Joseph Wm. Keyser, M.D.

382 Springfield Ave., Suite 412

Summit, NJ 07901

Phone: (908) 277-2655



Joseph Wm. Keyser, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist

Telepsychiatry is now available online

Telepsychiatry is now available online

Telepsychiatry is now available online


Dr. Keyser now provides Telepsychiatry appointments for all new patients via videoconferencing using Skype, FaceTime or           Google Duo through the Internet.      

How Can I Help You?

Telepsychiatry is now available online

Telepsychiatry is now available online


Please Download the New Patient Form below, copy both             sides of your Insurance card and email them to Dr. Keyser at:      

Patient Information Form

Patient Information Form (doc)


About Dr. Keyser


Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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.


Education and Psychiatric Training

 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.  


Professional Societies

 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.

Practice Information

Treatment Focus

Medical Practice

Medical Practice

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 a custom treatment plan.

Medical Practice

Medical Practice

Medical Practice

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. 

Patient Goal

Medical Practice

Patient Goal

 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 & Anxiety

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.  


Trauma & PTSD

 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.    

Patient Reflections


Successfully Treated for Depression

 "I was a patient of Dr. Keyser for over 20 years, successfully treated 

fordepression. 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." 

Jon Sugarman  


My Journey

"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. 


Bipolar Disorder

  "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



 "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. 


Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Depression

" 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. 


Empathetic and Knowledgeable

"Dr. Keyser is great. He was understanding and empathetic and very knowledgeable about my situation. Also, he was nonjudgmental." 

Susan Barbieri


Insightful and Compassionate

"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 


Came to Get Well and Stay Well


"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  


Knowledgeable, Compassionate and Caring

"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.


Highly Recommend Dr. Keyser

 "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  


Dr. Keyser Discussed my Concerns and Feelings

 "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."

 Denis Stolfi  

Current Informational Articles


Fels, Anna. "Should we all take a Bit of Lithium." New York Times 13 September 2014: Sunday Review.

Friedman, Richard A. "A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D." New York Times 31 October 2014: Sunday Review.

Kennedy, Pagan. "The Fat Drug." New York Times 08 March 2014: Sunday Review.

Contact and Directions

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.

Directions to Dr. Keyser's Office:

Joseph Wm. Keyser, M.D.
382 Springfield Ave. Suite 412
Summit, NJ  07901

Telephone: (908) 277-2655