Sharon Packer

Psychiatrist, MD

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Sharon Packer

Psychiatrist, MD


Location

Offers online therapy

Sharon Packer MD
580 Broadway
Ste. 504 Soho
New York, NY 10012
(646) 681-4098

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Announcement icon TelePsychiatry appts are available and covered by insurance. virtual appts for NEW PTS are scheduled at 10 AM; 11 AM; 3 PM Tues Wed Thurs.
Creative people can end distress-without losing creativity! I start with a comprehensive evaluation and "differential diagnosis." I customize treatment to your needs, combining natural techniques, psychopharmacology, brief CBT, arts-based or horticulture therapy, collaboration with other therapists, as needed. We review current concerns, medical, cultural, family, interpersonal, educational, vocational and substance histories, before identifying helpful-or harmful--past treatments, avoiding whatever harmed. Want a psychopharmacologist who recognizes "medical mimics" of mental symptoms, including medication side effects? See my Psychiatric Times series, "Why Psychiatrists are Physicians First." Prefer natural solutions? See my article on "What Wordsworth Knew: Daffodils as Antidepressants."
Psychiatrists offer more than psychopharmacology. We identify otherwise unnoticed "medical mimics" of psychiatric disease. Next, we recommend the safest, quickest, most effective symptom relief. Since I also teach psychotherapy to psychiatry residents, I design comprehensive, customized treatment plans, adding exercise, diet, yoga, art, music, gardening, psychodrama to standard psychotherapies.
Concerned about cost? Worried about time? I accept most insurance for psychiatric services and prescribe affordable--yet effective-medications, natural treatments, lifestyle modifications, plus short "high-yield" CBT when needed. Telepsychiatry follow-up appointments (insurance-covered!) save travel time, while our garden-like Soho setting boosts mood and instills calm.
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Finances

  • Session Fee: $300 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Magellan
  • Meridian
  • NIPPON
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
We take most insurance and bill insurance directly so that you have NO paperwork and pay only your co-pay or deductible instead of full fee.
Email me or call (646) 681-4098 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 126301

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Medical Association
  • Certificate Date: 1985
  • Certificate: American Psychiatric Association
  • Certificate Date: 1990

Sharon Packer's Groups

Soho Psychiatry Associates

We specialize in depression & anxiety, eating dIsorders, alcohol issues or opioid problems, using natural techniques when possible, short CBT/DBT sessions, plus psychopharmacology or Suboxone as needed. We prescribe safe medications that make it easier to avoid binge eating or alcohol overuse or opioid misuse. We know that the 12 step all-or-nothing approach is not for everyone, so we support harm reduction or abstinence or the Sinclair approach. We avoid anti-depressants w side effects—such as weight gain or sexual dysfunction— and teach natural methods to minimize habit forming anti-anxiety meds.

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Location

Sharon Packer MD
580 Broadway
Ste. 504 Soho
New York, NY 10012
(646) 681-4098
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol Use
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Abortion-Related Reactions
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug Abuse
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Medication Management
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Hebrew and Yiddish
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Expressive Arts
  • Jungian
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychiatric Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Yoga
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Sharon Packer, MD, Psychiatrist in New York
Sharon Packer

Psychiatrist, MD