MBBS- Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences
MD- University of State of New York
Dr. Jyothsna Karlapalem is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Her expertise is working with patients who have substance use disorders, co-occuring disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related disorders. She has additional training in treating trauma and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, level-II (CCTP-II). Dr. Karlapalem views her patients through the lens of trauma and attachment needs. While providing expert medication management for her patients including medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders, Dr. Karlapalem also provides integrated treatment utilizing elements of motivational interviewing, compassion-focused therapy, internal family systems therapy, mindfulness, behavioral therapy, and supportive psychotherapy. She is also a great proponent of psychoeducation, exercise, and yoga as therapeutic tools. She has expertise in treating tobacco use disorder and is passionate about fighting big tobacco. Dr. Karlapalem has additional training in community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT)- an evidence-based treatment for family members of individuals struggling with substance use disorders. CRAFT has about 70% efficacy in helping family members get their loved ones into treatment. If you are struggling with substance use disorders in the family and the identified patient is not interested in treatment,
Dr. Karlapalem can work with you using CRAFT as a treatment modality to help your family member.
Dr. Karlapalem obtained her medical degree from the Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences in India in 2006. She has experience working as a general physician in the Indian Army prior to moving to the US. She completed her residency in Psychiatry at SUNY health science center in Brooklyn, NY in 2015 where she gained a lot of experience treating patients with dual diagnoses and patients who need acute psychiatric care. She completed her fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry from Icahn school of medicine at Mount Sinai, Roosevelt hospital in 2016. She worked as the medical director of Wakefield Recovery Center at Montefiore Medical center in the Bronx prior to joining SoHoMD. At Montefiore, she spearheaded the development of many new programs like overdose prevention programs, friends and family programs, continuing care programs, and tobacco treatment programs. She also taught addiction-related topics to medical students, residents, and fellows from the Albert Einstein school of medicine.
Outside of work, Dr.Karlapalem loves to read books on audible. If you are a fellow bibliophile, don’t be surprised to get recommendations about books! She also loves to cook yummy food for her family and tries her hand at gardening.
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Your Therapy Session
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What We’ll Do
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