Ilija  Karafiloski

Ilija Karafiloski

He/Him/His

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Practice: Lavender Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated September 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Ilija is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He earned his Masters' of Science in Nursing at Wilkes University. Ilija's specializations include ADHD, Anxiety, Burnout, Depression, Anger Management, College & Graduate Student Health, Family Issues, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, Loss/Grief/Bereavement, Men's Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Stress Management.

We believe that psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive, intimidating or impossible to access which is why we strive to respond to clients right away or within 24 hours of inquiry; and we always have appointments available within one week. Our team of friendly, board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners care deeply for their communities and are committed to providing high-quality, accessible care that is backed by science.

At Lavender, we help people flourish. Our specialties include offering supportive therapy and medication management for individuals coping with ADHD, adjustment reactions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and mood disorders."


Message to clients

Did you know that nurses have been the most trusted profession for 17 years straight? Lavender is a nurse-founded and nurse led practice, which makes us super unique! Our board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners are fully independent and can offer the same treatment interventions as our psychiatrist colleagues. Our providers have extensive training in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders and enjoy spending time with clients to help them heal.

Lavender, offers a range of modern mental health services from the comfort of home. All our providers offer both prescriptions & therapy in a single appointment to save you time and money. Pairing therapy and medication to treat depression and anxiety can help you feel better faster with a 60% improved chance of recovery.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • GEHA
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Healthcare Partners
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (20min)

Location(s)

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
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ, Medical/Surgical/Neuro-ICU, RN/Relief Charge/RRT,, 2018 - 2021
The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, Head Lifeguard, 2012 - 2016
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, Intern, 2015 - 2016

Master of Science in Nursing - PMHNP, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 2023
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 2018
Bachelors of Science in Public Health, Minor: Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2016


Licensure

New Jersey: 26NJ14872700


Languages

English