Jason Estok, MD is a psychiatrist providing services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey and New York. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are adult psychiatry, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, bipolar disorder and stress management. Dr. Estok’s philosophy of care generally centers on a multi-disciplinary approach utilizing psychotherapeutic techniques and the application of psychopharmacology when appropriate. He typically has a collaborative approach with individuals and other behavioral health providers to identify needs and address those needs to optimize functioning and well-being.

Dr. Estok has always been interested in the functioning of the mind and the motivations of people’s behavior. His curiosity was piqued in high school when he took an introductory psychology course and learned about the basics of psychology. He continued in the field of psychology in college and had the opportunity to apply this knowledge directly to patient care while he was in medical school. Ultimately, being directly involved and assisting individuals with mental health needs led him to start a psychiatric residency for training and to pursue a career in psychiatry.

Dr. Estok grew up outside of Pittsburgh and likes watching the Steelers. In his spare time, he enjoys music and plays multiple instruments. Additionally, he is an avid shipwreck diver.

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt  

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 18+

Specialties: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mood Disorders and Anxiety

Ankur Patel, MD, is a psychiatrist offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in Pennsylvania. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are mood disorders, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In his practice, Dr. Patel believes that each individual is different and hence needs individualized care. He also believes in the least medication at the lowest dose and for the shortest period of time.

Dr. Patel’s interest in psychiatry stemmed from his research experience in psychoneuroimmunology.

Dr. Patel is interested in research and authored multiple peer review articles through the NIH T32 grant.

“One day at a time. One step at a time.”

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 18+

Specialties: Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Sunny Lee-Park, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are behavioral disorders, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder and addiction, and trauma and abuse. In her practice, Sunny believes in a holistic approach to care. A person is more than a list of problems or accomplishments. Each person, no matter how flawed, possesses strength and goodness. She sees a fundamental part of her job as giving recognition to and helping to nurture those forgotten aspects of an individual.

Sunny’s interest in mental health care stems from seeing how many people suffer from treatable disorders. They just do not know whether they can be helped or who to talk to about their difficulties. She aims to be the caring, compassionate and approachable person that helps individuals on their journey to wellness.

Sunny lived in France for eight months and wishes she spoke better French, and she has to remind herself that her dogs do not understand everything she tells them. Additionally, although she is of Korean heritage, Sunny does not like K-pop (Korean pop music).

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 18-65+

Specialties: Behavioral Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Use Disorder and Addiction, Trauma and Abuse

Heather Altman, LPC is a licensed professional counselor offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations include family therapy, women’s issues and health, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In her practice, Heather believes in taking a whole person approach to counseling. Everything we do, or don’t do, in life impacts our life domains. She believes it is important to look at all aspects of life to see how it may impact overall sense of health and well-being. Healther likes to incorporate, when possible, holistic care into a treatment plan to help individuals become healthy in mind, body and spirit.

When in college, Heather volunteered on a crisis hotline for crime victims and later ran a teen suicide prevention hotline. After college, she began working with survivors of sexual assault on a local military installation. This work was the catalyst for her to pursue a career in counseling. 

Heather was a mental health first responder at the Pentagon on 9/11 and is a single mother who raised three children on her own, one of whom has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, Heather is a breast cancer survivor.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 5-65+

Specialties: Family Therapy, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Women’s Issues and Health, ADHD (child and adolescent)

Marlene McDermott, LMFT, is a therapist offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations include anger management, addiction, marriage and family counseling, play therapy and stress management. Marlene is person-centered and systems-oriented. She treats everyone where they need to be met and works with the entire family system to help them heal and grow. She works on the present, accepting the past and planning for a healthier future.

Marlene has always had an interest in helping others and has been practicing in the field for over 20 years. She has spent her career helping people to be better versions of themselves.

In her free time, Marlene loves to cook and even attended cooking school in France.

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 5-65

Specialties: Anger Management, Addiction, Marriage and Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Stress Management