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For over 20 years, Dr. Padma Palvai has provided exceptional care to patients with a broad range of psychiatric conditions. She completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Mt. Sinai West, a Columbia University-affiliated hospital and continued her training as a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Brown University. Dr. Palvai is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is board certified in both child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry.

Prior to starting Mindspace Psychiatry, Dr. Palvai was an attending psychiatrist at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ and later, the medical director for Hunterdon Behavioral Health. She also served as a trainer for the post-partum depression program for the State of New Jersey.

Later, she worked in India and discovered a medical environment where psychiatric care and resources were extremely limited, especially for children; in fact, she was the only trained child psychiatrist throughout two states there. She served in a leadership position to establish protocols for evidence-based care and set standards for psychiatric care. The experience changed her fundamentally and made her more empathetic to the pain and suffering of her patients.


Dr. Palvai founded Mindspace Psychiatry in 2020 with the goal of providing compassionate, quality care to her patients.

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