Psychiatrists in Centreville, VA

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Young H Bae
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20121
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with over 35 years of experience in psychiatry. In addition to my career as a psychiatrist, I was ordained as a Christian Minister in 1999. I founded Vine Psychiatric Associates to provide healing based on modern psychiatric practice while integrating a spiritual approach. I provide medication management along with counseling (using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy approaches).
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with over 35 years of experience in psychiatry. In addition to my career as a psychiatrist, I was ordained as a Christian Minister in 1999. I founded Vine Psychiatric Associates to provide healing based on modern psychiatric practice while integrating a spiritual approach. I provide medication management along with counseling (using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy approaches).
(703) 830-1800 View (703) 830-1800
Gohar Choudhary
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
I provide an integrative approach towards mental health and wellness of children, adolescents and adults, combining behavior modification, evidence-based medication management and therapy to best suit the individual needs of the patient and their families. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, school refusal, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, disruptive behaviors and psychotic disorders. I have a special interest in issues faced by women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds
I provide an integrative approach towards mental health and wellness of children, adolescents and adults, combining behavior modification, evidence-based medication management and therapy to best suit the individual needs of the patient and their families. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, school refusal, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, disruptive behaviors and psychotic disorders. I have a special interest in issues faced by women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds
(703) 659-4409 View (703) 659-4409
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Barbara Byers
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
I am an adult psychiatrist who also specializes in reproductive psychiatry. I work with women who have mood and anxiey issues related to reproductive changes including pregnancy, posptpartum, and infertility, as well as PMS and menopause. I also treat general patients who have mood and axiety symptoms as well.
I am an adult psychiatrist who also specializes in reproductive psychiatry. I work with women who have mood and anxiey issues related to reproductive changes including pregnancy, posptpartum, and infertility, as well as PMS and menopause. I also treat general patients who have mood and axiety symptoms as well.
(703) 291-3727 View (703) 291-3727
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Dilys Chebe
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, DNP
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20122
We all have solutions within us – it is a matter of learning how to tap into these solutions. The most effective way to heal is by focusing on your strengths, harness into your available resources, while getting the symptoms under control. At inspire behavioral health, we consider all treatment options available and strive to take a balanced and integrative approach. While it’s necessary to target the symptoms that lead someone to get help, but it is also important to understand that people are much more than symptoms they are experiencing.
We all have solutions within us – it is a matter of learning how to tap into these solutions. The most effective way to heal is by focusing on your strengths, harness into your available resources, while getting the symptoms under control. At inspire behavioral health, we consider all treatment options available and strive to take a balanced and integrative approach. While it’s necessary to target the symptoms that lead someone to get help, but it is also important to understand that people are much more than symptoms they are experiencing.
(571) 556-7704 View (571) 556-7704
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Alexis C. Allen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
Hello! I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience working-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience working with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My experience includes treating patients with substance abuse/addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. I use the most current DSM diagnostic guidelines and evidence-based treatment to help my patients get back to feeling their best. I believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and my goal is to remove the stigma of mental illness and teach others to make their mental health a priority.
Hello! I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience working-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience working with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My experience includes treating patients with substance abuse/addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. I use the most current DSM diagnostic guidelines and evidence-based treatment to help my patients get back to feeling their best. I believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, and my goal is to remove the stigma of mental illness and teach others to make their mental health a priority.
(540) 351-9672 View (540) 351-9672
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Humaira Siddiqi
Psychiatrist, MD, DFAPA
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
I take a warm, thoughtful, and calm approach to patients and their challenges. When you give more of yourself than you should and the world demands more than you can offer, your mind and body will work to adapt to stress. It helps to learn about the signals your body and mind are sending you. We can identify these by understanding the interplay between medications and emotional awareness. I encourage you to explore the different services offered. Schedule your free 15min Phone Consultation by visiting my website www.elevatehealthmd.org/appointments
I take a warm, thoughtful, and calm approach to patients and their challenges. When you give more of yourself than you should and the world demands more than you can offer, your mind and body will work to adapt to stress. It helps to learn about the signals your body and mind are sending you. We can identify these by understanding the interplay between medications and emotional awareness. I encourage you to explore the different services offered. Schedule your free 15min Phone Consultation by visiting my website www.elevatehealthmd.org/appointments
(571) 487-8785 View (571) 487-8785
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Piedmont Behavioral Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
We provide Child, Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse services including Suboxone Treatment in our Virginia location in Lansdowne/Ashburn in addition to video appointment across Virginia. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry/
