Dr. Lynda Mandell is a board certified psychiatrist who provides both psychotherapy and medication management (psychopharmacology). She also provides cancer support and counseling as well as specialized weight management services. She treats adults, young adults, and adolescents, addressing all types of psychiatric issues or conditions. Dr. Mandell's professional mission is to meet the needs of her patients with compassion, guided by the principles of safety and quality of life. She recognizes the importance of coordination of care and works closely with other physicians. Alongside allied medical and non-medical professionals, she works toward the patient's overall well-being and optimizes a successful outcome of therapy.
Dr. Lynda Mandell is a highly skilled psychotherapist who believes firmly in the importance of psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, in the overall treatment plan. She spends time with her patients to get to know them, their medical history, background, family and significant others, and their daily life stressors. Accordingly, she formulates a comprehensive management plan tailored to the specific needs of the patient in her treatment approach. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy while using different treatment methods and methodologies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Dr. Mandell does not pressure her patients to take medications, but when clinically indicated, she recommends and is fully trained to prescribe and carefully monitor medications for a full range of psychological and biological conditions. Before prescribing any medication, she spends time with each patient to provide the clinical rationale for side effects associated with the medication and address any questions or concerns related to the medication regimen.
Dr. Mandell has an extensive background as a medical doctor, a traditionally trained psychiatrist, and routinely employs this experience in her practice. She also values the role that integrative medicine may play in the healing and maintenance of someone's overall well-being, with its emphasis on hormonal balance, sleep, nutrition, and the alliance of the mind, body, and spirit. As such, she is supportive of the use of herbal and nutritional supplements and often blends complementary and alternative therapies and modalities into her treatment plans, for those patients who express interest.
Dr. Mandell is dual boarded by the American College of Medical Specialties in both radiation oncology and psychiatry. This combination of expertise has allowed her a deeper appreciation of and respect for the importance of dealing with the whole individual and not just a psychiatric issue in a vacuum. In addition to her skills in the medical industry, Dr. Mandell is also fluent in Spanish.