She/Her/HersAdult & Child Psychiatrist, MD Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Carolina Biernacki, M.D. is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist based in the Flatiron district in New York City. She sees patients of all ages, most of whom are struggling with mood disorders such as depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD; trauma or loss; ADHD; adjustment difficulties; family, social, professional or relationship stress; and/or overall difficulty functioning. Dr Biernacki's aim is always to work collaboratively with a patient to get a thorough understanding of their symptoms and situation in order to offer a treatment plan that aligns with a patient's needs, wants and expectations.
Dr. Biernacki's approach is patient-centered, culturally-sensitive and comprehensive, taking into account a client's lifestyle, origins, wellness habits and personal preference in addition to their medical and psychiatric history. Dr. Biernacki always provides evidence-based treatment approaches with typical treatment consisting of psychotherapy (see list for various options depending on indication/preference), medication management or both, as well as discussions around optimizing lifestyle and overall wellness.
Dr. Biernacki started as an internist but quickly switched to psychiatry as she found that mental health was an underestimated component of overall health. After completing training in child and adolescent psychiatry at NYPH/Columbia/Cornell, she worked in medically underserved areas and non-profit clinics serving incredibly varied patient populations. She has provided guidance in establishing mental health programs for agencies such as IMG models; has lectured at the Child Mind Institute and professional conferences; and has published 2 chapters in the esteemed psychiatric book A Guide to Treatments That Works, 4th Edition from Oxford Press which reviews the latest research on psychiatric medication and psychosocial treatments. It is with this breadth and depth of experience that Dr. Biernacki approaches each patient to optimize healing and well being.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
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
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Years of Experience: 19 years
Community Healthcare Network, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2015 - 2021
VNSNY, Psychiatrist, 2012 - 2015
NYPH/Columbia/Cornell, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency, 2012
Mount Sinai West, Psychiatry Residency, 2010
Mount Sinai West, Internal Medicine Internship, 2007
PUMS, Doctor of Medicine, 2005
McGill, Bachelor of Science, 2001
College Marie de France, French Baccalaureate, 1998
New York: 266969