Psychiatrists in Draper, UT

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Matthew Soulier
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Dr. Soulier has practiced psychiatry since 2008 in a variety of clinical and scholarly settings. He was a faculty member and the Child Psychiatry Training Director at UC Davis School of Medicine for 10 years. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist and forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Soulier is passionate about the care and treatment of children, in both the clinical and court setting. His wealth of knowledge in the field of forensic psychiatry has been utilized in juvenile, family, and adult criminal courts, where he has been called to testify as an expert witness.
Dr. Soulier has practiced psychiatry since 2008 in a variety of clinical and scholarly settings. He was a faculty member and the Child Psychiatry Training Director at UC Davis School of Medicine for 10 years. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist and forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Soulier is passionate about the care and treatment of children, in both the clinical and court setting. His wealth of knowledge in the field of forensic psychiatry has been utilized in juvenile, family, and adult criminal courts, where he has been called to testify as an expert witness.
(385) 314-4998 View (385) 314-4998
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Jaden Olson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Draper, UT 84020
Hello, I am thrilled to introduce myself as a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who is passionate about partnering with you on your journey towards optimal mental well-being. Choosing the right provider is a crucial step, and I am here to assure you that my expertise and approach set me apart as an ideal partner in your mental health care. With a deep-rooted commitment to compassionate and personalized care, I bring a blend of advanced training, clinical experience, and genuine empathy to our therapeutic relationship. My goal is not just to treat symptoms, but to truly understand you as an individual.
Hello, I am thrilled to introduce myself as a dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who is passionate about partnering with you on your journey towards optimal mental well-being. Choosing the right provider is a crucial step, and I am here to assure you that my expertise and approach set me apart as an ideal partner in your mental health care. With a deep-rooted commitment to compassionate and personalized care, I bring a blend of advanced training, clinical experience, and genuine empathy to our therapeutic relationship. My goal is not just to treat symptoms, but to truly understand you as an individual.
(801) 896-1703 View (801) 896-1703
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Michael Miles
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Draper, UT 84020
Mike graduated from the University of Utah physician assistant program and immediately pursued his doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He completed the psychiatry track of the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) degree where he received additional education about the physiology of mental health conditions, psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, and therapy modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy.
Mike graduated from the University of Utah physician assistant program and immediately pursued his doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He completed the psychiatry track of the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) degree where he received additional education about the physiology of mental health conditions, psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, and therapy modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy.
(385) 485-8061 View (385) 485-8061
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Scott Osabuohien
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Scott’s life experiences, educational background, and professional work have helped him see the great need there is for professional quality mental health care. He hopes to fill the need for mental health treatment and support. Scott prioritizes a global perspective, practical application of psychiatric treatments, and in-depth analysis through listening and observation. His approach is greatly informed by continually researching and practicing the most current and evidenced-based methods. Scott is dedicated to offering all his education, knowledge, and experience to aid each patient.
Scott’s life experiences, educational background, and professional work have helped him see the great need there is for professional quality mental health care. He hopes to fill the need for mental health treatment and support. Scott prioritizes a global perspective, practical application of psychiatric treatments, and in-depth analysis through listening and observation. His approach is greatly informed by continually researching and practicing the most current and evidenced-based methods. Scott is dedicated to offering all his education, knowledge, and experience to aid each patient.
(385) 263-7688 View (385) 263-7688
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Christopher Sorensen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Draper, UT 84020
Dr. Sorensen (he/him/his) received his doctorate degree in medicine from Ohio State University in 2010. Throughout his career, Dr. Sorenson has worked in pharmacies, clinics and hospitals across the world. With a focus on patient-centered care, Dr. Sorensen works with clients to incorporate their unique culture, spiritual beliefs, medical issues and preferences into a personalized and effective treatment plan.
