Book an appointment for free
Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Vinuela is a 100% Bilingual/Bi-cultural reliable and reputable psychiatrist based in Jersey City and West Orange, NJ. Dr. Vinuela earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina in Guadalajara, Mexico, 5th Pathway NY Medical Center, Valhalla, NY . He then moved back to the United States where he completed his residency in general psychiatry at Texas Tech University, El Paso. Dr. Vinuela is a part of Palisades Behavioral Care. He was previously a course lecturer for general psychiatry at Texas Tech University, El Paso. Dr. Vinuela is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation, grew up in four countries Uruguay, Canada, USA and Mexico and adapts his consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Andres Vinuela is great! He takes time listening to my concerns and responding to my questions. He is also very good and patient explaining why and how the medicine affects me. Great doctor! Unfortunately, his secretaries are not very polite. But, still worth to go all the way from NYC - easy access from NYC to his office.
Dr. Vinuela was very welcoming and so were the staff. They gave follow up calls which was appreciated and the wait time was not bad! Dr. Vinuela was very engaged and also shared his own experiences which was calming. I would definitely recommend him and his team.
It was my first visit, and it was fantastic! In 45 minutes we were able to cover all of my medical history, and get prescriptions taken care of. He understood me 1000% and I am confident that he prescribed me the medications that are most suitable for my condition.
Cool guy, seems like he has my health as a priority
Dr Vinuela was amazing , he cared about what I had to say, asked questions, took the time to listen to my concerns. He didn’t rush the diagnosis, a real professional and his front desk staff were also amazing !
Awesome dude. Was able to make suggestions for paths forward and different things that I could try. First meeting was more formal/introductory and general overview. Only mention it because I'm sure a lot of people out there probably like to have more emotional/in-depth meets. Super nice guy though. Have only met with him once, but will most def be going back.
I really liked Dr. Vinuela. He was respectful, didn't feel judged at any point, was a great listener and very helpful. It's the office administration that I really didn't like. They didn't notify me until I had no more of my medication left that I had to make the next appointment before they send over the refill prescription to the pharmacy and they only notified me because I called a week and a half after my appointment. Then I made the appointment and they still did not send over my medication. I had to call them several times before getting a refill of the prescription that Dr. Vinuela said would be sent over right away. Then I called the office after the next visit because I was having side effects. The office said they will get the message to Dr. Vinuela and he will call back. Still no call back after a week. Worst office communication I have ever experienced and will not be going back to him because of it.
Excellent! Caring, knowledgeable, truly Spanish speaking. Best psychiatrist I've seen!
Did not push pills, talked it out with me and we decided together how to move forward. All in all, exactly what I was looking for, and I highly recommend Dr. Vinuela. Note: make sure you read over the documents you sign, as they are shared by the whole practice/building and include a few significant fees for cancellations, etc.
He was very kind and really listened to me.
We had a pleasant conversation that I felt was productive in understanding my mental state. We found solutions that I am trying now.
Dr Vinuela is very caring and compassionate. One of the few people who ask me how I'm doing and actually wants an answer. Like most Psychiatrists, he is basically going to be performing medication and not therapy - but he does what he does well.
Excellent doctor.he seemed genuinely compassionate to my situation. He was very kind and understanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a psychiatrist!
Dr. Vinuela is extremely knowledgeable, genuinely compassionate, friendly and kind. He won my trust immediately and I recommend him highly.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Vinuela. He had excellent bedside manner and I felt really comfortable sharing my struggles with him.
I've seen Dr. Vinuela over the past few months and he has been professional and seems knowledgeable. He cares about you on your first visit but then on the subsequent visits, you have to reiterate all the information you've told him on the previous visits. Repeating myself on my appointments is frustrating as it makes me wonder if I'm just another patient he has to see before the end of his day. It also doesn't hurt to read over a patient's chart before the appointment to at least feign that he remembers you. I also have to write about the front desk staff. They are probably one of the worst that I've encountered as asking them to do their job agitates them. They're neither friendly or cordial and it's obvious that you are just another paycheck to them.
Dr. Vinuela is very attentive and helpful. I found my mood, and general well-being becoming better and better I was assigned the right medication and dosage. I look forward to working with him as I continue making myself better.
He was very personable. I'm not quick to open up with people but he made me feel very comfortable. He listened and then gave me very helpful feedback.
Dr. Vinuela was very kind, gentle, and truly seemed to be very knowledgeable about psychiatry. I strongly recommend him.
Very professional yet personable as well. Staff was great - very friendly. Would highly recommend Dr. Vinuela.
I thought Dr. Vinuela was very nice and professional. He listened carefully and made thoughtful comments and discussion throughout. I felt very comfortable talking with him and did not feel like he was judging me, which I've had issues with other doctors. He explained all of his thoughts and recommendations so I understood what he was thinking and prescribing. I look forward to seeing him again.
I've seen Dr. V for a while now. Hes kind and down to earth, even when I'm rambling he is listening. I truly appreciate this office, I just wish it was closer to home.
Amazing experience! Dr. Vinuela and his staff were extremely welcoming and thorough.
Great place, friendly staff, the Doctor takes his time to listen to you and the place was clean
Very reassuring, really listens.
