Dr. Anna Yusim, MD -- Psychotherapy & Psychopharmacology
Dr. Yusim believes every person is unique and therefore needs an individually-tailored therapy approach. The philosophy of Dr. Yusim’s practice is to help individuals achieve their highest level of psychological, emotional & mental well-being. She does this by enabling patients to cultivate their inherent strengths and gain insight into their difficulties. Her primary approach is psychodynamic, existential and action-oriented. Psychodynamically, she works with her patients to understand how patterns of thinking and feeling from early childhood affect their current lives. Existentially, she helps her patients to find personal meaning in their lives and cultivate their uniqueness. An empathic & action-oriented approach enables her patients to make real and lasting changes in their personal and professional lives. If desired by the patient, Dr. Yusim can prescribe psychiatric medication when medically indicated.
Dr. Yusim treats 3 types of patients:
PERSONAL GROWTH: Individuals looking to grow personally, actualize their potential, and improve themselves and their relationships
CHALLENGES & TRANSITIONS: Individuals, couples and families going through transitions or challenging life circumstances, including but not limited to relationship difficulties, infertility, sexual problems, family problems, job stress, trauma, loss and grief, parenting, spiritual struggles, divorce, chronic pain or illness, adoption, etc.
PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS AND DISORDERS: Individuals experiencing psychiatric symptoms or diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, including adult ADHD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, bipolar disorder, obsessive/compulsive disorder, panic disorder, sexual problems, addiction & substance use disorders.
Dr. Anna Yusim completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University, where she studied Biology & Philosophy. She attended Yale Medical School & the NYU Residency Training Program in Psychiatry. She is presently affiliated with Columbia University Medical Center, where she conducts research in global mental health. Dr. Yusim has traveled, lived and worked in over 40 countries on 5 continents. She has presented at numerous national and international medical conferences, and has over 50 publications on various topics in psychiatry.
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Dr. Yusim currently accepts Private Payment and Consolidated Health Plans Insurance. For other insurance carriers, the patient may be eligible for out-of-network reimbursement. Payment is due at time of visit and cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
Columbia University Medical Center
Lenox Hill Hospital
EDUCATION & TRAINING
NYU Medical Center
Yale Medical School
University / College
Biology & Philosophy
Psychotherapy / Psychiatry
ORGANIZATIONS & AWARDS
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
World Psychiatric Association
Dr. Yusim has received numerous awards and distinctions including the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Research Resident Award, the American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship, the William Webb Fellowship from the Academy for Psychosomatic Medicine, the American Psychiatric Institute for Research & Education (APIRE) Janssen Research Award, the Seed Research Grant from the American Medical Association, First Prize in the Sermo Resident Challenge, the Carta Fellowship from the World Psychiatric Association, the Janet M. Glasgow-Rubin Award for Women Leaders at Yale Medical School, the William F. Downs Fellowship for International Research, the Max Kade Fellowship, the Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman Scholarship for Leadership, the Foreman Fleisher Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence, the Golden Award for Top Thesis written in the Humanities at Stanford University, the Hoefzer Prize for Top Essay Written in Stanford University Course, the Bessie F. Lawrence International Fellowship, and the National Science Foundation Scholarship.