Dr. Lynda Mandell is a board certified psychiatrist who provides both psychotherapy
and medication management (psychopharmacology). She treats both adults and adolescents and addresses
all types of psychiatric issues and conditions. Dr. Mandell's professional
mission is to address 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
and allied medical and non-medical professionals for the patient's overall well-being and to optimize a successful outcome
Mandell is a highly skilled psychotherapist. She believes strongly in the importance of psychotherapy (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, in her treatment approach to her patients, she formulates
a comprehensive management plan tailored to the specific needs of the patient. She provides Individual, couples
and family therapy. She uses different treatment therapeutic approaches 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 and skilled to prescribe and closely 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 and side effects associated with the medication and addresses any questions
or concerns related to the medication regimen.
Dr. Mandell has an extensive background as a medical doctor and as 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 overall well-being, with its emphasis on hormonal balance, sleep and nutrition and mind/body/spirit alliance. 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.
She is a board certified radiation oncologist as well as a board certified psychiatrist. This additional
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. Please see the following pages for a more detailed description
of her background, qualifications and specialized practice areas.
addition to English, Dr. Mandell is fluent in Spanish. She maintains medical licenses in the states of New York, New
Jersey and Florida.