Discover Convenient and Comprehensive Psychiatric Care for Common Problems

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  • At Neighborhood Psychiatry our goal is to provide caring and compassionate mental health treatments while working with major health insurance plans and offering self-pay options for patients who are out-of-network and don’t have coverage.
  • We work within a collaborative model with Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners and Psychotherapists, allowing for a high level of excellence from your dedicated team with weekly team meetings and regular educational activities.
  • We provide care under private pay/out-of-pocket for those with insurance outside of our panels. We accept most plans under:
    • Aetna
    • Oxford
    • United Healthcare
    • Cigna
    • BCBS
    • Medicare
    • Self/Private-Pay
    • Plans with Out-of-Network benefits
  • Our qualified clinicians treat the following:
    • Anxiety disorders,
    • Depression (Major Depression/Unipolar Depression, Chronic Low-grade Depression)
    • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADD)
    • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
    • And other common mental health issues
  • We provide treatment including:
    • Psychiatric Evaluation
    • Medication Management
    • Supportive Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy
    • We are not currently offering TMS due to COVID, but feel free to reach out if you are interested in being placed on our waitlist for TMS

Contact us today to see if we are a good fit for your needs.

Major Insurance Plans, Reasonable Self-Pay Rates and Out-of-Network Support Means Access to Care

We Treat Most Patients Who Consult with Us

Conditions Treated

Major Depressive Disorder is a common problem which affects an estimated 20 million Americans, many of whom are untreated or partially treated. MDD leads to unnecessary suffering and economic hardship, with symptoms characterized by persistent sadness and irritability, worry low self-esteem, feelings of excessive guilt, self-destructive thoughts and behaviors, and changes in sleep, appetite, energy levels and motivation. Depression may change with the season (Seasonal Affective Disorder), often worse in the darker months, and can occur cyclically with ovulatory cycle (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder), and as part of other psychiatric and medical conditions.

Depression is undertreated, leading to needless suffering and disability. Some people think they should be depressed, for instance in the face of life’s difficult problems, but Major Depression is a medical condition, treatable with integrative wellness-oriented medical approaches along with appropriate psychotherapy and behavioral coaching. Depression may be difficult to fully treat, an issue made worse by the symptoms of helplessness and hopelessness which often accompany the condition. New treatments which work for treatment-resistant depression may be able to help if other approaches have failed. We will work with you, your loved ones, and other members of your treatment team.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is not everyday worry. It is a condition characterized by dysfunction and excessive distress lasting for at least two years, characterized by persistent worry, symptoms of nervousness, difficulties with concentration and decision-making, and bodily symptoms including neck and back pain, muscle tension, and inability to relax mentally and/or physically. As with many psychiatric conditions, people may think that these issues are normal. Some anxiety is normal, even adaptive, and everyone has stress, but with GAD this issue is interfering with everyday living and personal satisfaction, even if one is able to get by.

GAD is treatable with medications, some forms of therapy, and wellness-oriented approaches including meditation and relaxation work. We focus on medical care of GAD while ensuring that the overall course of prescribed treatment is evidence-based, monitoring for response and making timely treatment changes if there should be more improvement.
Panic Disorder is a condition characterized by recurrent and unexpected panic attacks, with worry about having a panic attack, the potential negative effects of having a panic attack including worries about having a heart attack or losing control, and changes in behavior because of panic attacks. Panic attacks may be, but are not always, accompanied by agoraphobia, when a person avoids situations because the are concerned they could have a panic attack while they are out to dinner, traveling, or doing other activities they would otherwise be able to enjoy free from concerns about panic.

Fortunately, in most cases panic disorder can be significantly alleviated and even resolve fully with proper treatment. Treatment can include medication as well as therapeutic approaches, often involving cognitive behavioral therapy and relaxation work. We can help to evaluate and treatment panic with medication in collaboration with appropriate therapy referral and treatment monitoring.
Social Anxiety Disorder is a condition in which people experience high levels of worry and discomfort in social and work performance situations, characterized by desires to avoid such situations and anxiety in anticipation, feelings of being judged during social and performance engagements, and thinking about such events afterward with embarrassment and concern for what people may have been thinking. It can affect social interactions, work settings, and interfere with everyday activities such as eating out or using restrooms. This isn’t simply mild anxiety about what other people think but is severe enough to cause distress and dysfunction.