We provide Child, Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse services including Suboxone Treatment in our Virginia location in Lansdowne/Ashburn in addition to video appointment across Virginia. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry/
(703) 520-9717 View (703) 520-9717
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David Phelps, APRN. Conquest Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, AGACNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120
Accepting New Patients- www.conquesthealth.org -You are a unique and complex person, which is why you deserve personalized care. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse or another psychiatric illness I'm here to help you. Whether you feel that you could benefit from medications for a few months, or you have a more chronic and complex condition, let's explore your options together. I'll provide you with the teaching and expertise you need to make your own informed decisions. Together, we'll set tangible goals and focus on how we can improve your overall functioning, wherever you are in life.
Accepting New Patients- www.conquesthealth.org -You are a unique and complex person, which is why you deserve personalized care. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse or another psychiatric illness I'm here to help you. Whether you feel that you could benefit from medications for a few months, or you have a more chronic and complex condition, let's explore your options together. I'll provide you with the teaching and expertise you need to make your own informed decisions. Together, we'll set tangible goals and focus on how we can improve your overall functioning, wherever you are in life.
(571) 470-6370 View (571) 470-6370
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Thomas J Pillion
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or problems with interpersonal relationships, I would like to help you to restore a sense of balance in your life. Using either medication or psychotherapy, we can work together toward identifying and removing the obstacles that interfere with living a more happy and satisfying life. I trained in general adult psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and received my MD from the University of Texas. I see primarily adults and am not taking new child or adolescent patients at this time.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or problems with interpersonal relationships, I would like to help you to restore a sense of balance in your life. Using either medication or psychotherapy, we can work together toward identifying and removing the obstacles that interfere with living a more happy and satisfying life. I trained in general adult psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and received my MD from the University of Texas. I see primarily adults and am not taking new child or adolescent patients at this time.
(919) 344-0669 View (919) 344-0669
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Jinshil Kwak
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120
I am currently accepting new patients. I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) licensed in Virginia. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses with a focus on the management of depressive, bipolar, and anxiety disorders. I take a holistic approach to care and work to develop a supportive, therapeutic partnership with my patients.
I am currently accepting new patients. I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) licensed in Virginia. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and treat a range of psychiatric diagnoses with a focus on the management of depressive, bipolar, and anxiety disorders. I take a holistic approach to care and work to develop a supportive, therapeutic partnership with my patients.
(571) 570-8052 View (571) 570-8052
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Dana Mohl- Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I graduated from Shenandoah University and received the Outstanding Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner award during my training. I am double board certified in Family Practice and Psychiatry. I take the time to listen to a client's symptoms and concerns, understand their unique experiences and perspectives, and develop a personalized treatment plan that aligns with their needs and goals.
Welcome! I graduated from Shenandoah University and received the Outstanding Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner award during my training. I am double board certified in Family Practice and Psychiatry. I take the time to listen to a client's symptoms and concerns, understand their unique experiences and perspectives, and develop a personalized treatment plan that aligns with their needs and goals.
(571) 901-1333 View (571) 901-1333
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C&C Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20122
Hello, my name is Dr. Youjin Chung. I am a board certified psychiatrist specializing depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar and other psychiatric disorders, and I use evidenced based treatment to find effective ways to help patients. I believe that everyone's situation is unique, so I create personalized plans to guide my patients toward feeling better. I also work to reduce the shame and silence that often surrounds mental health issues and practice culturally informed care tailored to each patient's background.
Hello, my name is Dr. Youjin Chung. I am a board certified psychiatrist specializing depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar and other psychiatric disorders, and I use evidenced based treatment to find effective ways to help patients. I believe that everyone's situation is unique, so I create personalized plans to guide my patients toward feeling better. I also work to reduce the shame and silence that often surrounds mental health issues and practice culturally informed care tailored to each patient's background.
(571) 601-4520 View (571) 601-4520
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Dr. Gifty Addai
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20121
Greetings! I am a nationally board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 12 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. My approach is patient-centered and holistic, creating a therapeutic partnership with each client. I advocate for patient empowerment through family and patient education, clear communication, and trust to help improve quality of life. My experience in medical and mental health allows me to make appropriate treatment plans, therapy and medication recommendations, if necessary. I believe in treating the root cause and not just treating symptoms.
Greetings! I am a nationally board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 12 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. My approach is patient-centered and holistic, creating a therapeutic partnership with each client. I advocate for patient empowerment through family and patient education, clear communication, and trust to help improve quality of life. My experience in medical and mental health allows me to make appropriate treatment plans, therapy and medication recommendations, if necessary. I believe in treating the root cause and not just treating symptoms.
(571) 536-7951 View (571) 536-7951

