Meet The Doctor

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Sarah Fajgenbaum-Teslja

Hello! I’m Dr. Sarah Fajgenbaum-Teslja, a Board Certified Psychiatrist and founder of Integrative Psychiatric Services.

I’m a truly multicultural person. I was born and raised in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, attended the University of London in the UK, completed my medical training in New York City and have called New Jersey home for the past 12 years.

After completing medical school, I attended a 4-year psychiatry residency program at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate in Brooklyn. I especially enjoyed learning about psychotherapy and during residency, I pursued additional training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education in New York City. In my final year of psychiatry residency, I took the Psychiatry Resident In Training Examination (PRITE) and scored in the 95th percentile of all US psychiatry residents.

After passing the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology exams, I became licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York and honed my skills in the psychiatric emergency room at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx – the busiest emergency room in New York City and third busiest in the nation.

Since then, I’ve worked as an outpatient psychiatrist in New Jersey in a variety of capacities. I served as the medical director of the Hoboken University Medical Center Giant Steps program, treating adults and adolescents suffering from mental illness and addiction. I also provided patient care at the Hoboken University Medical Center Community Mental Health Center and Family Medicine Clinic as well as St. Clare’s Hospital’s Outpatient Counseling Services in Morris Plains.

When I’m not caring for patients, I love spending time with my husband, our 2 daughters and our goldendoodle, Rusty. You can find me devouring audiobooks, taking long walks and bike rides, digging in my garden and experimenting in the kitchen.

I’m proud to bring this wealth of personal and professional experience to my private practice and look forward to working with you!