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Steven R. Kafrissen M.D. DLFAPA

Psychiatrist located in Kingston, PA

For 45 years, Steven R. Kafrissen, MD DLFAPA (Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association) has offered comprehensive and compassionate psychiatric care to patients from in and around Kingston, Pennsylvania and Luzerne County. His dedication to his practice has led him to stay up to date with the evolving best practices in treating conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a leading psychiatrist, he combines medication management services with cognitive support therapies to help patients lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Dr. Kafrissen is certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in Administrative Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He completed his medical degree at Hahnemann Medical College (currently known as the Drexel University College of Medicine) before serving his internship at the Albert Einstein Healthcare Medical Center and his residency in psychiatry at the Drexel University - Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Kafrissen later completed post-graduate work at the Washington School of Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA, which represents his many years of service to his patients, the community, and his profession. Dr. Kafrissen is honored to be a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Kafrissen’s extensive experience as a psychiatrist helps him provide accurate diagnoses and start effective treatment plans combining medication and clinical therapy, customized to address the specific needs of each individual patient. He’s helped many patients lead healthy and active lives by giving guidance to manage their symptoms and deal with their problems.

Dr. Kafrissen is currently welcoming new patients and most major forms of insurance are accepted.

Referrals are welcome from community providers including physicians, therapists, & clinicians.

Patient Testimonials

  • "I was first seen in 2011 by Dr. Kafrissen. I was experiencing intense fear and anxiety and was stressed constantly by obsessive thoughts.
    He diagnosed me with OCD and anxiety disorder and began therapy with medication.
    He taught me behavioral and coping skills, always encouraging me to work with him.
    I am a happier person now, free of the anxiety that plagued me for so long. I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. K!!"

    -Sandra Valli-Major

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Steven R. Kafrissen MD
562 Wyoming Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704
Phone: 570-608-8025
Fax: 570 763 7940

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