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Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA
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Kara Ruggiero

Physician Assistant, PA

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
325 Wood Road, Ste 209, Braintree, MA 02184
Let's Connect (617) 299-7257
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Ms. Ruggiero, a Physician Assistant at Aster Mental Health, specializes in patients looking to treat and manage their ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and bipolar disorder. Her holistic treatment style combines medication management with various psychotherapy techniques including CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based approaches. She offers medication management as well as psychiatric assessment and treatment.
Ms. Ruggiero completed her training at Tufts University.
Ms. Ruggiero creates a safe, confidential, and inviting environment for you to obtain the best treatment possible. She offers in-person and telehealth appointments.
Take the first step to help. Call or Kara Ruggiero now - (617) 299-7257

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Aster Mental Health

325 Wood Road

Ste 209

Braintree, MA 02184

(617) 299-7257

Aster Mental Health

8 Essex Center Drive

Ste 110

Peabody, MA 01960

I specialize in Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Depression 
I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (617) 299-7257
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My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Aster Mental Health

325 Wood Road

Ste 209

Braintree, MA 02184

(617) 299-7257

Aster Mental Health

8 Essex Center Drive

Ste 110

Peabody, MA 01960

I specialize in Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Depression 
I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Mass General Brigham | Allways Health
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (617) 299-7257
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Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (617) 299-7257
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Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today License: Massachusetts / PA6526 Kara Ruggiero
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (617) 299-7257
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Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (617) 299-7257
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Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Body Positivity
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (617) 299-7257
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Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA
Do these issues align with your needs? or (617) 299-7257
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Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (617) 299-7257
Photo of Kara Ruggiero, PA, Physician Assistant
Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (617) 299-7257
Photo of Kara Ruggiero, PA, Physician Assistant
Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA

Location

Primary Location

Aster Mental Health

325 Wood Road

Ste 209

Braintree, MA 02184

(617) 299-7257

Additional Location

Aster Mental Health

8 Essex Center Drive

Ste 110

Peabody, MA 01960

(617) 299-7257
Take the first step to help. Call now - (617) 299-7257
Photo of Kara Ruggiero, PA, Physician Assistant
Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA
Take the first step to help. Call now - (617) 299-7257
Photo of Kara Ruggiero, PA, Physician Assistant
Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA