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Kristel Carrington(She/Her/Hers)

Psychiatrist, MD
CaliforniaFloridaNew YorkPennsylvania
Anxiety-Depression-ADHD-Bipolar disorder-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)-Addiction-

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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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, Psychiatrist
PACT, Team Psychiatrist
MANTRA, Medical Director

NYU Psychiatry Residency Program, Psychiatrist, 2016
Yale School of Medicine, Medical Doctor, 2012
Columbia University, Neuroscience & Behavior, 2007


New York: 271782 - New Jersey: 25MA10069400 - California: A164873 - Texas: TO441 - Texas: T0441




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

ADHD - Medication management and behavioral therapy to support enhancing awareness of ADHD symptoms and their impact on sense of self and overall functioning. Behavioral therapy to support efforts at changing habits and building new strategies to enhance executive functioning.

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 related to substance use disorders. Medication assisted treatment to support recovery from opioid and alcohol use disorders.


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

Locations & Hours

Only accepting clients seeking ketamine therapy at this time.


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

  • Individual sessions:$350 (45min)
  • Initial session:$500 (60min)
  • Medication management sessions:$250 (30min)

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
  • Credit Card
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
  • 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.

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
"Dr. Carrington is a caring, holistic and professional person. I enjoyed our consult and found that I'm so looking forward to seeing her again soon. I believe this will be a great relationship."
- Zencare client October 2021