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Tejal

Guided by my belief that authentic, meaningful relationships drive high quality care, I partner with our patients and families to first treat psychiatric symptoms, and then move into a preventative approach. I help my patients, both kids or adults, to discover and build on their own strengths, educate them about the science behind how their brains work, and then provide them with the necessary tools to become their own health expert. I refuse to believe that my patients cannot get better, and I work tirelessly with you to help you build a better life.


I am a Columbia/Cornell trained, board certified psychiatrist with training in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology,and research. I have worked in many settings in the past, and from those experiences, I founded graymatters medical practice. In that practice, I supervise nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses and social workers while they provide high quality, holistic care. I have expertise in neurodevelopment disorders, early identification of psychosis, autism, ADHD, and mood disorders.


I don't just treat mental illness, but instead, promote wellness to empower patients to prevent mental health challenges and build better, lives. I consider your unique situation and the neuroscience behind any symptoms to create a customized treatment plan that is practical, evidence based, and built with you.


Specialties

LGBTQ
OCD
Trauma
Eating Disorders
Family
Bereavement
Couples
Depression
Anxiety
Women's Issues
ADD/ADHD

Education

Medical Degree
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Residency in Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)

Accepted Insurance

United Healthcare
Oscar Health
Oxford
Cigna
Aetna


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