Psychiatrists in Corinth, TX

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Dorian Aponte
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Corinth, TX 76208
I am a Board Certified General Psychiatrist and have ample experience in the evaluation and medical treatment of multiple psychiatric disorders, including those affecting mood, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD. I understand many of these conditions are often caused by both physical and psychological factors and I will work with you on developing the treatment plan that best fits your needs, let that be medications, counseling, or the combination of both. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Visits are by appointment only and at this time I don't offer weekend hours.
I am a Board Certified General Psychiatrist and have ample experience in the evaluation and medical treatment of multiple psychiatric disorders, including those affecting mood, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD. I understand many of these conditions are often caused by both physical and psychological factors and I will work with you on developing the treatment plan that best fits your needs, let that be medications, counseling, or the combination of both. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Visits are by appointment only and at this time I don't offer weekend hours.
(940) 448-0304 View (940) 448-0304
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Hecen Healthcare
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Corinth, TX 76210  (Online Only)
Looking for someone to talk to? Well, look no further! At Hecen Healthcare, we offer medication management, psychoeducation, and psychiatric evaluation. Our focus areas include anxiety, depression, sleep problems, bipolar, PTSD, psychosis, attention & focus, and panic disorder. We provide patient-driven care and treat our patients with respect, honesty, and dignity. We are passionate and caring about our services and your utmost well-being is the goal, ensuring a non-judgmental approach.
Looking for someone to talk to? Well, look no further! At Hecen Healthcare, we offer medication management, psychoeducation, and psychiatric evaluation. Our focus areas include anxiety, depression, sleep problems, bipolar, PTSD, psychosis, attention & focus, and panic disorder. We provide patient-driven care and treat our patients with respect, honesty, and dignity. We are passionate and caring about our services and your utmost well-being is the goal, ensuring a non-judgmental approach.
(940) 360-4621 View (940) 360-4621
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Alisha Fluker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Corinth, TX 76210  (Online Only)
Are your relationships suffering because of your current mental state? Are you looking for a provider who will listen and partner with you on your journey to mental wellness? Look no further! I provide medication management services via telehealth which means you can be seen from the comfort of your home or office. I utilize a person centered and evidence based approach to mental wellness.
Are your relationships suffering because of your current mental state? Are you looking for a provider who will listen and partner with you on your journey to mental wellness? Look no further! I provide medication management services via telehealth which means you can be seen from the comfort of your home or office. I utilize a person centered and evidence based approach to mental wellness.
(817) 646-3696 View (817) 646-3696

