Telepsychiatry for North Easton, MA

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Duny Damas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP-PMH
Verified Verified
North Easton, MA 02356
Duny Damas, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience. Dr. Dumas is devoted to the care of his patients and is motivated to provide them with compassionate evidenced-based care. Education & Certifications Dr. Damas received his Bachelor in Nursing from The University of Massachusetts “ Boston. He then obtained his Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor in Nursing Practice from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Duny Damas, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience. Dr. Dumas is devoted to the care of his patients and is motivated to provide them with compassionate evidenced-based care. Education & Certifications Dr. Damas received his Bachelor in Nursing from The University of Massachusetts “ Boston. He then obtained his Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor in Nursing Practice from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
(508) 850-0658 View (508) 850-0658
Photo of Melissa Gregory, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Melissa Gregory
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
North Easton, MA 02356  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Melissa. As a Lifespan Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am committed to offering individualized, holistic, and comprehensive mental health treatment to each patient. I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, eating disorders, OCD, women's health, sleep disorders, self-esteem issues, bipolar and mood disorders. I understand that mental health is multifaceted and deeply interconnected with various aspects of an individual's life, including physical health, relationships, and lifestyle factors.
Welcome! My name is Melissa. As a Lifespan Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am committed to offering individualized, holistic, and comprehensive mental health treatment to each patient. I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, eating disorders, OCD, women's health, sleep disorders, self-esteem issues, bipolar and mood disorders. I understand that mental health is multifaceted and deeply interconnected with various aspects of an individual's life, including physical health, relationships, and lifestyle factors.
(774) 500-3498 View (774) 500-3498
Photo of Melissa Gregory, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Melissa Gregory
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Easton, MA 02356  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Melissa. As a Lifespan Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am committed to offering individualized, holistic, and comprehensive mental health treatment to each patient. I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders. I understand that mental health is multifaceted and deeply interconnected with various aspects of an individual's life, including physical health, relationships, and lifestyle factors. Therefore, my approach to treatment is tailored to address the unique needs and circumstances of each person.
Welcome! My name is Melissa. As a Lifespan Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am committed to offering individualized, holistic, and comprehensive mental health treatment to each patient. I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders. I understand that mental health is multifaceted and deeply interconnected with various aspects of an individual's life, including physical health, relationships, and lifestyle factors. Therefore, my approach to treatment is tailored to address the unique needs and circumstances of each person.
(774) 545-8675 View (774) 545-8675
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Hali Massri
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
North Easton, MA 02356
Hali Massri is a licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 4 years experience specializing in the child and adolescent population. Hali has had experience in treating numerous psychiatric diagnoses from ADHD, depression, anxiety, to mood and thought disorders both in acute and outpatient settings. Hali enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, and nieces and nephews, but also newly a vegetable gardener. Hali received her first Bachelor of Science in exercise health sciences at UMass Boston, however returned to school for a second Bachelors of Science in Nursing completing the accelerated BSN program at Northeastern University.
Hali Massri is a licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 4 years experience specializing in the child and adolescent population. Hali has had experience in treating numerous psychiatric diagnoses from ADHD, depression, anxiety, to mood and thought disorders both in acute and outpatient settings. Hali enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, and nieces and nephews, but also newly a vegetable gardener. Hali received her first Bachelor of Science in exercise health sciences at UMass Boston, however returned to school for a second Bachelors of Science in Nursing completing the accelerated BSN program at Northeastern University.
(508) 682-4188 View (508) 682-4188

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Online Psychiatrists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.