Robert J. Abel

Robert J. Abel

Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC

Accepting new clients for evening online therapy appointments (updated May 4, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I am so glad you have taken the time to visit my site. I have a part time on-site and video tele-psychiatry private practice which has been in existence close to four years.
I decided to base my practice on accepting many insurance plans as an in-network provider and keep my ‘private pay’ fees low to attract a client base that found it difficult to connect or afford psychiatric care in the community.
I am very client-focused and remember that making a decision to consider medication therapy often does not come easy. My goal is to insure that you know everything possible about the best medication available to help you maximize your treatment goals.


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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

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.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

NoMad practice

1201 Broadway

Suite 1003

New York, NY 10001

  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

NYU Student Health Center, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 2008 - Present

NYU, DNP, 2011

NYU, Masters in Psychiatric Nursing (Psych NP), 2008


  • English