Psychiatrists in Pembroke, MA

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Dr. Swaminathan Thangaraj
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified
Pembroke, MA 02359  (Online Only)
Dr. Swaminathan Thangaraj is a double-board certified adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist in Boston. He is currently an assistant professor at Drexel College of Medicine. Dr. Thangaraj also worked at McLean Hospital/Harvard University and Sheppard Pratt establishing various inpatient units. He is one of the few doctors who treats patients of all ages from toddler, adolescence to adulthood.
Dr. Swaminathan Thangaraj is a double-board certified adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist in Boston. He is currently an assistant professor at Drexel College of Medicine. Dr. Thangaraj also worked at McLean Hospital/Harvard University and Sheppard Pratt establishing various inpatient units. He is one of the few doctors who treats patients of all ages from toddler, adolescence to adulthood.
(339) 255-1723 View (339) 255-1723
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Elise Bocchino
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, -BC, MSN
Verified
Pembroke, MA 02359  (Online Only)
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with many areas of interest including medication management and therapy for those suffering from postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, perinatal mental health, women's mental health, and general psychiatry such as Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, and Substance Use Disorders.
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with many areas of interest including medication management and therapy for those suffering from postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, perinatal mental health, women's mental health, and general psychiatry such as Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, and Substance Use Disorders.
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Unitas Healthcare Systems, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, C-NP
Verified
Pembroke, MA 02359  (Online Only)
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** WEEKEND AND EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE*** Unitas Healthcare Systems is a full-service psychiatric practice. We serve all ages, from children to older adults. We are proudly serving all of Massachusetts through the use of telehealth.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** WEEKEND AND EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE*** Unitas Healthcare Systems is a full-service psychiatric practice. We serve all ages, from children to older adults. We are proudly serving all of Massachusetts through the use of telehealth.
(617) 401-7441 View (617) 401-7441
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Hanover Psychiatry Group Leslie A. DeLisle APRN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pembroke, MA 02359
Accepting new patients; Are you in need of a provider with expertise in Psychopharmacology (med management)? I am here to help. I am aware how difficult it can be to find a prescriber, and am eager to spend the time necessary to get to know you in our sessions. I look forward to collaborating with your therapist, if you have one, to keep the lines of communication open and working for you! Clients seeking care in a quiet, discreet environment for diagnostic evaluation, treatment plan formation, and ongoing management will find my approach authentic, engaging, and specifically tailored to meet your goals and care needs.
Accepting new patients; Are you in need of a provider with expertise in Psychopharmacology (med management)? I am here to help. I am aware how difficult it can be to find a prescriber, and am eager to spend the time necessary to get to know you in our sessions. I look forward to collaborating with your therapist, if you have one, to keep the lines of communication open and working for you! Clients seeking care in a quiet, discreet environment for diagnostic evaluation, treatment plan formation, and ongoing management will find my approach authentic, engaging, and specifically tailored to meet your goals and care needs.
(781) 243-3965 View (781) 243-3965

