Hello, new me.

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"My expertise is in treating depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and helping people with medical illnesses."

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"My approach is warm and empathic."

About me

My passion is treating depression and anxiety. It’s so vital to our health, families, and communities. The first person I encountered with depression was my grandmother so, for me, this is a personal endeavor.

I founded my first depression clinic when I was a trainee. Over time, influenced by my research, I developed a treatment vision based on caring, integration of care with other healthcare professionals, and new, cutting-edge treatments such as ketamine and Spravato.

In terms of qualifications, I am double board certified. I spent the first part of my career in academic leadership as an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, and Northwell Health, three of the best health systems in the country.

I have written eleven textbook chapters and published over fifty research articles in medical journals but for me, working with patients was always my most important goal.

Hello, new me” is an invitation to embark on a journey of growth and healing, 

I look forward to meeting you in person.

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Here's How We Can Help

Our goal is to find the most effective and safest treatment for you
Depression & Anxiety

We use the latest evidence-based treatments driven by research-proven protocols.  We advocate the use of multiple approaches such as medication, psychotherapy and behavioral activation to maximize the speed and likelihood of remission.

Ketamine & Spravato

We are experts at treating TRD (treatment resistant depression) . We integrate newer approaches that you won’t see at many other psychiatrists. Ketamine works faster than other treatments. It’s available intravenously or as a nasal spray (Spravato).  It works faster than any other medication for depression.  Safety is our top priority. We administer ketamine strictly according to the American Psychiatric Association’s consensus statement.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Psychotherapy is a powerful healing force. We use a research-proven, goal-focused therapy called CBT. It’s the most effective approach for depression, anxiety, panic and obsessive compulsive disorder. Done right, therapy is a meaningful and exciting endeavor that brings about real change.

Prescribing Medications

Our prescribing philosophy is to prescribe psychiatric medications at the lowest doses possible. Safety is our first priority. We also “prescribe to remission”. This means that we adjust medications until a full remission has been achieved. A partial remission is not enough.

Genetic Testing

This new technology helps us chose the right medication that is tailored to your unique genetic makeup. Our goal is to find a medication that is more likely to help and less likely to cause side-effects. It reduces the trial and error approach that you will find with many other psychiatrists. Read my article on genetic testing.

Collaborative Care

This is a new approach in psychiatry that aims to improve physical and psychological vitality. That’s why we work closely with your other physicians and therapists and that’s why we encourage exercise. We were the first depression and anxiety clinic in New York to integrate this approach. 

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What our patients are saying..."

I’ve said to my wife several times that I’m amazed how “back-to-normal” I am given where I was two months ago. I’ve shared my experience with a number of friends and members of my family – I’ve made it clear to all how fortunate I was to be working with you and how effective your treatment turned out to be. Don’t be surprised if you hear from one or two of them seeking help with similar or related issues. I’m very grateful for the way you helped me.

if you want a psychiatrist who is knowledgeable, competent, easy to talk to, patient and thorough, you could do no better than Dr. Tomer Levin. He hears what the problem is, what your concerns are, and then works collaboratively towards a solution. I worked with Dr. Levin for the first time several years ago, and then again this year.  In both instances I was so pleased with the experience and successful outcome. Notably, in one of our sessions,  he astutely identified a potential problem of an unrelated condition and advised I see my internist for further evaluation, which I did.  He was correct and today I continue with the necessary treatment for that chronic condition. I highly recommend Dr. Levin for anyone seeing a psychiatrist for the first time as well for those who have more experience in knowing what they need and want in this area.

I think you are a lovely person and a gem of a doctor. I enjoy collaborating with you [treating our mutual patient].

I deeply value my partnership with Dr. Levin, and would strongly recommend him to both friends and family.

I feel amazing. I have been able to relax and concentrate in ways I hadn’t been able to in a long time.

Dr. Levin has worked with me on a variety of deeply rooted emotional and psychological issues, helping me build self-esteem and greater understanding.

You helped me so much. I can’t thank you enough. I also wanted to share the exciting news that we got engaged!!!!

Mom always talks about how nice you are. It makes a huge difference… Thanks again!

Dr. Levin is an intelligent, thoughtful, and goal-oriented psychiatrist. Where others failed, he succeeded by offering me practical tools that I have put to use to diminish severe anxiety.

You are a lifesaver. For six years I have been flipping out, but [with the new medication] it does not bother me any more.

He mends the mighty and the rabble, List’ning calmly to our babble. He squints up at revealing phrases, Then charts a pathway through the mazes, He sends up back to work and dabble

Thanks for the update and for treating [my patient]. He greatly enjoys working with you.” Therapist NYC.

Emotionally, I was a cripple in a world of people who could walk. Tomer Levin helped me to stand up, find my place, and move ahead.

Dr. Levin is committed to seeing me improve each week, holding me to task so I can actually benefit from the change we seek.

Mostly my life has been sad and dreary. I began to visit Tomer Levin and found a crack in the wall that let in a little light. Now I have come to believe in whole days full of sun.

If you really want to change your life, go to Tomer Levin. His brilliant intuitions will lead you in surprising directions.

I am very grateful to Dr. Levin for his help and also to Debra for making my visits to the office so welcoming.

