Hassan Minhas MD

Hassan Minhas

Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients


 

Clientele

Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Families
Parents

Hours

Mon: 8:00am-7:00pm
Tue: 9:00am-7:00pm
Wed: 10:00am-7:00pm
Thu: 10:00am-5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am-5:00pm
(offsite hours)
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • ADHD

  • Forensic psychiatry

  • Anxiety

  • Schizophrenia

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Addictions


Professional statement

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.


Specialties

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"

General expertise

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


Insurances

Dr. Minhas is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • 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."



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


Languages

English
Urdu
Hindi
Pubjabi


Professional endorsements

Dr. Minhas exudes a rare blend of intellect and warmth. His ability to decipher complex psychopathology and provide alleviation from suffering is an incredible offering. I have known many patients who have been able to heal after working with Dr. Minhas.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for?
Depression, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Trauma, Bi-polar, and Schizophrenia Disorder
— Lucas Bachmann, MD, Child and Adolescent/Forensic Psychiatrist (2018)