Joan Rubinstein, M.D.



Joan Rubinstein, M.D.

I guess I'm an old fashioned psychiatrist - I like to talk to my patients. Though thoroughly trained in Biological Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, I don't do 10 minute "med checks". I check on my patients, not only their medications. And that takes a little time. The shortest appointments that I do are about 25 minutes for people that don't need psychotherapy Per Se; they either have separate therapists or stable biological illnesses with not much current stress in their life. The more common appointments I have are for 45 minutes allowing time for both medication management (if needed) as well as psychotherapy. While I use some of the knowledge and techniques from both cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatments, the therapy I provide is primarily supportive; it helps hold up those parts of you that are sagging at the moment, to get you back to your true self.

My background: I attended The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, graduating in June, 1984. I did my residency training at the University Medical Center at Stony Brook (NY). I am certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry. I have been in practice for 23 years.

I work as a solo practitioner without any receptionists or nurses, etc. So you can be assured that it will be me returning your calls and your confidentiality is assured.

Frequently Asked Question: Do you take my insurance? I'm sorry, but no, I don't participate in any insurance networks. If you have a plan with out-of-network benefits, then I will give you a statement that you can submit to your insurance company for partial reimbursement.

Please contact me with any other questions you may have or to set up an appointment for an evaluation. I look forward to meeting you.

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  • 60 North Country Rd. Suite 205
    Port Jefferson, New York 11777
    United States

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