Anxiety Psychiatrists in Scarborough, ME

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Misty Stafford
Psychiatrist, MD
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While my particular areas of clinical interest include treating anxiety , OCD, & depressive disorders in children and young adults, I also enjoy women's mental health and treating a wide variety of general psychiatric issues.
I am a child, adolescent and young adult psychiatrist seeing patients for both 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.
(207) 204-3578
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Scarborough, ME 04074
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Saco Bay Mental Health, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
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I am comfortable and proficient in treating the following disorders: depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder, psychotic illnesses, OCD, PTSD and personality disorders, amongst other illnesses.
My name is Samuel G. Kingsley and I have been working in the mental health field for 8 years. I take a holistic approach to mental health treatment that combines the latest evidence based treatments with the patient experience. I believe that you are the expert on you and want to understand your goals and will work to combine the best treatments for you to be able to reach them.
(207) 962-2290
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Scarborough, ME 04074
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Mark Shaughnessy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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I have been practicing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner for more than 20 years. I employ evidence based treatments to serve adults with depression, anxiety , panic disorder, OCD, bipolar disorder, psychosis, PTSD, ADHD, and other conditions. Medication management is a substantial focus of my practice, but I also offer psychotherapy in the setting of a 30 minute visit or in the more traditional 45 minute session.
(207) 358-3975
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Scarborough, ME 04074
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At Your Service Psychiatry, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, DNP
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SELF-SCHEDULE online go to AtYourServicePsychiatry.com and click "get started" to see appointment times available. ONLINE TELEPSYCHIATRY with medications sent right to your local pharmacy. This practice is a telepsychiatry practice focusing on caring for you from your home, office, with visits from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. With over a decade of psychiatry experience, we care for people with ADHD, depression, anxiety , bipolar 1 and 2, PTSD, OCD, insomnia, postpartum depression, and various conditions. Telepsychiatry has given people with agoraphobia a way to heal. Stay home, stay well, but still get care.
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Scarborough, ME 04074
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, CNP
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Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for entire state for psychiatric evaluations and medication management. We treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety , or any other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning at work, deterring their best social self, or preventing being fully present for loved ones. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website. Evening and weekend hours are available. We offer affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups are $99.
(517) 743-0945
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Portland, ME 04101
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Cousins Island Counseling and Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, APRN, PMHNP
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My professional passions include treating mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and supporting the development of insight and self-efficacy. It is a gift to observe human resilience in my work. Within my practice, I aim to nurture awareness into the connections between the body and brain and provide information about the tools we have to support ourselves in feeling well.
(207) 204-3546
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Portland, ME 04101
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Gloria (Noon) Weiss
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). My role as a PMHNP includes evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents and adults. My experience encompasses substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, ADHD, thought disorders, and personality disorders.
(207) 218-0639
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Portland, ME 04101
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James Snyder
Psychiatrist, MD
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Snyder specialty interest is in evaluating and providing medication management of children and adolescents with ADHD, Anxiety Disorders/OCD and Autism.
Dr. James Snyder, M.D. is known for his sensitivity, careful diagnostic assessments and expertise in the psychopharmacological treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Selective Mutism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Snyder completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and holds a Diplomate from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
(207) 218-0546
Portland, ME 04101
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Mood Clinic, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, FNP, PMHNP
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Tired of mental illness pushing you around? Ready to win the struggle with anxiety , mood swings, depression? Starting today, we can help you take the first step toward transformation. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health - over 50% of adults with mental illness went untreated last year, but there's no need for that to be you. At Mood Clinic, our belief is in treating you as whole person. Using an integrated approach, both medications and talk therapy are combined in session, to ensure you receive the most effective treatment.
(207) 605-8405
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Portland, ME 04101
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Stephen Morley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
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He specializes in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety , ADHD, PTSD, OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety and most other mental health disorders.
Stephen Morley is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Licensed in both Maine and New Hampshire, Stephen works with virtually all ages—from mid-adolescents to adults—and offers his patients both in-office and remote teletherapy options. With a true affinity for the humanistic, health-promoting principles of nursing, Stephen is dedicated to providing each client with compassionate, supportive care. He strives to create a collaborative healthcare experience for every client, offering holistic, patient-centered care that respects and supports individual autonomy.
