Dr. Robert J. Abel, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry in NoMad, NYC with a clinical doctoral degree. He has more than 25 years of experience in the mental health and psychiatric fields. Dr. Abel specializes in the treatment of ADHD, ADD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Insomnia, and Bipolar Disorder in children, teens, adults, and seniors. He works with both clients who have had previous experience in therapy and those who are new to therapy.
Dr. Abel takes the time to understand his clients using a Biopsychosocial Model that is holistic and integrative. He uses a warm, empathetic, team approach when working with clients. He also takes every opportunity to educate his clients regarding conditions, evidence-based treatment options, and the risks vs. benefits of medication at the lowest possible dosages to assist the client to achieve their goals. Dr. Abel makes a concerted effort to frequently check in with clients to discuss how they are feeling to ensure their goals and needs are being met. When meeting with a new client, he spends time listening to their story to gain a better understanding of what their daily routine looks like, what a bad day entails, and what is important to them.
Dr. Abel is in practice to assist his clients to feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. He takes the time to listen and understand clients' treatment concerns. Outside of his practice, he is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at the New York University Student Health Center. His office is conveniently located next to the 28 St. Broadway subway station.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
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
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
Robert Abel is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Sliding scale: A limited number of lower fee sessions may be available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Dr. Abel can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
NYU Student Health Center, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 2008 - Present
NYU, DNP, 2011
NYU, Masters in Psychiatric Nursing (Psych NP), 2008