Psychiatrists in Piscataway, NJ

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Serenity Healthcare Associates (Dr. J Akombe)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
Piscataway, NJ 08854  (Online Only)
Dr. Jeliah Akombe is a dual board-certified psychiatric mental health Nurse Practitioner and Family nurse practitioner. Dr. Akombe completed her undergraduate studies in Nursing at New Jersey State University. Dr. Akombe received her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University and a doctorate degree from Samford University. She later earned her post doctorate degree in psychiatric mental health from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Akombe is licensed in 14 states including, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC , New York and Pennsylvania among others.
Dr. Jeliah Akombe is a dual board-certified psychiatric mental health Nurse Practitioner and Family nurse practitioner. Dr. Akombe completed her undergraduate studies in Nursing at New Jersey State University. Dr. Akombe received her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University and a doctorate degree from Samford University. She later earned her post doctorate degree in psychiatric mental health from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Akombe is licensed in 14 states including, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC , New York and Pennsylvania among others.
(848) 276-6952 View (848) 276-6952
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Serenity Healthcare Associates (Edna Akombe)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piscataway, NJ 08854  (Online Only)
Edna Akombe, is a dual board-certified psychiatric mental health Nurse Practitioner and adult gerontology nurse practitioner. Edna completed her undergraduate studies in Nursing from Rutgers University. Edna received her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University and a post graduate certificate degree in psychiatric mental health from Wilkes University.
Edna Akombe, is a dual board-certified psychiatric mental health Nurse Practitioner and adult gerontology nurse practitioner. Edna completed her undergraduate studies in Nursing from Rutgers University. Edna received her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University and a post graduate certificate degree in psychiatric mental health from Wilkes University.
(908) 731-5222 View (908) 731-5222
Evelyn O
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, FNP-c, PMHNPbc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piscataway, NJ 08854  (Online Only)
I aim to support my patients by offering compassion, actively listening to their concerns, and collaborating with them to achieve their mental health and wellness objectives. This involves delivering concierge mental and behavioral health care through tele-health visits, all from the convenience and comfort of their homes. At the heart of my practice is the fundamental belief in uplifting individuals to their fullest potential. I guide them towards achieving stability in their mental, physical, emotional, and overall well-being. I am committed to standing by your side throughout your wellness journey.
I aim to support my patients by offering compassion, actively listening to their concerns, and collaborating with them to achieve their mental health and wellness objectives. This involves delivering concierge mental and behavioral health care through tele-health visits, all from the convenience and comfort of their homes. At the heart of my practice is the fundamental belief in uplifting individuals to their fullest potential. I guide them towards achieving stability in their mental, physical, emotional, and overall well-being. I am committed to standing by your side throughout your wellness journey.
(609) 300-4431 View (609) 300-4431
Hasan Miraj
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Piscataway, NJ 08854
i want to be the doctor you never want to leave. this is the real relationship between the physician and the patient. Healthy minds inspire others. live longer and pass on the passion. help me achieve that.
i want to be the doctor you never want to leave. this is the real relationship between the physician and the patient. Healthy minds inspire others. live longer and pass on the passion. help me achieve that.
(732) 335-7502 View (732) 335-7502
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Ceretha Hall-Dyke
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ANP, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piscataway, NJ 08854
My approach revolves around personalized care, prioritizing each individual's unique needs to address their mental health concerns effectively. I offer a range of treatments, including therapy, medication management, or a combination thereof. My aim is to cultivate a secure environment where clients can comfortably meet their mental health needs. Seeking help for mental health is not a sign of weakness but a display of strength.
My approach revolves around personalized care, prioritizing each individual's unique needs to address their mental health concerns effectively. I offer a range of treatments, including therapy, medication management, or a combination thereof. My aim is to cultivate a secure environment where clients can comfortably meet their mental health needs. Seeking help for mental health is not a sign of weakness but a display of strength.
(908) 628-1444 View (908) 628-1444
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Kisha Cook
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Piscataway, NJ 08854
I specialize in the complexities of treatment-resistant depression, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I envision working with clients eager to overcome these challenges, seeking a life defined by resilience and empowerment. My ideal client yearns for a deep understanding of their condition, effective coping strategies, and a compassionate, supportive partnership to guide their journey toward healing. Together, we will develop innovative and personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs, fostering a journey of recovery that paves the way to a brighter, hope-filled future.
I specialize in the complexities of treatment-resistant depression, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I envision working with clients eager to overcome these challenges, seeking a life defined by resilience and empowerment. My ideal client yearns for a deep understanding of their condition, effective coping strategies, and a compassionate, supportive partnership to guide their journey toward healing. Together, we will develop innovative and personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs, fostering a journey of recovery that paves the way to a brighter, hope-filled future.
(908) 681-8534 View (908) 681-8534
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Serenity Psychiatric And Counseling Services (Barbara Njuguna)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Serenity Psychiatric & Counseling Services is dedicated to promoting mental wellness. Our team of highly experienced dual-certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners is committed to empowering individuals, motivating them to build resilience, overcome challenges, and cultivate hope. We offer comprehensive services that treat mental health conditions and substance use disorders. We can help you in reaching your mental health goals.
Serenity Psychiatric & Counseling Services is dedicated to promoting mental wellness. Our team of highly experienced dual-certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners is committed to empowering individuals, motivating them to build resilience, overcome challenges, and cultivate hope. We offer comprehensive services that treat mental health conditions and substance use disorders. We can help you in reaching your mental health goals.
(908) 460-5157 View (908) 460-5157
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Ololade Ekwere
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-C, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Piscataway, NJ 08854  (Online Only)
Ololade "Lola" Ekwere is a Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has practiced for over 12 years in various capacities in healthcare serving patients and their families. During her career and education, Lola developed comfort treating individuals with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, sleep disorders and other common psychiatric disorders.
Ololade "Lola" Ekwere is a Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has practiced for over 12 years in various capacities in healthcare serving patients and their families. During her career and education, Lola developed comfort treating individuals with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, sleep disorders and other common psychiatric disorders.
(908) 460-7101 View (908) 460-7101
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Michelle Matusalem
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Piscataway, NJ 08854
As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I specialize in diagnosing and managing psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, mood disorders, and more. I am licensed to prescribe medication and offer medication management to individuals of all ages seeking to improve their mental health. I am committed to providing compassionate and evidence-based care, and I believe in building trusting relationships with my patients through active listening and honest communication.
As a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I specialize in diagnosing and managing psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, mood disorders, and more. I am licensed to prescribe medication and offer medication management to individuals of all ages seeking to improve their mental health. I am committed to providing compassionate and evidence-based care, and I believe in building trusting relationships with my patients through active listening and honest communication.
(732) 978-9127 View (732) 978-9127

