Psychiatrists in Voorhees, NJ

Photo of Dr. Allen Masry, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
I am Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and have been practicing since 2005. I completed my residency from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts and my Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. In 2014, I was featured in SJ Magazine as one of New Jersey’s top psychiatrists. I have experience working with adults as well as adolescents suffering from both psychiatric diagnosis and substance use disorders and have extensive experience working in both out-patient and in-patient settings.
(856) 677-5895 View (856) 677-5895
Photo of Gabriel Essilfie, APN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Gabriel Essilfie
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
My ideal client would be a client who comes in ready to work on their treatment together through psychotherapy and, at times, medication management. I strive to allow the client to feel heard, spend time with the client to understand their symptoms, and provide good, competent care.
My ideal client would be a client who comes in ready to work on their treatment together through psychotherapy and, at times, medication management. I strive to allow the client to feel heard, spend time with the client to understand their symptoms, and provide good, competent care.
(856) 420-7362 View (856) 420-7362
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Karen Yeboah-Norment
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
My ideal patient is one with multiple psychiatric co-morbidities looking for a treatment to improve one’s mood, energy, anxiety, and focus. Do you feel sad daily, stopped socializing with friends & family members, perform the bare minimum work tasks, call out of work frequently, and are failing college classes due to not completing school assignments & attendance? Have you been using cannabis to cope with one’s current mood symptoms? Have you failed numerous medications due to side effects & effectiveness? I will help you develop a treatment plan to help you meet your mental health goals and feel content & yourself again.
My ideal patient is one with multiple psychiatric co-morbidities looking for a treatment to improve one’s mood, energy, anxiety, and focus. Do you feel sad daily, stopped socializing with friends & family members, perform the bare minimum work tasks, call out of work frequently, and are failing college classes due to not completing school assignments & attendance? Have you been using cannabis to cope with one’s current mood symptoms? Have you failed numerous medications due to side effects & effectiveness? I will help you develop a treatment plan to help you meet your mental health goals and feel content & yourself again.
(856) 699-6509 View (856) 699-6509
Photo of Dr. Elina Maymind, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Elina Maymind
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043  (Online Only)
If you are reading my profile you are looking for a well-trained psychiatrist with expertise in psychiatric assessment and development of treatment plans. I am a Cornell and Jefferson trained physician, with multiple publications and a track record of excellent care. I believe that both medication and psychotherapy can help decrease suffering and help a person reach his/her own full potential. I often collaborate with other therapists, nutritionists, and physicians to create a multidimensional approach to treatment.
If you are reading my profile you are looking for a well-trained psychiatrist with expertise in psychiatric assessment and development of treatment plans. I am a Cornell and Jefferson trained physician, with multiple publications and a track record of excellent care. I believe that both medication and psychotherapy can help decrease suffering and help a person reach his/her own full potential. I often collaborate with other therapists, nutritionists, and physicians to create a multidimensional approach to treatment.
(856) 636-4095 View (856) 636-4095
Ruth MacKenzie (adolescent/teen specialist)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APN
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. I focus on treating the whole individual with psychotherapy and medication when appropriate, and after careful assessment. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. I focus on treating the whole individual with psychotherapy and medication when appropriate, and after careful assessment. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
(856) 565-3673 View (856) 565-3673
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Robert Kirk
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
My client's issues may include academic issues, relationships, job stress, grieving, and alcohol/substance use. They would need help managing pronounced symptoms/episodes of difficulty with focus, attention, and staying organized; anxiety or depression; hyper-vigilance/arousal, poor/low frustration tolerance, and/or exhibit behaviors of avoidance; mood dysregulation; alcohol/substance withdrawal; or difficulty with sleep. Their overall goal would be to experience, at minimum, a significant reduction in frequency, intensity, and duration of pronounced symptoms, and perhaps with some of the symptoms, elimination of them.
My client's issues may include academic issues, relationships, job stress, grieving, and alcohol/substance use. They would need help managing pronounced symptoms/episodes of difficulty with focus, attention, and staying organized; anxiety or depression; hyper-vigilance/arousal, poor/low frustration tolerance, and/or exhibit behaviors of avoidance; mood dysregulation; alcohol/substance withdrawal; or difficulty with sleep. Their overall goal would be to experience, at minimum, a significant reduction in frequency, intensity, and duration of pronounced symptoms, and perhaps with some of the symptoms, elimination of them.
(856) 733-5219 View (856) 733-5219
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John O'Reardon MD
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I specialize in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. I especially focus on treatment resistant cases where often you may feel hopeless and despairing. I emphasize a combination of medication and therapy approaches. I collaborate closely with therapists. I also administer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) (TMS) to treat severe depression, along with the best medications have to offer. All of this happens within a supportive therapeutic relationship.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. I especially focus on treatment resistant cases where often you may feel hopeless and despairing. I emphasize a combination of medication and therapy approaches. I collaborate closely with therapists. I also administer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) (TMS) to treat severe depression, along with the best medications have to offer. All of this happens within a supportive therapeutic relationship.
