Sima Paul M.D. is a licensed physician practicing psychiatry in NJ, NY, and PA. She works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Many of Dr. Paul’s patients are looking for treatment to address anxiety, depression, mood swings, irritability, ADHD, OCD, and identity issues. She is particularly passionate about serving young adults and adolescents, as she specialized with a fellowship in child psychiatry at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University. Dr. Paul has advanced training in the areas of ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression.
Dr. Paul is trained in medication management for target symptoms. When patients are able to verbalize their symptoms and the changes they would like to see over time, medications are often helpful. Most patients will experience an improvement in whatever symptoms led them to get treatment in the first place.
Dr. Paul's style is direct, straightforward, and compassionate. When she first starts to work with a patient she tries to understand exactly what they are feeling and their symptoms, in their own words.
Dr. Paul credits a great deal of her knowledge of psychiatry care to working in the psychiatric emergency room in the heart of New York City during her residency training.
Since the pandemic, Dr. Paul is doing exclusively telepsychiatry.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
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
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.
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
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
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Years of Experience: 20 years
High Focus Centers, Psychiatric Director Lawrenceville site , 2019 - Present
CPC Behavioral Healthcare, Outpatient Psychiatrist , 2018 - 2019
Hunterdon Medical Center, Attending Physician and Inpatient Psychiatrist, 2016 - 2018
Family Services Association , Outpatient Psychiatrist , 2015 - 2016
University Behavioral Health Care at Rutgers University, Attending Psychiatric Physician, 2014 - 2015
Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, Attending Psychiatric Physician, 2012 - 2014
St. Luke's- Roosevelt Hospital Center University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Psychiatric Residency training , 2007
Ross University School of Medicine , MD, 2001
New Jersey: 25MA09445600
New York: 2665041