Trauma and PTSD Psychiatrists in Scarborough, ME

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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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Saco Bay Mental Health, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
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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At Your Service Psychiatry, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, DNP
Verified
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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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Misty Stafford
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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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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Arbor Psychiatry llc
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, MS,
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Kati has worked with many people who struggle with trauma and finds it very rewarding to reduce these responses, help clients gain a better sense of their needs, goals and help others live a life they are proud of.
Kati Boucher, PMHNP-BC attended the University of Southern Maine in portland for her advanced degree in psychiatry. She previously attended the University of Maine in Farmington for an undergraduate degree in psychology. She has over 10 years of experience in mental health both working with inpatients with acute severe mental illness and outpatient in community mental health. She has found a niche and enjoys focusing on working with individuals with trauma , and PTSD .
(207) 204-8453
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Portland, ME 04101
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Gloria (Noon) Weiss
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
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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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Unitas Healthcare Systems
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
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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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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
Verified
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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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Katherine Mills
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
Welcome home to expert psychiatric care delivered in Maine by secure video. Please visit www.raregempsychiatry.com to schedule your initial evaluation. A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I provide comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, compassionate psychotherapy, and psychiatric medication management for adults. I support individuals coping with worry, changing moods, grief and loss, trauma , and difficulties with motivation, concentration and focus. I will work with you to create a treatment plan based on your individual needs, desires, and challenges.
(207) 204-3824
Saco, ME 04072
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Aurora Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
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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Lisa Hagberg
Psychiatrist, MD
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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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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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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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Cousins Island Counseling and Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MS, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
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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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Shelly Miller
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, AGPCNP, PMHNP
Verified
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As a psychiatric nurse practitioner I provide medication management for a variety of mental health concerns. By providing sensitive, compassionate care and education, I partner with clients to move toward a better state of wellness. A significant portion of my client base is made up of professionals experiencing significant burn out, or those identifying as LGBTQ+. Because I am also certified as an adult primary care nurse practitioner I have a special interest in the mental health struggles of those with chronic medical conditions.
(207) 333-3278
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Portland, ME 04101
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Jennifer Snowden
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Jennifer Snowden completed medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995. She then completed a residency in general psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia followed by a fellowship in forensic psychiatry also at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia from 1995-2000. She spent ten years practicing forensic psychiatry at a state hospital in Atlanta. She then decided that she wanted to travel and spent eighteen months as a locum tenens psychiatrist primarily practicing in New England.
(207) 386-8693
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Portland, ME 04101
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Jill Colton Spina
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
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I believe one of the most important functions of my role is understanding where you are at and where you want to go, providing education, medication management, client specific treatment and skill building, while helping you find ways to promote your wellness and achieve your goals.
(207) 517-4219
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Portland, ME 04103
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Catherine Yu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Verified
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Our life circumstances and challenges are what make each of us unique. I am here to listen with compassion and without judgment. Together we can work toward understanding and achieving your treatment goals. Initial individual mental health and health assessment provide key information to begin to establish treatment goals. This is an essential step to provide the support and care for you to improve your health.
(207) 672-2889
Portland, ME 04101
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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 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.