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Sharon Batista

Psychiatrist, MD
New JerseyCaliforniaFloridaNew York
Anxiety-Depression-Stress management-Life transitions-Perfectionism-Caregiver stress-

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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 NY, NJ, CA, FL, IL, OH, PA,& VA).

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!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

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

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certification in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, 2012
American Board of Addiction Medicine, Board Certification in Addiction Medicine, 2012
New York University, Fellowship, Psychosomatic Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, 2011
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certification in 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


New York: 247842




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


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

Locations & Hours


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

Get reimbursed for sessions with Sharon Batista

Many health insurance plans reimburse 50-80% of session fees with out-of-network therapists. Learn if your health insurance plan qualifies.

  • Individual sessions:$575 (45min)
  • Initial session:$650 (45min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions:$400
  • Medication management sessions:$400 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

The above fees are private pay fees. Dr. Batista is out of network with all insurance plans. If you have an insurance with out of network benefits, you may be able to use those benefits to make treatment more financially accessible. 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.