Paul Poulakos, Psychiatrist in New York, New York — Zencare
Paul  Poulakos

Paul Poulakos

Psychiatrist, DO
New York Accepting Online
Greenwich Village Accepting In-person
Updated September 26, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Bipolar disorder

Professional statement

Dr. Paul Poulakos is a Psychiatrist located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Dr. Poulakos specializes in supporting clients affected by depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Many of Dr. Poulakos’s clients find themselves missing out on daily life because of their mental health symptoms which include fatigue, a lack of motivation, panic attacks, impulsivity, difficulty concentrating, and more. These symptoms impact their relationships, work life, and self-esteem. Dr. Poulakos also helps clients who would like to further enhance their lives, including finding a greater sense of fulfillment.

Dr. Poulakos provides clients struggling with mental illness the medications they need to manage their symptoms, when appropriate. He continues to check in with these clients to ensure that the medication remains helpful and to talk openly about the challenges they face. Dr. Poulakos also draws from evidence-based therapy approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, psychodynamic, supportive therapy, and solutions-focused brief therapy. He helps clients examine their thought and behavioral patterns and how these patterns influence their emotional states. He also helps clients set goals for their mental health and determine the steps to take to reach these goals.

Dr. Poulakos is a Georgetown and Mount Sinai trained psychiatrist. Dr. Poulakos is passionate about providing effective treatment for clients of all identities and backgrounds, particularly the LGBTQ community. His goal is to help clients move past the obstacles holding them back from meaningful, joyful lives.


Message to clients

My practice is unique in the way that I offer psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and psychotherapy all within one roof. I see patients for a variety of reasons and share the same open stance with each of them, in which there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. We will work collaboratively to determine what works best for you and the life you would like to live. I believe psychiatric care should be individualized in order for us to find solutions that meet your needs.

I am currently offering both telehealth and in office visits, in hopes to keep all of my patients safe and make treatment as accessible as possible.


Specialties

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

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



Treatment approaches


Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $325 (30min)
  • Sliding scale: $300 - $325
  • Initial session: $550 (60min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $550 (60min)
  • Medication management sessions: $325 (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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 9AM-7PM
  • Wed 9AM-7:30PM
  • Thu 10AM-6PM
  • Fri 10AM-6PM
  • Sat 11AM-2PM
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Greenwich Village practice
26 W 9th St, Suite 4e, Room #1, New York, New York 10011
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 9AM-7:30PM
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 10AM-6PM
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Mount Sinai Beth Isreal, Attending Physician & Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Icahn School of Medicine, 2021 - Present
Bellevue/NYU, Attending Physician & Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, 2020 - 2021

Mount Sinai Beth Isreal, Psychiatry Residency, 2020
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Psychiatry Residency , 2018
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences , Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine , 2016
Loyola Univerisity, Bachelor of Business Administration, 2012


Licensure

New York: 295681


Languages

English