Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD

I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist who treats adults with dementia, attention deficit, anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. I also have a doctorate in neurophysiology and have done extensive research on attention, memory and depression.

I trained in New York City for 12 years and relocated to North Carolina in 2008. My training at NYU and Mt Sinai was excellent and I was exposed to a wide variety of people and problems, but over time the pace became draining. I decided to move to Chapel Hill in search of a more balanced lifestyle, where I would be able to give more personalized attention to my patients, family, and friends.

My goal is to help you optimize your mood and thinking so that you can achieve your personal goals. I believe that good communication is essential to medical care and use the latest technology to actively communicate with patients, families, caregivers, and other health care providers. My treatment approach includes medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapy, cognitive testing, and psychoeducation.

Education:

  • Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY) – Psychiatry Residency
  • New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY) – M.D.
  • New York University Department of Neurophysiology (New York, NY) – Ph.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) – B.A.

Experience:

  • Community Care of North Carolina (Raleigh, NC) - Deputy Chief Medical Officer
  • Doctors Making Housecalls (Chapel Hill, NC) – Director of Psychiatry
  • Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless (New York, NY) – Psychiatric Consultant

Professional Societies and Licenses:

  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association: 2008-present (current President-Elect)
  • American Psychiatry Association: 2005 – present (Distinguished Fellow 2017-present)
  • Technology Committee Chair, North Carolina Psychiatric Association: 2014-16
  • The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD): 2011-16
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): 2011 – present
  • National Parkinson Foundation – Allied Team Training (ATTP): 2011 – present
  • DEA waiver for treatment of opioid addiction: 2011 – present
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: 2010 – present
  • North Carolina State Medical License: 2008 – present
  • New York State Medical License: 2005 – present

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Board member, CASA, 2013-2014
  • Board member, Guiding Lights : Caregiver Support Center, 2011-2013
  • Provider, Give an Hour, 2010-15

Research:

  • Attention and memory in schizophrenia with functional MRI (Mount Sinai Medical Center)
  • Multielectrode neurophysiology of attention in rats (New York University School of Medicine)
  • Modulation of startle response in post-traumatic stress disorder (West Haven VA Hospital)
  • Antidepressant drug treatment in the rat forced swimming test (University of Pennsylvania)

E-book:

  • Opening Your Private Practice: The Essential Timeline : Dr. Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD

Publications:

  • Hardy, M., Jackson, C., Byrne, J. (2018) Antipsychotic adherence and emergency department utilization among patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research (in press)
  • Fan, J., Byrne, J., Worden, M.S., McCandliss, Guise, K.G., B.D., Fosella, J., and Posner, M. I. (2007) The relation of brain oscillations to attentional networks. The Journal of Neuroscience 27(23): 6197-206.
  • Johnson, J.L. and Welsh, J. P. (2003) Independently-moveable multielectrode array to record multiple fast-spiking neurons in the cerebral cortex during cognition. Methods 30(1): 64-78.
  • Detke, M.J., Johnson J., and Lucki, I. (1997) Acute and chronic antidepressant drug treatment in the rat forced swimming test model of depression. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology 5(2): 107-112.

Matt Bader, MD

I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist with subspecialty training in addiction psychiatry.

Originally from New Jersey, I found a second home in North Carolina during my residency training at Duke University. I spent a year away from the Tar Heel State completing my fellowship training in addictions at the Medical University of South Carolina in sunny Charleston, SC. I have happily traded coastal living for a return to the Triangle and all the diversity that it offers!

Given my specialty training, I have a great deal of experience treating a wide range of addictions including alcohol, opiates, marijuana, cocaine, and prescription medications just to name a few. However, I have found that in most individuals struggling with addiction issues, there is often also an ongoing battle against mood issues such as depression or anxiety. Thus, I strive to treat the client as a “whole” individual rather than focusing on one side of the addiction versus mood coin. Along those lines, I also have a great deal of experience treating a wide range of mental health problems including depression, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder outside of the context of addiction.

My goal is to provide compassionate, timely, and evidence-based care so that you can get to feeling better and living the life that you want to live. My treatment approaches include medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy.

Education:

  • Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC) — Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC) — Psychiatry Residency
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, NJ) — M.D.
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) — B.A.

Professional Societies and Licenses:

  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP): 2014-Present
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA): 2014-Present
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM): 2014-Present
  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association (NCPA): 2014-Present
  • North Carolina State Medical License: 2009-2013; 2014-Present
  • South Carolina State Medical License: 2013-2014
  • DEA Waiver For Treatment of Opiate Addiction: 2014-Present

 

Sayanti Bhattacharya

Sayanti Bhattacharya, MD, MS

I am a board certified adult psychiatrist and have experience treating people struggling with anxiety, depression, sleep problems, memory problems, trauma related stress disorders and attention deficit disorders. I have extensive experience in working with patients via telemedicine. I have a master’s degree in Epidemiology and a strong interest in public mental health and clinical research.

I trained as a psychiatrist at Duke University, and have made beautiful North Carolina my home.  After medical school, I completed a master’s degree in public health at Harvard University and worked as a postdoctoral researcher prior to my residency training.  I spend part of my time doing community mental health, working with people with severe mental illness and addictions who have limited access to care.

My goal is to help you lead a full, functional life to the best of your desires and abilities. I incorporate principles of education, psychodynamic therapy, supportive therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in my practice. Every person is unique and tailoring medications and psychotherapy to an individual’s needs is key for improvement. I have a special interest in working with people who have challenges with interpersonal communication, social anxiety, low self-esteem, overwhelming negative thinking and sleep problems. I like to address issues that come up in different developmental phases from young adults finding their identity and place in the world to older adults reflecting on their lives and adjusting to aging.

