Psychiatrists in The Colony, TX

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Meron Tibebu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
Meron Tibebu is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master's Degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Meron values and respects her patients while providing patient centered care. She follows holistic and collaborative approach. In her spare time, Meron enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and loves to travel when she gets a chance.
Meron Tibebu is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master's Degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Meron values and respects her patients while providing patient centered care. She follows holistic and collaborative approach. In her spare time, Meron enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and loves to travel when she gets a chance.
(972) 848-6283 View (972) 848-6283
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Scheena Williams
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
Scheena Williams is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2022. She graduated from Baylor University and Walden University. Scheena is relatable, caring, and compassionate about helping patients reach their most optimal level. Outside of work, Scheena enjoys spending time with her twins, traveling, baking, and listening to many genres of music.
Scheena Williams is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2022. She graduated from Baylor University and Walden University. Scheena is relatable, caring, and compassionate about helping patients reach their most optimal level. Outside of work, Scheena enjoys spending time with her twins, traveling, baking, and listening to many genres of music.
(469) 256-7331 View (469) 256-7331
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Aminur Rahman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
Mental health is essential for leading a happy life. As a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, I work with patients and their families to help alleviate suffering and improve quality of life so they are able to function at their full potential. My background includes understanding family functioning, development, social, academic, occupational functioning and psychiatric challenges. I aim to understand my patients so that I can help improve their mental conditions. My approach is to discuss with my patient and their family treatment options based on the biopsychosocial model.
Mental health is essential for leading a happy life. As a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, I work with patients and their families to help alleviate suffering and improve quality of life so they are able to function at their full potential. My background includes understanding family functioning, development, social, academic, occupational functioning and psychiatric challenges. I aim to understand my patients so that I can help improve their mental conditions. My approach is to discuss with my patient and their family treatment options based on the biopsychosocial model.
(972) 402-6457 View (972) 402-6457
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A-1 Behavioral Health Services PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
The Colony, TX 75056
We are accepting new clients for in-person and virtual appointments. At A-1 Behavioral Health Services, we provide evidence-based mental and behavioral health treatment options in a safe and healing environment where you can develop a path toward personal wellness and stability. We offer clients the individualized, holistic, and compassionate care they deserve to regain control of their mental health. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I will complete a thorough psychiatric evaluation to diagnose and then partner with you to formulate the best individualized treatment plan.
We are accepting new clients for in-person and virtual appointments. At A-1 Behavioral Health Services, we provide evidence-based mental and behavioral health treatment options in a safe and healing environment where you can develop a path toward personal wellness and stability. We offer clients the individualized, holistic, and compassionate care they deserve to regain control of their mental health. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I will complete a thorough psychiatric evaluation to diagnose and then partner with you to formulate the best individualized treatment plan.
(972) 449-7756 View (972) 449-7756
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Pratibha Agarwal
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
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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Brian Zachariah
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
The Colony, TX 75056
Dr. Brian Zachariah is a board-certified psychiatrist and believes in tailoring his approach to meet each patient’s unique needs. He uses a multi-modal approach, incorporating medication management, patient empowerment, and psychoeducation to improve patients’ quality of life.
Dr. Brian Zachariah is a board-certified psychiatrist and believes in tailoring his approach to meet each patient’s unique needs. He uses a multi-modal approach, incorporating medication management, patient empowerment, and psychoeducation to improve patients’ quality of life.
(855) 976-2039 View (855) 976-2039

