Dr. Keyser now provides Telepsychiatry
appointments for all new patients
via video conferencing using Skype,
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Dr. Keyser is a MEDICAL DOCTOR licensed by the Board of
Medical Examiners to practice medicine in the state of
New Jersey. Dr. Keyser is a Board Certified Psychiatrist in
both Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry and has been practicing in Summit, New Jersey for over 30 years.
Dr. Keyser earned his Doctorate in Medicine from
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His internship
and residency in Adult and Child & Adolescent
PSYCHIATRY took place at Duke University
Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Keyser is member of the American Psychiatric
Association, New Jersey Psychiatric Association, American
Medical Association, North Carolina Neuro-psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Keyser's focus is to help individuals energize
and become aware of their inner strengths. To achieve this, Dr. Keyser listens to your concerns
and designs an individualized treatment plan.
Exceptional training at Duke University Medical
Center and years of experience enables Dr. Keyser
to offer both medication and talk therapy to provide effective care for every emotional problem or issue.
Dr. Keyser will be there for you every step of your journey. Dr. Keyser's goal is to help you grow from your struggles, recover from your pain and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Depression and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience.
Through psychotherapy, with or without medications, Dr. Keyser helps you recover motivation, perspective
and the joy that is missing to lead a more fulfilling life.
Many individuals experience symptoms associated with painful traumatic memories. Anxiety, fear and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger, sometimes for years, after traumatic events. Dr. Keyser helps you overcome these symptoms and guides you through the process of grief and healing.
Therapy can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection. Sessions are held with both individuals and also with each couple to explore issues and solutions to strengthen your bond.
"Wonderful practitioner who takes an intelligent approach to
psychiatry. Carefully, thoughtfully and systematically weening
me off the wrong medications without experiencing horrible
withdrawal symptoms. I am extremely grateful and thankful
for Dr. Keyser's support and guidance and would not
hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs the
best psychiatrist in New Jersey or on the planet
for that matter." Jeff S.
"Dr. Keyser is the first doctor to actually help me. He listened carefully
and changed my diagnosis and my medications and I no longer
require any drugs and my symptoms are gone!" Russ V.
"I began seeing Dr. Keyser about 7 months ago following a very difficult period of my life. Dr. Keyser took the time to get to know me and determined that the medications that I was using were not in my best interest. He gave me clear instructions on how to withdraw from the medications that I was taking and started me on a drug called Pamelor. Within a relatively short period of time, I was no longer experiencing the unpleasant side effects of the medications that I was on and soon realized that I was waking up in the morning without the depression and anxiety that I was feeling for over 20 years. Dr. Keyser carefully monitored my progress to determine my correct dose of Pamelor until I felt stable and now I am monitored on a less frequent basis. For the first time in my adult life, I can honestly say that I am an overall happy person. I feel very grateful to have found a doctor who was not just willing to, but insisted on putting my needs first." Mark
"I was a patient of Dr. Keyser for over 20 years, successfully treated
for depression. Were it not for his efforts, I would not have been able to function personally or professionally. Dr. Keyser always made himself available and was flexible in scheduling appointments. I benefited from
both the medications he prescribed and the psychotherapy he provided. While Dr. Keyser has his own philosophy and approach to medication informed by both education and practice (as do all providers), I found him
to be open and responsive to questions I had about my course of
treatment. During my treatment, Dr. Keyser and I had numerous
discussions about medications, which resulted in changed dosing
and/or switched medication and/or additional medication as was
appropriate at the time. Were it not for the fact that I moved out
of the area, I’d still be seeing him on a regular basis."
"After 25 years on SSRI medications, I found the solution with
Dr. Keyser. I feel great every day, lost 40 lbs and I'm off all
medications. I should have come here years ago." Diane S.
" I started seeing Dr. Keyser when I was 19 after just finishing an outpatient program for anxiety, panic disorder, and depression. He decided to take me off my medication almost immediately because he felt that a lot of my issues were related to my daily routine, such as an excessive amount of video games and TV, etc. I did not agree with the idea at first and even pushed back at times, but Dr. Keyser remained patient with me. Eventually I put my trust in him and quit video games cold turkey. After that, I finally started to see progress in my life and a lot of my anxiety started to go away. I couldn't believe it. Dr. Keyser is very knowledgeable, but he also speaks a lot from personal experience. I had seen other therapists/psychiatrists before landing with Dr. Keyser and every single one wanted me to continue taking medication. I'm not sure where I'd be today if I had stuck with their plan."
Bob D. G.
"Dr. Keyser is great. He was understanding and empathetic and very knowledgeable about my situation. Also, he was nonjudgmental."
"I was treated by Dr. Keyser after relocating back to NJ. I needed to feel grounded and stable since my move was abrupt. He was very easy to talk
to. He is funny and witty and has an interesting background. Our sessions were always full of conversation, never a silent moment in that office. He is articulate, insightful and compassionate. If you are looking for a good Psychiatrist with little dependency on the monster that is "Pharma"
I highly recommend him. " D. Rahal
"I highly recommend Dr. Keyser. I am a healthcare professional myself and am quite picky when choosing healthcare providers. Dr. Keyser's approach is personalized and he was able to replace my current medicine that had many side effects to a different one with no side effects. This has changed my life significantly. He also counsels in a personalized matter and helped me get rid of traumatic stress symptoms. He truly is a unique compassionate and caring individual, I would highly recommend him and he takes my insurance - what a plus!!!!" Amy Srebnik
"I met with Dr. Keyser consistently for 4+ years. I enjoyed our meetings and learned quite a lot. When I first met with him, I was taking a large variety of meds from a hospital stay and he helped simplify all that. I was dealing with lots of various side effects on the more modern meds and, in my opinion, would rather take minimal meds verified through history. Our conversations did bounce around various topics, but that provided a clever window for Dr. K. to hone in on my behavioral quirks. I think his conversational way of prodding me was highly effective. I came to get well and stay well. He most certainly helped." Timothy Hasse
"Dr. Keyser is a caring and compassionate doctor. At my
appointments, he listens to all of my concerns regarding
my bipolar disorder and provides professional support and
valuable insights concerning my mood swings. He responds
to all of my emails and calls promptly. He is an extremely
knowledgeable, competent and caring physician.
I highly recommend Dr. Keyser." M. G.
"Dr. Keyser provided me with an understanding of how I could adjust my responses to life situations that caused me stress and anxiety. Dr. Keyser always took the time to discuss in depth my concerns and feelings during
the office visits. Fortunately, I manage situations based on his guidance."
"Years of the wrong medications that made me tired and forgetful led me to Dr. K. who helped me by using effective non-addictive medications to have a normal life." Steve L.
Dr. Keyser’s office is located in a historic building in downtown Summit.
Parking is available on Springfield Avenue and in two parking lots on De Forest Street.
Joseph William Keyser, M.D.
382 Springfield Ave. Suite 412
Summit, NJ 07901
Telephone: (908) 277-2655