I wasn't necessarily looking into working in specialty, it sort of "found" me. I was applying for jobs and came across a psych mental health outpatient position. In my previous primary care clinic, I was doing quite a bit of mental health screening, diagnoses, and prescribing, and found good satisfaction in helping people get better. I haven't started my new position yet, but I will be doing all the follow up care and treatments. The psychiatrist will do all the initial intake as I am not a psych NP, which I can understand her logic. I'll give myself about a year to determine if I truly like this field before going back to school to obtain my psych cert.
I may take a very part time position in primary care just so I don't lose my skills. I really do like primary care for the most part, and if there was an ideal position such as the one described above, I'd be staying. But for right now, and with my green experience, there aren't any positions readily available for me, and I needed to get out of my hellish experience before it got really bad and I risked losing my license.