Fortunately, in addition to behavioral treatment, there are affective medications and other psychiatric interventions. Medication can reduce overall anxiety, and include antidepressants and other antianxiety agents, as well as medications which can block the action of adrenalin in the body, reducing physical symptoms of anxiety. In addition, treatments such as TMS and neurofeedback can offer relief and do not require the use of medication. People with social anxiety can benefit from psychotherapy both to help overcome anxiety during social situations, and also to understand the origins of social anxiety and address them at their roots.
OCD, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a condition in which people experience significant negative impact from repetitive thoughts and behaviors which lead to distress and dysfunction. People with OCD often lack insight into the nature of their problems, which nevertheless are noticed by others close to them in professional and personal circles, often leading to relationship and performance issues. People with OCD may experience troubling intrusive and repetitive thoughts, images or urges, which they try but are unable to suppress or ignore. People with OCD may engage in daily, time-consuming rituals which they think are essential to prevent something bad from happening, but which cause functional problems. They may think that some of these experiences are actual threats to them, for example believing that if one does not flip the light-switch exactly 13 times, someone will get sick and die.

OCD is treatable with medications and therapy, often require combined and more intensive approaches to get significant relief. OCD may not fully resolve in a short period of time, and the treatment of OCD therefore is often chronic and requires experienced providers to help manage expectations and get long-term relief, rather than give up on treatment in the short-term when improvement is gradual.
ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a condition starting in childhood and often extending into adulthood. There are two types of ADHD, inattentive type and hyperactive, though they are often combined. People with inattentive symptoms are easily distractible and tend to forget things, and have difficulty completing projects. People with hyperactive symptoms have difficulty sitting still and are fidgety and restless, and typically have difficulty being too impulsive. This can lead bright children and adults to perform more poorly than they should be, leading to negative effects on self-esteem and achievement. ADHD should be diagnosed on clinical examination, and comprehensive diagnosis may require formal neurocognitive testing.

ADHD responds well to medication and non-pharmacologic treatment (such as behavioral therapy and neurofeedback) and coaching, and requires thoughtful care to ensure the best outcome. We can work with you to obtain a proper evaluation, make sure causes of inattention and impulsivity other than ADHD are considered as part of treatment-planning, and provide treatment and care management to get you on track.

Ninety percent of patients who see us for initial evaluation will enter treatment at Neighborhood Psychiatry.

If we don’t provide the care you need, we will do our best to point you in the right direction with expert recommendations.

Our Reviews

I have been going here for almost a year and I have nothing but great things to say. My doctor is kind, caring, empathetic, and understanding of all my issues. He always listens and provides excellent feedback. I look forward to my visits each month. I can communicate with him via email and he responds right away. The receptionist is always friendly and helpful. I don’t see how so many people have had such bad experiences. It’s so great there, that I have recommended this place to two other friends and they love it as well. Thanks Neighborhood Psychiatry! Keep up the great job!

– Milena A.

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Honestly, I really am a fan of this place–it was recommended by my therapist and I’ve been going here for over a year. Decided to finally write a review because I noticed the current reviews are not reflective of the service I’ve had. Finding a good psychiatrist in NYC was actually really hard for me–kept running into people who didn’t care or didn’t seem to really know their stuff. And so, for me, finding a place where they give you a 30 minute appointment instead of the usual 15, in and out, was a relief. I feel like my psychiatrist finally KNOWS me and gives a dang about me.

– Sarah C.

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I have been coming here for around a year and have only positive things to say. Both the administrative and medical staff have been wonderful – Dr. Yu is so thoughtful in his treatment approach and has helped me immensely. In regards to the office, I would often have to reschedule appointments because of unexpected work conflicts, and the staff was always accommodating in doing so. The transition from in person to virtual appointments in the past few months has been much more seamless than any other similar business, from my experience.

– Rebecca C.

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Clinical Focus

Finding the right psychiatric care is more crucial now than ever. Rates of anxiety and depression are on the rise, and more people are opening up about mental illness. Come and have a candid and safe conversation about challenging issues, and take the first steps toward feeling well and living better.

Psychiatrist for Anxiety and Depression

Call 929-777-0173

For information about your rights as a patient of our practice and how to report professional misconduct, visit https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/doctors/conduct.