Sexual Addiction Psychiatrists in Belmont, MA

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Joseph Allaire
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, B-C
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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.
(857) 887-2504
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Belmont, MA 02478
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Nicholas R Barnes
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Nicholas Barnes is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist in the Boston area (Belmont, MA). He provides treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, addiction and chronic pain. As a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and additionally a board certified pain medicine physician, he is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between medical and psychological treatments. Dr. Barnes draws on traditional talk therapy, mindfulness and philosophical perspectives, and modern neuroscience to help people develop insight, emotional freedom, self-acceptance, and behavioral change.
(857) 576-5052
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Belmont, MA 02478
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Mark Green
Psychiatrist, MD
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2 Endorsed
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I am a specialist in dual disorders, and treat people with addictions as well as the full range of psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia, bipolar illnesses, depression, OCD and panic. I often work with people other docs have not connected with, or considered too tough, because I listen, and am flexible and straightforward, yet at the same time thorough and safe. This includes those not ready to make a behavior change, younger people, those with unstable or complex conditions, pain, sleep disorders and those who don't want to take medicines.
(617) 440-4057
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Belmont, MA 02478
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Integrative Psychiatry & TMS Dr. Ying A. Cao
Psychiatrist, MD, MEng
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1 Endorsed
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Thriving in an evermore complex world can be overwhelming; mental health is key and self-actualization is a journey best undertaken with good support. Hello! I am a Harvard-affiliated psychiatrist and MIT-trained engineer with additional background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and genetics. I believe in the motto "Mind & Hand" and the transformative power of integrative care that aims to incorporate the full biopsychosocial experience of each patient and actualize lasting growth through facilitating insight, addressing root-causes, shifting paradigms, upgrading coping skills, and implementing measurable improvements.
(617) 648-9046
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Belmont, MA 02478
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Vishal Biala
Psychiatrist, MD
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
“Accepting new patients” - I am a board certified psychiatrist with extensive experience in wide range of psychiatric disorders. I work with both adolescents and adults struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, ADHD, substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders.
(339) 220-0088
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Lexington, MA 02420
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Not accepting new clients
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VirtualPsychiatriccare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP, APRN, PMHNP
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Accepting new patients for telehealth visits in Massachusetts. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. Affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99.
(857) 384-5071
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Boston, MA 02115
Not accepting new clients
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Dr. Barbara Burton - Accepting New Patients
Psychiatrist, MD
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3 Endorsed
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3 Endorsed
When mental health symptoms interfere with everyday life, finding the right clinician can be daunting. I am excited to get to know you and hopefully make your journey a little easier. You deserve an approach that is personalized to your unique story, with a psychiatrist who is attentive, available, and flexible. Together, we will collaborate to design a treatment plan that best fits your individual wellness goals. I have a clinical focus on working with patients from high-stress professions, addressing issues such as burnout, moral injury, relationships, self-esteem, and identity.
(857) 382-2901
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Boston, MA 02116
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Stephanie Weingard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Stephanie L. Weingard graduated from Florida International University, achieving a post-masters certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient settings over the past 8 years. She is also a United States Air Force Reservist and works providing mental health care to both active duty and reserve members.
(904) 549-6746
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Waitlist for new clients
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Samuel Sheffield
Psychiatrist, MD
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Your mental health challenges are hindering your personal, academic, or professional life. You are ready to ask for help and have taken a significant step by starting your search. I would like to help you find a path to greater wellbeing. My approach begins with a consultation to discuss your concerns and treatment options.
(617) 440-3579
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Boston, MA 02115
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Can Bulucu
Psychiatrist, MD
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I have extensive experience in treating Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD, psychiatric problems of elderly including Alzheimer's and other types of Dementias for the last 18 years. I did a subspecialty training in Geriatric Psychiatry and have dual Board Certification in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. I am very careful in treating my patients with medications and my goal is to find the lowest effective dose and avoid multiple medication use when possible.
(781) 786-1739
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Boston, MA 02116
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Anthony DiBartolomeo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
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Thank you for visiting my profile. While pursuing my Master’s degree, I worked as a psychiatric nurse on the eating disorder unit at McLean Hospital. I have training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in hospital and outpatient settings. I am committed to providing individualized and comprehensive care for my clients. Clinical interests include anxiety and depressive disorders; eating disorders; mental health needs of the LGBTQ community; young adult mental health; men’s issues.
(617) 622-5650
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Somerville, MA 02144
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Joseph Allaire
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, B-C
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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.
(857) 887-3141
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Cambridge, MA 02141
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Malak Rafla
Psychiatrist, MD
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Leading a fulfilling and happy life can be challenging and may even seem impossible at times. I believe that communicating and connecting via talk therapy is one path towards a happier and more meaningful life. My view is that therapy provides an opportunity to gain insight into one's relationships with one's self, others and society. I use a variety of approaches in my therapeutic work according to what works for each individual person. Together we'll focus on trying to understand the root causes of various problems and repetitive patterns of behavior that are difficult to change.
(857) 259-5821
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Joseph Allaire
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, B-C
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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.
(617) 433-5898
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Watertown, MA 02472
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Joseph Allaire
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, B-C
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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.
(339) 218-3317
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Burlington, MA 01803
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Joseph Allaire
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, B-C
Verified
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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.
(339) 200-8072
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Lexington, MA 02420
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Nina Sreshta
Psychiatrist, MD
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I believe that everyone is capable of living a life that feels purposeful. Sometimes because of a predisposition to depression or anxiety, losses or traumas endured through life, or the ways we were taught to think about ourselves, that purposeful life can seem like a distant possibility. I see patients primarily for talk therapy, and if needed, I prescribe medication. I work with people not only to cope, but to thrive. Note that I am not an "in-network" provider with any insurance. To request an intake, message me through Psychology Today or visit my website www.ninasreshtamd.com.
(857) 320-3128
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Donna Agave
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Are you looking for personalized and empathetic care for your mental health? Do you have more questions than answers and need someone who will patiently walk you through the path to mental wellness? I am sensitive to each persons struggles and have a range of experience to draw upon to better help my patients.
(781) 384-5326
Brookline, MA 02446
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John Mannion
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
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Now accepting new clients! We just added additional hours and our wait time is only 1-2 weeks. www.ascendboston.com
(339) 675-2186
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Malden, MA 02148
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Joseph Allaire
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, B-C
Verified
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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.
(978) 991-5025
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Wellesley, MA 02482
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Sexual Addiction Psychiatrists

