Dr. Heather Berlin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neuroscientist in private practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She welcomes people of all ages who are seeking to create change in their lives. Dr. Berlin specializes in the treatment of anxiety and impulsive and compulsive disorders, like obsessive-compulsive disorder. She also sees clients who are struggling with low self-esteem, emotional and relationship issues, and life-transitions. With a background in the arts, she is particularly sensitive to the creative process, and welcomes a range of creative professionals, freelancers, and executives to her practice.
Dr. Berlin takes a holistic approach to therapy, focused on maximizing your mental health and well-being. She incorporates mindfulness and humanistic approaches with cognitive behavioral therapy, including exposure-response prevention. She helps clients better understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can make targeted change. By combining evidence-based therapy with her deep understanding of the brain and its mechanism, she gives clients a unique, comprehensive perspective.
In the first few sessions she will get to know you and your goals. Then together you will map out a personalized treatment plan. As you explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, Dr. Berlin will also help you discover some of the unconscious drives that influence you behind-the-scenes. This will allow you to understand yourself better and achieve your goals more effectively.
Dr. Berlin is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she has conducted clinical research for almost two decades. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, and Master of Public Health from Harvard University. She completed a NIMH post-doctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai and trained in clinical neuropsychology at Weill Cornell Medicine in the Department of Neurological Surgery.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Impulse control issues - Building self-control and emotion regulation skills; managing and reducing problematic or dangerous behaviors, such as stealing or fire setting
Compulsive behavior - Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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
Heather Berlin is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 20 years
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 2021 - Present
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry , 2015 - 2021
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 2008 - 2015
Weill Cornell Medicine, Neuropsychology fellowship, 2018
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NIMH post-doctoral fellowship, 2008
Harvard University, MPH, 2004
University of Oxford, PhD, 2003
New York: 023862