Stanley M Cole
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Somerville, MA 02144
While I am not taking patients at the moment, I do keep a waiting list. I practice a personal kind of psychiatry that is disappearing in the era of highly managed psychiatric care and the fifteen minute medication visit. Even managing medication for a patient seeing another therapist, my follow-up visits are all 25-45 minutes, and I remain interested in the big picture of each patient as an individual human being who I am helping to get better and move ahead in his or her life. I have to remain in touch with what is going on in the lives of my patients, rather than merely tallying up symptoms and writing prescriptions.
Bipolar Disorder
(617) 934-7634
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Somerville, MA 02144
Bipolar Disorder
While I am not taking patients at the moment, I do keep a waiting list. I practice a personal kind of psychiatry that is disappearing in the era of highly managed psychiatric care and the fifteen minute medication visit. Even managing medication for a patient seeing another therapist, my follow-up visits are all 25-45 minutes, and I remain interested in the big picture of each patient as an individual human being who I am helping to get better and move ahead in his or her life. I have to remain in touch with what is going on in the lives of my patients, rather than merely tallying up symptoms and writing prescriptions.
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Joseph Lavoie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN-BC Verified
Verified
Somerville, MA 02144
Joseph Lavoie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He received his Master of Science in Nursing at Northeastern University and completed undergraduate study at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His training stressed the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to providing individualized care to patients of all ages. His experience includes providing medical and psychiatric nursing care for patients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, Director of Education for an acute care inpatient hospital, and as a Clinical Instructor for Northeastern University’s nursing program.
Bipolar Disorder
(857) 663-7637 x119
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Somerville, MA 02144
Bipolar Disorder
Joseph Lavoie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He received his Master of Science in Nursing at Northeastern University and completed undergraduate study at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His training stressed the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to providing individualized care to patients of all ages. His experience includes providing medical and psychiatric nursing care for patients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, Director of Education for an acute care inpatient hospital, and as a Clinical Instructor for Northeastern University’s nursing program.
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Francisco Agrait
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Somerville, MA 02143
I am a Harvard and MGH-affiliated psychiatrist and psychotherapist located in downtown Boston. My expertise includes the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy, along with thoughtful medication management, to address symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and attentional disorders. I strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment in an effort to facilitate personal growth through therapeutic exploration.
Bipolar Disorder
(617) 600-3283
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Somerville, MA 02143
Bipolar Disorder
I am a Harvard and MGH-affiliated psychiatrist and psychotherapist located in downtown Boston. My expertise includes the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy, along with thoughtful medication management, to address symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and attentional disorders. I strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment in an effort to facilitate personal growth through therapeutic exploration.
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Carly Ramos
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN-BC Verified
Verified
Somerville, MA 02144
Carly Ramos RN PMHNP is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner clinically educated in treating patients with mental health diagnoses across the lifespan. Carly earned her Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree at Hartwick College in Oneonta New York where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, received the Emerson International Internship Scholarship, and was named Faculty Scholar. Carly continued her nursing education at Northeastern University earning a Master’s Degree in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing and awarded a position at Boston Medical Center as an Autism Fellow.
Bipolar Disorder
(857) 995-9350 x119
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Somerville, MA 02144
Bipolar Disorder
Carly Ramos RN PMHNP is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner clinically educated in treating patients with mental health diagnoses across the lifespan. Carly earned her Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree at Hartwick College in Oneonta New York where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, received the Emerson International Internship Scholarship, and was named Faculty Scholar. Carly continued her nursing education at Northeastern University earning a Master’s Degree in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing and awarded a position at Boston Medical Center as an Autism Fellow.
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Colleen Madden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN-BC Verified
Verified
Somerville, MA 02144
Colleen Madden is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. As an RN, Colleen worked in triage and the inpatient bipolar and schizophrenia unit at McLean Hospital. Prior to coming to Life Changes Group, Colleen worked as a psychiatric NP in community mental health and forensic settings. Colleen's professional interests include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and adverse childhood experiences. Colleen specializes in evidence-based practices to support clients looking for a more collaborative, open-minded, and direct approach to address their treatment needs.
