Psychiatrists in Seguin, TX

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Texas Mental Health and Wellness Center PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC, CMGT-BC, CCM
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Seguin, TX 78155  (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!
(830) 445-2671 View (830) 445-2671
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Whitney Baskett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seguin, TX 78155  (Online Only)
I am a dual-certified family and mental health nurse practitioner. I have a background as a mental health nurse working with mental health patients of all ages since 2013. It was there I found my passion in the mental health field. I am so excited our society is finally shedding more light on these issues. There has been a stigma for far too long. I firmly believe that mental health disorders are one of the most difficult diseases to live with and can impact so many aspects of our lives. Disorders such as depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders can lead to poor physical health, & I am here to help prevent this from happening!
I am a dual-certified family and mental health nurse practitioner. I have a background as a mental health nurse working with mental health patients of all ages since 2013. It was there I found my passion in the mental health field. I am so excited our society is finally shedding more light on these issues. There has been a stigma for far too long. I firmly believe that mental health disorders are one of the most difficult diseases to live with and can impact so many aspects of our lives. Disorders such as depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders can lead to poor physical health, & I am here to help prevent this from happening!
(361) 541-6553 View (361) 541-6553

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Your Convenience Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, GNP, FNP
Verified Verified
McQueeney, TX 78123  (Online Only)
My goal as a board certified mental, family, geriatric healthcare provider and founder of Your Convenience Care is to bring patient centered, highly effective mental health services to my community. YCC is currently accepting new patients in Texas and will be expanding to accept new patients in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Initial visits are booked within 5-7 days. I base my practice in functional health and wellness.
My goal as a board certified mental, family, geriatric healthcare provider and founder of Your Convenience Care is to bring patient centered, highly effective mental health services to my community. YCC is currently accepting new patients in Texas and will be expanding to accept new patients in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Initial visits are booked within 5-7 days. I base my practice in functional health and wellness.
(830) 202-6309 View (830) 202-6309

