Anees  Benferhat

Anees Benferhat

Psychiatrist, MD
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Midtown Accepting In-person
Updated May 31, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Identity development
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Peak performance
  • Creativity

Professional statement

Dr. Anees Benferhat, MD is a psychiatrist who takes a healing-oriented approach to working with his clients. You can see him for psychotherapy, medications, or both. If you see him for medications alone, he is happy to collaborate with your therapist. Anees works with all adults 18 and older, and he frequently works with people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma-related issues, creativity/performance challenges, and spiritual & cultural issues.

Anees specializes in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which works to heal past traumatic experiences big and small, with a compassionate approach that helps each client unlock their own innate capacity to grow and heal. Anees is also adept in multiple other forms of psychotherapy, including practical approaches and emotions-based work. There are many paths towards healing and happiness; you and Anees will choose and walk your path together. Wherever you are is the best place to start.

The decision about whether to take medication can be complex. Anees's goal is to empower you with the knowledge you need to make the right choice for yourself. He will help you make sense of your symptoms, what diagnosis you may have, and how a medication could be helpful. He will also explain which medications he recommends and why, and he will talk you through the pros and cons of each option to help you make a decision you can feel confident about. He is also available between sessions to discuss any issues you may have.


Message to clients

I welcome you as you are. You may be seeking to shift a pattern of thinking or behavior, to heal trauma from your past, or to just stop feeling so lousy. We will partner together to understand your strengths, stuck points, and goals, and we will tailor our work to meet your specific needs. I will help you create the life that you want and deserve, one step at a time, at your pace, and without judgment.

Reach out to discuss the possibility of working together. We will have a brief phone call to discuss what you are seeking help for, and whether I am the right person to work with you. I welcome the privilege of working with people of all races, ethnicities, spiritualities, genders, and orientations. There are no boxes here, only people.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in lif

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Peak performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

Creativity - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Anees Benferhat is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $500 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $350 - $500
  • Initial session: $750 (120min)
  • Medication management sessions: $400 (30min)
  • Longer ongoing sessions: $600 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Sliding scale is based on financial need and subject to availability.


Location(s)

Midtown practice
119 West 57th Street, Ste 1100, New York, New York 10019
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wed 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 1:30pm-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wed 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 1:30pm-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wed 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 1:30pm-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, Instructor and Per Diem Psychiatrist, 2020 - Present
St. Vincent's Hospital, per diem Psychiatrist, 2017 - Present
Montefiore Medical Center, University Scholars Fellowship, 2019 - 2020
Montefiore Medical Center, Psychiatry Residency, 2015 - 2019
National Institute of Mental Health, Research Fellow, 2009 - 2011

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD, 2015
University of Chicago, BA, 2009


Languages

English

French

Japanese

Spanish