AS OF 3/23/20 ALL PSYCHIATRY SERVICES WILL BE OFFERED USING TELEHEALTH.
Our Psychiatry Clinicians
Dr. Borman is a board certified psychiatrist. She has experience in a wide array of mental health issues including mood disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, dissociative disorders and ADHD. In addition to her general practice, she also has a special interest in women's mental health including postpartum depression and fertility issues. She treats patients ages 18 and older.
Erica graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Biology and Society. After completing medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of the NJ School of Osteopathic Medicine, she then trained for two years in Obstetrics and Gynecology before completing a psychiatry residency at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
As an osteopathic psychiatrist, Dr. Borman comes from a form of medicine founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health; that the person is a combination of mind, body and spirit; and that we should focus on treating the whole patient, rather than just the disease.
As our Medical Director, Erica insures that cutting edge knowledge and a holistic perspective are part of our insurance based practice.
Nicole Carissimi, PMNNP-BC
Practice Location: Coming soon.
Nicole Carissimi, PMNNP-BC, is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program and completed her clinical work at Presbyterian Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. As a registered nurse, Nicole has worked in the areas of neurosurgery, intensive care, and hospice. Nicole first came to Philadelphia in 2006 to attend nursing school at Drexel University, and fell in love with the city and never left. She enjoys working with adults, with a special interest in substance abuse. Most nights Nicole can be found curled up on her couch, with her therapy corgi, Roxy, knitting something soft.
Amanda Decker, PMHNP- BC
Practice Location: Buckingham
Mandy spent eight years working in child welfare for the State of New Jersey, where she gained extensive experience working with the most challenging of family dynamics. Her 14 year nursing background includes working with various mental health disorders in both inpatient and outpatient services.
I value and respect people. I enjoy my patients and I care about their story. It is important to me to meet my patients where they are at. My goal is to help empower and encourage them to get beyond their circumstance…remind them that there is hope….and in the midst of this supportive and therapeutic relationship, the magic of psychiatry happens!
Randy Inkles, M.D.
Dr. Inkles is a psychiatrist who has a background in pediatric medicine and who completed his pediatric residency at Nassau County Medical Center, New York. He then completed adult, child and adolescent psychiatry residencies at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He has been on the faculty of the Drexel University College of Medicine and Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Dr. Inkles’ approach to his work involves a psychodynamic model, employing a number of various psychodynamic approaches, which in turn, would help him best understand his patients, and help them.
Amongst his interest in helping patients include working with children and adolescents, and delving into problems including depressive disorders, the various types of anxiety disorders, various levels of neurodevelopmental disorders that present with various psychiatric components, as well as various disruptive behavior disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and attention deficit disorder.
Working with young adults, who are in various phases of college, and graduate school, as well as starting their careers, is another area of interest to him.
Samar A. Jasser, M.D.
Dr. Jasser is a board certified psychiatrist with extensive research experience and publications in circadian rhythms, sleep-wake research. She was accepted into and completed a competitive 6-year combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine program, situated between the Pennsylvania State University main campus in State College, PA and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She went on to complete her Internship and Psychiatry Residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
She has since been in psychiatric practice for over 10 years, with extensive experience across the spectrum of adult patient populations from community to institutional to private practice settings, including young adult to geriatric patients. She emphasizes the importance of balancing psychotherapeutic, integrative health, and psychopharmacologic approaches and has had extensive training experience in treatment-resistant mood disorders. During her career, she has been appointed at various times to various roles in teaching medical students, including didactic and basic neurosciences contexts.
“I pursued a career in psychiatry as an opportunity to get to know patients for who they are beyond what ails them, to offer an understanding of medical viewpoints while attending to the central role of mental life in their suffering.”
Elizabeth Recktenwald, PMHNP-BC
Elizabeth Recktenwald, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and has spent nearly a decade treating adults in the mental health field. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, and completed her clinical work at the Philadelphia Veteran’s Hospital where she specialized in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and family therapy.
Elizabeth began her career in various community health and mental health settings, providing care in the greater Philadelphia area for six years. She then spent two years working in Los Angeles, where she gained experience treating a diverse population in both inpatient and outpatient services for a wide range of mental health disorders.
She enjoys working with adults, and aims to balance medication management with psychotherapy when treating her patients. In addition to her general practice, Elizabeth’s expertise is in mood disorders, substance abuse, and PTSD. She is excited to be back home in Philadelphia. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, traveling and is a huge football fan.
Christine Wolfe, M.D.
Dr. Wolfe is a board certified in psychiatry and neurology. She completed both medical school and residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
Christine began her career working in an intensive interdisciplinary team to provide wrap-around services in a community mental health clinic. She is experienced in utilizing psychopharmacology in combination with evidence-based therapy. Dr. Wolfe specializes in treating adult patients and has particular interest and experience in geriatric psychiatry. She treats patients from 18 years of age and older.
Christine believes strongly that mental health is pivotal to one’s quality of life and that it is a great privilege to provide psychiatric care to individuals and families. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and painting.