I am a board-certified adult psychiatrist with a private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I specialize in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. I treat both psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder) and psychological disorders (general unhappiness in life, problems with romance or work, identity issues). These issues often overlap which is why I sometimes prescribe a combination of medication and psychotherapy, in which we work together to understand and explore the difficulties.

Meeting with and deciding to work with a psychiatrist is a very personal decision. Above all else, I believe that there should be a good fit between you and your psychiatrist.


I enjoy working with patients who have a wide-range of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and schizophrenia.

I also specialize in psychological disorders including: chronic dissatisfaction in life, unsuccessful or difficulty in romantic or other close relationships, family problems, issues with identity, etc. These kinds of problems can most often be helped with long-term, exploratory psychotherapy.

Ariela Berman, MD
Ariela Berman, MD


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Schizophrenia
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • LGBT issues
  • ADHD
  • Substance abuse