Bipolar Disorder
(617) 712-2008
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Somerville, MA 02144
Bipolar Disorder
Colleen Madden is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. As an RN, Colleen worked in triage and the inpatient bipolar and schizophrenia unit at McLean Hospital. Prior to coming to Life Changes Group, Colleen worked as a psychiatric NP in community mental health and forensic settings. Colleen's professional interests include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and adverse childhood experiences. Colleen specializes in evidence-based practices to support clients looking for a more collaborative, open-minded, and direct approach to address their treatment needs.
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Jenny P Melguizo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-B Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Somerville, MA 02143
Looking forward to helping you achieve mental health by maximizing your strengths. I take a holistic approach to care that incorporates therapy with thoughtful medication management. Each individual's journey is unique, as is the way in which we process our environment(internal & external). I look forward to partnering with you. Treatment is a wellness journey, with an aim to enhance motivation and achieve clear goals. ***Currently only accepting referrals for Psychopharm services. Requirement that clients seeking assistance with medication management have a therapist in place.***
Bipolar Disorder
(617) 315-6187
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Somerville, MA 02143
Bipolar Disorder
Looking forward to helping you achieve mental health by maximizing your strengths. I take a holistic approach to care that incorporates therapy with thoughtful medication management. Each individual's journey is unique, as is the way in which we process our environment(internal & external). I look forward to partnering with you. Treatment is a wellness journey, with an aim to enhance motivation and achieve clear goals. ***Currently only accepting referrals for Psychopharm services. Requirement that clients seeking assistance with medication management have a therapist in place.***
Apraku Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Somerville, MA 02143
Dr. Apraku is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a Board-certified M.D. psychiatrist, she specializes in providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments and treatment recommendations for anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder. Dr. Apraku also gives guidance for mental health concerns related to life transitions, mood swings, anger and traumatic events. As a holistic provider, her focus is on medication management (including for patients wishing to decrease reliance on medication) in combination with extensive psycho-education and referral to a trusted therapist where appropriate.
Bipolar Disorder
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Somerville, MA 02143
Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Apraku is welcoming new patients for video appointments. As a Board-certified M.D. psychiatrist, she specializes in providing psychiatric diagnostic assessments and treatment recommendations for anxiety, depression, OCD and bipolar disorder. Dr. Apraku also gives guidance for mental health concerns related to life transitions, mood swings, anger and traumatic events. As a holistic provider, her focus is on medication management (including for patients wishing to decrease reliance on medication) in combination with extensive psycho-education and referral to a trusted therapist where appropriate.
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Geoffrey Whitley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MA, NP-C, NCBTMB, MHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Somerville, MA 02143
Hi! I am a medication and/or therapy provider. I use a very client-centered approach in therapy and utilize CBT and narrative therapy frequently. I have a strong belief that the mind and body are highly integrated and that physical and mental treatment are inseparable. For this reason, clients have the option of participating in a new model of treatment. This would include exercising during therapy sessions - brisk or slow walking on treadmills or Stairmaster at the client's comfort level. Of course, regular counseling therapy and/or medication prescriptions are provided for those not interested in combining exercise.
Bipolar Disorder
(325) 515-5248
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Somerville, MA 02143
Bipolar Disorder
Hi! I am a medication and/or therapy provider. I use a very client-centered approach in therapy and utilize CBT and narrative therapy frequently. I have a strong belief that the mind and body are highly integrated and that physical and mental treatment are inseparable. For this reason, clients have the option of participating in a new model of treatment. This would include exercising during therapy sessions - brisk or slow walking on treadmills or Stairmaster at the client's comfort level. Of course, regular counseling therapy and/or medication prescriptions are provided for those not interested in combining exercise.
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Kelli A Smith
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, PMHCNS, MEd Verified
Verified
Framingham, MA
I am a PMHNP-BC who sees all ages ( child, adolescent, adult, and seniors ) for Behavioral Health services and can provide both medication and therapy/counseling for individuals, couples, and families. Along with consultation, medication evaluation, and therapy/counseling services, my practice incorporates innovative Integrative Behavioral Health and solution focused approaches for mental health recovery. Both long term services and brief consultation are available. Having many years experience working with psychiatric complexity including medical, substance abuse, and/or legal I am able to help with the most difficult problems.
