Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC

Integrative PsychiatryFemaleAge 53

Cristina Desa
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Psychiatric Holistic Health

71 Spit Brook Rd Nashua, NH 03060

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(978) 692-0096

Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC is a Integrative Psychiatry Specialist in Nashua, NH. She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Cristina Desa to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Cristina Desa's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Hyperactive Impulsive Type
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Medication Management
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada POS
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Blue Preferred Plus Madison and St. Clair Counties HMO-POS-High
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Cristina Desa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Cristina Desa

4.4

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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(34)
4 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
12.5%
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What went well
  • Office environment (34)
  • Staff friendliness (34)
  • Appointment scheduling (33)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
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I have been her patient for several years and she is king, knowledgeable, professional and has a way to make me feel very comfortable around her. she has a heart of gold.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Laurie – May 13, 2020
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I am a physician for a large practice and I am also a patient of Nurse Practitioner Cristina Desa. As a physician I am more than aware what to look for in a provider and she checked all my boxes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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lp14tech@gmail.com – May 12, 2020
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I am a patient of Dr. Desa for 9 years and she has always been very thoughtful, attentive and spends more time than any provider I've seen in the past. Her office is polite and has always adjusted their schedule to make time for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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debbie – May 12, 2020
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I am very very pleased that Dr. Desa has allowed me to have our appointments through Telehealth since this horrific Pandemic.She has integrity and has always been ethical and professional on all of my interactions with her.She also has many times opened her office for some emergency appointments I needed and is always available when I need to be seen sooner than scheduled unlike most places.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sara – May 11, 2020
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As a Primary Care Physician, I’m glad to let patients know that Cristina Desa has helped many of my own patients on their path to recovery. Very professional and compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Arthur – May 11, 2020
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I’m trying to find a new provider because I’m sick of her always body shaming me. She needs to learn to stay in her lane and that her wisdom doesn’t supersede doctors. Cristina, my weight is none of your business. If my doctor is happy then your rude comments need to stop. I wish you realized how much your comments get to me.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 25, 2020
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She is always professional and exhibits a vast working knowledge in her field. She is one of the few left who truly listens and understands what her patient's needs are. I am very grateful for all of her recommendations that have help me tremendously when others in the past haven't even come close.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 15, 2020
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I saw many professionals before Cristina and she was the only one that understood what was going on and was able to help. She is very knowledgeable and insighful. Besides, she is a caring and sensitive human being who takes real interest in her patients. I am so lucky to have found her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Erik F. Almeido in Acton, MA – Jan 16, 2019
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Dr.Desa has been a God’s sent to me. She has helped me find joy back into my life and confidence to take care of my family. I’m forever thank you for all she’s done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kristy in Westford – Jul 23, 2018
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I have been to this office a couple times. I see Cristina for medication and Daria for therapy. As a therapist myself, I am very impressed with the level of dedication those two NP's have for their profession. They both work in collaboration with each other and they are both so kind and warm that I refer patients there all the time. They are both knowledgeable, easy to work with and their flexibility on their schedules really amazes me. They are open until 7:30 pm! I wish I could give 10 stars!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Karen in Westford – Feb 22, 2018
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I am so glad my therapist referred me to this office. Cristina Desa and the office manager are very accommodating and have always treated me with respect and kindness. Something hard to find. These days. I am very happy there. Sometimes she runs a little late but it's usually when she needs to spend extra time with a patient, which has happened to me, and I respect that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 23, 2017
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After the initial consultation that was quite positive, I found the follow-ups to be hurried and non-productive. I felt as if my responses were roing right through her, and she could not wait to get me out of there. Overall, this was a disappointing experience.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Slick Pete in Northborough – Dec 01, 2017
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I feel very uncomfortable talking to her. Whenever I raise a concern, she either ignores it or blows it off.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Westford MA – Aug 01, 2017
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Very professional, listens to my concerns and is very accommodating when I need an appt. Great office staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Braintree, MA – Jul 31, 2017
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Christina handled a situation regarding my son's medication with extreme unprofessionalism. She was hot headed and unwilling to reach a point of mutual compliance, which is shocking since she is a mental health professional. This caused me to leave her practice.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Andover, MA – Jul 29, 2017
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Every time I went she changed her mind on my diagnosis. Actually she never properly diag me at all. I told her what I thought I had. She wanted to put me on the vivitrol shot because I have a few drinks a day. Are you kidding me? No thanks. I found a new Dr that actually listens to me.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Desa has always listened to my concerns. She has only one office in Westford and she works for a practice in Winchester twice a month. I have been to both. A word of advise would be to see her in Westford. I agree that the Winchester practice is not an ideal place. They are very busy and sometimes Dr. Desa doesn't have a lot of time with you in Winchester but if you go in the westford practice you will find a different experience. Her office manager in Westford is a polite gentleman.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Concord, MA – May 23, 2017
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She is attentive and cares about her patients. The staff in the Westford office is very helpful in trying to arrange a time for my appointments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Concord, MA – May 23, 2017
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I chose Dr. Desa based on her other reviews. I have not had a positive experience with her or with the Winchester practice in general. She does not take the time to relate to you or listen properly. I find her curt and lacking compassion. I am very disappointed and now must find a new doctor. It is also a problem that she splits her time between the Winchester office and her practice in Westford. The office also feels like a conveyor belt, rushing you in and out with no concern for your feelings
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Winchester, MA – May 16, 2017
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I recommend Cristina Desa for anyone in need of help. She has always been very empathetic, cares about her patients and listens to you. She respects my opinion and makes me feel very comfortable. Her office manager is very accommodating in finding appointments when I need.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Gilvanete – Apr 14, 2017
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Care Philosophy

I believe in developing strong professional relationships with my patients. For the patients with no therapists I usually initiate care by incorporating...Read more

Biography

I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner committed in providing  a holistic approach with compassion, empathy and respect. I believe...Read more

Specialties

  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Nutrition Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Social Psychiatry
  • Telepsychiatry
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Education

Tufts Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Does Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC offer telehealth services?

Cristina Desa has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC's top areas of care?

Cristina Desa frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Anxiety, and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). See all procedures and conditions Cristina Desa treats.

Where is Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC's office located?

Cristina Desa's office is located at 71 Spit Brook Rd, Nashua, NH 03060. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Cristina Desa speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Psychiatric Holistic Health

Psychiatric Holistic Health71 Spit Brook Rd Nashua, NH 03060
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Psychiatric Holistic Health319 Littleton Rd Westford, MA 01886
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    • Wed: 10:00am - 7:30pm
    • Thu: 10:00am - 7:30pm
    • Fri: 10:00am - 7:30pm
    • Sat: 10:00am - 7:30pm
    • Sun: 10:00am - 7:30pm
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Emerson Hospital

Concord, MA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)