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Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC

Integrative Psychiatry ·  Female · Age 51

Cristina Desa

"that was the best decision ever. She’s just like others described. Easy to talk to, she listens and I’m so thankful for my doctor’s recommendation. I guess she’s very well known in the community. I already have more appointments scheduled. I actually have been seeing her for the past 6 months and decided to post my review to help other people."

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"She listens, is caring and my life has been changed because of her."

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that was the best decision ever. She’s just like others described. Easy to talk to, she listens and I’m so thankful for my doctor’s recommendation. I guess she’s very well known in the community. I already have more appointments scheduled. I actually have been seeing her for the past 6 months and decided to post my review to help other people.
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She listens, is caring and my life has been changed because of her.
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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!
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She takes the time to answer your questions and I get therapy as well as medication refills on all of my appointments. She is fantastic!
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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.
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Cristina Desa is wonderful and the staff is very helpful. I highly recommend her practice.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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I feel very uncomfortable talking to her. Whenever I raise a concern, she either ignores it or blows it off.
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Very professional, listens to my concerns and is very accommodating when I need an appt. Great office staff.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Cristina was very attentive and professional .
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I have seen Cristina for a number of years. I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with her. She is compassionate and a great listener. She genuinely cares about her patients. My appointments never feel rushed, which is something i have experienced with a number of past providers. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Cristina has a warm approach when she meets you for the first time and I felt very relaxed and comfortable during my intake appointment with her. Over my next half-dozen sessions I also found out some things about myself that I never knew before through her insightful analysis. I would recommend her highly to anyone who wants to know more about themselves.
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About Me

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 ...

Specialties

  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Nutrition Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Education

McLean Hosp-Harvard
Internship Hospital
MGH
Internship Hospital
Tufts Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2010
Advocates
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Advocates
Residency Hospital
2010
Advocates
Internship Hospital
2010
Regis College
Medical School
2010
Regis College
Undergraduate School
2010
Master's Science Nursing Degree
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010

Languages

  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus Madison and St. Clair Counties HMO-POS-High
Blue Preferred Plus POS
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
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HealthChoice of Connecticut
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Meridian Health Plan of Michigan
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Cristina Desa treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 5% of her peers

Cristina Desa treats this condition more than 5% of her peers

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Cristina Desa treats Anxiety more than 5% of her peers

Cristina Desa treats this condition more than 5% of her peers

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Cristina Desa treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 5% of her peers

Cristina Desa treats this condition more than 5% of her peers

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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    • Mon: 10:00am - 7:30pm
    • Tue: 10:00am - 7:30pm
    • 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