AboutNYC Psychiatric Associates

Taking care of one’s mental health is just as important as taking care of one’s physical health. However, people are less likely to consider any form of mental health treatment until it becomes absolutely necessary. Instead of waiting for the treatment to reach its worst state, NYC Psychiatric Associates provides customized treatment to help patients through it.

Mental health issues can occur together and influence one another. In these cases, treating one issue instead of both can result in the untreated issue becoming worse. At NYC Psychiatric Associates, we can provide treatment, along with therapy, and counseling services. Our goal is to help patients to find effective coping and treatment methods to live a healthier lifestyle.

There is no reason to struggle alone. Call us to seek help today (917) 391-0076.

Dr. Todd Mekles

As the founder and CEO of NYC Psychiatric Associates, Dr. Mekles has dedicated his career to improving the mental health of New Yorkers. Graduate of the University of Kansas medical center Psychiatry program he scored the highest on the psychiatric in service exam every year in residency, and was among the top performers on this knowledge based in the entire US. A recognized expert in treating all forms of psychiatric conditions, his targeted approach utilizing the biopsychosocial model allows him to zero in on the appropriate medications and therapy to support and enhance the mental wellbeing of his patients. With over eight years of experience successfully treating the most challenging of all psychiatric pathologies, including substance abuse, psychosis, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and PTSD, Dr. Mekles focuses on building a strong therapeutic alliance with each and every patient. By providing in-network psychiatric care in a city that by and large does not offer it, his leadership has revolutionized the way mental health is delivered, creating a more efficient and effective model for patients across New York. Dr. Mekles has taken the toughest, most refractory cases in Psychiatry and succeeded. He is regarded by many as one of the top psychiatric pharmacologists in the country.

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. Melikian

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. Tanya Dutta

A graduate of Cornell University and St. George’s University School of Medicine, Dr. Dutta joined NYC Psychiatric Associates after completing her residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health and teaching hospital system serving the South and Central Bronx.

Dr. Dutta is an active member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. She is also a respected member of the Association of Child Psychoanalysis American Psychoanalytic Association, where she serves on committees for Child Advocacy and Medical Student Education. Dr. Dutta’s focus on medication management and psychodynamic therapy puts her in the unique position to leverage a collaborative approach in providing supportive, evidence-based care that helps patients and their families at all stages of their lives.

Dr. Jean Gauvin

Dr. Gauvin has a State of New York medical license amongst several other certifications and licensures. He attended Harvard University where he received an AB degree in Biology. He then attended New York University where he obtained his PhD in Computational Chemistry followed by University of Chicago where he obtained an MS in Financial Mathematics.

He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his training in a variety of competitive settings and roles inclusive of internship in the Department of Medicine at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University as well as resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Since beginning his career, he has been employed in a variety of different mental health settings and roles enhancing his skills and ability to work with a variety of different patients and their range of mental health needs. He has received several different honors and awards throughout his career thus far as well as published peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Francis Hayden

Dr. Hayden began practicing in the New York Metro area during his residency and Substance Abuse Fellowship in Bronx, New York, working at Jacobi, North Central Bronx, Montefiore Hospital, and Bronx Psychiatric Center. His first attending position was at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, New York followed by a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at New York University. Dr. Hayden's clinical positions have ranged from academic medical centers to private practice, to community hospitals, and state psychiatric hospitals. He is board-certified in Adult, Child & Adolescent, and Addiction Psychiatry. At NYC Psychiatric Associates Dr. Hayden provides individualized and accessible care to his patients utilizing his skills in psychiatric assessment, psychopharmacology, family dynamics, child development, psychotherapy, and addiction management.

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. Gayathri Mahendiran

Dr. Mahendiran obtained her General Psychiatry training at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center and completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Nassau University Medical Center, where she was administrative chief fellow. Dr. Mahendiran is board certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and brings to NYC Psychiatric Associates experiences from New York and Pennsylvania, previously working in state hospital inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Mahendiran is known for providing her patients with compassionate support and guidance. By implementing evidence-based practice standards, she helps guide her clients towards mental and emotional well-being.

Dr. Ahmed Maher

Dr. Ahmed Maher is a board certified psychiatrist who is licensed to practice in the states of Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. He earned his doctorate in medicine from the University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, in Alexandria, Egypt. He then completed his residency in psychiatry at Truman Medical Centers with the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where he also served as the chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in medical genetics and metabolismat Children’s Hospital Colorado with the University of Colorado – Denver.

