Psychiatrists in Mansfield, TX

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Holistic Health and Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
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.
(682) 327-1189 View (682) 327-1189
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KND Behavioral Health Clinic PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
I am a board certified Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialization in Psychiatry with several years of experience treating and managing various mental health disorders. My clinical experience is with children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric disorders including - anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and many other disorders. I know that true wellness means treating our bodies and minds with care. We built an environment that is beneficial for all clients that offers telehealth and in person sessions. We have available appointments to fit all needs.
I am a board certified Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialization in Psychiatry with several years of experience treating and managing various mental health disorders. My clinical experience is with children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric disorders including - anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and many other disorders. I know that true wellness means treating our bodies and minds with care. We built an environment that is beneficial for all clients that offers telehealth and in person sessions. We have available appointments to fit all needs.
(214) 239-3731 View (214) 239-3731
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Jennifer Roberts-Clayton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have been providing Psychiatry services for one year in outpatient, in home and treatment settings. I see teens, adults, and seniors. I address anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychotic disorders, and other mental health problems.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have been providing Psychiatry services for one year in outpatient, in home and treatment settings. I see teens, adults, and seniors. I address anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychotic disorders, and other mental health problems.
(469) 840-1428 View (469) 840-1428
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Lloyd E Esene
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, LLB, BL, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063  (Online Only)
I take great pride in helping and working with my patients to find solutions to their Mental Health puzzle. For every patient I draw up a Plan of Care to take them from a state of confusion, trauma, depression, anxiety, Psychosis, Bipolar etc, to a state of normality, a state of stable and functional mental wellbeing. I listen and watch out for those unspoken but yet loud mental pain, trauma darkness that are afflicting them and help them find answers. I love to travel overseas and within the United States. I am huge soccer fan, and I love to watch Chelsea FC of London, The Nigerian soccer national team, the Mexican National team,
I take great pride in helping and working with my patients to find solutions to their Mental Health puzzle. For every patient I draw up a Plan of Care to take them from a state of confusion, trauma, depression, anxiety, Psychosis, Bipolar etc, to a state of normality, a state of stable and functional mental wellbeing. I listen and watch out for those unspoken but yet loud mental pain, trauma darkness that are afflicting them and help them find answers. I love to travel overseas and within the United States. I am huge soccer fan, and I love to watch Chelsea FC of London, The Nigerian soccer national team, the Mexican National team,
(682) 301-8203 View (682) 301-8203
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Patrick A Rabjohn
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
After 15 years in private practice, our established office knows the value of listening. I take 75 minutes to do me evaluations; they are done entirely by me; there is no symptom paperwork to fill-out beforehand nor do we have an MA or nurse take your history. You will have the entire time to be with me so I ca hear your story, interview you about your symptoms, and discuss a variety of medication and therapy treatment options. You will leave with a plan, and we will do whatever it takes to get your symptoms into remission.
After 15 years in private practice, our established office knows the value of listening. I take 75 minutes to do me evaluations; they are done entirely by me; there is no symptom paperwork to fill-out beforehand nor do we have an MA or nurse take your history. You will have the entire time to be with me so I ca hear your story, interview you about your symptoms, and discuss a variety of medication and therapy treatment options. You will leave with a plan, and we will do whatever it takes to get your symptoms into remission.
(817) 631-1041 View (817) 631-1041
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Olive Green Behavioral Health Services PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mansfield, TX 76063  (Online Only)
At Olive Green Behavioral Health Services, our goal is to help you achieve and maintain peace of mind. We aim to decrease the stigma associated with mental health by encouraging and assisting you to take charge of your health, not just physically but mentally as well. We look forward to assisting you to reach your life goals and live your best life.
At Olive Green Behavioral Health Services, our goal is to help you achieve and maintain peace of mind. We aim to decrease the stigma associated with mental health by encouraging and assisting you to take charge of your health, not just physically but mentally as well. We look forward to assisting you to reach your life goals and live your best life.
(682) 888-5253 View (682) 888-5253
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Wellness Point Psychiatry Consultants
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mansfield, TX 76063
******ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ******Beth Wangombe is a Board Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center specializing in treating Children, Teens, and Adults with mental and behavioral issues. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington receiving an award of Clinical Excellence; thereafter, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Alabama Huntsville. Beth takes pride in providing care to children and teens struggling with mental illness. Beth also work with adults and families struggling with depression, bipolar, anxiety, trauma and other emotional disorders.
******ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ******Beth Wangombe is a Board Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center specializing in treating Children, Teens, and Adults with mental and behavioral issues. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington receiving an award of Clinical Excellence; thereafter, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Alabama Huntsville. Beth takes pride in providing care to children and teens struggling with mental illness. Beth also work with adults and families struggling with depression, bipolar, anxiety, trauma and other emotional disorders.
