Psychiatrists in Amherst, MA

Photo of Nora Schwartz-Martin, Psychiatrist in Amherst, MA
Nora Schwartz-Martin
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
I have worked for 30 plus years as a psychiatrist- mostly with families- and those who have struggled with anxiety/ trauma and mood disorders- as well as adhd. I see people for initial evaluations for what you are struggling with and make recommendations about potential diagnoses and treatment options- I then follow up with you for either medication management or support around your treatment options.
I have worked for 30 plus years as a psychiatrist- mostly with families- and those who have struggled with anxiety/ trauma and mood disorders- as well as adhd. I see people for initial evaluations for what you are struggling with and make recommendations about potential diagnoses and treatment options- I then follow up with you for either medication management or support around your treatment options.
(413) 327-9375 View (413) 327-9375
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Kristen Briody
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner who helps people across the life span manage their diagnoses and medications. I have worked with people who struggle with various symptoms including but not limited to anxiety, depressive symptoms, insomnia, and attentional issues.
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner who helps people across the life span manage their diagnoses and medications. I have worked with people who struggle with various symptoms including but not limited to anxiety, depressive symptoms, insomnia, and attentional issues.
(413) 414-5535 View (413) 414-5535
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Katherine Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, AGNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Katherine brings a humanistic approach to her practice. She uses her background in primary care medicine as well as psychiatry to provide compassionate and client-focused care, and to meet the needs of each patient as individuals. Katherine’s clinical experience is broad and includes adult medicine, geriatrics, community health, and college health. Katherine provides medication therapy using evidence-based practice, which include micro-dosing strategies for care tailored to individual needs.
Katherine brings a humanistic approach to her practice. She uses her background in primary care medicine as well as psychiatry to provide compassionate and client-focused care, and to meet the needs of each patient as individuals. Katherine’s clinical experience is broad and includes adult medicine, geriatrics, community health, and college health. Katherine provides medication therapy using evidence-based practice, which include micro-dosing strategies for care tailored to individual needs.
(413) 666-1412 View (413) 666-1412
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Olga Pavleyeva
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, MA 01002
Olga is committed to helping people find relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and OCD. She offers compassionate, patient-focused treatments for mood and anxiety disorders using Ketamine, TMS and Psychedelic Therapy / Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), as well as psychiatric medication management and treatment consultation services.
Olga is committed to helping people find relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and OCD. She offers compassionate, patient-focused treatments for mood and anxiety disorders using Ketamine, TMS and Psychedelic Therapy / Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), as well as psychiatric medication management and treatment consultation services.
(413) 402-6794 View (413) 402-6794
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Mona Itani
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Dr. Itani is committed to helping people find relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and OCD. She offers compassionate, patient-focused treatments for mood and anxiety disorders using Ketamine, TMS and Psychedelic Therapy / Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), as well as psychiatric treatment consultation services.
Dr. Itani is committed to helping people find relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and OCD. She offers compassionate, patient-focused treatments for mood and anxiety disorders using Ketamine, TMS and Psychedelic Therapy / Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), as well as psychiatric treatment consultation services.
(413) 402-6794 View (413) 402-6794
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Cambridge Biotherapies
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Cambridge Biotherapies is committed to helping people find relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and OCD. We offer treatments in a safe, private, and comfortable setting with highly qualified and supportive staff. We maintain exemplary medical standards and incorporate developments from the most current research in a never-ending quest to improve our outcomes.
Cambridge Biotherapies is committed to helping people find relief from depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and OCD. We offer treatments in a safe, private, and comfortable setting with highly qualified and supportive staff. We maintain exemplary medical standards and incorporate developments from the most current research in a never-ending quest to improve our outcomes.
(413) 402-6794 View (413) 402-6794
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Amalia F Lee
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
I am a Board Certified psychiatrist and have been practicing for 41 years. I have expertise and extensive training in interpersonal and dynamic psychotherapy, and in psychopharmacology. I believe in working with patients to develop a treatment plan that is uniquely appropriate to them, and I devote the time necessary to provide the care patients need. And to provide maximum therapeutic benefit with minimum negative side effects, I take a conservative approach to medication, and get to know you well before prescribing.
I am a Board Certified psychiatrist and have been practicing for 41 years. I have expertise and extensive training in interpersonal and dynamic psychotherapy, and in psychopharmacology. I believe in working with patients to develop a treatment plan that is uniquely appropriate to them, and I devote the time necessary to provide the care patients need. And to provide maximum therapeutic benefit with minimum negative side effects, I take a conservative approach to medication, and get to know you well before prescribing.
(413) 749-4719 View (413) 749-4719
Lydia R Elison
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
I have just opened a psychiatry practice in Hadley, Massachusetts. I treat adult patients for a range of psychiatric issues and my practice, at this time, is open to new patients. I offer thoughtful medication evaluations and medication management. I also have a strong commitment to holistic treatment and offer psychotherapy, for individuals who have an interest in this. I utilize various tools from psychopharmacology and from the different forms of therapy that I've studied and employed.