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Dr. Mona Williams-Gregory
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edison, NJ 08817  (Online Only)
I am a dual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with two doctoral degrees. I am qualified to practice in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine to counsel, diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications for patients of all age groups. I have 25 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner and have worked extensively in inpatient and outpatient settings.
I am a dual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with two doctoral degrees. I am qualified to practice in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine to counsel, diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications for patients of all age groups. I have 25 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner and have worked extensively in inpatient and outpatient settings.
(732) 507-9413 View (732) 507-9413
Photo of Michelle McCarthy, APN, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Michelle McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
Michelle is passionate about delivering care to individuals suffering from anxiety, substance use, and depression. Client motivation and dedication are key to utilizing the tools provided during our sessions including medication management, implementing lifestyle interventions, and therapy to help develop and implement a successful treatment plan. Relief of the client's suffering in dealing with their mental health issues and striving for an improvement in their quality of life is key to treatment.
(848) 301-2103 View (848) 301-2103
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Azure Behavioral Care LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, PMHNP, -BC
Verified Verified
Edison, NJ 08817  (Online Only)
Welcome to Azure Behavioral Care. We provide treatment for those distressed by depression, anxiety, psychosis, mood disorders, PTSD, OCD, impulse control disorder and more. With a thorough initial evaluation, a collaboratively prepared individualized treatment plan, medication prescription and management, close monitoring of your response and progress, and supportive therapy, we are with you, at your service, as you progress towards recovery and wellness. Our extensive and thorough preparation, and years of experience in caring for those struggling with mental health challenges empower us to provide you with enduring support.
Welcome to Azure Behavioral Care. We provide treatment for those distressed by depression, anxiety, psychosis, mood disorders, PTSD, OCD, impulse control disorder and more. With a thorough initial evaluation, a collaboratively prepared individualized treatment plan, medication prescription and management, close monitoring of your response and progress, and supportive therapy, we are with you, at your service, as you progress towards recovery and wellness. Our extensive and thorough preparation, and years of experience in caring for those struggling with mental health challenges empower us to provide you with enduring support.
(609) 891-3323 View (609) 891-3323
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Soul Health Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, MSN, MA, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Edison, NJ 08817  (Online Only)
Dr. Starr Montalvo is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of NYC experience in the mental health sector. Her experience ranges from emergency medicine, psychiatry, and consultation liaison psychiatry which focuses on the interface of general medicine and psychiatry. This unique experience allows her to understand the complex relationship between physical health and emotional well being and how they may overlap or interfere with your daily functioning.
Dr. Starr Montalvo is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of NYC experience in the mental health sector. Her experience ranges from emergency medicine, psychiatry, and consultation liaison psychiatry which focuses on the interface of general medicine and psychiatry. This unique experience allows her to understand the complex relationship between physical health and emotional well being and how they may overlap or interfere with your daily functioning.
(929) 377-1259 View (929) 377-1259
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Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
I am double board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. I believe in using both medication when indicated as well as therapy. I was trained in CBT and was given the Excellence in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy during my residency program. I use supportive therapy with each client I see. During my residency I served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Overall Excellence in Psychiatry Award as well as the Clinical Excellence Award.
(848) 292-5908 View (848) 292-5908
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A Better Mindset Mental Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
South Plainfield, NJ 07080  (Online Only)
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. - Unknown
