Psychiatrists in Snoqualmie, WA

Photo of Gabriel Taylor-Parsons - Neupathway (Gabriel Taylor-Parsons), MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Neupathway (Gabriel Taylor-Parsons)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Accepting New Clients! Same Week Availability......... My name is Gabriel Taylor-Parsons, I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who focuses on the combination of medication management and psychotherapy in treating patients who are suffering from ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Attacks, and other mental health disorders.
Accepting New Clients! Same Week Availability......... My name is Gabriel Taylor-Parsons, I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who focuses on the combination of medication management and psychotherapy in treating patients who are suffering from ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Attacks, and other mental health disorders.
(407) 413-8342 View (407) 413-8342
Photo of Mirandine Fitchette - Neupathway (Mirandine Fitchette), FPMHNP, BC, MSN/DNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Neupathway (Mirandine Fitchette)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FPMHNP, BC, MSN/DNP
Verified Verified
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Accepting New Clients! Same Week Availability! ......... Mirandine is a board certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She provides psychiatric/mental health services to clients across the lifespan (adults, adolescents, children as young as six years old). Our utmost dedication lies in offering exceptional in-person and tele-psychiatry services that encompass comprehensive care and prioritize the delivery of high-quality healthcare. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, we kindly invite you to visit our website at neupathway.com/appointments.
Accepting New Clients! Same Week Availability! ......... Mirandine is a board certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She provides psychiatric/mental health services to clients across the lifespan (adults, adolescents, children as young as six years old). Our utmost dedication lies in offering exceptional in-person and tele-psychiatry services that encompass comprehensive care and prioritize the delivery of high-quality healthcare. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, we kindly invite you to visit our website at neupathway.com/appointments.
(425) 600-5096 View (425) 600-5096
Photo of For Appointment - Centered Mind - Child & Adult Medication Services, ARNP, MSN, PMHNP, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Centered Mind - Child & Adult Medication Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Snoqualmie, WA 98065  (Online Only)
New Patient Medication Management Appointments available for children, adolescents & adults. When the load is too heavy; and psychotherapy alone, or other alternative treatments are just not enough. Let our experts at Centered Mind Counseling help you or your child find relief so that you can find more peace of mind, clarity and direction.
New Patient Medication Management Appointments available for children, adolescents & adults. When the load is too heavy; and psychotherapy alone, or other alternative treatments are just not enough. Let our experts at Centered Mind Counseling help you or your child find relief so that you can find more peace of mind, clarity and direction.
(425) 269-3277 View (425) 269-3277
Photo of Jessica Johnson - Centered Mind Counseling Services, MSN, PMHNP , BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jessica Johnson - Centered Mind Counseling Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP , BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Now Accepting New Patients. I am an experienced child, adolescent & adult psychiatric medication management provider. While I treat all ages, my primary focus is with children, adolescents, and autism throughout the lifespan. I believe in a partnership between provider and client. I seek to get to know my client as well as their goals for treatment so that I may use my skills/expertise to assist them in meeting those goals. I know that my clients place their trust in me when they seek care. I take seriously my responsibility to be knowledgeable stay current in evidence and research for psychiatric treatment.
Now Accepting New Patients. I am an experienced child, adolescent & adult psychiatric medication management provider. While I treat all ages, my primary focus is with children, adolescents, and autism throughout the lifespan. I believe in a partnership between provider and client. I seek to get to know my client as well as their goals for treatment so that I may use my skills/expertise to assist them in meeting those goals. I know that my clients place their trust in me when they seek care. I take seriously my responsibility to be knowledgeable stay current in evidence and research for psychiatric treatment.
(425) 269-3277 View (425) 269-3277

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Sarah Sunday@ Family Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMNP, ARNP
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98029
Accepting New Patients. I offer supportive and empathic care to patients across the lifespan. My treatment focus includes Child, Adolescent and Family Health, with a specialization in Anxiety disorders, ADHD, Depression, Post partum care and PTSD. I strive to create positive and lasting change by building a therapeutic relationship for every one of my patients. I have advanced knowledge in pharmacotherapy and complex medical care. Please contact me to arrange a Video conference. Patients can complete intake paperwork online.
