Mohammad  Tavakkoli

Mohammad Tavakkoli


Adult Psychiatrist, MD Master of Public Health, MPH Master of Science, MS Practice: Skypiatrist Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Brooklyn Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 7, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Professional statement

Dr. Tavakkoli is a New York-based, board-certified psychiatrist with more than 20 years of clinical, public health, and leadership experience. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and is affiliated with Rockland Psychiatric Center. Dr. Tavakkoli has degrees in Medicine and Public Health from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Global Health and Population from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his psychiatry residency and chief residency at New York Medical College and has previously served as the Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry and Site Director for medical student education at Westchester Medical Center. He has received training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at New York Medical College and completed a Fellowship in Psychoanalysis at Psychoanalytic Association of New York affiliated with New York University. Dr. Tavakkoli has over forty publications in psychiatry and public health and continues to serve as a peer reviewer for multiple prestigious medical journals.

Dr. Tavakkoli treats a variety of psychiatric conditions including mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders); anxiety; personality disorders; attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Combining his medical and psychotherapeutic skills and employing years of experience and training in public health, Dr. Tavakkoli uses a holistic, biopsychosocial approach towards his patients and goes beyond merely prescribing medications for them. He is a patient-focused physician emphasizing on building relationships with his patients and working towards creating a personalized treatment plan for them. Dr. Tavakkoli has special interest and expertise in mental health of immigrants, men, people living with HIV/AIDS, and trauma survivors. He welcomes patients who speak English or Persian (Farsi).


Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $375 (50min)
  • Initial session: $600 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $600 (90min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $400 (50min)
  • Medication management sessions: $250 (30min)


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 Closed
  • Tue 6-8:30 PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 6-8:30 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn practice
169 wythe ave #104, Brooklyn, New York 11249
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Columbia University, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry , 2022 - Present
Rockland Psychiatric Center, Inpatient Psychiatrist , 2021 - Present
New York Medical College , Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry , 2017 - 2021
Westchester Medical Center, Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry , 2017 - 2020

New York Medical College, General Psychiatry, 2017
Harvard School of Public Health, Master of Science in Global Health and Population, 2011
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Master of Public Health, 2009
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine , 2001


New York: 287439