Nicholas Barnes, Psychiatrist in Belmont, Massachusetts — Zencare
Nicholas  Barnes
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Nicholas Barnes

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Board Certification in Pain Management™, BCPM Adult Psychiatrist, MD
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Belmont Accepting In-person
Updated August 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Nick Barnes is a board-certified psychiatrist and pain medicine physician with an integrated psychiatry practice. Dr. Barnes has a unique set of skills to comprehensively address anxiety, depression, chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction. His therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness based therapy, psychopharmacology, and medical management for chronic pain. His training in multiple styles of psychotherapy allows him to tailor his approach based on the needs of each patient. By helping people recognize what they can change vs what they cannot change, Dr. Barnes helps people reduce distress and suffering.

Dr. Barnes believes that taking a holistic approach to mind and body care with psychotherapy can alter the trajectory of a life, and can be more powerful and life-changing than any medicine. When appropriate, however, Dr. Barnes prescribes his clients medication to help them manage their symptoms, allowing for more bandwidth to process through moments of distress. He dedicates himself not only to evidence-based physical treatment of symptoms, but also to understanding and alleviating the root causes of suffering.

Dr. Barnes received his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School where he was recognized for humanism in medicine through the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Harvard Medical School and is dual board-certified in psychiatry and pain medicine. He has previously held staff positions at Cambridge Health Alliance, Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, Boston Pain Care, and Psych Garden.


Message to clients

I strive to provide treatment that is effective, evidence-based, and empathic. The core treatment of my practice is talk therapy. When appropriate, I will combine my knowledge of medications, pain treatments, and other medical interventions to create a treatment plan that is right for you. I provide a private, professional, and comfortable environment conducive to feeling safe enough to allow reflection and growth. I treat my clients with the utmost respect, recognizing the privilege of being allowed into another's internal world.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Nicholas Barnes is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $465 (50min)

Location(s)

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 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Belmont practice
25 Flanders Road, First Floor - PsychGarden Suite, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Nicholas Barnes MD - Private Practice, Psychotherapist, psychiatrist, pain specialist, 2018 - Present
Boston PainCare, Interventional Pain Medicine Physician, 2019 - 2022
Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women's, Pain Medicine Fellowship, 2018 - 2019
Cambridge Health Alliance, Staff Psychiatrist: addiction, general psychiatry, mindfulness and psychotherapy, 2017 - 2018
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Psychiatrist for chronic pain, 2017 - 2018
PsychGarden, Psychiatrist with a focus on addiction, 2017 - 2018
Harvard Medical School / Cambridge Health, Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2013 - 2017

Dartmouth Medical School, M.D., 2013
Hendrix College, B.A., 2008


Licensure

Massachusetts: 265288


Languages

English