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Ag Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76208
We are proud to bring expert psychiatric care to the team at AG Psychiatry. Treating patients aged 4 and older in Frisco & Little Elm.  The psychiatrists brings years of experience to their services and a passion for improving overall health and mental well-being. We offer innovative forms of individual or family psychotherapy, 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.  The AG Psychiatry team looks forward to improving your and your family’s mental health.
We are proud to bring expert psychiatric care to the team at AG Psychiatry. Treating patients aged 4 and older in Frisco & Little Elm.  The psychiatrists brings years of experience to their services and a passion for improving overall health and mental well-being. We offer innovative forms of individual or family psychotherapy, 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.  The AG Psychiatry team looks forward to improving your and your family’s mental health.
(469) 312-6967 View (469) 312-6967
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Dr. Amanda Kennedy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76205  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients from anywhere in Texas! Do you sometimes wonder if what you're feeling is normal? Do you wonder why you are so forgetful, why it's so hard to concentrate, or why you easily get distracted? Or maybe it's hard to get out of bed in the morning, you lack the motivation to participate in life anymore, and you can sometimes be tearful for no reason? Is it hard to fall asleep at night or do you wake up multiple times which leaves you feeling exhausted the next day? Have you experienced trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? You do not have to go through these challenges alone! I would like to help.
Accepting new patients from anywhere in Texas! Do you sometimes wonder if what you're feeling is normal? Do you wonder why you are so forgetful, why it's so hard to concentrate, or why you easily get distracted? Or maybe it's hard to get out of bed in the morning, you lack the motivation to participate in life anymore, and you can sometimes be tearful for no reason? Is it hard to fall asleep at night or do you wake up multiple times which leaves you feeling exhausted the next day? Have you experienced trauma that has left you feeling anxious and on edge? You do not have to go through these challenges alone! I would like to help.
(817) 663-7264 View (817) 663-7264
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Outpatient Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, NP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76204  (Online Only)
***ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: AGES 7 THROUGH GERIATRICS***. MEDICARE, MEDICAID, BCBS, UNITED HEALTH, AND MANY MORE. I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. I perform initial Psychiatric evaluations, Diagnosis, treatment with ongoing medication management for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction/substance use, ADHD, mood disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and many more not listed here. **I ALSO PROVIDE CLINICAL SUPERVISION TO PSYCH NP STUDENTS**
***ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS: AGES 7 THROUGH GERIATRICS***. MEDICARE, MEDICAID, BCBS, UNITED HEALTH, AND MANY MORE. I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. I perform initial Psychiatric evaluations, Diagnosis, treatment with ongoing medication management for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction/substance use, ADHD, mood disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and many more not listed here. **I ALSO PROVIDE CLINICAL SUPERVISION TO PSYCH NP STUDENTS**
(972) 293-9795 View (972) 293-9795
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Zuriah Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76204
I understand that everyone's path to wellness is different as everyone heals in their own unique way. I sincerely believe in showing empathy to those that seek out care and will work tirelessly with them and their families to find their success path. My approach is to combine both medication and psychotherapy thereby improving outcomes and reducing costs. I will develop a treatment plan that is unique to the patient by utilizing a wide range of therapies which are tailored to help one down the path to healing and recovery.
I understand that everyone's path to wellness is different as everyone heals in their own unique way. I sincerely believe in showing empathy to those that seek out care and will work tirelessly with them and their families to find their success path. My approach is to combine both medication and psychotherapy thereby improving outcomes and reducing costs. I will develop a treatment plan that is unique to the patient by utilizing a wide range of therapies which are tailored to help one down the path to healing and recovery.
(817) 345-7203 View (817) 345-7203
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The Healed Mind Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76208
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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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
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Writtika Roy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76209
In addition to providing standard treatment of mental illnesses with medication and psychotherapy, I like to help my patients become artists of their own lives. Our minds are greater than our mental illness, and we are greater than our minds. At the same time, we have to be honest about the negative effects of a mental illness in our lives, and not delay remedies which can contain, manage, and even remove the dysfunction. Accepting the reality of an illness, but not letting an illness limit our happiness, requires conscious management. This, my patients can count on me to provide.
In addition to providing standard treatment of mental illnesses with medication and psychotherapy, I like to help my patients become artists of their own lives. Our minds are greater than our mental illness, and we are greater than our minds. At the same time, we have to be honest about the negative effects of a mental illness in our lives, and not delay remedies which can contain, manage, and even remove the dysfunction. Accepting the reality of an illness, but not letting an illness limit our happiness, requires conscious management. This, my patients can count on me to provide.
(469) 336-3283 View (469) 336-3283
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Dr Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76210
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
(940) 236-0670 View (940) 236-0670
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April Monarrez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76203  (Online Only)
I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I strive to provide my patients with a well-rounded approach to meet their individual needs. I treat a broad range of mental health disorders through medication management.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I strive to provide my patients with a well-rounded approach to meet their individual needs. I treat a broad range of mental health disorders through medication management.
(214) 785-6612 View (214) 785-6612
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Holistic Health and Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76201  (Online Only)
Omotayo Gbengaojo is a board-certified Psychiatric mental health Nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC). She obtained her bachelor's in nursing from Grand Canyon University and master's degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Omotayo or "Tayo" as she is fondly called, clinical experience span medical and psychiatry nursing.
Omotayo Gbengaojo is a board-certified Psychiatric mental health Nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC). She obtained her bachelor's in nursing from Grand Canyon University and master's degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Omotayo or "Tayo" as she is fondly called, clinical experience span medical and psychiatry nursing.
(469) 947-7261 View (469) 947-7261
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AG Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76206
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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Francisca Nebe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76205  (Online Only)
Dr. Francisca Nebe is an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), and dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has years of experience in her field and specializes in treating major depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders and other mental health conditions.
Dr. Francisca Nebe is an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), and dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has years of experience in her field and specializes in treating major depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders and other mental health conditions.
(509) 517-7059 View (509) 517-7059
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Dr. Perez @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76210
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Are these emotional and behavioral patterns fixable? Which ones stem from genetics or brain chemistry, and which are rooted in upbringing or circumstances?
(940) 291-9028 View (940) 291-9028
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Sheila Trish Morgan-Freeman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76205  (Online Only)
The most important thing is your mental health. I am here to help you through your struggles. I specialize in providing evidence-based treatments for a wide spectrum of mental health conditions including ADHD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, OCD and more. My goal is to empower my patients and equip them with the tools they need to improve their mental health. I look forward to providing you with exceptional care and the best individualized treatment plan after a thorough evaluation.
The most important thing is your mental health. I am here to help you through your struggles. I specialize in providing evidence-based treatments for a wide spectrum of mental health conditions including ADHD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, OCD and more. My goal is to empower my patients and equip them with the tools they need to improve their mental health. I look forward to providing you with exceptional care and the best individualized treatment plan after a thorough evaluation.
(817) 904-9017 View (817) 904-9017
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Dr. Kelly Quakenbush
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76210
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.
(682) 204-6276 View (682) 204-6276
Photo of Dr. Ivy Jones - PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Corinth, TX
Dr. Ivy Jones - PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76208
Dr. Ivy Jones holds a Doctorate of Nursing Degree & is board certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She is a highly-skilled professional clinician with over 5 years of providing direct patient care to persons receiving treatment for psychiatric disorders, & over 13 years of Registered Nursing. Dr. Ivy' holistic approach & evidenced based treatment modalities include pharmacologic management and psychotherapeutic interventions. She's skilled in addressing acute and chronic illnesses while maintaining a collaborative, warm and non-judgmental stance.
Dr. Ivy Jones holds a Doctorate of Nursing Degree & is board certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She is a highly-skilled professional clinician with over 5 years of providing direct patient care to persons receiving treatment for psychiatric disorders, & over 13 years of Registered Nursing. Dr. Ivy' holistic approach & evidenced based treatment modalities include pharmacologic management and psychotherapeutic interventions. She's skilled in addressing acute and chronic illnesses while maintaining a collaborative, warm and non-judgmental stance.
(972) 992-5572 View (972) 992-5572
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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

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Corinth, TX

< 10

Psychiatrists in Corinth, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Medication Management
67% ADHD
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in Corinth, TX see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Corinth?

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.