Misty  Stafford
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Misty Stafford

Adult & Child Psychiatrist, MD
Maine, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts Accepting Online

All sessions are currently being held remotely via telehealth. To meet increased patient demand, I am now offering weekend appointments.

Updated October 23, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Child mental health
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Dr. Stafford is double board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, which gives her the training and expertise to treat patients from early childhood through adulthood.

She received her M.D. at Michigan State University where she earned honors in Psychiatry, and gained additional clinical psychiatric experience at the famed Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Her adult psychiatry training was completed at the University of Massachusetts where she served as the Chief Resident in Psychopharmacology as well as the Chief Resident for the Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service. Her child and adolescent psychiatry training was completed at Brown University with a subspecialty focus in treating children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities, with additional subspecialty interest in treating Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Dr. Stafford also has considerable experience in treating children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety disorders, ADHD and mood disorders, and enjoys evaluating and treating patients from all backgrounds with a combination of medication management and/or psychotherapy targeting a wide variety of general psychiatric concerns.


Message to clients

My practice is small and patient-focused with a tailored approach to meet every patient's unique needs. My approach to treatment is to provide a safe, comforting environment where patients feel able to express themselves emotionally without fear of judgment. I pride myself on being empathic, warm, and caring with an ability to personally connect with each of my patients and their families. I genuinely love what I do and I believe this reflects in the results I help my patients achieve. My particular areas of clinical interest include treating anxiety, OCD, & depressive disorders in children, adolescents and young adults, but I also enjoy women's mental health and treating a wide variety of general psychiatric issues. I believe treatment works best with a combination of medication management & therapy, therefore I offer both services in my practice.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Misty Stafford is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $400 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maine)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sun 9 am - 4 pm

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sun 9 am - 4 pm

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sun 9 am - 4 pm

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sun 9 am - 4 pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, Psychiatrist, 2021 - Present
Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Psychiatrist, 2021 - Present
Bradley Hospital, Psychiatrist, 2019 - 2021
Brown University, Clinical Instructor, 2017 - 2021

Brown University, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2019
University of Massachusetts, Adult Psychiatry, 2017
Michigan State University, MD, 2013


Licensure

Rhode Island: MD16254

Maine: MD24002

New York: 302601


Languages

English