Online Psychiatrists

Oren Isaac Levin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78230
The treatment philosophy in my practice is focused on a comprehensive initial evaluation and then setting up realistic therapeutic goals to achieve in the treatment process. Clients will find a professional, caring, and an empathetic approach where their supports system and other health care providers, when appropriate, will be part of the treatment team in order to facilitate a better treatment outcome. This approach in my experience has a higher potential for a better outcome in reaching the therapeutic goals of healing and recovery.
The treatment philosophy in my practice is focused on a comprehensive initial evaluation and then setting up realistic therapeutic goals to achieve in the treatment process. Clients will find a professional, caring, and an empathetic approach where their supports system and other health care providers, when appropriate, will be part of the treatment team in order to facilitate a better treatment outcome. This approach in my experience has a higher potential for a better outcome in reaching the therapeutic goals of healing and recovery.
(210) 879-8549 View (210) 879-8549
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Richard Sambrook
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78737
I am passionate about helping people find that balance in their life between medication, therapy, and maximizing their potential. I enjoy educating my patients and helping them make complex disorders more understandable. I try and empower my patients by collaborating with them to choose the best treatments. I am the guide; you are the decision maker. I have experience with the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, substance use, personality disorders and schizophrenia. I stay up to date on the latest treatments options, but my goal is to help people get off of their medications for good or minimize if long-term is needed.
I am passionate about helping people find that balance in their life between medication, therapy, and maximizing their potential. I enjoy educating my patients and helping them make complex disorders more understandable. I try and empower my patients by collaborating with them to choose the best treatments. I am the guide; you are the decision maker. I have experience with the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, substance use, personality disorders and schizophrenia. I stay up to date on the latest treatments options, but my goal is to help people get off of their medications for good or minimize if long-term is needed.
(737) 315-3888 View (737) 315-3888
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Dr. Michael Millstone - Brain and Behavior, PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
I know your time is valuable. I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist with Fellowships in Psychoanalysis and Mindfulness based treatments. I provide individualized treatment for those dealing with concerns about mood, anxiety, or struggles in one or more areas of life. While I offer short sessions of psychiatric care, my area of expertise is long sessions integrating treatments such as psychoanalysis talk therapy, exercise, mindfulness, and medications when indicated.
I know your time is valuable. I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist with Fellowships in Psychoanalysis and Mindfulness based treatments. I provide individualized treatment for those dealing with concerns about mood, anxiety, or struggles in one or more areas of life. While I offer short sessions of psychiatric care, my area of expertise is long sessions integrating treatments such as psychoanalysis talk therapy, exercise, mindfulness, and medications when indicated.
(512) 861-8929 View (512) 861-8929
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Bridgett Gant
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78215  (Online Only)
Hello! If you're visiting my profile, I'm here to assist you on your path to better mental health. My name is Bridgett Gant, and I've just opened more spots at Legion Psychiatry for new clients. I accept a range of major insurance providers (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc). My schedule tends to fill up fast, but currently, I have openings from Monday to Friday (morning and afternoon).
Hello! If you're visiting my profile, I'm here to assist you on your path to better mental health. My name is Bridgett Gant, and I've just opened more spots at Legion Psychiatry for new clients. I accept a range of major insurance providers (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc). My schedule tends to fill up fast, but currently, I have openings from Monday to Friday (morning and afternoon).
(210) 934-1633 View (210) 934-1633
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Christine Chioma
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Christine Chioma, APRN-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and I have over 18 years of experience in psychiatry. I work with children, adolescents, and adults.
Hello, My name is Christine Chioma, APRN-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and I have over 18 years of experience in psychiatry. I work with children, adolescents, and adults.
(512) 768-9738 View (512) 768-9738
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Aura Psychiatry, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216
At Aura Psychiatry we are committed to provide the BEST of the BEST Mental & Behavioral Health Services to Children (6+), Teens/ Adolescence & Adult clients. Our Mission is to Improve the Quality of Life of our clients, to overcome Mental Barriers & truly live the life they deserve. We pride ourselves on our Patient-Focused approach that emphasizes the Highest possible Standards. Our purpose is to Support, Educate, & Empower clients & their families by providing them a safe & reliable place to share their problems and stories. Immediate Appts Available! Evenings & Weekend appts available. Visit us at www.AuraPsychiatry.com
At Aura Psychiatry we are committed to provide the BEST of the BEST Mental & Behavioral Health Services to Children (6+), Teens/ Adolescence & Adult clients. Our Mission is to Improve the Quality of Life of our clients, to overcome Mental Barriers & truly live the life they deserve. We pride ourselves on our Patient-Focused approach that emphasizes the Highest possible Standards. Our purpose is to Support, Educate, & Empower clients & their families by providing them a safe & reliable place to share their problems and stories. Immediate Appts Available! Evenings & Weekend appts available. Visit us at www.AuraPsychiatry.com
(210) 864-8172 View (210) 864-8172
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Alamo Premier Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP, APRN
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78217  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate dual board-certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner treating patients over lifespan, child, adolescent/teen, adult and geriatric. I like to meet you where you are. Each person has their own unique needs and background and, that is where I start. By using medications and non-med options, my patients have a variety of treatment modalities to choose from.
I am a compassionate dual board-certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner treating patients over lifespan, child, adolescent/teen, adult and geriatric. I like to meet you where you are. Each person has their own unique needs and background and, that is where I start. By using medications and non-med options, my patients have a variety of treatment modalities to choose from.
(210) 879-8450 View (210) 879-8450
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Cynthia Playfair
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I’ve been working in psychiatry for over 30 years. I love what I do. In addition to prescribing medication, I provide psychotherapy and psychoanalytic treatment. As a board-certified psychoanalyst, I also provide treatment and consultation to other mental health professionals. I treat the whole person, individualizing different theories and techniques. I believe many new therapies are shiny re-inventions of tried-and-true effective approaches.
I’ve been working in psychiatry for over 30 years. I love what I do. In addition to prescribing medication, I provide psychotherapy and psychoanalytic treatment. As a board-certified psychoanalyst, I also provide treatment and consultation to other mental health professionals. I treat the whole person, individualizing different theories and techniques. I believe many new therapies are shiny re-inventions of tried-and-true effective approaches.
(737) 252-8586 View (737) 252-8586
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Johanna Nardini, MD - Bravo Mind Psychiatry, PLLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Children, teens, and young adults often struggle when facing new experiences and developmental transitions. Through these challenges they learn more about themselves and the type of individual they wish to become. Several of my patients appear content when viewed outwardly, but privately are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other emotional concerns. Behavioral health interventions in the form of medication or talk therapy can be very powerful tools to help overcome these hurdles.
