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.
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
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Years of Experience: 7 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
New York: 295681