Dr. Ozkarahan is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who earned her medical degree from New York Medical College as Valedictorian of her class and completed her adult psychiatric residency training at NYU Langone Health/ Bellevue Hospital Center. As a fitness athlete and lifestyle psychiatrist, she holds multiple credentials by the National Academy of Sports Medicine including as a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach. Dr. Ozkarahan is also a PADI-certified Open Water Diver.
Following her residency training, Dr. Ozkarahan completed the Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU School of Medicine where she interviews applicants to the medical school annually. Dr. Ozkarahan is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
She worked for many years 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.
Along with psychotherapy and medication management, her treatments integrate lifestyle-oriented verbal coaching on physical exercise, nutrition, sleep, yoga, and meditation to treat the whole person - body and mind.
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