Psychiatrists in Dallas, PA

Photo of Sarah (Reid) Red Specializing In Anxiety, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Sarah (Reid) Red Specializing In Anxiety
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, BSN, RN
Verified Verified
18 Endorsed
Dallas, PA 18612
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 Breeze Mental Health, specializing in stress, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Breeze Mental Health, specializing in stress
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, GAD, expert
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, PA 18612
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 Summit Psychiatric Services, LLC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Summit Psychiatric Services, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMH-NP
Verified Verified
Dallas, PA 18612  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome to Summit Psychiatric Services, LLC, a full-service psychiatric practice. We are glad that you found us. Today’s world is one that we can hardly recognize. Isolation, quarantines, social distancing and separation from our family and friends has left us struggling with our emotions. Incidences of anxiety and depression are on the rise and folks are looking for help. You are not alone; we are all in this together.
Hello, and welcome to Summit Psychiatric Services, LLC, a full-service psychiatric practice. We are glad that you found us. Today’s world is one that we can hardly recognize. Isolation, quarantines, social distancing and separation from our family and friends has left us struggling with our emotions. Incidences of anxiety and depression are on the rise and folks are looking for help. You are not alone; we are all in this together.
(570) 479-2398 View (570) 479-2398

More Psychiatrists Nearby

Photo of Christine Arezzi, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Christine Arezzi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Water Gap Wellness Outpatient Center is here to help you with your mental health needs. Dr. Arezzi offers telehealth and in-person visits at our East Stroudsburg, Pa location and is accepting new clients. Dr. Arezzi can telehealth with Pennsylvania clients.
Water Gap Wellness Outpatient Center is here to help you with your mental health needs. Dr. Arezzi offers telehealth and in-person visits at our East Stroudsburg, Pa location and is accepting new clients. Dr. Arezzi can telehealth with Pennsylvania clients.
(570) 843-9376 View (570) 843-9376
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Joseph Ungvarsky
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Accepting new clients for medication management with Highmark Blue Shield, Geisinger commercial, Cigna,UHC/Optum, Aetna and Private pay. NO medicaid/medicare ,Geisinger Family, or Capital Blue. Text or Call to schedule. Offering a therapeutic, individualized, person-centered holistic approach to treatment. Combined medication management with individual psychotherapy for the best outcome and evidence for recovery based care. Have worked in all modalities and treatment settings within the mental health system. Experience is across the lifespan and with all different mental health concerns.
Accepting new clients for medication management with Highmark Blue Shield, Geisinger commercial, Cigna,UHC/Optum, Aetna and Private pay. NO medicaid/medicare ,Geisinger Family, or Capital Blue. Text or Call to schedule. Offering a therapeutic, individualized, person-centered holistic approach to treatment. Combined medication management with individual psychotherapy for the best outcome and evidence for recovery based care. Have worked in all modalities and treatment settings within the mental health system. Experience is across the lifespan and with all different mental health concerns.
(570) 600-6692 View (570) 600-6692
Photo of SolCentered Integrative Psychiatric Care, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
SolCentered Integrative Psychiatric Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kingston, PA 18704
My name is Dr. Kristen Cheslick and I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of nursing experience in providing compassionate, evidence-based care to patients across the lifespan (children/adolescents, adults and older adults). My available services include mental health evaluations, medication management, brief solution-based/supportive psychotherapy, and appropriate referrals as necessary. Email my office for an appointment today at contact@solcenteredcare.com. We have appointments available Monday through Friday and some weekends.
My name is Dr. Kristen Cheslick and I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of nursing experience in providing compassionate, evidence-based care to patients across the lifespan (children/adolescents, adults and older adults). My available services include mental health evaluations, medication management, brief solution-based/supportive psychotherapy, and appropriate referrals as necessary. Email my office for an appointment today at contact@solcenteredcare.com. We have appointments available Monday through Friday and some weekends.
(272) 200-4618 View (272) 200-4618
Photo of Cagel Psychiatry, Psychiatrist in Dallas, PA
Cagel Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD, DABPN
Verified Verified
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. I have a wealth of experience in clinical management and providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment for a wide range of mental health concerns. My specialty includes treatment of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, Sleep disorders and bipolar disorders. I have special interest in treatment of Neuropsychiatric disorders due to various organic brain diseases. I am highly experienced in the treatment of individuals between the ages of 18 - 80 years old.
I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. I have a wealth of experience in clinical management and providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment for a wide range of mental health concerns. My specialty includes treatment of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, Sleep disorders and bipolar disorders. I have special interest in treatment of Neuropsychiatric disorders due to various organic brain diseases. I am highly experienced in the treatment of individuals between the ages of 18 - 80 years old.
(272) 203-3102 View (272) 203-3102
Photo of Sheila Jourdain, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Sheila Jourdain
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701  (Online Only)
**ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ** I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides a holistic approach in the treatment of mental challenges and conditions. I specialize in the treatment of adults in providing motivational talk psychotherapy, medication management, consulting, and alternative treatments when applicable. I develop comprehensive and thorough treatment plans. I am eager and excited to assist patients in achieving their individual goals for their mental health. I like to work alongside my patients as a guide to help them decide the best treatment options for their diagnosis.
**ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ** I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides a holistic approach in the treatment of mental challenges and conditions. I specialize in the treatment of adults in providing motivational talk psychotherapy, medication management, consulting, and alternative treatments when applicable. I develop comprehensive and thorough treatment plans. I am eager and excited to assist patients in achieving their individual goals for their mental health. I like to work alongside my patients as a guide to help them decide the best treatment options for their diagnosis.
(610) 981-2413 View (610) 981-2413
Photo of Sunshine Family Psychiatry, Psychiatrist in Dallas, PA
Sunshine Family Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Kingston, PA 18704
If your child/Adolescent is suffering from ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder or Autism spectrum disorder, I can help you with diagnosis, treatment and follow up. I see patients from the ages of 2 yrs and up. I do school clearances and referrals for Individual and Family therapy.
If your child/Adolescent is suffering from ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder or Autism spectrum disorder, I can help you with diagnosis, treatment and follow up. I see patients from the ages of 2 yrs and up. I do school clearances and referrals for Individual and Family therapy.
(272) 225-6331 View (272) 225-6331

Online Psychiatrists

Photo of Quality of Mind: Yun Mi Kim DNP, CRNP, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Quality of Mind: Yun Mi Kim DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Allentown, PA 18103  (Online Only)
Yun Mi Kim is a board-certified, doctorally prepared psychiatric NP. Graduate of UPenn and Drexel.
Yun Mi Kim is a board-certified, doctorally prepared psychiatric NP. Graduate of UPenn and Drexel.
(267) 214-4882 View (267) 214-4882
Photo of Elizabeth Wray, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Elizabeth Wray
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paoli, PA 19301
Provider within Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates, a network of over 20 Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Psychotherapists offering in-office psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy in Philadelphia and on The Main Line, and Virtual Telehealth Psychiatric Appointments to patients in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. Call to see which providers are licensed in your location.
Provider within Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates, a network of over 20 Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Psychotherapists offering in-office psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy in Philadelphia and on The Main Line, and Virtual Telehealth Psychiatric Appointments to patients in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. Call to see which providers are licensed in your location.
(267) 358-6099 View (267) 358-6099
Photo of Anjum Irfan, Psychiatrist in Dallas, PA
Anjum Irfan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Exton, PA 19341
We have been serving Chester county for last 25 years. We take pride in providing client oriented and customized treatment plan. We specialize in treatment of Anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, job stress, marital problems and family adjustments. We use both biochemical /medical principles and psychological theory and practices. We also use alternative and spiritual methods when needed. Ultimately our goal is patient’s wellbeing, and outcome based treatment plans implemented with our patient as our team player.
We have been serving Chester county for last 25 years. We take pride in providing client oriented and customized treatment plan. We specialize in treatment of Anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, job stress, marital problems and family adjustments. We use both biochemical /medical principles and psychological theory and practices. We also use alternative and spiritual methods when needed. Ultimately our goal is patient’s wellbeing, and outcome based treatment plans implemented with our patient as our team player.
(610) 989-7618 View (610) 989-7618
Photo of Javier G. Taboada, Psychiatrist in Dallas, PA
Javier G. Taboada
Psychiatrist, MD, FACP, FAAN
Not Verified Not Verified
Yardley, PA 19067
Dr. Javier G. Taboada, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and has his practice in Yardley, PA. He specializes in Adult and Child Psychiatry. He provides outpatient psychiatric evaluations, consultations and follow-up to adults and children. Fellow, American College of Physicians. Member of the American Medical Assoc. Member of the New Jersey Medical Society. Listed in ABMS, Compendium.
Dr. Javier G. Taboada, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and has his practice in Yardley, PA. He specializes in Adult and Child Psychiatry. He provides outpatient psychiatric evaluations, consultations and follow-up to adults and children. Fellow, American College of Physicians. Member of the American Medical Assoc. Member of the New Jersey Medical Society. Listed in ABMS, Compendium.
(215) 392-2285 View (215) 392-2285
Photo of Dana Wiesenfeld, Physician Assistant in Dallas, PA
Dana Wiesenfeld
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading, PA 19607
Tired of your only option being pharmeceuticals? Me too! I am a holistic provider who uses plants, fungus and modern medicines. After years of frustration with medication management through very short sessions soley focused on revenue, I found a home where I can take the time needed to, really, offer you help. I aspire to spend the extra time with my clients and ensure their success, rather than toss medications out and run to the next appointment. You will find a caring, curious, professional with me. Let's support you, together.
Tired of your only option being pharmeceuticals? Me too! I am a holistic provider who uses plants, fungus and modern medicines. After years of frustration with medication management through very short sessions soley focused on revenue, I found a home where I can take the time needed to, really, offer you help. I aspire to spend the extra time with my clients and ensure their success, rather than toss medications out and run to the next appointment. You will find a caring, curious, professional with me. Let's support you, together.
(727) 594-8818 View (727) 594-8818
Photo of Ife Ajuwon, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Ife Ajuwon
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Willow Grove, PA 19090
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner passionate about working with clients to improve their quality of life as it relates to their mental health. I believe in empathetic communication, patient advocacy, empowering my patients, and proactive and timely pharmacological and psychitherapeutic interventions. My mission at Psychtitude NP is to treat you in a therapeutic, respectful, and nonjudgmental environment while following evidence-based guidelines as well as clinical experience.
