Psychiatrists in Boston, MA

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Kevin DiCesare
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Dr. Kevin DiCesare is a board-certified psychiatrist, treating adults. He received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and then went on to train at Maine Medical Center for his psychiatric residency. He has 22 years of expertise in diagnosing and treating psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, Bipolar spectrum disorders, adjustment problems, ADHD and other disorders.
Dr. Kevin DiCesare is a board-certified psychiatrist, treating adults. He received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and then went on to train at Maine Medical Center for his psychiatric residency. He has 22 years of expertise in diagnosing and treating psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, Bipolar spectrum disorders, adjustment problems, ADHD and other disorders.
(617) 307-1738 View (617) 307-1738
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Ronald T Lee
Psychiatrist, MD, MS, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges, despite trying everything but medication? If you're at a crossroads, struggling with emotions or impulses, know that seeking help is a sign of strength. I'm here to support and guide you towards your best self, offering a journey of transformation. Together, we can navigate this path, ensuring you don't have to face these challenges alone. I'm a Boston Psychiatrist who is currently serving all residents of MA via virtual psychiatry; please call for more information or a free 10 minute phone consultation!
Feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges, despite trying everything but medication? If you're at a crossroads, struggling with emotions or impulses, know that seeking help is a sign of strength. I'm here to support and guide you towards your best self, offering a journey of transformation. Together, we can navigate this path, ensuring you don't have to face these challenges alone. I'm a Boston Psychiatrist who is currently serving all residents of MA via virtual psychiatry; please call for more information or a free 10 minute phone consultation!
(617) 295-7380 View (617) 295-7380
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Daniel Gonzalez
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Do you have difficulty feeling at peace? Do you struggle with finding your voice, unable to fully embrace who you are? Is it difficult for you to accept yourself, or challenging to navigate your life, given your current environment or community? These are certainly distressing feelings that can contribute to restlessness, anxiety, or depression. They can be debilitating and keep you from living the life you envision. I believe we are multi-faceted individuals, with dynamic and evolving features, who are both capable and deserving of living with a greater sense of fulfillment and connectedness.
Do you have difficulty feeling at peace? Do you struggle with finding your voice, unable to fully embrace who you are? Is it difficult for you to accept yourself, or challenging to navigate your life, given your current environment or community? These are certainly distressing feelings that can contribute to restlessness, anxiety, or depression. They can be debilitating and keep you from living the life you envision. I believe we are multi-faceted individuals, with dynamic and evolving features, who are both capable and deserving of living with a greater sense of fulfillment and connectedness.
(508) 859-7833 View (508) 859-7833
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Melanie Kelley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
My name is Melanie Kelley, and I am an ANCC board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner passionate about delivering innovative mental health care, including psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I combine both medication management and psychotherapy modalities to treat children, adolescents, and adults to achieve sustainable and safe outcomes. As many of us know, treatment takes a collaborative and multimodal approach that is unique and individualized based on the patient's desired goals and outcomes.
My name is Melanie Kelley, and I am an ANCC board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner passionate about delivering innovative mental health care, including psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. I combine both medication management and psychotherapy modalities to treat children, adolescents, and adults to achieve sustainable and safe outcomes. As many of us know, treatment takes a collaborative and multimodal approach that is unique and individualized based on the patient's desired goals and outcomes.
(617) 397-5273 View (617) 397-5273
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Julie Bass, PMHNP - OptiMindHealth
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115
Julie received her Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University and is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has worked in psychiatric nursing since 2016 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Julie treats a variety of psychiatric conditions using an individualized approach and creates a treatment plan that is tailored to each patient's individual needs, desired outcome, and personal considerations.
Julie received her Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio State University and is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has worked in psychiatric nursing since 2016 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Julie treats a variety of psychiatric conditions using an individualized approach and creates a treatment plan that is tailored to each patient's individual needs, desired outcome, and personal considerations.
(857) 309-2737 View (857) 309-2737
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Kelechi Job
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 5 years experience, providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management for patients with mental health problems.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 5 years experience, providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management for patients with mental health problems.
(617) 675-5996 View (617) 675-5996
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Jan Nelson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARPN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Currently we have availability on a weekly basis starting in May 2024. Jan Nelson is a psychiatric nurse practitioner with board certification in psychiatry. With over 10 years working in the psychiatry field, she has experience with all levels of mental health including treating anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, attention deficit, sleep disorders, OCD, trauma, and others. Her practice focuses on the whole body, using a wide variety of treatment modalities including holistic treatment, medication management and therapy.