I have just opened a psychiatry practice in Hadley, Massachusetts. I treat adult patients for a range of psychiatric issues and my practice, at this time, is open to new patients. I offer thoughtful medication evaluations and medication management. I also have a strong commitment to holistic treatment and offer psychotherapy, for individuals who have an interest in this. I utilize various tools from psychopharmacology and from the different forms of therapy that I've studied and employed.
(413) 369-3793 View (413) 369-3793
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Danielle Lamagna
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Danielle brings warmth, humor, and compassion into each session, and engages whole-heartedly in providing holistic and patient-centered care. She has a “less is more” approach with medication management, believing that the bare minimum amount of medication that can provide a thriving quality of life is always ideal. She blends her knowledge of psychopharmacology with thoughtful therapeutic relationship-building to provide a trusting, informed, and judgement-free atmosphere for her patients.
Danielle brings warmth, humor, and compassion into each session, and engages whole-heartedly in providing holistic and patient-centered care. She has a “less is more” approach with medication management, believing that the bare minimum amount of medication that can provide a thriving quality of life is always ideal. She blends her knowledge of psychopharmacology with thoughtful therapeutic relationship-building to provide a trusting, informed, and judgement-free atmosphere for her patients.
(413) 384-5053 View (413) 384-5053
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Kathleen Hawk
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Kathleen “Kate” Hawk is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Yale University. She has provided psychiatric services in Western Massachusetts since 2013 and feels privileged to reside in our diverse community. She has worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds in both acute and community outpatient care for Behavioral Health Network Inc. and The Carson Center For Human Services.
Kathleen “Kate” Hawk is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Yale University. She has provided psychiatric services in Western Massachusetts since 2013 and feels privileged to reside in our diverse community. She has worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds in both acute and community outpatient care for Behavioral Health Network Inc. and The Carson Center For Human Services.
(413) 269-8537 View (413) 269-8537
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Joel E. Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
My first priority throughout my many years of practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis has been to create the environment of trust and safety that any therapeutic relationship must have to be successful. I believe that the changes psychotherapy can bring about occur through an increased capacity for self-understanding and the ability to make sense of one's own experience. I am pragmatic and believe that a variety of psychodynamic approaches may be used depending on the problem at hand.
My first priority throughout my many years of practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis has been to create the environment of trust and safety that any therapeutic relationship must have to be successful. I believe that the changes psychotherapy can bring about occur through an increased capacity for self-understanding and the ability to make sense of one's own experience. I am pragmatic and believe that a variety of psychodynamic approaches may be used depending on the problem at hand.
(413) 277-7948 View (413) 277-7948
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Barry Federman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Amherst, MA 01002
I am a Board Certified advanced practice Psychiatric Nurse. The majority of my practice is psychopharmacology ( prescribing psychiatric medications). I do not treat ADHD or ADD. I treat each person individually and in our collaboration will listen carefully to your concerns, symptoms, and needs to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. In my practice I treat a variety of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, , Bipolar disorder , PTSD as well as others. My  clients range  from late adolescents to geriatrics.  Best way to contact me is email through Psychology Today website.
I am a Board Certified advanced practice Psychiatric Nurse. The majority of my practice is psychopharmacology ( prescribing psychiatric medications). I do not treat ADHD or ADD. I treat each person individually and in our collaboration will listen carefully to your concerns, symptoms, and needs to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. In my practice I treat a variety of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, , Bipolar disorder , PTSD as well as others. My  clients range  from late adolescents to geriatrics.  Best way to contact me is email through Psychology Today website.
(413) 307-4086 View (413) 307-4086
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Donald A Smith Adult Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, MA 01002  (Online Only)
Yes, I am accepting new patients at the present time. I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist, empathic listener, and I have 20 years of experience as a physician and 11 years in private practice. I look forward to helping you to feel better. I practice holistic and evidence supported psychiatry. I provide comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic assessment, education, and prescribe medication to treat your symptoms. Maintaining your privacy is very important to me. Because my practice is out of network, which means I do not accept insurance, I can spend more time with you.
Yes, I am accepting new patients at the present time. I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist, empathic listener, and I have 20 years of experience as a physician and 11 years in private practice. I look forward to helping you to feel better. I practice holistic and evidence supported psychiatry. I provide comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic assessment, education, and prescribe medication to treat your symptoms. Maintaining your privacy is very important to me. Because my practice is out of network, which means I do not accept insurance, I can spend more time with you.