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner passionate about working with clients to improve their quality of life as it relates to their mental health. I believe in empathetic communication, patient advocacy, empowering my patients, and proactive and timely pharmacological and psychitherapeutic interventions. My mission at Psychtitude NP is to treat you in a therapeutic, respectful, and nonjudgmental environment while following evidence-based guidelines as well as clinical experience.
(267) 490-4684 View (267) 490-4684
Photo of Carolyn Morris, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Carolyn Morris
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, PMHNPBC, CRNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Are you longing for peace in your home? Is your family struggling daily with unsolved problems? Are you or your child impacted by ADHD? Has your child’s behavior impacted your relationship?
Are you longing for peace in your home? Is your family struggling daily with unsolved problems? Are you or your child impacted by ADHD? Has your child’s behavior impacted your relationship?
(215) 795-5181 View (215) 795-5181
Photo of Richard M D'Amato, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Richard M D'Amato
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, CRNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paoli, PA 19301
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates providers Telehealth Virtual Psychiatric evaluations, medication management and therapy and in-office appointments. In-office appointments are available in our Philadelphia and Mainline of Philadelphia location (Paoli, PA) and virtual appointments to patients in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Specifically, I treat adults with various psychiatric struggles, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD. A large subset of my patients are college and graduate students, in additional to young professionals.
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates providers Telehealth Virtual Psychiatric evaluations, medication management and therapy and in-office appointments. In-office appointments are available in our Philadelphia and Mainline of Philadelphia location (Paoli, PA) and virtual appointments to patients in New Jersey, New York and Florida. Specifically, I treat adults with various psychiatric struggles, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD. A large subset of my patients are college and graduate students, in additional to young professionals.
(267) 358-6099 View (267) 358-6099
Photo of Brightside Medical Associates, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Brightside Medical Associates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Schwenksville, PA 19473
WE NOW PROVIDE TELEHEALTH FOR ALL OF PENNSYLVANIA! MED MANAGEMENT AT THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME! WE ALSO DO GENETIC TESTING TO HELP DETERMINE WHAT MEDICATION WORKS BEST FOR YOU!! Brightside Medical Associates (BMA) is a Private Psychiatric practice which services children, adolescents, teens and adults. BMA prides itself in providing high quality psychopharmacologic medication management services to individuals suffering from various mental health disorders. By using the most up to date resources and wholistic patient-first methods, BMA’s goal is to provide our clients with opportunities for an improved quality of life.
WE NOW PROVIDE TELEHEALTH FOR ALL OF PENNSYLVANIA! MED MANAGEMENT AT THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME! WE ALSO DO GENETIC TESTING TO HELP DETERMINE WHAT MEDICATION WORKS BEST FOR YOU!! Brightside Medical Associates (BMA) is a Private Psychiatric practice which services children, adolescents, teens and adults. BMA prides itself in providing high quality psychopharmacologic medication management services to individuals suffering from various mental health disorders. By using the most up to date resources and wholistic patient-first methods, BMA’s goal is to provide our clients with opportunities for an improved quality of life.
(484) 552-9319 View (484) 552-9319
Photo of Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter, Psychiatrist in Dallas, PA
Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Limerick, PA 19468
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
(484) 673-6072 View (484) 673-6072
Photo of Wendy Ann Reiss, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, PA
Wendy Ann Reiss
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Center Valley, PA 18034  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or perhaps addiction. Look no further you have come to the right place. We offer qualified providers to help get your life back on track. We provide Telepsychiatry and in person office visits. We also treat children Your road to recovery is just a phone call away.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or perhaps addiction. Look no further you have come to the right place. We offer qualified providers to help get your life back on track. We provide Telepsychiatry and in person office visits. We also treat children Your road to recovery is just a phone call away.
(610) 347-8036 View (610) 347-8036

Nearby Searches for Dallas

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Dallas, PA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Dallas, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Sleep or Insomnia
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Medication Management

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Highmark
67% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in Dallas, PA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Dallas?

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.