Abena  Apraku

Abena Apraku

Psychiatrist, MD
Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, Florida Accepting Online
Updated June 23, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Adjustment difficulties and disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Dr. Apraku is certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Licensed to practice medicine in California and Massachusetts, Dr. Apraku has helped over a thousand patients via tele-medicine.

Previously, Dr. Apraku served as Chief Resident of adult psychiatry at Drexel University, where she also completed her residency program. She holds a doctor of medicine degree from Ross University and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Apraku provides a wide range of psychiatric services to adults. Common psychiatric issues for which she routinely offers advice and treatment include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Other common mental health concerns include life transitions, attention difficulties, mood swings, anger, traumatic events and problematic eating.


Message to clients

Psychiatry is an art as well as a science. To be effective, it requires a relationship between patient and provider founded on trust and mutual understanding. The goal of Apraku Psychiatry is to build long-lasting relationships to get your mental health as good as it can be. To that aim, our practice offers a culturally sensitive environment with no-rush appointments at a time and location that's convenient for you.

(1) Cultural sensitivity:
All adults are welcomed regardless of background. Having lived in three continents, Dr. Apraku is particularly sensitive to diversity in culture and self-identity, including with respect to race, gender and sexuality.

(2) No-rush appointments:
At Apraku Psychiatry, we believe that patient education is an integral part of the healing process. Knowledge of what ails you is often the first step to overcoming it. In our 75-minute initial and 30-minute follow-up appointments, we take the time to guide you through the science underlying your condition.

(3) Tele-medicine where you are:
Accessing mental health care should be as easy as calling an Uber or watching Netflix. At Apraku Psychiatry, it is. All appointments take place via secure video. That means you can seek care at a time and location that's convenient to you. In addition, established patients can message Dr. Apraku directly with clinical questions.

(4) Relocation promise:
Relationships are so important that Apraku Psychiatry gives a "relocation promise" to established patients. If you're moving within state, care continues uninterrupted thanks to tele-medicine. If you're moving out of state, we'll try our best to continue treatment by obtaining a license to practice in the state to which you're moving. If that doesn't work out, we'll work closely with your new psychiatrist to ensure continuity of care.


Specialties

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

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

Adjustment difficulties and disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity




Clientele

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

Insurance

Abena Apraku 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: $220 (30min)
  • Initial session: $450 (75min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Monthly
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Apraku Psychiatry does not bill insurance companies directly. After each appointment, we can provide paperwork to allow patients to claim any out-of-network benefits with their insurance carrier.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
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Online Sessions (California)
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Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
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Online Sessions (Georgia)
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Online Sessions (Texas)
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Online Sessions (Florida)
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Work and Education

Apraku Psychiatry, 2020 - Present
Amwell, Staff Psychiatrist, 2020
Community Connections, Case Worker, 2009 - 2011

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified in Psychiatry, 2019
Drexel University, Chief Resident, 2019
Drexel University, Residency in Psychiatry, 2019
Ross University, Doctor in Medicine, 2015
University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science, 2009


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