Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC

Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC

Integrative Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC is an integrative psychiatry specialist in Westford, MA and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from Regis College in 2010 and specializes in integrative psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, and more.Read her story

319 Littleton Rd Ste 202

Westford, MA 01886

Contact Information

(978) 692-0096

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • 16 More

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Top Care Areas

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Bipolar Disorder
more than 5% of peers
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
more than 5% of peers
ADHD and-or ADD
more than 5% of peers

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Cristina Desa's bio

This content was provided by Cristina Desa "I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner committed in providing a holistic approach with compassion, empathy and respect. I believe patients should have a voice when choosing the best treatment available. My background in psychiatry since 1999 allows me to successfully treat several mental health conditions. My follow up appointments don't just include medication management and can last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on your needs. This approach helps patients develop confidence and educate themselves about their condition."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Cristina Desa "I believe in developing strong professional relationships with my patients. For the patients with no therapists I usually initiate care by incorporating CBT and medication management into my sessions which have been proven to be very helpful for all types of anxiety disorders. I am usually very flexible and can accommodate most schedules as I believe nobody should go without treatment due to a busy life style. My approach is to utilize medications with the least amount of side effects."

14  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Cristina Desa does not have any board certifications listed.

14  Conditions Treated

9  Procedures

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Medication Management
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Regis College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2010
  • Regis College
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Advocates
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • McLean Hosp-Harvard
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Mgh
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tufts Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Advocates
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Advocates
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Master's Science Nursing Degree
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Cristina Desa has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Cristina Desa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Cristina Desa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Cristina Desa to family and friends
33 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Cristina Desa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

I highly recommend her. Cristina Desa is warm, attentive, listens and is super flexible when it comes to appointments. She is a real gem!
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Cristina Desa is wonderful and the staff is very helpful. I highly recommend her practice.
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I feel compelled to leave a review to such a nice provider. Cristina has helped me so much with her expertise, compassion, caring and time and there are no words to thank her for everything she's done to make me feel alive again. Thank you Dr. Desa!
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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...more
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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...more
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