Psychiatrists in Mountainside, NJ

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Jessica Halpern
Psychiatrist, MD
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*PLEASE NOTE: I am only conducting sessions virtually.** It is my duty and pleasure to ensure that everyone who enters my office feels welcomed, listened to, and validated in their feelings. While working with you, I will assess whether or not medication is necessary to aid in your progress and if it is, I will work with you to find the one right for you and your symptoms. My goal is to become an ally for each of my clients by taking an empathic approach to gain a deeper understanding of their current struggles. You will find me to be interactive and engaged in every session.
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Mountainside, NJ 07092
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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Mountainside is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Mountainside Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Mountainside has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Mountainside, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Mountainside Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to find the right psychiatrist in Mountainside, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Mountainside, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Mountainside as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Mountainside). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.