Psychiatric Services

Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched a emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. ~Helen Keller

Charles P. Ciolino, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in Summit, New Jersey.  Since 1989 he has been a member of the medical staff at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, where he has also served as Vice-chair and Clinical Chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Medical Director of the Partial Hospitalization Program, and Chair of the Atlantic Health System Council of Psychiatrists. In addition, he is currently Medical Director for the Counseling Centers for Ciolino_C_0001Human Development in Cranford, New Jersey, and Consulting Psychiatrist for the Fairleigh Dickinson University Wellness Center in Madison, New Jersey, and the Summit Medical Group’s Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Dr. Ciolino earned his BS magna cum laude at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, and his MD at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, where also he completed his internship and residency in psychiatry.

Dr. Ciolino is the author or coauthor of articles concerning biomedical aspects of clinical psychiatry, including neuropleptic malignant syndrome, chronic pain and pain management, brain damage, substance abuse, and mood disorders, among others. His articles are published in prestigious scientific journals such as American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, Geriatric Medicine Today, and International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. A distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he is the President of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Medical Society of New Jersey, and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He has served as President of the Tri-county chapter of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association, and currently serves as Chair of the Disaster Preparedness Committee of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Ciolino is the recipient of the Georgetown University Psychiatry Award for his research in the relationship of cortical lesion location and depression in stroke patients.

Dr. Ciolino is committed to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art psychiatric assessment and treatment for his patients.  He strives for clinical excellence in a caring environment for each of his patients.