Dr. Richard Sostowski, MD

Dr. Richard Sostowski, MD

Addiction Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
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Dr. Richard Sostowski, MD is an addiction psychiatry doctor who practices in Bernardsville, NJ. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

33 Orchard Hill Rd

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Contact Information

(908) 642-3375

Insurance Accepted

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Dr. Sostowski's Experience

Dr. Sostowski's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sostowski "I am a strong believer in treating my patients with both psychotherapy and medication if needed.

Psychotherapy is most helpful for the improvement of interpersonal functioning while medication is best directed at symptoms (e.g.. depression or anxiety)

If possible, I prefer to provide both the psychotherapy and the medication management. I don't like split therapies (e.g.. seeing a social worker for therapy and the psychiatrist for medication) because the 2 participants rarely spend the time to communicate with each other about the patient.

Also, I have found that split treatment often turns out to be more expensive for the patient.

I do both short term and long term psychotherapy. I tend to see most patients once a week. Over the years, I have seen some patients as frequently as 3-4 times a week if formal psychoanalysis.

Most of my patients are bright people who already know what they should do to change their lives. I try to help them understand their resistance to change."


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  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Liaison Psychiatry
  • Mental Hygiene Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry (Psychiatry)

Board Certifications

  • Forensic Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases


  • ADHD Testing
  • Antipsychotic Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Independent Forensic Evaluation
  • Lithium Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Medication Management
  • Outpatient Opioid Detoxification
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Suboxone® Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

2 Sanctions
  • Amended Order (9/15/2015)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New Jersey
  • Professional Misconduct (11/20/2014)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New Jersey
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Saint Peter's University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Nyu-Bellevue Med Ctr. (Residency In Psychiatry)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • William Alanson White Institute Of Psychoanalysis From 1977-1982
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Sostowski has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • Factitial Illnesses Mimicking Rheumatic Disease with Panniculitis. Vol. 2, Number 2, April 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sostowski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sostowski to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Sostowski's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Califon |
Dr. Sostowski treated me for my ADHD. He was understanding of my feelings and frustrations, and helped me work out a plan that worked best for me. He was extremely patient with my never ending questions.
in morristown |
I have been seeing Dr. Sostowski since December, 2003 for treatment of Major Depression and Alcohol Dependence. He initially referred me to a great IOP for addiction, and I have remained sober since then, attending AA meetings on a regular basis. Dr. Sostowski is a kind, caring and compassionate therapist, and has an excellent grasp of pharmacotherapy. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Chester, NJ |
Dr. Sostowski has over 40 years of practice and is clearly devoted to his patients. His sessions start on time and he will give me extra time if I need it. He is smart, a great listener , who is trustful and provides helpful feedback. He has been named several times as a Top Doc in New Jersey Magazine and it shows
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  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Hospitals where Dr. Sostowski has admitting privileges

Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039
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University Hospital
150 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07103
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