Dr. Sharon M. Batista, MD, is a Board-Certified psychiatrist holding board certifications in several subspecialty areas (psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and addiction medicine) and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Fellow of the American Medical Women’s Association, and Fellow of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Dr. Batista completed her medical education and psychiatric training at the Icahn School of Medicine’s Mount Sinai Hospital and fellowship at New York University. She is the founder, owner and medical director of Balanced Psychiatry of New York, a private practice in New York City. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Batista serves an active member of the teaching faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai Hospital as well as the treasurer of the American Medical Women’s Association. Dr. Batista has committed her professional career to collaborative models of healthcare, advancing the efficacy of psychotherapy, and teaching and mentoring. Dr. Batista is passionate about the integration of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques into psychiatric and medical care of diverse populations.