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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | Female

Care Philosophy

Dr. Karabelnik strongly believes in the team approach. She feels it is important both for parents and children to understand the reasoning behind her recommendations. She takes the time to ensure that the entire family has had the opportunity to ask any questions and truly feels comfortable before initiating any treatment. She also encourages older child and adolescents to have an active part in their treatment planning. Also, when patients have individual and/or family therapists, Dr. Karabelnik works closely with them to ensure that there is excellent continuity of care. Finally, she works hard to keep primary care providers involved in a patient's care and keeps them up to date on any recommendations, current medications and treatment plans. This helps to ensure the safety and well-being of all of her patients.

Dr. Karabelnik works to meet each individual's needs, while at the same time helping patients realize and use their strengths to master their current challenges. 

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Biography

Dr. Karabelnik wanted to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist from an early age.  During medical school, she discovered a love for pediatrics and chose to complete a triple board residency program (pediatrics/ adult psychiatry/ child and adolescent psychiatry) in order to ensure that she would be able to understand the multitude of factors, both physical and mental, that influence a person's health. 

After completing her residency, she worked for many years at the Institute of Living where she worked on the Consult Liaison team at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, was a Site Director for Residency Training, ran the Child Day Treatment Partial Hospital Program, was the consulting psychiatrist for the Emergency Department of CCMC, Supervised the Emergency Mobile Crisis Service, and served as the Middle School Psychiatrist for the Grace Webb School. 

Dr. Karabelnik is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as the Connecticut Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She was also appointed to the PANDAS Committee which was created to advise the Connecticut Legislature.  She has given many lectures to residents, medical students, school district counseling departments,  Special Education Parent Teacher associations, and to various community organizations.  She was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1999 and the Dr. Paul A. Androlonis Memorial Award for Excellence in Residency Teaching in 2005-2006.

Dr. Karabelnik believes that in the age of insurance dictating patient care, all too often doctors make recommendations and give prescriptions without ensuring that patients and their families understand the reasons behind them.  In her practice, Dr. Karabelnik takes the time to make sure that she understand all the contributing factors to a situation.   It is important to her that she take the time to understand the perspective of parents, children, and other providers before making any recommendation.  It is also important that patients and their families have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers so that they understand all recommendations and everyone can work together as a team. 

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Dr. Karabelnik says...

Dr. Karabelnik wanted to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist from an early age.  During medical school, she discovered a love for pediatrics and chose to complete a triple board residency program (pediatrics/ adult psychiatry/ child and adolescent psychiatry) in order to ensure that she would be able to understand the multitude of factors, both physical and mental, that influence a person's health. 

After completing her residency, she worked for many years at the Institute of Living where she worked on the Consult Liaison team at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, was a Site Director for Residency Training, ran the Child Day Treatment Partial Hospital Program, was the consulting psychiatrist for the Emergency Department of CCMC, Supervised the Emergency Mobile Crisis Service, and served as the Middle School Psychiatrist for the Grace Webb School. 

Dr. Karabelnik is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as the Connecticut Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She was also appointed to the PANDAS Committee which was created to advise the Connecticut Legislature.  She has given many lectures to residents, medical students, school district counseling departments,  Special Education Parent Teacher associations, and to various community organizations.  She was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1999 and the Dr. Paul A. Androlonis Memorial Award for Excellence in Residency Teaching in 2005-2006.

Dr. Karabelnik believes that in the age of insurance dictating patient care, all too often doctors make recommendations and give prescriptions without ensuring that patients and their families understand the reasons behind them.  In her practice, Dr. Karabelnik takes the time to make sure that she understand all the contributing factors to a situation.   It is important to her that she take the time to understand the perspective of parents, children, and other providers before making any recommendation.  It is also important that patients and their families have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers so that they understand all recommendations and everyone can work together as a team. 

Dr. Karabelnik's Care Philosophy

Dr. Karabelnik strongly believes in the team approach. She feels it is important both for parents and children to understand the reasoning behind her recommendations. She takes the time to ensure that the entire family has had the opportunity to ask any questions and truly feels comfortable before initiating any treatment. She also encourages older child and adolescents to have an active part in their treatment planning. Also, when patients have individual and/or family therapists, Dr. Karabelnik works closely with them to ensure that there is excellent continuity of care. Finally, she works hard to keep primary care providers involved in a patient's care and keeps them up to date on any recommendations, current medications and treatment plans. This helps to ensure the safety and well-being of all of her patients.

Dr. Karabelnik works to meet each individual's needs, while at the same time helping patients realize and use their strengths to master their current challenges. 

Dr. Karabelnik says...

Dr. Karabelnik had extensive training during her residency to treat all psychiatric conditions.  She also sought further training as a Fellow of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute during her time in Manhattan.  Despite completing her formal training, she believes in constantly increasing her knowledge.  She attends multiple conferences and completes continuing medical education courses regularly in order to ensure that practice is clinically sound and up to date with new developments in the field. 

Dr. Karabelnik says...

Dr. Karabelnik had extensive training during her residency to treat all psychiatric conditions.  She also sought further training as a Fellow of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute during her time in Manhattan.  Despite completing her formal training, she believes in constantly increasing her knowledge.  She attends multiple conferences and completes continuing medical education courses regularly in order to ensure that practice is clinically sound and up to date with new developments in the field. 

Dr. Karabelnik's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Hosp Med Ctr

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Mount Sinai Hosp Med Ctr

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Med Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Lehigh University

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Counseling Services
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management