Progressive Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Progressive Psychiatric Services, PLLC serves greater Manchester/Bedford area teens and adults, offering:

Psychiatric EvaluationMedication management for mental illnessConsultation
HOURS:
TUES 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
THURS 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
FRI 8:30 AM-6:00 PM
SAT 0830 AM -12PM

About

Lisa Weldon, PMH-NP

I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner offering medication management for patients suffering from serious mental illness who seek a truly collaborative relationship with their provider. My experience includes working with persons suffering from Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, OCD, Binge Eating Disorder. I also specialize in helping people very slowly taper off benzodiazepines.

Often, we work together to reduce excess medication. Psychiatric medication management is quite personal; I rely on open communication from the patient in order to achieve best results. Patients have told me that they feel safe, that they feel heard, that they feel understood.

Brianna Boulanger, PMH-NP

I am an ANCC certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I received my post-masters certificate from Rivier University and hold a masters in nursing degree from the University of New Hampshire with a Clinical Nurse Leader certification. My bachelors was also obtained at the University of New Hampshire in neuroscience. I specialize in medication management for the adult population and adolescents ages 12 and older. Some of my special interests include childhood trauma, complicated grief, depression, familial strife, chronic pain of unknown physical etiology, and generalized anxiety disorder with a particular passion for teaching motivated patients new coping skills and adjusting harmful mindsets. I also treats insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. My philosophy is focused heavily on mental resilience and healthy habits. I seek to address not only current stressors, but how childhood experiences may have influenced present responses.
I have worked in various environments including involuntary, voluntary, and emergent psychiatric care as well as in a substance use program. I have experience with both adults and children with a special passion for adolescents and young adults. I seek to place the patient in the driver’s seat and to act as a partner in all aspects of mental health care as patient preferences are of utmost importance to success. I see my relationship with patients as an ongoing partnership that strives for returning to the optimum functioning with patient goals in the forefront. I view mental healthcare as a continuum of care as life is always evolving. I strongly believe in creating an alliance with other health care providers on the patient’s care team in order to support the best possible outcomes as well as to address comorbid conditions appropriately. I am a strong advocate for holistic options and owning pets as a form of therapy.
I am licensed in the state of New Hampshire to practice independently as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH-NP), licensed through the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Payment, Insurance & Policies

Insurance/Forms of Payment

Anthem/ Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, United Behavioral Health, Humana, United Health Care, Optum, Champ VA, Tufts, Medicare, and Cigna are accepted, as well as private pay.

For private pay patients

. We do accept Health Savings Account debit cards/checks, debit and credit cards, and cash. We can provide you with what's known as a Super Bill, so that you may receive reimbursement from any out of network insurer, should you desire it

Will my prescriptions be covered?

If you have insurance, your prescriptions are usually covered, although copays can sometimes be high. If you do not have insurance for your prescriptions, we are familiar with the costs of medications/can advise on costs in your specific instance. We are familiar with cost savings plans offered by manufacturers, and will assist patients to get the most affordable medication, including doing paperwork and assisting with filling out forms.

Initial Appointment

Plan on 60-90 minutes for your first appointment; subsequent medication management appointments are likely to run 20-30 minutes.

Frequency of Appointments

Most people find that once their medication regimen is stable, they only want to check in every 2-3 months or so. If your condition is not stable, or you prefer more frequent contact, appointments can be arranged more frequently.

Late or No Show

Patients who present more than 15 minutes late will be considered a no show. Late or no show appointments will be billed half the cost of the appointment, as insurance allows. Repeated late arrivals or no shows will result in referral to other provider(s) for services.

Services

Progressive Psychiatric Services, PLLC, offers the following services:

Psychiatric EvaluationOngoing psychiatric medication management for serious mental illness

Resources

Benzodiazepine Information Coalition
A non profit organization dedicated to information about benzodiazepines, including information about stigma, dependence and withdrawal, as well as stories from patients.
http://benzoinfo.com/

Marijuana Anonymous
https://www.marijuana-anonymous.org/

NAMI New Hampshire
Support and advocacy for persons suffering from mental illness, and their families.
http://www.naminh.org/

Addiction and the Brain by Marc Lewis
Lewis, M. Neuroethics (2017) 10: 7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12152-016-9293-4

CREATE
Mental Health Therapy and Counseling in Manchester, New Hampshire
http://castlecreate.com/

Contact

305 Riverway Place
Bedford Commons
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 603.836.5584