Psychiatrists in White Oak, TX

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Angela Sanders
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
White Oak, TX 75693  (Online Only)
Hello there, my name is Angela Sanders and I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Hello there, my name is Angela Sanders and I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner.
(903) 587-5627 View (903) 587-5627

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Ifeoma Irokwe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longview, TX 75605
Welcome to Effulgence Psychiatry, where your journey to mental wellness is honored with compassion, expertise, and a commitment to holistic care. My name is Ifeoma Irokwe, a mental health nurse practitioner, I envision my clients as individuals with unique struggles, seeking solace in their darkest moments. Understanding their needs for compassionate care, I strive to empower them to reclaim their lives, overcome obstacles, and achieve personal growth. My goal is to foster an environment where clients feel heard, valued, and supported, paving the way for them to pursue a future filled with hope, resilience, and fulfillment.
Welcome to Effulgence Psychiatry, where your journey to mental wellness is honored with compassion, expertise, and a commitment to holistic care. My name is Ifeoma Irokwe, a mental health nurse practitioner, I envision my clients as individuals with unique struggles, seeking solace in their darkest moments. Understanding their needs for compassionate care, I strive to empower them to reclaim their lives, overcome obstacles, and achieve personal growth. My goal is to foster an environment where clients feel heard, valued, and supported, paving the way for them to pursue a future filled with hope, resilience, and fulfillment.
(903) 827-3233 View (903) 827-3233
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Creekdale Psychiatry PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longview, TX 75604  (Online Only)
Hello there, my name is Angela Sanders and I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. I treat adult patients 18 and up with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, OCD, and more. I genuinely care about my patient's mental health and want to help them along the way to mental wellness.
Hello there, my name is Angela Sanders and I'm a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. I treat adult patients 18 and up with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, OCD, and more. I genuinely care about my patient's mental health and want to help them along the way to mental wellness.
(903) 500-7580 View (903) 500-7580
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Krystel L Long
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Longview, TX 75605  (Online Only)
My goal is to help improve the quality of life for those struggling with their mental health concerns. I believe that psychiatric care should focus on providing clients with individualized treatment plans to meet their specific need which may include medication management and supportive psychotherapy.
My goal is to help improve the quality of life for those struggling with their mental health concerns. I believe that psychiatric care should focus on providing clients with individualized treatment plans to meet their specific need which may include medication management and supportive psychotherapy.
(972) 573-6283 View (972) 573-6283
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Emerald Behavioral Health Services LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, PMHNP, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Longview, TX 75601
We are accepting new patients, give us a call today for immediate appointment. We are a board certified mental health private practice. We evaluate, diagnose and treat various mental health conditions such as ADHD, personality disorders, mood disorders and anxiety in both children and adults. Our goal is to bridge the gap in mental health and increase access to treatment. We are dedicated to the wellbeing of our generation, to both young and old with needs for mental health treatment. You don't have to suffer alone, come let us get you the best care you deserve.
We are accepting new patients, give us a call today for immediate appointment. We are a board certified mental health private practice. We evaluate, diagnose and treat various mental health conditions such as ADHD, personality disorders, mood disorders and anxiety in both children and adults. Our goal is to bridge the gap in mental health and increase access to treatment. We are dedicated to the wellbeing of our generation, to both young and old with needs for mental health treatment. You don't have to suffer alone, come let us get you the best care you deserve.
(214) 761-6375 View (214) 761-6375
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Deanna Limburg
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kilgore, TX 75662
At Rae of Hope, PLLC., I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective psychiatric care tailored to each individual's needs. I am a registered nurse with over a decade of experience in the medical field. I also obtained my masters in psychiatric nursing in 2019 and am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have been working in outpatient psychiatry since 2019 and have a wealth of experience caring for patients with a variety of mental health conditions. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue, I believe that there is hope for everyone. www.raeofhopementalhealth.com
