Top Psychiatrists in NYC 2019

November 4, 2019
Best of Guides

Mental health is an extremely important part of any comprehensive healthcare plan. It is something that everyone deals with on a daily basis and that can affect every aspect of your life. While for many years the idea of seeing a therapist or psychiatrist was quite taboo, these negative associations are finally being done away with. Seeking aid for mental health is now being accepted for what it is—a perfectly normal part of any healthcare routine. Thankfully, New York City is a haven of incredible mental health professionals, whether you are dealing with crippling anxiety or depression, or simply going through a rough patch, there are doctors out there who can help. It is also increasingly common for these doctors to accept health insurance, so psychiatric services are more accessible than ever. We have compiled a list of some of the very best psychiatrists in New York City to help you find the best fit for your needs.


In a hurry? Here’s a quick list:

Upper West Side: Dr. Robert McMullen

Upper East Side: Dr. Sina Saidi

Midtown: Dr. Barry Richman

Chelsea: Dr. Brian Buggie

Greenwich Village: Dr. Marc H. Epstein

Gramercy: Dr. Antoine Adam

Soho: Dr. D Harshad Bhatt

East Village: Dr. Konstantin Nikiforov

Financial District: Dr. Aaron Savedoff

Greenwich Village

Dr. Antoine Adam

11 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
(212) 254 4455
Dr. Antoine Adam

What you need to know: 

👪Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry

💑Individual and Couple Therapy

💳Accepts Insurance

🌐Speaks English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese

🎓MD from the University of Arizona

🗣️Uses CBT, IPT, and supportive therapy

💊Psychopharmacology certified

😊Kind and caring mental health pracitioner

⭐4.5 stars on Yelp, 4.6 stars on Google

From the community: 

“I have seen many health professionals; None have came close to this doctor! Literally saved my life & is so kind, understanding, caring, & very knowledgeable. So assuring to know I’m in good hands. Without a doubt the best! Truly a blessing!” -Moni A.


Dr. Brian Buggie

445 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
(646) 580 8839
Dr. Brian Buggie

What you need to know: 

✅Online booking

📚MD from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine

🏪Flexible hours

🏠House calls via House Call Psychiatrists

🗣️Talk therapy

💊Medication management

🙁Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, personailty disorders, work stress, and relationship issues.

🏥Attending psychiatric phsycian at multiple hospitals in the city

⭐4.8 stars on ZocDoc, 4.5 stars on Yelp

From the Community: 

Great psychiatrist. Made me feel at ease from the fist minute I walked into his office. Listens, understands, offers impartial advice, and has a joke or two up his sleeve. - Amir S.

Financial District

Dr. Aaron Savedoff

225 Broadway #1905, New York, NY 10007
(646) 493 1836
Dr. Aaron Savedoff

What you need to know: 

✅Online booking

👨🏫 Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai

🏥Emergency Supervising Psychiatrist at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke's

📚MD from New York Medical College

🙁Specalizes in treating anxiety, depression, sleep issues, adult ADHD, bipolar disorder, psychosis, OCD, trauma, PTSD, issues, and addiction

🏠 Office and house calls available

💊Certified in treating people with specific opioid addiction

🌿Registered practioner in the medical marijuana program in New York state

⭐5 stars on Google, 4.9 stars on ZocDoc

From the Community: 

Dr. Savedoff is without a doubt the best, most proficient Psychiatrist I've ever been to by far. He was immediately available the moment I arrived at his office. He has an excellent bedside manner and took the time to listen to a brief explanation of where my issues may have started and where I'm at today. He then developed a treatment plan in which he took my specific symptoms and what has/hasn't worked for me into account. What more can you ask for? I'm extremely pleased with my 1st appointment. --Brian C.

