Heather  Berlin

Heather Berlin

Master of Public Health, MPH Psychologist, PhD
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Waitlist In-person
Updated July 13, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Impulse control issues
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

One of the most important parts of therapy is the connection between therapist and client. I work to build trust, so my clients feel safe and fully seen and heard without judgement. I am driven by the belief that change is always possible. Working with me involves working together at your own pace to overcome obstacles and attain peace and balance in your life. You have the power to change your brain by altering your thoughts and behaviors. I am here to help you navigate that process with compassion and empathy so you can reach your full potential. I look forward to beginning the journey of self-knowledge, self-improvement, and self-empowerment together.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Heather Berlin 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 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $250 - $350

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
Payment options
  • Check
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

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 1pm-10pm
  • Tue 1pm-10pm
  • Wed 1pm-10pm
  • Thu 1pm-10pm
  • Fri 1pm-10pm
  • Sat 1pm-10pm
  • Sun 1pm-10pm

Manhattan practice
925 Park Avenue, Suite # 1B, , New York, New York 10028
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-10pm
  • Tue 12pm-10pm
  • Wed 6:30pm-10pm
  • Thu 12pm-10pm
  • Fri 12pm-10pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 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

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NIMH post-doctoral fellowship, 2008
Harvard University, MPH, 2004
University of Oxford, PhD, 2003


Licensure

New York: 023862


Languages

English