In addition to your help with medications, thank-you Dr. Levin for referring me to Smart Recovery. It’s a very effective program with tools, groups and good people that have kept me sober!

Dr. Levin treated my teen child for both depression and anxiety while also coordinating their care with a DBT therapist in another practice. He preformed genetic testing on my child to help determine the appropriate medication for them and was slow to introduce the medication while offering nurturing, sensitive therapy that also included directives for healthy and helpful exercise. I appreciated how nurturing and sensitive he was to my child’s needs, as well as how much he collaborated with the other therapist. My child’s depressive symptoms greatly decreased under his care, for which we are extremely grateful.

“Dr. Levin truly helped me change my alcohol habits in a significant and life-affirming way. Working with him over a year’s time, he prescribed very helpful medication and gave me strong support and encouragement , while holding me to high standards of self control and achievement.  My life is much better for the care he gave me.”

Ketamine treatment has been life changing. Being free of my baseline anxiety and stress is such a release. The physical relief of being without anxiety and stress hormones for an hour [during the infusion] is remarkable. But also part of my anxiety is anxiety about being anxious – not anticipating that pain is fabulous. I am going for long walks now and planning a trip to Paris that I did not think I would make two weeks ago. 

Thank you for your kindness and wisdom yesterday. It was a breakthrough session for me. There were so many layers of complexity, I couldn’t do it alone.

 

You’ve given me the gift of perspective and having a plan.

 

Thanks to you, Tomer, I’ve got my eyes on the horizon. And isn’t that all a good sailor needs?

I recommend Dr. Levin to my patients who are looking for a psychiatrist. He is such a well rounded professional. He genuinely knows about his patients and cares about their quality of life. He collaborates really well and he listens to the patient, their family and other treatment providers like myself. I have worked with many doctors in my career and Dr. Levin stands out the most as having the perfect blend of knowledge and bedside manner.

Elana Rimler

I’d like to thank Dr Levin and his assistant Debra for being so patient with me over the last 4 months. When I first saw Dr Levin I was at the lowest point in my life. I had anxiety and depression, losing interest in all the things that I used to love. He listened to me attentively and talked to me in a calm and confident manner making me feel hopeful about my future. I think that’s very important for any patient. He prescribed me a very good antidepressant that worked ! And there’s no withdrawal symptoms from this med.  He encouraged me to exercise and to see a talk therapist because he doesn’t like to put patients on long term medications if possible. That’s just what I wanted. Now I exercise daily, and continue seeing my therapist, I’ve stopped the med a month ago. Feeling great!

I just want to say you basically seem to have solved my 20 years of sickness in one session. I’m doing great! God bless you (not so sure I believe in God but God bless you nonetheless) and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Dr. Tomer and his team have helped me and my family navigate through some very difficult and stressful times. I am happy to say that thanks to his knowledge, compassion, and insight we improved our ability to navigate very stressful times. This has truly changed our lives. Thank you!

I really appreciate the good you did in a pinch. You gave me some great ideas and the momentum to make changes. Thank you so much for the open door policy as well.

Dr. Levin is an excellent doctor!  Any patient should feel confident in his expertise in treating disorders.His knowledge about different treatments should leave any patient feeling that he will definitely move forward in Dr. Levin’s care. He genuinely cares about his patients, and it’s very easy to talk to him, as he is a good and patient listener. Also, his office manager, Debra, is a warm and compassionate person, which makes the whole experience  a positive one!

It is very good to talk to and receive advice from someone with Dr. Levin’s knowledge and experience.

Dr. Levin is a very wise, caring, kind, intelligent, and helpful doctor. I am extremely grateful for all his guidance and support.
Also, you have been great, too! Thank you.
 I want to start off by saying thank you to you and Dr. Levin for the care and support you have offered my father and my family over the past 2 plus years.  Dr. Levin’s honesty and willingness to be open and truly listen to our concerns was very reassuring.
We  hope that the doors can remain open to reach out in the future, should the need arise.
Thank you again!
Your care team as a 10 out of 10.  It is GREATLY appreciated!
Dr Levin is a caring, compassionate and thorough psychiatrist always available for his patients.
He is committed to making certain all his clients return to better health and healing.

I spent a great deal of time researching psychiatric as well as psychological care. After weeks of research, I came across Dr. Levin. His clinical approach was spot on as he didn’t just rely on medication to treat my illness but also encouraged Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

To date all is processing very well. I have found Dr. Levin to be extremely empathetic and comforting. He seemed to be comprehensive in assessing my condition before suggesting a treatment regimen. He confidently and in a very understanding manner explained my diagnosis. In addition, he set the degree of my illness along with a prognosis and treatment plan I was comfortable with.

Dr. Levin helped me get through a very difficult and disturbing period of depression and anxiety. He was kind and patient throughout my period of care. The medication he prescribed along with his counseling made it possible for me to get my life back. When I was able to stop the medication, he provided a step by step weaning plan. Debra, his office manager, was always friendly and helpful.  I am very grateful that Dr. Levin was there to help me, and I would recommend him very highly.

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Safety is our top priority. We administer ketamine strictly according to the American Psychiatric Association’s consensus statement.
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