Michelle  Tricamo

Michelle Tricamo

Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for afternoon appointments in Upper East Side practice (updated May 01, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Michelle Tricamo is a board-certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist on the Upper East Side of Manhattan who can provide both medications and psychotherapy. She has extensive therapeutic experience treating individuals going through major life transitions, those with anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, or low self-esteem.

Dr. Tricamo’s treatment approach is rooted in psychodynamic and psychoanalytical therapy. She completed psychoanalytic training at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She helps her clients identify patterns of behavior that are maladaptive. Through a safe, collaborative environment they can learn to better understand themselves and change these patterns. She guides patients to recognize troubling thoughts and feelings that are getting in the way of living a more satisfying life. Her goal is to help patients realize their strengths and empower them to take control of their lives by asserting themselves and making better choices.

Dr. Tricamo completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Mount Sinai before going on to complete fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at NY-Presbyterian (Cornell and Columbia Universities). She was an attending physician in the anxiety clinic for five years and still teaches at Weill Cornell. Dr. Tricamo believes in the power of therapy and looks forward to meeting you at her office near the 77th Street subway station.

Message to clients

We are often plagued by anxiety and stress that confuses or blocks us from moving forward. Sometimes we try to ignore these concerns because they make us feel uncomfortable, or worse, out of control. This can often lead to increased severity or even to paralysis. Through empathetic listening and a safe environment, I help guide you to learn more about yourself; to assist you in making sense of these strong emotions and upsetting thoughts; and to help you deal with difficulties at work, at home or with relationships in general. My hope is that through our work your confidence, competence, and assertion will grow so that you can feel in charge of your life and feel good about making choices independently.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

General expertise


Michelle Tricamo 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: $450 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Tricamo can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper East Side practice

65 East 76th Street

Suite 1B

New York, NY 10021

  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Weill Cornell Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2014 - present

Weill Cornell Medicine, Co-director of Pediatric OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program, 2012 - 2017

New York Presbyterian (Weill Cornell and Columbia University), Child and Adolescent Fellow, 2010 - 2012

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Adult Resident, 2007 - 2010

Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, 2013 - 2018

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, MD, 2007

Cornell University, BS, 2003


  • English