About New England Psychiatry

Our Practice

Who We Are

New England Psychiatry is an independent practice providing telehealth and in-person services in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. We provide quality, compassionate, and collaborative psychiatric care specializing in areas of addiction, dual-diagnosis, and trauma across the lifespan.

We provide evidence-based treatment with a holistic approach within a confidential environment. Our mission is to decrease the stigma based around mental health through patient-centered, compassionate service, with the goal of giving each patient the time and attention deserved within a comfortable and welcoming environment.

The New England Psychiatry Team
The New England Psychiatry Team
The New England Psychiatry Team

More About Us

Our Story

Established in 2020, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, New England Psychiatry was created with the intent of decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health while providing effective, patient-centered treatment. Ingrained in our history are thousands of hours of professional mental health care through years of volunteer and clinical work. Our culturally competent provider has been around the globe practicing medicine and giving life-saving treatment to those in need since 2014.

We pride ourselves in maintaining a degree of excellence in patient-centered care.

Mental health awareness, including addiction and trauma, is symbolized with various colors of blue and green nationwide. Our logo was developed with the intention to raise awareness on mental health disorders while incorporating the structural similarities between neuroplasticity and the tree of life. Developed with the knowledge of neuroplasticity and tree symbolism, branches break off and grow on a tree with proper nourishment and care; new neural connections can be made when psychiatric treatment is adequately established.


Our Goal

Our goal is to incorporate a combination of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and holistic treatments to assist in treating and managing mental health.

Meet the Team

Experience the New England Psychiatry Difference



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Dr. Gomes has been a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner since June of 2018 who has worked in various settings consisting of seasonal, residential, outpatient, inpatient , and government facilities. She treats psychiatric patients across the lifespan with complex mood and anxiety disorders, comorbid substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, psychosis and PTSD. Dr. Gomes shares a passion for global public health and disaster medicine, which assists her in treating a diverse clientele. She places emphasis on treating the whole person by incorporating a holistic approach to treatment with psychopharmacology. Dr. Gomes is fluent in English and Portuguese, and intermediate in Spanish.

Dr. Gomes attended Salem State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in chemistry. While pursuing this degree, she began her medical career working as a CNA at Lahey Burlington where she fell in love with nursing. Dr. Gomes proceeded to attend Regis College after graduation to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2017, graduating with honors. She received a Master of Science in Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2018, graduating with honors.

Dr. Gomes has continued to volunteer with multiple NGO’s including the American Red Cross and Medical Reserve Corps to provide disaster medicine, including mental health, support across the country since 2017. She takes pride in her second passion in life, global public health, and has volunteered in 5/7 continents since 2014, with her most recent trip to El Salvador in February 2020. Her mission is to provide preventative care and education on public health and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness.

While practicing as a PMHNP on the North Shore, she continued education to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions with her capstone being focused on a mobile health application for self-care for transition to practice providers. Dr. Gomes graduated with honors in 2020.

Dr. Gomes currently works at the prestigious McLean Hospital as a PMHNP providing inpatient evaluations in the Clinical Evaluation Center. Dr. Gomes is the founder and CEO of New England Psychiatry PC ©.

Dr. Gomes is not a medical doctor.


  • Salem State University – Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences (2015)
  • Regis College – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2017), Master of Science in Nursing (2018)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions – Doctor in Nursing Practice (2020)
Ms. Des O’Doherty

Ms. Des O’Doherty

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Des O’Doherty is board-certified in both Psychiatric-Mental Health Across the Lifespan as well as Adult Internal Medicine. She has extensive experience in the treatment of chronic and terminal illness with psychiatric comorbidities, with particular focus on trauma-based, neurocognitive, and neurodegenerative disorders. Ms. O’Doherty has focused her work on PTSD with concomitant anxiety disorder, depressive disorders, ADHD, post-partum, and psychotherapeutic modalities within chronic and terminal illnesses. Ms. O’Doherty is fluent in Greek.

She has attended Southern Connecticut State University (BS), The University of Massachusetts Lowell (M.Ed.) and Central Connecticut State University (Ed.D./ABD) with a focus on education and leadership. She brings her accomplished background and experience in education into her current practice as a means to empower her patients to help them make informed decisions about their health care. She is also a fierce advocate of underserved student populations, holding professional experience and expertise with public school law and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to public school children with psychiatric and neurocognitive disabilities.

Ms. O’Doherty is a US Army disabled veteran, having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF II) with an Honorable Discharge from active duty in 2005. Having worked as a nurse practitioner with veterans in the VA healthcare system, she continues her passion to serve those who have served their country by volunteering her time with various non-profit veterans’ groups.

Ms. O’Doherty is welcomed as the Chief Clinical Officer and Managing Partner of New England Psychiatry, PC.


  • Southern Connecticut State University – BS Education, Literature (2005)
  • The University of Massachusetts, Lowell – M.Ed. Education Administration (2008)
  • Central Connecticut State University – Ed.D./ABD Educational Leadership (2011)
  • Regis College – Bachelor of Science Nursing (2016), Master of Science AGNP-C (2018)
  • The University of New Hampshire – Post Graduate Certificate, PMHNP-BC (2021)
Paula Gomes, BA, MATH, MACO, LMHC

Paula Gomes, BA, MATH, MACO, LMHC

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Ms. Gomes is a licensed LMHC therapist since August 2021 who has worked in community mental health and human services for the past 8 years in various settings consisting of residential, outpatient, inpatient, and government facilities. She works with clients across the lifespan struggling with complex mood and anxiety disorders, comorbid substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, complex trauma, and PTSD.

Ms. Gomes practices from a wholistic, integrated, collaborative, client-centered approach. She shares a passion for walking alongside individuals, families, couples, and children as they journey through life and progress towards a place of thriving. Ms. Gomes is fluent in English and Portuguese, and intermediate in Spanish.

Ms. Gomes attended Gordon College where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2015. While pursuing this degree, she began her career working as a behavioral specialist with Bridgewell where she developed a passion for the helping professions. Ms. Gomes went on to attend Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary following graduation to receive a Dual Masters in Theology and Counseling with an emphasis on both licensure tracks [LMHC and LMFT] in 2019, graduating with highest honors.

Ms. Gomes currently studies at Roger Williams School of Law as a Juris Doctor Candidate. After graduating, Ms. Gomes hopes to continue to bridge the gap between mental health and law in hopes of providing a more progressive and integrative approach to the practice of law as a whole.


  • Gordon College – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2015)
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary – Master of Arts in Theology; Master of Arts in Counseling [LMHC & LMFT Track] (2019)
  • Roger Williams University School of Law – Juris Doctor Candidate
Christine Boville

Christine Boville

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Christine is our experienced office manager who believes that patient satisfaction should be first priority.

Since earning her medical assistant certification in 2013, she has gained experience working in several different fields including Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. She effectively uses her knowledge, education and experience to ensure that each patient interaction, is a positive one!

Christine spends most of her free time enjoying cooking, spending time with loved ones and weekend road trips with her Husband and Son.