Psychiatrists in Aubrey, TX

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The Healed Mind Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Aubrey, TX 76227
Hello, my name is Princess Riley, a doctorate prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I have a passion for mental health care, because when mental health is made priority, it brings balance to the totality of our wellbeing. With over 16 years in the medical field, working in various specialties, many of my clients connect with me for my compassionate, understanding and empathetic approach to their care.
Hello, my name is Princess Riley, a doctorate prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I have a passion for mental health care, because when mental health is made priority, it brings balance to the totality of our wellbeing. With over 16 years in the medical field, working in various specialties, many of my clients connect with me for my compassionate, understanding and empathetic approach to their care.
(940) 394-8247 View (940) 394-8247
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The Healed Mind Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Aubrey, TX 76227
Alvin Ndubuisi is a board certified psychiatric mental health NP. He has been in practice for over 5 years. He takes patient care, views, and opinions regarding their mental health management very seriously. His practice is evidenced- based, and using holistic approach, comes up with the best treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to the patient.
Alvin Ndubuisi is a board certified psychiatric mental health NP. He has been in practice for over 5 years. He takes patient care, views, and opinions regarding their mental health management very seriously. His practice is evidenced- based, and using holistic approach, comes up with the best treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to the patient.
(940) 350-5071 View (940) 350-5071
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Grace Fultang Shadzeka
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Aubrey, TX 76227  (Online Only)
Grace Fultang-Shadzeka is a board-certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who manages and treats various mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, panic disorders, and sleep/insomnia. She is passionate about providing comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, treatment planning, and medication management. she believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment that encourages engagement in various evidence-based therapeutic modalities and the use of medication to manage psychiatric symptoms.
Grace Fultang-Shadzeka is a board-certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who manages and treats various mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, panic disorders, and sleep/insomnia. She is passionate about providing comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, treatment planning, and medication management. she believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment that encourages engagement in various evidence-based therapeutic modalities and the use of medication to manage psychiatric symptoms.
(214) 466-6798 View (214) 466-6798
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Dr. Noor @ Faith Behavioral
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aubrey, TX 76227
I see ages 6-60 years old, I work with school for 504 and IEP. As a child, adult psychiatrist, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive care that considers the unique needs of individuals. I focus on the underlying factors that may contribute to their difficulties. This allows me to develop personalized treatment plans that support their overall well-being.
I see ages 6-60 years old, I work with school for 504 and IEP. As a child, adult psychiatrist, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive care that considers the unique needs of individuals. I focus on the underlying factors that may contribute to their difficulties. This allows me to develop personalized treatment plans that support their overall well-being.
(214) 609-1776 View (214) 609-1776
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Pratibha Agarwal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Aubrey, TX 76227
I am proud to bring expert psychiatric care to the team at AG Psychiatry. Treating patients aged 4 and older in Frisco & Little Elm.  I brings years of experience to their services and a passion for improving overall health and mental well-being. Appointments available within a week. At AG Psychiatry, we offer innovative forms of medication management, and school-based services to improve day-to-day well-being. Convenient virtual or in-person appointments are available on weekdays, after school hours, and on weekends.  Our team looks forward to improving your and your family’s mental health.
I am proud to bring expert psychiatric care to the team at AG Psychiatry. Treating patients aged 4 and older in Frisco & Little Elm.  I brings years of experience to their services and a passion for improving overall health and mental well-being. Appointments available within a week. At AG Psychiatry, we offer innovative forms of medication management, and school-based services to improve day-to-day well-being. Convenient virtual or in-person appointments are available on weekdays, after school hours, and on weekends.  Our team looks forward to improving your and your family’s mental health.
(214) 301-5670 View (214) 301-5670
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Peace Way Psychiatry - Navdip Kaur
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Aubrey, TX 76227  (Online Only)
Peace Way psychiatrist will reach you where you are because your comfort and safety is our priority. One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means you were put to the test, and you didn’t fall apart. I am here with you in this journey which will be full of miracles and accomplishments. Peace Way team will bring your smiles and success back to your lives that you deserve. Your stories will inspire others and Peace Way Psychiatrist will advocate her clients recognizing strength in the aftermath of their emotional recovery.
Peace Way psychiatrist will reach you where you are because your comfort and safety is our priority. One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means you were put to the test, and you didn’t fall apart. I am here with you in this journey which will be full of miracles and accomplishments. Peace Way team will bring your smiles and success back to your lives that you deserve. Your stories will inspire others and Peace Way Psychiatrist will advocate her clients recognizing strength in the aftermath of their emotional recovery.
(972) 430-7886 View (972) 430-7886
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AG Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aubrey, TX 76227
We are accepting new patients, and new patients can be seen within 72 hours in person or online . I am a Double Board-Certified , in General psychiatry and Neurology and Addiction Medicine for more than 15 years of experience in the Psychiatry.
We are accepting new patients, and new patients can be seen within 72 hours in person or online . I am a Double Board-Certified , in General psychiatry and Neurology and Addiction Medicine for more than 15 years of experience in the Psychiatry.
(972) 433-9814 View (972) 433-9814
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Tayo Olotewo @ Thrive Psychiatry,PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aubrey, TX 76227
Immediate in-network availability! Are you ready to take the first step in getting the help you desire? At Thrive Psychiatry, PLLC, we provide virtual and in person psychiatric treatments. We incorporate holistic, individualized treatment to each client's treatment. If you are looking for a safe, compassionate judgment free zone, we are here to assist you.
Immediate in-network availability! Are you ready to take the first step in getting the help you desire? At Thrive Psychiatry, PLLC, we provide virtual and in person psychiatric treatments. We incorporate holistic, individualized treatment to each client's treatment. If you are looking for a safe, compassionate judgment free zone, we are here to assist you.
(972) 433-5439 View (972) 433-5439
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Lizette Nji
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aubrey, TX 76227
Everyone wants to feel heard especially when it comes to one's health. I want you to know that I am here to listen and together we can formulate a treatment plan best for you. I have been in mental health for over 3 years and being a part of your journey, ensuring your success, is what drives me. Our first session discusses specific mental health concerns, personal goals, treatment history, and tailored care options. Follow-up sessions assess medication efficacy and progress.
Everyone wants to feel heard especially when it comes to one's health. I want you to know that I am here to listen and together we can formulate a treatment plan best for you. I have been in mental health for over 3 years and being a part of your journey, ensuring your success, is what drives me. Our first session discusses specific mental health concerns, personal goals, treatment history, and tailored care options. Follow-up sessions assess medication efficacy and progress.
(214) 623-6748 View (214) 623-6748