Dr. Sorensen (he/him/his) received his doctorate degree in medicine from Ohio State University in 2010. Throughout his career, Dr. Sorenson has worked in pharmacies, clinics and hospitals across the world. With a focus on patient-centered care, Dr. Sorensen works with clients to incorporate their unique culture, spiritual beliefs, medical issues and preferences into a personalized and effective treatment plan.
(385) 206-6242 View (385) 206-6242
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Brock Haskell
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Is your quality of life being negatively affected by a mental health disorder? Mental health disorders can affect relationships, work, hobbies, school, and other important areas of functioning. There is hope to get relief from these symptoms. Patients experience improved quality of life through medication management on a daily basis. We are able to get patients in quickly. We see all ages and work with many mental health disorders.
Is your quality of life being negatively affected by a mental health disorder? Mental health disorders can affect relationships, work, hobbies, school, and other important areas of functioning. There is hope to get relief from these symptoms. Patients experience improved quality of life through medication management on a daily basis. We are able to get patients in quickly. We see all ages and work with many mental health disorders.
(385) 442-7348 View (385) 442-7348
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Dan Inouye
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
I am an accessible adult psychiatrist. I am seeing patients through telepsychiatry at this time. I can be reached at 801-592-2002.
I am an accessible adult psychiatrist. I am seeing patients through telepsychiatry at this time. I can be reached at 801-592-2002.
(801) 683-5279 View (801) 683-5279
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Joni Lybbert
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Draper, UT 84020
I am passionate about helping perinatal women and have focused much of my training on caring for pregnant and postpartum clients. This passion led me to start a podcast, The Sad Mom's Club, dedicated to helping Utah women learn about and connect to local maternal mental health resources. I also volunteer on the Postpartum Support International Utah Chapter Board as Chair of Community Outreach. I also see people experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma symptoms.
I am passionate about helping perinatal women and have focused much of my training on caring for pregnant and postpartum clients. This passion led me to start a podcast, The Sad Mom's Club, dedicated to helping Utah women learn about and connect to local maternal mental health resources. I also volunteer on the Postpartum Support International Utah Chapter Board as Chair of Community Outreach. I also see people experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma symptoms.
(801) 823-4501 View (801) 823-4501
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Thomas Mifflin
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Over the past few years, Thomas has been able to perform thousands of ketamine assisted therapy sessions and continues to refine his interactive approach to maximize benefits. Ketamine is usually administered in a medical model without therapy during the ketamine experience. In contrast to this model, Thomas has a passion for one-on-one guided ketamine therapy sessions with a more individualized approach. When ketamine is used in this guided therapy approach, it allows patients to discover root causes and the limiting beliefs and perspectives driving their mental health challenges.
Over the past few years, Thomas has been able to perform thousands of ketamine assisted therapy sessions and continues to refine his interactive approach to maximize benefits. Ketamine is usually administered in a medical model without therapy during the ketamine experience. In contrast to this model, Thomas has a passion for one-on-one guided ketamine therapy sessions with a more individualized approach. When ketamine is used in this guided therapy approach, it allows patients to discover root causes and the limiting beliefs and perspectives driving their mental health challenges.
(385) 432-8195 View (385) 432-8195
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Dr. Allyce K Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, APRN, NCMP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Are you struggling with postpartum anxiety or postpartum depression? Are you pregnant and experiencing mental health symptoms? Are you still having symptoms after seeing your midwife, obstetric provider, or therapist? I specialize in treating women in pregnancy, postpartum, and throughout the reproductive years. I often see women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder, infertility, pregnancy or infant loss, and for preconception counseling.
Are you struggling with postpartum anxiety or postpartum depression? Are you pregnant and experiencing mental health symptoms? Are you still having symptoms after seeing your midwife, obstetric provider, or therapist? I specialize in treating women in pregnancy, postpartum, and throughout the reproductive years. I often see women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder, infertility, pregnancy or infant loss, and for preconception counseling.
(385) 245-2713 View (385) 245-2713
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Megan Konopacke
Psychiatric Nurse, APRN, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
I recognize that seeking treatment for mental health and eating disorders can be a difficult and vulnerable experience, and I strive to create a safe and supportive space where my clients feel heard, respected, and understood. I believe in taking care of the whole person which encompasses not only your mental health, but also, your physical well-being. By taking the time to listen and understand who you are, I will help you find the best treatment option to overcome previous barriers and get you back to what's important.
I recognize that seeking treatment for mental health and eating disorders can be a difficult and vulnerable experience, and I strive to create a safe and supportive space where my clients feel heard, respected, and understood. I believe in taking care of the whole person which encompasses not only your mental health, but also, your physical well-being. By taking the time to listen and understand who you are, I will help you find the best treatment option to overcome previous barriers and get you back to what's important.
(385) 503-5752 View (385) 503-5752
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Joseph Llavina
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Joe has almost 15 years of experience working in medicine in various capacities. He previously worked as a firefighter/paramedic and has a special place in his heart for first responders. Joe tries to take a holistic approach to care, with a focus on healing rather than simply treating when possible. His personal experience with ADHD has allowed him to serve as a guide for others with the diagnosis. He also has a passion for Psychedelic medicine and is preparing to deliver private psychedelic assisted therapy sessions. He also has experience in male hormone therapy and sleep apnea treatment.
Joe has almost 15 years of experience working in medicine in various capacities. He previously worked as a firefighter/paramedic and has a special place in his heart for first responders. Joe tries to take a holistic approach to care, with a focus on healing rather than simply treating when possible. His personal experience with ADHD has allowed him to serve as a guide for others with the diagnosis. He also has a passion for Psychedelic medicine and is preparing to deliver private psychedelic assisted therapy sessions. He also has experience in male hormone therapy and sleep apnea treatment.
(801) 893-7796 View (801) 893-7796
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Reid Robison
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020  (Online Only)
I work with individuals & families of all ages, across all mental health conditions. Here are a few of the services I offer: Ketamine therapy & Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Depression & OCD, ADHD testing, Autism evals, Pharmacogenetics, and Clinical Trials (MDD, BPD, PTSD).
I work with individuals & families of all ages, across all mental health conditions. Here are a few of the services I offer: Ketamine therapy & Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Depression & OCD, ADHD testing, Autism evals, Pharmacogenetics, and Clinical Trials (MDD, BPD, PTSD).
(801) 515-4367 View (801) 515-4367
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Adam Ellis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020  (Online Only)
Adam Ellis is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He has earned degrees from the University of California, Irvine, The George Washington University, and most recently, a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania. He has worked with both adult and adolescent psychiatric populations since 2015, and he enjoys engaging with diverse patients who have a broad range of mental health needs. While serving 20 years as a naval officer, Adam developed strong active listening skills and a high level of consideration and respect for others.
Adam Ellis is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He has earned degrees from the University of California, Irvine, The George Washington University, and most recently, a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania. He has worked with both adult and adolescent psychiatric populations since 2015, and he enjoys engaging with diverse patients who have a broad range of mental health needs. While serving 20 years as a naval officer, Adam developed strong active listening skills and a high level of consideration and respect for others.
(206) 312-7679 View (206) 312-7679
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Michael Thomas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PNHMP
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Dr. Thomas is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He received post graduate degrees from the University of Utah with training in mental health and Psychiatry. Currently Dr. Thomas is an Adjunct Faculty member at Brigham Young University. He has also provided clinical services to a number of organizations including Utah Valley Psychiatric and Counseling Clinic, Valley Mental Health and Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Thomas also belongs to a number of professional associations related to mental health and nursing.
Dr. Thomas is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He received post graduate degrees from the University of Utah with training in mental health and Psychiatry. Currently Dr. Thomas is an Adjunct Faculty member at Brigham Young University. He has also provided clinical services to a number of organizations including Utah Valley Psychiatric and Counseling Clinic, Valley Mental Health and Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Thomas also belongs to a number of professional associations related to mental health and nursing.
(801) 494-1922 View (801) 494-1922
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Laura Maw
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Laura Maw is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and provides psychiatric medication management in by telehealth and at our Lehi Clinic in Thanksgiving Point. She has over 31 years of nursing experience with 22 years in psychiatric medication management. She earned a Doctorate in Nurse Practices (DNP) from the University of Utah specializing in Family Nurse Practice (FNP).
