Thomas  Sedlock

Thomas Sedlock

Psychiatrist, MD

Not accepting new clients in Upper West Side practice (updated November 18, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Dr. Thomas Sedlock is a board-certified adult psychiatrist on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who specializes in medication management and psychotherapy. The majority of his clients are in their late 20s, 30s, and early 40s, but he sees adults across the lifespan. Dr. Sedlock also helps clients who may be experiencing a recurrence in their depression or anxiety triggered by moving to NYC or navigating a major life transition.

Dr. Sedlock spends time getting to know his clients and explaining how he works before developing an individualized treatment plan and medication suggestions. Some of his clients see him for both psychotherapy and medication management while others see another therapist.

During psychotherapy sessions, Dr. Sedlock helps his clients take a step back to identify where their emotions are coming from and what is triggering them. He also asks them to pay more attention to their emotions between sessions to better understand when they occur. Dr. Sedlock has a deep understanding of how to utilize medication to help individuals better manage their emotions, so they can start to dig deep and explore why their symptoms are occurring. Dr. Sedlock’s treatment approach is grounded in Psychodynamic Therapy, but he also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other behavioral techniques when appropriate.

Dr. Sedlock is dedicated to not just helping his clients manage their symptoms but also helping them better understand who they are and what triggers their emotions. He looks forward to meeting you at his office near the 86th. Street subway station.

Message to clients

Whatever distressing symptoms you may be experiencing: anxiety, depression, or obsessive worrying, these distressing feelings are your mind's way of telling you that you are not consciously aware of an important issue or problem that you need to solve. In order to do that you first need to find a way to diminish the intensity of the distressing feelings, either with medication or psychological methods. Once you are calm enough to think, then the process of learning how to access what you need to know in order to solve the important issue can begin.


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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Couples sessions: $300 (60min)


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

255 West 88th Street

Suite 8D

New York, NY 10024

  • Mon 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychiatrist, 1980 - Present

William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute, Faculty and Supervisor of Psychotherapy, 1990 - Present

Lenox Hill Hospital, Attending Psychiatrist, 1980 - 2012

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Instructor, Clinical Psychiatry, 1976 - 1980

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Instructor, Clinical Psychiatry, 1975 - 1976

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Psychiatry Resident, 1971 - 1974

University of Minnesota, MD, 1963 - 1967


  • English