Your path to wellness
begins with us.
Dr. Leopold Bolona
Board Certified Adult & Child Psychiatrist
Founder and Medical Director
Founded by Dr. Leopold Bolona, Short Hills Psychiatric Wellness Center prides itself on providing comprehensive and compassionate treatment. Our experienced professionals treat both children and adults in a peaceful and inclusive environment.
We understand that seeking treatment can be difficult. Our aim is to make the process as comfortable as possible, and to spend the time getting to know you and your unique situation.
The initial appointment is a comprehensive psychiatric interview and the first step in the treatment process. Your provider will gain a full social, emotional, educational, medical and family history, in order to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan. When appropriate, your clinician will consult with your other medial providers, family members and school personnel to be as comprehensive as possible.
Medication is often a necessary part of the treatment plan, and will sometimes be recommended in conjunction with other therapies. Your provider will work with you to determine the best options for you, and discuss risks and benefits of medications. When taking medication for mental health issues, it is important to be followed regularly by a trained psychopharmacologist. Often medications need to be adjusted in order to find the best regime.
Often patients are prescribed psychiatric medications by their general practitioners, or other healthcare providers. While medical doctors are trained to recognize mental illness, they do not have updated specialized education and expertise as do psychiatrists, to most correctly diagnose and treat mental illnesses. Our clinicans have extensive training in psychopharmacology and are up to date with the newest and most innovated treatments available.
TMS is a depression treatment that is non-invasive and doesn’t involve the use of any drugs. In TMS therapy, the prefrontal cortex of your brain is stimulated with a magnetic field. This helps brain cells function and regulate your mood more effectively. It gently stimulates the areas of the brain that are under-active with depression.
Professional Speaking Engagements
Dr. Leopold Bolona is an active member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has received several awards such as America's Top Psychiatrist and NJ Family Magazine's Top Child Psychiatrist. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Psychiatry and is contracted for various speaking engagements and lectures medial residents on various topics related to the field.
referrals to other providers
In addition to our Staff Licensed Professional Counselor, Short Hills Psychiatric Wellness has teamed up with a group of independent providers to create Better Everything, a Specialized Therapeutic Center. This allows us to easily refer patients to Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Learning Specialists, and various other clinicians for a variety of treatment needs. We pride ourselves on comprehensive and collaborate care. For more information visit our website.
Ask About Spravato
Spravato nasal spray is a different kind of medication taken with an oral antidepressant for adults with treatment-resistant depression – a first in decades approved by the FDA.
If you’ve struggled with depression and tried two or more antidepressants in your current episode without adequate relief, talk to us to see if you have treatment-resistant depression.
*Of adequate dose and duration.
"If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten."