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Psychiatric Services in New Jersey

In conjunction with other wellness treatments, some individuals may benefit from seeking additional assistance and support from a medical professional.

Through the utilization of psychiatric services, one can work to identify specific diagnoses and address the physical and emotional symptoms that are being exhibited.

When appropriate, medication can be prescribed to assist in minimizing adverse symptoms experienced from emotional instability and unease. 

Psychiatric Services Include:

Comprehensive initial evaluation and assessment

Mental health is complex and involve a variety of factors that impact one’s thoughts, feelings and behavior. By conducting a thorough assessment of one’s biological, psychological and social history, we can gain a more comprehensive understanding and form an accurate diagnosis.

Review of evidence-based treatment options

Based on one’s diagnosis, discussion will center on the available options to assist in minimize symptoms and establishing balance. These may include vitamins / supplements, psychotherapy and medication

Discussion of non-medication based therapies and practices

With any diagnosis, the first step is to address areas of one’s life in which they have control. This includes the integration of physical exercise, mindfulness practices, nutritional adjustments and cognitive-behavioral therapies.

Medication subscription & management

When necessary, medication will be prescribed to assist in minimizing the symptoms associated with the diagnosis

Conditions We Treat

Anxiety Disorders –

Anxiety disorders are associated with certain chemical imbalances in the brain involving neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, norepinephrine and GABA. These chemicals are involved in an individual’s ability to relax and self regulate. Anxiety medications can assist in helping to control the physiological and psychological symptoms that occur. 

Mood Disorders –

Mood disorders are emotional disturbances consisting of prolonged periods of excessive sadness, excessive joyousness, or both. Antidepressant and mood stabilizing medications help to regulate the severity of these shifts as well as prevent more depressive or manic episodes. 

 

Eating Disorders

Sleep Disturbances

Grief & Loss

Stress Management

Impulsivity Issues

Trauma & PTSD

Meet our Specialist

Tamieka Bugam, PMHNP

Tamieka is a double board-certified psychiatric mental health and family nurse practitioner. She  brings 16 years of experience treating physical and mental health disorders across the lifespan. Tamieka obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey/Ramapo College, and later earned her Doctorate and Masters degree from Wilmington University. Tamieka has continued her education in Healthcare Management through Cornell University.

Tamieka has diversified experience with treating acute and chronic disorders including eating disorders, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression.  She believes that for each individual the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.

Suzanne Chrebet, PMHNP

Suzanne is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). She earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing through Monmouth University’s Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Suzanne provides comprehensive mental health assessments as well as diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of mental health disorders.

Through her knowledge and experience, Suzanne is dedicated to finding the best treatment for each individual as she believes that each individual is much more than a diagnosis.