Children, teens, and young adults often struggle when facing new experiences and developmental transitions. Through these challenges they learn more about themselves and the type of individual they wish to become. Several of my patients appear content when viewed outwardly, but privately are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other emotional concerns. Behavioral health interventions in the form of medication or talk therapy can be very powerful tools to help overcome these hurdles.
(726) 207-9631 View (726) 207-9631
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Erin Cloke Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
The need for mental health has never been greater, I am here to help. As a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I can diagnose mental illness, prescribe medications, and provide therapy. I can help you identify stressors and discover ways to manage them. My approach is holistic and person-centered, with a goal of helping you understand the inner workings of your body and mind. We can find ways to identify and achieve your goals and improve your day-to-day life.
The need for mental health has never been greater, I am here to help. As a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner I can diagnose mental illness, prescribe medications, and provide therapy. I can help you identify stressors and discover ways to manage them. My approach is holistic and person-centered, with a goal of helping you understand the inner workings of your body and mind. We can find ways to identify and achieve your goals and improve your day-to-day life.
(512) 980-3672 View (512) 980-3672
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Dr. Todd A Cornett
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Seeking help from a qualified psychiatrist can provide the support and treatment needed to overcome mental health challenges. As a skilled and experienced psychiatrist, I offer personalized, evidence-based care to those struggling with a range of mental health concerns. We will work closely to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. With a seasoned and compassionate approach, I am committed to helping you achieve improved mental wellness and overall well-being.
Seeking help from a qualified psychiatrist can provide the support and treatment needed to overcome mental health challenges. As a skilled and experienced psychiatrist, I offer personalized, evidence-based care to those struggling with a range of mental health concerns. We will work closely to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. With a seasoned and compassionate approach, I am committed to helping you achieve improved mental wellness and overall well-being.
(737) 250-6832 View (737) 250-6832
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Victor Zamora
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Victor is a board-certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and provides psychiatric evaluations, and medication management for patients ranging from ages 6 to adults. We strive to help those suffering with mental illness issues and to give them a better quality of life. We are invested in helping you feel your very best by supporting your personal growth, insight and self-empowerment.
Victor is a board-certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and provides psychiatric evaluations, and medication management for patients ranging from ages 6 to adults. We strive to help those suffering with mental illness issues and to give them a better quality of life. We are invested in helping you feel your very best by supporting your personal growth, insight and self-empowerment.
(832) 346-9454 View (832) 346-9454
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Bridgett Gant
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78204  (Online Only)
Hello! If you're visiting my profile, I'm here to assist you on your path to better mental health. My name is Bridgett Gant, and I've just opened more spots at Legion Psychiatry for new clients. I accept a range of major insurance providers (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc). My schedule tends to fill up fast, but currently, I have openings from Monday to Friday (morning and afternoon).
Hello! If you're visiting my profile, I'm here to assist you on your path to better mental health. My name is Bridgett Gant, and I've just opened more spots at Legion Psychiatry for new clients. I accept a range of major insurance providers (including Cigna, Aetna, United, etc). My schedule tends to fill up fast, but currently, I have openings from Monday to Friday (morning and afternoon).
(210) 791-7401 View (210) 791-7401
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Trecy Bergen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705
My goal is to help you access your inner healer, your innate wisdom, and to help you remember who you are. I believe every human has the capacity to recover and heal.
My goal is to help you access your inner healer, your innate wisdom, and to help you remember who you are. I believe every human has the capacity to recover and heal.
(512) 559-8326 View (512) 559-8326
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Sabah Choudry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78204
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or a major life change? You might be seeking a safe space to explore your feelings and find effective solutions. My ideal client is someone who wants to regain control of their life, find hope, and achieve a sense of balance and fulfillment. They value a therapeutic partnership where their unique experiences and goals are understood and respected. At Legion Health, we provide a nurturing environment where you can feel truly heard and supported.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or a major life change? You might be seeking a safe space to explore your feelings and find effective solutions. My ideal client is someone who wants to regain control of their life, find hope, and achieve a sense of balance and fulfillment. They value a therapeutic partnership where their unique experiences and goals are understood and respected. At Legion Health, we provide a nurturing environment where you can feel truly heard and supported.
(210) 742-5163 View (210) 742-5163
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AB Holistic Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Need URGENT psychiatric care? Call 888-877-7022 now to start your healing journey. We understand how stress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, & overwhelming emotions can prevent you from living your best life. At AB Holistic, we believe in a compassionate, integrative approach. We offer personalized treatment plans that include traditional medications, therapy, counseling & holistic therapies to address the root causes of your distress. We're dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. Find the relief you deserve. We're conveniently located, offer flexible hours, and have telehealth options available. Call today.
Need URGENT psychiatric care? Call 888-877-7022 now to start your healing journey. We understand how stress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, & overwhelming emotions can prevent you from living your best life. At AB Holistic, we believe in a compassionate, integrative approach. We offer personalized treatment plans that include traditional medications, therapy, counseling & holistic therapies to address the root causes of your distress. We're dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. Find the relief you deserve. We're conveniently located, offer flexible hours, and have telehealth options available. Call today.
(737) 200-2568 View (737) 200-2568
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Kelli Sue Thompson
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Kelli Sue has joined Ellie Mental Health! SOON I will be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, United healthcare, Seton, Ascension, and TRICARE as well as Medicare. Ultimately, I believe integrative and holistic therapies are vital for our mental health. My goal will always be to meet you exactly where you are in your journey toward healing. I want to work in collaboration with you to help you live your BEST life. The bottom line is the moment people feel heard they start to heal.
Kelli Sue has joined Ellie Mental Health! SOON I will be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, United healthcare, Seton, Ascension, and TRICARE as well as Medicare. Ultimately, I believe integrative and holistic therapies are vital for our mental health. My goal will always be to meet you exactly where you are in your journey toward healing. I want to work in collaboration with you to help you live your BEST life. The bottom line is the moment people feel heard they start to heal.
(512) 764-5798 View (512) 764-5798

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Number of Psychiatrists in Seguin, TX

< 10

Psychiatrists in Seguin, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Coping Skills
100% Medication Management

Average years in practice

2 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Psychiatrists in Seguin, TX see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Seguin?

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.