Dr. Hayes received his Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry training at Georgetown University. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Board Certified in both Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He has served as Associate Clinical Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington New Jersey and President of the New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Hayes is currently President of the New Jersey, Mercer County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI Mercer provides support, education and advocacy to families and individuals who suffer from psychiatric disorders. He is a speaker for the NAMI New Jersey Educate The Educator program that provides instruction to teachers and school staff about psychiatric illnesses and the accommodations necessary in school for children to be successful. In 2008 he was a recipient of NAMI Nationals 2008 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award.
Dr. Hayes is a skilled psychotherapist and psychopharmacologist who also incorporates nutritional interventions that may help to avoid the need for medication or allow for the use of the lowest doses of medication possible. His special areas of interests include child and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders and Nutrition.
Dr. Hayes conducts adolescent and adult psychiatric evaluations in a 1 hour session. After the initial evaluation you may then be offered the choice of individual therapy, family therapy, medication management or nutritional therapy. Therapy sessions with or without medication management are conducted in 50 minute sessions. Medication management alone is conduct in a 20-30 minute sessions. I am also happy to offer 50 minute sessions for combined therapy and medication management.
Dr. Hayes has found that evaluations of children are best conducted in two 1 hour sessions. He will conduct a 1 hour evaluation at a family's request. Two sessions allow for parents to fully describe their child's strengths and areas of concern. This allows for review your child's developmental history and a comprehensive review of the problems that bring them in for evaluation.
Nutritional counseling also requires an additional 1 hour session to review an individual or families dietary habits so that we can develop a plan to investigate the role diet may play in your health and to optimize your mental and overall health. Please let the office staff know if you are interested in a comprehensive nutritional consultation.
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Alexander Road Associates
707 Alexander Road, Building 2, Suite 202
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Fax# (609) 419-9200