Psychiatrists in Carversville, PA

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Saundra Hyman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Carversville, PA 18913
Saundra Hyman, DNP, MSN/MEd, CRNP, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC I had the opportunity to work in a community Behavioral Health Center and saw a great need for mental health services in the community. This fueled my desire to work with this population. In my role as a PMHNP, I work with the patient, for the patient to help guide them to be the very best of themselves. I use of both medication management and brief psychotherapy to help patients to reach their desired goals. I have experience in treating a range of psychiatric conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma related disorders.
Saundra Hyman, DNP, MSN/MEd, CRNP, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC I had the opportunity to work in a community Behavioral Health Center and saw a great need for mental health services in the community. This fueled my desire to work with this population. In my role as a PMHNP, I work with the patient, for the patient to help guide them to be the very best of themselves. I use of both medication management and brief psychotherapy to help patients to reach their desired goals. I have experience in treating a range of psychiatric conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma related disorders.
(267) 490-3791 View (267) 490-3791
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Gregory Pinsky
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Carversville, PA 18913
Gregory Pinsky is a Psychiatrist in New York with six years of residency. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree. Gregory believes in a treatment philosophy that titrates medications. In his spare time, Gregory enjoys classical music and working out.
Gregory Pinsky is a Psychiatrist in New York with six years of residency. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree. Gregory believes in a treatment philosophy that titrates medications. In his spare time, Gregory enjoys classical music and working out.
(267) 774-2393 View (267) 774-2393
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Amanda Decker
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Carversville, PA 18913
Amanda Decker is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Mandy is a graduate of Wilkes University and completed her clinical work through Cherry Hill Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Southern New Jersey, as well as the Y. A. L. E School. Mandy specializes in working with the child and adolescent population (ages 5-20). She spent eight years working in child welfare for the State of New Jersey, where she gained extensive experience working with the most challenging of family dynamics.
Amanda Decker is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Mandy is a graduate of Wilkes University and completed her clinical work through Cherry Hill Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Southern New Jersey, as well as the Y. A. L. E School. Mandy specializes in working with the child and adolescent population (ages 5-20). She spent eight years working in child welfare for the State of New Jersey, where she gained extensive experience working with the most challenging of family dynamics.
(267) 754-2557 View (267) 754-2557

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Holly Brady
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902  (Online Only)
Accepts clients of all ages. Must be located in FL & PA. Dr. Brady takes a holistic approach to caring for her clients with the goal of improving each individual's overall wellbeing. Mental illness impacts many facets of one's life including relationships, work, school, sleep, appetite/nutrition, and physical health. Dr. Brady will do a comprehensive assessment to understand your quality of life and help you to regain and restore wellness. Her niche is treating OCD and anxiety & common comorbidities. She is also highly experienced in treating depression, mood disorders, and eating disorders. Website: bradypsychiatryandwellness.org
Accepts clients of all ages. Must be located in FL & PA. Dr. Brady takes a holistic approach to caring for her clients with the goal of improving each individual's overall wellbeing. Mental illness impacts many facets of one's life including relationships, work, school, sleep, appetite/nutrition, and physical health. Dr. Brady will do a comprehensive assessment to understand your quality of life and help you to regain and restore wellness. Her niche is treating OCD and anxiety & common comorbidities. She is also highly experienced in treating depression, mood disorders, and eating disorders. Website: bradypsychiatryandwellness.org
(484) 939-9914 View (484) 939-9914
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Mee Park
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
I am an ABPN Board Certified, licensed psychiatrist providing comprehensive psychiatric services for adult men and women in the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs. I have a particular interest and spent many years specializing in the evaluation and treatment of complex trauma. My other interests involve helping those with significant interpersonal relationship difficulties, helping women navigate the various transitions they may experience in the course of their life, as well as working with individuals in the creative and performing arts and the particular challenges they may face.
