Psychiatrists in Acton, MA

David D Kaminester
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am dually board-certified in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and have been in practice since 2004. I have undergone advanced training in child and adolescent psychotherapy, and have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults, including much experience working in the collegiate mental health field. Commonly-seen issues in my practice include ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and Disruptive Behavior Disorders (eg Oppositional Defiant Disorder). I also work extensively with families and school systems. I promote treatment in a nurturing environment and the formation of a strong therapeutic attachment.
(978) 785-8224 
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Acton, MA 01718
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Nicole Duane
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, CPNP
Verified
I have 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families as a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. My practice uses a whole person approach connecting mental health and medicine, mind and body. I collaborate with other professionals such as therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, guidance counselors, teachers, and family members (with your consent). Clients are encouraged to engage with a therapist, recognizing that this is a personal choice.
(978) 222-7989 
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Acton, MA 01718
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Mary C Barbato
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMCNS-B
Verified
Welcoming NEW patients! Ally Integrated Healthcare, LLC Harvard location is the home of Mary Barbato. Mary is a board-certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist who has been practicing for the last 20 years. She earned her Master’s degree from Northeastern University. Mary has experience working in outpatient clinics, private practice and inpatient unit (McLean Hospital for 6 years) and academic settings. She prescribes and manages psychiatric medications, she also encourages exercise /fitness balanced nutrition, yoga and meditation as part of holistic mental health care. She has experience working with a wide range of patients
(351) 333-1695 
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Acton, MA 01718
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Stephanie Ann Randazzo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
I am Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) since 2017. I received my Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health in 2016 from Northeastern University in Boston. As a Registered Nurse, the majority of my past nursing experience is with women and children. In the realm of school nursing I have served children with special needs, first at the Cotting School in Lexington, then shared between Arlington School and Pathways Academy, both of McLean Hospital, becoming full time at Arlington School of McLean.
(978) 451-6238 
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Acton, MA 01718
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Acton 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 Acton has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. 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 , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

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

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in Acton, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Acton, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Acton as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Acton). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.