Jusleen Kendhari, MD, chose to pursue not just psychiatry but also to sub-specialize in child and adolescent psychiatry. She hopes to help children learn to manage their emotions and behaviors in order to prevent long term psychiatric illness in adulthood. This same philosophy led her to become Chief Resident as well as Director of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to teach other physicians how to best care for the mental health needs of children. Her areas of expertise include management of:
From the doctor
My husband and I moved to Jacksonville this year when we found the perfect city to raise our daughter. We fell in love with the arts and culture of Jacksonville, the amazing outdoor water activities, and the diversity of restaurants, as we are huge foodies.
My philosophy of care is to work with both the patient and their families to utilize all tools to promote the best mental health of each and every patient. This includes focusing not just on medication related solutions but also therapy and recreational and social solutions for children and adolescents with emotional and mental illness. My focus is to care for each child and their family with empathy and humor, to treat mental illness, and to maximize their potential as they grow into happy successful adults.