Psychiatrists in 02131

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Ishnane Guillet
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02131  (Online Only)
I am looking to help the professional struggling with burnout, the Christian who has always been unsure about psychiatric medication in context with their faith, the individual struggling with trauma, anxiety and depression, all the way to the, "I'm curious about mental health but I'm not sure if it's for me."
I am looking to help the professional struggling with burnout, the Christian who has always been unsure about psychiatric medication in context with their faith, the individual struggling with trauma, anxiety and depression, all the way to the, "I'm curious about mental health but I'm not sure if it's for me."
(857) 240-2847 View (857) 240-2847
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Michal McDowell
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02131  (Online Only)
Dr. Michal McDowell's clinical interests include the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, somatization, and relational difficulties, as well as caring for sexually and gender diverse patients. She takes a dynamic approach to care: her practice is informed by cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and attachment theory. Dr. McDowell sees adult individuals based in Massachusetts in her practice.
Dr. Michal McDowell's clinical interests include the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, somatization, and relational difficulties, as well as caring for sexually and gender diverse patients. She takes a dynamic approach to care: her practice is informed by cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and attachment theory. Dr. McDowell sees adult individuals based in Massachusetts in her practice.
(857) 575-3563 View (857) 575-3563
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Lina M Zapata Samarel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, FNP, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02131  (Online Only)
Areas of interest include medication management and psychiatric evaluations for the diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, and panic disorders. Lina’s approach to treating patients focuses on individual treatment plans and on integrative psychiatry by applying evidence-based psychopharmacological, therapeutic interventions, and lifestyle modifications. Lina will listen to you with empathy and will partner with you on your wellness journey.
Areas of interest include medication management and psychiatric evaluations for the diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, and panic disorders. Lina’s approach to treating patients focuses on individual treatment plans and on integrative psychiatry by applying evidence-based psychopharmacological, therapeutic interventions, and lifestyle modifications. Lina will listen to you with empathy and will partner with you on your wellness journey.
(617) 390-8519 View (617) 390-8519
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Olubunmi Olawale
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNPBC, MSN, RN
Verified Verified
Roslindale, MA 02131  (Online Only)
Mental health is a priority to you and us at the Heritage Health System. We care for your mental health needs. We're aimed at supporting you to achieve your goal of a good level of functioning. We also prioritize your needs by ensuring an adequate evaluation of your presenting concerns/symptoms and come up with the appropriate diagnosis and treatment as required. I consult with your therapist and other treaters to provide expert medication management across the diagnostic spectrum. We address and manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, schizophrenia and dual diagnosis.
Mental health is a priority to you and us at the Heritage Health System. We care for your mental health needs. We're aimed at supporting you to achieve your goal of a good level of functioning. We also prioritize your needs by ensuring an adequate evaluation of your presenting concerns/symptoms and come up with the appropriate diagnosis and treatment as required. I consult with your therapist and other treaters to provide expert medication management across the diagnostic spectrum. We address and manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, schizophrenia and dual diagnosis.
(857) 855-6399 View (857) 855-6399
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Nicholas Sousa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roslindale, MA 02131
Nicholas Sousa is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with many years of experience. Nicholas specializes in Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Adjustment disorders and bi-polar spectrum disorders, he also has experience working with schizophrenia, substance use disorders and major mental illness. He is committed to providing high quality care for individuals suffering from mental illness.
Nicholas Sousa is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with many years of experience. Nicholas specializes in Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Adjustment disorders and bi-polar spectrum disorders, he also has experience working with schizophrenia, substance use disorders and major mental illness. He is committed to providing high quality care for individuals suffering from mental illness.
(781) 488-7178 View (781) 488-7178
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Sigalit Hoffman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Roslindale, MA 02131
(857) 214-7943 View (857) 214-7943

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 02131

< 10

Psychiatrists in 02131 who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% ADHD
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Bipolar Disorder
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Alcohol Use

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in 02131 see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 02131?

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.