Bipolar Disorder
(508) 273-8253
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Framingham, MA
Bipolar Disorder
I am a PMHNP-BC who sees all ages ( child, adolescent, adult, and seniors ) for Behavioral Health services and can provide both medication and therapy/counseling for individuals, couples, and families. Along with consultation, medication evaluation, and therapy/counseling services, my practice incorporates innovative Integrative Behavioral Health and solution focused approaches for mental health recovery. Both long term services and brief consultation are available. Having many years experience working with psychiatric complexity including medical, substance abuse, and/or legal I am able to help with the most difficult problems.
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Thrive Integrative Psychiatry - Robin Rivinus NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNM, PNP, MS Verified
Verified
Northampton, MA
I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner available to work with individuals and couples of all genders.I have been in practice for more than 30 years. I have a background in women's health as a nurse-midwife which has developed into a specialty in women's mental health, perinatal mental health, hormonal transitions such as peri and post-menopause, menstrual related symptoms( PMS, PMDD, PCOS), and sexual health. Other interests include healthy aging, life style medicine, professional burn-out, caregiver fatigue, mindfulness approaches, stress resilience, psycho-education, trauma resolution, mood disorders, anxiety, and depression.
Bipolar Disorder
(413) 269-5235
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Northampton, MA
Bipolar Disorder
I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner available to work with individuals and couples of all genders.I have been in practice for more than 30 years. I have a background in women's health as a nurse-midwife which has developed into a specialty in women's mental health, perinatal mental health, hormonal transitions such as peri and post-menopause, menstrual related symptoms( PMS, PMDD, PCOS), and sexual health. Other interests include healthy aging, life style medicine, professional burn-out, caregiver fatigue, mindfulness approaches, stress resilience, psycho-education, trauma resolution, mood disorders, anxiety, and depression.
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Ally Integrated Healthcare, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMNP-BC, RN Verified
Verified
Boston, MA
Susan is not taking new patients. I sincerely believe that THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE or RELATIONSHIP between a provider and client is what greatly influences treatment outcomes. Through a patient-centered model, I provide specialized care and treatment tailored to individual needs. With my expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and addiction-related disorders, I am committed to delivering effective, evidence-based care. My practice subscribes to a balanced approach to treatment, going beyond symptom relief and seeking to help people find ways to revitalize their lives so that they are able to thrive in their endeavors.
Bipolar Disorder
(351) 277-0501 x235
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Boston, MA
Bipolar Disorder
Susan is not taking new patients. I sincerely believe that THERAPEUTIC ALLIANCE or RELATIONSHIP between a provider and client is what greatly influences treatment outcomes. Through a patient-centered model, I provide specialized care and treatment tailored to individual needs. With my expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and addiction-related disorders, I am committed to delivering effective, evidence-based care. My practice subscribes to a balanced approach to treatment, going beyond symptom relief and seeking to help people find ways to revitalize their lives so that they are able to thrive in their endeavors.
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Sasha Flynn, MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Northborough, MA
Dr. Flynn is an expert psychopharmacologist and skilled psychotherapist. Dr. Flynn applies integrated consideration of the patient as a whole being which includes a collaborative exploration of one's inner life with judicious use of medication when needed. She sees adult patients only: ages 18+ with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance or self-pay. Her hours are Mondays and Tuesdays 8am-5pm. She is currently NOT accepting new patients. If you are a friend or family member of the patient, please note that Dr. Flynn requires the patient to reach out to her directly. Thank you.
Bipolar Disorder
(774) 233-8771
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Northborough, MA
Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Flynn is an expert psychopharmacologist and skilled psychotherapist. Dr. Flynn applies integrated consideration of the patient as a whole being which includes a collaborative exploration of one's inner life with judicious use of medication when needed. She sees adult patients only: ages 18+ with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance or self-pay. Her hours are Mondays and Tuesdays 8am-5pm. She is currently NOT accepting new patients. If you are a friend or family member of the patient, please note that Dr. Flynn requires the patient to reach out to her directly. Thank you.
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Global Behavioral Healthcare LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MPH, MSN, PMHNP, -BC Verified
Verified
Springfield, MA
Global Behavioral Healthcare provides both outpatient and tele-psychiatry mental health services in Springfield areas. Tele-psychiatry services are provided in the comfort of your home using a computer/ a phone. Currently accepting new patients. Evening and weekend hours are available to those busy during office hours. Global Behavioral Healthcare is the home of Annet Kabuusu, a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with training and experience across the lifespan in hospitals, emergency room and outpatient settings
Bipolar Disorder
(857) 239-0930
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Springfield, MA
Bipolar Disorder
Global Behavioral Healthcare provides both outpatient and tele-psychiatry mental health services in Springfield areas. Tele-psychiatry services are provided in the comfort of your home using a computer/ a phone. Currently accepting new patients. Evening and weekend hours are available to those busy during office hours. Global Behavioral Healthcare is the home of Annet Kabuusu, a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with training and experience across the lifespan in hospitals, emergency room and outpatient settings
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Power Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP Verified
Verified
Hanover, MA
Power Behavioral Health is a small private practice located on the South Shore offering medication management for clients who are currently undergoing therapy but feel they need further treatment. We treat a wide range of mental health conditions. We accept most commercial insurance plans as well as self pay. Please visit www.powerbehavioralhealth.com for more details or to book an appointment online.
Bipolar Disorder
(781) 222-0833
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Hanover, MA
Bipolar Disorder
Power Behavioral Health is a small private practice located on the South Shore offering medication management for clients who are currently undergoing therapy but feel they need further treatment. We treat a wide range of mental health conditions. We accept most commercial insurance plans as well as self pay. Please visit www.powerbehavioralhealth.com for more details or to book an appointment online.
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Margery Walentuk
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FMHNP, -BC, CARN-NP Verified
Verified
Danvers, MA
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with the unique combination of 14 years as a School Nurse as well as 20 years with a variety of inpatient and outpatient community based Mental Health clinics. This background allows me to support the child as well as the family and offer clients the opportunity for medication management in conjunction with psychiatric evaluations, collaboration with school personnel and psychotherapists, and appropriate referrals. This comprehensive approach delivers the opportunity to achieve the optimum health in all areas for children age 6 and older, adolescents and adults.
Bipolar Disorder
(978) 666-0326
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Danvers, MA
Bipolar Disorder
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with the unique combination of 14 years as a School Nurse as well as 20 years with a variety of inpatient and outpatient community based Mental Health clinics. This background allows me to support the child as well as the family and offer clients the opportunity for medication management in conjunction with psychiatric evaluations, collaboration with school personnel and psychotherapists, and appropriate referrals. This comprehensive approach delivers the opportunity to achieve the optimum health in all areas for children age 6 and older, adolescents and adults.
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Elizabeth Wyman
Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP Verified
Verified
Northborough, MA
Elizabeth Wyman, NP works with children, adolescents and adults addressing many presenting problems including anxiety disorders, trauma, and mood disorders. Ms. Wyman provides psychopharmacology and concurrent therapy when appropriate.
Bipolar Disorder
(339) 217-9136
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Northborough, MA
Bipolar Disorder
Elizabeth Wyman, NP works with children, adolescents and adults addressing many presenting problems including anxiety disorders, trauma, and mood disorders. Ms. Wyman provides psychopharmacology and concurrent therapy when appropriate.
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Claudio O. Toppelberg
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Boston, MA
Dr. Toppelberg is an experienced, Harvard-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, usually working with ages 3-30. He evaluates and treats emotional/ behavioral difficulties including ADHD, depression, trauma, stress, anxiety, and selective mutism, and those preventing weight loss. He has focused on issues of performance at work, study and competitive sports. He regularly works with tour-level tennis players and other professional and student athletes. He is an expert in neurodevelopmental disabilities, as well as learning and language disabilities. He runs psychiatric services at an excellent school for children/adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, the prestigious New England Center for Children.
