Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
ADD / ADHD
Dr. Angel Caraballo is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center and served as Medical Director of the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital School Based Mental Health Program. He is also the President for the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Caraballo specializes in adult and child ADHD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, cross-cultural issues, child development, parenting, and school related issues. He has a particular passion for serving LGBTQ youth and persons of color, and offers sessions in English and Spanish.
Dr. Caraballo takes a psychodynamic approach with his clients, drawing from his extensive training in adult psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. For adults with conditions that could improve with medications, he offers the convenience of both therapy and medications. He values working collaboratively with his clients and their families to identify obstacles, find solutions, and take action to achieve goals.
Dr. Caraballo received his MD from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo School of Medicine. He completed his adult psychiatry training at the Stony Brook University Medical Center, and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities. With a strong commitment to his profession, he is actively involved in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychological Association, regularly attending and giving presentations to these organizations.
Medication management – Optimizing use of psychopharmacological medications
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Child development – Includes working with children and their families to identify areas of needs and strengths and ensure appropriate social and behavioral development
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Cultural competency – Understanding clients from their background and identity, instead of the therapist's background. Sees clients who are frustrated by the power/privilege in institutions, challenges in college or in not getting promoted at work, etc.
LGBTQ and sexuality topics – Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Dr. Caraballo is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session: $600 (60min)
Ongoing talk therapy sessions: $450/session (45min)
Ongoing talk therapy sessions with medication management: $400 (30min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Caraballo can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"I believe in working collaboratively with my patients and their families when appropriate to identify and achieve the goals that will allow them to lead fulfilling and productive lives."
Treatment approachesPsychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Columbia University School of Social Worker, Psychopharmacology Professor, 2018 - Present
New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, President, 2016 - Present
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York, Medical Director of School-Based Mental Health Program, 2009 - 2015
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Assistant Attending, 2009 - 2015
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York, Moonlighting Attending Physician of Children's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, 2009 - 2012
Federation Employment & Guidance Service, Psychiatrist, 2008 - 2011
Columbia University, Transference Focused Psychotherapy Program, 2018 - Present
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, 2011 - 2013
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency, 2006 - 2008
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Psychiatry Residency, 2002 - 2008
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) School of Medicine, MD, 2001
Union College, BA in Biology, 1995