Meet Dr. Kilbride & Dr. Freiman
Jessica Kilbride, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Founder & Medical Director of Recovering Intuition NP Psychiatry, LLC
I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatry with an additional credential of Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I obtained my Master of Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from Columbia University and am a board-certified, licensed Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry in New York State. My nursing and nurse practitioner education have provided me with expertise in integrating evidence-based practice into the care I provide, with a holistic approach, honoring the intricate workings of the body and the mind, and emphasizing the unique experiences of each individual. I have worked as a nurse in a residential treatment center for eating disorders, and completed internships at multiple psychiatric hospitals working primarily with adolescents and young adults. I prescribe psychiatric medications routinely and also believe that nutrition and natural supplementation can be helpful to our mental health, and integrate these recommendations into patient care. I am a full-time member of the medical staff at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY and maintain this private practice based in White Plains, which is fully virtual at this time due to COVID-19.
Previously, I received my Master of Social Work degree from New York University and have been in practice as a psychotherapist since then. I have worked with all age groups, from infants and toddlers in Head Start and Early Intervention programs, to older adults requiring memory care, and everything inbetween. My passion is working with adolescent and young adult women, though, and that has been the focus of most of my career. I have extensive experience working with individuals with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-injury, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Christina Freiman, DNP, PMHNP-BC
I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatry with a Master of Science in Nursing from Columbia University.
I started off not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up, but always had a passion for health science and psychology. While working on my undergraduate degree at Binghamton University, I pursued psychology. I had an opportunity to do research for a nurse practitioner and loved the versatility - research, teaching, and clinical practice. She inspired me to pursue nursing, and I started with becoming a Certified Nurse Aid.
While as a a registered nurse I worked at a residential treatment eating disorder center. It was there that my interest and passion for the treatment of eating disorders began. I integrate a Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy into my practice daily.
My clinical experience involved a placement at an outpatient behavioral health clinic where I worked with adults across all diagnoses. I had the opportunity to assist with the medication management of a co-occurring substance use and mental health intensive outpatient program. I am now currently working full time at Four Winds Hospital with the 12-17 age group range. I also have experience prescribing psychotropic medication to clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as clients with an Intellectual Disability.
I believe that psychiatry is everywhere and the integration of the mind and body is a powerful thing. Together we will navigate managing your mental health through medication recommendations, which may include natural supplementation as well. I believe in the importance of psychoeducation so clients can feel empowered understanding their diagnoses and medication regimen.