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Annie Labriola
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hanover, MA 02339  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients via telehealth. I offer psychiatric evaluation and medication management to clients in Massachusetts. Please visit www.powerbehavioralhealth.com for more details or to book an appointment.
Currently accepting new clients via telehealth. I offer psychiatric evaluation and medication management to clients in Massachusetts. Please visit www.powerbehavioralhealth.com for more details or to book an appointment.
(781) 924-1325 View (781) 924-1325
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Coastal Integrative Mental Health Inc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Hanover, MA 02339
How can I help you? I am committed to providing integrative care, centered around you. With a deep understanding of the connection between mind and body, I strive to create a holistic approach tailored to your needs. You are the authority on your body. If you are interested in knowing more about the issues that are affecting you, interested in determining root causes, in enhancing your mental health by achieving balance through a holistic approach- reach out today.
How can I help you? I am committed to providing integrative care, centered around you. With a deep understanding of the connection between mind and body, I strive to create a holistic approach tailored to your needs. You are the authority on your body. If you are interested in knowing more about the issues that are affecting you, interested in determining root causes, in enhancing your mental health by achieving balance through a holistic approach- reach out today.
(781) 474-2840 View (781) 474-2840
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Taylor Blando
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-, BC, FNP-BC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hingham, MA 02018  (Online Only)
I am a dual Board Certified Nurse Practitioner (psychiatry mental health and family medicine). I am happy to welcome new patients via telehealth during the covid crisis. I find of most importance in care is building and fostering a provider/patient relationship. I have been a nurse since 2008 working primarily at MGH and as an NP since 2016 at the VA as well as a private eating disorder facility in Boston, The Renfrew Center. I have notable experience working with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, psychotic and personality disorders. Note, I will see pediatric patients on a case by case basis.
I am a dual Board Certified Nurse Practitioner (psychiatry mental health and family medicine). I am happy to welcome new patients via telehealth during the covid crisis. I find of most importance in care is building and fostering a provider/patient relationship. I have been a nurse since 2008 working primarily at MGH and as an NP since 2016 at the VA as well as a private eating disorder facility in Boston, The Renfrew Center. I have notable experience working with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, psychotic and personality disorders. Note, I will see pediatric patients on a case by case basis.
(617) 383-7592 View (617) 383-7592
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South Shore Psychiatric Services, PC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, RNCNS, PMHNP
Verified
Norwell, MA 02061
South Shore Psychiatric Services offers psychiatric evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents and adults in a small, quiet office setting, where clients feel comfortable and are able to maintain a sense of privacy. Together, Dr. Mary Ann McDonnell, Dr. Annmarie Mingolelli, Jennifer Finnerty, PMHNP and Michael Pascale, PMHNP, and Jodi Maxwell, RN work tirelessly to meet the needs of our clients with mental health issues. We have a wide variety of expertise and backgrounds that we bring to this unique group practice. We are currently accepting new clients into our practice.
South Shore Psychiatric Services offers psychiatric evaluations and treatment for children, adolescents and adults in a small, quiet office setting, where clients feel comfortable and are able to maintain a sense of privacy. Together, Dr. Mary Ann McDonnell, Dr. Annmarie Mingolelli, Jennifer Finnerty, PMHNP and Michael Pascale, PMHNP, and Jodi Maxwell, RN work tirelessly to meet the needs of our clients with mental health issues. We have a wide variety of expertise and backgrounds that we bring to this unique group practice. We are currently accepting new clients into our practice.
(781) 837-8833 View (781) 837-8833
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Meredith Hogarty
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, MSN, RN, MSW
Accord, MA 02018  (Online Only)
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide therapy and prescribe medication when appropriate to adults and adolescents in both MA and NH. I use an integrative and holistic approach to treatment. My goal is to listen to your concerns, to ease your fears and to support you through your treatment. I view my work with individuals as a partnership and I believe that everyone is an expert in their own mental health and wellbeing. I am committed to working with you to achieve your optimal mental and physical wellness.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide therapy and prescribe medication when appropriate to adults and adolescents in both MA and NH. I use an integrative and holistic approach to treatment. My goal is to listen to your concerns, to ease your fears and to support you through your treatment. I view my work with individuals as a partnership and I believe that everyone is an expert in their own mental health and wellbeing. I am committed to working with you to achieve your optimal mental and physical wellness.
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Sarinah Brown
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Hanover, MA 02339
Accepting new Clients. Board- Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatry, I am a provider with over 17 years of nursing experience. I provide medication management, counseling and Genesight testing for potential medication options. I work with a wide range of patients that struggle with mental health and addiction issues. Emotional Support Dogs, Summit and Toby, are available and onsite most days, providing emotional support, unconditional love in a no judgment zone.
Accepting new Clients. Board- Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatry, I am a provider with over 17 years of nursing experience. I provide medication management, counseling and Genesight testing for potential medication options. I work with a wide range of patients that struggle with mental health and addiction issues. Emotional Support Dogs, Summit and Toby, are available and onsite most days, providing emotional support, unconditional love in a no judgment zone.
(339) 201-5750 View (339) 201-5750
Julie A Catineau
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BC
Verified
Duxbury, MA 02331
I focus on psychotropic medication management for individuals 18-years-old and above. At our practice we also offer full psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, which are useful in diagnostic clarification to help in treatment planning and medication management.
I focus on psychotropic medication management for individuals 18-years-old and above. At our practice we also offer full psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, which are useful in diagnostic clarification to help in treatment planning and medication management.
(339) 229-9861 View (339) 229-9861
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Hannah (Jackson) Lynch
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hingham, MA 02018
I am passionate about mental health care as well as holistic healing. In addition to medication management, I encourage lifestyle, social, and environmental changes personalized to meet the needs of each individual that I work with. My goal is to work together to help you reach your greatest potential.
I am passionate about mental health care as well as holistic healing. In addition to medication management, I encourage lifestyle, social, and environmental changes personalized to meet the needs of each individual that I work with. My goal is to work together to help you reach your greatest potential.
(617) 958-6036 View (617) 958-6036
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Nicholas Sousa
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwell, MA 02061
Nicholas Sousa is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with many years of experience. Nicholas specializes in Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Adjustment disorders and bi-polar spectrum disorders, he also has experience working with schizophrenia, substance use disorders and major mental illness. He is committed to providing high quality care for individuals suffering from mental illness.
