PSYCHIATRIST FOR ADULTS AGES 20s THROUGH 40s
Dr. Ozkarahan is uniquely qualified as a physician and Board-Certified Psychiatrist with multiple fitness and nutrition credentials by the National Academy of Sports Medicine including as a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach.
Dr. Ozkarahan has 18 years of experience working with psychiatric patients. In her virtual psychiatry practice, she treats young adults in the 20s through 40s age range who live in New York State and who are struggling with the following conditions:
Holistic and action-oriented treatment
She offers online psychotherapy, medications when needed, and lifestyle psychiatry treatments through a holistic and action-oriented model to care.
With a warm, practical, and conversational approach to psychotherapy for every patient, she prescribes medication gently and only when necessary.
Dr. Ozkarahan's extensive training by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, regarded as the most respected leader in fitness certification, enables her to incorporate lifestyle-oriented verbal coaching on physical exercise, nutrition, yoga, meditation, and sleep optimization to focus on the whole person – body and mind.
As a fitness athlete and lifestyle psychiatrist, she aims to help her patients solve problems, find solutions, and tend to all aspects of their health.
Medical training & Credentials
Dr. Ozkarahan earned her medical degree (M.D.) from New York Medical College as Valedictorian of her class and completed her adult psychiatry residency training at NYU Langone Health / Bellevue Hospital Center.
Following her residency, Dr. Ozkarahan completed advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
For several years, she worked as a psychiatrist on the Student Mental Health Service of Columbia University Medical Center where she treated graduate & professional students in the health sciences who were struggling with the emotional demands of higher education.
Dr. Ozkarahan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine where she interviews applicants to the medical school annually. She is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ozkarahan worked exclusively in-person in the Flatiron / Gramercy Park areas of Manhattan. While she plans to offer a combination of in-person and virtual sessions in the future, her practice is currently 100% online.