Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists in Braintree, MA

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Kara Ruggiero
Physician Assistant, PA
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Ms. Ruggiero works as part of the psychiatry team at Aster Mental Health and specializes in patients looking to treat and manage their ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD , OCD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. She offers medication management as well as psychiatric assessment and treatment.
(617) 299-7257
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Jonathan Love
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Love, a psychiatrist at Aster Mental Health, specializes in patients looking to treat and manage their ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD , OCD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. He offers medication management as well as psychiatric assessment and treatment.
(857) 323-5896
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Jessica Kolczewski
Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, APRN
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Are you looking for someone who can both prescribe medications and be present and listen to your experience? I value the importance of combining therapeutic techniques with medication management. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, with 14 years of nursing experience. I treat a variety of patients, including those suffering from trauma , anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, borderline personality disorder and suicidal or self injurious behaviors. On a part time basis, I have a "co-therapist" named Bella. She is trained as a therapy dog for the purpose of providing animal assisted therapy.
(617) 208-4410
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Shahrzad Sims
Psychiatrist, DO
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Dr. Sims, psychiatrist at Aster Mental Health, specializes in patients looking to treat and manage their ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD , OCD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. She offers medicine management as well as psychiatric assessment and treatment.
(857) 877-3809
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Dara Faden
Physician Assistant, PA-C
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Dara Faden is a board-certified Physician Assistant with a specialization in primary care and behavioral health. She has been working in the field for 12 years. She had also completed a Doctorate of Health Sciences and is a professor as well. Dara enjoys primary care because of the vast array of issues that patients bring. She also likes this area of medicine because she can form a working relationship with patients over time. She aims to improve patient health from both a medical and psychosocial lens.
(858) 330-4670
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Ashley Baker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
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We have immediate openings due to our expansion. We understand that getting an appointment in these post COVID times, is nearly impossible. This is why Ascend Integrative Medicine has opened extra spots in the after five hours. Call today and we will get you in right away.
(339) 218-4080
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Beautiful Mind Psychiatric Mental Health Services
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CNP, CRN, APRN, PMHNP
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Let's bring an end to mental health stigma by educating the public. Prevention is the best intervention, and the holistic care approach is one of the most noteworthy parts of the nursing model to help a patient heal versus cure. Beautiful Mind Psychiatric Mental Health Services staff and interns believe in engaging individual patients in his/her care at the very first encounter to promote optimal mental wellness. Consequently, decrease emergency visits and inpatient psychiatric admissions. We empower our patients to take back control of their health and guide them to a healthier self.
(857) 304-0079
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Braintree, MA 02185
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Boston Neurobehavioral Associates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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MSN, APRN,FNP-BC, graduated from Regis college in Western MA in 2011, with honors. I have been a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner for the last 10 years. I've been a Nurse for 27 years. I graduated from Borough of Manhattan College, City University of New York with honors in 1994 with an ASN. Also graduated from Medgar Evers College with honors with a BSN. I am a hospitalist with experience all across the medical, and psychiatry platform. I also have experience in internal medicine and Primary Care. I am also BCLS, ACLS, certified and have professional affiliation, with AANP, and MNA.
(781) 230-7380
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Steadfast Behavioral Health
Psychiatrist, MD
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Steadfast Behavioral Health is a group practice that serves clients throughout Massachusetts. We treat Mood Disorders, Addiction, and other co-occuring health disorders. Our goal is to provide you with our whole person approach and help restore your mental well-being. We offer Psychiatric Services including Psychiatric Evaluation, Ongoing Medication Management, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression and other disorders.
(781) 429-3459
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Contentahealth, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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I am a board certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 15years experience working in mental health, treating a full rage of emotional issues. My goal is that my clients feel emotionally and physically healthy.
(508) 456-6480
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Braintree, MA 02184
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Jacine Yael Vilches
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNPBC, FNP-BC
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Currently we have availability on a weekly basis. Dr. Jacine Vilches is a psychiatric nurse practitioner with dual certification in family practice and psychiatry (double-boarded). After working at a level I trauma center and receiving her doctoral degree from Florida State University she practiced psychiatry in Boston with the severely mentally ill population treating disorders ranging from schizophrenia to generalized anxiety disorder and personality disorders. Recently she moved back to Florida to open her private telepsychiatry practice that focuses on the holistic treatment of mental health disorders.
