Seth  Resnick

Seth Resnick

Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for morning, evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Midtown East practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Medication management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Substance use
  • Depression
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Resnick is board-certified and maintains clinical practice and expertise in General Psychiatry as well as Pain Medicine and Palliative Medicine, and in Addiction Medicine, the only physician in the country with this combined specialization. He has pursued scientific investigation, written journal articles, and contributed to texts in these fields. Dr. Resnick attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he received a Distinction in Research and participated in the Humanities and Medicine Program. He was selected to this early in his undergraduate education at best nationally-ranked Williams College where he graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English. He underwent training at New York University School of Medicine, also working at Bellevue Hospital Center, as well as at the New York Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, as part of his residency in Psychiatry there. He pursued a fellowship in Pain and Palliative Care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where he is one of the few psychiatrists to have completed the program in its history.

Dr. Resnick is currently working to serve as Chair of Psychiatry to establish and implement the behavioral health program for one of the largest ambulatory care multisite medical practices in the New York metro area with 40+ locations serving Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Prior to this, he has served as the Chief of General Medical Psychiatric Services at Lenox Hill Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Hofstra University School of Medicine. He was previously Service Chief of the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, where he served patients with a condition that is complex and multifactorial, requiring the interdisciplinary approach provided at this unique and innovative program, addressing a major issue in contemporary medicine in an area of high clinical need with no other such intensive comprehensive treatment available in the region. Prior to that, Dr. Resnick served as Director of Supportive Services at Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, staffing the Departments of Psychiatry as an Attending Physician at both St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center where he was jointly appointed and maintained an affiliation in the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care as he continued to pursue clinical study in this area. His unique background, including specialty training in an oncology setting, served his vision to provide interdisciplinary care in supporting individuals with cancer through all stages of their disease in managing and coping with associated physical symptoms, psychosocial issues, and spiritual distress.

Dr. Resnick has an interest in brain stimulation therapies, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Direct Current Stimulation, as well as Electroconvulsive Therapy, for Mood Disorders and other psychiatric conditions as well as various pain syndromes, and is affiliated with the Institute for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of New York within the Beth Israel Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, contributing to research conducted there. He has also formulated a study on the Psychological Aspects of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, also speculating about contrasting effects of facial deformity and reconstructive surgery in patients with breast and head & neck cancer.

Dr. Resnick has experience training in other modalities of psychotherapy including intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy. He is also a proponent of adjuvant approaches to achieving health and wellness, including acupuncture and other mind-body therapies.


Message to clients

The core of my practice is focused on establishing a relationship with patients, where they feel safe and comfortable to discuss whatever issues they're having. Alternatively, I offer a refined input with careful consideration of using medication management. Medications may be helpful, and at times necessary, to provide better stabilization and help turn down the noise and get 'unstuck.' I understand that the decision to use medications to address emotional and psychological issues is a serious one, and I don't take it lightly so I will help support you in making that choice.


Specialties

Medication management - Optimizing medication use to treat psychiatric conditions

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

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


General expertise


Insurance

Seth Resnick is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $350 (20-45min)
  • Initial session: $500 (90min)
  • Pain medicine, palliative medicine, and addiction psychiatry & psychotherapy: $600 (90min initial session)
  • Pain medicine, palliative medicine, and addiction psychiatry & psychotherapy: $400 (20-45min ongoing sessions)

Therapist's note

The initial session for pain medicine, palliative medicine, and addiction psychiatry & psychotherapy is $600 (90min initial session).

Dr. Resnick can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

Midtown East practice

136 East 57th Street

Suite 1201

New York, NY 10022

Hours
  • Mon 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Fri 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Sat Varies
  • Sun Varies

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - Present

Lenox Hill Hospital, Chief of General Medical Psychiatry, 2016 - 2017

Silver Hill Hospital, Service Chief of Chronic Pain and Recovery Center, 2012 - 2016

Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Director of Supportive Services, 2010 - 2012

Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Center, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2012

Neuroscience Education Institute, Psychopharmacology Fellowship, 2009

NY Society for Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Training Program, Hypnotherapy, 2009

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Pain and Palliative Care Fellow, 2009 - 2010

New York University School of Medicine, Psychiatry Resident, 2005 - 2009

Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, MD, 2005

Williams College, BA, 1999


Languages

  • English