Dr. Joyce Bailey’s psychiatric & psychotherapy treatments are individualized to the needs of the client and approached in a holistic manner, including family, regular psychotherapy according to diagnosis and type of therapy required. Dr. Joyce Bailey will create a custom treatment plan for the patient’s specific needs.
Dr. Bailey has a personalized psychiatric practice in Chester, NJ. She offers treatment in an inviting and comfortable environment that is supported by one other staff member, an individual that has been with the practice for over 10 years and who responds to calls, schedules appointments and provides reminder calls to patients regarding their upcoming appointment. Adolescents and adults are treated in the practice.
Dr. Joyce Bailey has been in practice for a substantial time and is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Board Eligible in Psychiatry, and Suboxone Certified. Her longstanding goals include careful listening to the patient, trying to hear what the individual is really saying, providing support and comfort as well as utilization of current strategies for symptom relief with the goal of a better quality of life.
Dr. Bailey has extensive experience working with others in hospitals, outpatient, or residential settings. Her expertise in the intricacies of successfully treating addicted disorders and the combination of Addictive disorders and Psychiatric disorders make this practice unusual if not totally unique. Of course, staying abreast of the most recent treatment strategies in general psychiatry only adds to the attractiveness for the general psychiatric patient including adolescents as well. To have the availability of a sliding fee scale allows many patients to benefit from treatment, a feature greatly appreciated by those who are more financially constrained.
Treatment of select emotional disorders including:
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a relatively recent addition to the armamentarium of treatment we have to offer those who are in recovery from Substance Use Disorders, or drug/alcohol addiction/abuse. New drugs are being added regularly to enhance the ability to remain free of the devastating effects of these substances. It actually began rather early, many years ago, with the addition of Antabuse, a drug that makes a person very ill if they drink when taking the medication. Later, Naltrexone because available to aid in alcohol recovery. That that has been found to be quite successful in reducing craving to drink and also associated with the amount of alcohol consumed during an episode of uncontrolled drinking as well as the frequency of drinking behaviors. And Acamprosate was added to the regimen, a drug that is most useful in early recovery. Antabuse is eons old and continues to be as useful today as ever but is designed for a specific type of client. There is a more recent drug, although not discussed widely, but exceedingly effective and that drug is topiramate. These medications are designed for select individuals and may greatly facilitate the usual recovery strategies such as AA, NA, Smart Recovery, individual counseling or other modalities. It is very difficult to recovery in isolation without some type of support structure. The fact is that most individuals are NOT successful trying to go it alone. But that is another story. For other drugs, the exciting truth is that many different drugs are being tried with varying degrees of success but they are becoming increasingly available for a variety of drugs such as opiates, methamphetamine, Cocaine and many others. Of course they must be tailored to the individual and include a range of options from Clonidine, desipramine, Modafinil, Naltrexone, Antabuse (yes that’s right, for a specific drug of abuse), Suboxone, Methadone, and others. Of course, the specific medications apply to specific drugs. If you have an interest in more details, make an appointment to come in and discuss it.
Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation, including medical, social, family, and psychosocial background information with detailed formulation and plan of treatment by end of first session.
Medical History that includes significant problems, procedures, effect on client and current status including current medication and provider information, including release of information and means to contact Orders for pertinent laboratory studies, relevant to state of health as well as use of psychotropic medication.
Development of treatment plan discussed at the end of the first session including treatment options, length of treatment, definition of what will take place in treatment, use of psychotropic medication, and outcome as well as detailed medication counseling, explaining the drugs, side effects, effectiveness, time line for response, answering of questions.
Family or Significant Other involvement in the treatment process, depending upon the individual situation Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), a term for the use of medication in the broadening treatment strategies in treating addictive disorders (of a variety of drug groups).
Provision of Suboxone Maintenance for opiate dependent individuals as a part of a more comprehensive treatment plan to aid in recovery from the profound effects of Opioid Dependence.
Prescription of psychotropic medication and combinations thereof for a wide range of disorders, including finding the most effective, well tolerated, safe medicines that have the fewest side effects – an art in itself.
Selective psychotherapy referrals, depending upon the diagnosis, psychotherapy is nearly always a part of a good treatment plan, and the type of therapy is key to the diagnosis, the patient characteristics and preferences to facilitate PERMANENT CHANGES IN THE RECOVERING PATIENT.
That requires a wide variety of therapist options, utilizing therapists that are known to be well-educated in their skill set, effective in delivering the most comprehensive treatment and who remain current in his/her field in new strategies and modalities. Medication follow-up with careful evaluation of progress of the client in their goal of symptom resolution and improved functioning and improved life satisfaction.
Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders, that is a combination of a Substance Use Disorder concomitant with a separate psychiatric disorder such as depression.
Availability for phone consultation when needed.
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