Dr. Jennifer Okwerekwu, MD, M.S., Psychiatrist

Dr. Jennifer Okwerekwu, MD, M.S., Psychiatrist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychiatrist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Medical License
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Complimentary Consultation : I want you to get the care that’s right for you. Reach out to request a free phone consultation with me. We’ll discuss your history and current needs.

20-Minutes Express Medication Visit : $295

45-Minutes Medication Management (+ Psychotherapy) : $435

90-Minutes Initial Assessment & Consultation : $650

90-Minutes One-time Consultations & Second Opinions : $900

*** Partnered with Reimbursify for you to easily submit your claims for out-of-network health insurance reimbursement at no cost for this practice. If you are interested in taking advantage of your out-of-network benefits, schedule a complimentary consultation to help determine how much you will be reimbursed for our visits. ***
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

Ridgewood, New York 11385
Jacksonville, Florida 32210

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My Approach to Helping

I'm a Harvard-trained, Psychiatrist with 8 years of experience. Specializing in Reproductive Psychiatry & Women's Mental Health.

I believe your story matters. Therapy is an opportunity to put words and language to your own experiences—including the things you may not have shared out loud before. As a physician with a background in Narrative Medicine, I believe that your story forms the foundation of our work together. I am trained in psychodynamic therapy and tie in elements of supportive therapy as well as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) depending on your needs and goals. This is a space where you can feel seen, heard, and held as you engage in the powerful process of looking at your life and experiences from new perspectives.

More Info About My Practice

With 8 years of experience as an adult psychiatrist and Board Certification, I specialize in Reproductive Psychiatry and Integrative Women's Mental Health. As a Harvard-trained physician with a Master of Science in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, I've had the privilege of delivering lectures for prestigious organizations like The American Psychiatric Association.

My primary aim is to empower you to thrive, moving beyond mere day-to-day management. I am deeply committed to equipping you with the knowledge you need to make well-informed choices regarding your health. Within a female-centered approach, I provide medication management and psychotherapy, prioritizing your well-being at the core of our work together.

I firmly believe that women deserve exceptional support and care from the onset of menses through menopause. Our collaboration is based on a partnership, and I am dedicated to ensuring you feel genuinely acknowledged, supported, and heard throughout your journey. Additionally, I am deeply passionate about social justice and the exploration of racial and maternal healthcare issues. A significant portion of my practice is devoted to assisting women of color in navigating the unique challenges they face while seeking top-quality, culturally sensitive medical care.

As a reproductive psychiatrist, I possess extensive expertise and training to guide you through hormonally-driven life transitions with evidence-based care. My knowledge of integrative and holistic healthcare enables me to craft tailored treatment plans aimed at enhancing your overall well-being.

My work has been prominently featured across a variety of platforms and publications, including renowned outlets such as CNN and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Your health and well-being are at the heart of everything I do, and I look forward to supporting you on your journey to better mental health and overall wellness.

I’m licensed to provide care in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Massachusets, Minnesota & Illinois.
We can meet conveniently via secure, HIPAA-compliant video sessions in the time and place that works best for you.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Get to know more about me and my practice here:
https:www.youtube.comshortseDDzGF1tj84

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Prioritize your wellness with psychotherapy in conjunction with medication management.
You don't have to go through life feeling like you're in survival mode.
Psychotherapy can offer a place to look at your current and past experiences from new perspectives and receive support as you move into the next chapter of your life. Let's look at your wellness beyond just the biology.
Together, we can address each part of your mental health & wellness.

My Role as a Therapist

I understand if you feel some apprehension about exploring medication options. If we decide meds may be a good fit for you, I take a conservative approach with treatment. My expertise in integrative psychiatry also allows us to choose from non-pharmaceutical options as well. I'll keep you informed about what to expect and when to expect it: we'll talk through why each medication or supplement is selected and what exactly we are trying to target with each one.
I'm also here to help explore finding more affordable medications, how to manage side effects, and other ways to make medication fit your goals & your life.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

I practice at the intersection of female-first care, social justice, and evidence-based medicine.
I view my work as an opportunity to help women feel seen and supported through the most transformative stages of their lives. I am also passionate about social justice and exploring issues of race and motherhood in medicine, which is why a portion of my practice is focused on supporting women of color and the unique challenges they face in pursuit of quality, culturally responsive medical care.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

For those who are hesitant to try therapy, I would encourage you to consider how it can empower you to engage in introspection, appreciate the beauty of life's complexity, transition from survival mode to thriving intentionally, process identity, future, and past questions, and invest in yourself as you do in others.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Psychiatric care that’s female-first. Integrative reproductive psychiatry, medication management, and women’s mental health support in AZ, CA, FL, IL, MA, MN & NY. Medication can be an excellent tool for treating psychiatric conditions. We’ll work together to create a tailored treatment plan that can help you function at your best. As a reproductive psychiatrist, I have expertise in prescribing and managing medication for women who are pregnant, lactating, or experiencing other hormonal transitions. Integrative Psychiatry takes a holistic approach to improving your mental health and wellbeing. By combining medications, nutraceutical supplements with behavioral and lifestyle interventions, we will build a customize treatment plan to enhance your wellbeing.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Women's Issues

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