Psychiatrists in Wellfleet, MA

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Joseph F Toomey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Wellfleet, MA 02667  (Online Only)
With over three decades’ experience in academic and corporate environments, my current work as a Psychiatric DNP has evolved from observing the challenges and successes of colleagues and students and their relationship to emotional HEALTH and the ABILITY to FOCUS on daily and long-term goals. As a result of my Yale, Duke, and MGH psychiatric training, I’ve honed my observations into effective working theories about the biopsychosocial factors that influence peoples’ vitality and well-being. If you're currently struggling with academic, professional or emotional obstacles, I believe I can help.
With over three decades’ experience in academic and corporate environments, my current work as a Psychiatric DNP has evolved from observing the challenges and successes of colleagues and students and their relationship to emotional HEALTH and the ABILITY to FOCUS on daily and long-term goals. As a result of my Yale, Duke, and MGH psychiatric training, I’ve honed my observations into effective working theories about the biopsychosocial factors that influence peoples’ vitality and well-being. If you're currently struggling with academic, professional or emotional obstacles, I believe I can help.
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NP Consults
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orleans, MA 02653
Practice Approach to Evidence Based Psychopharmacology: Our Practice focuses on a comprehensive evaluation & diagnosis. We provide treatment in accordance with current best practice guidelines. Our approach emphasizes education about diagnosis, medications & shared decision making. Our goal is to provide an environment that allows for an in-depth discussion of treatment options.
Practice Approach to Evidence Based Psychopharmacology: Our Practice focuses on a comprehensive evaluation & diagnosis. We provide treatment in accordance with current best practice guidelines. Our approach emphasizes education about diagnosis, medications & shared decision making. Our goal is to provide an environment that allows for an in-depth discussion of treatment options.
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Frank Domenic Bellistri
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MS, PMHNP, BC, GNP-BC
Verified Verified
Orleans, MA 02653
Have you been doing all the right things for your own mental health but find it's just not working? Have you considered, or been told that medication might be the next step to help you meet your mental health goals? Or are you already taking or have taken medication and are looking for someone to work with you to manage them as part of your mental health plan? If so, I might be able to help.
Have you been doing all the right things for your own mental health but find it's just not working? Have you considered, or been told that medication might be the next step to help you meet your mental health goals? Or are you already taking or have taken medication and are looking for someone to work with you to manage them as part of your mental health plan? If so, I might be able to help.
(508) 290-4905 View (508) 290-4905
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Joseph F. Toomey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
North Truro, MA 02652
With over three decades’ experience in academic and corporate environments, my current work as a Psychiatric DNP has evolved from observing the challenges and successes of colleagues and students and their relationship to emotional HEALTH and the ability to FOCUS on daily and long-term goals. As a result of my Yale, Duke, and MGH psychiatric training, I’ve honed my observations into effective working theories about the biopsychosocial factors that influence peoples’ vitality and well-being. If you're currently struggling with academic, professional or emotional obstacles, I believe I can help.
With over three decades’ experience in academic and corporate environments, my current work as a Psychiatric DNP has evolved from observing the challenges and successes of colleagues and students and their relationship to emotional HEALTH and the ability to FOCUS on daily and long-term goals. As a result of my Yale, Duke, and MGH psychiatric training, I’ve honed my observations into effective working theories about the biopsychosocial factors that influence peoples’ vitality and well-being. If you're currently struggling with academic, professional or emotional obstacles, I believe I can help.
(857) 269-1988 View (857) 269-1988

Online Psychiatrists

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PivotCare Precision Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, CNP, APRN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Duxbury, MA 02332
PivotCare Precision Psychiatry , an integrative psychiatric group practice 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 can schedule patients within 72 hours.
PivotCare Precision Psychiatry , an integrative psychiatric group practice 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 can schedule patients within 72 hours.
(339) 201-2142 x10 View (339) 201-2142 x10
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Carol Smith
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
Self-discovery and implementation of new habits and skills can be uncomfortable. My ideal client is someone who is ready to be uncomfortable and one who is dedicated to making an investment in their mental health. Having someone who is consistent with their care and transparent about their feelings and symptoms will lead to an efficient resolution of concerns and achieving goals.
(617) 855-1437 View (617) 855-1437
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Maria Jose Lisotto
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Brookline, MA 02445  (Online Only)
I am a Harvard-trained, Harvard-affiliated, board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. I strongly believe that the best psychiatric care is centered on the whole person, not just on a diagnosis or specific medication. I provide weekly therapy and work with patients to determine if medications can be of help. I do not believe that everyone needs a medication, but they can be useful in treating particular psychiatric symptoms; I will work with you in order to find the best treatment modality that meets your goals and needs.
I am a Harvard-trained, Harvard-affiliated, board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. I strongly believe that the best psychiatric care is centered on the whole person, not just on a diagnosis or specific medication. I provide weekly therapy and work with patients to determine if medications can be of help. I do not believe that everyone needs a medication, but they can be useful in treating particular psychiatric symptoms; I will work with you in order to find the best treatment modality that meets your goals and needs.
(617) 209-6196 View (617) 209-6196
Harold J Bursztajn
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02138
I have more than 30 year of service as senior faculty at Harvard Medical School. Distinctions include receipt of the highest HMS mentorship award. My private practice is at my home office, with privacy and discretion assured. Patients include healthcare professionals executives. My patients and I work together to foster personal and professional growth and development, Medications prescribed when needed. Age range from early adolescents to supe-elder. My practice is an evaluation, consultation, and treatment resource for patients, families and clinicians locally and nationally.
I have more than 30 year of service as senior faculty at Harvard Medical School. Distinctions include receipt of the highest HMS mentorship award. My private practice is at my home office, with privacy and discretion assured. Patients include healthcare professionals executives. My patients and I work together to foster personal and professional growth and development, Medications prescribed when needed. Age range from early adolescents to supe-elder. My practice is an evaluation, consultation, and treatment resource for patients, families and clinicians locally and nationally.
(617) 812-2648 View (617) 812-2648
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Janine Dawn Bassett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, ARPN, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
Brockton, MA 02302  (Online Only)
Engrace Behavioral Health Services LLC is dedicated to providing personalized care for individuals with mental health disorders, catering to their specific needs and preferences. Our mission at Engrace Behavioral Health Services is to uplift and motivate our patients, fostering an environment where they can seek support without fear of being judged. We understand that mental health challenges affect people of all ages, and our aim is to offer a platform that promotes healing and the potential for recovery from mental illness.
Engrace Behavioral Health Services LLC is dedicated to providing personalized care for individuals with mental health disorders, catering to their specific needs and preferences. Our mission at Engrace Behavioral Health Services is to uplift and motivate our patients, fostering an environment where they can seek support without fear of being judged. We understand that mental health challenges affect people of all ages, and our aim is to offer a platform that promotes healing and the potential for recovery from mental illness.
(774) 771-1247 View (774) 771-1247
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Abigail Nganye
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwood, MA 02062
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Are you tired, depressed, lack concentration or motivation? Are you having trouble sleeping at night and feel tired when you awaken? If any of the above describes you, it takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. We understand the emotional challenges that life has to offer. In working together, we will cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop personalized treatment approach that can help you on your mental health journey. You are not alone.
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Are you tired, depressed, lack concentration or motivation? Are you having trouble sleeping at night and feel tired when you awaken? If any of the above describes you, it takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. We understand the emotional challenges that life has to offer. In working together, we will cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop personalized treatment approach that can help you on your mental health journey. You are not alone.
(781) 499-8192 View (781) 499-8192
Daniel Ackroyd
Psychiatric Nurse, NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Methuen, MA 01844  (Online Only)
My ideal client is suffering from some type of psychiatric illness. You are motivated to work to improve your quality of life. Ideally you are in therapy and want to add medication management to augment what you are already working on.
My ideal client is suffering from some type of psychiatric illness. You are motivated to work to improve your quality of life. Ideally you are in therapy and want to add medication management to augment what you are already working on.
(978) 301-8687 View (978) 301-8687
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Katherine Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, AGNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Franklin, MA 02038
Katherine brings a humanistic approach to her practice. She uses her background in primary care medicine as well as psychiatry to provide compassionate and client-focused care, and to meet the needs of each patient as individuals. Katherine’s clinical experience is broad and includes adult medicine, geriatrics, community health, and college health. Katherine provides medication therapy using evidence-based practice, which include micro-dosing strategies for care tailored to individual needs.
Katherine brings a humanistic approach to her practice. She uses her background in primary care medicine as well as psychiatry to provide compassionate and client-focused care, and to meet the needs of each patient as individuals. Katherine’s clinical experience is broad and includes adult medicine, geriatrics, community health, and college health. Katherine provides medication therapy using evidence-based practice, which include micro-dosing strategies for care tailored to individual needs.
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Matthew Griffin
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
Matthew Griffin is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) who has worked in Psychiatry in multiple different capacities. He started his medical career as a Nursing Assistant in Geriatric Psychiatry while in his undergrad. Soon after graduating from Bridgewater State University in 2016, with a Bachelors in Health, he went on to a Physician Assistant graduate program. He graduated with his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from New York Institute of Technology in 2020 and soon after began his Psychiatric Physician Assistant career.