Accepting New Patients. I offer supportive and empathic care to patients across the lifespan. My treatment focus includes Child, Adolescent and Family Health, with a specialization in Anxiety disorders, ADHD, Depression, Post partum care and PTSD. I strive to create positive and lasting change by building a therapeutic relationship for every one of my patients. I have advanced knowledge in pharmacotherapy and complex medical care. Please contact me to arrange a Video conference. Patients can complete intake paperwork online.
(206) 501-4342 View (206) 501-4342
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Julie Lesko, ARNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Fall City, WA 98024
Now in-network with Aetna, and soon to be with Premera and Regence. My treatment focus is for those age 17 and older, seeking assessments and treatment for mood, thought and cognitive processing issues. My patients come from many backgrounds and stages of life, but they have in common a desire to experience life with a sense of well-being and balance, without excess frustration, discouragement and anxiety. They seek ethical clinical care that is empathetic and personalized. I provide this in the treatment setting with evaluations, care planning, therapy and medications. Call for a complimentary 15-minute consultation.
Now in-network with Aetna, and soon to be with Premera and Regence. My treatment focus is for those age 17 and older, seeking assessments and treatment for mood, thought and cognitive processing issues. My patients come from many backgrounds and stages of life, but they have in common a desire to experience life with a sense of well-being and balance, without excess frustration, discouragement and anxiety. They seek ethical clinical care that is empathetic and personalized. I provide this in the treatment setting with evaluations, care planning, therapy and medications. Call for a complimentary 15-minute consultation.
(425) 276-7265 View (425) 276-7265
Photo of Dr. Katherine Glass @ Montenegro And Associates, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Katherine Glass @ Montenegro And Associates
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027  (Online Only)
As a triple boarded physician, I completed my residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, ranked number 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. My integrated training in pediatrics and psychiatry offers a unique perspective, combining expertise in both fields to provide comprehensive mental health assessments.
As a triple boarded physician, I completed my residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, ranked number 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. My integrated training in pediatrics and psychiatry offers a unique perspective, combining expertise in both fields to provide comprehensive mental health assessments.
(206) 944-6461 View (206) 944-6461
Photo of Satu H Woodland - Hope Mental Health, APRN, PMHCNS, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Hope Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHCNS
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027  (Online Only)
I am the owner/clinician of Hope Mental Health. We provide psych evaluations, medication and psychotherapy to all mental health conditions as needed, specializing in severe mental illness. When you schedule an appointment with me, you get a team of two. One of my interns will take a medical and psychiatric history and then I will come on and complete the evaluation and with you, my intern and myself, and we will make a treatment plan. On subsequent visits, the intern will follow you and will bring me on when medication or treatment plan needs tweaking. Our style is integrative in nature. All are in training in psychotherapy.
I am the owner/clinician of Hope Mental Health. We provide psych evaluations, medication and psychotherapy to all mental health conditions as needed, specializing in severe mental illness. When you schedule an appointment with me, you get a team of two. One of my interns will take a medical and psychiatric history and then I will come on and complete the evaluation and with you, my intern and myself, and we will make a treatment plan. On subsequent visits, the intern will follow you and will bring me on when medication or treatment plan needs tweaking. Our style is integrative in nature. All are in training in psychotherapy.
(206) 593-4379 View (206) 593-4379
Outpatient Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, DNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027
We treat most psychiatric disorders and provide both medication management and brief psychotherapy. We offer evidence-based treatment for various conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar, and ADHD. We also believe psychotherapy and lifestyle changes are essential parts of mental well-being to achieve long-term recovery. We are experienced and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength-Based Therapy.
We treat most psychiatric disorders and provide both medication management and brief psychotherapy. We offer evidence-based treatment for various conditions, including depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar, and ADHD. We also believe psychotherapy and lifestyle changes are essential parts of mental well-being to achieve long-term recovery. We are experienced and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength-Based Therapy.
