Psychiatry Evaluation & Medication Management

Strategies for Success offers Psychiatry services to our clients for a variety of needs. Whether you or someone you love may be experiencing symptoms of ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Adjustment, Trauma, Impulsivity, aggression or other feelings that you want professional guidance and support, our team can help.

All of our psychiatry services are provided via a Hipaa-Compliant telemedicine platform. This means you can have immediate access to your providers through video conferencing, saving you a trip across town to meet with someone who has an opening.

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This allows us to ensure you have the greatest access to our team of Psychiatrists 7 days a week including evenings and weekend hours for added convenience outside of school and work hours.

By offering access in house to telemedicine psychiatry services, we are able to ensure quick, secure appointments, to address your immediate concerns while still supporting you to facilitate communication between your team of providers. This saves you time and eliminates the stress of going from one office to another, retelling your story each time you go to a new provider.

Psychiatry Policies

  • Lab Work must be completed prior to your first appointment with your prescriber, with the results back within 3 days of your Psychiatric Evaluation Appointment.
  • All Paperwork comes with a charge of $75.00, for the time the provider takes to complete the document requested. Your provider has the option to refuse to complete the paperwork as it is at their discretion. Alternatively, they may want to meet with your for 3-6 sessions, for example, until they are willing to complete your paperwork, as they need to make a sound clinical judgement when completing the paperwork, and cannot do this after a first meeting or several meetings. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover this service. It may take a provider 3-4 weeks to complete paperwork, so please plan accordingly. They are very busy!
  • Refills. Please allow up to 7 days for a refill. The decision is made by your prescriber only, as to whether or not they choose to refill your prescription without seeing you for your appointment first. The Admin team will relay your request, but have no control of whether or not your provider responds to your request for a refill. Do not wait until the day you run out of your prescription. If you miss or delay your appointment for when your refill will be replenished, there is no guarantee your provider will be willing to refill that prescription until your return for your next appointment. We suggest you always attend your scheduled appointments to avoid any delay in obtaining your refills!!

Meet your Psychiatry Clinicians

Dr. Zev Alexander

MD, MMSC

Dr. Zev Alexander

 Dr. Zev Alexander takes a compassionate approach to patient care.  Working with teens and adults, he is able to offer solution-focused treatment with the goal of successful symptom management.  Dr. Alexander is also qualified to provide psychoanalysis, offering the option to receive psychotherapy, via private pay,  in addition to medication management from a sole provider.  Dr. Alexander is fluent in English and Hebrew.  Dr. Alexander holds his degrees from Brown University, with a Bachelors of Arts in Medical Ethics, a Medical Doctorate and MMSc in Medical Sociology.

Monique Manderson

DNP, MBA, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CME

Monique Manderson

Monique Manderson, MSN, FNP, PMHNP stated, "As a primary care provider it is my priority to deliver high quality evidenced based patient-centered care.”   Monique Manderson works with the whole person, having worked as a Primary Care Provider as well as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner through her career.  In addition, Monique’s goal is to foster a provider/patient partnership where each patient is equipped with the tools to improve their health-related quality of life.  Monique Manderson holds an Master’s in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, Shreveport, a Master’s of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from St. Louis University, and the Post-Master’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Credential, from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Alicia Berger

DNP, PMHNP

Dr. Alicia Berger

Dr. Alicia Berger brings her expertise as a Family Nurse Practitioner, providing much needed psychiatric care to children and adults.  Her goal is to provide quality care, while helping her patients obtain the stability they desire while managing their mental health needs.  Dr. Alicia Berger, DNP, holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of South Alabama, and is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified.

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DNP, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, GerontologyNP-BC 

Dr. Lavon Williams

Dr. Lavon Williams, DNP has gained extensive experience throughout her career in the Military, until she retired from her military career in September, 2017.  Dr. Williams is a Psychiatric Nurse practitioner, and enjoys working with patients of all ages.  She assists adults with symptoms relating to ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Psychotic Symptoms and more.  Dr. Lavon Williams holds multiple degrees and credentials;  Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Master’s in Science and Nursing, Registered Nurse-Board Certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified.  In addition to taking care of her patients, she enjoys teaching students to pursue their careers in nursing as well.

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MD

Dr. Dragica "Dasha" Lekic

Dr. Dragica “Dasha” Lekic, MD provides effective, competent and caring psychiatric care to her patients.  Many have come to appreciate her attentiveness and patience she offers when she conducts her patient meetings.   Some areas of focus with her patients include Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.  Her nurturing beside mannered sense of humor definitely shines through each day when she is working at Strategies for Success.  Dr. Lekic obtained her MD from the University of Belarus.

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