Cristina Desa Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Nurse, BSN, MSN, APRN-NP, PMH-NP, B.C

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Cristina Desa Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, MSN, APRN-NP, PMH-NP, B.C, Psychiatric Nurse in Westford
(978) 467-4164 Website

Cristina Desa Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Nurse, BSN, MSN, APRN-NP, PMH-NP, B.C


Location

Psychiatric Holistic Health
319 Littleton Rd
Suite 202
Westford, Massachusetts 01886
(978) 467-4164

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Additional Location

71 Spit Brook rd
Suite 310
Nashua, New Hampshire 03060
(978) 467-4164

My compassionate, warm and holistic approach is what best describes my practice. I specialize in the treatment of depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, PTSD and ADHD. I particularly enjoy working with young adults transitioning from college to the work place. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I often integrate medications that can be helpful and sometimes necessary to make you feel the best for yourself and your loved ones. I believe in a collaborative approach where we both discuss your needs, concerns, and challenges in a way to give you the flexibility to choose the treatment that fits your style.

I incorporate medications, nutrition counseling, supplements and often times I order labs to rule out any medical problems affecting your current symptoms. Several studies indicate how inflammation, hormonal imbalances, gastrointestinal issues, and nutritional deficiencies may play a role in metabolic causes of anxiety and depression.

Life can be stressful at times, but by allowing someone to guide you through this process, it may be all you need to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Qualifications

  • School: Regis College
  • License No. and State: 234922 Massachusetts

Finances

  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tufts
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Nurses Credentialing Center / Master's of Nursing Science
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Location

Psychiatric Holistic Health
319 Littleton Rd
Suite 202
Westford, Massachusetts 01886
(978) 467-4164

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

71 Spit Brook rd
Suite 310
Nashua, New Hampshire 03060
(978) 467-4164
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Portuguese
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Holistic Approach
  • Medication management
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Psychology
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Erin Crail, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Erin Crail, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 7 years
Ms. Jan Price, LICSW
Ms. Jan Price, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 8 years
Lisa Alber, LICSW
Lisa Alber, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Ms. Kathleen McCarthy, LICSW, CADCII
Ms. Kathleen McCarthy, LICSW, CADCII
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
I have referred many clients to Cristina as she is fantastic! She works collaboratively with her clients to develop a treatment plan that best meets their needs. She is sincere and compassionate allowing clients to feel at ease during sessions.
Erin Crail, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Erin Crail, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 7 years
Erin Crail, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Erin Crail, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 7 years
I highly recommend Erin. She's a very caring therapist who takes the time to get to know her clients.

Links

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Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019
Cristina Desa Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, MSN, APRN-NP, PMH-NP, B.C, Psychiatric Nurse in Westford

Cristina Desa Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Nurse, BSN, MSN, APRN-NP, PMH-NP, B.C