Dr. Jessica Halpern is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who earned her medical degree from American University of the Caribbean and completed her required clinical rotations at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the University of Miami where she trained at three hospitals with diverse patient populations: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Bruce W. Carter Veterans Medical Center, and the University of Miami Hospital. From there, she moved back to the NY/NJ area and completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. During her fellowship, she served as Chief Fellow. She is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Halpern takes an empathetic approach which allows her to better connect with her clients and gain a deeper understanding of their current struggles. She believes that the first step in inducing change is in validating her clients’ feelings and empowering them to see past their own judgments of themselves.
She enjoys working with children and adolescents who are just starting to form their identities and with young clients who are just beginning to tackle life’s journey. She strives to be a helpful resource for parents to help them through the challenges they may face when trying to be a support for their child.
Dr. Halpern is also passionate about women’s mental health, whether it is working with soon-to-be first time mothers, women struggling with infertility, or those finding it difficult to balance their work and personal lives.
Dr. Halpern has worked with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to the following: ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and behavioral problems. She conducts psychiatric evaluations and develops a unique treatment plan which best suits each clients’ needs. She can provide medication management services to clients who are already taking or who are started on medication by her. She strives to be accessible and welcoming to all those in need of her psychiatric services.