(206) 944-5055 View (206) 944-5055
Photo of Ashley Barbee, APRN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ashley Barbee
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027
Accepting new clients. I have over 20 years of experience and expertise in helping people manage their mental health and well-being in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry. I understand how stress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, and overwhelming emotions can prevent individuals from living their best lives. While providing care for all mental health-related issues, I specialize in disordered eating, OCD, and ADHD. I recognize every person's unique needs and am committed to supporting my patients every step of the way, ensuring their well-being and safety are always prioritized.
Accepting new clients. I have over 20 years of experience and expertise in helping people manage their mental health and well-being in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry. I understand how stress, anxiety, ADHD, depression, burnout, and overwhelming emotions can prevent individuals from living their best lives. While providing care for all mental health-related issues, I specialize in disordered eating, OCD, and ADHD. I recognize every person's unique needs and am committed to supporting my patients every step of the way, ensuring their well-being and safety are always prioritized.
(425) 250-9884 View (425) 250-9884
Photo of Dr. Ilyse Rosenberg, DO, Psychiatrist
Dr. Ilyse Rosenberg
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027  (Online Only)
Dr. Rosenberg work to bring joy and happiness to children, families, and adults by looking at the whole person and developing a customized plan to achieve your unique goals. She takes a caring approach to address your concerns and allow you to achieve a well-balanced, cheerful life. She is a caring and compassionate psychiatrist with more than 13 years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. Her well-rounded approach focuses on the individual needs of patients and families to create a balanced treatment plan that looks at both psychology and medical needs. She performs a thorough psychiatric evaluation.
Dr. Rosenberg work to bring joy and happiness to children, families, and adults by looking at the whole person and developing a customized plan to achieve your unique goals. She takes a caring approach to address your concerns and allow you to achieve a well-balanced, cheerful life. She is a caring and compassionate psychiatrist with more than 13 years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. Her well-rounded approach focuses on the individual needs of patients and families to create a balanced treatment plan that looks at both psychology and medical needs. She performs a thorough psychiatric evaluation.
(425) 215-4572 View (425) 215-4572
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Happiness Nwadike
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027
Accepting new patients now. Services include Psychiatric evaluation and medication management Telemedicine and In-person visits available. Ages 18-65 years.
Accepting new patients now. Services include Psychiatric evaluation and medication management Telemedicine and In-person visits available. Ages 18-65 years.
(737) 258-9256 View (737) 258-9256
Photo of Lindsay Erdmann, MA, FNP-C, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lindsay Erdmann
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MA, FNP-C
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
I have experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults living with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, OCD, PTSD, and bipolar disorders. I believe my patients are the experts on their strengths and needs, and I am here to guide further treatment that may be helpful.
I have experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults living with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, OCD, PTSD, and bipolar disorders. I believe my patients are the experts on their strengths and needs, and I am here to guide further treatment that may be helpful.
(425) 584-3311 View (425) 584-3311
Photo of Alexa Velez-Pearson - Eastside TMS and Wellness Center, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Eastside TMS and Wellness Center
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
Struggling with your depression with lack of help from your medication? Call to schedule your consultation with one of our providers on site or through telehealth today. We have same week appointments and work with your insurance.
Struggling with your depression with lack of help from your medication? Call to schedule your consultation with one of our providers on site or through telehealth today. We have same week appointments and work with your insurance.
(253) 400-1872 View (253) 400-1872
Photo of Dr. Kristeen Seratt@ Family Psychiatry, DNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Kristeen Seratt@ Family Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
Dr. Seratt is a Family Nurse Practitioner that treats patients across the lifespan. She has a particular interest in Women's health and working with young families and individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Seratt is a certified perinatal mental health specialist and provides specialty care during the perinatal and postnatal period. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Pacific Lutheran University. She believes in using pharmaceuticals as part of a larger toolbox to support individuals as they work towards maximizing their whole health.
Dr. Seratt is a Family Nurse Practitioner that treats patients across the lifespan. She has a particular interest in Women's health and working with young families and individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Seratt is a certified perinatal mental health specialist and provides specialty care during the perinatal and postnatal period. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Pacific Lutheran University. She believes in using pharmaceuticals as part of a larger toolbox to support individuals as they work towards maximizing their whole health.