(817) 592-9689 View (817) 592-9689
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Yejide Bajowa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
My mission is to deliver non-judgmental and compassionate care to clients with mental health challenges. As a board certified mental health nurse practitioner, I am well prepared to provide evidence-based mental health care to clients in need. I treat each person as an individual. I do not have a one-size-fits-all approach.
My mission is to deliver non-judgmental and compassionate care to clients with mental health challenges. As a board certified mental health nurse practitioner, I am well prepared to provide evidence-based mental health care to clients in need. I treat each person as an individual. I do not have a one-size-fits-all approach.
(817) 859-8851 View (817) 859-8851
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Wholesome Mind Psychiatry and Wellness Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mansfield, TX 76063
Accepting NEW Clients TODAY. SAME-DAY appointments are available. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available. Currently in-network with BCBS, UHC/Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Private Pay rates made affordable. My approach to providing care as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based care.
Accepting NEW Clients TODAY. SAME-DAY appointments are available. After-hours and WEEKEND appointments are available. Currently in-network with BCBS, UHC/Optum, CIGNA, Aetna, Private Pay rates made affordable. My approach to providing care as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based care.
(682) 327-1054 View (682) 327-1054
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Accessible Psychiatry And Consultation Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063  (Online Only)
Now accepting new patients!....Welcome to Accessible Psychiatry, a behavioral health clinic. Mental health issues can be a challenge and hence affect one's quality of life and that of the family as well. so if you or your family member is battling with these issues: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, OCD, ADHD, addiction, Sleep disorders, eating disorders among others, then you are in the right place to get a long-term solution. For private pay, we have a sliding scale. visit our web htts: accessiblepsychiatry.org or call us today
Now accepting new patients!....Welcome to Accessible Psychiatry, a behavioral health clinic. Mental health issues can be a challenge and hence affect one's quality of life and that of the family as well. so if you or your family member is battling with these issues: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, OCD, ADHD, addiction, Sleep disorders, eating disorders among others, then you are in the right place to get a long-term solution. For private pay, we have a sliding scale. visit our web htts: accessiblepsychiatry.org or call us today
(214) 833-7613 View (214) 833-7613
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Olivier Djoumessi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MS
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and have been providing mental health services for 3 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals, Families and I address Anxiety, Depression, hyperactive disorder (ADD / ADHD), Mood Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling.
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and have been providing mental health services for 3 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals, Families and I address Anxiety, Depression, hyperactive disorder (ADD / ADHD), Mood Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling.
(682) 900-2352 View (682) 900-2352
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Geoffrey Agwata
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063  (Online Only)
Geoffrey Agwata, ANCC board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with profound experience in the management and treatment of mental health illness in all ages.
Geoffrey Agwata, ANCC board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with profound experience in the management and treatment of mental health illness in all ages.
(682) 243-5105 View (682) 243-5105
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Holistic Health and Psychiatry PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063  (Online Only)
Bridget N. Shu, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a background as a certified medical assistant. She developed a holistic approach to patient care during her nursing career, leading to a bachelor’s degree from Western Governors University Utah. With experience in medical and psychiatry hospitals, she recognized the impact of mental health on daily lives and relationships. Mrs. Shu furthered her education with a master’s in nursing specializing in Mental Health from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
Bridget N. Shu, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a background as a certified medical assistant. She developed a holistic approach to patient care during her nursing career, leading to a bachelor’s degree from Western Governors University Utah. With experience in medical and psychiatry hospitals, she recognized the impact of mental health on daily lives and relationships. Mrs. Shu furthered her education with a master’s in nursing specializing in Mental Health from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
(682) 243-5875 View (682) 243-5875
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Holistic Health and Psychiatry PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-C
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a counselor who has worked across the spectrum of age groups. Many of my clients have commented that they like my insight and non-judgmental approach. In my experience, the right therapy and if needed, the right medication can be life changing. It can liberate a life. The right treatment does not solve all your problems but when needed, it can remove obstacles and allow you to discover your full potential to live your best life, the life you deserve to have.
I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a counselor who has worked across the spectrum of age groups. Many of my clients have commented that they like my insight and non-judgmental approach. In my experience, the right therapy and if needed, the right medication can be life changing. It can liberate a life. The right treatment does not solve all your problems but when needed, it can remove obstacles and allow you to discover your full potential to live your best life, the life you deserve to have.
(682) 452-6181 View (682) 452-6181
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Juliet Forbi
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MSN, PMHNPBC
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
Begin your journey to mental wellness with me, where we'll walk together towards a brighter future. You might be facing challenges like anxiety or depression, but you're seeking more than just quick fixes. You're after a deeper understanding and a lasting sense of well-being. Your needs are special, whether it's exploring innovative treatments beyond the usual therapy or embracing a holistic approach to mental health. Your goals? To find balance, peace, and true well-being in your everyday life. You're looking to thrive, not just get by, and need a compassionate guide with the expertise to help you on this path. I can Help!.
