Psychiatrists in Andover, MA

Nicholas Johnston
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Andover, MA 01810  (Online Only)
I have been working in the mental health field in various roles since 1998 from working with children and adolescents as a behavioral interventionist and health care coordinator in residential programs for youth with complex diagnoses and histories of trauma, and with adults inpatient at a state hospital. I currently feel passionate about treating ages 6-60
I have been working in the mental health field in various roles since 1998 from working with children and adolescents as a behavioral interventionist and health care coordinator in residential programs for youth with complex diagnoses and histories of trauma, and with adults inpatient at a state hospital. I currently feel passionate about treating ages 6-60
(978) 775-3486 View (978) 775-3486
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Christine M Bourgeois
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, CPNP
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner working in the Andover, MA area. I have been a Nurse Practitioner for 22 years initially starting out with a specialty in primary care pediatrics and then specializing in psychiatry in 2012. My practice is primarily pediatric focused, seeing children from age 7-25. With a background in primary care, I believe in doing a comprehensive medical review while considering the appropriate treatment to meet an individual's psychiatric needs.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner working in the Andover, MA area. I have been a Nurse Practitioner for 22 years initially starting out with a specialty in primary care pediatrics and then specializing in psychiatry in 2012. My practice is primarily pediatric focused, seeing children from age 7-25. With a background in primary care, I believe in doing a comprehensive medical review while considering the appropriate treatment to meet an individual's psychiatric needs.
(781) 996-0746 View (781) 996-0746
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Erin Knight
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MSN, BC
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience in mental health and substance abuse. I am certified through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to prescribe Suboxone. In addition, I prescribe Vivitrol for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with experience in mental health and substance abuse. I am certified through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to prescribe Suboxone. In addition, I prescribe Vivitrol for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders.
(978) 705-6059 View (978) 705-6059
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Renee E. Snow
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
Not accepting new clients
Please note that I am not taking new patients at this time. Making the decision to get help can be difficult. My hope for you is that you can discover your own capacity to heal and grow. Change is possible, and therapy can be a powerful tool in facilitating this change. Every patient is unique, and each person has developed a strategy to handle the problems in their life. Many of these work well, while others may no longer be useful. New skills and perspectives may be needed to move forward. I encourage my clients to use therapy as a way to discover and build on their existing strengths.
Please note that I am not taking new patients at this time. Making the decision to get help can be difficult. My hope for you is that you can discover your own capacity to heal and grow. Change is possible, and therapy can be a powerful tool in facilitating this change. Every patient is unique, and each person has developed a strategy to handle the problems in their life. Many of these work well, while others may no longer be useful. New skills and perspectives may be needed to move forward. I encourage my clients to use therapy as a way to discover and build on their existing strengths.
(978) 653-3231 View (978) 653-3231
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Nadine Collier
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
Andover, MA 01810  (Online Only)
The decision to seek help for a mental health issue does not always come naturally. Many people endure needless suffering for months or years even, rather than seek help. The reasons why vary. Some are skeptical about the effectiveness of mental health therapy or concerned about the need for medication. Whatever the reason for not seeking help, it is absolutely crucial that you give yourself a break. Remaining in denial, making excuses, or judging yourself harshly probably isn’t the way you would handle a physical health problem.
The decision to seek help for a mental health issue does not always come naturally. Many people endure needless suffering for months or years even, rather than seek help. The reasons why vary. Some are skeptical about the effectiveness of mental health therapy or concerned about the need for medication. Whatever the reason for not seeking help, it is absolutely crucial that you give yourself a break. Remaining in denial, making excuses, or judging yourself harshly probably isn’t the way you would handle a physical health problem.
(617) 616-8828 View (617) 616-8828
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Chandler Diffily
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner practicing out of Andover, MA. I have experience in treating teens, young adults and adults in the outpatient mental health setting. Prior to practicing as a PMHNP, I worked as a Registered Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital for 5 years.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner practicing out of Andover, MA. I have experience in treating teens, young adults and adults in the outpatient mental health setting. Prior to practicing as a PMHNP, I worked as a Registered Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital for 5 years.
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Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
(508) 719-9798 View (508) 719-9798
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Connor Stimpson
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
My clients are often people who want to get better and are open to treatment recommendations. If you are seeking treatment you should be provided with empathy, compassion, and evidence-based practice.
My clients are often people who want to get better and are open to treatment recommendations. If you are seeking treatment you should be provided with empathy, compassion, and evidence-based practice.
(508) 691-8827 View (508) 691-8827
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Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(508) 691-8391 View (508) 691-8391
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Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, B-C
Andover, MA 01810
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
(508) 812-9009 View (508) 812-9009
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George Karanja
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Andover, MA 01810  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm an enthusiastic Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a seasoned healthcare professional with a solid nursing background, all geared towards making mental health better for you. My joy comes from helping people explore creative paths on their mental health journey.
Hello there! I'm an enthusiastic Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a seasoned healthcare professional with a solid nursing background, all geared towards making mental health better for you. My joy comes from helping people explore creative paths on their mental health journey.
(978) 440-1107 View (978) 440-1107
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Emily Coyle
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
An ideal client would be someone who is open, honest, and willing to ask for help. This person wants to get better and is open to suggestions and treatment options. They are willing to put in the effort to help themselves and work as a team with their provider in order to move toward mental wellness.