Currently we have availability on a weekly basis starting in May 2024. Jan Nelson is a psychiatric nurse practitioner with board certification in psychiatry. With over 10 years working in the psychiatry field, she has experience with all levels of mental health including treating anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, attention deficit, sleep disorders, OCD, trauma, and others. Her practice focuses on the whole body, using a wide variety of treatment modalities including holistic treatment, medication management and therapy.
(857) 371-1119 View (857) 371-1119
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Beatrice Boham
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02135
A person seeking compassionate psychiatric care who is experiencing anxiety, depression, or mood disorders is Dr Boham's ideal client. This individual appreciates a comprehensive strategy that blends medicine and therapy to create a unique, efficient treatment plan. This individual's ultimate goals are to achieve mental well-being and lead a balanced, meaningful life.
A person seeking compassionate psychiatric care who is experiencing anxiety, depression, or mood disorders is Dr Boham's ideal client. This individual appreciates a comprehensive strategy that blends medicine and therapy to create a unique, efficient treatment plan. This individual's ultimate goals are to achieve mental well-being and lead a balanced, meaningful life.
(857) 567-3693 View (857) 567-3693
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Joonhee Cho
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many patients suffer for a prolonged period of time before arriving at the point of seeking help. I commend you on your resilience and insight, and look forward to working together towards healing and recovery. It is my top priority to create a welcoming and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment for you. Empathy, compassion and kindness are the core elements I strive to integrate into both pharmacotherapy (medication treatment) and psychotherapy (talk therapy).
Many patients suffer for a prolonged period of time before arriving at the point of seeking help. I commend you on your resilience and insight, and look forward to working together towards healing and recovery. It is my top priority to create a welcoming and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment for you. Empathy, compassion and kindness are the core elements I strive to integrate into both pharmacotherapy (medication treatment) and psychotherapy (talk therapy).
(617) 749-2554 View (617) 749-2554
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Nadia Carter
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has worked in psychiatry within several capacities since 2009, starting at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. I currently work at Cambridge Health Alliance- A Harvard Affiliated Hospital, where I provide compassionate, patient-centered, and evidence-based care in various clinical environments.
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has worked in psychiatry within several capacities since 2009, starting at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. I currently work at Cambridge Health Alliance- A Harvard Affiliated Hospital, where I provide compassionate, patient-centered, and evidence-based care in various clinical environments.
(857) 384-5937 View (857) 384-5937
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Adriana Blakely-Chavez
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108
With a strong commitment to mental health, I have acquired extensive experience as a dedicated and compassionate mental health professional. I played a vital role in educating patients on essential aspects of mental health, and I've also done a lot of work in helping individuals dealing with diabetic and weight management issues deal and work through these concerns.
With a strong commitment to mental health, I have acquired extensive experience as a dedicated and compassionate mental health professional. I played a vital role in educating patients on essential aspects of mental health, and I've also done a lot of work in helping individuals dealing with diabetic and weight management issues deal and work through these concerns.
(857) 688-3825 View (857) 688-3825
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Joy O'Brien
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I am a dually board certified nurse practitioner in family medicine and psychiatry. I have over a decade of experience working across the lifespan helping people find their way to the healthy life that they desire.
I am a dually board certified nurse practitioner in family medicine and psychiatry. I have over a decade of experience working across the lifespan helping people find their way to the healthy life that they desire.
(508) 978-3705 View (508) 978-3705
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Saria El Haddad
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Dr. Saria El Haddad is double boarded in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. She previously held a leadership role of medical director for the dual diagnosis partial hospitalization program at the Brigham and Women's Faulkner hospital where she helped create and establish this program, and also worked as an outpatient addiction psychiatrist. She has been involved in teaching and currently maintains academic affiliation with the Harvard Medical School. In addition, she has appeared in numerous professional publications and authored several research papers.
Dr. Saria El Haddad is double boarded in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. She previously held a leadership role of medical director for the dual diagnosis partial hospitalization program at the Brigham and Women's Faulkner hospital where she helped create and establish this program, and also worked as an outpatient addiction psychiatrist. She has been involved in teaching and currently maintains academic affiliation with the Harvard Medical School. In addition, she has appeared in numerous professional publications and authored several research papers.
(617) 579-8573 View (617) 579-8573
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Shannon Psychiatry, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C , PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to Shannon Psychiatry! I am accepting new patients at this time. My primary specialty is ages 14 years to 30 years. All visits are through telemedicine, so I can see anyone in the state of Massachusetts from the comfort of your home, without having to worry about the commute! If you are a new patient, urgently needing to be seen, I can usually get you in within 2-3 days. My love for what I do in psychiatry, comes from the joy I get in helping others improve their lives. Most of my patients do not know which direction to go when then come to me, and that is ok. We can work on that together!
