A Brunswick psychiatrist has been reprimanded by the state Board of Licensure in Medicine for his behavior with a female patient.

Charles Stewart accepted a reprimand from the board as part of a consent agreement signed Friday, the board announced today.

Stewart engaged in unprofessional conduct, the board said. “He told a patient he loved her in a manner she could misinterpret, massaged her back when she was experiencing a back spasm, hugged her, and gave her money for gas and to pay a cellphone bill,” according to the release.

Stewart’s medical license will be placed on probation for five years and he cannot treat new female patients until he completes a course in medical ethics and boundaries, the board said.

The consent agreement requires Stewart to allow someone to monitor his practice and to create audio recordings of all treatment sessions involving female patients, the board said.

The board received a complaint about the doctor’s behavior with a patient of 18 years in December of 2010.