Melissa Sullivan, MD
General Psychiatry * Women’s Mental Health * Psychotherapy


As a licensed medical doctor who specializes in the psychiatric evaluation and treatment of adults and adolescents in their late teens, my treatment approach is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care. I offer individualized treatment which may involve medications, psychotherapy or both.  As my patient, I will work closely with you to create a treatment plan with which you feel comfortable.  I invite you to explore my website to learn more about the treatments I offer.

Reasons for seeking psychiatric care:

People often seek psychiatric services for long-standing psychological issues or for anxiety, depression or psychosis. Others come to treatment during periods of significant change in their lives especially in the context of loss, changing relationships, or changing responsibilities. Some people seek treatment when their normal patterns of coping with their jobs, stress or with relationships no longer serves to provide them with happiness and fulfillment. Still others come to treatment to help improve their relationships or to further their personal growth.

I have a particular interest in working with patients suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, as well as with those who have developed symptoms as a result of a life stressor or medical illness. My training also involved a special focus on the treatment of women during periods of transition in their lives when new psychiatric symptoms may emerge or existing conditions exacerbate. These periods of transition may be hormonally mediated, such as in pregnancy, postpartum or around the time of menopause. They may also be non-hormonally mediated, such as in parenting, or in coping with illness in oneself or a family member. Questions about treatment during pregnancy or while breastfeeding often can feel overwhelming or scary. If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, you might feel alone. Fortunately, with the right treatment, you can feel a sense of well-being again.

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