Psychiatrists in 02117

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Dominic J Maxwell
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02117
My treatment focus begins with a comprehensive evaluation with the explicit goal of making an accurate clinical diagnosis. A treatment plan that will address the underlying problem/s as well as the specific symptoms of the patient is then formulated. I use Psychopharmacology (medication management) and/or Psychotherapy to treat my patients - depending upon the condition and the your individual preference. I am currently offering treatment both via video link or in person.
My treatment focus begins with a comprehensive evaluation with the explicit goal of making an accurate clinical diagnosis. A treatment plan that will address the underlying problem/s as well as the specific symptoms of the patient is then formulated. I use Psychopharmacology (medication management) and/or Psychotherapy to treat my patients - depending upon the condition and the your individual preference. I am currently offering treatment both via video link or in person.
(301) 327-2358 View (301) 327-2358
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Sadaf M Hashmi
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02117  (Online Only)
I am an Adult and Forensic board certified psychiatrist, trained at University of Connecticut and Yale School of Medicine, with a background in outpatient, correctional, emergency and forensic psychiatry. I am currently employed at Boston University, have a private practice in the Boston Back Bay area (since 2018), and just opened a new practice in Connecticut.
I am an Adult and Forensic board certified psychiatrist, trained at University of Connecticut and Yale School of Medicine, with a background in outpatient, correctional, emergency and forensic psychiatry. I am currently employed at Boston University, have a private practice in the Boston Back Bay area (since 2018), and just opened a new practice in Connecticut.
(959) 222-4751 View (959) 222-4751
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Asma Rashid
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02117
I am a Harvard trained, board certified, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist with a private practice in Back Bay Area, Boston. I believe that, the treatment process begins by creating an empathic and trusting relationship between the clinician and patients. During my evaluation and ongoing work, I consider various factors such as, genetic predisposition, biological, psychological and social processes to understand the person fully. Academic affiliation with Boston University helps me stay abreast with not only the recent developments in the field of psychiatry but also with the cultural and evidence based treatments.
I am a Harvard trained, board certified, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist with a private practice in Back Bay Area, Boston. I believe that, the treatment process begins by creating an empathic and trusting relationship between the clinician and patients. During my evaluation and ongoing work, I consider various factors such as, genetic predisposition, biological, psychological and social processes to understand the person fully. Academic affiliation with Boston University helps me stay abreast with not only the recent developments in the field of psychiatry but also with the cultural and evidence based treatments.
(617) 500-3181 View (617) 500-3181
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Alexandra Strack
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP, MSN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02117  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and received my Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from Northeastern University.
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and received my Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from Northeastern University.
(857) 226-9185 View (857) 226-9185
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Dahyana (Diana) Schlosser
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MEd
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02117
Hi there, and welcome. If your child's behaviors and/or emotions have you feeling eager to find a solution, I am here to help. Being a parent or caregiver to a child struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges is tough. And despite the fact that you know your child best, you may still be struggling to find the right interventions, supports, and resources to make it all better. That's where I come in. In addition to providing psychotherapy, I can help you navigate the various resources available to support your child.
Hi there, and welcome. If your child's behaviors and/or emotions have you feeling eager to find a solution, I am here to help. Being a parent or caregiver to a child struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges is tough. And despite the fact that you know your child best, you may still be struggling to find the right interventions, supports, and resources to make it all better. That's where I come in. In addition to providing psychotherapy, I can help you navigate the various resources available to support your child.
(508) 342-5518 View (508) 342-5518
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Brad Shattuck
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02117
Waitlist for new clients
Psychotherapy is a safe place where we can explore how the past continues to affect the present. It is an encounter with another person which can be painful at times but also lively and genial. As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst trained at Tufts Medical Center and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute I employ an approach that integrates psychoanalytic, cognitive, and mindfulness-based techniques with psychopharmacologic management. The human experience is complex and I engage my patients in a flexible manner that respects the gravity of our work.
Psychotherapy is a safe place where we can explore how the past continues to affect the present. It is an encounter with another person which can be painful at times but also lively and genial. As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst trained at Tufts Medical Center and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute I employ an approach that integrates psychoanalytic, cognitive, and mindfulness-based techniques with psychopharmacologic management. The human experience is complex and I engage my patients in a flexible manner that respects the gravity of our work.
(857) 288-8342 View (857) 288-8342

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Number of Psychiatrists in 02117

< 10

Psychiatrists in 02117 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
83% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
67% ADHD
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Other
25% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 02117 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 02117?

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.