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. 

At Principium Psychiatry we utilize state of the art technology and have partnered with NeuroStart. At Principium Psychiatry we use NeuroStarTranscranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to conduct treatment sessions.

Here’s what you can expect from a NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) session:

Before treatment

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy: Patient reclines in treatment chair

  • You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair
  • A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head

During treatment

TMS Therapy: Patient in chair receiving treatment

  • NeuroStar delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain
  • You’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head

After treatment

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy: Depending on your doctor’s recommendation, each treatment takes between 19 and 37 minutes

  • You can resume normal activities immediately
  • Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions

In-office treatment with NeuroStar TMS Therapy takes 19-37 minutes and is administered 5 days a week for approximately 4-6 weeks.*

TMS Treatment

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, is the latest generation of direct brain stimulation therapy for the treatment of depression. Using non-invasive technology, the regions of the brain implicated in depression can be stimulated, to treat debilitating symptoms depression. TMS does not involve medication and is performed on an outpatient basis.

Our Personalized Care Model

  • Dr. Cohen offers TMS in a discreet, private office setting in the heart of Manhattan on W 57th St, with a view towards Central Park and NYC Landmark Alwyn Court.
  • Dr. Cohen will provide a full consultation on the indications for TMS as well as review psychopharmacology history and options.
  • Dr. Cohen works closely with patient’s primary psychiatrist, TMS technician, and device manufacturer, Neuronetics, Inc., to provide optimal treatment outcomes.

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.

Yiling Wang earned her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Duke University, where she worked as a research assistant at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is completing her graduate studies in Neuroscience and Education at Columbia University and is a certified TMS technician.