Dr. Ahmed Maher has been practicing psychiatry since 2010. He currently holds a faculty position at the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and specializes in child psychiatry with a special focus on family dynamics for the improvement of pediatric mental health. He serves patients of all ages at our Olathe Clinic.

Dr. Taiye Ogundipe

Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, Dr. Ogundipe joined the skilled team at NYC Psychiatric Associates after completing Fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and, Sleep Medicine, at the renowned Stony Brook University School of Medicine (SUNY) in New York as well as a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Yale University. A distinguished member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Ogundipe specializes in treating patients suffering from mood disorders, ADHD, schizophrenia, and trauma. His extensive experience in child psychiatry also puts him in a unique position to care for children with disruptive behavior, anxiety and learning disorders, all while offering school-based interventions that help these vulnerable patients thrive.

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. Garrett Rossi

Dr. Garrett Rossi completed his psychiatry training at Cooper University Hospital. During his time as a resident, he authored multiple articles published in peer-reviewed journals, authored a textbook chapter on sports psychiatry, presented clinical research at multiple national conferences, and held leadership roles within the New Jersey Psychiatric Association. Dr. Rossi plans to bring his passion for innovative psychiatric care to every patient encounter.

Dr. Gerard Sager

Upon completion of psychiatric residency at Hillside Hospital, a division of Long Island Jewish Medical Center and teaching affiliate of Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Dr. Sager began his career in one of the first dual diagnosis units. Dr. Sager became certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. This was followed with certification by examination (now called Board Certified) by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Sager joined NYC Psychiatric Associates after being in private practice for more than 20 years while also working in numerous capacities at private and state hospitals, community health centers, and substance abuse facilities. Although trained by analysts in both insight-oriented and supportive psychotherapy, Dr. Sager has spent much of his career focused on treating non-responsive mood, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders in private practice and hospital settings.

Dr. Stella B. Keitel

Dr. Stella B. Keitel

Dr. Stella B. Keitel is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Doctorate Degree from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She completed the capstone of her clinical training at Manhattan Psychiatric Center, followed by post-doctoral training at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center.

Dr. Keitel is passionate about providing comprehensive, evidence-based treatments and evaluations to adolescents, adults, and couples.

In treatment, Dr. Keitel employs an integrative framework pulling from several therapeutic modalities including, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Dr. Keitel works collaboratively in treatment and is dedicated to providing a safe space to all.

Dr Marco Christian Michael

Dr Marco Christian Michael, BMedSc (Hons), is an incoming geriatric psychiatry fellow at Weil Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Westchester Division. He completed psychiatry residency at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate in New York, USA, where he served as PGY-4 and Academic Chief Resident. Dr Michael completed a double degree track - MD from Universitas Indonesia and an Honors Degree in Biomedical Sciences from Monash University, Australia. In Monash University he researched the sustained cognitive effects of an intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS) protocol using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in healthy controls. Since completion of medical school, he has published in peer-reviewed psychiatric journals, co-authored textbook chapters, and presented at international meetings on a range of topics, including geriatric psychiatry, psychotherapy, cultural psychiatry, community and international psychiatry, and interventional psychiatry. Dr Michael is an active member of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (AAPDPP), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) – Psychotherapy Section.

Dr Michael provides comprehensive, compassionate psychiatric care to patients ages 18 and older. Dr Michael listens actively to the biological, psychological, and socioenvironmental factors which contributes to your active problem(s). With his robust clinical training and supervision, Dr Michael is experienced in prescribing both non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions tailored to address your problems with a supportive, nonjudgmental approach.

Due to limitations set forth in telepsychiatry, Dr Michael currently does not offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) nor does he treat patients on multiple controlled substances requiring careful in person physical assessments and vital signs monitoring.

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.

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.

Meet The Staff


Chief Operating Officer


Chief Human Resource Officer

Todd Rilinger

Chief Quality Officer and Chief Financial Analyst


Chief TMS Technician


Chief of Staff and Assistant to COO


Chief Financial Officer


Credentialing Specialist


Billing Administrator


Chief Technology Officer and Head of Prior Authorizations

Jean Ong

Chief Intake Coordinator


Intake Specialist


Intake Specialist
The psychiatric oasis for patients and physicians.