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Tracie Grider
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Hello there, I am Tracie Grider, a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of Virginia. I have over 18 years of nursing experience mostly working in the mental health care field. My approach to treatment is collaborating with my patients to improve their mental health by providing education on the disease process, and medication use, as well as supporting overall wellbeing.
Hello there, I am Tracie Grider, a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of Virginia. I have over 18 years of nursing experience mostly working in the mental health care field. My approach to treatment is collaborating with my patients to improve their mental health by providing education on the disease process, and medication use, as well as supporting overall wellbeing.
(571) 462-6780 View (571) 462-6780
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Divya Gongireddy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
Divya Gongireddy, M.D. is board-certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed both her residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. Dr. Gongireddy’s clinical interests include PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and mood disorders.
Divya Gongireddy, M.D. is board-certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed both her residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. Dr. Gongireddy’s clinical interests include PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and mood disorders.
(571) 487-7432 View (571) 487-7432
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Solomon Okwueze
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Solomon Okwueze is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia with over 16 years of experience in the healthcare field. He has had the opportunity to work in a different healthcare setting. He has worked in a teaching Hospital, as well as NGOs such as Doctors without Border. He has provided mental health services both here in the USA and in Canada.
Solomon Okwueze is a Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Virginia with over 16 years of experience in the healthcare field. He has had the opportunity to work in a different healthcare setting. He has worked in a teaching Hospital, as well as NGOs such as Doctors without Border. He has provided mental health services both here in the USA and in Canada.
(804) 825-2038 View (804) 825-2038
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Piedmont Behavioral Services
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Manassas, VA 20110  (Online Only)
We provide Child, Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse services including Suboxone Treatment in our Virginia location in Lansdowne/Ashburn in addition to video appointment across Virginia. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry/
We provide Child, Adult Psychiatry, Therapy and Substance abuse services including Suboxone Treatment in our Virginia location in Lansdowne/Ashburn in addition to video appointment across Virginia. Our Board Certified Psychiatrists are available to help everyday and we can offer same day appointments. Telepsychiatry uses video link (via computer or smartphone) to offer appointments from home or outside clinic. It offers the option to see a psychiatrist any time as long as you have access to your smart phone or computer. Please use our website or below link to make an appointment. https://piedmontbs.com/telepsychiatry/
(984) 207-5331 View (984) 207-5331
Photo of Sumera Nadeem, Psychiatrist in Centreville, VA
Sumera Nadeem
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Oakton, VA 22124
Dr. Nadeem is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over fifteen years of experience in treating adults with Psychiatric conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, AD/HD, PTSD, Bipolar, and Psychotic Disorders and a variety of other problems including Women's Mental Health. With her extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, she performs diagnostic evaluations and medication management using exceptional clinical skills and up-to-date knowledge of current medical practice. Her specialty is working with chronic and challenging mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar, and impulse control disorders.
Dr. Nadeem is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over fifteen years of experience in treating adults with Psychiatric conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, AD/HD, PTSD, Bipolar, and Psychotic Disorders and a variety of other problems including Women's Mental Health. With her extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, she performs diagnostic evaluations and medication management using exceptional clinical skills and up-to-date knowledge of current medical practice. Her specialty is working with chronic and challenging mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar, and impulse control disorders.
(571) 444-8318 View (571) 444-8318
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Marc Bouchard
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
We all have solutions within us – it is a matter of learning how to tap into these solutions. The most effective way to heal is by focusing on your strengths, harness into your available resources, while getting the symptoms under control. At inspire behavioral health, we consider all treatment options available and strive to take a balanced and integrative approach. While it’s necessary to target the symptoms that lead someone to get help, but it is also important to understand that people are much more than symptoms they are experiencing.
We all have solutions within us – it is a matter of learning how to tap into these solutions. The most effective way to heal is by focusing on your strengths, harness into your available resources, while getting the symptoms under control. At inspire behavioral health, we consider all treatment options available and strive to take a balanced and integrative approach. While it’s necessary to target the symptoms that lead someone to get help, but it is also important to understand that people are much more than symptoms they are experiencing.
(571) 462-6829 View (571) 462-6829
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, NP
Verified Verified
Fairfax Station, VA 22039  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients in Virginia for telehealth visits and medication management. I am board-certified treat Children and Adults. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. Offering affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups $99. Accepting some insurances.
Accepting new patients in Virginia for telehealth visits and medication management. I am board-certified treat Children and Adults. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. Offering affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups $99. Accepting some insurances.
(802) 210-1802 View (802) 210-1802

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Centreville, VA

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Psychiatrists in Centreville, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
92% Anxiety
92% Bipolar Disorder
85% Medication Management
77% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
62% ADHD
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
88% Aetna
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Centreville, VA see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Centreville?

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.