Psychiatrists in Kettering, OH

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Darshan Singh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Kettering, OH 45409
Dr. Singh has multiple years of practice experience and specializes in child psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Singh is board certified and treats a wide range of mental health disorders. Based on years of experience he helps decrease and/or alleviate symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, compulsive disorders, etc.
Dr. Singh has multiple years of practice experience and specializes in child psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Singh is board certified and treats a wide range of mental health disorders. Based on years of experience he helps decrease and/or alleviate symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, compulsive disorders, etc.
(937) 533-4636 View (937) 533-4636
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Leigha Wachs
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, CNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Kettering, OH 45429
Leigha Wachs is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and ADHD in children. She utilizes FDA-approved and evidence-based therapies to create customized treatment plans based on individual patient needs. With her extensive experience and expertise, Leigha provides exceptional psychiatric and mental health care services to her patients. She is committed to upholding the highest standards of care, and her ultimate goal is to help patients achieve optimal mental health and overall well-being.
Leigha Wachs is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and ADHD in children. She utilizes FDA-approved and evidence-based therapies to create customized treatment plans based on individual patient needs. With her extensive experience and expertise, Leigha provides exceptional psychiatric and mental health care services to her patients. She is committed to upholding the highest standards of care, and her ultimate goal is to help patients achieve optimal mental health and overall well-being.
(937) 358-8616 View (937) 358-8616
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Wright State Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD/DO
Verified Verified
Kettering, OH 45419
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS--Come see our newly renovated offices conveniently located across from Wright State University. Our therapists are physicians who have graduated medical school and are completing the final years of their psychiatric training. We treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relationship problems in children, adolescents, and adults. We are unable to accept referrals or any form of insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid and CareSource. Medication management cannot be the sole reason for a visit. We regret the inconvenience.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS--Come see our newly renovated offices conveniently located across from Wright State University. Our therapists are physicians who have graduated medical school and are completing the final years of their psychiatric training. We treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relationship problems in children, adolescents, and adults. We are unable to accept referrals or any form of insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid and CareSource. Medication management cannot be the sole reason for a visit. We regret the inconvenience.
(937) 775-7792 View (937) 775-7792
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TelaMD Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Kettering, OH 45420
TelaMD Health offers Multi-Specialty Care completely via telehealth. Speak with us on the phone or video chat with a mental health professional at your convenience from your home. We have a short waiting period and are currently accepting patients from a majority of insurance providers. Please call us at (614) 502-3491 if you would like to set up an appointment.
TelaMD Health offers Multi-Specialty Care completely via telehealth. Speak with us on the phone or video chat with a mental health professional at your convenience from your home. We have a short waiting period and are currently accepting patients from a majority of insurance providers. Please call us at (614) 502-3491 if you would like to set up an appointment.
(614) 502-3491 View (614) 502-3491

