Mark A. Novitsky Jr., M.D.


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Meet Dr. Mark A. Novitsky Jr.

Mark A. Novitsky Jr., MD is a Dual Board Certified Child and Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist with experience in clinical and forensic practice. Dr. Novitsky uses a variety of psychotherapy techniques, as well as medication management when necessary, in the treatment of children and adolescents. He highly values an ongoing collaborative relationship with parents. His psychotherapy techniques include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, and parent management training.  Following his training in child psychiatry, he sought out formal Cognitive Therapy training with children and adolescents through “The Beck Initiative”, sponsored by The Aaron T. Beck Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where Dr. Aaron Beck first created CBT.

Dr. Novitsky has served for several years as corporate medical director for Philadelphia’s fastest growing non-profit by serving children experiencing emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. His extensive clinical experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Childhood trauma/Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depressive disorders, Bipolar disorder and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorders in children, beginning at age 12
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Intellectual Disability

Dr. Novitsky is an adjunct clinical faculty member at Temple University Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and is the clinical preceptor for 2nd year residents Child and Adolescent rotation. He educates psychiatry residents and 4th year medical students about the intricacies of the mental health world and how it interfaces with other inter-agency supports that comprise a court-involved youth’s comprehensive treatment. He has been the recipient of a grant for his research, has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at national conferences.

Dr. Novitsky received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. He completed both medical school and psychiatry residency at Temple University School of Medicine. He served as Chief Resident at Temple and then went on to complete a Child and Adolescent fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. In his final year of Fellowship training, he served as Chief Fellow.

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