Accepting new clients
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Bipolar Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Forensic psychiatry
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Dr. Hassan Minhas is a Yale and Brown University trained Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Forensic Psychiatrist in Stamford, Connecticut. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, and serves as the Director of Outpatient Autism Services at the Hospital for Special Care. He has expertise is in child and adolescent psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and addictions. In addition to outpatient psychiatric care for children and adults, he is also available for forensic analysis and expert testimony.
Dr. Minhas has advanced training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is experienced in treating all types of childhood onset conditions. Due to a host of factors including genetics, brain formation, and environmental stress, children may suffer from psychiatric symptoms including developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), anxiety, depression, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder), Bipolar Disorder, and Psychotic Disorders including Schizophrenia. Dr. Minhas is experienced in treating and managing all of these illnesses, and encourages families to take early intervention for better prognosis.
Dr. Minhas is also trained as a forensic psychiatrist and offers expert psychiatric opinions to courts and attorneys. These opinions may be required or helpful in a variety of criminal and civil cases. Dr. Minhas is available to act as a consultant on a case, or to perform evaluations, write reports, and be available as an expert witness and testify in state and federal courts.
Dr. Minhas aims to provide holistic care that is informed by both a deep understanding of biology, as well as psychological, cultural, and spiritual factors. His philosophy is to treat the individual as a whole – not just the disease. He offers sessions in English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.
See Dr. Minhas's website here.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Dealing with all psychiatric and psychological issues of childhood and adolescence, including anxiety, depression, hallucinations, ADHD, and drug use
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Autism Spectrum Disorder – Managing symptoms of Autism, Aspergers, and related developmental disorders, including medication management, genetic testing, and advising about other required services
Anxiety disorders – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Schizophrenia – Providing medications and therapy for individuals with hallucinations, delusions, and for people who have had a "break from reality"
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending
Impulse control issues – Including hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Insomnia – Sleep hygiene; sleep issues related to anxiety and life transitions
Dr. Minhas is not in-network with any insurances.
- Initial session: $500 (45-60min)
- Ongoing sessions: $400 (45min), $200 (20min)
Therapist's note: Dr. Minhas can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"My treatment approach is holistic - it is important to take into consideration not only underlying biological factors, but also psychological, social, and spiritual.
With advanced training in psychiatry, a background in genetics research, and sub-specialization in pediatric and forensic psychiatry, I am adept at addressing a wide variety of issues, including serious neuropsychological disorders, and providing effective treatment."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Minhas Psychiatry, Present
Yale School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Present
Hospital for Special Care, Director of Outpatient Autism Services, Present
Yale University, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, 2015 - 2016
Brown University, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2013 - 2015
Brown University, Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2010 - 2013