I was very happy with my appointment wirh Dr. Vinuela! He asked thoughtful questions and had new insight that I haven't heard before.
He was better than average
Very consultative approach. We met for an hour and he was able to prescribe the right meds to begin treatment, i feel great.
Dr. Vinuela was very kind, helpful and knowledgeable. Unfortunately his staff at Palisade was a bit unfriendly and disorganized. They did not send my prescription to the pharmacy after the first appointment; after the second one, they sent the wrong medication. This just gave me a feeling of distrust towards the office, which is a shame because, again, Dr. Vinuela was very nice.
Dr. Vinuela is an amazing psychiatrist! As mentioned in other reviews, he has a knack for discovering things about you that you never knew. Moreover, he is not dismissive and fully explains the type of medications he prescribes. I highly recommend him!
Professional, intelligent, and helpful. Would highly recommend Dr. Vinuela.
I was quite anxious in being forced to choose a new doctor because of a change of insurance policy, but after my first visit I was pleasantly surprised that Dr. Vinuela was not only exceptionally knowledgeable in his specialty, but even shed some light on things my last doctor had missed. He definitely put me at ease and I look forward to continuing my treatment under his care.
He is a professional i am recommend it to anyone
This doctor is amazing, he can show you things that you didnt know from yourself.
I've been seeing Dr. Andres Vinuela for a few weeks and so far it's been very positive. He is patient and thoughtful and possesses genuine empathy. He has had very good insights so far into the medication and is always adapting and innovating a solution based on my description of symptoms and emotions. More than anything its such a relief to have a Doctor that you can trust when you're dealing with mental health issues. It takes a huge weight off and relieves anxiety. We're constantly working together to get the right solution for my health, and we're not there yet, I'm am no longer worried; I feel confident we'll get there.
I'm very happy with this new dr. When he talks to you it feels like he genuinely cares and wants to help. I hope things continue this well
I thought he was great. I'm looking forward to bettering myself and I look forward to seeing him again. That being said, I have seen office staff a little more polite than at this place. But again, amazing doctor.
Doctor is very calm, pleasant demeanor and excellent listener. He facilitates yourself to find problem and provides options. Got an impression that he believes in medication based approach - which is totally fine. Very impressive and non judgmental as far as the evaluation goes. Stress free appointment.
The Dr. Is caring and compassionate.
This was my first appointment with him. I thought the office staff was friendly and organized. Dr. Vinuela was a great listener and very intuitive. He picked up on things that I hadn't yet shared. I can see my time with him will be very productive.
The dr makes you feel very comfortable which is very important when you suffer from anxiety and depression. He also makes you feel like he is only a phone call away just in case a life event leads you to despair. You know you're not alone in this horribly cruel world and I appreciate him for that.
I visited Dr. Vineula twice. As a new patient who has never seen a psychiatrist before, I was surprised that he did not explain anything about the medications he was prescribing me - what they are typically used for, side effects, etc. I had to go home and research the medications on my own. On my second visit, Dr. Vinuela looked very confused as I started updating him on how I was feeling. It turns out he had someone else's notes on my file, while my original notes were nowhere to be found. He offered no explanation or apology, and I found it all to be extremely unprofessional. I don't feel that my private information is safe in his hands, and will not be returning a third time. (I was also billed for that appointment with the unknown patient whose notes he added to my file.)
Excellent. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, informative.
The staff were courteous but quite disorganized, not knowing which documents I needed to fill out. Doctor Vinuela seemed more interested in talking then listening. If you are looking for a doctor with empathy, this is not the psychiatrist for you. Moreover, they failed to send in my prescription. I had to call them 4 times until they did it properly.
He was very professional and it was such an easy process to make an appointment and see a doctor too. He really listened and didn't rush me out of his office. Absolutely wonderful!
Dr. Vinuela was one of the best doctor's I've ever met. He is very thorough and has a calming presence. He's very knowledgeable and answered all my questions with patience. The office was very organized and I saw him within 7 minutes of arriving.
Dr Vinuela takes time to listen to you and understand your situation. I would strongly recommend him. I've had bad experiences with psychiatrists in the past that are more interesting in the dosage of X medicine you are taking rather than understanding the underlying issues affecting you; Dr Vinuela was the exact opposite and I would certainly recommend him
Nice guy, thoughtful and it was evident he cared. Would recommend.
Dr. Vinuela was great! I have had a hard time finding a Psychiatrist in NYC who participated with insurance so decided to venture to NJ and was very pleasantly surprised. Dr. Vinuela has a calm demeanor and was very informative and understanding. He gave me some validation that I needed about the way I was feeling and put me on a plan that I feel confident will turn things around for me. I definitely recommend him!
I found Dr. Vinuela very respectful, kind, and insightful. I'll definitely be returning.
Dr Vinuela is very nice person, very profesional ,spend time with me. I felt very comfortable in his office.
This was my first time visiting a psychiatrist for counseling and advice. He made me feel very comfortable and gave me some tips that I could start implementing right away. Looking forward to the next appointment.
Very nice and patient, knew exactly what I was struggling with the moment I presented my problems to him. He didn't rush me at all, and took my concerns seriously. Trustworthy, caring, and empathetic. Amazing doctor!!
Very helpful. Good listener. Forthcoming with important information.