Sharon  Batista

Sharon Batista

Psychiatrist, MD
California, New York Accepting Online
Upper East Side Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Caregiver stress

Professional statement

Dr. Sharon Batista is a Psychiatrist whose practice is located in Manhattan's Upper East Side neighborhood, and open to clients across the state of New York via teletherapy (also accepting patients for teletherapy in California, Florida, and Ohio).

She specializes in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and stress. Dr. Batista also welcomes individuals who are overcoming eating disorders and OCD, and additionally, is board-certified in treatment for addiction.

Dr. Batista values the therapeutic relationship and prioritizes remaining up-to-date in the best, most suitable practices for evidence-based treatments such as psychopharmacology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

While Dr. Batista is licensed to prescribe medications, she understands that every client has individual needs and preferences. She is able to provide both medication management and talk therapy, and she is also open to helping clients explore their alternative treatment options. Additionally, Dr. Batista offers psychiatric consultation for new clients.


Message to clients

I believe in a personalized approach to each person’s concerns. If you are grappling with a medical illness, a difficult life transition, or a particular disorder that's interfering with your daily life, please don't hesitate to reach out. I strive to provide the best, evidence-based, modern treatment to suit your needs, and will work with you to get you to a point where you feel stronger and more empowered.

In addition to sessions in the office, your treatment will include access by phone and email (and at times video conferencing or text messaging, when necessary) to touch base regularly and keep you on track with your plan and treatment. In contrast to traditional practices, I very much encourage communication when outside the office.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

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; coping with hopelessness; improving motivation and energy; reducing sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest or pleasure in life; improving self esteem

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Caregiver stress - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sharon Batista 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: $400 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $250 - $400
  • Initial session: $400 (45min)
  • Medication management: $300 (30min)

Therapist's note

The above fees are private pay fees.  If you have an insurance with out of network benefits, Dr. Batista may be able to bill your insurance directly and charge you the out of pocket fee based on your plan instead of billing you directly for the full cost of your care.


Location(s)

Upper East Side practice
214 East 70th Street, Unit B2, New York, NY 10021
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Tue 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Wed 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Thu 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Fri 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Tue 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Wed 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Thu 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Fri 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Tue 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Wed 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Thu 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Fri 6:00am-5:00pm; evening hours TBD
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Balanced Psychiatry of New York, Founder, Medical Director, and Psychiatrist, 2010 - Present
Inpathy, 2020 - Present
Research Foundation – CUNY, Supervising Psychiatrist, Mental Health Service Corps, 2016 - 2017
St. Johns University, Professor, Adjunct, Department of Psychology, 2015 - 2016
MindCare Solutions, PC, Nashville, TN, Telehealth Psychiatrist, 2015 - 2016
Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Associate Director for Recruitment and Retention, 2011 - 2015
Center for Comprehensive Health Practice, Medical Director, Substance Use Programs, Opioid Treatment Programs, 2011 - 2014

New York University, Fellowship, Psychosomatic Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, 2011
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, Psychiatry Residency, 2010
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, MD, 2006
Harvard University, A. B., Anthropology, cum laude, 2002
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Certificate
American Board of Addiction Medicine, Addiction Medicine Certificate
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry Certificate


Languages

English