Psychiatrists in 06111

Professional Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newington, CT 06111  (Online Only)
My name is Alisa DaCosta Rodrigues. I'm currently based in Connecticut but I am originally from New York City. I completed my graduate degree at Catholic University of America and I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with specialty in psychiatry. I am skilled in assessing and treating a variety of mental health disorders including anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Depression, Bipolar, and so forth. My hobbies outside of work are hiking, biking, and spending time with my family. I look forward in helping you in achieving optimal level of health!"
My name is Alisa DaCosta Rodrigues. I'm currently based in Connecticut but I am originally from New York City. I completed my graduate degree at Catholic University of America and I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with specialty in psychiatry. I am skilled in assessing and treating a variety of mental health disorders including anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Depression, Bipolar, and so forth. My hobbies outside of work are hiking, biking, and spending time with my family. I look forward in helping you in achieving optimal level of health!"
(860) 813-3672 View (860) 813-3672
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Holly Hillburn
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Newington, CT 06111
I specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry and work with kids, ages 4 to 21. Please visit www.centralpsychiatry.com for details. I've been a board-certified advanced practice registered nurse since 2010 and graduated from the University of Rochester School of Nursing, in Western New York. I have worked alongside child psychiatrists for over a decade and attend the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual training academy. These experiences have enhanced my knowledge of pediatric psychopharmacology. I conduct psychiatric evaluations, clarify psychiatric diagnoses, and prescribe psychotropic medication.
I specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry and work with kids, ages 4 to 21. Please visit www.centralpsychiatry.com for details. I've been a board-certified advanced practice registered nurse since 2010 and graduated from the University of Rochester School of Nursing, in Western New York. I have worked alongside child psychiatrists for over a decade and attend the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual training academy. These experiences have enhanced my knowledge of pediatric psychopharmacology. I conduct psychiatric evaluations, clarify psychiatric diagnoses, and prescribe psychotropic medication.
(860) 467-0559 View (860) 467-0559
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Sarah Phillips
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Newington, CT 06111  (Online Only)
NOW Accepting New Patients! Have you been a victim of a traumatic event that has left you with symptoms of PTSD? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, school issues, bipolar disorder, grief, or even stress that impacts your sleep that results in insomnia? Whether you tried ignoring it, talking with friends & family, or even reading self-help books, nothing seems to be working. Maybe it’s time to get some professional help today. The first step towards making a change is to acknowledge that you need help. The next step is to continue reading so you can learn more about how you can get that help now.
NOW Accepting New Patients! Have you been a victim of a traumatic event that has left you with symptoms of PTSD? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, school issues, bipolar disorder, grief, or even stress that impacts your sleep that results in insomnia? Whether you tried ignoring it, talking with friends & family, or even reading self-help books, nothing seems to be working. Maybe it’s time to get some professional help today. The first step towards making a change is to acknowledge that you need help. The next step is to continue reading so you can learn more about how you can get that help now.
(860) 898-9216 View (860) 898-9216
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Ric Wilkinson
Psychiatric Nurse, MEd, RN-BC, CARN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newington, CT 06111
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I specialize in substance abuse and recovery oriented therapy. I work with adolescents and adults. I also see clients who suffer from chronic medical issues who need help in coping with the daily stress of this illness.
I am a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I specialize in substance abuse and recovery oriented therapy. I work with adolescents and adults. I also see clients who suffer from chronic medical issues who need help in coping with the daily stress of this illness.
(860) 357-5899 View (860) 357-5899
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Maria Manuela Da Costa
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Newington, CT 06111
I believe that the key to effective treatment depends upon a strong collaborative alliance between patient and physician. The difficulties you are experiencing are most likely a combination of physiological and psychological problems.Treatment begins with a comprehensive review of your physical, emotional state and social well being. If you need medication we will discuss the various options. Together we will take into account your unique circumstances and arrive at a personalized treatment plan. Subsequent visits will moniter your response to the medication and help you learn how the medication works.
I believe that the key to effective treatment depends upon a strong collaborative alliance between patient and physician. The difficulties you are experiencing are most likely a combination of physiological and psychological problems.Treatment begins with a comprehensive review of your physical, emotional state and social well being. If you need medication we will discuss the various options. Together we will take into account your unique circumstances and arrive at a personalized treatment plan. Subsequent visits will moniter your response to the medication and help you learn how the medication works.
(860) 578-8396 View (860) 578-8396
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Katarzyna Tesz
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Newington, CT 06111
Hello! My name is Katarzyna (Kat) Tesz. As a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am passionate about providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based care. I’m committed to working collaboratively with my patients in a non-judgmental environment so you feel safe, accepted, supported, and comfortable. I’m also happy to work together with your psychotherapist and your medical providers so that your psychiatric, medical, and psychological care are well-coordinated to best serve you. I accept most insurances, have a flexible schedule, and offer office-based and telehealth appointments for your convenience.
Hello! My name is Katarzyna (Kat) Tesz. As a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am passionate about providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based care. I’m committed to working collaboratively with my patients in a non-judgmental environment so you feel safe, accepted, supported, and comfortable. I’m also happy to work together with your psychotherapist and your medical providers so that your psychiatric, medical, and psychological care are well-coordinated to best serve you. I accept most insurances, have a flexible schedule, and offer office-based and telehealth appointments for your convenience.
(860) 851-4856 View (860) 851-4856
Photo of Kelly K. Prior, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 06111, CT
Kelly K. Prior
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Newington, CT 06111
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness and inability to enjoy things that used to make you happy? Are you worrying so much that your mind is unable to relax even when things might be going well? Are you having a difficult time getting adequate sleep to focus during the day? Are you a mother having a rough time managing "having it all?" Are you having difficulties focusing on your work? Are you struggling with opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder? I have a special interest in helping mothers, working professionals, nurses, therapists, gamer geeks, and undergraduate and graduate students.
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness and inability to enjoy things that used to make you happy? Are you worrying so much that your mind is unable to relax even when things might be going well? Are you having a difficult time getting adequate sleep to focus during the day? Are you a mother having a rough time managing "having it all?" Are you having difficulties focusing on your work? Are you struggling with opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder? I have a special interest in helping mothers, working professionals, nurses, therapists, gamer geeks, and undergraduate and graduate students.
(860) 855-3561 View (860) 855-3561
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Newington, CT 06111  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
(860) 947-4065 View (860) 947-4065

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 06111

< 10

Psychiatrists in 06111 who prioritize treating:

75% Depression
63% Anxiety
63% ADHD
63% Trauma and PTSD
50% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
50% Bipolar Disorder
50% Medication Management

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in 06111 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 06111?

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.