Efraim Keisari, Psychiatrist in Plainview, New York — Zencare
Efraim J. Keisari
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Efraim J. Keisari

Psychiatrist, MD
Florida, Rhode Island, New York Accepting Online
Long Island Accepting In-person
Updated August 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Dr. Efraim Keisari is a Psychiatrist located in Plainview, NY. Dr. Keisari draws upon his expertise in mental health as he collaborates with clients that face difficulties from depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder, or phobias. He also works with clients that have trouble with insomnia, as well as those who feel overwhelmed by the stress in their lives from work, relationships, and navigating change.

Dr. Keisari begins each therapeutic relationship by getting to know the individual, including information about their background and their current issues with their mental health. From this understanding, he partners with his clients to develop an individualized treatment plan. When appropriate, this plan may include medication to help with the patient’s symptoms. Dr. Keisari then checks in regularly with his patients to see how treatment is going and whether or not there needs to be adjustments made. He may also encourage patients to adjust their routines with exercise and diet to promote healthy living.

Dr. Keisari earned his MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Keisari received additional training at Brown University in Forensic Psychiatry. He is passionate about tailoring effective, individualized treatment plans for all of his patients so they can reach their mental health goals and live fulfilling lives.


Message to clients

Asking for help can be hard. Finding the right psychiatrist for you can be hard. As a board certified psychiatrist with a small patient-centered practice, I strive to create a personalized and thoughtful experience for you. I treat adults of all ages with a wide range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and various phobias. We can address issues such as sleeping difficulties (insomnia), relationship challenges, work stress, and life stage transitions.

As we work together, I will strive to get to know you as a person and understand who you are as an individual. At the end of your first session, we will discuss treatment recommendations and collaborate to form an action plan to meet your needs.

Recommendations take into account a multitude of factors and may include changes to your diet or exercise regimen, talk therapy, prescription medications, lab tests, or referrals to other doctors as appropriate.

Feel free to contact me directly to schedule a 10 minute no-cost initial phone consultation.


Specialties

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)

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

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

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Efraim Keisari is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (25min)
  • Initial session: $450 (80min)

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • 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
Therapist's note

At this time, I do not accept insurance at my practice. Oftentimes, insurance companies create significant barriers to care that can affect our therapeutic relationship. By not taking insurance, I am able to offer a superior level of care and attention to my patients. That means no constraints in terms of the duration and frequency of appointments, and flexibility to create an individualized treatment plan that will best suit your needs. In addition, by not submitting claims to your insurance company, your care remains completely private.

If you have out-of-network benefits, you are welcome to submit claims to your insurance company. Many patients are able to receive partial or full reimbursements, depending on your specific out-of-network benefits. I can provide you with an invoice (a "superbill") to help with this process.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 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 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Long Island practice
100 Manetto Hill Road, Suite 209, Plainview, New York 11803
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

NYC Health + Hospitals, Attending Psychiatrist, 2021 - Present

Brown University School of Medicine, Psychiatry Fellowship, 2021
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Psychiatry Residency, 2020
St. George's University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2016
Emory University, Undergraduate, Pre-Med, 2010


Licensure

Florida: ME137782

Rhode Island: MD17026

New York: 310653


Languages

English

Spanish