Dr. 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.
While 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.
In addition to English, Dr. Mandell
is fluent in Spanish. She maintains medical licenses in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida.