AboutNYC Psychiatric Associates

Maintaining good mental health is just as important as maintaining good physical health. Unfortunately, many people only seek help when it becomes necessary. At NYC Psychiatric Associates, our psychiatrists and mental health professionals offer customized care, innovative treatments, and tailored solutions prioritizing overall well-being.

We make our services affordable and accessible while staying up-to-date with the latest therapeutic approaches, making it easier for people to get the help they need without unnecessary delays or roadblocks. We aim to empower individuals at all phases of life who are struggling with mental health issues to find relief and reach their full potential.

You don't have to face these challenges alone. Contact us today to initiate your personalized treatment plan at (917) 391-0076.

Dr. Todd Mekles

Dr. Todd Mekles is a highly accomplished psychiatrist who founded NYC Psychiatric Associates to improve the mental health of New Yorkers. With an extensive background that includes graduating from The University of Kansas Medical Center psychiatry program, Dr. Mekles has emerged as a recognized expert in treating various psychiatric conditions.

In his practice, Dr. Mekles adopts a comprehensive approach that considers the biopsychosocial model. He has successfully treated patients suffering from substance abuse, psychosis, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. He has an unwavering commitment to availability, reliability, and accessibility, never missing a day of work in 11 years or refusing to attend to the needs of a patient seeking medical assistance.

With Dr. Mekles at the helm of NYC Psychiatric Associates, patients can rest assured that they are receiving top-quality care from one of the most accomplished psychiatrists in the field, and providers can rest assured that they are working in the friendliest, highest-compensated environment in mental health. His unwavering commitment to excellence in providing mental health services is a testament to his dedication and passion for helping those in need.

Dr. Fan

Dr. Matthew Fan

Dr. Fan joined this private practice with the goal of providing his patients an extra level of care and compassion. He is aware that every patient is different and manages treatment with that in mind; he works to get to know his patients and find the best treatment approach for each specific condition and situation. Dr. Fan’s depth and breadth of clinical experience is unique, having served as psychiatrist in emergency room, inpatient units and forensic settings. Dr. Fan’s goal is to facilitate the start of a journey to recovery with every patient.

Dr. Noah Melikian

Dr. Melikian is a board-certified psychiatrist with a pragmatic style of treatment. Utilizing a focused approach with shared decision making, his clients rapidly feel at ease and confident that their treatment goals are within reach. With two years of training in general surgery in addition to his specialty in psychiatry, Dr. Melikian offers an unparalleled understanding of the physiological issues that may affect an individual’s psychological well-being. In addition to his extensive training in psychiatry, Dr. Melikian obtained a master’s degree in Biotechnology from Georgetown University giving him a unique perspective on the latest in drug development to aid him in assessing cutting-edge treatments.

Skilled in treating all manners of psychiatric disorders, you will be in good hands with an excellent support team with Dr. Melikian at NYC Psychiatric Associates. Make an appointment today!

Dr. Jaskaran Singh Grewal

Dr. Jaskaran Singh Grewal is a highly skilled psychiatrist with a passion for helping his patients live better lives. Dr. Grewal earned his medical degree from the American University of Antigua in Antigua and Barbuda. He then went on to complete his residency in psychiatry at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York. A distinguished member of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Grewal believes in working collaboratively with his patients in a down-to-earth and practical manner while offering the most up-to-date and scientifically proven treatment. Dr. Grewal cares for adults who are looking for an individualized treatment plan for a wide range of mental health needs including anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar, and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Dr. Grewal is fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

Dr. Faith Consiglio

Dr. Faith Consiglio received her doctorate from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in New York and completed her residency in Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center in New York. As a licensed physician, Dr. Consiglio works with adults and couples seeking compassionate care and a deeper understanding of their best selves. She provides effective treatment for conditions such as anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, grief, and conditions related to women’s health such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Dr. Consiglio is certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and works with patients interested in exploring an integrated approach that considers all facets of life including the nuances of their physical, mental and social well-being.

Dr. Syed Ammar

Dr. Ammar received his medical degree from the Medical University of the Americas in St. Kitts and Nevis. He then completed psychiatry residency training at Cooper University Hospital in Camden NJ where he served as a chief resident and was awarded psychiatry chairman’s award for distinguished service. Has experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages requiring mental health care for depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, ASD, bipolar and psychotic disorders. Believes in a holistic approach to patient care and empowering patients to recognize their own strengths in order to actively participate in their treatment. Strives to combine psychopharmacology with mindfulness-based psychotherapy for all of his patients to obtain maximal results.

Dr. Akeem Mobolaji Aribara

Dr. Akeem Mobolaji Aribara is a highly skilled psychiatrist with a passion for providing high-quality care to his patients. Dr. Aribara received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the College of Health Science, University of Ilorin, in Nigeria. He then went on to complete his psychiatry residency at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York.

Dr. Aribara cares for adults with a wide range of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Aribara is committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to his patients, and looks forward to making a positive impact on their lives.

Dr. Matthew Campbell

Dr. Matthew Campbell received his medical degree from the University of Washington before completing a residency in psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. He further continued his studies by completing a fellowship in addiction psychiatry. As a board-certified psychiatrist, he works with adults to create a personalized, evidence-based treatment plan that utilizes the most up-to-date and effective interventions. He specializes in the treatment of addictions and behavioral changes along with disorders of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) This is in addition to working through adjustments to life transitions and family issues.

Dr. Campbell compassionately integrates psychotherapy and psychopharmacology for holistic treatment. He believes quality psychiatric care requires time, exemplified by offering 60-minute initial evaluations and 30-minute follow-up appointments. This ensures that he can fully understand what brings you to treatment, alongside your values and goals. It is with this understanding that he will help personalize a treatment plan and work alongside you to ensure you get there.

Dr. Mariah Carroll

Dr. Mariah Carroll is a native New Yorker, as well as a board-certified psychiatrist who has special interests in women’s health, interventional psychiatry, and mood disorders. She completed her psychiatric residency at Kaiser Permanente in California, and is thrilled to be back home in NY! She believes that psychiatry, unlike other medical disciplines, is necessary to not only prolong life, but to make each day more meaningful and fulfilling. Each person is unique and has different needs, and this is something Dr. Carroll pays close attention to every visit. She loves getting to know her patients and seeing them succeed. Dr. Carroll works as a teammate with her patients and works hard to keep a respectful, empowering atmosphere.

Dr. Chet Chauhan

Dr. Chauhan is a board certified adult psychiatrist. He takes a holistic approach to treatment that involves learning about his patients' psychiatric symptoms as well as their beliefs, thought patterns, and the challenges they face in their everyday lives. He treats patients for a number of conditions including mood disorders (such as depression), anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. After determining if medication would be helpful, he works together with his patients to explore concerns they may have about treatment or medications, and actively engages them in developing a plan to improve their symptoms and quality of life.

Dr. Chauhan received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed residency at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Paul Cristofano

Dr. Paul Cristofano is a graduate of the combined Siena/Albany Medical College program which places a special emphasis on the combination of humanities with the study of medicine. During his medical training, he volunteered his time both locally and internationally. Dr. Cristofano completed his adult psychiatric training at Westchester Medical Center during which time he piloted a mental health hotline that provided real-time psychiatric assistance to health care workers on the front line during the pandemic. He was awarded the New York Medical College Resident Gold Humanism Honor Society Award in 2020. Dr. Paul Cristofano approaches appointments with both patience and empathy, and places special importance on taking the time to fully understand his patients to create a truly collaborative approach to treatment.

Dr. Dole

Dr. Aparna Dole

Dr. Aparna Dole is a diligent, empathetic, and dedicated psychiatrist. Currently, she sees patients in New York, NY, and offers mental healthcare services at NYC Psychiatric Associates. Dr. Dole obtained her medical degree from Grant Government Medical College. She completed her residency in psychiatry at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Dole then completed a fellowship in consultation liaison psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic. She is also board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Dole’s extensive experience and training as a mental health provider allow her to address various concerns, including hyperactive disorders, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Dole is devoted to the mental well-being of all her patients. She listens attentively to her patients and helps them choose treatment plans suited to their preferences.

Dr. Jessica Ee

Dr. Jessica Ee attended medical school at SUNY Upstate and did her residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She is ABPN board certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Ee utilizes the biopsychosocial model to understand the biological, psychological, and socio-environmental factors that affect a person’s mental health. This individualized approach to care helps find the right treatment plan and medications to promote mental health and wellness. Dr. Ee has a special interest in working with children, transgender youth, transitional-age youth, and young adults. She sees patients under 35 years old.

