Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 53

Psychiatry

Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Long Branch, NJ. She is affiliated with medical facilities Monmouth Medical Center and Princeton Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD

Monmouth Medical Center

75 N Bath Ave Long Branch, NJ 07740
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

Compare with other Psychiatry Specialists

Compare Dr. Kousa-Awad with our nearby Psychiatry Specialists at Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Brick.

Make an appointment at Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Brick today at (732) 201-3872.

These providers are on the medical staff of Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Brick.

Dr. Kousa-Awad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kousa-Awad

4.3

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(5)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(1)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Kousa-Awad
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Takes time to listen and understand
She is thorough, compassionate and a great listener. She addressed all my concerns. Validated my struggles and put me on a medication that changed my life. I wish I started treatment with her years ago.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
A patient – May 15, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD?
Reply
When I failed to respond adequately to first line daily medications for anxiety Dr. Kousa thought it appropriate to prescribe mirtazepine - not mentioning that it's primarily used as an appetite stimulant. After six weeks I had gained about 15 lbs. I expressed concern but she insisted that it was just a temporary side effect and would level off. Since I was still a healthy weight I did not strongly object. Within 90 days I had gained TWENTY PERCENT of my body weight! I was shocked and appalled, and at that visit she expressed concern but said that since we were stopping the meds I should lose the weight quickly. When I was not able to lose a single pound, she suggested that it was probably my own fault - I remember she said "Have you tried taking a green tea supplement?" It's been several years and despite an active lifestyle and healthy diet I've been overweight ever since. The doctor never even apologized for causing this drastic and incredibly upsetting permanent change to my body.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Feb 26, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Kousa-Awad?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Care Philosophy

In my practice we take an overall look at each individual. Considering their past experiences, their current situations and their goal in life. Through...Read more

Biography

Dr. Sahar Kousa Awad is a  board-certified adult psychiatrist with a certificate of additional qualifications in addiction psychiatry, long time dedicated...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kousa-Awad has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kousa-Awad's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Kousa-Awad accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kousa-Awad frequently treats Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis Due to Mental Illness, and Major Depressive Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kousa-Awad treats.

Where is Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD's office located?

Dr. Kousa-Awad's office is located at 75 N Bath Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD speak?

Dr. Kousa-Awad speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Sahar Kousa-Awad, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Kousa-Awad's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kousa-Awad's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bipolar Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kousa-Awad treats Bipolar Disorder more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Kousa-Awad treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kousa-Awad treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Kousa-Awad treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Major Depressive Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kousa-Awad treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Kousa-Awad treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Kousa-Awad's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Weight-Related Conditions

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Kousa-Awad accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(732) 923-6500

Dr. Kousa-Awad accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Cigna
LocalPlus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
QualCare
QualCare PPO

Locations

Practice

Monmouth Medical Center75 N Bath Ave Long Branch, NJ 07740
1