Psychiatrist, MD Verified
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West Hartford, CT 06107
Are you feeling tired, can't keep up with your daily routine, emotional for no reason, dealing with overwhelming stress? You may be struggling with untreated medical symptoms. These symptoms can be treated with the guidance of a physician. "Let's talk and see what happens." I hope to keep things as open as possible, because not every patient will present with a textbook case of issues. I strive to find a way to connect with each patient in a way that respects their autonomy and dignity.
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(860) 498-4777
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West Hartford, CT 06107
Existential
Are you feeling tired, can't keep up with your daily routine, emotional for no reason, dealing with overwhelming stress? You may be struggling with untreated medical symptoms. These symptoms can be treated with the guidance of a physician. "Let's talk and see what happens." I hope to keep things as open as possible, because not every patient will present with a textbook case of issues. I strive to find a way to connect with each patient in a way that respects their autonomy and dignity.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
West Hartford, CT 06117
I am a native of Puerto Rico and a transplanted New Yorker. I graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed a residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. I have been in CT since 1989, initially as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale and director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center's Hispanic Clinic. I subsequently worked extensively as chief of the psychiatric crisis service at Griffin Hospital. I am currently the medical director of the Community Child Guidance Clinic in Manchester, CT.
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(860) 880-3214
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West Hartford, CT 06117
Existential
I am a native of Puerto Rico and a transplanted New Yorker. I graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed a residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. I have been in CT since 1989, initially as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale and director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center's Hispanic Clinic. I subsequently worked extensively as chief of the psychiatric crisis service at Griffin Hospital. I am currently the medical director of the Community Child Guidance Clinic in Manchester, CT.
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Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
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West Hartford, CT 06105
It is the sincere belief of our practice that it is the RELATIONSHIP between health care provider and patient that greatly influences care. Dr. Straun is a dedicated medical professional with a wide-ranging skillset suitable for individuals seeking anything from general care to state-of-the-art, evidence based treatment. Focused on patient-centered service, Dr. Straun is committed to providing individualized, comprehensive treatment plans that address physical, mental and spiritual needs. He believes that the optimal way to provide excellent care is by meeting patients where they are; and through focused treatment and attention empowering them to find hope and experience joy.
Existential
(860) 378-8099
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Office is near:
West Hartford, CT 06105
Existential
It is the sincere belief of our practice that it is the RELATIONSHIP between health care provider and patient that greatly influences care. Dr. Straun is a dedicated medical professional with a wide-ranging skillset suitable for individuals seeking anything from general care to state-of-the-art, evidence based treatment. Focused on patient-centered service, Dr. Straun is committed to providing individualized, comprehensive treatment plans that address physical, mental and spiritual needs. He believes that the optimal way to provide excellent care is by meeting patients where they are; and through focused treatment and attention empowering them to find hope and experience joy.
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Psychiatric Nurse, PhD, RN-BC, CARN Verified
Verified
West Hartford, CT 06119
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.
Existential
(860) 357-5899
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West Hartford, CT 06119
Existential
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.
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Jeannie V Pasacreta
Psychiatric Nurse, PhD, APRN Verified
Verified
Newtown, CT
I have been in the mental health field for over 30 years and am continually impressed by the strength of the human spirit. I am open minded and don't have any preconceptions about an individual or the problems they present with when I meet them at their first visit. Psychiatric services are more difficult to find than ever before while modern day stress has increased demand for quality services. I feel strongly that psychiatric assistance should be easier to find than it is. I also believe that people from all backgrounds, financial circumstances and with varied problems should have equal access to quality mental health care.
Existential
(475) 889-7494
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Newtown, CT
Existential
I have been in the mental health field for over 30 years and am continually impressed by the strength of the human spirit. I am open minded and don't have any preconceptions about an individual or the problems they present with when I meet them at their first visit. Psychiatric services are more difficult to find than ever before while modern day stress has increased demand for quality services. I feel strongly that psychiatric assistance should be easier to find than it is. I also believe that people from all backgrounds, financial circumstances and with varied problems should have equal access to quality mental health care.
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David Matuskey
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Hamden, CT
I see all kinds of patients- I like to work with individuals who are actively engaged in their health and I encourage a team approach for the best results.
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(475) 800-8531
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Hamden, CT
Existential
I see all kinds of patients- I like to work with individuals who are actively engaged in their health and I encourage a team approach for the best results.
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Rishon Stember, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Psychiatrist, MD, FACP Verified
Verified
Norwalk, CT
I am a psychiatrist, Columbia trained, board certified in general psychiatry, with an extensive background in medicine. I specialize in treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders (panic, phobias, generalized anxiety), mood disorders (depression, bipolar), obsessive compulsive states and post traumatic stress disorder. Treatment is with psychotherapy alone or medication plus psychotherapy. Medication management is offered when another therapist is involved. Appointments are given quickly in a warm and welcoming environment that is confidential. With collaboration, patients are encouraged to make their own treatment decisions.
Existential
(203) 916-5052
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Norwalk, CT
Existential
I am a psychiatrist, Columbia trained, board certified in general psychiatry, with an extensive background in medicine. I specialize in treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders (panic, phobias, generalized anxiety), mood disorders (depression, bipolar), obsessive compulsive states and post traumatic stress disorder. Treatment is with psychotherapy alone or medication plus psychotherapy. Medication management is offered when another therapist is involved. Appointments are given quickly in a warm and welcoming environment that is confidential. With collaboration, patients are encouraged to make their own treatment decisions.