At Rae of Hope, PLLC., I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective psychiatric care tailored to each individual's needs. I am a registered nurse with over a decade of experience in the medical field. I also obtained my masters in psychiatric nursing in 2019 and am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have been working in outpatient psychiatry since 2019 and have a wealth of experience caring for patients with a variety of mental health conditions. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue, I believe that there is hope for everyone. www.raeofhopementalhealth.com
(903) 282-4965 View (903) 282-4965
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Jeremiah Sanders
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Longview, TX 75601
As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I am a professional who is dedicated to helping individuals with mental health concerns. I provide a range of services, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and support to people with mental illness, substance abuse issues, and other behavioral health issues. I work closely with patients and their families to develop personalized treatment plans and offer support and guidance throughout the recovery process. I offer compassionate, evidenced based care to individuals who are committed to improving their lives and helping them achieve their full potential.
As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I am a professional who is dedicated to helping individuals with mental health concerns. I provide a range of services, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and support to people with mental illness, substance abuse issues, and other behavioral health issues. I work closely with patients and their families to develop personalized treatment plans and offer support and guidance throughout the recovery process. I offer compassionate, evidenced based care to individuals who are committed to improving their lives and helping them achieve their full potential.
(430) 224-0159 View (430) 224-0159
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Robin Turner Watson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longview, TX 75601
In the current healthcare environment, finding a provider to prescribe medications for mental health concerns can be a difficult and frustrating process. Many people search for months for a prescriber only to be told they must wait even longer on a waiting list. Some shy away from entering treatment due to fear of being judged or looked down upon because of their mental health or addiction struggles. The providers at Resolute are here to bridge the gap for people in need of psychiatric medication management and substance use treatment.
In the current healthcare environment, finding a provider to prescribe medications for mental health concerns can be a difficult and frustrating process. Many people search for months for a prescriber only to be told they must wait even longer on a waiting list. Some shy away from entering treatment due to fear of being judged or looked down upon because of their mental health or addiction struggles. The providers at Resolute are here to bridge the gap for people in need of psychiatric medication management and substance use treatment.
(903) 662-2598 View (903) 662-2598
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Keisha Marsolan
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Longview, TX 75604
At eVibrant Mental Wellness, we have a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners that will assess, diagnose, and treat mental health issues with medication management and psychotherapy.
At eVibrant Mental Wellness, we have a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners that will assess, diagnose, and treat mental health issues with medication management and psychotherapy.
(512) 881-7844 View (512) 881-7844
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Resolute - Addiction and Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longview, TX 75601
Are you dealing with crippling anxiety or depression? Struggling with addiction issues? Our team focuses on the total recovery of those who are struggling with addiction, co-occurring disorders, or mental health disorders. We love clients who are committed to recreating their lives by following simple principles. Those who have the willingness to make the initial call can apply that willingness to completely changing their lives. Don't believe us? There are thousands of us out there that have completely broken the chains of addiction and mental health disorders and have found a life of purpose, positivity, and joy.
Are you dealing with crippling anxiety or depression? Struggling with addiction issues? Our team focuses on the total recovery of those who are struggling with addiction, co-occurring disorders, or mental health disorders. We love clients who are committed to recreating their lives by following simple principles. Those who have the willingness to make the initial call can apply that willingness to completely changing their lives. Don't believe us? There are thousands of us out there that have completely broken the chains of addiction and mental health disorders and have found a life of purpose, positivity, and joy.
(903) 226-8421 View (903) 226-8421
C-Trilogy Comprehensive Clinical Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Longview, TX 75601
(903) 636-8197 View (903) 636-8197