Laura Maw is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and provides psychiatric medication management in by telehealth and at our Lehi Clinic in Thanksgiving Point. She has over 31 years of nursing experience with 22 years in psychiatric medication management. She earned a Doctorate in Nurse Practices (DNP) from the University of Utah specializing in Family Nurse Practice (FNP).
(801) 405-3560 View (801) 405-3560
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Sharee Hendricks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN (C
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Sharee Hendricks is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Utah who has been practicing since 2024. She has an Associate degree from BYU-Idaho, a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Boise State University, and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. Sharee wants to be able to assist clients in achieving mental wellness in whatever way that looks like for them with guidance that may include medications, psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, or forming new healthy habits.
Sharee Hendricks is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Utah who has been practicing since 2024. She has an Associate degree from BYU-Idaho, a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Boise State University, and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. Sharee wants to be able to assist clients in achieving mental wellness in whatever way that looks like for them with guidance that may include medications, psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, or forming new healthy habits.
(801) 285-0843 View (801) 285-0843
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Jean Stanford
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020  (Online Only)
Jean is a board-certified physician assistant and has broad experience in healthcare, but has specialized in mental health treatment for the last 8 years. Before focusing in on mental health, she worked in pain management, endocrinology, nephrology, and family medicine. Prior to being a Physician Assistant, she graduated from WSU and worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in Adult and Neonatal Intensive Care Units with IHC for 18 years. This expanse of knowledge and experience guides Jean's balanced and well-rounded approach to mental health care.
Jean is a board-certified physician assistant and has broad experience in healthcare, but has specialized in mental health treatment for the last 8 years. Before focusing in on mental health, she worked in pain management, endocrinology, nephrology, and family medicine. Prior to being a Physician Assistant, she graduated from WSU and worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in Adult and Neonatal Intensive Care Units with IHC for 18 years. This expanse of knowledge and experience guides Jean's balanced and well-rounded approach to mental health care.
(801) 494-1922 View (801) 494-1922
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Harmony Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, APRN
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
I believe that the best healing comes as a result of emotional resiliency, appropriate psychopharmacology and compassionate care. Having worked as a L&D nurse for 14 years I have an extensive knowledge of women's health issues during and after pregnancy. I also worked with the severely mentally ill population for several years where I became skilled in treating and understanding bipolar, schizophrenia and personality disorders. I would love to have the opportunity to help you. I can diagnose and treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and many other mental health struggles that you or your loved one may have.
I believe that the best healing comes as a result of emotional resiliency, appropriate psychopharmacology and compassionate care. Having worked as a L&D nurse for 14 years I have an extensive knowledge of women's health issues during and after pregnancy. I also worked with the severely mentally ill population for several years where I became skilled in treating and understanding bipolar, schizophrenia and personality disorders. I would love to have the opportunity to help you. I can diagnose and treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and many other mental health struggles that you or your loved one may have.
(435) 201-8670 View (435) 201-8670
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Strive Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Draper, UT 84020
Tired of a one-size-fits-all treatment for your mental health? We are too. At Strive Psychiatry we utilize a personalized approach to outpatient psychiatry and the therapeutic treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. We are dedicated to helping families, including adults and children, obtain evidence-based mental health treatment on an individual level.
Tired of a one-size-fits-all treatment for your mental health? We are too. At Strive Psychiatry we utilize a personalized approach to outpatient psychiatry and the therapeutic treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. We are dedicated to helping families, including adults and children, obtain evidence-based mental health treatment on an individual level.
(801) 494-1922 View (801) 494-1922

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Draper, UT

30+

Average cost per session

$300

Psychiatrists in Draper, UT who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
74% ADHD
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Medication Management
69% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Cigna and Evernorth
81% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% SelectHealth

How Psychiatrists in Draper, UT see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Draper?

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.