I am an ABPN Board Certified, licensed psychiatrist providing comprehensive psychiatric services for adult men and women in the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs. I have a particular interest and spent many years specializing in the evaluation and treatment of complex trauma. My other interests involve helping those with significant interpersonal relationship difficulties, helping women navigate the various transitions they may experience in the course of their life, as well as working with individuals in the creative and performing arts and the particular challenges they may face.
(267) 460-5534 View (267) 460-5534
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Lula Thomas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Lula Thomas, I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and have been in practice for over ten years. I genuinely love what I do and believe in a holistic patient-centered approach. If you ever feel sad overwhelmed, lack motivation, struggle with goals, or don't enjoy things you used to, I am here to help.
Hello, my name is Lula Thomas, I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and have been in practice for over ten years. I genuinely love what I do and believe in a holistic patient-centered approach. If you ever feel sad overwhelmed, lack motivation, struggle with goals, or don't enjoy things you used to, I am here to help.
(484) 613-3179 View (484) 613-3179
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Eileen Peirce
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psych, NP
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Hello. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Doylestown, King of Prussia and virtually in PA. I work with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Self Harm, OCD, ODD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Addictions, ASP, Suicidal Ideation and many other mental health Issues. I can evaluate for ADHD in the initial session. I have consults with parents who are hesitant or not quite ready for their child or adolescent to start medication but want to become knowledgeable in case that time comes. I strive in my sessions to gather all pertinent information in order to prescribe the psychiatric medications that will best suit my clients needs.
Hello. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Doylestown, King of Prussia and virtually in PA. I work with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Self Harm, OCD, ODD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Addictions, ASP, Suicidal Ideation and many other mental health Issues. I can evaluate for ADHD in the initial session. I have consults with parents who are hesitant or not quite ready for their child or adolescent to start medication but want to become knowledgeable in case that time comes. I strive in my sessions to gather all pertinent information in order to prescribe the psychiatric medications that will best suit my clients needs.
(267) 754-2507 View (267) 754-2507
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Joyce Yablunksy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, MSN, RN
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Welcome! I am glad you found my profile and are looking to feel better (whether it's with me or someone else). I help people, just like you, find the right medication. Whether it's for ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, or Addiction, I want to find the best thing for you and your lifestyle. I am incredibly passionate about working for my clients, just like you, to provide them with the best possible outcomes so they can start feeling better fast. I focus my treatment around providing empathy, and individualized patient-centered care/support with a holistic approach.
Welcome! I am glad you found my profile and are looking to feel better (whether it's with me or someone else). I help people, just like you, find the right medication. Whether it's for ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, or Addiction, I want to find the best thing for you and your lifestyle. I am incredibly passionate about working for my clients, just like you, to provide them with the best possible outcomes so they can start feeling better fast. I focus my treatment around providing empathy, and individualized patient-centered care/support with a holistic approach.
(267) 454-1811 View (267) 454-1811
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PS Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
PS Psychiatry works with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults to evaluate, diagnose and ultimately find the most effective medication with the goal of symptom management. We have three psychiatric providers offering weekday, week nights and weekend availability. Our providers are compassionate, caring and easily accessible. Collaborating with client's therapists and doctors is a key part of our process. We gather all pertinent information to ensure our client's are getting the right medication.
PS Psychiatry works with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults to evaluate, diagnose and ultimately find the most effective medication with the goal of symptom management. We have three psychiatric providers offering weekday, week nights and weekend availability. Our providers are compassionate, caring and easily accessible. Collaborating with client's therapists and doctors is a key part of our process. We gather all pertinent information to ensure our client's are getting the right medication.
(267) 756-2276 View (267) 756-2276
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Dr. Eileen Kemether
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901  (Online Only)
Finding a compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare professional at the time of significant illness, pain and suffering is most important. My efforts have been to give psychiatric care in such a manner. My practice of psychiatry has been open since May of 1996. I provide talk therapy and medication management as well as collaborate with psychologists and social workers to provide medication management for their patients. My practice includes general adult and geriatric psychiatry.
Finding a compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare professional at the time of significant illness, pain and suffering is most important. My efforts have been to give psychiatric care in such a manner. My practice of psychiatry has been open since May of 1996. I provide talk therapy and medication management as well as collaborate with psychologists and social workers to provide medication management for their patients. My practice includes general adult and geriatric psychiatry.