Begin your journey to mental wellness with me, where we'll walk together towards a brighter future. You might be facing challenges like anxiety or depression, but you're seeking more than just quick fixes. You're after a deeper understanding and a lasting sense of well-being. Your needs are special, whether it's exploring innovative treatments beyond the usual therapy or embracing a holistic approach to mental health. Your goals? To find balance, peace, and true well-being in your everyday life. You're looking to thrive, not just get by, and need a compassionate guide with the expertise to help you on this path. I can Help!.
(214) 833-6498 View (214) 833-6498
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Mind-touch Psychiatric care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
Mind Touch Clinic is a dedicated and compassionate mental health professional who is passionate about helping patients heal and live their best lives. We takes pride in providing high-quality, all-encompassing care to all patients, regardless of their background or circumstances. We are committed to providing my patients with the latest and most effective treatments available. We stay up-to-date on the latest research and developments in my field, and we constantly learn new ways to help my patients. We can help people with mental health challenges through education, support, and resource connections.
Mind Touch Clinic is a dedicated and compassionate mental health professional who is passionate about helping patients heal and live their best lives. We takes pride in providing high-quality, all-encompassing care to all patients, regardless of their background or circumstances. We are committed to providing my patients with the latest and most effective treatments available. We stay up-to-date on the latest research and developments in my field, and we constantly learn new ways to help my patients. We can help people with mental health challenges through education, support, and resource connections.
(214) 949-1892 View (214) 949-1892
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Mind-touch Psychiatry & Intergrative care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mansfield, TX 76063
Accepting NEW Patients! I know it may not have been an easy decision, but I am glad you're here and proud of you for doing so. I specialize in mental health, evidence-based psychiatry that supports you in achieving your mental health goals. I draw on psychological evaluation, medication management, and talk therapy, to create a comprehensive treatment plan for wellness alongside theories of mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) . My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, panic disorder, psychosis, behavioral and emotional disorders in kids, PTSD, schizophrenia, and mood disorder.
Accepting NEW Patients! I know it may not have been an easy decision, but I am glad you're here and proud of you for doing so. I specialize in mental health, evidence-based psychiatry that supports you in achieving your mental health goals. I draw on psychological evaluation, medication management, and talk therapy, to create a comprehensive treatment plan for wellness alongside theories of mindfulness and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) . My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, panic disorder, psychosis, behavioral and emotional disorders in kids, PTSD, schizophrenia, and mood disorder.
(682) 310-6713 View (682) 310-6713
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Kimberly Onwubuya
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Mansfield, TX 76063
I am a board certified Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialization in Psychiatry with over 5 years of experience. My clinical experience is with children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric disorders including - anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and many other disorders. I know that true wellness means treating our bodies and minds with care. I built an environment that is beneficial for all clients that offers telehealth sessions. I have available appointments to fit all needs.
I am a board certified Advanced Practice Nurse with a specialization in Psychiatry with over 5 years of experience. My clinical experience is with children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric disorders including - anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and many other disorders. I know that true wellness means treating our bodies and minds with care. I built an environment that is beneficial for all clients that offers telehealth sessions. I have available appointments to fit all needs.
(972) 703-4519 View (972) 703-4519
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Melissa L Baker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mansfield, TX 76063  (Online Only)
I offer a holistic approach to mental health care, integrating medication management with evidence-based talk therapy techniques. My therapeutic style is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and empowerment. Whether you're facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, or navigating life transitions, am here to partner with you towards healing and growth. My goal is not only to alleviate symptoms but also to help you cultivate resilience, self-awareness, and the skills needed to thrive in all aspects of your life.
I offer a holistic approach to mental health care, integrating medication management with evidence-based talk therapy techniques. My therapeutic style is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and empowerment. Whether you're facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, or navigating life transitions, am here to partner with you towards healing and growth. My goal is not only to alleviate symptoms but also to help you cultivate resilience, self-awareness, and the skills needed to thrive in all aspects of your life.
(682) 327-0569 View (682) 327-0569
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In Touch Psychiatry Consultants & Family Medicine
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MSN, PMHNP-B, FNP-BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mansfield, TX 76063
Timothy Kimuyu is a duel Certified Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. He specializes in treating both children, preteens, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric illness. We live in a fast paced environment, busy schedules and never ending life demands. All these bring about psychosocial and psychological stressors which can be overbearing and impact our mental state.
Timothy Kimuyu is a duel Certified Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. He specializes in treating both children, preteens, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric illness. We live in a fast paced environment, busy schedules and never ending life demands. All these bring about psychosocial and psychological stressors which can be overbearing and impact our mental state.
(817) 592-9892 View (817) 592-9892

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Number of Psychiatrists in Mansfield, TX

30+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in Mansfield, TX who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
91% Anxiety
83% Bipolar Disorder
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Medication Management
69% ADHD
66% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
97% Aetna
88% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in Mansfield, TX see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
34% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Mansfield?

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.