Instye Psychiatric is a team made up of psychiatrists and nurse practitioners that provide services both telehealth and in-person to suit your personal needs.
Lydia Keise, M.D.
Dr. Keise’s approach to mental health is founded upon the belief that the way to wellness is a path created by both the physician and the patient together, paired with a plan for successfully navigating the way.
Dr. Keise graduated in 2006 from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is professionally licensed within New Jersey. She has over 15 years of psychiatric experience and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Keise is one of the most accessible psychiatrists in the area, offering patients warmth and extraordinary support as they work together in the interest of the patient’s health.
Melissa McCalister, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ruth Yamoah-Cofie, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Mark Sedlak APN, PMHNP-BC
Glen Wagner, LCSW
Glen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 24 years of social work experience. Glen obtained a Master’s degree from Temple University and has worked in numerous behavioral health settings.
Glen’s experience ranges from working at numerous outpatient settings as a Supervisor as well as, working as a Clinical manager overseeing two behavioral health inpatients at Robert Wood Johnson in Somerset. Glen is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is a second year candidate at the Center for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Glen’s speciality is working with clients with anxiety, depression and trauma. Glen believes in continuing his education and clinical skills and is always learning the most effective therapies to help his patients meet their goals in a quick and effective way.
Katherine McCooe, MS, LPC, LCADC
Katherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is bilingual and speaks English and Spanish. Katherine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rider University and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Katherine has experience working as a therapist in various levels of care in the mental health field such as inpatient, detox, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programs.
Katherine specializes in women’s issues, acculturation stress, life transitions, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. She uses a person-centered therapy approach along with evidence-based treatment modalities from CBT and DBT. Katherine’s work has a strong emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion.
People start to heal the moment they feel heard. Katherine strives to provide a comforting and safe environment for healing and transformation to take place.
Charles Johnson, LCSW
Treating people with dignity and respect are values that Charles Johnson was raised with and that has become a significant part of his foundation as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing behavioral health services for over 24 years.
Charles achieved his undergraduate degree in Human Development from Arizona State University, his Master’s degree from Rutgers University, and post-Master’s training in Family Systems Therapy. Charles specialties are in work with families, couples, men, and groups. With medical social work experience, Charles assists persons/families in navigating major health challenges, separation/loss, and grief issues. He has been successful in engaging and empowering people from diverse backgrounds.
Melirah Searcy, LAC
Melirah graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters Degree in clinics and counseling psychology from William Patterson. She believes that no one format or method fits all and uses a combination of approaches and tools in partnership with the individual to help them reach their maximum potential. Melirah has worked with diverse populations ranging in age, gender, culture and background
Melirah has experience in intensive outpatient, community mental health, and residential intensive support team settings. Majority of her work has been done with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness including major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Melirah also has training and post-graduate education in substance use treatment and counseling. She has a passion for working with young adults, women, and the substance use community.
Yaasmeen Smith, BA , Office Manager
Yaasmeen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Kean University. She is currently enrolled in Kean University’s Master’s Program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with young adults to help them develop healthy social and emotional skills. Yaasmeen plans to specialize in trauma, with an existential therapy approach upon graduation.
Yaasmeen has a deep passion for helping young adults which fuels her dreams of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Yaasmeen applauds all of you for taking the first step in seeking mental health services. She is honored that she gets to be the first point of contact when you place a call to Insyte Psychiatric !
Athena Lin, BA , Medical Administrative Assistant
Athena is a friendly administrative assistant, who received her Finance degree from The College of Charleston. She is bilingual, and speaks English and Chinese. Athena is passionate about her job, and takes pride in ensuring that all the clients at Insyte Psychiatric are satisfied.
Katherine McCooe, MS, LPC, LCADC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am bilingual and speak English and Spanish. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rider University and went on to earn my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. I have experience working as a therapist in various levels of care in the mental health field such as inpatient, detox, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programs.
I specialize in women’s issues, acculturation stress, life transitions, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I use a person-centered therapy approach along with evidence-based treatment modalities from CBT and DBT. My work has a strong emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion.
I commend you for taking this big step in seeking counseling. Often times, making the choice to ask for help can feel uncomfortable. I can’t wait to show you how much of your vulnerability is truly courage. I look forward to witnessing your growth here at Insyte Psychiatric.