Hello and welcome to Shannon Psychiatry! I am accepting new patients at this time. My primary specialty is ages 14 years to 30 years. All visits are through telemedicine, so I can see anyone in the state of Massachusetts from the comfort of your home, without having to worry about the commute! If you are a new patient, urgently needing to be seen, I can usually get you in within 2-3 days. My love for what I do in psychiatry, comes from the joy I get in helping others improve their lives. Most of my patients do not know which direction to go when then come to me, and that is ok. We can work on that together!
(857) 887-2397 View (857) 887-2397
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Joseph Yeretsian
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115
I work closely with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and work-related challenges, and I offer counseling for couples and families.
I work closely with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and work-related challenges, and I offer counseling for couples and families.
(978) 391-6288 View (978) 391-6288
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Rachel Steere
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
Waitlist for new clients
I am a double board-certified psychiatrist in adult psychiatry and addiction psychiatry in Boston, Massachusetts. I provide psychiatric evaluation, consultation, individual psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology for adults age 18-65. My focus is on helping individuals to develop a greater understanding of themselves and their patterns of relating to others as they navigate life transitions, relationships, losses, and life’s many complexities.
I am a double board-certified psychiatrist in adult psychiatry and addiction psychiatry in Boston, Massachusetts. I provide psychiatric evaluation, consultation, individual psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology for adults age 18-65. My focus is on helping individuals to develop a greater understanding of themselves and their patterns of relating to others as they navigate life transitions, relationships, losses, and life’s many complexities.
(857) 382-3215 View (857) 382-3215
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Dr. Misty Stafford
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I am an ivy league-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist seeing patients for combined psychotherapy and medication management services by telehealth. My practice is small and patient-focused with a tailored approach to meet every patient's unique needs. My approach to treatment is to provide a safe, comforting environment where patients feel able to express themselves emotionally without fear of judgment. I pride myself on being empathic, warm and caring with an ability to personally connect with each of my patients and their families. I love what I do and I believe this reflects in the results I help my patients achieve.
I am an ivy league-trained child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist seeing patients for combined psychotherapy and medication management services by telehealth. My practice is small and patient-focused with a tailored approach to meet every patient's unique needs. My approach to treatment is to provide a safe, comforting environment where patients feel able to express themselves emotionally without fear of judgment. I pride myself on being empathic, warm and caring with an ability to personally connect with each of my patients and their families. I love what I do and I believe this reflects in the results I help my patients achieve.
(617) 431-4864 View (617) 431-4864
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Joshua Hatcher-Mullins
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02111  (Online Only)
Joshua believes in caring for the whole person holistically. He strives to understand current mental health concerns as well as various stressors and past traumas. He provides a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment for clients. He works collaboratively with clients to create a plan, overcome stuck points, and reach treatment goals utilizing both therapeutic techniques and medication. Joshua's education consists of some of the highest rated programs in the country - Cornell, Duke University, and GSU, as well as an Emory Residency program. Most insurances accepted, generally with very low or NO copay - verified before first visit!
Joshua believes in caring for the whole person holistically. He strives to understand current mental health concerns as well as various stressors and past traumas. He provides a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment for clients. He works collaboratively with clients to create a plan, overcome stuck points, and reach treatment goals utilizing both therapeutic techniques and medication. Joshua's education consists of some of the highest rated programs in the country - Cornell, Duke University, and GSU, as well as an Emory Residency program. Most insurances accepted, generally with very low or NO copay - verified before first visit!
(508) 684-2846 View (508) 684-2846
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Ahmed Makhlouf
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115
I help people overcome psychiatric conditions, enabling them to live fuller, more satisfying lives. I am here to provide the support and expertise you need. Every individual is unique, and so are their treatment needs. I tailor each treatment plan specifically for you, utilizing a blend of therapies and medications as necessary.
I help people overcome psychiatric conditions, enabling them to live fuller, more satisfying lives. I am here to provide the support and expertise you need. Every individual is unique, and so are their treatment needs. I tailor each treatment plan specifically for you, utilizing a blend of therapies and medications as necessary.
(857) 374-6285 View (857) 374-6285
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Michelle McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
(617) 882-7176 View (617) 882-7176
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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Boston, MA

400+

Average cost per session

$250

Psychiatrists in Boston, MA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
72% Bipolar Disorder
72% Medication Management
70% ADHD
69% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
81% Cigna and Evernorth
80% Aetna

How Psychiatrists in Boston, MA see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
30% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Boston?

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.