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Psychiatrist in Princeton Junction, New Jersey,
Sandhya Chinala, MD

Provider Type: Psychiatrist

Manages Medications: Yes

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Psychiatrist in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, Sandhya Chinala, MD

Sandhya Chinala, MD

My name is Sandhya Chinala. People often ask me how my last name is pronounced, is it CHIN-ala or CHINA-la? It is pronounced as CHIN-ala. I am board- certified in psychiatry and licensed to practice in New Jersey. My practice is geared towards providing psychopharmacology and psychotherapy to functional individuals. I help children, adolescents and adults with clinical depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD (children only), OCD, PTSD, and a variety of other mental health and wellness issues. I believe in comprehensive, careful evaluation and systematic plan for treatment.

My Education and Training:
I was born and raised in India. I was always passionate about learning different languages and cultures. At the age of ten, I was able to communicate in 4 different languages. Language helps understand and communicate complex social relationships. At the age of eighteen, I moved to Moscow Russia to embark on my studies. Following completion of medical school in 2003, I returned to India and worked there for about 10 years. I completed my adult residency from Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University Affiliation, New York in 2019. I served as a chief resident during my 4th and final year of residency, the program rewarded me with outstanding resident awards for 3 consecutive years. After completion of residency, I aspired to acquire clinical skills in working with children, adolescents, and their families to facilitate early intervention and preventive measures that would help a great deal in treating and preventing psychopathology. Attended child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey and graduated in June 2021. During my training period, I got an opportunity to teach medical students and participate in various research projects.Medical School – Russian State Medical University, Moscow, Russia Residency, General Psychiatry – Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia University Affiliation, New York Fellowship, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Rutgers- RWJMS, New Jersey

Languages Spoken Fluently: English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil

Professional Memberships:
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BCBS Horizon NJ
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • JRN
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • World Trade Center


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