Dr. Christine Musello

Clinical Psychology
30 years experience female

Locations

Christine Musello,Psy.D.

Groton, MA

Address

142 Main Street, The Carriage Barn, Groton, MA, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Medicare

Assurant Inc

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

About

Bio

I'm a child and adolescent trained psychologist, practicing in Groton, Ma. I currently specialize in the treatment of adolescents and in work with trauma survivors, although I also see couples, mood-disordered people, people with eating disorders and veterans. I believe in the science of the mind, and the treatment tools and medicines being developed and refined every day to minimize problems of the mind. Life is frequently difficult, will never be fair and is often challenging. This can't change, but how you approach what life is CAN.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
It's not frequency: The number of times you get an erection during sex is not as important as the quality of your lovemaking and whether your partner has been satisfied. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Leaving Home: ...is not for all teenagers, but you won't know if boarding school hurts or helps your daughter's condition until she tries it. If she WANTS to try bo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Meditation Practice: There are helpful suggestions all over the web specifically for strengthening memorization. However, if your goal is to improve access to memories and... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Why stop?: Studies have shown that people who talk aloud to themselves are actually doing something useful: they are stimulating various brain functions, especia... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
No: Using light therapy to tx sad is not that simple. The duration of time spent using a sad lamp, the time of day it is used, the consistency of use and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
More than Meds: Medication treats the symptom, not the cause. You can learn to control your anxiety using cognitive behavioral therapy, progressive muscle relaxation,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
As it sounds: Fading is slowly diminishing an old behavior while introducing a new stimulus as a replacement. An example might be cutting back on cigarettes, one le... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Protein,H20 &grazing: We crave sugar, salt and fat when we go too long without eating, are addicted to junk food, have low energy, or get dehydrated. Protein meals stay wit... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Maybe Nothing: It's not uncommon to want some space after sharing your body with a developing fetus, giving birth and then nursing/feeding said baby many times a day... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
You rock!: You describe depression beautifully. It tells me that you would make excellent use of a good Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Look on Psychology today ¨F... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder is a condition in which a person gets depressed as the days get shorter & sunlight is less.It's hard to diagnose in te... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Rule out heart probs: Your symptoms sound exactly like mild panic attacks/anxiety. But before you can assume that,you should have testing done such as a stress test & a... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Perception: Say U're outside & U're cold. Someone lends you a warm hat.U get warm again.Now they're leaving & need it back.When U take off the hat,the war... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Habits start young: While it is normal for many teens to crave the immediate gratification of fast food, developing life long eating habits start now. While he is in no i... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
In Early 2014: Early next year, the affordable care act will mandate that the mental health benefit of your insurance policy must be equal to the medical health bene... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Symptoms: For starters, if you're worried about having a binge eating disorder, you may have one. Indicators: if you eat a lot of food-more than someone else ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Reach out NOW: Even if you do not plan to harm yourself now, but only FEEL that way,wanting to not be alive is a signal that u need help.Yes, at your age,it is not u... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Bad idea!: Nyquil is 25% alcohol! drinking alcohol on top of taking Ambien (zolpidem) could be a dangerous cocktail, indeed. Accidental overdoses can occur in si... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Highly unlikely!: once you've seen a rabid animal, you will know that there is nothing "playful" about them. It is true that in cats rabies can develop slowly, but even... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Take time for sex: Yes, SSRIs can interfere with sex drive.But so does being busy or anxious or depressed.Low sex drive is often a multifaceted problem.So work on the me... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Many Strategies: Your binge eating disorder is worsened by becoming bulimic. Binge-eating is caused by a variety of factors. But vomiting to control the binge behavior... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Seek a consult here: The concierge service of healthtap offers texting consults for a small cost.These consults are offered by many providers and you can engage the partic... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Hypersexuality...: ..can be part of mania and you already seem to have diagnosed yourself. First, keep yourself safe. No bars, no drinking. Second, see your primary care... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Hi,Australia.If u're: asking if you can be evaluated here on healthtap for a mood disorder,the answer is yes.We offer consults either through written consults or by video m... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Sleep Hygiene: Shutting down the brain at night is easy for some,but difficult for others.Try meditation or progressive muscle relaxation before bed.I recommend a 20... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Depends: You are asking doctors how to beat a drug test!I would think you may not get much help here.Often, employers drug test hires because the job they are ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Anxiety or Paranoia?: Being anxious that others are rejecting or dissing you can be part of more than one clinical picture. People with social anxiety, hypervigilance cause... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