Nicholas Sousa is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with many years of experience. Nicholas specializes in Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Adjustment disorders and bi-polar spectrum disorders, he also has experience working with schizophrenia, substance use disorders and major mental illness. He is committed to providing high quality care for individuals suffering from mental illness.
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Marilyne Jones Jenkins
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Hingham, MA 02018
Accepting New Patients...... Adult clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Let me help you reduce/alleviate your symptoms with the use of psychiatric medications and other therapeutic corrective measures. I will work with you as you make your journey toward mental health wellness!
Accepting New Patients...... Adult clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Let me help you reduce/alleviate your symptoms with the use of psychiatric medications and other therapeutic corrective measures. I will work with you as you make your journey toward mental health wellness!
(339) 345-3051 View (339) 345-3051
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Contentahealth, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
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.
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.
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PivotCare Precision Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, CNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Duxbury, MA 02332
PivotCare Precision Psychiatry provides outpatient adolescent, adult & geriatric Psychiatric Appointments via face-to-face visits or HIPAA compliant virtual visits. We offer outpatient Psychiatric evaluations, medication management, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and other forms of psychotherapy including collaborative care integration with PCP's, second opinions for local physicians, and other providers. We offer evening , weekend appointments and can generally see patients within 1-2 weeks.
PivotCare Precision Psychiatry provides outpatient adolescent, adult & geriatric Psychiatric Appointments via face-to-face visits or HIPAA compliant virtual visits. We offer outpatient Psychiatric evaluations, medication management, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and other forms of psychotherapy including collaborative care integration with PCP's, second opinions for local physicians, and other providers. We offer evening , weekend appointments and can generally see patients within 1-2 weeks.
(339) 201-2142 x10 View (339) 201-2142 x10
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A Compassionate Mind And Wellness, LLC,
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNPBC, PMHNPBC, APRN
Verified
Plymouth, MA 02360  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Michele Graney, NP, and I would welcome the opportunity to help you. I know that reaching out for support can feel awkward & that it can take time to build comfort, trust, and rapport. As a experienced NP, I do not believe in scheduling "speedy appointments" as this compromises quality of care. You will have ample time to share your concerns. I take the time to listen in order to fully understand you. I believe in being open and honest with each patient. I strive to build and maintain a trusting and genuine therapeutic alliance with each patient.
Hi my name is Michele Graney, NP, and I would welcome the opportunity to help you. I know that reaching out for support can feel awkward & that it can take time to build comfort, trust, and rapport. As a experienced NP, I do not believe in scheduling "speedy appointments" as this compromises quality of care. You will have ample time to share your concerns. I take the time to listen in order to fully understand you. I believe in being open and honest with each patient. I strive to build and maintain a trusting and genuine therapeutic alliance with each patient.
(339) 331-0757 View (339) 331-0757
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Judith Austin, PMHNP, Align Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CARN-AP
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Bridgewater, MA 02333  (Online Only)
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide medication management only; I do NOT provide counseling/therapy services. I am passionate about the work I do and I am committed to assisting you in improving your mental health. I am also a provider that will be direct with my patients, ensuring that plain-speaking, honest conversation leads to open lines of communication. As a prescriber of psychiatric medications, and before discussing a potential medication regimen that you may benefit from, we will engage in a thorough discussion about your life, your past history, your current situation, and your treatment goals.
As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I provide medication management only; I do NOT provide counseling/therapy services. I am passionate about the work I do and I am committed to assisting you in improving your mental health. I am also a provider that will be direct with my patients, ensuring that plain-speaking, honest conversation leads to open lines of communication. As a prescriber of psychiatric medications, and before discussing a potential medication regimen that you may benefit from, we will engage in a thorough discussion about your life, your past history, your current situation, and your treatment goals.
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Jason Driscoll
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Duxbury, MA 02332
Dealing with anxiety and depression is a journey that requires understanding, patience, and the right support. As a Boston College-trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I offer a compassionate and safe space for you to explore and confront these challenges. Together, we will navigate the complexities of your experiences, working towards a life where anxiety and depression no longer limit your potential. My goal is to understand your unique story and tailor our sessions to meet your individual needs.
Dealing with anxiety and depression is a journey that requires understanding, patience, and the right support. As a Boston College-trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I offer a compassionate and safe space for you to explore and confront these challenges. Together, we will navigate the complexities of your experiences, working towards a life where anxiety and depression no longer limit your potential. My goal is to understand your unique story and tailor our sessions to meet your individual needs.
(339) 356-0805 View (339) 356-0805
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Cameron Schidlmeier
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgewater, MA 02325  (Online Only)
Highly skilled PMHNP with nearly 15 years of experience in psychiatric nursing. Extensive background working with Active Duty and Veteran populations with expertise in the treatment of trauma and substance use disorders. Most recently worked for the Commonwealth providing acute psychiatric stabilization and medically supervised withdrawal for individuals admitted on involuntary MGL Chapter 123, Section 35 civil commitments. Currently available to see new patients through Thriveworks. Demonstrated passion for providing the highest quality behavioral and medical care. Compassionate and empathetic advocate for patients and families.
Highly skilled PMHNP with nearly 15 years of experience in psychiatric nursing. Extensive background working with Active Duty and Veteran populations with expertise in the treatment of trauma and substance use disorders. Most recently worked for the Commonwealth providing acute psychiatric stabilization and medically supervised withdrawal for individuals admitted on involuntary MGL Chapter 123, Section 35 civil commitments. Currently available to see new patients through Thriveworks. Demonstrated passion for providing the highest quality behavioral and medical care. Compassionate and empathetic advocate for patients and families.
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Number of Psychiatrists in Pembroke, MA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Pembroke, MA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Sleep or Insomnia
100% Medication Management

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Blue Cross

How Psychiatrists in Pembroke, MA see their clients

75% Online Only
25% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Pembroke?

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.