Dobgima  Erick
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Dobgima Erick

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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP Advanced Nurse Practitioner, ANP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Access Care NP Accepting In-person
Updated September 5, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychological evaluations & testing
  • Addiction
  • Mood disorders
  • Integrated care

Professional statement

Hello There!

I am a double board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Health Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) with a post-doctoral graduate degree from Brandman University (now University of Massachusetts Global). I have experience working with adolescents, adults and seniors in multiple settings facing various complex mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, trauma, and mood disorders.

A bit about my approach to therapy:

I approach each patient as a unique individual and tailor the patient's care accordingly. I use a combination of talk therapy and medication management as needed to ensure well rounded treatment. Most importantly, you can speak freely without fear of judgement or shame

What you can expect from our first session:

Clients can expect to gain a better understanding of their treatment plan, as we work together, collaboratively with other members of your team to help you achieve the best version of yourself. Typically, during our initial meeting, I will inquire about the reason for seeking care, past history, treatment trials and response to past treatments, current symptoms as well as goals for treatment. I also provide evidence based recommendations for medications only when indicated. I provide medication teaching and offer clients the option to take time in deciding what treatment part to follow. This often means scheduling a second meeting before prescribing medications. I prescribe medications during initial visits for clients who are ready and willing to pursue this route (if clinically indicated). Every client is unique, so what happens during the initial and subsequent meeting is solely based on clients goals for treatment and readiness. I also provide supportive counseling during meetings. I make referrals to other healthcare disciplines as indicated.


Message to clients

It’s so helpful to find someone with whom you can just be yourself for an hour a week, talk about all the things that are important to you, and not have to wear a brave face or feel judged. My goal is to work with you collaboratively as a team. I want you to know that I will not just actively listen to you but work with you (your and anyone else you want involved in the process) to help you find solutions that ultimately improve your mental state in a manner that does not make you feel pressured but comfortable in your own skin.

We are a judgement-free space, where you will be in the driver's seat with me as your co-pilot and we will strive to make sustainable progress at a pace that you are most comfortable with.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Psychological evaluations & testing - A broad range of tests and assessments that may be used to identify present strengths, provide diagnosis clarity, and inform treatment goals

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Integrated care - Using a combination of medication and talk therapy to help improve symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $350 (45min)
  • Initial session: $400 (60min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $350 (45min)
  • Medication management sessions: $250 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6pm - 8pm
  • Tue 6pm - 8pm
  • Wed 6pm - 8pm
  • Thu 5pm - 8pm
  • Fri 8am - 7pm
  • Sat 9am - 6pm
  • Sun 9am - 6pm

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Access Care NP practice
405 W 238th St, Bronx, New York 10463
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6pm - 8pm
  • Tue 6pm - 8pm
  • Wed 6pm - 8pm
  • Thu 5pm - 8pm
  • Fri 8am - 7pm
  • Sat 9am - 6pm
  • Sun 9am - 6pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Access Care NP , Psychiatry & Family Health Provider, 2018 - Present
Northern Westchester Hospital, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, 2020 - Present
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Medicine NP, 2022 - Present

Brandman University, Post-Doctoral PMHNP, 2019
Chamberlain University, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2017
Herbert Lehman College, MS-FNP, 2015
Chamberlain College of Nursing, BSN, 2013


Licensure

New York: 402889

New Jersey: 26NJ00853600

New York: 340537


Languages

English

French