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Jieun Kim
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
I provide a complete range of psychiatric services including comprehensive evaluation, medication management, individual therapy and family therapy for children of all ages through adults. I understand how the complex dynamics of family affect the individual and how having a challenging child with emotional and behavioral problems affect the family system as well. I focus on the strengths of each child, individual and family, and utilize them in therapy to empower the child and their families to help them accept and overcome their issues.
I provide a complete range of psychiatric services including comprehensive evaluation, medication management, individual therapy and family therapy for children of all ages through adults. I understand how the complex dynamics of family affect the individual and how having a challenging child with emotional and behavioral problems affect the family system as well. I focus on the strengths of each child, individual and family, and utilize them in therapy to empower the child and their families to help them accept and overcome their issues.
(215) 688-5628 View (215) 688-5628
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Dr. Jacob D Buinewicz
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902
I am a Board Certified General Psychiatrist and a Fellowship Trained Addiction Psychiatrist who is capable of treating a wide array of psychiatric conditions. I graduated from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and then completed a 4-year residency training program in general psychiatry and 1-year fellowship in addiction psychiatry. I've worked with a wide variety of patients. I also have extensive work experience with young adults and career focused individuals who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms.
I am a Board Certified General Psychiatrist and a Fellowship Trained Addiction Psychiatrist who is capable of treating a wide array of psychiatric conditions. I graduated from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and then completed a 4-year residency training program in general psychiatry and 1-year fellowship in addiction psychiatry. I've worked with a wide variety of patients. I also have extensive work experience with young adults and career focused individuals who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms.
(267) 692-8389 View (267) 692-8389
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Domonique Louis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18902  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and compassionate board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Domonique Louis APRN, PMHNP-BC has forged a distinguished career, blending academic excellence, community nursing, and synthesis of groundbreaking research in the field of psychiatry. She began her academic journey at the University of Memphis studying the development, structure and functioning of human society followed by a baccalaureate degree in nursing at Union University in Tennessee, laying the foundation for her passion for healthcare.
As a dedicated and compassionate board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Domonique Louis APRN, PMHNP-BC has forged a distinguished career, blending academic excellence, community nursing, and synthesis of groundbreaking research in the field of psychiatry. She began her academic journey at the University of Memphis studying the development, structure and functioning of human society followed by a baccalaureate degree in nursing at Union University in Tennessee, laying the foundation for her passion for healthcare.
(484) 613-3408 View (484) 613-3408
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Dr. Michael Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
The ideal client is quite simply someone who truly wants help. Someone who is willing to work where the goal is to live the best life, reach the goals one seeks, and to enjoy the journey. The details of how that is done of course depends on the individual's station at the time one seeks help.
The ideal client is quite simply someone who truly wants help. Someone who is willing to work where the goal is to live the best life, reach the goals one seeks, and to enjoy the journey. The details of how that is done of course depends on the individual's station at the time one seeks help.
(215) 999-6089 View (215) 999-6089
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LifeBack of PA
Psychiatrist, LCSW, LPC, MD, LSW
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
LifeBack provides individual, family and couples therapy to those struggling with a variety of behavioral health concerns. LifeBack is committed to providing superior patient care through a wide range of treatment modalities. Our patients achieve their goals with the support of our dedicated and dynamic team. LifeBack honors the needs and values of each patient, as we share in your goals on a journey to wellness!
LifeBack provides individual, family and couples therapy to those struggling with a variety of behavioral health concerns. LifeBack is committed to providing superior patient care through a wide range of treatment modalities. Our patients achieve their goals with the support of our dedicated and dynamic team. LifeBack honors the needs and values of each patient, as we share in your goals on a journey to wellness!
