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Abby Otufale PMHNP

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner offering telepsychiatry services, I ensure that every remote session you engage in is as valuable as in-person visits. Here's what you can generally expect from each telepsychiatry session: Individualized Attention: Each session will be centered around you - your experiences, your challenges, and your progress. Despite the physical distance, I aim to create a warm, engaging, and supportive virtual environment where you feel seen, heard, and understood. Comprehensive Care: Whether we are conducting an initial psychiatric evaluation, managing medication, or navigating therapeutic techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you can expect comprehensive and quality mental health care tailored to your specific needs. Progress Assessment: Each session will include an evaluation of your current mental state and a review of the progress made since the last session. This allows us to continuously adapt and optimize your treatment plan. Skills and Strategies: You will learn new skills and strategies to manage symptoms and cope with challenges. This can include stress management techniques, problem-solving strategies, and cognitive behavioral skills, among others. Medication Management: If medications are part of your treatment plan, we will discuss any side effects you might be experiencing, the effectiveness of the medication, and make necessary adjustments to ensure the best outcome. Confidentiality and Convenience: Telepsychiatry sessions provide care in the comfort and privacy of your own space, removing transportation barriers and allowing for more flexible scheduling. You can expect the same level of confidentiality and privacy as in-person visits. Collaboration and Support: You can anticipate an atmosphere of collaboration. Your input is invaluable to the treatment process, and I encourage active engagement and open communication. Remember, my primary goal is to provide support and facilitate your journey toward improved mental health. It's important to remember that progress can sometimes be slow and non-linear. There may be setbacks, but each session brings us a step closer to understanding and managing your mental health better. As we work together, I am committed to providing the best possible care to help you navigate your path to improved wellbeing.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

n my practice as a mental health professional, I utilize a comprehensive and individualized approach to treat my patients. Here's a summary of the main treatment modalities and tools I use: Psychotherapy (Talk Therapy): I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a form of psychotherapy that helps patients understand and change thought patterns that lead to harmful actions or feelings. Pharmacotherapy (Medication): I employ pharmacotherapy to manage and reduce symptoms of mental health disorders. Depending on the diagnosis, this could involve various types of medications such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or antipsychotics. Psychiatric Evaluation: Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations form a vital part of my treatment process. These assessments ensure a thorough understanding of a patient's mental health, informing the most suitable treatment plan. Mindfulness and Stress Management Techniques: Mindfulness practices and stress management techniques are integrated into my treatment plans. These techniques, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), deep breathing exercises, and progressive muscle relaxation, complement psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Telepsychiatry: I provide telepsychiatry services for patients unable to attend in-person therapy sessions. Through this, I can deliver therapy and monitor patient progress remotely via video conferencing. Lifestyle Modifications: I also recommend lifestyle modifications as part of a holistic treatment approach. This can include advice on regular physical activity, maintaining a balanced diet, ensuring sufficient sleep, and guidance on reducing or avoiding certain substances like alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine. By employing these tools and treatment methods, my aim is to provide comprehensive care that addresses each patient's unique needs, enhancing their overall well-being and improving their quality of life.

Specialties

Loss/Grief

ADHD

Bipolar disorder

Eating disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Mood disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Suicidal ideation

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance

Cigna

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Licensure

  • New York, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 26NJ01068500

Education

Molloy College

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Abby Otufale, PMHNP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Abby Otufale, PMHNP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Abby Otufale accepting new clients?

Yes, Abby Otufale is accepting new clients for online therapy in New York.

Does Abby Otufale accept insurance?

Yes, Abby Otufale accepts insurance, including Cigna and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Abby Otufale offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York can book Abby Otufale for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Abby Otufale offer online therapy?

Yes, Abby Otufale offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Abby Otufale?

Abby Otufale typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Abby Otufale speak?

Abby Otufale conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Abby Otufale online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Abby Otufale online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.