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. - Unknown
(302) 303-5604 View (302) 303-5604
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Samirah Bostic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APN, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Since I am aware of the ongoing delay concerning access to outpatient psychiatric care, I look forward to expediting your treatment. I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the state of New Jersey. I offer in person and tele-health services integrating medical, psychiatric, and outpatient mental health treatment, guided and centered on up to date evidence based research, to ensure optimal stability.
Since I am aware of the ongoing delay concerning access to outpatient psychiatric care, I look forward to expediting your treatment. I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the state of New Jersey. I offer in person and tele-health services integrating medical, psychiatric, and outpatient mental health treatment, guided and centered on up to date evidence based research, to ensure optimal stability.
(732) 243-6452 View (732) 243-6452
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Ramakrishna Gudapati MD LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Edison, NJ 08817  (Online Only)
Dr.Ramakrishna Gudapati MD is a board certified psychiatrist with over 19 years of experience including as a Medical Director. Accepting new patients. Weekend appointments available.
Dr.Ramakrishna Gudapati MD is a board certified psychiatrist with over 19 years of experience including as a Medical Director. Accepting new patients. Weekend appointments available.
(201) 862-7157 View (201) 862-7157
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Shirley Rajan
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Edison, NJ 08817  (Online Only)
I believe a comprehensive assessment, a working alliance with clients and families, and collaboration with all treatment providers should be the foundation of any treatment. I am a dual board certified adult and child-adolescent psychiatrist with extensive experience in treating patients with complex emotional and behavioral challenges. I am well adept at addressing issues ranging from depression, to ADHD, to behavioral issues, to struggles with addiction. I believe in balancing multiple psychotherapeutic modalities with psychopharmacology.
I believe a comprehensive assessment, a working alliance with clients and families, and collaboration with all treatment providers should be the foundation of any treatment. I am a dual board certified adult and child-adolescent psychiatrist with extensive experience in treating patients with complex emotional and behavioral challenges. I am well adept at addressing issues ranging from depression, to ADHD, to behavioral issues, to struggles with addiction. I believe in balancing multiple psychotherapeutic modalities with psychopharmacology.
(732) 607-4332 View (732) 607-4332
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Christian Wellness Center of NJ LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Dr. Emad Mounir is a Licensed Psychiatrist and ABPN board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, boasting 24+ years of experience. Dr. Mounir offers empathetic, reflective evaluation, and attentive listening during treatment. He suggests pharmacological and psycho-therapeutic interventions to alleviate suffering and elevate functioning, aligning with individual aspirations.
Dr. Emad Mounir is a Licensed Psychiatrist and ABPN board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, boasting 24+ years of experience. Dr. Mounir offers empathetic, reflective evaluation, and attentive listening during treatment. He suggests pharmacological and psycho-therapeutic interventions to alleviate suffering and elevate functioning, aligning with individual aspirations.
(732) 978-9633 View (732) 978-9633
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Prince Kena
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC, APN-C
Verified Verified
New Brunswick, NJ 08901  (Online Only)
My name is Prince Kena. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and I have been involved in the care of individuals with mental health disorders since 1994. I provide treatment and support to adult patients with psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders.
My name is Prince Kena. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and I have been involved in the care of individuals with mental health disorders since 1994. I provide treatment and support to adult patients with psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders.
(732) 913-5329 View (732) 913-5329

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Number of Psychiatrists in Piscataway, NJ

< 10

Psychiatrists in Piscataway, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
89% Bipolar Disorder
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Trauma and PTSD
56% Psychosis

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Psychiatrists in Piscataway, NJ see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Piscataway?

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.