Valerie  Thertus

Valerie Thertus

Adult & Child Psychiatrist, MD
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated June 4, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Chronic illness

Professional statement

Dr. Thertus completed medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, followed by residency and fellowship in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She has experience treating a variety of psychiatric conditions, patients from multiple backgrounds and is double board certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. She emphasizes shared decision making, encouraging personal input in goal setting and the recovery process.

Dr Thertus's approach is shaped by your personal goals for treatment, and prioritizing the minimum necessary use of medication, and incorporating alternative or complementary treatment strategies when needed.


Message to clients

It is my goal is to restore you to feel like your normal self, as well as to feel heard and understood in a nonjudgmental space. I enjoy engaging you in the treatment process and allowing you to play an active role in your care to the extent that is comfortable to you.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Valerie Thertus is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (30min)
  • Initial session: $425 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Providence St Joseph Health, Psychiatrist, 2020 - Present
Northwell Health System, Psychiatrist , 2017 - 2020
Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, Residency and Fellowship, 2012 - 2017

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD, 2011


Licensure

New York: 272201


Languages

English