About Our Practice
Integrative Behavioral Care
Our treatment philosophy involves operating from a biopsychosocial framework to implement the most comprehensive treatment plan for each patient.
We believe psychopharmacological interventions are an important part of a treatment plan, but are most efficacious in conjunction with other non-pharmacological interventions such as psychodynamic or cognitive behavioral psychotherapy as well as integrative medicine.
Our services include consultation, genetic testing, and medication management for a variety of conditions..all with an integrative approach. We work very closely with a number of therapists, within and outside of our practice, who we can refer to if therapy is essential to your treatment.
Treating a wide range of psychiatric illnesses and office procedures.
Genetic Testing Mental disorders are health conditions that affect how a person thinks, feels, and acts. These disorders can impact a person’s life in significant ways, including how he or she copes with life, earns a living, and relates to others. “Why did this happen?” That is a common question that patients and their families […]
Anxiety & Depression
Depression can include a crippling sense of hopelessness, sadness and/or despair that can sometimes linger weeks and months.
It often permeates your daily activities rendering you uninterested in initiatives that once brought you happiness. Finding an effective depression treatment alone is a daunting challenge for anyone suffering with it.
ADHD & ADD
Integrative Behavioral Care’s expertise in psychotherapy and pharmacology enables her to lend comprehensive support to ADD and ADHD patients, regardless of their level of need.
We can help you maintain the delicate balance of ADHD treatment and behavioral therapy, partnering with you to advocate for your teen’s success.
Eating disorders are complex illnesses that can affect women and men, typically beginning in the teen years.
Integrative Behavioral Care specializes in the unique, compassionate care of adolescents and adults with all types of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.
Integrative Behavioral Care is a trusted and compassionate psychiatrist who helps guide your path to addiction recovery and safely manages your symptoms of withdrawal.
Each person and each addiction is unique. Your addiction therapy may consist of talk therapy alone or may evolve to include a combination of psychotherapy counseling and medication for addiction.
Botox has been used clinically since 1977 for cosmetic reasons. Integrative Behavioral Care in Summit, NJ now uses Botox to treat depression, anxiety and cosmetic rejuvenation. More than half of depressed subjects had major improvement of their mood. All Botox treatments and injections are performed by a licensed physician. • Depression is not […]
Integrative Behavioral Care diagnoses and treats all levels of manic illness including Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS), or Cyclothymic Disorder/Cyclothymia.
Bipolar disorders are life-long conditions, but with the right combination of therapy and medication her patients can manage the chronic nature of symptoms in positive ways.
Medical Marijuana & CBD
The human body has a vast network of receptors, the endocannabinoid system, that helps us maintain overall wellness and helps support many of our body’s physical processes. CBD and cannabinoids fit into these receptors, helping the body in its efforts to help maintain good health. Integrative Behavioral Care in Summit, NJ prescribes CBD to treat various conditions.
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A Collaborative Therapy Team
Lyubov Shkarupa, APN-C Psychiatric Nurse
Kathryn Martinez, APN-C Psychiatric Nurse
Rosalia Aguilar, APN-C Psychiatric Nurse
Lana Bukley, APN-BC, PMHNP-BC
John Migueis, LCSW
Lenny Levitsky, LCSW
Dr. Violina Frenkel, M.D.
Frequently Asked Questions
We want you to have a great experience!
- How do I make an appointment?
Please call our office and leave your contact information and the best times to reach you at. Our staff will call you back to talk to you about your situation and to set up an appointment with you directly. You can reach our office at (908) 522-6617. You may also reach us on our contact page.
- What happens at the first appointment?
Please come in 15 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork and forms. Remember to bring a photo ID and insurance card. Dr. Frenkel will explore your situation with you in depth and decide what is the best approach going forwards. You will go through a thorough medical and psychiatric history, evaluate your problems and concerns, and discuss the pros and cons of a range of treatment options that are appropriate to your situation.
After the first appointment the doctor may also decide to gather further information such as input from other doctors that have seen you previously or the results of lab tests. Treatment plans may comprise medications, psychotherapy, genetic testing or neuromodulation approaches (TMS) or all four. There will be a liaison between Dr. Frenkel and your primary care doctor and specialists you see, as needed. This means that a full medical team is working in unison to optimize your care.
- What insurance do you take?
Integrative Behavioral Care accepts some of the plans managed by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna.
It may be helpful for you to call your insurance company in advance to check your mental health benefits which may be different than your regular benefits and what your mental health co-pay is. For those who have insurance coverage with companies that we are not contracted with; you have the option of paying out of pocket for your treatment and obtaining reimbursement from your insurance company. Please check with your carrier for out of network mental health service benefits or pre-approval requirements. You will be provided a bill that give your our Tax ID Number, the date of service, the proper diagnostic, and procedure codes upon each visit. It is ready to be filled with your insurance company for reimbursements according to each patient’s health plan.