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Padmapriya Marpuri
Psychiatrist, MD, MRCPsyc
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901  (Online Only)
We offer comprehensive tele-psychiatric assessment, medication management, and help formulate individualized treatment solutions for your mental health needs. Our goal is to create a safe and accessible way towards better mental wellbeing. By combining scientific evidence with empathy and compassion. We want to improve mental health awareness and bring healthcare to the homes of as many people as we can. Please visit www.azurepsychiatry.com to learn more about our practice.
We offer comprehensive tele-psychiatric assessment, medication management, and help formulate individualized treatment solutions for your mental health needs. Our goal is to create a safe and accessible way towards better mental wellbeing. By combining scientific evidence with empathy and compassion. We want to improve mental health awareness and bring healthcare to the homes of as many people as we can. Please visit www.azurepsychiatry.com to learn more about our practice.
(267) 389-3757 View (267) 389-3757
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Ayanna Logan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Doylestown, PA 18902  (Online Only)
Do you feel like your life is not where you want it to be? Are you experiencing mental difficulties and believe that this is preventing you from moving forward in your life? Well I'm here to lend you some assistance. Whatever you're going through, I want to help you work through it so you can be the best you possible.
Do you feel like your life is not where you want it to be? Are you experiencing mental difficulties and believe that this is preventing you from moving forward in your life? Well I'm here to lend you some assistance. Whatever you're going through, I want to help you work through it so you can be the best you possible.
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Tiy Adams
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Jamison, PA 18929
To be well in today's world, we are encouraged to utilize all the tools available to us. There is so much information on wellness that we have access to, and each person's task is to find the best fit for their best quality of life. I hope that as your psychiatrist, I can work with you in finding the right treatment to support you as you do the tough work in creating balance in your life. My goal is to make your self-care a priority and provide sound medical advice grounded in evidence-based medicine. Psychiatry is a science, but caring for you is an art.
To be well in today's world, we are encouraged to utilize all the tools available to us. There is so much information on wellness that we have access to, and each person's task is to find the best fit for their best quality of life. I hope that as your psychiatrist, I can work with you in finding the right treatment to support you as you do the tough work in creating balance in your life. My goal is to make your self-care a priority and provide sound medical advice grounded in evidence-based medicine. Psychiatry is a science, but caring for you is an art.
(215) 795-5416 View (215) 795-5416
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Dr. Jessica Spellun
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
Not accepting new clients
Life is complicated. Despite our best efforts, everyone struggles at times. I understand that making changes in your life can be overwhelming. I encourage you to gather courage, ask questions, and have hope that things can get better if you are willing to work for it. My goal is to create a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental space for clients to be heard and understood. My approach prioritizes individuality and a holistic view of emotional wellbeing. Communicating feelings in a safe environment promotes healing through expression, leads to new insights about yourself, and can help you form more meaningful connections with others.
Life is complicated. Despite our best efforts, everyone struggles at times. I understand that making changes in your life can be overwhelming. I encourage you to gather courage, ask questions, and have hope that things can get better if you are willing to work for it. My goal is to create a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental space for clients to be heard and understood. My approach prioritizes individuality and a holistic view of emotional wellbeing. Communicating feelings in a safe environment promotes healing through expression, leads to new insights about yourself, and can help you form more meaningful connections with others.
(267) 848-9216 View (267) 848-9216
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Teri Hardgrove
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Doylestown, PA 18901
As a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I treat psychiatric conditions using a holistic and bio-psycho-social approach. My goal is to restore feelings of stability and well-being and I work with each patient to develop a specialized plan of care. My training has offered me the ability to provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I understand that starting medication can have its concerns and I strive to provide education and counseling during this process.
As a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I treat psychiatric conditions using a holistic and bio-psycho-social approach. My goal is to restore feelings of stability and well-being and I work with each patient to develop a specialized plan of care. My training has offered me the ability to provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I understand that starting medication can have its concerns and I strive to provide education and counseling during this process.
(267) 309-2815 View (267) 309-2815

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Number of Psychiatrists in Carversville, PA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Carversville, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Medication Management
33% Child
33% ADHD
33% Trauma and PTSD

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% ComPsych

How Psychiatrists in Carversville, PA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Carversville?

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.