Telepsychiatry for West Chester, PA

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Dr. Heather John
Psychiatrist, MD, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19382
In this Chester County & Wilmington practice, Dr. Heather John, MD, works with adults (18 or older) with a variety of mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, interpersonal issues, & sleep issues. For more details, to initiate a referral, or contact Dr. John, visit www.terrafirmapsychiatry.com. This practice is currently accepting new patients for psychotherapy, with the addition of medications when appropriate; it is not currently accepting new patients for medication management-only, or for split treatment (medication management in this practice, & psychotherapy with another professional).
In this Chester County & Wilmington practice, Dr. Heather John, MD, works with adults (18 or older) with a variety of mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, interpersonal issues, & sleep issues. For more details, to initiate a referral, or contact Dr. John, visit www.terrafirmapsychiatry.com. This practice is currently accepting new patients for psychotherapy, with the addition of medications when appropriate; it is not currently accepting new patients for medication management-only, or for split treatment (medication management in this practice, & psychotherapy with another professional).
(215) 515-6504 View (215) 515-6504
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Edena Walden
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP-B
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
Ideally my patient is as invested in their care as I am. They could have a variety of diagnoses but the thing they have in common is they are willing to give the process time, are open to new ideas, and know there is no magic pill to fix all their problems. My patients want to get to the best version of themselves and are willing to try therapy as well as medications to help them reach that goal. My patient wants an empathetic, listening provider who can guide their care based on the evidence, but tailored to their individual needs.
(484) 233-5825 View (484) 233-5825
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Dr. Andrea Papa-Molter
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
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.
(484) 673-6376 View (484) 673-6376
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Dr. Allen Masry
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
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.
(484) 939-9754 View (484) 939-9754
Photo of Suzanne Palekar, DO, Psychiatrist
Suzanne Palekar
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380  (Online Only)
Dr. Palekar became a psychiatrist because she loves hearing people's stories, motivations, and fears. She loves problem-solving to craft the most individualized and evidence-based treatment plan. She loves developing relationships with patients over time and truly getting to know them. Reaching out for help during a time of vulnerability is one of the hardest things you can do. Dr. Palekar is honored to be considered as someone who can help during these dark times. She has a history of working with all types of psychiatric illness, from minor anxiety to the most treatment resistant cases.
Dr. Palekar became a psychiatrist because she loves hearing people's stories, motivations, and fears. She loves problem-solving to craft the most individualized and evidence-based treatment plan. She loves developing relationships with patients over time and truly getting to know them. Reaching out for help during a time of vulnerability is one of the hardest things you can do. Dr. Palekar is honored to be considered as someone who can help during these dark times. She has a history of working with all types of psychiatric illness, from minor anxiety to the most treatment resistant cases.
(484) 868-9396 View (484) 868-9396
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Erin Gautier
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
I am a psychiatric NP currently accepting new clients for medication management. I enjoy working with folks across the lifespan, and have a special fondness for working with teens and young adults. I have experience working inpatient, outpatient, and by telehealth. I can help with issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and mood disorders. As a nurse practitioner, I work on a holistic level, and approach my clients as individuals, rather than focusing on a particular diagnosis. My clients and I work together to identify targets for treatment, and discuss how medication may play a role in meeting their wellness goals.
I am a psychiatric NP currently accepting new clients for medication management. I enjoy working with folks across the lifespan, and have a special fondness for working with teens and young adults. I have experience working inpatient, outpatient, and by telehealth. I can help with issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and mood disorders. As a nurse practitioner, I work on a holistic level, and approach my clients as individuals, rather than focusing on a particular diagnosis. My clients and I work together to identify targets for treatment, and discuss how medication may play a role in meeting their wellness goals.
(484) 232-8297 View (484) 232-8297
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Nichelle Jones
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique goals. They seek a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
My ideal client is dealing with a mental concern that is causing them distress that they are seeking relief from. They are looking for someone who will listen to their concerns and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan that aligns with their unique goals. They seek a safe, nonjudgmental environment with a trustworthy provider to deliver quality care. Hi, my name is Nichelle and I'm a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have over 10 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric disorders and specialize in treating major depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorders, PTSD & ADHD.