Online Psychiatrists

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Mercygrace Mental Wellness,PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Palestine, TX 75801  (Online Only)
Mercy graduated from Texas State University with an M.S. in Nursing and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mercy has over 8 years of expertise in psychiatric nursing and specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety problems in adults and adolescents. Mercy, as a provider, takes a nonjudgmental, sympathetic approach and believes that every individual has the ability to reach his or her full potential. Mercy adds wellness therapies such as healthy sleep, exercise, diet, mindfulness, and social connectedness into her clients' treatment programs in addition to medication management.
Mercy graduated from Texas State University with an M.S. in Nursing and is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mercy has over 8 years of expertise in psychiatric nursing and specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety problems in adults and adolescents. Mercy, as a provider, takes a nonjudgmental, sympathetic approach and believes that every individual has the ability to reach his or her full potential. Mercy adds wellness therapies such as healthy sleep, exercise, diet, mindfulness, and social connectedness into her clients' treatment programs in addition to medication management.
(915) 348-3129 View (915) 348-3129
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Kosi Ngozi-Ibeh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Forney, TX 75126
Are you looking for a caring and compassionate partner on your mental health journey? Do you need a safe space to express your thoughts and feelings without judgment? Do you want guidance on treatment options, medication management, and strategies for coping with life's challenges? I'm here to guide you, providing the tools and support you need to achieve your goals. Let's work together to build the future you desire!
Are you looking for a caring and compassionate partner on your mental health journey? Do you need a safe space to express your thoughts and feelings without judgment? Do you want guidance on treatment options, medication management, and strategies for coping with life's challenges? I'm here to guide you, providing the tools and support you need to achieve your goals. Let's work together to build the future you desire!
(469) 754-9546 View (469) 754-9546
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Dr Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Rockwall, TX 75032
Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Which emotions stem from genetics and which are rooted in circumstances? How can you even begin to accurately express yourself? How much change is even possible? What if medications change you for the worse? These uncertainties can leave us in a never ending struggle that keeps us from achieving our true potential. If you’re finally ready to find out answers, then you need Evolve Psychiatry to navigate you out of this maze.
Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Which emotions stem from genetics and which are rooted in circumstances? How can you even begin to accurately express yourself? How much change is even possible? What if medications change you for the worse? These uncertainties can leave us in a never ending struggle that keeps us from achieving our true potential. If you’re finally ready to find out answers, then you need Evolve Psychiatry to navigate you out of this maze.
(469) 557-4748 View (469) 557-4748
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Walter Akwo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Rockwall, TX 75087
Walter provides medication management, brief supportive therapy, lifestyle coaching, solution-focused, and goal-oriented therapeutic interventions to individuals from ages 13 years and older, who struggle with depression anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, psychotic and other mood disorders to overcome crippling negative self-talk and reclaim their confidence, purpose, and joy. His philosophy focuses on a multi-faceted practical approach of individualized client-centered care, to achieve overall wellness treatment goals.
Walter provides medication management, brief supportive therapy, lifestyle coaching, solution-focused, and goal-oriented therapeutic interventions to individuals from ages 13 years and older, who struggle with depression anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, psychotic and other mood disorders to overcome crippling negative self-talk and reclaim their confidence, purpose, and joy. His philosophy focuses on a multi-faceted practical approach of individualized client-centered care, to achieve overall wellness treatment goals.
(832) 617-9460 View (832) 617-9460
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Edens Vantage
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Forney, TX 75126  (Online Only)
Connecting Competence with Compassion in Behavioral Healthcare… Eden’s Vantage …because we do it right! We build on enviable customers service, collaborative teamplay and Integrity-Driven Business Ethics. To learn more visit https:/www.edensvantage.org Thank you
Connecting Competence with Compassion in Behavioral Healthcare… Eden’s Vantage …because we do it right! We build on enviable customers service, collaborative teamplay and Integrity-Driven Business Ethics. To learn more visit https:/www.edensvantage.org Thank you
(469) 609-6537 View (469) 609-6537
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Pacificah Nyangau Doctor Of Nursing Practice
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP , APRN-RN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Athens, TX 75751
