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Misty Stafford

Adult & Child Psychiatrist, MD
Anxiety - Depression-College & graduate student mental health-Child mental health-Adolescent mental health-Women's issues-

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Professional statement

Dr. Stafford is an ivy league-trained, double board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, which gives her the training and expertise to treat patients from early childhood through adulthood.

She received her MD at Michigan State University where she earned honors in Psychiatry, and gained additional clinical psychiatric experience at 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 with a subspecialty interest in working with clients with treatment-resistant Depressive Disorders. 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. Dr. Stafford also has considerable experience in treating children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety and mood disorders, and enjoys evaluating and treating patients from all backgrounds with a combination of medication management and psychotherapy targeting a wide variety of general psychiatric concerns. She sees clients in multiple states in New England and has consulted with international clients as well.

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. While my particular areas of clinical interest include treating anxiety, OCD, & depressive disorders in children, adolescents and young adults, I also enjoy women's mental health and treating a wide variety of general psychiatric issues.

I operate alone without an office staff, so my patients have full access to me at all times. I am often able to accommodate same day and weekend appointments, and make myself available on holidays as well when needed. Medication refills are almost always filled within the same 24 hour period, even on weekends and holidays. I believe treatment works best with a combination of medication & therapy, therefore I offer both services to all clients in my practice.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Private Practice, Psychiatrist
Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Psychiatrist
Bradley Hospital, Psychiatrist
Brown University, Clinical Instructor

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


Rhode Island: MD16254 - Maine: MD24002 - New York: 302601 - Massachusetts: 292204 - Florida: TPME5900 - Vermont: 042.0017448 - Connecticut: 076682




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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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.

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.

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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


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

Locations & Hours

Telehealth and in person availability in Rhode Island (limited basis) and Maine. All sessions in New York, Florida, Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts are held remotely.


Misty Stafford is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual 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
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

Client testimonials

"Misty was very responsive, setting up a call quickly. She listened to my questions and concerns, was very understanding, and helped me feel confident in my options for seeking treatment."
- Zencare client November 2021
"Misty is extremely kind, thoughtful, and responsive. She treats her patients with respect and trust, and has helped me feel less alone during a difficult time. I would highly recommend working with her."
- Zencare client November 2021
"Misty is fantastic and I say that after only one session. She was quick to respond to my initial reach out request and her initial intake with me was great. Despite it being a remote call she made it a safe space and I felt comfortable with her quite quickly. Her insights were helpful and I felt like I was working with a doctor instead of just being another patient on her list. My only regret is that I didn’t find her sooner."
- Zencare client January 2022
"Misty responded to me very quickly and kindly. I'm looking forward to working with her!"
- Zencare client August 2022
"Misty was very timely in her response."
- Zencare client February 2024