(206) 501-4342 View (206) 501-4342
Photo of Ravinder Marok - Family Psychiatry, MD, Psychiatrist
Family Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
Accepting New Patients: Family Psychiatry is committed to meeting the needs of our community by providing the best Psychiatric care for individuals of all ages and families. Our providers are trained as a Child & Adolescent specialist and also see patients across the lifespan including adults. We believes in a developmental approach that includes understanding both neuro-biological processes and bio-psychosocial issues.
Accepting New Patients: Family Psychiatry is committed to meeting the needs of our community by providing the best Psychiatric care for individuals of all ages and families. Our providers are trained as a Child & Adolescent specialist and also see patients across the lifespan including adults. We believes in a developmental approach that includes understanding both neuro-biological processes and bio-psychosocial issues.
(206) 501-4342 View (206) 501-4342
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Liza Partlow Lohse
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98029
Liza Partlow Lohse, MD, is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist, licensed in the state of Washington. She has over 15 years of experience in outpatient psychiatry; in private practice, university and hospital settings. Dr. Partlow Lohse's goal is to work in collaboration with clients to achieve their mental health goals via psychiatric evaluation and treatment planning using a wholistic approach. That can include focus on lifestyle factors including sleep, nutrition and exercise as well as utilizing behavioral strategies and medication management.
Liza Partlow Lohse, MD, is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist, licensed in the state of Washington. She has over 15 years of experience in outpatient psychiatry; in private practice, university and hospital settings. Dr. Partlow Lohse's goal is to work in collaboration with clients to achieve their mental health goals via psychiatric evaluation and treatment planning using a wholistic approach. That can include focus on lifestyle factors including sleep, nutrition and exercise as well as utilizing behavioral strategies and medication management.
(425) 517-2191 View (425) 517-2191
Photo of Chandra Cogburn - Advanced Wellness Mental Health, PLLC, MSN/Ed, MSN, ARNP, PMHNPBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Wellness Mental Health, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN/Ed, MSN, ARNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Issaquah, WA 98027  (Online Only)
We are currently accepting patients via telehealth. Online appointments are conducted from the comfort of your home or private work space, using secure video chat technology. We have two board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Chandra Cogburn and Shanti Herzog. We provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and psychiatric medication management treatment. Medication appointments are typically accompanied by brief counseling where we focus on achieving your overall health goals. We encourage people to also have a primary talk therapist for more comprehensive therapy. We see ages 5 and above to adult.
We are currently accepting patients via telehealth. Online appointments are conducted from the comfort of your home or private work space, using secure video chat technology. We have two board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, Chandra Cogburn and Shanti Herzog. We provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and psychiatric medication management treatment. Medication appointments are typically accompanied by brief counseling where we focus on achieving your overall health goals. We encourage people to also have a primary talk therapist for more comprehensive therapy. We see ages 5 and above to adult.
(425) 310-4239 View (425) 310-4239
Photo of Keya Kumar@ Family Psychiatry, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Keya Kumar@ Family Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98027
Keya Kumar is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She treats patients across the lifespan with a particular emphasis on adults and transitional aged youth. Keya completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University. Keya believes in using a holistic approach with patients, combining pharmacotherapy with integrative treatment services in order to create the best possible outcomes for mental health.
Keya Kumar is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She treats patients across the lifespan with a particular emphasis on adults and transitional aged youth. Keya completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University. Keya believes in using a holistic approach with patients, combining pharmacotherapy with integrative treatment services in order to create the best possible outcomes for mental health.
(206) 501-4342 View (206) 501-4342
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Julie A Lord
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Issaquah, WA 98029
I am a board certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience. I treat a wide variety of conditions including life adjustment issues, relationship difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions. I specialize in adult psychiatry and psychotherapy, utilizing a strengths-based approach and medications when indicated.
I am a board certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience. I treat a wide variety of conditions including life adjustment issues, relationship difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions. I specialize in adult psychiatry and psychotherapy, utilizing a strengths-based approach and medications when indicated.
(206) 866-2281 View (206) 866-2281

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Snoqualmie, WA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Snoqualmie, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Psychosis
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Sleep or Insomnia

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Premera

How Psychiatrists in Snoqualmie, WA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a psychiatrist in Snoqualmie?

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.