Tenafly Psychiatric Associates, LLC.

and The Integrative Holistic Wellness & Serenity Center
at Tenafly Psychiatric Associates, LLC.

A Private Practice of Psychiatry & Geriatric Psychiatry.
2 Dean Drive, Tenafly, NJ 07670  |  (201) 568-8288
Your serenity and privacy are our priority.


Meet Our Healthcare Professionals




Jay Lawrence Friedman, M.D.

Jay Lawrence Friedman, M.D.

Owner and Managing Member (at NJ and NY offices)

Jay Lawrence Friedman, M.D. is the owner of the practice. He has Manhattan offices at 310 West 72nd Street in the Upper West Side and at 440 East 79th Street in the Upper East Side. He is also the owner and managing member of Tenafly Psychiatric Associates, L.L.C. in Tenafly, New Jersey. Dr. Friedman graduated from Princeton University. He is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He completed an internship in internal medicine at a Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons Program and he completed his residency in Psychiatry at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School as Chief Resident. His fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry was at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Friedman is appointed to the Medical Staff of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Click to Read More About Dr. Friedman.


Tenafly Psychiatric Associates. Board Certified Psychiatrist, Jason Estok, M.D.

Jason E. Estok, M.D.

Board Certified in Psychiatry

Jason E. Estok, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist who is also certified as an addiction specialist. He completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and went on to complete his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has extensive experience in both general and geriatric psychiatry. He has been practicing psychiatry for over 10 years.


Tenafly Psychiatric Associates. Psych. APRN, Margaret E. Cummins

Margaret E. Cummins, APRN-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Margaret Cummins is a certified advanced practice clinical nurse who specializes in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing, with prescriptive privileges. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Hunter College in New York City. She completed her Master's degree in nursing from Hunter College, as well, and subsequently became a Ph.D. candidate in nursing theory and research at NYU. She has extensive experience in treating geriatric patients and has been in practice for over 25 years.


Tenafly Psychiatric Associates. Providing multiple modalities of therapy including Family Therapy.

Rebecca Gibbons, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (at affiliated NY practice)

Rebecca Gibbons, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The College of New Rochelle. She received her Master of Science in Nursing Education from Long Island University and her Advanced Graduate Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Pace University.
Rebecca utilizes her vast experience in working with many different populations when making connections and building therapeutic relationships. She is comfortable with all individuals across a life span and has a holistic approach that integrates body, mind, and spirit when delivering compassionate care to individuals and families. Rebecca has also worked as a board-certified emergency nurse giving her a unique mind-body perspective. She is an influential nurse leader with experience as a nurse administrator and patient care director in her roles at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She has been a nurturing camp nurse as well as an adjunctive nurse educator and clinical preceptor/instructor.


Tenafly Psychiatric Associates. Providing multiple modalities of therapy including Family Therapy.

Arrifa N. Santana, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Arrifa N. Santana, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Queens College, Queens, New York. Arrifa completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. She has a post-master's Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certification from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania. She also has a background in Family Medicine with experience as a Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Practitioner and this experience makes her sensitive to the relationships between a patient’s other medical issues and their psychiatric and memory care needs.  Arrifa provides compassionate care utilizing a holistic approach and focuses on developing mutual trust in building therapeutic relationships.



Tenafly Psychiatric Associates. Providing multiple modalities of therapy including Family Therapy.

Mera Marie Keh, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Mera Marie Keh, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She gained her Master’s Degree and completed her PMHNP from Walden University in Minnesota. Prior to becoming an APRN, PMHNP-BC Mera was a nurse for 19 years with her focus on Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry for many years. Mera has also gained outstanding experience from different departments in the health care system, including in ICU, Wound Care, Medical-Surgical area, and the Emergency Department. As a nurse practitioner, she believes in a holistic approach to mental illness by putting the patient at the center of the treatment plan, addressing individuality, and providing culturally informed mental health care in all populations. Her experience enables her to consider the whole mind and body situation of her patients. Mera is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.


Tenafly Psychiatric Associates. Providing multiple modalities of therapy including Family Therapy.

Kevin Xuereb, MSN, MSEd, ACCNS-AG, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (in NJ and at affiliated NY practice)

Kevin Xuereb MSN, MSEd, ACCNS-AG, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Kevin earned his Masters in Counseling Education from Long Island University, and his Masters in Nursing from Gonzaga University. Kevin has also earned two Post Masters certifications in his educational career. Kevin earned a certification as an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse specialist from Molloy University and a Post-Masters certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Rocky Mountain University School of Health Professions. Kevin has over 18 years of nursing experience. Kevin has worked as a nurse leader and advanced practice nurse at various New York Presbyterian campuses. In addition to being a PMHNP-BC Kevin has extensive critical trauma and burn center experience. Working in these highly stressful environments has given him a unique insight into mind/body connection to trauma and its effects throughout the lifespan. Kevin provides a compassionate and focused holistic mental health approach to best treat his patients while building strong therapeutic relationships.


Tenafly Psychiatric Associates. Providing multiple modalities of therapy including Family Therapy.

Amy Romick, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (at affiliated NY Practice)

Dr. Romick received her Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification from the University of Alabama. In addition, she also holds certifications in Adult-Geriatrics Primary Care from the University of South Alabama, where she also pursued her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. During her DNP program, she obtained additional certification in hospice and palliative care, showcasing her commitment to enhancing end-of-life care. Dr. Amy Romick is a seasoned healthcare professional dedicated to improving well-being through a comprehensive approach that integrates both physical and mental health. With a prior background as a cardiac nurse and a wealth of experience in geriatrics, she has become a respected figure in the field, advocating for holistic and personalized care. She is a passionate advocate for reducing polypharmacy. Dr. Romick strives to balance the use of psychiatric medications with a focus on improving the overall quality of life for her patients. Her approach emphasizes personalized care plans that address emotional and social aspects of life. Through her holistic and patient-centered approach, she continues to make meaningful contributions to the field, ensuring that all her patients receive the comprehensive care they deserve.


Tenafly Psychiatric Associates. Providing multiple modalities of therapy including Family Therapy.

Erin Moran, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (at affiliated NY practice)

Dr. Moran received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and is board-certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She began her nursing career in emergency medicine in 2014. While maintaining her career in the Emergency Department, she expanded her experience to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Vascular Access Lab, and Psychiatry. Dr. Moran approaches patient care with openness and understanding. She acts as a strong patient advocate and includes every patient to find the best-individualized plan.


Tenafly Psychiatric Associates. Providing multiple modalities of therapy including Family Therapy.

Melissa Lillien, LCSW

Providing multiple modalities of therapy (in New Jersey and at affiliated New York practice).

Melissa Lillien has a Masters Degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and New Jersey with over 10 years of experience. As a psychotherapist, Melissa is available to empower you to overcome obstacles and reach your personal goals using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions. She provides compassionate counseling and support and has experience with the geriatric population as well as with patients of all ages. Melissa is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the NEFESH – International Network.

Locations

In addition to the practice in Tenafly and Dr. Friedman's Manhattan offices in the Upper West and Upper East sides of New York, we also see patients at about thirty additional locations throughout the Northeastern New Jersey and neighboring New York areas.

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Contact

Tenafly Psychiatric Associates, LLC.
2 Dean Drive, Tenafly, New Jersey, 07670
Tel: (201) 568-8288  |  Fax: (201) 568-8105
Email: info@wellnessandserenity.com*
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