioner. She is certified from the American Nursing Credential Center. Michelle has 4 years of experience in outpatient psychiatry. Before working as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Michelle worked for several years on an inpatient psychiatry unit. Michelle earned her doctorate in nursing from Duke University. She has two master's degrees in nursing from Capital University and The Ohio State University. She received two bachelor's degrees, one in education from Ohio University and one in nursing from Capital University.
(380) 888-2463 View (380) 888-2463
Photo of Linda Griffin Nsombi, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dublin, OH
Linda Griffin Nsombi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017  (Online Only)
My name is Linda Griffin Nsombi, I’ve worked in mental health for many years. Caring for clients of all ages and backgrounds as well as drug/alcohol addiction treatment. Treating depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia, OCD, ADHD and more. I look forward to assisting you with your life challenges. I will provide medication education as well as supportive therapy during medication management visit.
My name is Linda Griffin Nsombi, I’ve worked in mental health for many years. Caring for clients of all ages and backgrounds as well as drug/alcohol addiction treatment. Treating depression, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia, OCD, ADHD and more. I look forward to assisting you with your life challenges. I will provide medication education as well as supportive therapy during medication management visit.
(513) 540-2170 View (513) 540-2170

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Dublin, OH

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Psychiatrists in Dublin, OH who prioritize treating:

98% Depression
98% Anxiety
83% Bipolar Disorder
77% Trauma and PTSD
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
63% Medication Management
60% ADHD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
93% Cigna and Evernorth
90% Optum

How Psychiatrists in Dublin, OH see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Dublin?

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.