Hillel Glover

I have been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 50 years. I received my medical degree from the University of Miami Medical School, Miller School of Medicine. I did my residency in adult psychiatry at the Hillside Hospital in New York, and completed my child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program at Columbia University - Psychiatric Institute. I received certification in psychoanalysis from New York Medical College, and completed a research fellowship in psychiatry at Downstate Medical Center. I am board certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and certified in psychoanalysis. I am also published in the field of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

I have treated children, adolescents, and adults in private practice, clinics, emergency rooms, and outpatient hospital facilities. I have also worked at inpatient facilities, outpatient addiction units, prisons, and outpatient VA medical centers, where my patients were combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD.

These experiences have given me a profound understanding of how symptoms of emotional distress are unique to each individual and manifest differently depending on one’s environment and set of circumstances. I treat people suffering from anxiety, depression, social phobia, mood swings, loneliness, despair, mistrust, explosive anger, self-hatred, panic, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, addictions, substance abuse, self-injurious behaviors, paranoia, and psychosis.

Patients have always appreciated my openness and willingness to try new modalities, and for the efforts I make to research and address their most difficult problems. I believe in finding unique approaches to each individual patient. I place great importance on knowing a person’s medical history and lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, sleep, activities, values and goals. I believe in using both pharmaceutical drugs and holistic approaches to healing.

I was honored with The Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Membership (1993) and the Military Order of the Purple Heart for meritorious and conspicuous service (1996) from my patients, who were combat veterans. After having developed trusting relationships with veterans who felt alienated from their families and society, I gained a deeper understanding of the complex nature of PTSD. I have made important contributions to the clinical understanding and treatment of this disorder.

My website provides further information about my work: hillelglovermd.com

Dr. Marcel Green

Dr. Marcel Green earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then went on to complete his Psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s and West Hospitals in New York City. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology as well as in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Green has extensive expertise and vast research knowledge in the treatment of psychiatric and psychological conditions of children, adults, and families He has worked in various care environments, including the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Lifespan (Brown University), and Hofstra-Northwell Health systems. Dr. Green has also worked within the community hospital health systems of Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn Hospital Center (Brooklyn, NY), Jamaica and Flushing Hospitals (Queens, NY), and the Catholic Health Services of Long Island. His commitment to the mental health of children continues as he works with the adoption and foster care systems as well as a number of community clinics within Manhattan and Brooklyn. Through these many experiences, Dr. Green has developed an exceptional capacity to care for patients of all cultural and social economic stations and all levels of acuity.

Dr. Devesh Jalan

A distinguished graduate of Rutgers University and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Devesh Jalan is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in providing patient-centered care. After serving as an attending psychiatrist for family health centers in Florida and California caring for patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Dr. Jalan brings a wealth of experience to his work with patients at NYC Psychiatric Associates. Dr. Jalan’s unfailing commitment to helping patients build effective coping techniques offers hope not only for finding relief from their issues, but also a better life. At the heart of Dr. Jalan’s clinical approach is a strong emphasis on establishing trust and building a therapeutic relationship to help patients achieve their goals.

Dr. Alexandra Khanyutin

Dr. Khanyutin is a board certified psychiatrist, who is passionate about providing high quality integrative care. Her goal is to provide compassionate, comprehensive and collaborative care to all her patients. Treatment plan will include pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, such as mindfulness based interventions.

Dr. Khanyutin practices general psychiatry for patients eighteen and older. However, she has a particular interest in perinatal mental health and has obtained further training through Postpartum Support International in perinatal psychiatry to provide care to women in need. Dr. Khanyutin is committed to finding a solution that will work best for you.

Dr. Antoinette Laurel

Dr. Laurel is board-certified in General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She attended medical school at Kansas City University in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Laurel then completed her training at LSU-New Orleans, where she served as Chief Resident of both the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Dr. Laurel firmly believes in a well-rounded approach to psychiatry by integrating evidence-based practices, therapeutic techniques, and the latest advancements in the field, ensuring that each patient receives a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan. She is committed to delivering empathetic care to individuals of all ages and is dedicated to fostering emotional well-being, promoting healthy development, and offering support at every stage of the journey toward mental wellness.

Dr. Meyerovich

Dr. Meyerovich is a board-certified psychiatrist with 12 years’ experience caring for his patients. He completed his residency at the University of Kansas medical center where he went on to serve as chief resident. He has extensive experience as a consultation-liaison psychiatrist, seeing patients on the medical/surgical floors, critical care units and the emergency room. He is an expert in medication management for depression, anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, PTSD, bipolar mood disorder and psychotic disorders. He also served on the medical executive committee at a large metropolitan hospital.

Dr. Meyerovich takes a solution focused approach and aims to empower patients to become the best version of themselves and realize their full potential. Through compassionate, active listening and exploring resilient patient centered strategies, he aspires to build a strong therapeutic alliance to help his patients lead fulfilling and successful lives. Evenings and weekend availability as needed.

Dr. Chiedozie Ojimba

Dr. Ojimba is board certified in general Psychiatry and Neurology and board eligible in Addiction Psychiatry. He received the coveted Chief Resident award during his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship training from Montefiore, the University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Dr. Ojimba received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria. He attended the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom, where he earned his Masters in Public Health. Dr. Ojimba specializes in addiction, Public Health, and treats the adult and geriatric population for various mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use disorders (Alcohol use disorder, Opioid use disorder, Stimulant use disorder), and compulsive gambling. Dr. Ojimba utilizes his evidence-based practice of medicine, applying the most current neuroscience and research results. He uses a Holistic approach to treating his patients.

Dr. Sheeima Paramatmuni

Dr. Sheeima Paramatmuni is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her General Psychiatry training at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center and completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Connecticut. She most recently holds a position as an Attending in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Natchaug Hospital (Hartford Healthcare), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and adjunct faculty member at Quinnipiac Medical School. Dr. Paramatmuni values working with children across all age ranges. Specializes in Mood, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, OCD, Impulse control and conduct disorders. Her goal is to provide comprehensive and collaborative care with focus on the biopsychosocial model. Dr. Paramatmuni incorporates a motivational approach to support patients and family with a goal of patient centered care approach.

Dr. Parmelee

Dr. Parmelee is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, trained at the Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals and is board certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has a distinguished career at academic medical centers in teaching, research, and patient care and is a recipient of the prestigious AOA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the American Association of Medical Colleges. His approach to patient care is comprehensive, starting with generous listening and considering all options for facilitating positive outcomes. When one is struggling with anxiety, depression, a major change in health or life circumstance, care-taker role, or traumatic experience, he embraces shared-decision-making for treatment choices.

Dr. Brian Pell

A graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, New York, as well as Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Brian Pell is a distinguished member of the American Psychiatric Association and the New York Psychiatric Society. Dr. Pell brings 20+ years of experience caring for patients’ mental health and managing a range of psychological issues. Dr. Pell’s guidance, support, and expertise serve as a strong foundation of excellence in care that helps his patients move forward and manage the psychiatric issues that have been holding them back from living the lives they truly deserve.

Dr. Jonathan Rubenstein

Dr. Jonathan Rubenstein is a highly-skilled psychiatrist who has brought his years of experience in caring for patients to NYC Psychiatric Associates. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, as well as St. George’s University School of Medicine, Dr. Rubenstein went on to serve as Chief Psychiatry Resident at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein specializes in the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders with a special interest in incorporating psychotherapy into his treatment plans. His scientific, evidence-based approach and dedication to whole-person care uniquely equip Dr. Rubenstein to help patients with a variety of emotional difficulties and conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. Dr. Rubenstein provides a safe, non-judgmental setting in which to explore issues and concerns while working towards alleviating psychological and mental distress.

Dr. Theventhiran

Dr. Theventhiran is board certified in adult psychiatry and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her Psychiatry residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and has provided both inpatient and outpatient care at some of the biggest integrated healthcare systems in NYC including Mount Sinai, New York Presbyterian, and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. She has extensive experience in treating psychiatric disorders in NYC’s diverse patient population. She has particular clinical interests in treating Depression, Bipolar disorder/mood disorders, Schizoaffective Disorder/schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and trauma. She prides herself on providing the highest level of care for her patients. Her practice focuses primarily on medication management, psycho-pharmacotherapy, and supportive therapy. Her approach to treatment is both empathic and patient-centered.

Dr. Robert Wanzek

Dr. Robert Wanzek earned his medical degree and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Iowa. He has been trained in the most recent evidence-based medicine and is eager to learn from and collaborate with patients on a wide variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, personality disorders, substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. His primary treatment modality is psychopharmacology but will work with patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that could include interventions like psychotherapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, addressing medical comorbidities, or others based on symptoms and goals. Dr. Wanzek is available to see adult patients aged 18 and older.

