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Meet The Initia Nova Team

At Initia Nova, we are dedicated to helping individuals who are struggling with mental health disorders and addiction problems. We believe that every person deserves compassionate and individualized care.

We strive to provide a safe and supportive environment where our patients can receive the help they need. Our team of experienced medical professionals is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest treatment options and techniques to provide the best possible care.

If you or a loved one are struggling with a mental health or addiction issue, contact Initia Nova today to learn more about how we can help you find the path to recovery.

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Patrick Sullivan, D.O.

Dr. Sullivan is a Board Certified Emergency Physician who has been treating psychiatric and substance abuse emergencies for over 15 years. He currently works part time in a Neurologic Emergency Department where he specializes in diagnosing and treating acute stroke, headaches, seizures and other neurologic emergencies.

In 2016, Dr. Sullivan opened Initia Nova, the first office in South Jersey to use ketamine infusion therapy (KIT) for treatment-resistant depression. In 2017 Initia Nova became the first practice on the east coast to provide ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) for the treatment of PTSD. In 2018 Initia Nova started providing transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and became one of the first to offer an accelerated theta burst protocol. Dr. Sullivan is one of a few physicians in the world to provide a combination of ketamine with TMS for those who have failed to improve from either modality alone, or ECT.

Since 2016 Dr. Sullivan has pioneered new therapies for the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder and some other forms of addiction including cocaine and opiates. A unique combination of ketamine and NAD+ infusions, along with oral medications and psychotherapy, have been truly groundbreaking for many patients.

Another groundbreaking treatment program developed by Initia Nova is for the treatment of migraine headaches, as well as cluster headaches and trigeminal neuralgia. This program combines ketamine infusions with advanced nerve blocks and new migraine specific medications to provide relief even for those who have thought they failed everything.

Dr. Sullivan is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists & Practitioners, is the primary author of The Standards of Practice in the Therapeutic Use of Subanesthetic Ketamine, and has lectured at the KRIYA Ketamine Conferences. He is also a certified TMS provider and a member of the Clinical TMS Society. Dr. Sullivan is the only certified provider of The Sinclaire Method in New Jersey to use naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol use disorder, and one of the few providers experienced in using baclofen.

Dr. Sullivan works with a collaborative healthcare team of experienced ER nurses, as well as a psychiatrist and licensed, experienced therapists to help patients overcome the most difficult cases of depression, PTSD, addiction, and some forms of chronic pain. He believes this comprehensive approach provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve health and happiness and find their new beginnings.

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Rena Beyer, MSW, LSCW

I have been a licensed psychotherapist for over four years, working in various settings: in-home therapeutic services, therapeutic foster care, residential treatment facilities, public schools, and private practice.

I joined the Initia Nova team to develop a groundbreaking new treatment for PTSD and mood disorders. In private practice, I noticed that many of my clients were struggling to talk about their traumatic experiences. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy can help patients feel more comfortable processing those past experiences, while improving mood overall.

I address various needs including trauma, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts, behavioral issues, and relationship issues, as well as problems related to depression, anxiety, anger, and stress. Needs do not exist within a vacuum, so I take each client’s experiences, family dynamics, and upbringing into consideration in treatment. Therapy is a personal journey where the therapist-client relationship is most important, and I strive to establish an honest and warm working relationship with each client.

For more information about my practice please go to Fostering Greatness.

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Dr. John Dougherty

Dr. Dougherty is a board certified psychiatrist who has extensive experience using IV ketamine treatment for refractory depression and other disorders. He has performed over 3000 infusions to date and is a former board member for the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists and Practitioners (ASKP3).

Dr. Dougherty is a Part-time Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Associate Medical Director at Harbor of Grace Recovery, a dual diagnosis treatment center specializing in the treatment of first responders. In addition, he currently works at West Chester Psychiatric Associates, a private practice in West Chester, PA where he specializes in the treatment of those who have had traumatic brain injuries as well as in the treatment of athletes with mental health disorders. www.johndoughertydo.com

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Winden S. Rowe, MS, NCC, LPC

Winden Rowe is an experienced counselor where she specializes in the field of stress and trauma. She works with individuals, couples, families, and organizations. Ms. Rowe’s approach to securing sustained improvement and recovery for clients dealing with the effects of stress and trauma centers around linking the biological, psychological, and social implications of traumatic stress and the identified challenge. In addition to counseling, Winden lectures, teaches, and consults in the field. Her newest venture in partnering with mediation experts is an exciting adventure for her. She is excited to work with families in the community to help reduce the impact of traumatic stress that tends to come along with family transitional change.

Ms. Rowe has been a guest on a variety of media broadcasts including National Public Radio ‘Morning Edition’, ‘Radio Times’ and lectures at Jefferson University in the Community and Trauma Counseling Graduate Program. She is a member of HEAL PA, and a community advisory board member at the University of Pennsylvania on the topic of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and suicide prevention in military service persons. She is incredibly passionate about her work and is also a prolific writer on trauma, healing, and resilience.

Areas of Expertise: Trauma, Stress, Addiction, Codependency, Eating Disorder, Divorce, LGBTQ, Women’s issues, Parenting, Veterans

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Jennifer Walsh BSN, RN

Jennifer has been a nurse for 28 years, most of those years spent as an adult and pediatric ER nurse. She also has experience in pediatric home care and school nursing as well as being a trained sexual assault nurse examiner.

Her degrees are from Gwynedd Mercy College and Immaculata University. When she’s not working you can find her on the sidelines of a football or field hockey field or in her kitchen cooking and baking and spending time with her family and pets.

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