(856) 238-5241 View (856) 238-5241
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Shannon Bucciarelli (adolescent/teen specialist)
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, B-C
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. I focus on treating the whole individual with psychotherapy and medication when appropriate, and after careful assessment. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with years of experience treating teen/adolescents and their families. I focus on treating the whole individual with psychotherapy and medication when appropriate, and after careful assessment. The driving force behind my practice is to create a nurturing environment where kids can grow into healthy adults with learned coping skills and a better understanding of their own identity.
(856) 408-2142 View (856) 408-2142
Photo of Michelle McCarthy, APN, MSN, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse
Michelle McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse, APN, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
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.
(856) 347-5942 View (856) 347-5942
Photo of Amanda Guarnere, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Amanda Guarnere
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
There is no such thing as an "ideal client." Each individual is unique, and care will be tailored to fit patient needs.
There is no such thing as an "ideal client." Each individual is unique, and care will be tailored to fit patient needs.
(856) 865-5273 View (856) 865-5273
Photo of Babatunde Adetunji - The Executive Center for Psychological Medicine, MD, Psychiatrist
The Executive Center for Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Dr. Adetunji is Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Psychological Medicine. He was trained in Psychiatry in England (At the prestigious Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital, London) as well as in USA (Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia). He completed fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry at the New York University Medical Center. Dr Adetunji is well versed in addiction medicine and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is certified to prescribe Buprenorphine (Suboxone) for opioid addiction.
Dr. Adetunji is Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Psychological Medicine. He was trained in Psychiatry in England (At the prestigious Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital, London) as well as in USA (Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia). He completed fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry at the New York University Medical Center. Dr Adetunji is well versed in addiction medicine and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is certified to prescribe Buprenorphine (Suboxone) for opioid addiction.
(856) 619-8540 View (856) 619-8540
Photo of Oluwatobi Adesanlu, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Oluwatobi Adesanlu
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Voorhees, NJ 08043
My goal is to foster a supportive and empowering environment where individuals feel heard, valued, and understood. By establishing trusting relationships with patients, I collaborate with them to develop tailored treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. Whether managing psychiatric disorders, supporting individuals through life transitions, or promoting overall well-being, I prioritize the holistic health of each person under their care.
My goal is to foster a supportive and empowering environment where individuals feel heard, valued, and understood. By establishing trusting relationships with patients, I collaborate with them to develop tailored treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. Whether managing psychiatric disorders, supporting individuals through life transitions, or promoting overall well-being, I prioritize the holistic health of each person under their care.
(856) 997-2175 View (856) 997-2175
Photo of Fausat Odubiyi - Ablehealthcare, DNP, PMHNP, BC, APRN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ablehealthcare
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC, APRN
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I'm a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in working with adults in behavioral health. Funmi's experience in adults diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, mood, and anxiety disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and PTSD. I have devoted 21 years of experience in treating patients with mental health. Practicing kindness and compassion has been essential. Able health care accepting Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna Optum UBH, Oxford Health Plan, Compsych, Maritain, Multiplan for New York, and self cash payment.
I'm a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner specializing in working with adults in behavioral health. Funmi's experience in adults diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, mood, and anxiety disorders, including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and PTSD. I have devoted 21 years of experience in treating patients with mental health. Practicing kindness and compassion has been essential. Able health care accepting Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna Optum UBH, Oxford Health Plan, Compsych, Maritain, Multiplan for New York, and self cash payment.
(718) 550-7759 View (718) 550-7759
Photo of Serena M Natal, DNP, APN, FPMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Serena M Natal
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, FPMHNP
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Natal is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 24 years experience in the field of mental health. Dr. Natal is a compassionate supportive practitioner that takes pride in providing quality comprehensive psychiatric treatment. Services are provided throughout the developmental lifespan, from age three to senior.
Dr. Natal is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 24 years experience in the field of mental health. Dr. Natal is a compassionate supportive practitioner that takes pride in providing quality comprehensive psychiatric treatment. Services are provided throughout the developmental lifespan, from age three to senior.
(856) 924-6932 View (856) 924-6932
Photo of Dr. Oliver Moore, DNP, PMHNP-, BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Oliver Moore
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-, BC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
