Robert J. Abel

Robert J. Abel


Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Upper west side in person Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 19, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder

Professional statement

Dr. Robert J. Abel, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NYC with a clinical doctoral degree. He has more than 25 years of experience in the mental health and psychiatric fields. Dr. Abel specializes in the treatment of ADHD, ADD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Insomnia, and Bipolar Disorder in children, teens, adults, and seniors. He works with both clients who have had previous experience in therapy and those who are new to therapy.

Dr. Abel takes the time to understand his clients using a Biopsychosocial Model that is holistic and integrative. He uses a warm, empathetic, team approach when working with clients.

He also takes every opportunity to educate his clients regarding conditions, evidence-based treatment options, and the risks vs. benefits of medication at the lowest possible dosages to assist the client to achieve their goals.

Dr. Abel will requently check in with clients between appointments to discuss how they are feeling to ensure their goals and needs are being met. When meeting with a new client, he spends time listening to their story to gain a better understanding of what their daily routine looks like, what a bad day entails, and what is important to them.

Dr. Abel is in practice to assist his clients to feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. He takes the time to listen and understand clients' treatment concerns.

In addition to his private practice he works as an assistant clinical professor, teaching Nurse Practitioner students at the graduate level in New York City.

Message to clients

I am so glad you have taken the time to visit my site. I have a part time on-site and video tele-psychiatry private practice which has been in existence close to four years.
I decided to base my practice on accepting many insurance plans as an in-network provider and keep my ‘private pay’ fees low to attract a client base that found it difficult to connect or afford psychiatric care in the community.
I am very client-focused and remember that making a decision to consider medication therapy often does not come easy. My goal is to insure that you know everything possible about the best medication available to help you maximize your treatment goals.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (30min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Therapist's note


Upper west side in person practice
110 West 96th street, 2B, New York, New York 10025
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 11-5
  • Tue 11-7
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11-5
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
NYU Student Health Center, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 2008 - Present

NYU, DNP, 2011
NYU, Masters in Psychiatric Nursing (Psych NP), 2008


New York: 401143