Dr. Safwa Zafar

Dr. Zafar is a board-certified psychiatrist, who received her medical degree from St. George’s University, and then completed her Psychiatric Residency at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York. Dr. Zafar also earned her Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, equipping her with the ability to provide the type of evidence-based and compassionate care vulnerable patients need and deserve. She has experience working with patients of all ages and their families. Dr. Zafar is also a distinguished member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Zafar has a special interest in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychiatry and has completed additional education at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Dr. Zafar believes in working with patients collaboratively in order to provide pharmacological and non-pharmacological based treatment.

Beatriz Makhoulian, P-NP

A highly skilled, board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Beatriz Makhoulian is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. With a Masters of Science in Nursing from Lehman College, Beatriz brings with her extensive experience involving medical and psychiatric emergency rooms for a large Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. Beatriz’ desire to advocate for those most in need has led her to believe that everyone should have access to affordable, quality mental health care no matter where a patient may be located. This has made her a perfect fit for NYC Psychiatric Associates, whose mission to provide in-network psychiatric care in a city where the needed service has been sadly lacking continues on a daily basis. Beatriz’ dedication to continually improving the care she offers each and every patient means that she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree with a concentration in mental health.

Emmanuel Ramos

Emmanuel is an experienced and dedicated psychiatric nurse practitioner with a proven track record in providing comprehensive mental health care. With a combined 9 years of clinical experience in psychiatric mental health, Emmanuel has honed expertise in psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment across diverse populations. His experience includes working in forensic psychiatry, crisis stabilization and psychotic disorder inpatient settings and medication-assisted treatment program for the treatment of substance use disorder. Known for his empathetic approach, strong therapeutic alliance, and commitment to holistic care, Emmanuel is passionate about improving the lives of individuals struggling with mental health disorders.

Joonkwon Bak, PA-C

Joonkwon Bak (Bak), a board-certified Physician Assistant at NYC Psychiatric Associates, takes a detailed oriented approach involving his patients. After earning an academic scholarship to attend St John’s University, he received his Bachelor's degree in Physician Assistant studies, while on the Dean’s Honor list. After serving at the renowned Montefiore Medical Center in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Bak brings unique skills to serving patients. Bak seeks to create a safe space for his patients to feel supported while figuring out how to lead a life that is fulfilling for them. To achieve this, Bak focuses on effective treatment plans that aim to address key factors that may be hindering one from their ideal level of well-being.

Kelly Dinh, PA-C

A compassionate and expert physician assistant with extensive experience in both internal and family medicine, Kelly Dinh is nationally board certified by the NCCPA. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Kelly earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Her focus on providing support to those who need it most, along with her extensive experience as a mom of three, uniquely equip Kelly to serve the patients at NYC Psychiatric Associates throughout all stages of their journey to mental health wellness and a better life.

Belinda Fugalli, RPA-C

Belinda Fugalli, RPA-C

Belinda Fugalli, who received her degree from CUNY-York College in Physician Assistant Studies, offers over 10 years of comprehensive, board-certified experience in multiple specialties. Belinda has acquired both the unique skills and compassionate understanding to provide better treatment options and outcomes for NYC Psychiatric Associates’ patients. Her background in Internal Medicine, General and Urological Surgery (including OB-GYN), has given Belinda important insight and the ingrained belief that active listening, education, self-empowerment and collaboration are essential to positive patient care.

Jasmine Joseph, PA-C

Jasmine Joseph, PA-C

A highly skilled and experienced Physician Assistant with experience in patient care, as well as overall medical management, Jasmine Joseph’s background in Internal Medicine gives her a unique perspective into those with mental health concerns. She brings with her over five years’ experience in diagnosing and treating an extensive list of complex diseases at Montefiore Medical Center, a premier academic medical center and nationally recognized leader in patient care, in the Bronx. Her focus in helping to oversee the medication management for patients with anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder offers the highest standard of whole person psychiatric care for the people of New York.

Effie Rabinowitz, PA-C

Effie Rabinowitz grew up in Astoria, New York and is fluent in Greek. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and her physician assistant studies from St. John's University. She has over 10 years of comprehensive experience in medicine. Effie’s approach to care is rooted in a partnership with each patient, collaborating to develop a treatment plan that aligns best with the patient’s lifestyle and values. She believes through education, pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods, each patient can be empowered to be their best self. She practices with the philosophy that everyone has strengths and building on these strengths we can accomplish individual wellness and growth.

