Psychiatrists in 08527

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The Cohen Center
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Jackson, NJ 08527
Welcome to The Cohen Center.....Are you overly stressed? Suffering anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD symptoms, insomnia or depression? These symptoms are easily treatable, sometimes requiring medication. Willing to take the next step? Are you willing to see if medication, ideally, combined with therapy, can enhance your life. You will be monitored closely so that you do not needlessly experience side effects and that optimal treatment gains are obtained. Careful attention will be focused on any physical illnesses. Often this leads to a more appropriate diagnosis and plan of treatment.
Welcome to The Cohen Center.....Are you overly stressed? Suffering anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD symptoms, insomnia or depression? These symptoms are easily treatable, sometimes requiring medication. Willing to take the next step? Are you willing to see if medication, ideally, combined with therapy, can enhance your life. You will be monitored closely so that you do not needlessly experience side effects and that optimal treatment gains are obtained. Careful attention will be focused on any physical illnesses. Often this leads to a more appropriate diagnosis and plan of treatment.
(732) 675-0011 View (732) 675-0011
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Alyssa N Killion
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
48 Endorsed
Jackson, NJ 08527
The first step is the hardest - so commend yourself for taking the first step and seeking treatment! As a seasoned board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I bring over 12 years of prescribing experience across diverse settings. My practice spans inpatient, outpatient, and private settings, offering a comprehensive understanding of mental health care needs. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality traits, and substance abuse concerns.
The first step is the hardest - so commend yourself for taking the first step and seeking treatment! As a seasoned board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I bring over 12 years of prescribing experience across diverse settings. My practice spans inpatient, outpatient, and private settings, offering a comprehensive understanding of mental health care needs. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality traits, and substance abuse concerns.
(856) 372-1819 View (856) 372-1819
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Meghann Alcala
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
21 Endorsed
Jackson, NJ 08527  (Online Only)
I am passionate about providing quality, comprehensive, and compassionate patient-centered care. A facet of my therapy style that I take pride in is treating the person as a whole. Past experiences have given me training geared towards utilizing individualized approaches to further assist diverse populations in coping with personal obstacles through psychiatric evaluations, and medication management sessions with psychotherapy. My ultimate goal is to assist you with achieving the highest quality of life by utilizing your strengths in an environment of warmth, patience, understanding, and trust
I am passionate about providing quality, comprehensive, and compassionate patient-centered care. A facet of my therapy style that I take pride in is treating the person as a whole. Past experiences have given me training geared towards utilizing individualized approaches to further assist diverse populations in coping with personal obstacles through psychiatric evaluations, and medication management sessions with psychotherapy. My ultimate goal is to assist you with achieving the highest quality of life by utilizing your strengths in an environment of warmth, patience, understanding, and trust
(856) 372-1819 View (856) 372-1819
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Chimena P Duke
Psychiatric Nurse, APN
Verified Verified
Jackson, NJ 08527  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am Chimena Duke, a dedicated and compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner with a deep passion for helping individuals achieve optimal mental health and well-being. With advanced training and extensive experience in the field of psychiatry, I am committed to providing client-centered care to my patients. I firmly believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental healthcare, and I am dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of those I serve.
Welcome! I am Chimena Duke, a dedicated and compassionate psychiatric nurse practitioner with a deep passion for helping individuals achieve optimal mental health and well-being. With advanced training and extensive experience in the field of psychiatry, I am committed to providing client-centered care to my patients. I firmly believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental healthcare, and I am dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of those I serve.
(732) 605-4987 View (732) 605-4987
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Psychiatric and Behavioral Services of New Jersey
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, BC
Verified Verified
Jackson, NJ 08527
Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Services of New Jersey is a private psychiatric practice that provides a full range of outpatient mental health services, including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, individual, family and group psychotherapy for clients at all stages of life; children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population.
Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Services of New Jersey is a private psychiatric practice that provides a full range of outpatient mental health services, including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, individual, family and group psychotherapy for clients at all stages of life; children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population.
(732) 491-8710 View (732) 491-8710
Pierre Rene Estil
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 592-6404 View (732) 592-6404

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How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 08527

< 10

Psychiatrists in 08527 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Medication Management
83% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Bipolar Disorder
67% ADHD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Psychiatrists in 08527 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Male
34% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 08527?

The Psychology Today Directory enables you to search specifically for psychiatrists, using the drop down provider menu in the navigation bar, by city or zip code, or by the name of the psychiatrist. Search results provide detailed profiles of professionals, including their treatment approach and areas of expertise. In addition, listings provide important information about each psychiatrist’s credentials, fees, payment options, and insurance affiliations. Directory users can select psychiatrists who meet an array of personally-desired criteria, such as familiarity with a specific community or condition.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychiatrists are medical specialists who focus on understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and behavior. As physicians, psychiatrists are trained to recognize the often-subtle biological causes of mental disorders and to monitor the effects of mental disturbances on physical conditions, such as heart disease. Psychologists are especially attuned to the influence of early experience on development and behavior, emotional and cognitive processes, the nature of personality, and social functioning. They are also trained to deploy an array of psychological tests—IQ tests, personality tests, behavioral assessments—to gauge a person’s functioning.

What is a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner, also known as a mental health nurse practitioner, is a registered nurse who completes advanced training in psychiatric care, earning either a master’s or doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing, and in the U.S., passes a national certification exam. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. In some locales, psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer the full range of psychiatric care, including prescribing and managing medication. In other places, they must work in collaboration with a physician.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed psychiatrist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors. All psychiatrists listed in the directory have a valid license issued by the state(s) in which they practice and are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some individuals or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication?

Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who are trained to recognize the many ways body processes affect the functioning of the brain and mind. As physicians, they can prescribe medication. Patients who are prescribed medications will typically need to continue to see a psychiatrist so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. For many psychiatric conditions, including common disorders such as anxiety and depression, the preferred treatment is combination therapy—medication accompanied by psychotherapy.

Do psychiatrists offer therapy?

Psychiatrists are generally trained in a number of treatment modalities, including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and, increasingly, somatic therapies. Typically, psychiatrists make a diagnosis and determine a course of treatment based on chemical or biological factors, using lab tests, brain scans and physical and psychological evaluations. While psychotherapy may be used in the first session to aid in diagnosis, it is not typically utilized in subsequent visits. In fact, after the introductory session, most sessions with a psychiatrist may only be 15-20 minutes in length and are largely focused on medication management. Many psychiatrists who do not offer psychotherapy work collaboratively with psychologists and other mental health clinicians and can refer clients seeking talk therapy to those providers.

How do I know if I need a psychiatrist or a therapist?

It is not always easy to know which type of mental health practitioner to choose. Many people are unaware of the root of their mental or behavioral problem. One way many people learn which type of care is best for them is by seeing their primary care provider first. Depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms, the physician may review their medical history or perform medical tests to determine whether biological factors are involved before making a referral. It is not necessary for a person to know precisely what type of care they need in order to seek help. Many psychiatrists and psychologists refer clients to each other depending on client needs.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

A referral to a psychiatrist is often not required. However, seeing your primary care physician first can be helpful and actually prove to be a shortcut to getting what you need. Your PCP may have a clear idea whether psychiatric help is needed and/or which kind of mental health care would be most beneficial and refer you to the right type of practitioner. For that reason alone, some psychiatrists require a referral. Further, many insurance plans require a referral from a PCP if they cover all of part of the cost of seeing a specialist; if, however, you are paying out of pocket, you may not need a referral. In any case, a referral may speed the process of securing an appointment with a psychiatrist, especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health specialists and new patients face long waits for appointments.