About me

You Deserve to Feel in Control. I’m Here to Help.

Feeling like you’re not in control of your life or your emotions is a difficult experience, and you deserve to get the help that you need.

My Background

Jodie Deignan is a Yale-trained Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in working with children, teens and adults. She has a background in mental health counseling and expressive therapies and is also a Board Certified Music Therapist.
Jodie Deignan is also a current doctoral student in Mind-Body Medicine and Integrative Mental Health, and uses mind-body practices in her work.

My approach & philosophy

While medication management and psychiatric evaluations are a primary part of my practice, my background is in expressive therapies and mental health counseling. I believe in taking a holistic approach to each individual.  This isn’t about preferring one type of treatment over another, but is about getting to know each patient that I treat as an individual, how they see themselves in the world, and where they want to be.  I can see people for medication management alone or for a combination of medication management and psychotherapy, or psychotherapy alone, in addition to stand alone consultations.

I use a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, supportive psychotherapy, mindfulness, music and expressive therapies.

This is a gender-affirming and trauma-informed practice.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you prescribe medication?

Yes, when appropriate, Ms. Deignan prescribes a wide range of psychiatric medications for anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder and other conditions.

What ages do you see?

Ms. Deignan sees ages in the full life span, from young children to older adults. However, she is currently only taking referrals for pediatric patients up to age 21.  While she will see children as young as 3 years old for assessment and therapy, she does not usually prescribe medication to children younger than 6 years old.

Do you diagnose ADD/ADHD?

Yes!  Ms. Deignan uses a combination of rating scales, computerized testing and clinical interview to make a diagnosis of ADHD/ADD.

Do you treat ADHD with medication?

Ms. Deignan cannot promise a patient if she will prescribe medication or which one she might choose before meeting them, but she does use the full spectrum of medications approved for ADHD when appropriate.

Do you treat Autism?

That’s a tricky question.  There’s nothing inherently about Autism that requires treatment.  However, Ms. Deignan treats symptoms or other disorders that may accompany Autism, such as Anxiety, ADHD, Depression or irritability.  Ms. Deignan does this through a variety of interventions, including medication management when appropriate and psychotherapy.  Ms. Deignan does not provide ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis).

Do you diagnose Autism?

Autism is a clinical diagnosis that can be made via psychiatric interview alone, but for the purposes of services or accommodations, specialized objective assessments or testing like the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Scales) are usually needed.  Ms. Deignan is not able to provide objective testing for Autism that at this time, but can talk with you about symptoms and how they impact your life, functioning, and self-view.

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Mental Health Services

Book a Psychiatric Evaluation Today

Please call us at 914-216-7550 or 508-924-7090 to book your evaluation. We ideally schedule intial appointments in-person at either our New York or Massachusetts offices.

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Jodie Deignan Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry PLLC


180 South Broadway Suite 301A

White Plains, NY 10605


13 Steeple Street Suite 202

Mashpee, MA 10649



[email protected]

(914) 216-7550 (NY)

(508)-924-7090 (MA)