(413) 306-4078 View (413) 306-4078
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Meredith Hogarty
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, MSN, RN, MSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Amherst, MA 01002  (Online Only)
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide therapy and prescribe medication when appropriate to adults and adolescents in both MA and NH. I use an integrative and holistic approach to treatment. My goal is to listen to your concerns, to ease your fears and to support you through your treatment. I view my work with individuals as a partnership and I believe that everyone is an expert in their own mental health and wellbeing. I am committed to working with you to achieve your optimal mental and physical wellness.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide therapy and prescribe medication when appropriate to adults and adolescents in both MA and NH. I use an integrative and holistic approach to treatment. My goal is to listen to your concerns, to ease your fears and to support you through your treatment. I view my work with individuals as a partnership and I believe that everyone is an expert in their own mental health and wellbeing. I am committed to working with you to achieve your optimal mental and physical wellness.
(339) 233-4959 View (339) 233-4959
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Anne-Margaret (Annie) Botelho
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, MA 01002
While I am not personally currently accepting new patients, the providers that work for me are and have immediately availability within 1-2 weeks. Please go to our website www.safeharborwellness.org. Have you been struggling with symptoms that are impacting your ability to move forward? Have you tried medications for these symptoms that haven't been helpful for you? Have you been struggling in relationships, at work, in school or with activities of daily living? I put a focus on symptoms, not just diagnosis, to help you in these areas of your life. GeneSight testing offered, more information available on our website regarding this.
While I am not personally currently accepting new patients, the providers that work for me are and have immediately availability within 1-2 weeks. Please go to our website www.safeharborwellness.org. Have you been struggling with symptoms that are impacting your ability to move forward? Have you tried medications for these symptoms that haven't been helpful for you? Have you been struggling in relationships, at work, in school or with activities of daily living? I put a focus on symptoms, not just diagnosis, to help you in these areas of your life. GeneSight testing offered, more information available on our website regarding this.
(508) 594-3522 View (508) 594-3522
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Stepping Stones Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Stepping Stones Psychiatry, LLC, owned and operated by Piyush Johari, MD and Alice Graham-Brown, MD is a place where we strive to provide high quality, patient centered and compassionate mental health care in a calm, and friendly setting. We were trained in world class institutions and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our practice. Our goal is to welcome you, meet you where you are and to assist you in navigating your way to improved mental health. Please refer to our website, www.steppingstonespsychiatry.com, for more information and to submit a request to become a new client.
Stepping Stones Psychiatry, LLC, owned and operated by Piyush Johari, MD and Alice Graham-Brown, MD is a place where we strive to provide high quality, patient centered and compassionate mental health care in a calm, and friendly setting. We were trained in world class institutions and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our practice. Our goal is to welcome you, meet you where you are and to assist you in navigating your way to improved mental health. Please refer to our website, www.steppingstonespsychiatry.com, for more information and to submit a request to become a new client.
(413) 300-2219 View (413) 300-2219
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Shadi Zaghloul
Psychiatrist, MD, MBA
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Dr. Zaghloul is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Zaghloul has affiliations with Baystate Hospitals, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Holyoke Medical Center. He has taught medical students, psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows. He earned his M.B.A. with a focus on health care from the UMass-Amherst Isenberg School of Management in the spring of 2021.
Dr. Zaghloul is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Zaghloul has affiliations with Baystate Hospitals, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Holyoke Medical Center. He has taught medical students, psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows. He earned his M.B.A. with a focus on health care from the UMass-Amherst Isenberg School of Management in the spring of 2021.
(413) 251-5046 View (413) 251-5046
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Toussaint Casimir
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002  (Online Only)
I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I am licensed in Massachusetts and Florida. For several years, I have been serving those struggling to fulfill their goals due to mental illness. I extend my services from adolescents to adults of all ages. I see patients with conditions like anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar and more.
I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I am licensed in Massachusetts and Florida. For several years, I have been serving those struggling to fulfill their goals due to mental illness. I extend my services from adolescents to adults of all ages. I see patients with conditions like anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar and more.
(413) 308-6694 View (413) 308-6694
Photo of Karina Tamir, Psychiatrist in Amherst, MA
Karina Tamir
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Are you struggling with making decisions, coping with change, loss, relationship issues, or anxiety and mood instability? Effective treatment with an experienced psychiatrist/psychotherapist can bring relief.
Are you struggling with making decisions, coping with change, loss, relationship issues, or anxiety and mood instability? Effective treatment with an experienced psychiatrist/psychotherapist can bring relief.
(978) 717-0162 View (978) 717-0162
Photo of Patti Jacques, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Amherst, MA
Patti Jacques
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NP-C
Verified Verified
Amherst, MA 01002
Aria Healthcare provides treatment for common mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, and menopause. We accept insurance and offer a cash payment option. Please visit our website at ariahealthcare.com for more information.
Aria Healthcare provides treatment for common mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, and menopause. We accept insurance and offer a cash payment option. Please visit our website at ariahealthcare.com for more information.
(508) 715-6858 View (508) 715-6858

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Amherst, MA

20+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in Amherst, MA who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
81% Anxiety
67% Bipolar Disorder
57% Medication Management
52% Trauma and PTSD
48% ADHD
43% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
47% Aetna
47% Harvard Pilgrim

How Psychiatrists in Amherst, MA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Amherst?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.