Psychiatry

Our Psychiatry Services
Wellness and mental health can at times be enhanced by the use of medication .  Our psychiatrists are expert at providing psychiatric assessment to prescribe medications when necessary and to help make therapy and other wellness services more effective. Our bias, based on experience and current research, is that many times medication is not enough by itself for psychological growth to occur.  As a result, we often require a consultation with a therapist in addition to any psychiatric assessment.
PLEASE NOTE: Our psychiatrists DO NOT prescribe Suboxone or Injectable Anti-Psychotics.
To schedule an appointment with one of our Psychiatrists
contact our schedulers by phone at 267-639-5901 or or by email at [email protected]



Our Psychiatrists

Erica Borman, D.O., Medical Director
Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square

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.


Dara Abraham, D.O.
Practice Locations: Rittenhouse Square & Wynnewood

Dr. Dara Abraham is a board certified psychiatrist. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed her psychiatry residency at Rowan University in New Jersey and received post graduate psychodynamic therapy training at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Dara provides individualized treatment by utilizing a collaborative and empathic approach.

As an osteopathic physician Dara believes that the best results are achieved by treating the whole person rather then focusing on symptom control. Her goal is to get to know the patient in order to understand his or her unique struggles to decide if medication management is appropriate. She is an expert in pharmacotherapy for a wide range of emotional difficulties including depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, adjustment disorders and eating disorders. She treats patients 18 and older.


Susan Gilman, MD                                                                                                                                               Practice Location: Wynnewood

Dr. Gilman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Lifetime Fellow of the American Psychiatric

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Association. She has over 38 years experience in Adult, Addictions, Geriatric, and Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her

psychiatry training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH); and she has postgraduate training at the Philadelphia Association of Psychoanalysis. She has been a Medical Director at several institutions including Fairmount Institute, Kirkbride Institute, and Roxborough Memorial Hospital. Additionally, she has been on staff at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Belmont Hospital, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Her experience includes being Clinical Supervisor for TJUH Psychiatry residents, and she held the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at TJUH.

Dr. Gilman’s expertise is in the evaluation and diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, addictions, as well as other serious mental health issues. Her philosophy is to see each patient as an individual who will enter into a collaborative treatment approach to solve the most pressing issues; and if medication is necessary Dr Gilman will provide that treatment. She has an additional area of expertise in treating the older adult with age-related issues. Dr Gilman started her career as a Family Practitioner and has experience and knowledge of medical problems and how these issues impact psychiatric problems, and has comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology and medication interactions.


PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

 Dr. Gilman is currently taking new clients in our Wynnewood site only. She does not prescribe stimulant medications (such as Adderal or Vyvanse) without documentation of an ADD/ADHD evaluation or documentation of previous stability on stimulant medications.



Elizabeth Recktenwald, PMHNP-BC                               

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Practice Location: Rittenhouse Square


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 compled 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.


Now with 12 locations:

PHILADELPHIA

Center City East
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Chestnut Hill
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Constitution Health Plaza
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Rittenhouse Square
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Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center
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SUBURBS

Montgomery County

Bala Cynwyd

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Bryn Mawr 

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Narberth 

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Narberth II

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Wynnewood

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Bucks County

Buckingham

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Doylestown

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