Psychiatrists in 08534

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Madhurani Khare
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pennington, NJ 08534
Hello, I am Dr Madhurani Khare. My practice is centered around doing a thorough assessment which includes collaborating with a patient's therapist, primary care physician and schools/colleges to assess what my patients need. My philosophy is using a holistic approach which includes not only assessing if medications are needed, but also incorporating techniques such as appropriate nutrition, self-care and mindfulness. I also work on counseling parents and schools so that my patients and their families are supported in all areas. I offer appointments within a week in case of crisis situations.
Hello, I am Dr Madhurani Khare. My practice is centered around doing a thorough assessment which includes collaborating with a patient's therapist, primary care physician and schools/colleges to assess what my patients need. My philosophy is using a holistic approach which includes not only assessing if medications are needed, but also incorporating techniques such as appropriate nutrition, self-care and mindfulness. I also work on counseling parents and schools so that my patients and their families are supported in all areas. I offer appointments within a week in case of crisis situations.
(609) 604-6367 View (609) 604-6367
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Healing with Heart
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pennington, NJ 08534  (Online Only)
I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who takes a client-centered approach to mental health care, recognizing that each client is unique and has their own set of needs and goals. I work collaboratively with clients to develop personalized treatment plans that are tailored to their specific needs. Learn more at healingwithheartinc.com
I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who takes a client-centered approach to mental health care, recognizing that each client is unique and has their own set of needs and goals. I work collaboratively with clients to develop personalized treatment plans that are tailored to their specific needs. Learn more at healingwithheartinc.com
(640) 202-7926 View (640) 202-7926
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Kevin Kavookjian
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Pennington, NJ 08534
Kevin Kavookjian, MD is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, and licensed in New Jersey, New York and Maine. Dr. Kavookjian practiced in Maine from 2008 until 2022. During that time he was the Medical Director of Health Affiliates of Maine, a statewide mental health agency. He served as the Medical Director at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Preceding that, Dr. Kavookjian was the Chief of Psychiatry at Southern Maine Medical Center. In 2022 Dr. Kavookjian's family returned to NJ both for easier access to superior schools and greater proximity to extended family.
Kevin Kavookjian, MD is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, and licensed in New Jersey, New York and Maine. Dr. Kavookjian practiced in Maine from 2008 until 2022. During that time he was the Medical Director of Health Affiliates of Maine, a statewide mental health agency. He served as the Medical Director at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Preceding that, Dr. Kavookjian was the Chief of Psychiatry at Southern Maine Medical Center. In 2022 Dr. Kavookjian's family returned to NJ both for easier access to superior schools and greater proximity to extended family.
(609) 737-7797 x164 View (609) 737-7797 x164
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The Psychiatric Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pennington, NJ 08534
Medications are only one tool we have in assisting us with mental health disorders. I believe if you are on meds, then you should also be in therapy. Medications should be prescribed in the lowest amount in number and dosage that is effective, and then challenged as one progresses towards wellness. We are not accepting nor managing patients that are currently being prescribed stimulants and or benzodiazepines. New patients must have discharge summaries forwarded by their previous provider before their first appointment.
Medications are only one tool we have in assisting us with mental health disorders. I believe if you are on meds, then you should also be in therapy. Medications should be prescribed in the lowest amount in number and dosage that is effective, and then challenged as one progresses towards wellness. We are not accepting nor managing patients that are currently being prescribed stimulants and or benzodiazepines. New patients must have discharge summaries forwarded by their previous provider before their first appointment.
(609) 474-3986 View (609) 474-3986
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Donna Gunther
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Pennington, NJ 08534
Hello, my name is Donna and I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner based in New Jersey. One of the very important things I have learned through my years in practice is that the relationship and connection formed between a patient and their provider is paramount. It is the solid foundation from which someone can truly move forward with their mental health goals. I will provide the time you need to listen to your story, evaluate your situation, and then devise options for your treatment including medication if needed. I will collaborate with you in making treatment decisions every step of the way.
Hello, my name is Donna and I am a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner based in New Jersey. One of the very important things I have learned through my years in practice is that the relationship and connection formed between a patient and their provider is paramount. It is the solid foundation from which someone can truly move forward with their mental health goals. I will provide the time you need to listen to your story, evaluate your situation, and then devise options for your treatment including medication if needed. I will collaborate with you in making treatment decisions every step of the way.
(908) 263-1085 View (908) 263-1085
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Stacey Espaillat
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pennington, NJ 08534
Dr. Espaillat is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She specializes in the evidence based treatment of anxiety, mood, and mental health disorders. Extensively trained in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications, she offers a comprehensive, individualized approach tailored to her patients' individual needs.
Dr. Espaillat is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She specializes in the evidence based treatment of anxiety, mood, and mental health disorders. Extensively trained in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications, she offers a comprehensive, individualized approach tailored to her patients' individual needs.
(267) 551-8863 View (267) 551-8863
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Mentis Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CRNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified Verified
Pennington, NJ 08534
Accepting NJ & PA insurance. Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. Treating a broad spectrum of mental health diagnoses. All screening, ADHD and Autism spectrum testing and screening "included in the initial evaluation." Office & Online psychiatric services. Treating children, adolescents, and adults. Ann is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings many years of professional mental health experience to the care of her patients. Her training has prepared her to treat patients across the lifespan -offering consultation, evaluation, and medication management for ages six through seniors.
Accepting NJ & PA insurance. Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. Treating a broad spectrum of mental health diagnoses. All screening, ADHD and Autism spectrum testing and screening "included in the initial evaluation." Office & Online psychiatric services. Treating children, adolescents, and adults. Ann is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings many years of professional mental health experience to the care of her patients. Her training has prepared her to treat patients across the lifespan -offering consultation, evaluation, and medication management for ages six through seniors.
(267) 682-7123 View (267) 682-7123

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in 08534

< 10

Psychiatrists in 08534 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
86% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
86% Bipolar Disorder
86% Medication Management
71% ADHD
57% Child

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
40% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Psychiatrists in 08534 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in 08534?

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.