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Salvatore Iacobello
Psychiatrist, MD Verified
Verified
Vernon, CT
My motto is "Promoting Self-Regulation, and Bio-Emotional Health". I am a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. I provide psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment for those who need it. I believe medications are not the answer to people emotional, psychological, and behavioral problems. My patients are individuals who want to improve the quality of their life and find their way to a satisfying and fulfilling future. My treatment approach is focused on the strengths of each individual and on helping people to obtain more insight and discover their true self.
Existential
(860) 871-2831
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Vernon, CT
Existential
My motto is "Promoting Self-Regulation, and Bio-Emotional Health". I am a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. I provide psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment for those who need it. I believe medications are not the answer to people emotional, psychological, and behavioral problems. My patients are individuals who want to improve the quality of their life and find their way to a satisfying and fulfilling future. My treatment approach is focused on the strengths of each individual and on helping people to obtain more insight and discover their true self.
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Integral Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNPBC, FNP, APRN Verified
Verified
Southbury, CT
I am an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with both a psychiatric-mental health and medical background. My focus is a holistic approach using medication management and psychotherapy, aiming for wellness and life functioning. On your first appointment, we will complete a thorough examination of mental health problems as well as medical issues that might be causing interference in your life. For those of you who have had chronic difficulty in finding the right medication, I also offer genetic testing. This testing sheds light on nerve chemistry that might interfere with psychiatric medication effectiveness.
Existential
(203) 617-0986
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Southbury, CT
Existential
I am an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with both a psychiatric-mental health and medical background. My focus is a holistic approach using medication management and psychotherapy, aiming for wellness and life functioning. On your first appointment, we will complete a thorough examination of mental health problems as well as medical issues that might be causing interference in your life. For those of you who have had chronic difficulty in finding the right medication, I also offer genetic testing. This testing sheds light on nerve chemistry that might interfere with psychiatric medication effectiveness.
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Dr. David L. Lopez / Cornell Affiliated
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP, Cornell, Faculty Verified
Verified
Greenwich, CT
Cornell and Columbia trained, Dr. Lopez does not believe in one-size-fits-all treatments. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the national Child and Adolescent Psychiatry society (AACAP) and believes in down-to-earth approaches that really make sense. Dr. Lopez is also an adult psychotherapist with many years of training in the most in-depth psychotherapies. He provides interventions that have clear results. He is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and teaches at Cornell and Columbia specialized training programs. He now brings to Connecticut the latest knowledge to help kids, parents, and adult patients.
Existential
(203) 717-4704
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Greenwich, CT
Existential
Cornell and Columbia trained, Dr. Lopez does not believe in one-size-fits-all treatments. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the national Child and Adolescent Psychiatry society (AACAP) and believes in down-to-earth approaches that really make sense. Dr. Lopez is also an adult psychotherapist with many years of training in the most in-depth psychotherapies. He provides interventions that have clear results. He is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and teaches at Cornell and Columbia specialized training programs. He now brings to Connecticut the latest knowledge to help kids, parents, and adult patients.
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Jennifer A Scruggs
Psychiatrist, MD, MS Verified
Verified
Greenwich, CT
Thanks for visiting my page. I'm Dr. Scruggs. Of note, I am practicing solely by telepsychiatry in any region of CT, NY, or RI at this time. I studied philosophy and psychology at Yale University, have a Master’s in pharmacology from Tulane and trained in adult psychiatry at Brown. I offer combination med management and psychodynamic psychotherapy, couple‘s and family therapy. Executive coaching, with a focus on personality and character mismatches causing team conflicts or individual performance issues, is also a great interest of mine. If you are struggling during this traumatic time personally or professionally please reach out.
Existential
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Greenwich, CT
Existential
Thanks for visiting my page. I'm Dr. Scruggs. Of note, I am practicing solely by telepsychiatry in any region of CT, NY, or RI at this time. I studied philosophy and psychology at Yale University, have a Master’s in pharmacology from Tulane and trained in adult psychiatry at Brown. I offer combination med management and psychodynamic psychotherapy, couple‘s and family therapy. Executive coaching, with a focus on personality and character mismatches causing team conflicts or individual performance issues, is also a great interest of mine. If you are struggling during this traumatic time personally or professionally please reach out.
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Deborah L Collins-Perrica
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNS, APRN Verified
Verified
Glastonbury, CT
Deborah Collins-Perrica is a board certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist APRN, with over 10 years of experience in the treatment of adults, providing initial psychiatric diagnostic assessments, medication management, individual and group psychotherapy, and ongoing evaluation and management. She is board certified in general psychiatry, the diagnosis and treatment of dementia, clinical psychopharmacology and treats a full range of psychiatric disorders. A certified EMDR clinicin.
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(860) 356-3756
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Glastonbury, CT
Existential
Deborah Collins-Perrica is a board certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist APRN, with over 10 years of experience in the treatment of adults, providing initial psychiatric diagnostic assessments, medication management, individual and group psychotherapy, and ongoing evaluation and management. She is board certified in general psychiatry, the diagnosis and treatment of dementia, clinical psychopharmacology and treats a full range of psychiatric disorders. A certified EMDR clinicin.

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

West Hartford 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 West Hartford has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for West Hartford child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in West Hartford). 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 West Hartford, 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. West Hartford Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.