Telepsychiatry for Newington, CT

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
Professional Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
Newington, CT 06111  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Professional Nurse Practitioner offers affordable tele-psych services to everyone with busy demanding lifestyles. Make an appointment today. Evening and weekend hours available. Affordable out-of-pocket rates. Accepting most insurances.
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Professional Nurse Practitioner offers affordable tele-psych services to everyone with busy demanding lifestyles. Make an appointment today. Evening and weekend hours available. Affordable out-of-pocket rates. Accepting most insurances.
(860) 947-4065 View (860) 947-4065
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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
Online Psychiatrists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.