Psychiatrists in 02464

Photo of Kristen Gonzalez, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kristen Gonzalez
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02464
My ideal client is someone who wants to better improve their wellness by working collaboratively with their team to get to a place where they feel more at peace. They also understand that the road to wellness is not linear, and it requires time and patience. This person is open to a holistic approach, and is open to other treatment options outside of medication management, such as psychotherapy and developing coping strategies to alleviate their symptoms.
My ideal client is someone who wants to better improve their wellness by working collaboratively with their team to get to a place where they feel more at peace. They also understand that the road to wellness is not linear, and it requires time and patience. This person is open to a holistic approach, and is open to other treatment options outside of medication management, such as psychotherapy and developing coping strategies to alleviate their symptoms.
(617) 393-5292 View (617) 393-5292
Photo of Andrea Cantin - Boston Psychiatric Care LLC, Manager, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Boston Psychiatric Care LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Manager
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02464
Currently accepting new patients! At BPC we provide an environment that encourages patient participation in their treatment. Your voice and concerns about your medications are important. We work with you not only towards reduction of symptoms, but wellness. If you need someone to follow you while you continue to take psychiatric meds, think you might need a med adjustment, or are considering taking the difficult step of talking about medication for the first time, we can help. We offer a "no pressure" environment.
Currently accepting new patients! At BPC we provide an environment that encourages patient participation in their treatment. Your voice and concerns about your medications are important. We work with you not only towards reduction of symptoms, but wellness. If you need someone to follow you while you continue to take psychiatric meds, think you might need a med adjustment, or are considering taking the difficult step of talking about medication for the first time, we can help. We offer a "no pressure" environment.
(617) 440-7211 View (617) 440-7211
Photo of Shula Waldoks, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Shula Waldoks
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02464
I really enjoy working with people who are struggling with their mental health and know it's time to get help. Perhaps it is their first time reaching out or maybe their current medication and therapy regimen isn't working at well as it could be. I love to work with patients collaboratively, so that we can make decisions together and work as a team. I am particularly skilled at working with older adolescents and young adults in their 20s and early 30s as they navigate their way into healthy adulthood.
I really enjoy working with people who are struggling with their mental health and know it's time to get help. Perhaps it is their first time reaching out or maybe their current medication and therapy regimen isn't working at well as it could be. I love to work with patients collaboratively, so that we can make decisions together and work as a team. I am particularly skilled at working with older adolescents and young adults in their 20s and early 30s as they navigate their way into healthy adulthood.
(617) 644-4834 View (617) 644-4834
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Lucy Barts
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02464
As a Board Certified Psychiatrist I help patients struggling with depression and moodiness, attention regulation, severe anxiety and stress, and addictive behaviors, among others. As a therapist trained in classical and emerging therapies I approach these problems with greatest compassion, carefully considering one's life experiences, character, emotional and behavioral patterns, upbringing and relationships. We work together to uncover aspects and origins of their symptoms, and together we move forward.
As a Board Certified Psychiatrist I help patients struggling with depression and moodiness, attention regulation, severe anxiety and stress, and addictive behaviors, among others. As a therapist trained in classical and emerging therapies I approach these problems with greatest compassion, carefully considering one's life experiences, character, emotional and behavioral patterns, upbringing and relationships. We work together to uncover aspects and origins of their symptoms, and together we move forward.
(617) 307-7442 View (617) 307-7442
Photo of Diana Deister, MD, MS, Psychiatrist
Diana Deister
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton, MA 02464  (Online Only)
My practice, Bountiful Mental Health, provides a boutique psychiatric experience for families, children, adolescents, and adults, with timely appointment availability and individualized care. Our two-hour evaluation session allows time to establish the initial correct diagnosis. Through our work together, I get a full picture of your life and how best to help you and your family achieve your goals. Non-medication approaches are emphasized as the most sustainable path to life-long health, though medications may be prescribed with careful attention to preventing or eliminating side effects while obtaining full benefits.
My practice, Bountiful Mental Health, provides a boutique psychiatric experience for families, children, adolescents, and adults, with timely appointment availability and individualized care. Our two-hour evaluation session allows time to establish the initial correct diagnosis. Through our work together, I get a full picture of your life and how best to help you and your family achieve your goals. Non-medication approaches are emphasized as the most sustainable path to life-long health, though medications may be prescribed with careful attention to preventing or eliminating side effects while obtaining full benefits.
(617) 544-0626 View (617) 544-0626

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 02464

< 10

Psychiatrists in 02464 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
60% Addiction
60% Child
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Tufts
75% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in 02464 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 02464?

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.