Outpatient treatment is vital in symptom maintenance and ongoing recovery. At GenPsych, we offer medication management and individual therapy to provide you with this essential level of care.
At this time, all medication management and individual therapy sessions are being held on a remote basis via telehealth. Once we resume in person sessions you will have the option to attend in person or continue receiving outpatient treatment via telehealth.
Our dedicated Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurses provide evaluation, diagnosis and medication intervention in the treatment of mental health and/or substance use disorders. Individuals receiving medication are monitored for progress, ongoing evaluation of symptoms and quality of life improvement. Patients are educated in proper medication usage, intended benefits and adverse effects of medication and the importance of consistency in taking medications to control the symptoms of mental illness.
Our talented therapists help you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. You will learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. There are many types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. The type of psychotherapy that’s right for you depends on your individual situation. Therapy can help you resolve conflicts, relieve anxiety or stress, cope with life changes and learn to manage unhealthy reactions.
To view our outpatient staff biographies or to schedule an outpatient appointment, please choose from one of the schedules below:
Amy Kowalewski is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and holds a license in the State of New Jersey as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). She graduated from Monmouth University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2017. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rutgers University. She has 7+ years experience working as a psychiatric nurse, and has worked in inpatient psychiatric hospitals as well as in outpatient community mental health settings. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Her interests include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, and PTSD.
Georgia Chijioke is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and holds a license in the State of New Jersey as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). She has a background in acute and chronic psychiatric care, and has treated clients with various mental health disorders in multiple settings across the life span. Her area of specialty include but not limited to the following: Eating disorder, Depression, Anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, ODD, Conduct disorder, Bipolar disorder, Dual diagnoses and schizophrenia. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Specialization, from The Henry P. Becton School of Nursing of the Fairleigh Dickson University, Teaneck, NJ. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Helene Fuld College of Nursing, New York, NY, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her first undergraduate degree was from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She also holds a Diploma in Education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Ms. Chijioke remains a fervent advocate for respect of human dignity through compassionate, culturally competent and humanistic care for the whole person, the client/family. She continues to show an unwavering dedication in her quest to reduce stigma and promote wellness.
Laura Velli earned her Master of Science from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN in 2017. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from the Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program at Rutgers University. Laura also received her first undergraduate degree in English Literature from Rutgers University. Laura is currently a Doctorate in Nursing Practice student at New York University. Laura is a compassionate clinician and dedicated to improving the quality of care that clients with psychiatric illnesses receive. She particularly enjoys working with patients with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, emotional disturbance, relationship issues, and anger management. Laura is a member of the esteemed Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Dr. Xueming Lisa Ye is a board-certified physician specialized in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction medicine. She is currently a psychiatrist and medical director at Hamilton site of Genpsych. She completed her medical school training at Tongji Medical College in Wuhan, China, and later completed a residency in Psychiatry at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota. She continued her fellowship training at Northwestern University in child and adolescent psychiatry. Prior to joining GenPsych in 2010, Dr. Ye has been an attending physician at UMDNJ and attending physician /unit medical director at Princeton House Behavioral Health. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in treating broad psychiatric disorders, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD, eating disorders, sleep disorders, autism, and substance use disorders.
Ms. Gloria Akunna, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of New Jersey. She has training and experience working with teens and adults with various psychiatric disorders. She has over 6 years of experience in the field both as a psychiatric-mental health nurse and as an advanced practice nurse in inpatient, partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP) and community outpatient settings. Her education includes Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University, formerly known as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Nursing. She obtained her first undergraduate degree in Computer Science from New Jersey City University. She has a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. She is also a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Gloria is very diligent in providing quality and comprehensive care to her patients. She is both compassionate and passionate about working with patients with depression, anxiety/panic disorders, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, ADHD, ODD, impulse control, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
Olusolape Akinyemi, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics. Her education includes a BSc in Psychology and psychiatric rehabilitation from Kean University and University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. She also obtained a BSc in Nursing from UMDNJ. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from the Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ and continues her Post graduate studies for Doctor of Nursing Practice at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. She holds a national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Olusolape brings to the clinic a humanistic philosophy of care for both mind and body, and an abiding commitment to individualized, personalized, comprehensive care for patients across the life span.
Dr. Kingsley O. Oyem is a Board-Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a wealth of experience treating all populations across the life span including: youth, adolescents, adult, and geriatric populations. He provides treatment for clients struggling with general mental health and substance abuse issues. He has experience treating patients in outpatient, IOP, PHP, detox and in-patient levels of care. His special interests include but are not limited to Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, ADHD,OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar disorders, Panic disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality disorders, Substance Abuse, Conduct disorder, Eating disorder, Addiction and Dual diagnosis. Dr. Oyem earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from New Jersey City University in 2008. His Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) was earned in 2017 from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Oyem also has a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) that he earned from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-IFE Nigeria in 1998. Dr. Oyem is also currently a Clinical Professor to MSN students doing their APN program and a visiting Professor to Merit School of Nursing.
Ms. Andrea Owes, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She holds licenses in both NJ and NY. She has combined education, training, and experience treating individuals across the life span (all ages) with psychiatric disorders to include but not limited to depressive disorders, anxiety and panic attacks, Bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD/ADD, ODD, Conduct Disorder, Schizophrenia, etc. Ms. Owes’ practice setting experience includes intensive outpatient, general outpatient, partial care hospitalization, residential treatment facility, and inpatient care. Her education includes a B.A. in Psychology from Hunter College CUNY; M.S. in Conflict Resolution from Nova Southeastern University; Associate of Science in Nursing from Miami Dade College; and most recently an MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Fairleigh Dickinson University earned in 2017. She has also served in the U.S. Army Reserve. She is passionate about working with youth, veterans, and diverse individuals. Andrea utilizes a holistic approach in working with her clients and strives to heal the person within the context of their family, culture, and community.
Dr. Alena Antohina is a caring and diligent psychiatrist and geriatric psychiatrist serving the community of Bridgewater, NJ. Dr. Antohina attended the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy Nicolae Testemitanu Faculty of Medicine, where she received her medical degree, and completed her residency at Albany Medical Center. She continued her training by completing a fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Antohina is a part of GenPsych. She is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association. Patients see Dr. Antohina for a variety of reasons, including sleep problems, psychiatry consultations, depression, eating disorders, and anxiety. Dr. Antohina is devoted to ensuring the longevity of her patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. She takes her time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all her patients.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“I’ve been to other treatment facilities in NJ and have been in and out of hospitals. This was the first time I actually felt heard and respected.”
“It was a comfortable atmosphere, the docs were good and the food was pretty great too. They order from a local pizza place.”
“The people there were cool. You have to turn in your phone during group but I got used to it. I was suicidal before but now I’m not. I’d go back if I had to.”
“Finally, I have therapists that actually listen to me. I would recommend GenPsych to anyone who has tried other facilities and haven’t gotten results.”
“There were ups and downs and sometimes I wasn’t the easiest person to deal with, but they were patient with me and explained the process all the way through. The groups were awesome too!”