Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates: Child, Adolescent & Adult Virtual Psychiatry
We offer IN-OFFICE Psychiatric visits in Philadelphia and Paoli, PA and VIRTUAL appointments to individuals living throughout PA, NJ, NY and Florida.
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates is a private practice of Psychiatry comprised of academically oriented Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Therapists.
Our providers have trained at institutions such as The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Many of our providers currently teach, or have taught, at these same institutions. We believe that our culture promotes not only excellent direct patient care, but an environment where case discussion and collaboration are encouraged, which also promotes provider growth through continued medical and psychological education.
We specialize in evaluating, diagnosing and treating moderate severities of mental illness, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Affective Disorder and ADHD. We are able to provide visits both via HIPAA compliant Zoom sessions and face-to-face at our offices in Center City Philadelphia and Paoli, PA.
We serve patients throughout the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Florida and others, via HIPAA compliant Zoom. When scheduling an appointment, please verify that your provider is licensed in your specific location.
We do not have admitting privileges at local hospitals, and therefore, if a patient is high risk for self-harm, is acutely suicidal or needing crisis intervention, has a history of inpatient psychiatric admissions, suicide attempts, or psychosis, we may recommend providers with additional emergency resources outside of our practice.
We offer weekend & evening availability and can often see patients within 3 – 4 weeks.
This site is designed to help prospective patients determine whether we may be the right fit for their individual psychiatric needs and to provide resources for them, when we are not.
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Chris Pagnani, M.D. is an Instructor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Medicine for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, a supervisor for Psychiatry Interns and Residents at Jefferson Hospital, an elected member of The Young Professionals Board for Uplift, The Center for Grieving Children and a Private Practice Psychiatrist in Center City, Philadelphia, where he serves as the Medical Director of all Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates’ locations.
Dr. Paula Bu is an adult Psychiatrist who provides medication management and psychotherapy to her patients. Dr. Bu graduated from Harvard College with High Honors. She received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, and completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She is a licensed Physician in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, and has additional training from the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
Dr. Yeo is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who treats Children, Adolescents and Adults in her outpatient private practice. Dr. Yeo trained in Adult Psychiatry at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, went on to complete a Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at this same institution, and served as The Academic Chief of her program. She has a special interest in perinatal psychiatry.
Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners have several decades of combined experience in the mental health field. Experiences have included serving as the mental health resource specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, supervising at The Johns Hopkins Hospital for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, focused training in the evaluation and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Instructing at the University of Pennsylvania and extensive outpatient treatment of students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS). Many of our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners have taught or continue to teach at The University of Pennsylvania.
Our Therapists are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and all have experience in teaching and/or supervisory roles. Experiences include providing state-board approval trainings for social workers, marital and family therapists, licensed counselors, and doctoral residents, training and speaking on the Recovery Oriented System of Care in collaboration with Philadelphia’s DBHIDS, and Instructing at the Penn Beck Community Initiative through the University of Pennsylvania.
Of note, if you are already working with a therapist or would like a specific type of psychotherapy, we are happy to not only work with your current therapist, but also to provide resources for therapists outside of our practice. We pride ourselves in collaborating closely with our patients’ providers.
John Dougherty III, DO
John Dougherty, III DO trained in Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is Board Certified in Both Adult Psychiatry and Family Medicine. He serves as a collaborator for the Nurse Practitioners of Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates and maintains his own private practice in West Chester, PA www.JohnDoughertyDO.com
James Yi, MD PhD
James Yi, MD PhD trained in Adult Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Pennsylvania, lectured both Nationally and Internationally and has over a dozen publications. He serves as a collaborator for the Nurse Practitioners of Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates and maintains his own private practice in Blue Bell, PA: www.BlueBellPsychiatry.com