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TelaMD Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45409
TelaMD Health offers Multi-Specialty Care completely via telehealth. Speak with us on the phone or video chat with a mental health professional at your convenience from your home. We have a short waiting period and are currently accepting patients from a majority of insurance providers. Please call us at (513) 540-2851 if you would like to set up an appointment.
TelaMD Health offers Multi-Specialty Care completely via telehealth. Speak with us on the phone or video chat with a mental health professional at your convenience from your home. We have a short waiting period and are currently accepting patients from a majority of insurance providers. Please call us at (513) 540-2851 if you would like to set up an appointment.
(513) 540-2851 View (513) 540-2851
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Sarah Anderson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Sarah grew up in Kentucky. After high school she moved to Arizona with her Air Force boyfriend, who has now been her husband of 15 years. While in Arizona she got her BSN and began her nursing journey. Sarah, her husband and two sons now live in Springboro, OH. She enjoys time with her family, being outside, and decompressing with a good book. Sarah is committed to meeting patients where they are emotionally, while creating a safe space that promotes open communication and personal growth.
Sarah grew up in Kentucky. After high school she moved to Arizona with her Air Force boyfriend, who has now been her husband of 15 years. While in Arizona she got her BSN and began her nursing journey. Sarah, her husband and two sons now live in Springboro, OH. She enjoys time with her family, being outside, and decompressing with a good book. Sarah is committed to meeting patients where they are emotionally, while creating a safe space that promotes open communication and personal growth.
(937) 230-8139 View (937) 230-8139
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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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WoodStream Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Miamisburg, OH 45342
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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Micheal (Michelle) Kitzmiller
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Beavercreek, OH 45432
I am passionate about making sure my clients feel safe and heard. I want you to leave your appointment knowing that you have someone on your side. I serve clients of all ages and with all diagnoses, if you are struggling with any mental health issue please reach out to me. I have a special interest in people struggling with ADHD and anxiety. Additionally, I am passionate about the mental health of new parents and improving the quality of care postpartum. I believe in the power of positivity and collaboration with my patients. Send me an email and we can discuss how I can serve you!
I am passionate about making sure my clients feel safe and heard. I want you to leave your appointment knowing that you have someone on your side. I serve clients of all ages and with all diagnoses, if you are struggling with any mental health issue please reach out to me. I have a special interest in people struggling with ADHD and anxiety. Additionally, I am passionate about the mental health of new parents and improving the quality of care postpartum. I believe in the power of positivity and collaboration with my patients. Send me an email and we can discuss how I can serve you!
(937) 882-5732 View (937) 882-5732
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Denise Dews
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45402
I’m here to help you with your mental health concerns and provide you with the best possible care.” I can provide medication treatment as well as psychotherapy. I have a vast array of experience in mental health, as I've been a psychiatric nurse since 2011. My focus is on treating children, adolescents and adults through the life span.
I’m here to help you with your mental health concerns and provide you with the best possible care.” I can provide medication treatment as well as psychotherapy. I have a vast array of experience in mental health, as I've been a psychiatric nurse since 2011. My focus is on treating children, adolescents and adults through the life span.
(513) 960-7137 View (513) 960-7137
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Chelsea Birkemeier
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Miamisburg, OH 45342
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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Tassielli Mental Health & Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, APR, BC-ACNP, BCPMHNP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45420
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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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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Heather Cypher
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner here, committed to providing genuine and inclusive care. My focus lies in serving the LGBTQ community, utilizing holistic approaches to prioritize mental well-being. With a knack for skillful medication management across various mental health conditions, I integrate evidence-based practices into prescribing decisions. Beyond that, I'm committed to creating a warm and supportive space, aiming to build therapeutic relationships that empower individuals on their unique journey to mental health and overall wellness.
Dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner here, committed to providing genuine and inclusive care. My focus lies in serving the LGBTQ community, utilizing holistic approaches to prioritize mental well-being. With a knack for skillful medication management across various mental health conditions, I integrate evidence-based practices into prescribing decisions. Beyond that, I'm committed to creating a warm and supportive space, aiming to build therapeutic relationships that empower individuals on their unique journey to mental health and overall wellness.
(937) 709-5833 View (937) 709-5833
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Gerald Makobong
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARPN, PMHNP, CNP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45405
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.
(380) 208-1756 View (380) 208-1756
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Anna Wilcher
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, AHN-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beavercreek, OH 45432
As Anna works with people across the lifespan from Kindergarden to elderly, she is influenced by her belief that health is achieved when the needs of the whole person, mind and body, are addressed. She wants to “meet a person where they are” and work together to set realistic, achievable, goals that will improve the overall quality of her patient’s life. She believes “It takes a village,” and looks forward to being a part of her patient’s village, providing expertise and support throughout their mental health journey. Anna is a Nurse Practitioner, with certifications in Advanced Holistic Nursing, Psychiatry and Mental Health.
As Anna works with people across the lifespan from Kindergarden to elderly, she is influenced by her belief that health is achieved when the needs of the whole person, mind and body, are addressed. She wants to “meet a person where they are” and work together to set realistic, achievable, goals that will improve the overall quality of her patient’s life. She believes “It takes a village,” and looks forward to being a part of her patient’s village, providing expertise and support throughout their mental health journey. Anna is a Nurse Practitioner, with certifications in Advanced Holistic Nursing, Psychiatry and Mental Health.
(937) 932-1261 View (937) 932-1261
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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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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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Sarah Keechle
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miamisburg, OH 45342
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) 759-0545 View (937) 759-0545
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Donna Moeller
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Dayton, OH 45404
Donna Moeller is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. Donna has extensive experience with mental health over three decades, besides her own personal journey through family addiction, grief of losing a 19-year-old son, depression, SAD, and ADD. She is involved in a 12-step program and celebrates recovery. In her spare time, Donna enjoys volunteer work with the homeless, sponsoring women in a 12-step program, loving on her 4 grandchildren, gardening, traveling on mission trips, and relaxing.
Donna Moeller is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. Donna has extensive experience with mental health over three decades, besides her own personal journey through family addiction, grief of losing a 19-year-old son, depression, SAD, and ADD. She is involved in a 12-step program and celebrates recovery. In her spare time, Donna enjoys volunteer work with the homeless, sponsoring women in a 12-step program, loving on her 4 grandchildren, gardening, traveling on mission trips, and relaxing.
(937) 858-5439 View (937) 858-5439

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Number of Psychiatrists in Kettering, OH

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Psychiatrists in Kettering, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Medication Management

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Humana
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Kettering, OH see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Kettering?

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.