Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC

Integrative Psychiatry •  Female • Age 52
  
Cristina Desa
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Psychiatric Holistic Health

71 Spit Brook Rd Ste 310 Nashua, NH 03060

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(978) 692-0096

Cristina Desa, PMHNP-BC is an integrative psychiatry specialist in Nashua, NH. She specializes in integrative psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, and more.


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Cristina Desa accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield POS
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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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Beacon Health Strategies
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
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Cristina Desa treats Psychiatric Diseases 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 ADHD and-or ADD 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Jun 29, 2017
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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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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.
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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
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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.
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Gilvanete – Apr 14, 2017
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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

Tufts Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • English

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Locations

Psychiatric Holistic Health

Psychiatric Holistic Health71 Spit Brook Rd Ste 310 Nashua, NH 03060
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Psychiatric Holistic Health319 Littleton Rd Ste 202 Westford, MA 01886
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  • Hours
    • 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

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)