None: DBT is a treatment approach used by therapists trained in it.It heals by teaching life skills in 4 categories: mindfulness, emotional regulation, int... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Get Neuropsych eval!: The most reliable diagnostic tool for determining add/adhd is having a neuropsych eval with a neuropsychologist. This is a battery of tests which toge... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Why throw up?: If the purpose of throwing up is to rid yourself of food that is not digesting and is nauseating you, then some people are able to make themselves thr... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Read!: Attacks can be triggered by many things:an elevated heart rate, thoughts that reinforce feeling out of control, stress or an even worry that you might... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Guilty pleasure: Guilt can arise from masturbating for many reasons.One is that religious beliefs discourage it.Therefore you may feel "dirty" for pleasuring yourself.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Yes!: Depression can cause an eating disorder & an eating disorder can cause depression.If you're malnourished, brain changes occur. If you are overweight o... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Sleep Hygiene: Shutting down your brain at night is easy for some, but difficult for others. If you already use meditation, try pmr (progressive muscle relaxation).I... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Sleep assessment: You need to rule out medical causes of sleep disruption if these sleep medications are not helping. For example, you may have an underlying sleep apne... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Not particularly but: The 5 tibetan rituals are yoga exercises & breathing designed for overall body health. If you want to focus on tightening the vagina, try pelvic floor... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Coping Skills Needed: Sounds like you have that highly contagious malady known as "life"! you're at that age where you have to figure out what you want from life and how to... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
No Injury?: If you haven't had an injury, the problem is probably your mattress and/or your pillow. Read about good sleep posture ; conditions at http://ergonomic... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Keep smiling!: When we get self conscious,we become aware of things we don't normally notice about how our body is operating.This can result in muscle tension in ou... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
A serious condition: Emetophobia -fear of vomiting- is a debilitating phobia that causes intense anxiety and suffering. The first thing you need is to be in therapy with a... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Meditation Practice: Here is a study (http://bit.Ly/tmwfop) done at upenn showing encouraging results in the use of a daily meditation practice as a way to prevent memory ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Work to feel better!: Poor you!Given the meds you're on,you're already in treatment.Sounds like your anxiety is not yet well-controlled,nor have u developed tools for copin... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Yes you do....: ..have anxiety. Because if you didn't think you were imagining things & you feared a bat - related illness,you would go straight to a doc or ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Wrong Question: Since u are a self-identified hypochondriac,chances are that telling u sleep won't make yr concussion worse(it won't)isn't going to reassure you much... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
It should not: Although Provigil is a stimulant of sorts, its chemical makeup is dissimilar to amphetamines and should not cause a false positive drug test.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Potential harm: Tramadol is a narcotic-type pain reliever whose off-shelf use is sometimes prescribed for anxiety. The problem are:that you build a tolerance to trama... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Nope,not paranoid.: Anytime you have unprotected sex, even if you are on birth control, there is a chance you could be pregnant. Aside from sneezing and confusion, the ot... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Smoking calmed you: You are making a connection between quitting smoking & having trouble breathing.But physically, quitting improves lung function over time. However... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
You may miss it: For some, klonipin is psychologically addictive beyond the physical addiction. Are you one of those individuals?Depending on how useful you found it t... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Musello
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Not Fibromyalgia: The trigger points for fibromyalgia are not in the feet. Pain points typically stop at the knees.You need to see your primary care to get this diagnos... Read More
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Thank you notes
Aug 10, 2013
I've been really impressed by the responses Dr. Musello provides. They are knowledgeable, clear, respectful and caring. Her ability to understand underlying issues and integrate them within her answer...Read More
Sep 17, 2015
Dr. Musello warmly meets patients where they are, and with excellent bedside manner. Clearly an expert in the field, and she collaborates well with colleagues. A wonderful asset for us here at HealthT...Read More
Oct 29, 2015
I endorse Dr. Musello. She gives thoughtful, solid answers and is a great asset to the HealthTap community.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much! I hope my parents will take me to a doctor so i can get help. Any advice on what i should di to cope in the meantime?
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for the response. I hope that's the case, I've just never been an anxious person before. Have a great day!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, i wasn't sure what specialist to see, thanks 4 your time

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Antioch New England Graduate School
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Psychologist, Second Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013
Top Psychologist, Third Place, Boston Region - Spring
2016
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Publications

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