Psychiatrists in McKees Rocks, PA

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Muhammad Ilyas Shaikh
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
I am board certified psychiatrist for children, teens and adults in the greater Pittsburgh area. My goal is to relieve your stress, improve your self esteem and help coping with trauma with medication management. It is crucial to seek out help especially in these challenging times. I individualize psychiatric care where you feel safe and respected regardless of gender, race, orientation or religion. Please call Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care to start your journey with us. We have a wonderful support team to guide you on your path to recovery.
I am board certified psychiatrist for children, teens and adults in the greater Pittsburgh area. My goal is to relieve your stress, improve your self esteem and help coping with trauma with medication management. It is crucial to seek out help especially in these challenging times. I individualize psychiatric care where you feel safe and respected regardless of gender, race, orientation or religion. Please call Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care to start your journey with us. We have a wonderful support team to guide you on your path to recovery.
(412) 899-2645 View (412) 899-2645
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Paul Frye
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Over three decades of practicing as a psychiatric physician, Dr. Paul Frye has developed a partnership approach to treatment planning. Dr. Frye provides information and recommendations, encouraging those in treatment to collaborate in the decisions. His approach to treatment is considered eclectic and medications are prescribed only if deemed to be necessary.
Over three decades of practicing as a psychiatric physician, Dr. Paul Frye has developed a partnership approach to treatment planning. Dr. Frye provides information and recommendations, encouraging those in treatment to collaborate in the decisions. His approach to treatment is considered eclectic and medications are prescribed only if deemed to be necessary.
(724) 204-2835 View (724) 204-2835
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Sarah G Robertson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP , PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
My ideal client would be someone looking for improvement not just from medication but also in character. It's someone who is actively working on themselves along with their provider and other mental health professionals. The ideal patient understands that medication management isn't the end goal, but understands that it is a gateway to better mental health results and better overall health.
My ideal client would be someone looking for improvement not just from medication but also in character. It's someone who is actively working on themselves along with their provider and other mental health professionals. The ideal patient understands that medication management isn't the end goal, but understands that it is a gateway to better mental health results and better overall health.
(412) 948-7435 View (412) 948-7435
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Annah Murage
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Annah Murage is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. Annah believes our lived experience shapes who we are. She takes the time to listen to the client and coming from a diverse culture helps her think outside the box. Mental health care is a right. Throughout her career, Annah has seen how health disparities affect our community. She believes everyone deserves kindness and empathy. We all deserve a safe space where we can be able to get help without judgement.
Annah Murage is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. Annah believes our lived experience shapes who we are. She takes the time to listen to the client and coming from a diverse culture helps her think outside the box. Mental health care is a right. Throughout her career, Annah has seen how health disparities affect our community. She believes everyone deserves kindness and empathy. We all deserve a safe space where we can be able to get help without judgement.
(412) 593-5444 View (412) 593-5444

