Practice Statement

Dr. Cohen’s practice offers comprehensive treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, Dr. Cohen’s office offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a medication-free alternative treatment for depression and other disorders; Ketamine, a cutting-edge psycho-pharmacological approach to depression; and pharmaco-genetic testing to help guide the approach to medication. 

Telepsychiatry Services in Midtown Manhattan

Dr. Cohen offers Telepsychiatry, treatment in the comfort and privacy of your home using video-conferencing.  Telepsychiatry is only available to patients in the New York City area because under certain circumstances patients will need to come and see Dr. Cohen in the office. Routine treatment sessions, however, can occur via video teleconference in the comfort of your home.

Required equipment include only a computer or laptop with a webcam and an internet connection.

For inquiries about telepsychiatry, please contact Dr. Cohen’s office.

What Is Telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry services use telemedicine — the process of providing health care through telecommunications — to deliver psychiatry services. Many psychiatrists use videoconferencing for their telepsychiatry sessions. During a telepsychiatry appointment, the doctor gives treatment to the patient over the video call. In many cases, the telepsychiatry experience resembles the process that happens during an in-person visit. At Principium, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are available for telepsychiatry sessions.

Benefits of Telepsychiatry

The remote nature of telepsychiatry leads to plenty of advantages for patients. As one of our telepsychiatry patients, you’ll benefit from:

  • Accessibility: Telepsychiatry sessions make mental health care more accessible to patients in a variety of situations. Mental health conditions like depression can make it difficult to come to the office for treatment every session, so telepsychiatry simplifies the process. Our telepsychiatry options also give patients who commute better access to our care.
  • Comfort: Many patients consider telepsychiatry more comfortable than in-person care. Mental health stigma discourages some patients from visiting our office in public, making telepsychiatry an ideal option. The comfort of a patient’s home can also help them open up more to their psychiatrist.
  • Cost savings: With telepsychiatry, you can save on some of the costs associated with attending an in-person appointment. It allows you to spend less money on transportation, time off and childcare. In most cases, telepsychiatry has similar insurance coverage to in-person sessions.

Globally Connected Healthcare

Thanks to telepsychiatry, we can provide various forms of psychiatric care across geographic locations. We offer select aspects of these services to our patients through telepsychiatry:

  • Psychotherapy: Since psychotherapy focuses on discussion, it suits telepsychiatry well. During remote psychotherapy sessions, you’ll talk about your thoughts and feelings with one of our therapists. We provide many kinds of psychotherapy at Principium Psychiatry, including cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy. You can receive many of these therapy models over telepsychiatry.
  • Psychopharmacology: Depending on the treatment you need for your condition, we can perform some aspects of psychopharmacology through telepsychiatry. In situations where you need to make a major adjustment, we may require you to come to our office. Many routine appointments can take place over telepsychiatry, so ask our staff when you schedule your appointment.
  • Addiction therapy: Patients in the later stages of addiction recovery may take part in some appointments through telepsychiatry. At the beginning of treatment, we may encourage you to visit in person as you develop new behaviors. As you progress through recovery, you’ll get more chances to request remote appointments.

Why Choose Principium Psychiatry?

Patients in NYC choose Principium Psychiatry for mental health care because of our:

  • Experts in multiple specialties: The Principium Psychiatry team includes psychiatrists who specialize in many types of therapy and new treatments like TMS and ketamine therapy.
  • Experienced leadership: Dr. Cohen and Principium have experience in multiple specialties and hold positions at Columbia University and Cornell University.
  • Easy-to-reach location: You can reach our office near Columbus Circle from multiple subway lines, including accessible stations.

Schedule a Telepsychiatry Appointment in NYC

Please book an initial consultation at our NYC office to learn more about our telepsychiatry options.

MEET OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Ziv E. Cohen is a Weill Cornell-affiliated and board certified psychiatrist with extensive experience treating mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, and a variety of other disorders.  His experience lies with individuals across the lifecycle, including adolescents and adults. Dr. Cohen is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, and on the medical staff of New York Presbyterian Hospital, both in New York City.

Dr. Noam Schneck  is a New York state licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at Columbia University in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Schneck provides psychological treatments utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented therapy and mindfulness approaches within the context of a warm and caring relationship.  His research work investigates the processes by which unwanted and painful thoughts come to mind and influence behavior and life functioning.  He has a wide array of experience treating children, pre-adolescents, teenagers and adults.

Sarah Delaney is a Yale trained psychiatric nurse practitioner. In New York State, psychiatric nurse practitioners are fully licensed psychopharmacologists. She is a skilled practitioner and is on staff at the Columbia University outpatient psychiatric department. In her private practice, she treats a variety of conditions with the most current and comprehensive regimens. Ms. Delaney received her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Yale University. Ms. Delaney works with children, adolescents, and adults to address a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral issues.

Dr. Reed Maxwell earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University (May 2017) and completed his doctoral internship at University of Rochester Medical Center. He uses a variety of evidence-based techniques to treat problems in work, love, and life. Dr. Maxwell is experienced in cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and third wave therapies (e.g., acceptance and commitment therapy).

Dr. Maxwell works with the client to set treatment goals and actively evaluates progress over the course of therapy. His work is patient-centered and patient-empowering. Dr. Maxwell’s specialties include mood and anxiety disorders and personality disorders.