More Psychiatrists Nearby

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Diana Mummert
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76202
As a psychiatrist with over 9 years of experience, I am adept at treating mental health concerns ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to interpersonal difficulties and life challenges. Knowing that these problems can affect anyone and cause significant impairment in one's life, I strive to provide compassionate and comprehensive care with the goal of restoring my patients to the state of mind and level of functioning they expect. My approach is an integrative one, wherein I assess one's psychological, emotional, medical and environmental contributors to problems and address these in treatment using both psychotherapy and medication management.
As a psychiatrist with over 9 years of experience, I am adept at treating mental health concerns ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to interpersonal difficulties and life challenges. Knowing that these problems can affect anyone and cause significant impairment in one's life, I strive to provide compassionate and comprehensive care with the goal of restoring my patients to the state of mind and level of functioning they expect. My approach is an integrative one, wherein I assess one's psychological, emotional, medical and environmental contributors to problems and address these in treatment using both psychotherapy and medication management.
(940) 468-4149 View (940) 468-4149
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Samitriya Kroll
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76201  (Online Only)
Accepting new client assessments within 48 hours! Samitriya Kroll, offers compassionate and individualized, holistic care dedicated to your overall wellbeing. With over 10 years’ experience in mental health care, Samitriya specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, along with Seasonal Affective Disorder and PTSD. She offers a holistic approach to healing with personalized care, medication management, and lifestyle modification habits.
Accepting new client assessments within 48 hours! Samitriya Kroll, offers compassionate and individualized, holistic care dedicated to your overall wellbeing. With over 10 years’ experience in mental health care, Samitriya specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, along with Seasonal Affective Disorder and PTSD. She offers a holistic approach to healing with personalized care, medication management, and lifestyle modification habits.
(972) 435-6749 View (972) 435-6749
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Kim Salinger
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP AHN, APRN
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76203
Holistic & Integrative Psychiatry for creative, unique and neurodiverse individuals. ​I offer the best aspects of conventional, alternative & integrative psych to help you optimize mental health and overall well-being. Prescription psychiatric medications are used plus natural alternatives, based on your preferences. Please note that I do not prescribe controlled substances, which includes stimulants for attention issues. Emphasizing positivity, self acceptance, celebration of uniqueness and optimizing your individual potential. Focus on now and future forward (no dredging up the past). Friendly, supportive and non-judgmental care.
Holistic & Integrative Psychiatry for creative, unique and neurodiverse individuals. ​I offer the best aspects of conventional, alternative & integrative psych to help you optimize mental health and overall well-being. Prescription psychiatric medications are used plus natural alternatives, based on your preferences. Please note that I do not prescribe controlled substances, which includes stimulants for attention issues. Emphasizing positivity, self acceptance, celebration of uniqueness and optimizing your individual potential. Focus on now and future forward (no dredging up the past). Friendly, supportive and non-judgmental care.
(972) 362-5091 View (972) 362-5091
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NPJ Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76201
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner with 12 years experience treating Adults/Adolescents & Geriatrics/Dementia. I realize that no two people are the same, so I collaborate with you to tailor treatment/ therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. I love helping people understand the things that are holding them back with an in-depth approach. You can fully realize your strengths & adjust certain behaviors/thoughts to see things differently in a healthier way. A holistic approach to get you on track to leading a happier fulfilled life by equipping you with the tools you need to be a better you.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner with 12 years experience treating Adults/Adolescents & Geriatrics/Dementia. I realize that no two people are the same, so I collaborate with you to tailor treatment/ therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. I love helping people understand the things that are holding them back with an in-depth approach. You can fully realize your strengths & adjust certain behaviors/thoughts to see things differently in a healthier way. A holistic approach to get you on track to leading a happier fulfilled life by equipping you with the tools you need to be a better you.
(940) 315-7890 View (940) 315-7890
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A-1 Behavioral Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, DNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Point, TX 75068
I am a family psychiatric/ mental health nurse practitioner with extensive experience working with children, adults, and the elderly who are struggling with a variety of mental health challenges in different care settings. I obtained a Bachelor of Science, Masters degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Doctorate from Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa. As a doctoral-prepared practitioner, I will complete a thorough evaluation and partner with you to develop an individualized and holistic treatment plan based on the right diagnosis.
I am a family psychiatric/ mental health nurse practitioner with extensive experience working with children, adults, and the elderly who are struggling with a variety of mental health challenges in different care settings. I obtained a Bachelor of Science, Masters degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Doctorate from Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa. As a doctoral-prepared practitioner, I will complete a thorough evaluation and partner with you to develop an individualized and holistic treatment plan based on the right diagnosis.
(469) 813-9224 View (469) 813-9224
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Brilliant Mind Behavioral Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Little Elm, TX 75068  (Online Only)
I'm a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner treating a broad spectrum of clients and families with various psychiatric problems including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, panic disorder, mood disorder and PTSD. She provides a combination comprehensive evaluation and medication management. She graduated from University of Texas with her Family Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree (MSN) and Wilmington University with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). Dr. Mamo is member of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society.
I'm a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner treating a broad spectrum of clients and families with various psychiatric problems including anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, panic disorder, mood disorder and PTSD. She provides a combination comprehensive evaluation and medication management. She graduated from University of Texas with her Family Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree (MSN) and Wilmington University with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). Dr. Mamo is member of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society.
(972) 734-1478 View (972) 734-1478
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Umar Latif
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crossroads, TX 76227
Dr. Umar Latif is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology with triple board certification in General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Latif completed his residency training at Wayne State University in Michigan and postgraduate fellowship training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Dr. Umar Latif is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology with triple board certification in General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Latif completed his residency training at Wayne State University in Michigan and postgraduate fellowship training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
(940) 293-2342 View (940) 293-2342
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Preji Somar
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, MSN, APRN, PHMNP, LPC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76201
Preji is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a graduate of Advanced Master Psychopharmacology Program from Neuroscience Education Institute accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Preji is also a LPC. After receiving her BA in Psychology from University of Texas at Dallas, she obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Abilene Christian University, she then became a registered nurse and obtained a Master's Degree in Family Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
Preji is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a graduate of Advanced Master Psychopharmacology Program from Neuroscience Education Institute accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Preji is also a LPC. After receiving her BA in Psychology from University of Texas at Dallas, she obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Abilene Christian University, she then became a registered nurse and obtained a Master's Degree in Family Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
(940) 355-0319 View (940) 355-0319
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Dr. Kelly Quakenbush
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76205
Take charge of your health. Whether it is depression, anxiety, or ADHD, we can help you. See an actual physician, not a random "provider" assigned to you with an online-only company. You deserve a qualified physician to oversee your treatment. Intentional Life Psychiatry is a medical practice and you are the priority.
Take charge of your health. Whether it is depression, anxiety, or ADHD, we can help you. See an actual physician, not a random "provider" assigned to you with an online-only company. You deserve a qualified physician to oversee your treatment. Intentional Life Psychiatry is a medical practice and you are the priority.
(940) 277-7373 View (940) 277-7373
Photo of Dr. Farah Ali, Psychiatrist in Aubrey, TX
Dr. Farah Ali
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Little Elm, TX 75068
As a board certified psychiatrist, I provide psychiatric care for individual adults and adolescents between ages 16 to 65, in a safe and welcoming private office. My work is devoted to helping people like you improve relationships with yourself, family, colleagues, and community. My services include a thorough evaluation, medication management, and patient education. I begin the initial assessment by review of your current physical, mental, and relationship strengths and areas of potential improvement.
As a board certified psychiatrist, I provide psychiatric care for individual adults and adolescents between ages 16 to 65, in a safe and welcoming private office. My work is devoted to helping people like you improve relationships with yourself, family, colleagues, and community. My services include a thorough evaluation, medication management, and patient education. I begin the initial assessment by review of your current physical, mental, and relationship strengths and areas of potential improvement.
(469) 778-3597 View (469) 778-3597
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AddisMind PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76205  (Online Only)
Offering personalized and compassionate service to patients VIRTUALLY, I practice with the belief that every patient is special and needs personalized care. I am dedicated to give the appropriate time, attention, and compassion to my patients with the goal of helping them manage their mental illness well.
Offering personalized and compassionate service to patients VIRTUALLY, I practice with the belief that every patient is special and needs personalized care. I am dedicated to give the appropriate time, attention, and compassion to my patients with the goal of helping them manage their mental illness well.
(214) 307-8661 View (214) 307-8661

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Aubrey, TX

< 10

Psychiatrists in Aubrey, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
89% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
89% Bipolar Disorder
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Behavioral Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
89% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in Aubrey, TX see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Aubrey?

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.