Gabriela Andrade, MD

A Fresh Approach to Mental Health Services

In a year when many, many people are struggling with mental health issues, Gabriela Andrade, MD, wants to make sure people seeking mental health care can have access to quality mental health care in their community.

“Especially now, in a tumultuous world, creating a safe, comfortable environment for our patients is even more important to me as a provider,” says Dr. Andrade, founder of Haddonfield Psychiatry & Therapy.

Gabriela Andrade, MD, Founder, Haddonfield Psychiatry & Therapy

From the day the practice opened its doors, Dr. Andrade has made it her mission to provide personalized, evidence-based treatments, incorporating psychotherapy and the judicious use of medications, when appropriate, to alleviate symptoms and restore patients back to a state of well-being.

Dr. Andrade has her own experience with overcoming adversity. After she moved to the United States from El Salvador as a child, she grew up seeing a need in her community for quality medical and mental health care. While she was working on her medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, she provided health services to the city’s Latin American community. This led her to pursue a pediatrics residency at Harvard and Boston University’s Combined Pediatric Residency Program, followed by a three-year fellowship at CHOP and Penn in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry.

“It’s empowering to see this strong, dynamic, all female team of providers. We work as a team to provide the best mental health care for our patients with a collaborative approach to patient care.”

Dr. Andrade is also one of the only triple board certified physicians in the region, with board certifications in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. This gives her the opportunity to work with patients of all ages. Her background also gives her a deep understanding of individuals who have both medical and mental health problems.

Furthering the mission of the practice, Haddonfield Psychiatry & Therapy recently welcomed Dr. Emily Liberator-Maguire, MD, who provides unbiased and comprehensive mental health services to all, with a special interest in women, medicine and the LGBTQ+ community.

“l wanted to build a team that improves access to quality mental healthcare, regardless of someone’s background,” says Dr. Andrade. “We created a space where people can seek help without concern that their treatment will be different just because of who they are.”

A key driver in what makes the practice so welcoming is that it is women-owned and women led. Since launching Haddonfield Psychiatry & Therapy In 2018, it has grown to now include four therapists –Jennifer Gould LPC, Julie Caramanico LPC, Jenna Rosenau LCSW and Mary Yost LSW – who each bring unique experiences and backgrounds. In the practice’s unique collaborative model, the doctors and therapists meet individually on a weekly basis to review each patient’s case and needs, leading to transparent communication and enhanced results.

“It’s empowering to see this strong, dynamic, all female team of providers,” she says. “We work as a team to provide the best mental health care for our patients.”

That model of care is by design, Dr. Andrade says. Soon after opening her first practice, she realized that by expanding the practice she could create a more dynamic and well-rounded experience for her patients. She set out to offer diverse in-house services with providers who shared her same values and who had the same commitment to providing a warm, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. That sentiment is echoed in the office itself, which is designed to be more like a cozy living room than a doctor’s office.

“We put a lot of thought and effort into making the space as inviting as possible,” says Dr. Andrade. “People come to a mental health provider to get help, and it can be hard to open up when you’re in an environment that feels cold and clinical.”

“I want to be able to shape mental healthcare in a way that focuses on the patient and nothing else,” she adds. “Being able to have my own practice means I get to make decisions in the best interest of my patients. People want to feel heard and understood. We’re here to give them the help they need and deserve.”

Finding the right mental health provider for you

When looking for mental healthcare for you or a loved one, it’s important you find a practice that approaches your care with a comprehensive approach, considering all aspects of your life as you start your journey back to a state of well-being. The team at Haddonfield Psychiatry & Therapy brings a wide array of experience in areas including anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, depression, autism spectrum disorder, school refusal, couple and family counseling, difficulty coping, grief counseling, women’s and LGBTQ+ focused mental health, bipolar disorder and trauma.

“Mental health is intricate, and it is critical you find the right fit for you and your family’s needs,” says Gabriela Andrade, MD. “Consider finding someone who offers high quality services in a warm and caring environment. That is what we offer.”

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