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ABOUT

DR. ESTHER ROLLHAUS

I am a board-certified psychiatrist offering medication management and  psychotherapy  to treat children, adolescents, and adults. I strongly believe that the treatment of individuals involves a careful understanding of the families, communities, and systems that shape their lives. 

MY TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY

When evaluating and treating individuals, I want to get to know the whole person. I begin with a thorough evaluation where I will get to know who you are and what has brought you to treatment. My initial evaluations include a thorough assessment of the biological, psychological and social factors that contribute to your current symptoms and difficulties. Then, together, we will develop a treatment plan that may include medications or psychotherapy. My treatment recommendations are tailored to each individual's specific needs and situation, and are highly respectful of your personal preferences and values.

In my work with children and adolescents, I believe collaboration is key. Engaging the child, the family, and the school or pediatrician (if appropriate) is important to provide integrated and holistic care. My approach is attachment-based and developmentally informed.

I have a particular interest in perinatal and reproductive psychiatry and feel passionate about providing thoughtful treatment to women suffering from reproductive-associated mood and anxiety disorders, managing preexisting mental illness during pregnancy, and providing supportive and sensitive care for those struggling with infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss.

I strive to combine my knowledge and practice of medicine with the highest ethical and moral standards, compassion, and humanism.

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TRAINING, AWARDS, AND PUBLICATIONS

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY FELLOWSHIP

Montefiore Medical Center

Hutchison L, Clark M, Gnerre C, Rollhaus E, Wenzhu M, Eisenberg R. Child and adolescent psychiatry trainees’ attitudes towards prescribing and managing psychotropic medications. Academic Psychiatry. 2020 Jan 6. PMID:

31907786.  

 

Hutchison L, Silber Y, Rollhaus E, Gnerre C. Amantadine augmentation in pediatric catatonia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Psychosomatics. 2019 Aug 14. PMID 31543245.

ADULT PSYCHIATRY RESIDENCY

Montefiore Medical Center

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, General Psychiatry, 2019

 

Leo M. Davidoff Award for Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

Association of Family Psychiatrists Resident/Fellow Recognition Award for Excellence in Family Care, Association of Family Psychiatrists

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Honors Scholar, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Leah J. Dickstein Award for Medical Student Creativity, Energy, and Leadership, Association of Women Psychiatrists, American Psychiatric Association

Distinction in Medical Education

M. Ralph Kaufman Award for Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine

Abramowitz MW, Rollhaus ED. The case against standardized patients' simulating psychotic disorders. Academic Psychiatry. 2013 Nov 1;37(6):444. PMID: 24185299.