Upper West Side

Dr. Robert McMullen

171 West 79th Street, #2, New York, NY 10024
Dr. Robert McMullen

What you need to know: 

💆Specializes in a specific form of psychiatric care known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

🗣️Dr. Mullen will meet with you to evaluate if TMS is right for you

💊This treatment is ideal for patients who have not found success from traditional therapy or medication

🙁Primarily used for treating extreme cases of depression and bipolar

💳The treatment is covered by some types of insurance

❓For more info, check out the FAQ

📚Georgetown University School of Medicine

⭐5 stars on Zocdoc, 5 stars on Google

From the Community: 

Dr. McMullen has an approachable demeanor, made me feel extremely comfortable in discussing my situation. He is very easy to talk to in general, and you feel you get a certain personal attention. He is warm, attentive, extremely intelligent and very personable. I highly recommend him.

Upper East Side

Dr. Sina Saidi

942 5th Ave, New York, NY 10021
(646) 535-7462
Dr. Sina Saidi

What You Need To Know:

🤐 Discreet appointments. Never run into other patients.

💬 Great communicator, 24 hour reply policy.

😆 Great sense of humor puts patients at ease.

🧠 Remembers very specific details about the patient. Truly gets to know them.

🧬 Evidence-based medicine using the latest scientific and clinical knowledge.

🏢 Works to optimize your personal AND professional functioning.

📚 Harvard Medical School, M.D.

"Dr. Saidi is extremely helpful at all times. Even when he is not in session with you, he is great at communicating and checking in. The work he does in session speaks for itself. Top notch doctor and would recommend to anyone." -Nick D.


Dr. Barry Richman

16 Park Ave, Suite 1A, New York NY 10016
(212) 889-5463
Dr. Barry Richman

What You Need To Know:

✅ Online Booking

🔍 Integrated approach: medical assessment, detailed personal life history review, considerations for medical and genetic history for patient

😑 Mood Disorder Expert

🌈 LGBTQ Specialist

📚 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD

⭐ 5.0 On Google Reviews, 4.8 on Zocdoc, 4.9 on Vitals

"Dr Richman is an expert in his field. He helps his patients vocalize their issues and works endlessly with them to understand the cause of these issue and develop strategies to over come them." -Anon

Greenwich Village

Dr. Marc H. Epstein

14 East 4th Street, Suite 402 Greenwich Village New York, NY 10012
(347) 280-3728
Dr. Marc H. Epstein

What You Need To Know:

✅ Online Booking

💳 Takes Insurance

  ℹ️   Areas of specialty: Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Sleep Disturbances, Addictive Disorders

 🗎  Licensed to prescribe suboxone

📚 Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

⭐ 5 on Zocdoc, 5 on Vitals, 5 on Yelp

"Didn’t wait for more than 5 minutes and then I was seen early. Met with Dr Schleider. Very kind and helpful. Walked me through everything at a nice pace, and answered any questions I had in a very understandable way. Very thankful for such a great experience." - Matthew B.


Dr. D Harshad Bhatt

333 Hudson Street, Suite 907, New York, NY, 10013
(212) 263-7419
Dr. D Harshad Bhatt

What You Need To Know:

✅ Online Booking

💳 Accepts Insurance

🔬 Neuroscientific approach to psychiatry

🎬 Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program at NYU Langone

📚 MD and PhD from SUNY- Stony Brook

"Finally a glimmer of light in the search for an expert, knowledgeable psychiatrist who is not a pill pusher and is really concerned about the well-being of his patients. I strongly recommend him." -Anon.

East Village

Dr. Konstantin Nikiforov

317 E 17th St, 5th Floor Suite 3, New York, NY, 10003
(646) 383-7575
Dr. Konstantin Nikiforov

What You Need To Know:

✅ Online Booking

🖼️ Very thorough, looks at the big picture

⏲️ Doesn't rush you out

💬 Easy to reach and very responsive

🧵 Tailors solutions to one's individual needs

📚 Russian National Research Medical University, MD

⭐ 5.0 on Google Reviews, 4.9 on Zocdoc, 4.5 on Vitals

"Dr. Nikiforov is an excellent doctor. He's kind, considerate, thorough,, and fully thinks through solutions that are tailored one's individual needs."-Anon.
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