Dr. Howard Chavis is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist practicing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He sees children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors. He specializes in a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, fear, anger management, relationships, parenting concerns and career challenges. Though he is able to prescribe medication, his approach generally allows for improvement without the need for medication.
Dr. Chavis takes a multimodal approach to treatment, including the implementation of mind-body techniques when appropriate. At initial consultation, he gains an understanding of what brings the person to therapy and identifies what interferes with their being more in touch with their true feelings and more effective in their relationships. He helps people see and then free themselves up from the inflexible, counterproductive ways they protect themselves. He accomplishes this through the alleviation and elimination of characterological and muscular armor (see video).
Dr. Chavis has four decades of experience and cares about those he treats. He received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His office is conveniently located near the 96th Street subway station.