When should someone seek treatment for sex addiction?

People should seek treatment for sex addiction if they cannot control their sexual thoughts or behaviours to the point that it disrupts their ability to function in daily life, for example by threatening their finances, career, or relationships. This may include spending an excessive amount of time obsessing over sex, planning sex, watching pornography, or masturbating, as well as consistently engaging in risky sexual activities, using sex to escape distressing feelings, or attempting yet failing to control sexual behavior.

What are the most common treatment options for sex addiction?

Psychotherapy is the most common treatment for sex addiction; therapy helps patients better understand their compulsive thoughts and behaviors and develop strategies to manage their desires. Therapy may be supplemented by medications, such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-androgens, and the alcohol and substance use medication Naltrexone, as well as support groups, such as 12-step programs.

How long does therapy take for sex addiction?

Recovering from compulsive behavior takes time and effort. There’s no precise timeline for treatment, but research suggests 12 therapy sessions may be enough to see change. Treatment for sexual compulsions requires honesty in therapy, a commitment to understanding triggers and developing coping skills, and potential lifestyle changes such as cutting out alcohol or drugs.

What if sex addiction is left untreated?

Compulsive sexual behavior can have serious repercussions if left unaddressed. For example, if sexual obsessions consume the vast majority of a person’s time, they may lose their job. If they can’t stop paying for sex, their finances may suffer. If they’re dishonest in their relationships, their partner may leave them. If they consistently feel shame, they may struggle with anxiety, depression, or loneliness. Therapy can help people develop the tools to manage sexual thoughts and behaviors that feel uncontrollable.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont, 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. Belmont Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.