(904) 822-3048
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Quincy, MA 02169
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Caitlin Mahoney
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, RN, PMHNP
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Catie has experience with anxiety, depression, trauma /stress disorders, psychosis, autism-spectrum disorders, mood disorders and OCD.
Catie is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed to practice throughout the lifespan and has specialized in adolescent/young adult psychiatry. Catie provides diagnostic psychiatric evaluations along with ongoing medication management for ages 12-26-year-olds. Catie has a holistic and tailored approach to treating each person believes in treating the mind and body while targeting symptoms with the least number of medications. Catie believes one of the most critical parts of healing is a provider and client relationship.
(339) 229-6277
Weymouth, MA 02189
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Northeast Wellness, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
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Sokhira Yang is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in the mental health field as well as an advocate for mental health and overall wellness. Sokhira’s areas of interest include ADHD, PTSD , and depression. Sokhira began her nursing career as a corrections nurse, and saw the importance of mental health in underserved populations.
(857) 267-9819
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Quincy, MA 02169
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Institue for Sexual Wellness
Psychiatrist, MD, LCSW, PsyD, PhD
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The goal of treatment at the Institute for Sexual Wellness (ISW) is to create safer communities by improving clients' wellbeing, promoting healthy sexuality, and decreasing sexual abuse. Our clinicians are experienced with treating sexual behaviors which cause significant distress or impairment in well being. In addition to the area of sexual disorders, our staff is experienced at treating general psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and trauma related issues.
(617) 996-7562
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Weymouth, MA 02188
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Francisca Ojei
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
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I've worked with vast ethnic groups, with people who suffer from chronic mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, DID, Bipolar, Borderline personality disorder, Substance abuse problem, Anxiety disorder, ADHD, ADD, Social anxiety, Forensic patient, Anger and explosive disorder, PTSD , Autism, OCD, Dementia, and ETC.
As a keen practitioner, my journey to helping humanity began 11 years ago after graduating with my Bachelors in Nursing, I dedicated 5 years in serving underserved communities in urban and rural areas, worked in a pediatric facility and top Major Hospitals in Boston. Then I decided to complete my Masters in Nursing at Regis College 5 years ago focusing in internal medication. Mental health medicine caught my attention after working in a methadone and suboxone clinic. I further pursed my interest by working at SouthBay for over 2 years, now at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates for almost 2 years.
(774) 332-5563
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Weymouth, MA 02188
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Enrich Wellness Health Center LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
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Management of Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia, Depressive Disorders, PTSD , DIVORCE, ADHD, and many more.
Are you looking for a provider who provides high-quality, patient-centered psychiatric care, using a nonjudgmental approach? A provider with clinical skills, one who is compassionate, empathetic, and goal-oriented? Enrich Wellness Health Center is the place for you. At Enrich, we instill hope to our clients while building a foundation of trust that allows clients to be active participants of their treatment journey. Our main goal is to provide holistic care to a diverse population, equipping clients towards self-actualization and optimal functioning. We provide a warm and welcoming environment that encourages wellness.
(339) 214-9468
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Quincy, MA 02169
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Yu Wang
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP
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•• Accepting New Patients •• I received a doctoral degree at Rush University. I am a dual board-certified nurse practitioner in psychiatric mental health and adult/gerontology primary care. I have worked in hospital settings and out-patient clinics. I specialize in medication management in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD , OCD, eating disorders, and bipolar; serving populations 10 years and beyond.
(339) 220-5536
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Quincy, MA 02169
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Jennifer Tufts
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Tufts, psychiatrist at Aster Mental Health, specializes in patients looking to treat and manage mood disorders from pregnancy through 2 years postpartum, ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD , OCD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. She offers medication management as well as psychiatric assessment and treatment.
(857) 675-3812
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Weymouth, MA 02188
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Cheryl Chen
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Chen is a Harvard trained, double Board Certified psychiatrist who believes in evidence-based and collaborative mental health care for her pediatric and young adult patients. Dr. Chen completed ten years of post graduate training after earning her Bachelors degree in Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from medical school at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. She completed her four year General Psychiatry Residency at University Hospitals/Cleveland Medical Center and then completed her two year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School.
(339) 331-1158
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Quincy, MA 02169
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Cecily Allen
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, BC
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Great to meet you! Working in Psychiatric mental health since 2016, I help children and adults throughout the lifespan. I have an MSN from Regis College. Neurodivergent individuals and those with special needs are very welcome to my practice.
(978) 231-9501
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Quincy, MA 02169
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Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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