Matthew Griffin is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) who has worked in Psychiatry in multiple different capacities. He started his medical career as a Nursing Assistant in Geriatric Psychiatry while in his undergrad. Soon after graduating from Bridgewater State University in 2016, with a Bachelors in Health, he went on to a Physician Assistant graduate program. He graduated with his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from New York Institute of Technology in 2020 and soon after began his Psychiatric Physician Assistant career.
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Daniel Coleman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139  (Online Only)
Welcome, my name is Dr. Dan Coleman. My practice provides a safe, confidential and caring environment and it is my sincere goal to be a source of healing in your life. We all experience pain. Sometimes though, the suffering that accompanies this pain overwhelms our coping abilities. You may feel stuck, cycling through frustration, anxiety, depression, loneliness or even hopelessness. Psychotherapy can be an effective and healing way out of these suffering experiences.
Welcome, my name is Dr. Dan Coleman. My practice provides a safe, confidential and caring environment and it is my sincere goal to be a source of healing in your life. We all experience pain. Sometimes though, the suffering that accompanies this pain overwhelms our coping abilities. You may feel stuck, cycling through frustration, anxiety, depression, loneliness or even hopelessness. Psychotherapy can be an effective and healing way out of these suffering experiences.
(469) 813-7902 View (469) 813-7902
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Claire DiIlio
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brockton, MA 02301  (Online Only)
As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management to individuals across the lifespan. I graduated from the MGH Institute of Health Professions with a BS in Nursing and, after gaining experience as a registered nurse, attained a master's from Northeastern University. As an RN, I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital on the Inpatient Psychiatric Service. Through this experience, I became familiar with the holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the management of mental illness with a patient-centered focus.
As a board-certified Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management to individuals across the lifespan. I graduated from the MGH Institute of Health Professions with a BS in Nursing and, after gaining experience as a registered nurse, attained a master's from Northeastern University. As an RN, I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital on the Inpatient Psychiatric Service. Through this experience, I became familiar with the holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the management of mental illness with a patient-centered focus.
(508) 286-6770 View (508) 286-6770
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Alissa English
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP
Verified Verified
Natick, MA 01760
Throughout her nursing career, Alissa has worked with a diverse range of patient populations. Alissa has a passion for working with adolescents and young adults, geriatrics, and developmentally disabled populations.
Throughout her nursing career, Alissa has worked with a diverse range of patient populations. Alissa has a passion for working with adolescents and young adults, geriatrics, and developmentally disabled populations.
(508) 625-9236 View (508) 625-9236
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Shannon Bucciarelli
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
Watertown, MA 02472
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
My ideal client would understand that the journey to wellness and recovery requires time, effort, and patience. They would be receptive to treatment suggestions which may include psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, and medication options. My patients would take an active role in their care, and engage in open and honest communication with their provider.
(617) 751-6080 View (617) 751-6080
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Kemealo Moussatcha
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Malden, MA 02148  (Online Only)
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over nine years of nursing experience in the field of psychiatric nursing, spanning from inpatient care for children and adults to community mental health crisis stabilization, state hospitals, and substance use treatment centers. I worked as a charge nurse in inpatient state hospitals and substance use treatment centers while completing Graduate School at Regis College.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over nine years of nursing experience in the field of psychiatric nursing, spanning from inpatient care for children and adults to community mental health crisis stabilization, state hospitals, and substance use treatment centers. I worked as a charge nurse in inpatient state hospitals and substance use treatment centers while completing Graduate School at Regis College.
(781) 808-2686 View (781) 808-2686
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Christiana A Nsoh
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, M, H, N, P
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lawrence, MA 01840
Do you have Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Trauma, Addiction or up all night thinking about when a miracle will just happen and all these symptoms will disappear in your life? Well, you are not alone, many Americans are facing similar problem, we will utilize a holistic approach, developed skills and implement comprehensive treatment plans, fostering a supportive environment for your recovery. High-quality individualized care, emphasizing on empathy and effective communication. I believe in the power of listening and strive to be a compassionate leader, your worries are mine too because any of us can go through this.
Do you have Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Bipolar, Trauma, Addiction or up all night thinking about when a miracle will just happen and all these symptoms will disappear in your life? Well, you are not alone, many Americans are facing similar problem, we will utilize a holistic approach, developed skills and implement comprehensive treatment plans, fostering a supportive environment for your recovery. High-quality individualized care, emphasizing on empathy and effective communication. I believe in the power of listening and strive to be a compassionate leader, your worries are mine too because any of us can go through this.
(978) 543-1846 View (978) 543-1846
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Suzy Zaganjori
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Arlington, MA 02476
Suzanna Zaganjori MSN, CRNA, PMHNP-BC provides psychiatric assessment and treatment for pediatric and adolescent individuals with mental health concerns. She is board certified to care for patients of all ages. Suzanna has worked in pediatrics for over 17 years and in various clinical settings. She has extensive experience working with children and families during their most difficult and traumatic periods. Suzanna received her Master's in Nursing Anesthesia at Northeastern University in 2014. She received her post-master's PMHNP certification at Regis College in 2022.
Suzanna Zaganjori MSN, CRNA, PMHNP-BC provides psychiatric assessment and treatment for pediatric and adolescent individuals with mental health concerns. She is board certified to care for patients of all ages. Suzanna has worked in pediatrics for over 17 years and in various clinical settings. She has extensive experience working with children and families during their most difficult and traumatic periods. Suzanna received her Master's in Nursing Anesthesia at Northeastern University in 2014. She received her post-master's PMHNP certification at Regis College in 2022.
(339) 330-4648 View (339) 330-4648

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Number of Psychiatrists in Wellfleet, MA

< 10

Psychiatrists in Wellfleet, MA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Life Coaching
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other

Average years in practice

28 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Wellfleet, MA see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Wellfleet?

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.