Rachel Ward

Psychiatrist, MD

Contact Info

718-568-6061
rachelwardmd@gmail.com

License

  • Psychiatrist
    New York

Locations

Manhattan Office
345 7th Ave, Suite 1601 L
New York, NY 10001
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Telephone: 718-568-6061

Brooklyn Professional Offices
135 Ocean Parkway, Suite 1P
Brooklyn, NY 11218
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Telephone: 718-568-6061

I am a board-certified psychiatrist with a relatively eclectic background and a commitment to maintaining a warm, open and non-judgmental space for all individuals I work with. I have experience diagnosing & treating a wide variety of mental health issues, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, perinatal and postpartum depression/anxiety/psychosis, adult ADD/ADHD, and dementia with behavioral dyscontrol +/- mood disturbances.  

I provide very thorough diagnostic evaluations by taking the time needed to fully understand each facet of every individual I see,  taking into account physical health, nutrition/lifestyle factors, spiritual beliefs and cultural factors, in addition to medical, social, educational, occupational, developmental and psychological history.  Unfortunately, I have had the experience of working with many individuals who were misdiagnosed for many years, receiving little or no relief, primarily as a result of inadequate assessments.  At times, it is the seemingly inconsequential experiences in childhood that are overlooked, or how these experiences are translating into present-day difficulty in relationships, career satisfaction, and overall quality of life.   At other times, a condition felt to be psychiatric may actually be the first symptom of an emerging medical illness,  or an uncommon side effect of a supplement/medication/medication interaction.  A very thorough history, gathered in a warm, nonjudgmental, confidential environment,  is necessary for determining an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment plan. 

I am trained in a number of mental health treatments, including medications, CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic psychotherapies, and Somatic & Attachment Focused EMDR.   These modalities inform my assessments & treatment planning, and are all provided with a trauma-informed, person-centered, collaborative approach.  


Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Psychodynamic

Age Groups

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 21)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Young Adults (20's & 30's)