I understand life brings challenges that at some point can be very overwhelming to handle alone, leading to the inability to maintain mental calmness and happiness to live to our fullest potential. My Mission is to provide a warm, calm, and compassionate environment for us to walk on the journey together to see you reach your goals. You are not just a number, to me, you are a very special person, so I am here to listen to you and together we will develop a partnership that will help us to evaluate, diagnose, and develop an individualized treatment plan best suited for you to achieve optimal outcomes.
I understand life brings challenges that at some point can be very overwhelming to handle alone, leading to the inability to maintain mental calmness and happiness to live to our fullest potential. My Mission is to provide a warm, calm, and compassionate environment for us to walk on the journey together to see you reach your goals. You are not just a number, to me, you are a very special person, so I am here to listen to you and together we will develop a partnership that will help us to evaluate, diagnose, and develop an individualized treatment plan best suited for you to achieve optimal outcomes.
(832) 957-9499 View (832) 957-9499
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Fresh Start Psychiatry and Recovery
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNPBC, CARN-AP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tyler, TX 75707  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready for a fresh start? Are you tired of living life chained to a mental health and/or a substance problem? If you want to heal your anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, mood problems (Depression, Bipolar, Mixed moods)-we can together! If you want to break the chains of binging and addiction to alcohol, cannabis, opioids, kratom, benzodiazepine, stimulants, with or without a psychiatric condition- we will do great work as you journey from surviving- to thriving! As of summer 2024, wait time is approximately 2-4 weeks.
Are you ready for a fresh start? Are you tired of living life chained to a mental health and/or a substance problem? If you want to heal your anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, mood problems (Depression, Bipolar, Mixed moods)-we can together! If you want to break the chains of binging and addiction to alcohol, cannabis, opioids, kratom, benzodiazepine, stimulants, with or without a psychiatric condition- we will do great work as you journey from surviving- to thriving! As of summer 2024, wait time is approximately 2-4 weeks.
(903) 600-9210 View (903) 600-9210
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Cynthia A Lynch
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Royse City, TX 75189  (Online Only)
Everybody deserves to be happy and live their best life. Nobody deserves to suffer with anxiety, depression, the effects of past trauma, or any other mental health issues. I am a caring and compassionate provider with strong Christian values and many years of experience and I would love to help you feel your best and be your best. Let's work together to figure out what is most important to you, so that we can set goals and achieve them together to help you live a happier, healthier life. You will be highly involved in every step of the process so that the treatment decided upon is tailored specifically to you and your unique needs.
Everybody deserves to be happy and live their best life. Nobody deserves to suffer with anxiety, depression, the effects of past trauma, or any other mental health issues. I am a caring and compassionate provider with strong Christian values and many years of experience and I would love to help you feel your best and be your best. Let's work together to figure out what is most important to you, so that we can set goals and achieve them together to help you live a happier, healthier life. You will be highly involved in every step of the process so that the treatment decided upon is tailored specifically to you and your unique needs.
(469) 812-0807 View (469) 812-0807
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Dr Riz @ Evolve Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Garrison, TX 75946
Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Which emotions stem from genetics and which are rooted in circumstances? How can you even begin to accurately express yourself? How much change is even possible? What if medications change you for the worse? These uncertainties can leave us in a never ending struggle that keeps us from achieving our true potential. If you’re finally ready to find out answers, then you need Evolve Psychiatry to navigate you out of this maze.
Struggling with poor concentration, restless sleep, or irrational fears? Feeling hypersensitive or overwhelmed by a need for control? Tired of the relentless cycle of self-doubt, fatigue, and panic attacks? Which emotions stem from genetics and which are rooted in circumstances? How can you even begin to accurately express yourself? How much change is even possible? What if medications change you for the worse? These uncertainties can leave us in a never ending struggle that keeps us from achieving our true potential. If you’re finally ready to find out answers, then you need Evolve Psychiatry to navigate you out of this maze.
(936) 937-2844 View (936) 937-2844

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Psychiatrists in White Oak, TX who prioritize treating:

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100% Borderline Personality (BPD)

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100% Cigna and Evernorth

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100% Online Only

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FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in White Oak?

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.