AboutEileen Wachter, MD

Under the direction of Eileen Wachter, MD, patients receive professional care with compassion and understanding. Patients will benefit from the use of specific diagnostic tools and the more current standards of care. While people can feel intimidated by asking for help, avoiding any form of treatment for a mental health issue will only make things worse.

Contrary to the stereotype, many patients continue their regular life while receiving professional mental health care. Along with that, many treatment methods do not rely solely on medication to help the patient. I will use a comprehensive evaluation and specific types of therapy with medication, if necessary. Begin the path to healing by calling and scheduling a consultation today.

Dr. Wachter

I am an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders and adult attention deficit disorder. In addition to having expertise in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, I am an experienced couples therapist and group therapist.

I graduated from The City College of New York, with a bachelor of science, summa cum laude, and from the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University with a Doctor of Medicine degree. I completed an internship in internal medicine, a residency in adult psychiatry, during which I served as a chief resident, and I completed a fellowship in psychotherapy, all at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Given a desire to further my education, I completed my training with a certificate in psychoanalysis from the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. I had been on the faculty at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University's Psychoanalytic Center for the last twenty years, and have taught numerous medical students and psychiatric residents. I have been honored to be a past recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award for two consecutive years from the psychiatry residents at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell campus.

In addition, I have served as a member of the board of directors of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, and as chair of the Candidates' Organization at Columbia University's Psychoanalytic Center. Lastly, I have served as a member on various hospital and professional organizations' committees.

Treatment Approach

I have great respect for my patients. To sit across from someone when they feel most vulnerable and to have them share their innermost thoughts and feelings with me, is an honor and a responsibility I take very seriously.

I strive to provide my patients with compassion and thoughtful state-of-the-art care. My treatment recommendations are made after a comprehensive evaluation and in conjunction with my patients, based on the most current standards of care. I utilize various psychotherapeutic modalities based on what would be most productive for the issue at hand, and if indicated, nutritional supplements or medication. In addition, I strive to stay up-to-date in utilizing new diagnostic tools, such as genetic testing, and learning and implementing new evidence-based treatments when indicated.

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