Amanda Ulmer, PA-C

Amanda Ulmer, PA-C

A graduate of St. John's University, Amanda Ulmer joined NYC Psychiatric Associates, bringing with her a new level of compassionate patient care. As a board certified Physician Assistant with 15 years’ experience in internal medicine, her strong communication skills, vast medical knowledge and long-term commitment gives patients hope and accountability. Amanda encourages patient involvement and shares their need in understanding the various treatment methods available to improve their wellbeing and their lives. As a mother of three, her compassionate and empathetic nature comes through in her practice, where she believes in working together to achieve the best patient outcome possible.

Integrative Wellness Advisor

Austin Hamilton

Austin Hamilton is a wellness and relationship advisor and coach. She focuses on the integration between mindful awareness techniques and cognitive behavioral patterning in order to improve her client’s relationship with themselves as well as others. Austin graduated from Columbia University in New York and attended the School of Visual Arts Master's in Art Therapy. She is trained in multiple modalities including; dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive art therapy, guided meditation, somatic therapy, and yoga. Austin’s sessions are geared toward creating a meaningful and supportive conversation with the ultimate goal of establishing solid and effective strategies to aid her clients in more authentic self-development.

For questions or to schedule an appointment with Austin, please contact her directly at:


Certified Life Coach

Daniel De Zamacona

Daniel is a certified life coach who helps his clients re-create themselves from within to enable them to design the life they truly want. Daniel’s clients rewire their minds so they see themselves and their world differently. By doing so, his clients feel stronger emotionally, improve their behavior, and create their desired results.

Daniel knows that with the right mindset you can have, be, or do whatever you desire. He transformed his own life with this process from a life of depression and anxiety to a life of flow and purpose. Now, it’s his mission to help others realize their best lives. He achieves this by creating a safe place for clients to explore, know, and embrace themselves. He helps executives, artists, entrepreneurs, athletes, stay at home parents, and more transform their lives intentionally.

In addition to being a certified life coach by the CTA, Daniel is also a professional tennis coach certified by the USPTA, a NASM certified personal trainer, and a previous scholar at the Life Coach School. When not coaching or teaching tennis, he enjoys playing and competing in sports, meeting new people, and exploring new places.

To schedule a discovery session or for more information, contact Daniel at [email protected] or www.Zama.one.

Wellness and Lifestyle Coach

Cara Price

As a Well-Being and Lifestyle Coach, Cara specializes in helping others live their best life today, focusing on the shift from survival mode to a place of ease, confidence and health.

She has over 20 years of experience in personal development and lifestyle coaching.

Cara implements an integrative and holistic approach to wellness and helps to create a customized simple healthy living plan through plant-based products and guidance for lifestyle modifications. She assesses individual needs to help clients as an alternative to or working alongside a medical plan for mental and physical health.

Her mission is helping those who want to experience improvements in daily life to discover simple shifts that can make significant changes to their quality of life.

Dr. Mayank Shukla

Sleep Doctor

Dr. Mayank Shukla

Dr. Mayank Shukla is a pulmonologist and sleep doctor that has been based in New York City for over 15 years. Dr. Shukla treats both adults and children. He did his fellowships in pediatric pulmonology, critical care and sleep medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Shukla is a mentor and role model pulmonologist and sleep doctor that is often sought after for his expertise and unique practice. He is often the top selected lecturer for medical residents, nurses and other healthcare professionals on pediatric care in his specialty.

What is a sleep doctor?

Dr. Mayank Shukla studied to be a sleep doctor and pulmonologist during his residency in New York. Due to his superb practice, he has expanded his office from New York City into Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Dr. Shukla is board certified in sleep medicine. He treats patients with sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and parasomnia. He is a highly sought after sleep doctor, especially concerning his treatment of sleep disorders. Dr. Shukla and his team uses the latest technology and treatments to cater to all of his patients needs.

Meet The Staff


Chief Human Resource Officer


TMS Director/Chief Technician


CFO & Patient Services Director

Todd R.

Billing, AR and Reconciliation Specialist


Patient Care & Welcome Coordinator


Patient Services Manager


Intake Specialist


Intake Specialist


On-Boarding & Recruiting Specialist

John Locklear

Chief Operating Officer


CEO Executive Assistant | Office Manager