Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
Alan S. Brown, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist in Englewood, New Jersey, where he has maintained a private practice for over 25 years.
Dr. Brown received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and completed his psychiatric residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and is a Professor of Psychiatry. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Brown is an expert in the treatment and therapy of depression, anxiety, stress, and many other emotional disorders. He is a psychotherapist, with extensive experience in cognitive behavioral and insight-oriented therapy and is a psycopharmacologist, with expertise in the use of medications for emotional and behavioral conditions.
Dr. Brown is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the American Psychopathological Association, and numerous other professional organizations.
About The Visits
Your First Consultation
If you are considering making an appointment, please contact my office at 201-247-2339. I will then contact you at your convenience. I will ask you questions about the reason for your seeking treatment. This may include scheduling an in-office appointment. Daytime and evening hours are available.
Your First Visit
During our first appointment, I will listen attentively to you, and ask questions to help me to clarify and understand your feelings, concerns, and experiences. In order to help identify the best treatment for you, I may ask you about any possible sources of stress, previous mental health treatments, medical conditions, family history, and other relevant information. You will have every opportunity to ask any question that comes to mind.
By the end of the session, I will explain to you my impression of the nature of your condition, and will review all treatment options with you. This may include psychotherapy (talk therapy), psychopharmacology (medication therapy), or a combination of the two. We will discuss all of these options, and will create a treatment plan together that suits your preferences and provides the maximal benefit. For more information, see our services.
If we decide together on psychotherapy, this is often best accomplished in visits scheduled every one or two weeks. If we decide that only psychopharmacology will be used, these visits are generally about once per month or less, as soon as you begin feeling better and the optimal dosage of medication has been established.
The length of treatment can vary considerably depending upon the nature of your condition; generally, emotional conditions that are more recent and short-lived can be treated in less than one year, while more chronic conditions require longer periods of treatment. The frequency and length of treatment will be a decision that we will make together, and we may revise the type, duration, and frequency of treatment if necessary.
Contact Dr. Brown
If you have questions regarding treatment or would like to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Brown, please call 201-247-2339 or submit the form here.