I established the Rajan Center for Family Wellness because I believe a comprehensive assessment, a working alliance with clients and families, and collaboration with all treatment providers should be the foundation of any treatment. I am a dual board certified adult and child-adolescent psychiatrist with extensive experience in treating patients with complex emotional and behavioral challenges. I am well adept at addressing issues ranging from depression, to ADHD, to behavioural issues, to struggles with addiction. I believe in balancing multiple psychotherapeutic modalities with psychopharmacology.
I received a dual B.S. with honors from Rutgers University studying Psychology and Neuroscience. I completed residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry from the University of Massachusetts. There I gained extensive training in solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.
In addition to my role at RFW, I serve as the Associate Medical Director of a Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Program at Princeton House Behavioral Health. I specialize in treating teens and adults struggling with high risk self-harm behaviors and chronic suicidality, focused on improving the management of emotions and decreasing impulsive, destructive behaviors through the use of multiple modalities including medication management. In dealing with families, children and adolescents, monitoring and initiating a medication trial is a whole family decision, & one not taken lightly.
SHIRLEY RAJAN, MD
comprehensive child, adolescent and adult psychiatric services
THE RAJAN CENTER
FOR FAMILY WELLNESS LLC