Kristel  Carrington

Kristel Carrington

Psychiatrist, MD
New York Not Accepting Online
Updated October 26, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Addiction

Professional statement

Dr. Kristel Carrington is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist in Manhattan who specializes in treating problems such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, spectrum illness, OCD, psychosis, relationship challenges, personality concerns, and addiction. A majority of her clients are in their 20s and 30s and are navigating challenges surrounding their careers and identity. Dr. Carrington helps them determine who they truly are and what they want out of life.

Dr. Carrington offers both medication management and psychotherapy, depending on the client’s needs and goals. She utilizes an eclectic treatment approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practice, and Psychodynamic principles. She also has training in Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), which has been proven an effective treatment for individuals with OCD. When working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, Dr. Carrington spends time educating them on what anxiety is and how it affects different individuals.

Dr. Carrington completed her adult psychiatry training at NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Hospital. She obtained an MD from the Yale School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Columbia University.

Message to clients

I care about helping you understand yourself. I do this by engaging you in an exploration of your mind, behavior, and relationships. I want to help you enhance your self awareness and identify what holds you back in life. My goal is to create a safe space to come and say whatever is on your mind. Symptom relief is not the only goal. I hope to help you discover your best self, take steps toward change, and thrive.


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

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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

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

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping


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


Kristel Carrington is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $325 (45min)
  • Initial session: $450 (60min)
  • Medication management sessions: $225

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
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed
Therapist's note

Dr. Carrington encourages clients to review their insurance out-of-network benefits since they can get reimbursed for a portion of the session costs.


Online Therapy (NY)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
PACT, Team Psychiatrist, 2017 - Present
NYULMC, Residency, 2012 - 2016

Yale School of Medicine, 2012
Columbia University, 2007



Client testimonials

"Dr. Carrington was very straightforward and nice! She asked about why I'm seeking a psychiatrist and clearly explained how she works. Great use of such a short call!"

- Zencare client • June 2020