When an individual experiences behavioral health challenges it is often disheartening. The feeling of loneliness, negative self talk, and "why me" statements are a shared reality. The truth is you are not alone, and behavioral health challenges can often build resolve and character when appropriate interventions are utilized to combat these experiences. I am consistently amazed at the strength of those who take the first step towards healing, as this is the most difficult. My focus is positive psychology, strength building, and providing my clients with evidence based pharmacotherapies to produce the changes they desire.
When an individual experiences behavioral health challenges it is often disheartening. The feeling of loneliness, negative self talk, and "why me" statements are a shared reality. The truth is you are not alone, and behavioral health challenges can often build resolve and character when appropriate interventions are utilized to combat these experiences. I am consistently amazed at the strength of those who take the first step towards healing, as this is the most difficult. My focus is positive psychology, strength building, and providing my clients with evidence based pharmacotherapies to produce the changes they desire.
(609) 773-8507 View (609) 773-8507
Photo of Jamal Mahmud - Positive Beginnings, MD, Psychiatrist
Positive Beginnings
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Dr. Jamal Mahmud is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his residency training from Drexel University College of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Drexel Iniversity/tower health. He is well-published in local and international journals.
Dr. Jamal Mahmud is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his residency training from Drexel University College of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Drexel Iniversity/tower health. He is well-published in local and international journals.
(856) 644-3052 View (856) 644-3052
Photo of LaTia Pierce - Bright Side Wellness / Dr. LaTia Pierce DNP, APN, DNP, APN, PMHNPBC, FNPC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Bright Side Wellness / Dr. LaTia Pierce DNP, APN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN, PMHNPBC, FNPC
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043  (Online Only)
Equal opportunity for mental health and wellness implies that everyone, regardless of their socio-economic status, race, gender, age, or geographical location, should have access to quality mental health services. I seek to provide all patients with respect, personalized treatment plans, education, support, empathy, time, shared decision-making, and quality care. I accept most insurance including Medicaid and Medicare health plans and have a strong background in working within underserved communities as well as with the developmentally disabled. I have experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health disorders.
Equal opportunity for mental health and wellness implies that everyone, regardless of their socio-economic status, race, gender, age, or geographical location, should have access to quality mental health services. I seek to provide all patients with respect, personalized treatment plans, education, support, empathy, time, shared decision-making, and quality care. I accept most insurance including Medicaid and Medicare health plans and have a strong background in working within underserved communities as well as with the developmentally disabled. I have experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health disorders.
(609) 793-9077 View (609) 793-9077
Photo of Carolyn Costella, DNP, APN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Carolyn Costella
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I specialize in treatment resistant DEPRESSION. I am board certified by ANCC for Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatric Mental Health with 25+ years of experience. Our team at Depression Doctors utilize evidence based and FDA approved treatments supported with solid research in treating your depression. In addition to medication management, our practice offers traditional talk therapy and cutting edge treatments for though-to-treat major depression: TMS Therapy and Spravato (Esketamine) treatment. We have been observing significant improvements in individuals with severe and chronic depression with TMS and Spravato treatments.
I specialize in treatment resistant DEPRESSION. I am board certified by ANCC for Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatric Mental Health with 25+ years of experience. Our team at Depression Doctors utilize evidence based and FDA approved treatments supported with solid research in treating your depression. In addition to medication management, our practice offers traditional talk therapy and cutting edge treatments for though-to-treat major depression: TMS Therapy and Spravato (Esketamine) treatment. We have been observing significant improvements in individuals with severe and chronic depression with TMS and Spravato treatments.
(856) 420-6062 View (856) 420-6062
Photo of Ryan Samuel Wooden, MSN, PMHNP, APN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ryan Samuel Wooden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP, APN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Voorhees, NJ 08043
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in an integrative and hollistic approach that incorporates whole person health. This may consist of therapy, medication, and non-medication healing techniques. I value the importance of each client's uniqueness and incorporate this into a personalized treatment plan.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in an integrative and hollistic approach that incorporates whole person health. This may consist of therapy, medication, and non-medication healing techniques. I value the importance of each client's uniqueness and incorporate this into a personalized treatment plan.
(856) 832-6558 View (856) 832-6558
Photo of Gabriela Andrade - Haddonfield Psychiatry & Therapy, MD, Psychiatrist
Haddonfield Psychiatry & Therapy
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Dr. Andrade brings her wide range of experience and training to treat each person who comes to her as a unique, complex and multidimensional individual.
Dr. Andrade brings her wide range of experience and training to treat each person who comes to her as a unique, complex and multidimensional individual.
(856) 874-8083 View (856) 874-8083

How does your Psychiatrist compare?

Number of Psychiatrists in Voorhees, NJ

20+

Average cost per session

$225

Psychiatrists in Voorhees, NJ who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
91% Anxiety
82% ADHD
73% Bipolar Disorder
68% Medication Management
59% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
94% Cigna and Evernorth
94% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Psychiatrists in Voorhees, NJ see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses

How can I find a psychiatrist in Voorhees?

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.