(484) 451-7197 View (484) 451-7197
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Marie Kupis Bigas
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
Marie Bigas is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Post Master’s Certification as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from DeSales University. Marie has many years of behavioral health experience including children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, developmental disabilities, and addictions. She has strong communication and listening skills and enjoys interactive education. Marie’s goals are to develop a relationship and plan with the patient. Outside of work, Marie enjoys hiking, kayaking, crafts, and sleeping.
Marie Bigas is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Post Master’s Certification as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from DeSales University. Marie has many years of behavioral health experience including children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, developmental disabilities, and addictions. She has strong communication and listening skills and enjoys interactive education. Marie’s goals are to develop a relationship and plan with the patient. Outside of work, Marie enjoys hiking, kayaking, crafts, and sleeping.
(484) 779-9579 View (484) 779-9579
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David Street
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
It is important to me to understand my patients as people with relationships, culture, religion and life experiences and the impact of their mental illness on their lives. Next, collaboratively we will determine how to use my knowledge and their experience to improve their situation. I have a particular interest in mood disorders, personality disorders, and PTSD. I attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania and then did my psychiatry residency at Vanderbilt University where I served as chief resident and received The Marc H. Hollender, M.D., Award, For Outstanding Resident Performance.
It is important to me to understand my patients as people with relationships, culture, religion and life experiences and the impact of their mental illness on their lives. Next, collaboratively we will determine how to use my knowledge and their experience to improve their situation. I have a particular interest in mood disorders, personality disorders, and PTSD. I attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania and then did my psychiatry residency at Vanderbilt University where I served as chief resident and received The Marc H. Hollender, M.D., Award, For Outstanding Resident Performance.
(484) 558-1897 View (484) 558-1897
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Dr. Michael Rosen
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
The ideal client is quite simply someone who truly wants help. Someone who is willing to work where the goal is to live the best life, reach the goals one seeks, and to enjoy the journey. The details of how that is done of course depends on the individual's station at the time one seeks help.
The ideal client is quite simply someone who truly wants help. Someone who is willing to work where the goal is to live the best life, reach the goals one seeks, and to enjoy the journey. The details of how that is done of course depends on the individual's station at the time one seeks help.
(484) 559-6648 View (484) 559-6648
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Dr. Chenhang Zou
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
Embark on your healing journey with Dr. Zou, a Board-certified psychiatrist who blends the precision of medicine with the art of psychotherapy. Trained at Emory and UAlabama, Dr. Zou is expert at integrating medication management and psychotherapy, including CBT. But her approach is not just about effective treatment; it's about empowering you with self-knowledge and tools for sustainable mental well-being. With Dr. Zou, you can explore a personalized, empathetic approach that resonates uniquely with you.
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Photo of Jill Rodger, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jill Rodger
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Jill Roger is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing since 2022. Jill believes in approaching each person with compassion and understanding to foster a positive professional relationship. She provides medication management, supportive therapy, and psychoeducation. Jill believes individuals have their own personal and unique needs based on their symptoms and past experiences. Individuals should be actively involved in their treatment planning and setting goals they desire to achieve.
Jill Roger is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing since 2022. Jill believes in approaching each person with compassion and understanding to foster a positive professional relationship. She provides medication management, supportive therapy, and psychoeducation. Jill believes individuals have their own personal and unique needs based on their symptoms and past experiences. Individuals should be actively involved in their treatment planning and setting goals they desire to achieve.
(484) 232-3507 View (484) 232-3507
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Samantha Huyett
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Samantha Huyett is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Immaculata University and an MSN, PMHNP-BC from Wilkes University. Samantha believes in meeting people wherever they may be in life and partnering to develop a treatment plan specific to their needs. She strives to create a trusting relationship and provide an environment where the individual feels safe to express themselves. Her approach is patient centered, strength based and focused on the individual as a whole.
Samantha Huyett is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Immaculata University and an MSN, PMHNP-BC from Wilkes University. Samantha believes in meeting people wherever they may be in life and partnering to develop a treatment plan specific to their needs. She strives to create a trusting relationship and provide an environment where the individual feels safe to express themselves. Her approach is patient centered, strength based and focused on the individual as a whole.
(484) 282-7310 View (484) 282-7310
Online Psychiatrists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.