Sandy Marien is a Life Span Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board-certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, serving children, adolescents, and adults.
Massachusetts has always led the way in health care innovation, services and treatment and Tele-Psychiatry follows that tradition. We offer HIPAA compliant top rate psychopharmacologic evaluation and ongoing management for adults. Led by Nimish Shah, DNP, Tele-Psychiatry has become a model for establishing and managing Tele-Psychiatry Services to suburban and rural communities, and was the principal material of his doctorate thesis.
Tele-Psychiatry currently makes available clinical services such as direct patient care and ongoing collaboration, but also non-clinical services such as education and general consultation to individuals and organizations. Our stated goal emphasizes the imperative to eliminate disparities in patient access to emerging health care diagnostics and high quality evidenced-based treatments. Using widely available technology allows that imperative to reach fulfillment.
What Do I Need To Get Started?
You simply need a computer with a high speed connection, a webcam, time and privacy. Once we have established the referral, you will receive instructions for setting up your computer and your space to suit the appointment. Privacy is a key factor in allowing for honest, open dialogue with your provider. For this reason you may want to consider your location (public vs private, home vs office, etc) when making your appointment.
Lastly, not all insurers cover Tele-Medicine or Tele-Psychiatry services. You should call the number on your insurance card for mental health services to determine your eligibility. We are happy to provide documentation for you to submit to your insurance for any reimbursement to which you may be entitled.
Meet The Team
We do some amazing work together!
Dr. Alia Goodheart is a licensed, board certified general adult psychiatrist. She earned her medical doctorate from the Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn ( State University of New York) in 2000.
Thiago Godoi is a Lifespan Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, serving child & adolescent populations as well as adults.
Linda Goldbaum is our Office Administrator. She has an Associate’s Degree from Chamberlayne Jr. College where she graduated Cum Laude.
Mary Anne Illman is Progressive Therapeutics’ Billing Specialist and Administrative Assistant. She obtained her BA in Sociology from St. Joseph’s College.
Bonnie Biggs is a Lifespan Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, serving child & adolescent populations as well as adults.
Stacy Veo is a Lifespan Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, serving child & adolescent populations as well as adults.
Debra Koopman is an Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Dr. Maitri Patel graduated from the Program in Liberal Medical Education at Brown University in Providence RI where she studied English Literature and then went on to receive her medical doctorate.
Nimish Shah, DNP has a longstanding commitment to excellence in delivery of mental health care, starting from his nursing days managing patient care in long term care facilities and inpatient psychiatry units.