Dr. Anees Benferhat, MD is a psychiatrist who takes a healing-oriented approach to working with his clients. You can see him for psychotherapy, medications, or both. If you see him for medications alone, he is happy to collaborate with your therapist. Anees works with all adults 18 and older, and he frequently works with people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma-related issues, creativity/performance challenges, and spiritual & cultural issues.
Anees specializes in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which works to heal past traumatic experiences big and small, with a compassionate approach that helps each client unlock their own innate capacity to grow and heal. Anees is also adept in multiple other forms of psychotherapy, including practical approaches and emotions-based work. There are many paths towards healing and happiness; you and Anees will choose and walk your path together. Wherever you are is the best place to start.
The decision about whether to take medication can be complex. Anees's goal is to empower you with the knowledge you need to make the right choice for yourself. He will help you make sense of your symptoms, what diagnosis you may have, and how a medication could be helpful. He will also explain which medications he recommends and why, and he will talk you through the pros and cons of each option to help you make a decision you can feel confident about. He is also available between sessions to discuss any issues you may have.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in lif
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values
Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places
Peak performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals
Creativity - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Anees Benferhat is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
A limited number of sliding scale slots less than $250/session may be available, based on financial need.
Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, Instructor and Per Diem Psychiatrist, 2020 - Present
St. Vincent's Hospital, per diem Psychiatrist, 2017 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, University Scholars Fellowship, 2019 - 2020
Montefiore Medical Center, Psychiatry Residency, 2015 - 2019
National Institute of Mental Health, Research Fellow, 2009 - 2011
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD, 2015
University of Chicago, BA, 2009