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Restore Brain
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75036
We are experts at dealing with patients who suffer from depression of any type. We understand co-occurring disorders and addiction. Patients that need cognitive therapy, treatment from depression, bipolar, anxiety, ptsd. and ADHD.Our staff is experienced and highly credentialed in these areas.
We are experts at dealing with patients who suffer from depression of any type. We understand co-occurring disorders and addiction. Patients that need cognitive therapy, treatment from depression, bipolar, anxiety, ptsd. and ADHD.Our staff is experienced and highly credentialed in these areas.
(817) 438-2868 View (817) 438-2868
Photo of Mary Francis, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in The Colony, TX
Mary Francis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lewisville, TX 75056
Mary Francis is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2000. Mary can provide comprehensive care for patients with mental health problems to alleviate their sufferings by integrating her knowledge and considering her patients' physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects. Outside of work, Mary enjoys cooking, traveling, and enjoying time with family and friends.
Mary Francis is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Texas who has been practicing since 2000. Mary can provide comprehensive care for patients with mental health problems to alleviate their sufferings by integrating her knowledge and considering her patients' physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects. Outside of work, Mary enjoys cooking, traveling, and enjoying time with family and friends.
(469) 228-8773 View (469) 228-8773
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Milka Kamau
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FPMHNP
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I enjoy treating patients aged 16 and older. I treat all mental health conditions, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD/ADD and Bipolar disorder. My non-judgmental approach helps individuals and families understand that there should be no shame or guilt associated with mental illness.
I enjoy treating patients aged 16 and older. I treat all mental health conditions, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD/ADD and Bipolar disorder. My non-judgmental approach helps individuals and families understand that there should be no shame or guilt associated with mental illness.
(214) 494-2131 View (214) 494-2131
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Hecen Healthcare
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lewisville, TX 75056  (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.
(915) 221-8468 View (915) 221-8468
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Dr Perez @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
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?
(469) 523-4712 View (469) 523-4712
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Ag Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
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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Yemi Aina
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Are you or a loved one burdened by chronic depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, insomnia or brain fog? Have these conditions disrupted your sense of well-being and made daily life and relationships challenging? Tri-MED's integrative approach empowers you to experience maximal health through personalized treatments that heal the mind and body. Beyond medication management, we offer innovative modalities, such as Spravato, IM and IV Ketamine and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS).
Are you or a loved one burdened by chronic depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, insomnia or brain fog? Have these conditions disrupted your sense of well-being and made daily life and relationships challenging? Tri-MED's integrative approach empowers you to experience maximal health through personalized treatments that heal the mind and body. Beyond medication management, we offer innovative modalities, such as Spravato, IM and IV Ketamine and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS).
(972) 885-3348 View (972) 885-3348
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Tayo Olotewo @ Thrive Psychiatry,PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
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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Excellent Touch Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lewisville, TX 75056  (Online Only)
Now accepting new patients within a week appointments available; weekdays and on weekends. Are you struggling with loneliness, not your usual self, or feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck? You are not alone, we are here to help at Excellent Touch psychiatry, to listen, and help you become the best version of yourself, by providing client-centered, empathetic, trauma-informed, and competent quality care delivered through telehealth. We specialized in treating anyone with depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar and any other mental issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, and social life.
Now accepting new patients within a week appointments available; weekdays and on weekends. Are you struggling with loneliness, not your usual self, or feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or feeling stuck? You are not alone, we are here to help at Excellent Touch psychiatry, to listen, and help you become the best version of yourself, by providing client-centered, empathetic, trauma-informed, and competent quality care delivered through telehealth. We specialized in treating anyone with depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar and any other mental issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, and social life.
(817) 904-9434 View (817) 904-9434
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PsychiatryMD - Frisco & Flower Mound
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA, FASAM
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Mind Matters PsychiatryMD brings forth Interventional Psychiatry & Evidence Based Psychiatric Treatments in ADHD in Adult and Children, Neuro-Addiction, Ketamine & TMS Neuro-Stimulation. Dr. Oladele Adebogun, Medical Director of Mind Matters PsychiatryMD, partnered management by his wife Ashley Adebogun. He moved from England to complete Residency at Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He holds distinguished appointments as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Mind Matters PsychiatryMD brings forth Interventional Psychiatry & Evidence Based Psychiatric Treatments in ADHD in Adult and Children, Neuro-Addiction, Ketamine & TMS Neuro-Stimulation. Dr. Oladele Adebogun, Medical Director of Mind Matters PsychiatryMD, partnered management by his wife Ashley Adebogun. He moved from England to complete Residency at Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He holds distinguished appointments as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine.
(972) 221-7900 View (972) 221-7900
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Open Hands Psychiatry-TX, NY, CA, AZ, CO, WY, NM
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Festus. I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner providing medication and nonmedication management. If you are overwhelmed, dealing with depression, anxiety, panic episodes, PSTD; bipolar or personality disorder or ADHD, I am here to help. Let us work together. I bring a humane and nonjudgmental feeling to my clients as I care for their minds and bodies.
Hi, my name is Festus. I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner providing medication and nonmedication management. If you are overwhelmed, dealing with depression, anxiety, panic episodes, PSTD; bipolar or personality disorder or ADHD, I am here to help. Let us work together. I bring a humane and nonjudgmental feeling to my clients as I care for their minds and bodies.
(214) 888-3609 View (214) 888-3609
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Furqan Rizvi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75036
Dr. Rizvi is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, currently providing psychiatric services at a private office in Frisco Mental Health Services and as a chief medical officer at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco. Dr. Rizvi provides services to ages 10 years and above. He is well experienced in providing medication management for a wide spectrum of psychiatric illnesses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, ADHD, alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorder, schizophrenia, sleep issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and behavioral disturbances related to dementia.
Dr. Rizvi is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, currently providing psychiatric services at a private office in Frisco Mental Health Services and as a chief medical officer at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Frisco. Dr. Rizvi provides services to ages 10 years and above. He is well experienced in providing medication management for a wide spectrum of psychiatric illnesses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, ADHD, alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorder, schizophrenia, sleep issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and behavioral disturbances related to dementia.
(469) 824-3511 View (469) 824-3511
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Judith Maduh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Hello! I'm Judy, a PMHNP provider who enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults; especially ones who's been through trauma. I have wealth of experiences managing several mental illness in this population. I have been privileged to train with many but especially 2 of the renowned child-adolescent psychiatrists in North Texas. Using my compassionate care model, my clients receive comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and evident treatment plan for a successful improvement of their symptoms. Always happy to hear them report they have gotten their life back! I want to take this journey with you, please reach out soon.
Hello! I'm Judy, a PMHNP provider who enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults; especially ones who's been through trauma. I have wealth of experiences managing several mental illness in this population. I have been privileged to train with many but especially 2 of the renowned child-adolescent psychiatrists in North Texas. Using my compassionate care model, my clients receive comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and evident treatment plan for a successful improvement of their symptoms. Always happy to hear them report they have gotten their life back! I want to take this journey with you, please reach out soon.
(972) 954-2187 View (972) 954-2187
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Mosaic Behavioral Health
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Mosaic Behavioral Health is a cornerstone of mental health treatment in this community. Whether you're struggling with mood issues, grief, relationship conflict, or managing a life transition, we are here to help you along the way by providing support and guidance.
Mosaic Behavioral Health is a cornerstone of mental health treatment in this community. Whether you're struggling with mood issues, grief, relationship conflict, or managing a life transition, we are here to help you along the way by providing support and guidance.
(469) 361-0467 View (469) 361-0467

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in The Colony, TX

< 10

Psychiatrists in The Colony, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Medication Management
83% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in The Colony, TX see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in The Colony?

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.