EDUCATION:

  • Duke University (Durham, NC)- Psychiatry Residency
  • Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA)- MS, Epidemiology
  • Nilratan Sircar Medical College, University of Calcutta (India)- MD (MBBS)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND LICENSES:

  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association: 2013- present
  • American Psychiatric Association: 2013- present
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: 2017- present
  • North Carolina State Medical License: 2013- present

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • Swartz M.S., Bhattacharya S. (2017) Victimization of persons with severe mental illness: a pressing global health problem.” World Psychiatry 16: 26–27. doi:10.1002/wps.20393
  • Swartz M.S., Bhattacharya S., Robertson A.G., Swanson, J.W. (2016) “Involuntary Outpatient Commitment and the Elusive Pursuit of Violence Prevention: A View from the United States.” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 0706743716675857
  • Bhattacharya S, Gagliardi J., “Atypical psychotic presentations and the role of ECT” presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry at Toronto, Canada, 2015.
  • Bhattacharya S, Gagliardi J., “Paraneoplastic encephalopathy presenting with rapidly progressive dementia and catatonia” presented at American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry New Orleans, LA, 2015 and at North Carolina Psychiatric Association, Wilmington, NC, 2014.
  • Bhattacharya S, Gagliardi J., “Walking corpse syndrome presenting with catatonia” presented at North Carolina Psychiatric Association, Wilmington, NC, 2014.

Andrea Hernandez, MD

I am a board certified adult psychiatrist, fluent in both English and Spanish. I treat adult patients with mental health, behavioral and substance abuse disorders.

I completed my residency training at East Carolina University. Since then I have worked with adults with a wide variety of mental health and substance abuse conditions. I have served patients from North Carolina in many different settings: community mental health clinics in Wilson and Rocky Mount, telepsychiatric services to Ocracoke Island, Attending Physician at Vidant Medical Center, Central Regional Hospital, and Alamance Regional Medical Center. I also held positions at East Carolina University as an Assistant Professor and at Alamance Regional Medical Center as a Chair of the Department of Psychiatry.

Education and training of other clinicians has been an important part of my career. I have been involved with the teaching and supervision of medical students from East Carolina University and University of North Carolina, psychiatric residents from East Carolina University and training of physician assistants from Elon University.

My aim in treatment is to help you identify areas of strength and provide you with tools necessary to overcome obstacles caused by negative emotional states. Empowering you to make informed decisions about your care, meaningful lifestyle changes, and increase in self-promoted healthy behavior. We will partner together to create an individualized treatment plan to meet your goals. My treatment approach includes psychoeducation, psychopharmacology, and supportive psychotherapy. Treatment also includes collaboration with other clinicians, and communication with families.

EDUCATION:

  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) - Psychiatry Residency
  • Casa Costarricense del Seguro Social (Costa Rica) - Internship
  • Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Centroamerica (Costa Rica) - MD

EXPERIENCE:

  • Greenbrook NeuroHealth (Chapel Hill, NC) - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Consultant: 2018-present
  • Alamance Regional Medical Center (Greensboro, NC) - Attending Psychiatrist: 2015-18
  • Central Regional Hospital (Butner, NC) - Attending Psychiatrist: 2013-14
  • Brody School of Medicine (Greenville, NC) - Clinical Assistant Professor: 2009-14

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND LICENSES:

  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association: 2007- present
  • American Psychiatric Association: 2007- present
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: 2012- present
  • North Carolina State Medical License: 2008- present
  • Florida State Medical License: 2013-present
  • Costa Rica Medical License: 2003-present
  • Buprenorphine Waiver: 2018-present
  • Brainsway Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Certification: 2018-present
  • NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Certification: 2018-present

TEACHING / VOLUNTEERING:

  • University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) - preceptor for medical students: 2016-17
  • Elon University (Elon, NC) - preceptor for physician assistant students: 2015-17
  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) - preceptor for medical students: 2009-14; supervisor for psychiatry residents: 2009-14
  • Care Community at Blackerton (Devon, UK) - volunteer: 1999-2000

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • Anxiety Disorders. Speaker for Insights in Mental Health : an educational series offered at ARMC Education Center (Burlington NC): 2017
  • "Psychotic and Personality Disorders in the DSM-5". Speaker for Eastern Area Health Education Center Conference, (Greenville, NC): 2013
  • "Somatic treatments used in psychiatry during the first half of the 20th century". Speaker for East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds, (Greenville, NC): 2011
  • "Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder". Speaker for Eastern Area Health Education Center Conference (Greenville, NC): 2009
  • "Importance and recollection of journal club and seminar readings in residency training". Poster presentation at NCPA Annual Meeting, (New Bern, NC): 2009
  • "Paraphilias: when pleasure goes too far". Speaker for East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds (Greenville, NC): 2009

Jessica Booth, LMFT, LCAS-A

Jessica Booth, LMFT, LCAS-A is an experienced psychotherapist who treats every member of the family. She is a full-time, integrated member of the CPCH team and works with patients individually, as a couple, as a family, or in a support group. Jessica is available to work with individually with both patients seeing a psychiatrist for medications and patients who do not currently need psychiatric medications.

At CPCH, Jessica specializes in: couples relationships, discernment therapy (in regards to divorce), family therapy, children with Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and depression. She also works with individuals, specializing in: phase of life issues, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and substance abuse. Jessica also helps to coach and support individuals through difficult challenges in life such as a loss of a job, grieving the loss of a loved one, or even adjusting to being a new mom.

Jessica is a North Carolina native from Sanford, NC. She received her Bachelor’s degree at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through East Carolina University. Jessica is a fully licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the state of North Carolina, and she continues to learn and study new research to hone her therapeutic skills and ensure that she is providing effective, cutting-edge psychotherapy services for all of her clients.