Bipolar Disorder
(617) 681-7184
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Boston, MA
Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Toppelberg is an experienced, Harvard-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, usually working with ages 3-30. He evaluates and treats emotional/ behavioral difficulties including ADHD, depression, trauma, stress, anxiety, and selective mutism, and those preventing weight loss. He has focused on issues of performance at work, study and competitive sports. He regularly works with tour-level tennis players and other professional and student athletes. He is an expert in neurodevelopmental disabilities, as well as learning and language disabilities. He runs psychiatric services at an excellent school for children/adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, the prestigious New England Center for Children.
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NIKKA Psychiatric Services
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Weymouth, MA
I am a board certified general and addiction psychiatrist. I completed my residency at University of Connecticut and addiction fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. After training, I worked for years at Boston Medical Center as an attending psychiatrist and was involved in resident training. I have experience treating different types of patients and different disorder spectrum. I enjoy working with patients from different background, I specialize in treating patients with broad range of psychological problems such as anxiety, mood, psychotic disorders, ADHD and substance abuse treatment.
Bipolar Disorder
(857) 214-8623
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Weymouth, MA
Bipolar Disorder
I am a board certified general and addiction psychiatrist. I completed my residency at University of Connecticut and addiction fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. After training, I worked for years at Boston Medical Center as an attending psychiatrist and was involved in resident training. I have experience treating different types of patients and different disorder spectrum. I enjoy working with patients from different background, I specialize in treating patients with broad range of psychological problems such as anxiety, mood, psychotic disorders, ADHD and substance abuse treatment.
Berger Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, MSN, PMHNP Verified
Verified
Boston, MA
Theresa Webster is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years experience working in mental health. In addition to mental health, Theresa has worked for the past 10 years with individuals with traumatic brain injury as well as patients with intellectual disabilities. Theresa is certified to treat patients across the lifespan and welcomes children to her practice, as well as adults. Theresa has a down to earth approach and incorporates deep listening into her practice. She is accepting new patients for video appointments in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Florida.
Bipolar Disorder
(878) 217-0920
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Boston, MA
Bipolar Disorder
Theresa Webster is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years experience working in mental health. In addition to mental health, Theresa has worked for the past 10 years with individuals with traumatic brain injury as well as patients with intellectual disabilities. Theresa is certified to treat patients across the lifespan and welcomes children to her practice, as well as adults. Theresa has a down to earth approach and incorporates deep listening into her practice. She is accepting new patients for video appointments in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Florida.
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Victoria Counseling Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMNP-BC, ACNP-BC Verified
Verified
Marlborough, MA
Victoria Counseling Services is an outpatient Adult Psychiatry, established in 2015 following the sudden death of a beloved younger sister, Victoria, who suffered from severe depression and PTSD for most of her adult years. As a patient, expect to be an active participant in your treatment plan.
Bipolar Disorder
(508) 252-0916
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Marlborough, MA
Bipolar Disorder
Victoria Counseling Services is an outpatient Adult Psychiatry, established in 2015 following the sudden death of a beloved younger sister, Victoria, who suffered from severe depression and PTSD for most of her adult years. As a patient, expect to be an active participant in your treatment plan.

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Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Psychiatrists
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a chronically recurring condition involving moods that swing between the highs of mania and the lows of depression. Depression is by far the most pervasive feature of the illness, and the manic phase is usually a mix of irritability, anger, and depression, with or without euphoria. The elation may manifest as unusual energy and overconfidence, playing out in bouts of overspending or promiscuity.

While the depression of bipolar disorder can resist treatment, mood swings and recurrences can often be delayed or prevented with a mood stabilizer, alone or combined with other drugs. Therapy is an important adjunct to drugs, especially for dealing with the work and relationship problems that can accompany the disorder.

If you're looking for help with bipolar in Somerville or for a Somerville bipolar psychiatrist these professionals provide bipolar therapy (and bipolar therapies), bipolar treatment and bipolar help in Somerville. They include bipolar psychiatrists, bipolar psychologists, bipolar psychotherapists and bipolar counselors in Somerville. They can help teen suffering from bipolar disorder. They provide Somerville bipolar counseling, bipolar support, referrals to bipolar support groups in Somerville and Somerville bipolar groups. If you're depressed in Somerville, get help from one of these bipolar specialists.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Somerville is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Somerville Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Somerville has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for Somerville child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Somerville). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Somerville, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Somerville Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.