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Nichelle Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , PMHNP
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique goals. They seek a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique goals. They seek a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
(724) 951-2984 View (724) 951-2984
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Youeun Song
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Song has a very kind and gentle nature and takes the time to get to know each patient, working hard to provide individualized treatment in which patients feel listened to, cared for, and responded to in a timely fashion.
Dr. Song has a very kind and gentle nature and takes the time to get to know each patient, working hard to provide individualized treatment in which patients feel listened to, cared for, and responded to in a timely fashion.
(814) 631-6343 View (814) 631-6343
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Beth Bremner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
I am excited to be working for The Bradley Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of their outpatient program. In this capacity, I will serve to evaluate and treat children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health and psychiatric concerns.
I am excited to be working for The Bradley Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of their outpatient program. In this capacity, I will serve to evaluate and treat children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health and psychiatric concerns.
(412) 776-0424 x5205 View (412) 776-0424 x5205
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Harmony Bay
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Mount Lebanon, PA 15228
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
Harmony Bay Wellness is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
(724) 885-2824 View (724) 885-2824
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Melissa Lopez-Larson
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Presto, PA 15142
Don't wait 2 weeks, appointments available! Dr. Lopez-Larson is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and received her MD from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. She performed her adult and child psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School training sites including Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital and Cambridge Hospital, respectively. She has been practicing for over 15 years in a variety of settings including academic research, inpatient, residential and outpatient psychiatric services.
Don't wait 2 weeks, appointments available! Dr. Lopez-Larson is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and received her MD from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. She performed her adult and child psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School training sites including Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital and Cambridge Hospital, respectively. She has been practicing for over 15 years in a variety of settings including academic research, inpatient, residential and outpatient psychiatric services.
(814) 261-3729 View (814) 261-3729
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Better Stories in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15224  (Online Only)
As board certified mental health providers at Better Stories, we want to help you destress and improve your quality life with our years of experience and expertise in treating patients with a broad range of mental health disorders. Your care involves us working together, you provide your life experiences and perspective, we use our skills and experience in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Together we will create a treatment plan that we agree will help you reduce your symptoms and yield a greater quality of life.
As board certified mental health providers at Better Stories, we want to help you destress and improve your quality life with our years of experience and expertise in treating patients with a broad range of mental health disorders. Your care involves us working together, you provide your life experiences and perspective, we use our skills and experience in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Together we will create a treatment plan that we agree will help you reduce your symptoms and yield a greater quality of life.
(412) 467-0237 View (412) 467-0237
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Michelle McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
(412) 453-7683 View (412) 453-7683
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Carol Smith
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
(412) 520-3250 View (412) 520-3250
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Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(412) 368-0059 View (412) 368-0059
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Theresa Webster
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15241  (Online Only)
Are you tired of your addiction defining you? You may be unsure of the way forward, feeling anxious, fearful, angry, and hopelessness. You might not know how your addiction overcame you. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to stop numbing your pain but instead break through it. You are ready to know happiness. Most of all , you are ready to live your life in recovery, without the chains of dependence. Clients come to me looking for a provider who understands there is not one pathway to addiction, because recovery is not one size fits all.
Are you tired of your addiction defining you? You may be unsure of the way forward, feeling anxious, fearful, angry, and hopelessness. You might not know how your addiction overcame you. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to stop numbing your pain but instead break through it. You are ready to know happiness. Most of all , you are ready to live your life in recovery, without the chains of dependence. Clients come to me looking for a provider who understands there is not one pathway to addiction, because recovery is not one size fits all.
(878) 217-0967 View (878) 217-0967
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Bethany Porter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Bethany Porter is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She received her BSN from The George Washington University and her DNP from Robert Morris University. Since starting her nursing career in 2014, she has gained extensive experience working with patients across the lifespan on the inpatient level of care, including the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders at Western Psychiatric Hospital and child/adolescent behavioral health units. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety/mood disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Bethany Porter is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She received her BSN from The George Washington University and her DNP from Robert Morris University. Since starting her nursing career in 2014, she has gained extensive experience working with patients across the lifespan on the inpatient level of care, including the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders at Western Psychiatric Hospital and child/adolescent behavioral health units. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety/mood disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
(724) 598-9860 View (724) 598-9860
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
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Ashley Barczok
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Ashley Barczok is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ashland University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University. Ashley likes to take the time to get to know each client as an individual rather than as a diagnosis and works with that individual to find an approach to treatment that works best. She keeps an open door to feedback and concerns at any point. Outside of work, Ashley spends a majority of her home time with her young daughter as she develops and explores her own interests.
Ashley Barczok is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ashland University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University. Ashley likes to take the time to get to know each client as an individual rather than as a diagnosis and works with that individual to find an approach to treatment that works best. She keeps an open door to feedback and concerns at any point. Outside of work, Ashley spends a majority of her home time with her young daughter as she develops and explores her own interests.
(412) 837-0773 View (412) 837-0773
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Dr. Paige Forrest
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I am a board certified psychiatrist with a general adult practice. If you are interested in learning more about my practice please go to forrestpyschiatry.com. If you decide that you would like to request an appointment you can fill in the new patient screening form on the website.
I am a board certified psychiatrist with a general adult practice. If you are interested in learning more about my practice please go to forrestpyschiatry.com. If you decide that you would like to request an appointment you can fill in the new patient screening form on the website.
(412) 214-7511 View (412) 214-7511
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Holly Brady
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220  (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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Elizabeth Stewart
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237  (Online Only)
Elizabeth is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner working with T and C Psychiatric Services LLC. T and C Psychiatric Services is a telepsychiatry practice providing psychiatric evaluations and medication management for individuals at least 18 years of age and older throughout Pennsylvania. We treat mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, and eating disorders. At T and C Psychiatric Services, we strive to make accessing care easy and convenient for you. Becoming a patient is as simple as reaching out to us through a call, text, or email.
Elizabeth is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner working with T and C Psychiatric Services LLC. T and C Psychiatric Services is a telepsychiatry practice providing psychiatric evaluations and medication management for individuals at least 18 years of age and older throughout Pennsylvania. We treat mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, and eating disorders. At T and C Psychiatric Services, we strive to make accessing care easy and convenient for you. Becoming a patient is as simple as reaching out to us through a call, text, or email.
(724) 605-4353 View (724) 605-4353

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Number of Psychiatrists in McKees Rocks, PA

< 10

Psychiatrists in McKees Rocks, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Medication Management
75% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in McKees Rocks, PA 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 McKees Rocks?

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.