DR. DATTA MD PSYCHIATRY PLLC

General & Addiction Psychiatry + Psychotherapy

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WELCOME

I am a General and Addiction Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist on East 44th street and 5th avenue in Midtown New York City near Grand Central Station. I provide medication management, but I also practice talk therapy and holistic modalities such as customized meditation, visualization exercises and complementary medicines. I practice a variety of psychotherapies such as psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing and family and couples therapy. I provide specialty injectable medications such as vivitrol and sublocade for addiction patients. I am a suboxone provider as well. I am also the medical director of addiction services at St. Josephs Hospital.

Here you receive a well-rounded understanding of your issues. You can also review the treatment you have received for a second opinion in the past to see if you were mis-diagnosed or mis-prescribed. Addiction treatment, Family and Couples therapy are included when it applies to your specific treatment plan. 

Our initial session (75-90 minutes) allows us the time to talk about what's happening now as well as certain issues in the past. We tie in issues at work, relationships and with family and its impact on your life. The full follow up (45-50 min session) allows for a deep conversation where we dive into medication management, psychotherapy and meditation practices. The half session is 30 minutes. I have appointments over video chat as well which are confidential and hipaa encrypted.

I speak with all potential patients over the phone before confirming the session. A phone conversation is required before appointment confirmation. When calling 877-376-4560 (new patient line) my assistant will ask some basic questions so I can better assist you. This is is an hipaa encrypted confidential phone call. I am happy to answer your questions regardless of whether you follow up with me. Spanish and Bengali speakers are welcome.

Looking forward to hear from you, 

Arnab Datta MD


What is Treated

You don’t have to be mentally ill to see a psychiatrist or psychotherapist. I provide objective feedback. I see things from your perspective and can help you make a decision based on what is most important to you. I counsel people and help them see the difference between their adaptive vs. maladaptive behaviors so they can resolve their issues, become their own therapist and move on with their lives. This can range from dealing with basic lifestyle issues that impact health and happiness, to treating deeper trauma, loss and other deep-rooted psychological issues. We will identify the source of your issues and use proven strategies to overcome them in efficient ways. I treat a variety of issues such as the following:

Mood & Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Body Image Issues and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. ADHD and Learning Issues. PTSD, Trauma,Loss & Grieving, Anger Management and Coping Skills. Relationship Issues, Cultural & Ethnic Issues and Spiritual & Religious Issues. Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Delusions, Paranoia and Psychosomatic Disorders.

Overview of Addiction Treatment

Suboxone and its variations are prescribed to treat opiate use disorder and for relapse prevention. Sublocade injection is provided in office, the monthly subcutaneous suboxone injection, which Dr. Datta provides in office. Vivitrol injection is provided in office, it is a monthly anti-craving injection which helps in addiction recovery. Outpatient detox regimens are tailor made to a patient's exact specification (see below). Patients have been detoxed from alcohol, xanax, opiates, cannabis, cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. Patients are entitled to a second opinion to refine your existing controlled substance medication regimens. Students as well as adults are evaluated and treated for ADHD.  Psychological testing covers 16 cognitive categories of thinking in comprehensive evaluation of ADHD.  Genetic testing is done to find the right regimen with precision. This is helpful for patients who have been on a myriad of medications in the past. Find out which medications precisely work for you. Behavioral addictions are treated as well. This is not an aside, it is a  top priority as well. Behavioral addictions such as gambling addiction, video game addiction, pornography addiction and sex addiction are treated as well. I have a harm reduction approach, not a zero tolerance one. The Sinclair Method is used; Nalrexone + Psychotherapy. I believe that 12 step programs and Smart Recovery programs are helpful. Please click Addiction Treatments above for more details.

Overview of Psychotherapy

Motivational Interviewing Therapy - this type of talk therapy is used in substance abuse & addictions. It can be applied to both behavioral and drug addiction. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy -  this type of therapy is about making one aware of their unconscious thoughts. Carl Jung referred to this as the "shadow" mind. Once one becomes aware of the underlying motivations, one can begin to change their maladaptive and self-sabotaging patterns. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT is a step-by-step approach to overcoming obstacles and accomplishing goals. Family and Couples therapy can be a great way to really get to know your partner or loved one.  Contrasting communication styles are blended and conflicts within family systems are addressed. I use a variety of techniques in this type of therapy from the Ackerman Institute and the Gottman Institute. Starting a Relationship and Dating – If you’re having problems with relationships, we can discuss what's getting in your way and how you can improve your chances of finding the right person. Life Coaching and Counseling - seeing a psychiatrist or psychotherapist doesn’t mean that you’re mentally ill. It can help one understand what is happening in their blind spot and learn how they may be sabotaging themselves. Mindfulness and Meditation: the combination of talk therapy and meditation and visualization exercises may be the key in letting go what one has been holding on to for years. Please click Psychotherapy above for more details.

Looking forward to hear from you, 

Arnab Datta MD

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Types of Services Offered

I treat a variety of conditions through different methods. You can learn more here.

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