(207) 218-0029
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Portland, ME 04101
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Paula A. Gentile
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
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Areas of specialty include the treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and alcohol and substance use disorders.
Accepting new patients for medication management. Medication is often not the only intervention that helps people attain their goal of optimal mental health, so I also offer stand-alone therapy sessions. I use a holistic care approach because there are many factors that contribute to person’s wellbeing.
(603) 292-4674
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South Portland, ME 04106
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Lisa Hagberg
Psychiatrist, MD
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Her recent work includes positions of medical director of a depression and anxiety disorders unit at McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School and Chief of Psychiatric Assessment Services at Butler Hospital of Brown Medical School.
Dr. Lisa Hagberg is a board-certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience treating patients with a wide range of diagnoses, in particular, depression, anxiety , Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. Dr. Hagberg brings a holistic approach to her practice exploring mental health in a multidimensional way, addressing the causes, not just the symptoms of one's condition. She incorporates supportive and insight-oriented psychotherapy to patient care, although at times she may recommend patients add an individual therapist to the treatment team.
(207) 770-6756
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Portland, ME 04101
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Thayanne Delima-Tokarz
Psychiatrist, DO
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Dr. Delima-Tokarz is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Lifestyle medicine. She has more than five years of experience treating patients with anxiety , depression, PTSD, Bipolar, OCD, ADHD, and other mental health issues. She employs pharmacotherapy along with supportive therapy and integrative approaches. Her philosophy includes a healing-oriented approach that considers the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. Dr. Delima-Tokarz is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
(475) 256-5003
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Portland, ME 04101
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Jeremy Spiegel
Psychiatrist, MD
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Jeremy Spiegel, MD, is available for psychiatric evaluations and medication management at his Portland, Maine office at Casco Bay Medical. He specializes in treatment of ADHD, anxiety , depression, PTSD, OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety and most other psychiatric disorders and conditions.
(207) 808-7352
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Portland, ME 04101
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Kevin DiCesare
Psychiatrist, MD
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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.
(207) 770-6756
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Portland, ME 04101
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Unitas Healthcare Systems
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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Anxiety Disorders •ADHD •Autism Spectrum Disorders •Bipolar Disorders •Child and Adolescent Disorders •Coaching •Depressive Disorders •Grief and loss •LGBTQ Mental Health •Mood Disorders •Personality Disorders •Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) •Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
Accepting New Patients! Immediate 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 Maine through the use of telehealth.
(617) 401-7441
Portland, ME 04101
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Lockhart Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
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As a board certified psychiatrist, I have worked with adults, adolescents and families in addressing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and primarily eating disorders. I primarily use a behavioral approach, and often see patients and families make significant improvements quickly with a unified front. Medication management is certainly a tool used in my treatment approach, but medications are an adjunct to working together to modify behaviors and to achieve an improved sense of self.
(207) 709-0948
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Portland, ME 04101
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Evergreen Psychiatric Care
Psychiatrist, DO
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Thank you for considering Evergreen Psychiatric Care for your mental health needs. I am a board certified adult psychiatrist offering treatment for a broad spectrum of mental health concerns including struggles with depression, anxiety and trauma. I have a particular interest in women's mental health including providing care during and following pregnancy. In this private practice I focus primarily on medication management along with brief therapy as indicated. I strive to provide a nonjudgmental and patient-centered environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your concerns.
(207) 223-3246
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South Portland, ME 04106
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Alison Moore Tetrault
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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Any client that needs help and is ready to start exploring options is ideal. I would like to help with mental health issues to include depression, anxiety , bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, as well as schizophrenia and psychosis. An ideal client for is ready to consider the possible treatment options recommended and work with me to find a plan that works for them. I can offer supportive psychotherapy as well as medication management, TMS and integrative holistic approaches to care.
(207) 204-8363
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Portland, ME 04103
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Aurora Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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I believe that mental health is as important as physical health. I have worked with all ages, both inpatient and outpatient and would be honored to be your partner in healing and happiness. I work with patients with anxiety , depression, bipolar, PTSD, trauma and grief as well as psychotic disorders. I believe that every person deserves to live the best life that they can and that mental illness should not be a barrier to a happy life. I deliver care via telehealth. I currently am only accepting credit card payment but am happy to provide a detailed bill for submission to insurance if requested.
(207) 802-7230
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Portland, ME 04102
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Anxiety Psychiatrists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

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