An ideal client would be someone who is open, honest, and willing to ask for help. This person wants to get better and is open to suggestions and treatment options. They are willing to put in the effort to help themselves and work as a team with their provider in order to move toward mental wellness.
(508) 682-4489 View (508) 682-4489
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Carol Smith
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
(508) 691-8558 View (508) 691-8558
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Harmony Bay
Psychiatrist
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
Harmony Bay is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
Harmony Bay is a psychiatry and therapy office that provides primary mental health treatment programs for psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD. We offer a clean, bright environment with a calming and positive tone. We offer programs and services for both therapy and psychiatry including individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management.
(508) 682-4405 View (508) 682-4405
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Joseph Allaire
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, B-C
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with multiple years of experience working in Psychiatric and Critical Care Nursing. I have experience treating various Psychiatric disorders and enjoy working with people in all life stages.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with multiple years of experience working in Psychiatric and Critical Care Nursing. I have experience treating various Psychiatric disorders and enjoy working with people in all life stages.
(508) 906-7167 View (508) 906-7167
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Liza Hunter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ANP-BC, PMHNP-B
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
I want to work with clients who are active partners rather than recipients. I view providing care as a partnership. My ideal patient is seeking care because they want to feel better and improve their life. An ideal patient makes their needs and goals known as we work together. I admire my patients who have an open mind to suggestions for interventions that may improve how they feel. I believe this flexibility can open up new possibilities for well-being.
I want to work with clients who are active partners rather than recipients. I view providing care as a partnership. My ideal patient is seeking care because they want to feel better and improve their life. An ideal patient makes their needs and goals known as we work together. I admire my patients who have an open mind to suggestions for interventions that may improve how they feel. I believe this flexibility can open up new possibilities for well-being.
(508) 501-3629 View (508) 501-3629
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Jennifer Boisture
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
I work with people who want to get more enjoyment from their busy lives and relationships. Juggling career and personal life is stressful and over time, can have a big physical and emotional impact. I help clients examine the patterns in their lives that may keep them from feeling their best. This can involve treatment with medication for depression, anxiety, ADD, insomnia or other conditions, and psychotherapy for those without need or desire for medications.
I work with people who want to get more enjoyment from their busy lives and relationships. Juggling career and personal life is stressful and over time, can have a big physical and emotional impact. I help clients examine the patterns in their lives that may keep them from feeling their best. This can involve treatment with medication for depression, anxiety, ADD, insomnia or other conditions, and psychotherapy for those without need or desire for medications.
(978) 683-4266 View (978) 683-4266
Zuri Psychiatric Health LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ACNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Andover, MA 01810
At Zuri Psychiatric Health we strongly believe in establishing therapeutic authentic relationships With our patients by providing a safe, confidential, and reliable environment. Maintaining respectful relationships is the foundation for growth. The bulk of our practice is medication management, however, we work collaboratively with other therapists and provide referrals for those without. A combination of individual therapy and medication management often works best for treatment. Our focus is to work with patients to reach their highest potential toward a more positive, functional, and satisfying life.
At Zuri Psychiatric Health we strongly believe in establishing therapeutic authentic relationships With our patients by providing a safe, confidential, and reliable environment. Maintaining respectful relationships is the foundation for growth. The bulk of our practice is medication management, however, we work collaboratively with other therapists and provide referrals for those without. A combination of individual therapy and medication management often works best for treatment. Our focus is to work with patients to reach their highest potential toward a more positive, functional, and satisfying life.
(781) 912-3485 View (781) 912-3485
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Essex Psychiatric Associates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
Making the decision to get help isn't always easy, but it is an important step towards reclaiming your healing and growth. I strongly believe in building a therapeutic relationship by providing a safe, confidential, and reliable environment for my patients. Although the bulk of my practice is in medication management, I believe that combining therapy and medication management usually yields the best results with treatment goals. The goal of my treatment is to help my patients achieve their fullest potential and to improve their quality of life.
Making the decision to get help isn't always easy, but it is an important step towards reclaiming your healing and growth. I strongly believe in building a therapeutic relationship by providing a safe, confidential, and reliable environment for my patients. Although the bulk of my practice is in medication management, I believe that combining therapy and medication management usually yields the best results with treatment goals. The goal of my treatment is to help my patients achieve their fullest potential and to improve their quality of life.
(978) 788-9495 View (978) 788-9495
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Marina Vijayakanthan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Andover, MA 01810
Mental health concerns are increasing rapidly in the past few years due to social media, the pandemic and recent tragedies. It should no longer be stigmatized but rather talked about openly so that individuals understand that they are not alone and that symptoms can improve. I have years of experience assessing and treating individuals with mental illness throughout their lifespan. I believe that at the core of any great mental health service should be trust and good rapport. When someone truly feels comfortable, they are better able to access therapeutic skills that will improve their symptoms.
Mental health concerns are increasing rapidly in the past few years due to social media, the pandemic and recent tragedies. It should no longer be stigmatized but rather talked about openly so that individuals understand that they are not alone and that symptoms can improve. I have years of experience assessing and treating individuals with mental illness throughout their lifespan. I believe that at the core of any great mental health service should be trust and good rapport. When someone truly feels comfortable, they are better able to access therapeutic skills that will improve their symptoms.
(508) 422-4185 View (508) 422-4185

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Number of Psychiatrists in Andover, MA

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Psychiatrists in Andover, MA who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
79% Bipolar Disorder
76% Medication Management
72% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
69% ADHD
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
87% Optum
78% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in Andover, MA see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Andover?

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.